Dads are Pretty Rad…as are $100 Gift Card Giveaways!

by | Jun 4, 2013 | Sponsored | 17 comments

My dad lives about 1,400 miles away.

My daddy and me

This means we don’t get to hang out a whole bunch.

Which is not awesome.

But when we do… what do we do?

We joke around.

We don’t go hiking. Or white water rafting. Or play bingo… But we DO make fun of each other. We used to play Cribbage a lot, but now my kids steal him for game time. He’s pretty fierce in checkers and arm wrestling.

checkers with papa daddy

I wish my dad didn’t live so far away… He is such a fantastic Papa Daddy to my kids and he and my husband have a relationship that is pretty dang awesome.

The word “blessed” doesn’t even touch the tip of that awesome iceberg.

Oh, and my dad is so goofy.

The apple/tree illustration comes to mind…

And he is sooooo tender-hearted. Some folks say they’ve never seen their dad cry, or their dad has never said, “I love you.”  I am thankful to have a dad that wears his heart on his sleeve, shares his love for his kids and grandkids with abandon, and has never hesitated to tell me how much he loves me or how proud he is of me.

And he’s handy. He can probably fix just about anything. And if he can’t, he’ll dish you up a bowl of ice cream.

It’s almost Father’s Day and the folks at Cardstore want to help us recognize our dads.

(Did you see the cards I made for Mother’s Day?! When my dad saw the one I sent to Mom he said, “That’s probably the coolest card I’ve ever seen!”)

Cardstore is running their #PinItForPapa contest you have a chance to win $300 (see below):
Pin it for Papa

If you are not familiar with Cardstore, they allow you to create custom cards by adding personal photos, personalized messaging and your signature. Aaaand Cardstore prints, stamps and sends the card for you! You saw the cards I made for Mother’s Day, right? When my dad saw the one I sent to Mom he said, “That’s probably the coolest card I’ve ever seen!”



Cardstore will be giving away $100 Visa card to one Jenny On the Spot reader. They will also be giving away $50 Visa cards weekly + $300 for the grand prize (see above image for details)

To enter… Repin an image from Cardstore’s Pinterest Pin It For Papa board and then leave a comment here (in the comments section) with the link to your pin! I’m pretty excited to see what everybody decides to pin about their dad!

Again, please be sure to include the link to your pin in your comment! 

Contest runs June 4 to midnight June 7th, PST. I will select the winner via


*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Cardstore. The story in it’s entirety is all mine. Even the part where my dad flipped out about how cool my mom’s Mother’s Day card was. Speaking of which, I have a card to make… 


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