Friday, January 7, 2011

Letter Learning Educational Greeting Cards for Kids {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Cassie!}

Sometimes I wonder if my kids will know the meaning of the word cursive. Is it still taught in school? Is handwriting in general really focused on or do they just hand kids a keyboard in first grade and start teaching typing instead?

Even though writing letters and sending actual cards is starting to turn into a lost art, I fully intend to teach my kids the importance of sending them out as opposed to an email or text. Who doesn't like getting mail? Clearly we're big fans around here!

But oftentimes I do find myself standing next to the card display in the store quickly pulling one out, reading it, disliking it, stuffing it back and hurriedly moving on to another all with my kids impatiently waiting in the cart. Or waiting next to the cart... meaning that they're pulling down the cards at the same time I am.

Being as picky as I am, however, I want to send something that is unique, fun and that the girls can enjoy helping me fill out or decorate as well. Which, if you add in educational, is exactly what you'll find at Letter Learning and their greeting cards for kids.

Created by an elementary school teacher who combined her passions for education, kids and cards, these aren't just any old personalized cards. Instead, the large variety of options available at Letter Learning provide a way for kids to not only send a nice greeting, but a place to practice their handwriting and math skills. How cool is that?

Arriving beautifully wrapped in ribbon and plastic for safe-keeping, I was drawn to the bright colors and cute illustrations even before I had these cards out of the packaging.
Setting out the four cards that we received, I knew right away that Big Sister E was going to really enjoy them. Not only would she get to send out a cute card to her family and friends, but she would have the satisfaction of having written it herself!

Sure enough, as Big Sister E and I sat down and looked over the cards, she was brimming with excitement over getting to play such a big part in getting them ready. As working on correctly forming and writing her letters is something that we do at home as well as at her preschool, I showed her the dashed lines and she was ready to begin.
I love that there is space in all of the Letter Learning cards to personalize them as your own

Even though we were excited about the Winter Wonderland Wishes card, we began with the Math - Preppy Poodle (Birthday) card because it combined both writing and math and allowed for coloring - this card has it all!

Moving along each letter, Big Sister E slowly traced the words Happy Birthday and looked up after each one with a big smile on her face. How often does a 4-year-old get to write out birthday cards on her own?

Plus, with the addition of the math practice on the front, we were able to work together to find the answer to addition and subtraction problems to determine which colors to use to decorate the front. Getting this one card customized and ready to go turned into an educational, entertaining good time all on its own!

Retailing for $1.95 - $2.95, these cards don't cost at all more than the generic cards found in the store - in fact, they're less than quite a few and are much more fun. And, as your child outgrows the easy-to-trace cards, there are options for advanced writers that can grow right along with them. These are great for all stages of childhood learning!

For a unique and innovative concept in kids' greeting cards, Letter Learning has a selection for every holiday and occasion. Why not surprise someone with Valentine's Day cards this year that your child can be proud to send out? You'll boost self-confidence, contribute to their learning and support a good cause - 10% of Letter Learning's profits go to charity! It's a win-win situation for everyone!

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will have the opportunity to try out these one-of-a-kind cards with their child (or surprise a child in their life with a fun gift), because...

One lucky person will win a $15 gift certificate to Letter Learning (this also includes free shipping)!

To enter to win: Visit Letter Learning and tell me the name of your favorite product (not mentioned above).

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Giveaway will end on January 28th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to Letter Learning for providing greeting cards for me to review as well as a $15 gift certificate for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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I really loved the postcards too! This was my fav:

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