Monday, June 29, 2009

Shorter Contests

We don't know about you, but we're not big fans of waiting. One of our NEW contest features has come about because we'd rather not test your patience when it comes to waiting to see whether your card is a winner.

With SHORTER CONTESTS, you'll find out your winner status within a few short months of entering. That way, you're not tapping your foot for six months wondering just when you'll know. (That foot could get dog tired.) We're all about relieving a little tension. You're welcome.

P.S. If you're scratching you're head wondering what all this winner business is about, hold tight. You'll be able to see all the pieces of the puzzle come together over the next several weeks.

And the yourParenthood Father's Day Grand Prize Winner is...

...Carrie Moore of Grand Blanc, Michigan. Carrie captured a sweet moment between her husband and son and knew she had the perfect photo for a Father's Day card. Well, Carrie, it looks like it was perfect enough to win the Grand Prize. Congratulations!

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

Monday, June 22, 2009

More Contests, More Often

You may have noticed on our homepage that we'll be introducing 10 NEW contest features in September. What are they, you ask? So curious, you. Well...we'll be revealing one feature every Monday from now until August 31 on the homepage and right here on the blog. Stay up-to-date and in-the-know. The first NEW contest feature is...(drumroll, please)...


Instead of entering a contest every three or four months, you'll have the opportunity to enter a new contest every month (or so)! If your creative juices are freely flowing, there's no need to limit you to just three or four contests a year. No, sireee. And do you know what comes with more contests? More chances to win! More chances for those yet-to-be-discovered card stars to get their work printed, and more chances for those already published card stars to become REPEAT card stars. How fun would that be?! (Might we suggest very fun!)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A yourBloopers Blooper

A few Hallmark fans have made us privy to the fact that yourBloopers cards are showing up in their local stores already. We realize that's a few weeks shy of the June 22 date they were supposed to be available in stores.

To make a long story short, the Bloopers cards are supposed to be displayed after the Father's Day cards are taken down because that's the space on the shelf that they are supposed to use, but some stores got so excited about the winning cards that they put them out early (and we can't blame them). Just wanted to ensure you that this is absolutely A.O.K. with the contest rules as all sales starting May 4 count as votes.

If the cards aren't in a store near you yet, have no fear. You can always find them on while you're counting down to June 22.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Other Stores Love 'Em, Too!

So there I was at my local pharmacy, just picking up a few necessities: shampoo, lotion, chips (C'mon. They're a necessity sometimes.), when I spotted the yourParenthood Father's Day cards. And boy, did they look good.

They kinda made me giddy. As soon as the aisle was clear, I snapped a couple of pics to share with you. Enjoy!