The Polar Express at Union Station Replaced!

santaexpressOver the last few weeks I have been getting a lot of hits on my post from last year about our trip to Union Station to ride the Polar Express. I think people are looking for information for this years holiday train ride. Well, this year at Union Station the Polar Express is being replaced by The Santa Express and will feature the classic holiday story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Featuring spectacular decor, North Pole Village activities, ice skating and a new Fire & Light show offer family fun all season long. Visit Holidays At Union Station for more info on all of the upcoming events.

The Santa Express Train Ride is the centerpiece of this expanded holiday event. Real trains pull out of St. Louis Union Station — the 1894 National Historic Landmark terminal — beginning November 18 and continuing through December 30, 2016. Trains will leave the station at 4:45, 6:15, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

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St. Louis Dad is Business Card Official

stldadbusinesscardI am always a big fan of meeting new people. It’s important to be able to reach out and connect with those that have the same interests or those that may be a good partner to work with in the future. Whatever the case may be it is important to make a good impression. That impression also extends to your business card. I have had business cards in the past but they were always the print at home cards that seem a little cheap. It would be a little embarrassing pulling out a flimsy business card that had perforated edges. This is where CardsDirect comes in.

CardsDirect reached out to me a few weeks ago asking if I would like to try out their services. I pulled up their website and took a look around and immediately knew I had to work with this company. I had requested to review some of their assorted greeting cards and their business cards. I also asked if I could design my own business card. They agreed so I set out to start looking at designs and see if I could create something that would work for me. I knew that the business card would have to fit with the theme of my website and match colors and logo and all of that good stuff.

After mucking around with the design for a bit I finally put something together that I was happy with. I submitted the design and patiently waited for the business cards and greeting cards to arrive. After about a week of waiting the cards arrived. The business cards look absolutely fantastic. The cuts are all nice and smooth, so no perforated edges. The printing looks amazing and not like it came off of a $30 inkjet printer. Plus the quality of the paper was perfect. It was not flimsy. The business cards have some strength to them. I will feel proud to hand these out and I will definitely be sure to let people know where I got them.

Now about those greeting cards. I was expecting an assortment of greeting cards. I was thinking this would be an assortment such as a mix between birthday, holiday, thank you, sympathy, etc cards. However, what was sent was an assortment of sympathy cards. My life isn’t filled with enough sadness for me to use all of these but aside from the mix up of what was sent these cards are seriously high quality material. Aside from the fact that they are sympathy these cards all have nice designs and sayings. The paper quality is top notch and they even come with envelopes so you know you have the perfect size for mailing.


I can think of a few things I can use these cards for other than for sending happy thoughts. I was thinking I could use them for when someone has a baby and they lose their long nights of sleep. New parents definitely have my sympathy when it comes to sleepless nights. I also have a few buddies that will be getting married soon. As a married friend myself, I can only offer my condolences as they take the plunge and leave bachelorhood for good. I think these cards will be perfect for times like these. Or they could be used for their actual reason, as sympathy cards when there is something to feel sad about. Either way, these cards are just as nice as the business cards and I can CardsDirect being used for many more of my greeting and business card needs as time marches on.

So, if you are looking for your next set of business cards or to stock up on some greeting cards, check out CardsDirect. provided St. Louis Dad with these products as compensation in exchange for an honest review. Please visit for more awesome products that can help make your life better!

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13 Nights of Halloween

Last year I put together 13 movies for 13 nights of Halloween. This year I am not going to 13 separate posts but rather just one post listing the 13 movies that I wrote about last year. Starting tonight you can watch a new family friendly Halloween movie up until the big night that the great pumpkin comes out!

#1 The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

This is a Halloween classic. If you don’t find time to watch The Great Pumpkin then you must have many other problems in your life. I am not gonna judge but this is a must watch for any [...] Continue Reading…

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slimJIMMY wallet

Little Wallet, Big on Security

The company behind the innovative JIMMY phone cases are back at it with a new slimJIMMY Premium Slim Wallet. Today they have launched a Kickstarter so you can get your own Premium Slim Wallet. Head on over to Kickstarter at to join in on the campaign to grab your own.

slimJIMMY sent over one of their new Premium Slim Wallets and I am beyond impressed. For years I have used my own makeshift slim wallet. It was essentially a flap from the inside of a regular single fold wallet. It is well worn and needed to be upgraded. The slimJIMMY [...] Continue Reading…

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