Mother’s Day Cards!

Mother’s Day falls on May 13 this year and we should all honor our moms on this special day. Actually, every day should be Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day, cards for moms, butterflies and flowers on  Mother’s Day card

There and new moms who will be celebrating their first Mother’s Day, and there are moms who have great grandchildren that have celebrated several Mother’s Days. Some people have a special mom in their lives, while others have fond memories of their moms who are no longer here. We should all be thankful for the moms in our lives.
Mother’s Day, butterflies, love, guidance, encouragement, strength

Remember to give your mom a card with your written expression of love and graditute inside. She will really appreciate it!

Mother’s Day, cards, flowers, ribbon, paper flowers

I thought I would share some Mother’s Day cards I have created in the past, and a few new cards. I would love to create a card for your special mom!

Mother’s Day card with flowers, butterflies, handmade card

Colorful flowers on Mother’s Day card, butterflies

Contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com for special requests or information.

Thank you for visiting today!

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Seashells by the Seashore!

“She sells seashells by the seashore.” This tongue-twister is about as old as the beach shores themselves! It is still a fun little vocal warm-up for theater performers. I was reminded of this twisty little phrase when I created this Sea Creatures card.

In keeping with the beach theme, I had an idea to use seashells with this card layout. I can just see this card displayed on a table or mantle in a beach house! It can also be a thank you card to a friend that let you stay at their little hut on the beach!

Starfish, seashells, Thank You card

If you know someone who loves the beach, this birthday card would be appreciated. A thank you card would also be perfect for a person who loves seahorses and seashells.

Seahorses and seashells Birthday Card

Watching the waves on an ocean beach is such a beautiful and calming experience. Thinking of this peaceful feeling was the inspiration for these cards.

Seashells sing a song, music, seashells note card

Card with seashells, making memories card, seashells, note cards

Loving the seashells and beaches made me think of the many couples who have spent time on the beaches. I know a few of these walks have resulted in marriage proposals. This love was the inspiration for this card.

Seahorses Heart card

Seashells and other sea critters on greeting cards have endless possibilities. I hope you agree and remember to give a card to someone you know!

Thank you for visiting today! I would love to create a card, or two, for you! Contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com for special requests or information.

My Turn to Say ‘Thank You!’

Hello Readers!

I am sending out a special ‘Thank You’ to welcome the new followers on my blog and my Instagram and Facebook accounts. Of course, I continue to be thankful for my longtime followers. Much appreciation to you all! I hope you enjoy the cards I create and share them with others.

Butterflies thank you greeting card

Remember to say ‘Thank You’ to the people in your lives that give or do something special for you. Giving them a thank you card is like the cherry on top of your appreciation gesture!

Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by for a visit!

~~ Vickie

Thank You Card Time!

Hello Readers!

When the holidays roll around, gifts are exchanged, parties are held, and special events keep us busy with family and friends. As the year continues, birthday parties and special days, (Mother’s and Father’s Day, Graduations, Weddings and Baby Showers) bring us more gifts and gestures of kindness.

Once the gifts are opened and the parties are over, we need to remember to share our appreciation toward others. Yes, I am referring to sending an actual thank you card!

Thank You card created with leave die

A verbal thank you should always be given at the time of receiving a gift or a thoughtful gesture from someone. When a person receives an actual thank you note in their home mailbox, they will be so appreciative of your effort. After all, they took the time to purchase, perhaps wrap and deliver your gift. Taking a few minutes to write them a thank you note will make you feel better too!

Thank you card with yellow flower strips

Children should also write a thank you note. Perhaps making a drawing or a simple thank you on a card will let them know how important it is to show appreciation to others. When they put the stamp on the envelope, it can give them a sense of accomplishment of sending something important through the mail. It is also a great way for them to develop communication skills.

LEGO thank you card created by HorseMark Cards

When we are surrounded with texts, emails, and other electronic forms of communication, we tend to forget the more personal ways of connecting to people. Let’s bring back these more traditional ways of reaching out to one another. They do say history repeats itself! I hope sending actual mail to others will become popular again….we can make it happen!

Thank you card with blue flowers and ribbon, note card

I truly believe the pendulum will swing the other way, as many of us are looking for more personal ways to communicate with others. Taking a few minutes to call, (not text or email) someone to see how they’re doing, or sending them an actual card or letter can bring everyone closer in their relationships to others.

Thank you card created with playing cards

Everyone loves to receive something special in the mail. When you sift through the flyers and junk mail you receive, it is especially nice to find an envelope from someone you know. You will open that envelope first! Right?

Thank you card with umbrellas, double folded card

I do hope you and your children send thank you notes to others, and that you receive notes of thanks from your family and friends! It’s the right thing to do!

Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting!

~~ Vickie

A Very Different Retirement Party!

Have you ever been to a retirement party that was very different and original? My husband and I recently attended such a party for a dear friend, Lisa. This was not your typical celebration. It had a few surprises and so much laughter, mainly due to one thing…

It involved making greeting cards!

There were several women, but the best part was seeing five men sit at a table to make 5 different greeting cards! Needless to say, it was so much fun to watch these guys try to attach tiny embellishments and fiddle with the backing of the miracle tape adhesives. You would think that using tweezers would have helped ~ well, it just added more laughs to the process!

These men had very different day jobs that may have helped them, (or not), navigate the process of making their cards. One was a chef and another man was an event supervisor. A retired TV station technician, a CEO of a food safety organization, and an event coordinator rounded out the career backgrounds of these talented men.

Creating handmade cards, retirement party,
Card-creating party men!
Men creating cards, making handmade cards, retirement card making party
The men were very focused on creating the cards!

Here are some of the cards we created at this fun party! These cards were designed by my friends, Sharon and Ann. Thanks ladies for creating these great cards for us!

Stand-up card with Owls, handmade cards, sequins on cards
Stand-up card with Owls.
Handmade fishing card with gift card, cards for men, sports card
Fishing card with gift card slot inside!

This card was the most challenging for all of us! But isn’t it cute?

Handmade card with elephant and mice, snap camera card design
Cute elephant taking a selfie!
Handmade card with elephant and mice, snap camera card design
Camera Elephant Note Card
Handmade card with elephant and mice, snap camera card design
Cute mouse!

Thank you for retiring Lisa and bringing this great bunch of people together to enjoy way too much fun and laughs! Happy Retirement!

~~ Vickie ~~