” We spent the day making wishes on dandelions, going to lunch with daddy & practicing our soccer skills for Rigg’s big game on Saturday. We also started a family gratitude journal ! I have been keeping one since my mission to Poland where I would write down the tender mercies I would see everyday. Even if it was just a wave from a stranger or trying some awesome Polish candy. Small things and big things! It was so fun to explain it to the boys and see their eyes light up. Riggins said he was thankful that dinosaurs don’t eat Monroe (whaaaa?) & also, glue 🤔 Gibson is thankful for the Easter bunny bringing him candy and colored pencils. It’s sure a start 😏 I’m excited to hear what they will say every day!”
“I haven’t ever really been a journaler (that’s not a word). Mostly because I am a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad writer. But I am a great lister…listerer…listarian? (person-who-makes-lists). First thing I’m writing… Dane walks out of the room. Me, “where you going”. Dane, “work”. True story… True. Story. #hesnotactuallygoingtowork“
“I don’t ever want to forget the small details of Emma’s babyhood. Her warmth as she cuddles me in the mornings, the way she affectionately strokes my arms, the sweet words she says, the dimples on her hands that are slowly disappearing. 💔 I’ve slowly started recording sweet little notes so I’ll always remember the things I love most about this age. And one day when we’re both older, I will have completed an entire book (or three) about my love for her.”
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To us, winter is a time for hibernation and looking inwards. In this quiet time, we sow our seeds and make our plans for the year ahead. Spring, in contrast, is the time for us to step into the world and begin putting those plans into action. And for that, we are oh so excited!
This change in mindset is also reflected in our surroundings. Spring, that loveliest season when everything bursts into bloom, is a season of color, life, and freshness.
Our newest floral journals pay homage to the beauty of flowers and the delicate grace of nature. We created a collection where extraordinary ideas can take root. Our journals are the perfect place to capture everything from nascent ideas, daily moments, and cherished memories.
To us, astrology is a great way to understand yourself and other! From bold Leos to practical Capricorns, knowing and understanding our sign helps us identify as part of a community. We view the 12 zodiac signs as a fun and helpful tool to learn about ourselves, connect with others, and decode our path and purpose.
It’s hard to believe it’s been five years.
Five years since I started to get tired of my traditional corporate job and itched to do something new and adventurous. Five years since I took the first steps toward exploring what this ‘wood card idea’ could become. Five years since I learned how to use Illustrator, joined a maker space, and created the first Cardtorial product!!
Our five year anniversary has such a special place in my heart. You see, wood is the traditional gift for a five year anniversary. Many of our dear customers first discovered Cardtorial this way — searching for the perfect way to celebrate their partnership and commemorate their love. For me, this particularly birthday or “anniversary” is the perfect time to pause and reflect upon how far we’ve come and what we’ve managed to build together.
When I think of Cardtorial five years ago, I can’t help but reminisce about:
- Running to the post office during my lunch break.
- The uncertainty and eagerness of being an absolute newbie.
- Doing everything seemingly for the first time.
- Chatting with store owners on the weekends.
- Riding home on the bus late at night with my arms full of materials, heading home from another productive night in my shared makerspace.
- The thrill of talking to my very first customers.
This all sounds rather exciting, but looking back on this time of my life makes me remember how tiring it all was! While some things remain consistent, such as the smell of wood burning, the unique sounds of a laser running, and the unending ups and downs of running a small business, I sit in amazement to think of all that has changed.
This party of one has grown to a beautiful team of six. Cardtorial has grown from an “I” endeavor to a strong “we!” Our team supports each other personally and professionally and each contribute our gifts to making Cardtorial just as great as we all see it in our dreams. We’ve built relationships with hundreds of stores and tens of thousands of customers — whom without, we would not be anywhere! Our studio, where we craft and laser-cut all our products, is home to beautiful wooden goods, creativity, collaboration, laughter, an eclectic mix of music, and only the best in snacks. We are brimming with inspiration, clear in our mission to spread joy amongst loved ones and to celebrate special moments.
To our friends old and new, thank you for sharing a bit of these past five years with us and letting us into your lives. Here’s to many more to come!
Happy New Year from all of us at Cardtorial. We can’t wait for all of the exciting things to come from this upcoming year.
Interested in creating custom wood gifts for your upcoming event or your store? We’ve done everything from custom wood journals for corporate gifts, custom wood wedding invitations for the most romantic of occasions, custom ornaments and wood cards for special gift shops — and so much more! Below is a selection of custom lasercut wood stationery and gifts we’ve created in the past. If you have a project in mind, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your specs to see if we can help!
Custom Lasercut Wood Journals
Interested in custom laser cut wood journals for your team or event? Have your custom design or logo engraved on one of our wood notebooks.
Custom Stationery and Cards
Need a unique custom invitation or wood card for your wedding, corporate party, or other event? Our laser cut wood cards make the perfect unique custom wood gift item.
Deck the halls with our custom laser cut wood ornaments. Our ornaments can be engraved with any custom design or logo and make a perfect unique addition to a corporate gift basket, a client gift, or even for an office holiday party.
Set the table with our unique laser cut wood coasters. Our wood coasters can be laser engraved with any custom design to make a unique and special gift.
Custom Check Presenters
Looking for a custom wood check presenter or any other unique laser engraved wood piece? Contact us today with your custom logo or design that you would like laser etched!
Email email@example.com today with your custom design or logo and we’ll get back to you soon!