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It’s Not Easy Being a Dad, Show Him You Appreciate Him #spon #WorldsToughestJob

I partnered with Cardstore from American Greetings and The Motherhood for the #WorldsToughestJob, Dad Casting Father’s Day promotion and was compensated for my involvement. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement.

My son has been blessed with great male role models in his life. From uncles to grandparents to the most amazing dad, I feel good knowing he is surrounded by so much goodness… so much love.

Men who give fatherhood a good name. Men who teach my son by example.

My husband is the most hands-on dad I know. He spends a great deal of time every day with our son. They have “guy” time almost every day. And my son LOVES it! If I weren’t such a confident woman, I’d be jealous of their relationship.

Confession — I do sometimes feel a wee bit jealous of their relationship.

Don’t get me wrong, I am far more proud of their relationship. It’s a thing of beauty and it feels my heart with joy to see the bond they share.

I can remember how nervous my husband was at becoming a father. How he worried he wouldn’t know what to do… how to do it, when to do it.

Although it isn’t an easy job (as we moms know) being a good dad, he stepped up and does it like a pro.

Our children don’t come with manuals or scripts to tell us what to say, unfortunately.

The CardStore knows that fatherhood is ‘unscripted’. Check out this video:


My son wanted me to help him make a card for my husband from the CardStore for Father’s Day, and we had fun picking out and personalizing the card.

It’s so easy to make a personalized card, even a child could do it. At least until you get to the checkout part. Here, let me show you:

First go to cardstore.com and if you’ve bought from them before, sign in like I did. My son and I knew we wanted a photo card and clicked on “Shop Father’s Day Photo Cards” of which there were 159 cards to choose from. Browse through them and select the card you want by clicking on “make your card”. My son chose the Dad My Hero card. Because, well, his Dad is his hero.

You will see the front of the card that you chose and prompted to personalize it by adding your own photo.

You can add a photo from your PC, Facebook, dropbox, Instagram, or flickr (plus more).

I already had a couple photos added from previous cards I’ve made, but my son liked one of him and his dad from a hiking trip in the Smoky Mountains. I just clicked on the photo I wanted for the card…

… and like magic, it was there.

I adjusted and zoomed in so it fit the card better. You will also have the option to make your photo/card black and white. Since the particular photo we chose was in sepia, we kept it that way.

After we were happy with the front, we clicked on “inside” and began to personalize what my son wanted the card to say. You can change the font style, size, and color.

You have the option to personalize it even more. My son gave it an even more personal touch.

Finally you can add your signature.

When you’re satisfied with the inside, you can click on “back” to see the back of your card. Some cards will have a place for you to add a photo and/or text on the back. The card we chose did not. So we were ready to preview our card and mail it….

… wait, not so fast. When my son previewed the inside, he really wasn’t happy with it. He wanted to change the font of one of the personalized message sections. It’s good you get to preview it before saving or sending it. My son helped me make this card Sunday morning before we took him to summer camp.

I saved it, so I could get back to finalizing it yesterday.

I chose to ship it to me, since my husband lives here, and my son wanted to write “Dad” on the envelope himself and hand deliver it to my husband on Father’s Day. But if you are making a card for your father, brother, uncle, etc., you can have them mail the card to your recipient (cost of postage applies).

If you haven’t signed in you will be prompted to do so or to set up an account (which is super easy). Then you will checkout like you would any online shopping. The cardstore made personalizing a Father’s Day card a breeze!

We should get the personalized Father’s Day card no later than 6/9.

I think my husband is going to love it and feel very touched by it.

Valid until June 9, use the code CCG4527 for a Father’s Day card at the discount rate of $2.49.

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