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No Excuses: Hallmark Offers Postage-Paid Mother's Day Cards

No stamp? No problem! Credit: Getty Images Mother's Day is right around the corner -- have you bought a card yet? Because, no, an e-card just won't cut it on this day of honoring Mom. And, yes, a phone call should be included --...No stamp is a sorry excuse for not sending a Mother's Day card.

Kids' Craft: Valentine's Day Cards

From starchy veggies to messages of love, turn potatoes into personalized Valentine's Day cards. Credit: Gina Provenzano Let kids of any age craft their own Valentine's Day greetings for classmates and friends...

Cards, Game of Life Enter Toy Hall of Fame

The Game of Life has entered the Toy Hall of Fame. Credit: Amazon
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Deal me in! Playing cards are the latest iconic diversion - in some circles, a pack of trouble - to land in the National Toy Hall of Fame. They were...
Playing cards and The Game of Life are the latest iconic games to land in the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Greeting Cards for Real (Funny) People

When you care enough to say what's really on your mind. Credit: uncooked
It seems like, no matter how hard we try, we can never find the perfect card for those important occasions. And, in our view, nothing says cornball better than your...

Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Crafts

I'll admit it: Cabin Fever is not a Craft Queen. But every year our dining room table turns into a factory for mass Valentine production. The children bring home class lists, we clear crafting space and then set about making a Valentine for everyone...

Travelling with Children? What to Pack in the Activity Bag

A couple of years ago, my husband and I flew with three children, ages 5, 4, and 14 months, to Nicaragua, one of the least-developed countries in the Americas. It is also stunningly beautiful, wild and friendly, its varied geography pock-marked by...

What Do You Do With Holiday Cards?

There's nothing I love more than getting holiday cards--they're like getting a surprise in the mail nearly every day of the two weeks preceding Christmas. I decorate my bookshelves with them and, frankly, use them to update my master mailing list...

Photo Cards or Traditional Cards?

One of the most fun things I used to do every holiday season was head to Barnes and Noble (or wherever) and pick out holiday cards to send to friends and family. More often than not we choose "Holiday Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas" since...

DailyDish - Use trivia to keep kids busy while you run errands

Keep trivia cards handy to challenge older kids when they're stuck doing adult errands with you....

What I really want for Mother's Day

Moms are great. Dads are too, for sure, but this week, and this month, we're talking mamas. And you know what? Mamas work hard. I knew when I first got pregnant that being a mom would change my life, be unlike anything I'd ever done, and be very,...

Trash or treasure?

Stuff. Old stuff. Some people have a lot of it. Some have little. Some, like me, have no space in which to keep it, which keeps the limit down. We all, though, however small or large our dwellings, seem to have room in our lives for stuff that...

What do you do on Valentine's Day?

According to a survey conducted by Yahoo!, people spend nearly $200 on Valentine's Day gifts. That's $200 that could be spent on new tires for the minivan or a digital camera or even savings for college. Rachel and I have been together for nearly...

School says no to mother's day cards

I'm not sure whether this is a case of being extremely considerate or simply too PC. Helen Starkey, headteacher of Johnstown Primary School in Carmarthen, West Wales, has ended the practice of making mother's day cards so as to avoid upsetting those...

"Thank you" cards for kids and teens

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in the world that still writes "thank you" notes. Call me old-fashioned, but I feel that it is important to send someone a "thank you," especially if you did not open the gift in front of them. With the...

Behold, a new concept for the family photo Christmas card

By browsing around the parenting blogsphere, you've no doubt encountered a post or two from parents desperately trying to corral their kids into a reasonable-looking holiday photo. In years past, these photos would turn out totally lame -- everyone...

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