Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hallmark is Celebrating the 100th Mother’s Day with the Exceptional Women in Your Life w/ Fun Gift Ideas - Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Life is a special occasion.

My Mom, My Friend, , large

Leave it to Hallmark to come up with great gift ideas, especially for Mother's Day.  It seems like every time I visit my local Hallmark store, there are new greeting card collections, like the new Sarah Jessica Parker Collection, or beautifully designed and written greeting cards added to the Hallmark Signature Collection.  Or, why not create your own personalized greeting card?

And, don't get me started on the great gift ideas including ornaments, Pics and Props sets, recordable books and photo cubes, and other gifts you can personalize for that special someone.  No matter the gift recipient's age, Hallmark has a gift that is just right for that special someone in your life.  

Purple Love You Bouquet, , largeWe Love You Because Kit, , largeMother's Day Recordable Photo Cube, , large

And, when it comes to celebrating Mother's Day this year with my mom, I can't wait to surprise her with heartfelt cards from Hallmark from the girls and I, as well as a Customly Yours gift for her to display on her desk at work, and be reminded daily just how much the girls and I truly appreciate and love her. :-)

Whenever I am working on putting together a holiday gift guide, I can't help but include products from Hallmark.  This year, I am excited to once again offer a fun giveaway for readers to sample a selection of Mother's Day inspired greeting cards and gifts, thanks to the kind folks at Hallmark (read on to learn what is us for grabs and how to enter).

I was recently contacted by the folks at Hallmark and asked to review their "100th anniversary of Mother’s Day with the special women in your life" gift pack.  I couldn't say, "No," and within a few days of their email, I had received a box full of goodies, which included a Mother's Day greetings pack and a Customly Yours Gift, which I could personalize.

The skirt is actually a hankerchief you can you use. :-)

Mess-Free Magic Prints Card from Crayola That Lets You Capture Your Child's Hand Print

Included in my Mother's Day greeting card assortment were cards from the following popular collections available exclusively at Hallmark...

Mother's Day Sarah Jessica Parker Cards

This collection includes 12 Mother’s Day cards created by a stylish mom herself — Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker worked with the Hallmark creative team to pair vintage artwork from the Hallmark archives with modern touches and embellishments. The designs feature simple, authentic and heartfelt messages, perfect for your mom and friends.

Celebrate mom or grandma with a card as unique as she is. With beautiful papers, rich textures and unique embellishments, each card in the Hallmark Signature Collection is handcrafted to be extra special, just like mom. 

Magic Prints greetings

Magic Prints is a line of greeting cards and gifts designed for kids to give mom or grandma a hand (their handprint) without a mess! New card designs for 2014 include Disney® characters, Peanuts® characters, as well as a baby’s footprint format — perfect for first-time moms. 

In addition to the above greeting cards, I was also sent Hallmark's new Customly Yours gift, that you can personalize with your own words.

Mother's Day Customly Yours

Customly Yours gifts allow family members to create personal stories about mom or grandma in their own words, perfectly displayed in a frame chosen from Hallmark.com. Creation is as easy as 1, 2, 3: choose a display frame, create a custom project and have it shipped for free!

Prior to being sent the Customly Yours to personalize, I had never heard about it.  I remember seeing the package at my local Hallmark store, but never stopped to look at it further and see what it was all about.  But, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity through this review to try out the Hallmark Customly Yours gift, as I just love it.  I am fan of personalized gifts, as they are not only great to give or receive, but they also make for great keepsakes, that will be cherished and enjoyed for years to come.  

At first, I was going to create to a Customly Yours creation for myself, but after hearing the girls talk to my mom on the phone recently and hearing them end their call like they always do, I knew just the words to add to their custom project, and who to give the final Customly Yours gift from Hallmark to. :-)

Creating my personalized frame was easy, and only took a few minutes.  And, within days of placing my order, which is included in the cost of the Customly Yours gift set, I received my custom frame to add to the Customly Yours base.  Here is what I created, and will be surprising my mom with this Mother's Day from the girls and I...

I can't wait to see her face when she sees this beautiful personalized gift created specifically for her. :-)  I will also be surprising a few close girlfriends who are new mom's, as well as a dear friend who I consider my second mother with Hallmark collection cards.  While sending emails and text messages is quick and easy, you can't get more personal and heartfelt than by sending a greeting card through the mail.  I love receiving greeting cards for the holidays, but love it more being able to go to the local Hallmark store to browse their greeting card selection, looking for cards that speak to those I hold near and dear.  And, this Mother's Day, Hallmark will once again be my go-to store for my greeting cards and unique gift needs.


Thanks to the kind folks at Hallmark, three (3) lucky reader will win a 10-card pack of greeting cards as well as a special gift from Hallmark.  :-)  To enter this wonderful giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. Spending time with my babies and going to dinner with my mom and family.

  2. I plan on spending mother's day with my Grandmother

  3. We will have a picnic with my mom

  4. i plan on taking my mom out to dinner with family.

  5. We are having a family dinner and I am getting my mom a card and a gift.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com