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Special DIY Mother’s Day crafts and cards to really make someone’s day

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, it’s time to focus on the little handmade touches that make the day so special and heartfelt. Along with breakfast in bed ideas, we’ve got a bunch of ideas for very special handmade cards and little banners that the kids can help make for their favorite mama on her very special day. –Christina (at top) Mother’s Day Garland from Design Mom Momma Bird Card from mmmcrafts Handprint Card from the Craft Nest Pop-Up Card from Uschi & Kay Hand-Embroidered Cards from flax & twine Fresh Flower Banner from DIY Studio Cake Banner from Sugar Tot...

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Baby is here -STOP- telegrams are back in style -STOP-

I love a beautiful birth announcement as much as the next person, but they are starting to seem redundant these days. Now nothing’s faster than a quick tweet or Facebook post letting everyone you’ve ever known since you were 4 that the baby arrived….like, two minutes ago. And that’s exactly why I like the classic old-school idea of sending out a telegram instead.   Telegram Stop lets friends and family know the newest family member has arrived, with cool retro style and no-rush charm. (After all, that baby took her grand old time getting here too, right?) It’s not just for...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Follow us for great picks like this daily. 1. The most refreshing white wine cocktail recipes. We’re ready! 2. An awesome rainy day (or sunny day) spring craft project with the kids. 3. Are we allowed to marry a shoe? 4. Super cool look for cool kids, and not expensive. 5. The Mother’s Day card we can’t stop laughing at. Plus, are you following our guest pinner board on Martha Stewart Living? Join us, it’s fun there!...

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Peace.

Today, we celebrate these 6 artists who find inspiration from peace. Thank you. Peace on Earth card box set, Rifle Paper Co Dove ornaments, Cookie Dough Creations   Mod Dove Brooch, Anthaus   Dove pillow, Joom   Dove illustration art print, Orange Optimist   Peace, Love, Bird wall decals, Great Walls of...

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15 funny Mother’s Day Cards for mamas with sass

Last year we tracked down 10 of the funniest Mother’s Day cards, because you know what? Not all of us have mothers (or are mothers) who want sappy prefab poems served up with breakfast in bed. Some of us are happy to know we’re raising a kid with a sense of humor. I had the best time tracking down even more of the funniest Mother’s Day cards. Apologies in advance to some of you. Related: 19 funny Mother’s Day cards for moms not worried about peeing when they laugh. Above: The Lady Parts Mother’s Day Card. Some of us might be...

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From Brooklyn, with love

I am an advocate for shopping online. As a mom, I rarely have time to visit the mall or shop at my favorite local stores. So it’s always a treat for me to come across new sites with an effortless style that’s as fun to browse as it is to actually shop. Brooklyn Makers is one of those sites. Brooklyn Makers offers a beautifully curated selection of clothes for boys and girls, creative and educational toys (like these cute ABC peg dolls, seen above), sweet hats and hair accessories. You will also find cool stuff for grownups. And if...

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This past Valentine’s Day, love was spread!

We had the best time this week in New York, spreading a little love at our Valentine-making party in collaboration with our partner the U.S. Postal Service. In keeping with the theme, turns out either sleet nor snow nor Snowpocalypse Nemo could keep all these intrepid families from coming out on a wintry Saturday, eating some treats, getting creative with glitter glue and sparkles, and addressing all their gorgeous creations so we could send them out to their loved ones with the Sealed with Love stamp. Don’t miss a great giveaway for 5 readers below! Enjoy some of our...

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DIY Valentine’s Day craft video: Embroidered heart handmade card

Last up in our DIY Valentine’s Day craft video series, here’s an embroidered heart handmade card that your kids can easily sew and send, created by Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte and brought to you by the U.S. Postal Service and its new limited-edition Sealed with Love stamp. If you’re like us and get a little nervous when you see the word “sew,” you won’t believe how easy this card is to make and how truly wonderful it looks. You’ll just need a few craft supplies plus the free, printable heart card or XOXO card. For more Valentine’s Day...

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DIY Valentine’s Day craft video: Secret code Braille handmade card

We love Valentine’s Day cards you can make yourself, and up next in our DIY Valentine’s Day craft video series that’s brought to you by the U.S. Postal Service and its new limited-edition Sealed with Love stamp, here’s a DIY secret code braille card that your kids will love making and sending to their friends and family created by the amazing Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte. All you’ll need is a few simple supplies that you’ve probably got in your craft drawer, plus this free, printable Braille alphabet download. For more Valentine’s Day gift ideas you can make yourself, check out our...

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DIY Valentine’s Day craft video: Keepsake handmade handprint card

When it comes to Valentine’s Day cards, we think the best ones are those handmade by our kids. So how exciting that we teamed up with Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte (love her!) in a DIY Valentine’s Day craft video series brought to you by the U.S. Postal Service and its new limited-edition Sealed with Love stamp. Sweet! Up first, here’s a DIY keepsake handmade handprint Valentine’s Day card you can make in just a couple of minutes with your little one. And even better, we bet you’ve got everything you need right in your arts and crafts cabinet at...

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15 of the best free printable Valentine’s cards for the classroom (no cheesy ones, promise)

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, many of us will be getting our kids ready for the Annual Valentine’s Day Card Exchange, held in classrooms all over the country.  Get ready with this carefully curated list of attractive printable classroom cards. With just a color printer and some paper–and a few minutes of cutting time–voila! Your kids can all have beautifully designed, modern cards for their classmates. And they are all free! Isn’t it sweet that so many artists spread the love freely this time of year? -Christina and Liz   Book lovers will adore Positively Splendid’s Free Printable Valentine...

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Hunger Games Valentines: May the odds be ever in our favor

If you like your Valentine cards less frilly pink and more, uh, dark, then would you perhaps consider these Hunger Games Valentines? French graphic designer Yenniper has created these Hunger Games Valentines as free printables, which means even District 12 could afford them. I’d say the Effie Trinket card is my favorite, though several of them are quite clever. Even if the President Snow card gives me the creeps: Will you accept this rose? Still, there are so many more to be done! How about for the next round: Remember, we’re madly in love, so it’s all right to...

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8 Valentine’s cards for boys (and girls!) that aren’t too sickly sweet

For those boys–and girls–who prefer bugs and dinosaurs to pink doily hearts, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Valentine’s cards for the kids to hand out to their classrooms. After all, I tell my kids that love comes in all forms; why should their Valentine’s cards be only sweetness and light and pastel? –Christina Tossing a bug into their classmate’s Valentine’s box is totally okay if it’s on Dandee Designs’ Love Bug Valentine card. Grab the free template and print on brown kraft paper or regular white cardstock and then affix a plastic bug inside the jar. A...

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Valentines Day Gift Ideas: Gifts for Her/ Gifts for Him

Second in our series of Valentine’s Day gift ideas: ideas for gifts for him or for her. Whether it’s for your sweetheart, your fiance, your longtime spouse, an awesome niece, or even just a special friend who needs a little love. This gift series is brought to you by The U.S. Postal Service’s new limited-edition Sealed With Love Stamp–because what’s Valentine’s Day without Valentine’s cards in the mail? Especially one with a stamp that’s worthy of the love with which it was sent. We’re excited to make so many gift recommendations for so many women and men in every...

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: Cute gifts for cute kids

We’re excited to present our first gift guide series of Valentine’s Day gift ideas, with lots of goodies for all the loves of your life, starting with gift ideas for kids. It’s brought to you by The U.S. Postal Service’s new limited-edition Sealed With Love Stamp–because what’s Valentine’s Day without Valentine’s cards in the mail? Especially one sealed with a beautiful stamp that makes it a treat before you even open it.  (Seriously, we’re in love with this stamp!) Whether for your own kiddo, grandchild, a favorite niece, nephew or godchild, here are more than two dozen ideas for children...

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Death Star for Cutie: A very Star Wars Valentine card

When you combine gorgeous letterpress with Star Wars and Deathcab for Cutie, you get a lovely Valentine’s Day card for your favorite chic geek. This Darth Vader Letterpress Valentine Card from Dingbat Press on Etsy combines three of our favorite things: Star Wars, good music, and beautiful design. The paper is delicious, the letterpress printing offers two beautiful colors, and the sentiment on the outside is the sweetest–the words are from one of Deathcab’s most poignant songs (okay, I get choked up just thinking about it). I recommend writing “I have PLANS to rule the universe by your side,”...

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Hilarious new baby cards, because heaven knows new parents need to laugh

When I laugh out loud reading a new baby card, that’s saying something–especially on the floor of the NY International Gift Show where there’s oh, 600 million or so greeting cards. But hey, I should expect no less from CMP fave design studio 9 Spot Monk. Typeset perfectly in the most understated, gentle, letterpress font, these hilarious new baby cards are such a refreshing break from the same old “welcome baby!” They’re sold individually, but personally I’d stock up on about ten, ready for each new baby that comes into our lives in the coming months. Or should I...

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9 DIY Valentine card kits for crafty kids

Last week, we shared an adorable DIY Valentine Card Kit and–wow!–so many of you wanted to grab a set, the artist had to temporarily shutter the shop while she made more. Happily, there are now a few more kits back in stock, but we also decided to find some more awesome Valentine’s card kits that are high on fun, but low on mess and effort. No need to send us a love note in thanks. –Christina This Robot Valentine’s Card Kit from Etsy’s NickWillJack is such a nice break from all the frill and foo-foo out there. Designed by...

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DIY Valentine card kits for the semi-to-not-very crafty

I’m never going to be the mom who looks at the DIY Valentine’s craft project for kids on Pinterest–the one that requires a Cricut and a hot glue gun and six trips to the craft store–and says aha! That’s the one for us! But still, I’d like my kids to put a little bit of effort into their own Valentine’s cards for the class besides just handing out the store-bought ones. So I think I’ve found the perfect compromise in this cool Valentine’s kit on Etsy. The DIY Valentine Card Kit from Miki of Fresh Lemon Blossoms (love that name!) is...

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Cool thank you cards from kids (that they’ll actually want to write)

One of my resolutions this year is to be a little more diligent about getting kids to write thank-you cards. So the first thing I did was order some that they got to pick out themselves. They were so thrilled to see them arrive that they jumped at the chance to start scribbling sweet notes of thanks. Here are the cards my girls picked out, along with some others that might strike a chord with your own kids; boys or girls, little ones to teens. The thing that matters most of course is that they love their thank-you notes....

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