Tuesday, February 24, 2009

These Babies Look Good, Too!



It's here! The picture of the Father's Day finalists' card flats is ready for your viewing pleasure. Of course, the finalists get the real viewing pleasure, up close and personal. And they've sure earned it.

Vote for your Mother's Day Fan Favorite!



Riiiiiiiiing! Consider this your wakeup call to vote for the yourParenthood Mother's Day card that captures your attention.

Vote once each day until March 29 and see if your favorite turns out to be beloved by other fans. Ooh, we can hardly wait to see the results!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Introducing Dawn Sayles, yourParenthood Father's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



Dawn loves little things! She raises miniature horses for a living at her Vintage Farms home. Dawn also enjoys spending time with her little grandson, who's taught her that an adorable frown can win a heart as well as any smile.

"Little Loves"



Cover:
Whaddya mean, "Say Cheese"?
Inside:
All I wanna say is,
"Happy Father's Day"!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Extra, extra! Read all about Leah!



One of our very favorite parts of doing these contests is hearing your stories. The stories from your cards have made us tear up, laugh our heads off, say, "awww" and feel all sorts of great vibes through this process. We are so lucky (and grateful). Thanks!

We don't want to keep all these stories to ourselves. We want to share them with you, starting with this one about Leah Seydel, the yourHoliday Grand Prize Winner. It's quite the tale of triumph. Here's to Leah and all our card-creating friends. Keep the stories coming.

Introducing Stacey Neal, yourParenthood Father's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



Between full-time jobs at Toyota and at home with her "two young kids and an ark full of animals," Stacey likes to snap photos. In this one, she caught her son mid-scratch, not letting a little thing like a diaper get in the way of just being a guy.

"All Boy"



Cover:
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Inside:
It's your day.
If you have an itch, scratch it.
Happy Father's Day!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Judging Juiciness for REAL

video

You'll finally get to see a little of the craziness that goes on behind the scenes during judging. No teasing this time. For real, for real.

Introducing Maria Curcio, yourParenthood Father's Day FInalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



This card "turns the tables," says Maria, showing the child (her son) giving the parent a lecture. And she should know about lectures--she's worked in higher education for 14 years! The mother of two also enjoys creating greeting cards with her daughter...most likely under the tutelage of her son.

"Tables Turned"



Cover:
Now listen up and listen good...
Inside:
You're the best there is.
Happy Father's Day!
(Don't make me repeat myself.)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Introducing Carrie Moore, yourParenthood Father's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



Carrie says she frequently falls behind when she's walking with her husband and son. How lucky for us! The photographer, human resources worker and mom of two believes the most important job a dad has is being a superhero to his kids, and calls the bond between her two heroes "amazing to watch."

"'Super' Sweet"



Cover:
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Inside:
Not all superheroes wear capes.
Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Introducing Katie Cowdin, yourParenthood Father's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



Shining sun and silly smiles make for the perfect summer day...and a darn sweet photo, too! Katie, who "finds joy in the title Mom," hopes this shot of her son will remind dads of the "goofy and innocent" moments of their own kids' lives.

"Sunny Smile"



Cover:
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Inside:
A perfect Father's Day
is all about taking it easy.
Here's hoping that your day is perfect.
Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Introducing Stephanie Ryan, yourParenthood Father's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



Stephanie sure knows how to pick 'em--hilarious photos, that is. She says this snapshot of her son came to mind immediately. And it's a good thing Stephanie thinks fast: She's a ftwm (full time wonder mom) with three crazy, beautiful kiddos...all under age five!

"Priceless Pick"



Cover:
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Inside:
I couldn't have picked
a better person for the job
if I had gone poking around myself.
Happy Father's Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Introducing Melanie Caffarini, yourParenthood Father's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



Melanie believes her son is destined to be the kind of carpenter who measures twice and cuts once, and a pretty darned cute one at that. She's a self-proclaimed big kid who loves to be in the mix with her son, nieces and nephew.

"Careful Carpenter"



Cover:
A good builder knows
to measure twice and cut once.
Inside:
Hope your day
is a cut above the rest.
Happy Father's Day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Introducing Lindsey Simpson, yourParenthood Father's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



There's cute, and then there's cute. Lindsey says, "People told me this picture of my nephew and his puppy was so cute it should be on a greeting card." They didn't have to tell Lindsey twice. She took a quick break from her job as a packaging developer to bring the cute to life.

"Just Yappin'"



Cover:
So we talked it over
and came to a conclusion...
Inside:
It's official.
You are a GREAT dad!
Happy Father's Day!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Introducing Andi Heinen, yourParenthood Father's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



Sophie takes to water like a duck to, well, water. Her mom Andi, a claims adjuster, captured her baby's buoyant attitude. She likes how our contest shows "kids in everyday life," and her photo proves everyday life is pretty fun...in fact, it's a gas.

"Splish Splash"



Cover:
Hey, where did those
bubbles come from?
Inside:
I hope your Father's Day
is a real gas.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Introducing Diana Damm, yourParenthood Father's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



Diana feels lucky to be a photographer married to her high school sweetheart (aww!). With their three kids, they've got a full house. Her husband likes to play poker, so she knew this cute portrait of her daughter would be a sure bet for his Father's Day gift.

"You Bet!"



Cover:
I'm all in...
Inside:
...To wishing you a
Happy Father's Day.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

These Babies Look Good!



We sent out the Mother's Day card flats a while back and, if we do say so ourselves, they look pretty darn good. Ready for framing, even. We love sharing this little extra with the finalists. It's not every day you get to see your own photo ready to be made into a card. Exciting stuff.

Introducing Kristi Hillard, yourParenthood Father's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



Kristi calls herself a "fun-loving gal" and from the looks of things, her daughter is following in her footsteps! When the two of them aren't busy cracking each other up, Kristi enjoys capturing life's special moments on film, guaranteeing there will be smiles for years to come.

"Crack Ups"



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Inside:
I see Dad people.
Happy Father's Day!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Introducing Barb Swan, yourParenthood Father's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



Barb's photo recalls the times her son would pull on his dad's pant leg, trying to get his attention. As a social worker and mom, Barb has spent lots of time with children through the years. "Our house was and is always full of kids--the more the merrier, I say!"

"Looking Up"



Cover:
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Inside:
A father is someone
you always look up to...
no matter how tall you are.
Happy Father's Day!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Introducing Kristy Rossman, yourParenthood Mother's Day Finalist

Meet our finalist of the day. Read on to learn a bit about her and her entry. If you like what you see, comment right here--everybody deserves a pat on the back for their card-making skills. And check back weekdays through February 18 to meet the rest of the yourParenthood finalists.



Kristy likes nothing more than snapping photos of her daughter. "The picture I submitted for this card was just too good to pass up," she says. Heads up, kiddo. Looks like you can bank on ol' Mom pulling out the scrapbooks to show your date on Prom Night.

"Oh Baby"



Cover:
Ohhhhhhh!
Inside:
I am so excited it's Mother's Day!