12 May
2015

A gender-free shopping guide for greeting cards!

The rules of 'for girl' and 'for boy' have changed significantly in the last few years. More and more parents are choosing to raise their children without gender limiting rules. Blue isn't always for boys anymore, and pink isn't just for girls.

Unfortunately the world of greeting cards (specifically the BIG classic companies) hasn't quite caught up. Cards that are red and blue and have fire trucks come with a "boy birthday" header, and the frozen cards with the glitter stickers say "Girl Birthday". How do you shop for the perfect card when there seem to be gender rules placed on so many of them?

In the interest of helping you, our lovely customers, broaden your selection, here are a few tips on how to shop for greeting cards the gender-free way.

Just a few cards that could could be for anyone.

Just a few cards that could could be for anyone.

1. Ignore the headers.
Honestly, we get rid of a lot of them anyway. But we do have sections of cards, like our shoebox birthday, that have 'for him' and 'for her'. Look, we leave those headers there so that people don't get too lost. But there are some hilarious cards in there that you could give to people of both genders. So next time you're looking for a birthday card for your super fabulous GBFF, take a peek at the 'for her' cards. some of them are just labeled that way because they have glitter and sparkles on them. whatever. don't let those labels control you!

2. Don't be afraid to edit a card!
So there is one card in particular that gets me every time. It's a card for a dad that's like "Thanks for helping to learn how to use a drill and build stuff" (but more poetically) and it says in the card "from your son." A) I know for sure that I am not the only girl here who would like to thank her parent for teaching me how to use tools. B) Personally I would like to thank my MOTHER for that, because she was the woodworker in the family. So here's the deal. Some times there will be a card that says the perfect thing in it, but like 2 of the words are wrong. (He instead of She; Son instead of Daughter; Wife instead of Husband; and so on.) So CHANGE the words!!! Get a sticker or maybe just a sharpie and make some edits. because the point of a card is to find one that say the perfect thing for you and your loved one. And sometimes card companies don't quite get it right.

Look at all these awesome things that don't say girl or boy!

Look at all these awesome things that don't say girl or boy!

3. Know your kids when you're choosing cards!
Or if you don't, don't just assume that the little girl in your son's class that is having a birthday party likes pink tiaras. We have a huge variety of kids cards. Some of them say 'girl' and 'boy' in or on them, but some of them just have the cast of Cars or Frozen on them. And I know like a million little boys who just love Frozen. If you don't know the child you're buying for well enough to know if they like particular animated movies, don't worry! we have lots of cards that just have cute  bears on them or dragons. Boys AND girls like bears and dragons. srsly.

4. Check out new card lines!
You can find hallmark cards anywhere. But we have so many other amazing card lines, like Frantic Meercat, Seltzer, or Ripe! Some of these small card companies have progressed in the gender game far more quickly than the big companies. You can find plenty of cards that are laugh your ass off hilarious, but aren't gender defined at all. In fact, KU has a few of our own card lines that are just serious fun. We have meme cards, nerd cards, and cards for every holiday under the sun. Some times, the perfect birthday card is something like our Duran Duran day card, or Dr. Seuss day card!

Yes. All of these are cards. even that cookie.

Yes. All of these are cards. even that cookie.

5. When in doubt, check out the blank cards.
We have some absolutely fantastic cards that are blank inside. They don't try to be a him or her thing. They are just super cute or super sparkly, and just all around goodness. So when the cards with all the words aren't doing anything for you, find a card with a pretty picture and a short message and then fill up the inside with your own awesome words.

Good luck, everyone! We can change the world one card at a time.

6 Feb
2015

Gifts to give some one with a brand new office job! Or the same old boring office job!

 

 

 

Do you spend your days in the cardboard box they call cubicles? Do you know someone with a brand new Adult Job? Well here are some things that you should probably have to fill the tiny space you call 'office'!
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- A beach wall calendar to stare at when you get tired of working.
- A page a day calendar so you can waste 5 minutes a day ripping that page off.
- A mug that you will recognize when your coworker steals it.
- Some hand sanitizer for when you meet the guy who wanks at the water cooler.
- A lunch box that will make you feel like a kid again for 5 minutes so that you forget how old and responsible you are now.
- Snarky file folders to put the stupid office memos in.
- A mouse pad that doubles as a note pad because really you only have so much room in that cubicle.
- Office citations that you can write up...but really shouldn't actually send to your new coworkers
- A fail button for when you attend your first office meeting. Seriosuly. Use that thing. People will love it. 

Happy Job-Having, you adult, you!

5 Feb
2015

Unlimited Valentine’s Day cards at Kards Unlimited!

Look at lil' Hickory!  So frickin' cute!

Look at lil' Hickory! So frickin' cute!

February 14th fast approaches, friends!  You need a great card and I am here to tell/show you that it is right here waiting for you to come and buy it.  Allow me to show you our (ridiculously perfect and adorable) wares!  Seriously, these cards (and the many many more we have) are utterly adorable and will guarantee you a Valentine's Day you won't forget!* Click READ MORE to see more fabulous cards!

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8 Jan
2014

Bringing Back The Bubble Bath In 6 Easy Steps

I wanna talk about bubble baths. It's been a very long time since I took a bath, but I think this year is the year I bring back the bubble bath. January 8th is bubble bath day, so let's DO THIS THING.

Some people like to hate on the fact that you're sitting in 'dirty' water, but the point of a bubble bath isn't cleanliness. Jebus people, get it together. The point of a bubble bath is quiet time, relaxation, and introspection. Granted, you probably need to clean your tub/shower before you set out on a bubble bath adventure, but it will totally be worth it. If you need some bubble bath inspiration, let me be your bubble bath guide.

Step one: Clean your tub. Yes, this sucks. But this is the only part that sucks.

Step two: Plug the tub and start the hot water (but test it before it gets going to make sure you don't burn your junk off).

Step three: Pour in bubble bath while the tub is filling so it gets good and sudsy.

Tokyo Milk makes some awesome bubble bath

Tokyo Milk makes some awesome bubble bath

Step four: While you're waiting for the tub to fill up and the bubbles to um, bubble, grab a few candles and light them. Make sure you place them near you but not in such a way that they will a.) fall into the tub or b.) set your hair on fire.

I wanna burn them all! One at a time, though.

I wanna burn them all! One at a time, though.

Step five: Turn on some relaxing music and put your phone on silent. You don't need to use it with wet fingers OR drop it into the tub.

Step six: Sink into the bubbles and relax. Spend as much time as you like getting pruney, and maybe even read a little. Ooh, reading!

I would suggest a good mystery, like The Cuckoo's Calling, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith

I would suggest a good mystery, like The Cuckoo's Calling, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith

22 Oct
2013

Get Trick or Treat ready at KU! Hats and Costumes 2013!

Halloween is coming up fast, so don't end up going out as a toilet paper mummy! We've got you covered with all sorts of fun Halloween costume sets and hats. We've put together a little sampling of some of our selection. Also we mostly just had fun playing dress up. For some of it maybe a little too much fun.

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18 Jun
2013

Cool Stuff Tuesday! Chris Van Allsburg!

Good afternoon, fine friends!  Today is Chris Van Allsburg's birthday!  Van Allsburg's children's books are beloved for their fantastic and uncontrolled stories and for their charming illustrations, most of which are drawn from a child's height perspective.  We sell several of Van Allsburg's more than twenty books but we love the illustrations from all of them.  Here are a few to whet your appetite!

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11 Jun
2013

Cool Stuff Tuesday! Father’s Day!

Remember that one time I showed you all those amazing things that we had for Mother's Day?  This is gonna be like that, only more Dadlier.  Which totally is a word.

One of the best things about Father's Day is that dads appreciate a nice, wide range of gifts.  Anything goes for Father's Day!  Anything like all of this!

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4 Jun
2013

Cool Stuff Tuesday! National Iced Tea Month!

Hello all my favorite people!  It's Cool Stuff Tuesday again and since June is National Iced Tea Month, I thought I'd give you the run down of some of our delicious iced tea-related products!

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We are very enthusiastic about tea, so if you have any questions come down and see us!  We love to help!

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