Monday, April 23, 2012

Hallmark Mother's Day Gifts: Recordable Artwork, Conversation Books and Greeting Cards {Review & Gift Pack Giveaway}


While there is no one perfect gift for Mother's Day, I think moms everywhere can agree that the thought behind the item is what really counts. Whether we awaken to find breakfast in bed, a bouquet of flowers or a colorful craft project, what matters is that the day is filled with love, appreciation and care.

So when it comes to expressing our feelings, finding that gift can often take a great deal of time and searching. Which is why it is consistently easy for me to be impressed when Hallmark can take that task and make it simple year after this. How do they always know just what to put in their cards or how to design a gift that can pull at your heartstrings?

This year is no exception, as just in time for Mother's Day 2012, Hallmark has released Recordable Artwork, Conversation Books and great new Mother's Day Greeting Cards.

Hallmark Mother's Day

After having spent the last 100 years helping people stay connected and best express their feelings, it isn't hard to see that there is so much more available than just the greeting cards that are most commonly associated with Hallmark (although those are always amazing).

Whether you're shopping in a Hallmark Gold Crown Store or searching their easy-to-browse website, finding the next gift, wrapping paper, ornament, album, card and more couldn't be easier and you'll always love the new products as well as the old.

As I have always been in awe of all of the new and innovative items that Hallmark debuts, I had no doubt that their new gifts and cards for Mother's Day would be just the thing to brighten Mom's special day.

Mother's Day gifts

Sure enough, these items brought a smile to my face that hasn't left!

Hallmark's Canvas Art Kit takes the classic hand painted picture and turns it into a keepsake work of art — complete with the artist's interpretation!

canvas art kit

While kids have drawn pictures for moms for years, this kit takes a Mother's Day drawing to the next level by capturing a child's voice and the story behind his or her artwork. Coming equipped with a removable canvas panel, Crayola washable paints and a single paintbrush, all that is required is a big imagination to end up with a result that will be treasured for years to come.

Hallmark Canvas Art Kit

After using the washable paints to complete their artwork, kids simply press the button on the back of the 9" x 9" frame to record a 40-second special Mother's Day message to share their unique story behind their art or just tell Mom that they love her.

Available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores and anywhere Hallmark products are sold for $14.95, I love the idea of the Canvas Art Kit and the joy that it can bring. Kids can feel proud that they painted a masterpiece for Mom (or Grandma) while she has the ability to play back her child's precious little voice and experience his or her creativity on Mother's Day and any day.

For another unique way to celebrate a child's personality, Hallmark's Mom & Me Conversations to Keep Recordable Interview book has proven to be a fun way to capture their voice and thoughts in a humorous and sweet way.

Hallmark Conversations to Keep

Filled with open-ended questions that spark imaginative answers, Mom & Me has page after page of humorous queries such as "If you and Mom made the world's grossest pizza, what would you put on it?" and "If you and mom were aliens, what would you look like? What would you name your planet?"

recordable book

With a simple press of the record buttons, the giggles, laughter and answers to each page's questions will be forever documented — what a great item to pull out over the years to reminisce... as well as to compare with Hallmark's other Conversations to Keep books such as Dad & Me, Grandma & Me, and more!

Available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores for $24.95, I've loved the way that this Mom & Me book allows for easy personalization and customization. Whenever I need to be cheered up, I can just open this up and enjoy my girls' voices and have this stage of their childhood forever bookmarked (there's even a switch in the battery compartment to ensure that the words aren't accidentally erased).

What mom wouldn't want to hear firsthand their kids' answer to "What does Mom do to show you she loves you?"

I love mom

Finally, it wouldn't be Hallmark and it wouldn't be Mother's Day without a great selection of greeting cards. This year Hallmark has taken Mother's Day cards to a new level with a variety of innovations, including lights and animation, as well as pop-ups with mechanics so complex that they had to be designed with the help of a paper engineer to construct them.

No matter if you buy your mom cards that are sentimental and moving or ones that are lighthearted and funny, Hallmark always manages to find just the right touch to make the results special. I love the small details that they always include, from a touch of glitter or metallic ink to jeweled attachments that sparkle...

Mother's Day card

...to bright colors and lights that accompany upbeat, jazzy music!

Mother's Day cards
The lights rotate through the hearts while the card plays "Some kind of wonderful" on this great card!
Whether you pick out a card that is simple and classic or elaborate and modern, Hallmark's huge variety of designs, styles and colors are sure to supply you with just the right words to convey to Mom how much she is loved... and she'll want to hang onto it for years to come.

This Mother's Day, give Mom something new and different that shows her how much you care by heading to your nearest Hallmark Gold Crown store to pick up a gift that is nearly guaranteed to surprise and delight. Or, thanks to their generosity, one person will have just the right presents delivered right to their door, because...

One lucky person will win a Hallmark Mother's Day Gift Pack including the Canvas Art Kit, a Conversations to Keep Recordable Book and three Greeting Cards!


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A big thank you to Hallmark for providing a Mother's Day Gift Pack of these items for me to review as well as 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.

79 comments:

ColleenMarie82 said...

I love you and thank yoU!

Lisa Noel said...

My mom passed away two years ago so I wish I could say ANYTHING to her! But mostly I love you and I miss you.

Tina Barker said...

Thanks for believing in me!

amylynn73 said...

the your the best and i love you always

GurleyGirl said...

I hope I can do this half as well as you did

wigget said...

i would thank her for all her help raising our kids

Unknown said...

You are always there for me-thank you and i love you

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for everything you do and for always being there.
julierupert@gmail.com

JSweeps said...

I would tell her I love her and miss her!

Brenda Callahan said...

i wish you lived closer

Marisa M said...

I'd thank her for everything she's done for me and my children, and for always being a loving presence.
madmegid @ yahoo dot com

Amy V said...

i'd say thank you for staying by me through everything and your unconditional love.

Marie said...

That I miss her a lot :-)

marielay@gmail.com

jessica said...

When are you coming to visit me!? and of course "I love you". I hate living on separate coasts, the travel is long and talking on the phone is a pain in the butt due to the time difference!

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Renea Greathouse said...
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Renea Greathouse said...

I would tell my mom that I love her <3

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Jo said...

She's the beat mom ever!
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debijackson said...

i would say i love you

bromleylisa27 said...

Luv u mom!

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

"I love you."

s said...

I love you - mom

Connie Gruning said...

Last year I moved my Mom in with me... so I would say MOTHER! what are you doing NOW!? LOL or I love you, have a good sleep.
Connie Gruning
CGruning at aol(dot)com

Emily said...

Thank you for everything and for always being there for me!

SamanthaD said...

My mom has been taking care of my dad for the last 2 and a half years. He has terminal cancer. I'd tell her how strong she's been and how proud I am to be able to call her "Mom"

Smantha D
dull2000 at cox dot net

Carrie Phelps said...

I love you.

Jennifer Van Dahm said...

I'd say, "sorry for being such a brat while growing up"!
jennifer (at) jennifervandahm.com

Anonymous said...

i'd say i love you
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sohamolina said...

Why did you do it?

rosannepm said...

Shut the #$%^ up
Sorry but it's true. She drives me crazy

Terra H. said...

I'd thank her for being there for me through the years and being the best mother anyone could ask for. Thanks.
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Karen said...

I'll never forget you :)

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Unknown said...

to mom love zed . . . for all the things you do

Nd said...

Thanks!

mogrill said...

Thank you for putting up with me in my teenage years.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Lena said...

I would say I love you mom and miss you.

Anonymous said...

Mommy I love you, you are my best friend. Thank you for always being there for me

mverno said...

i love and miss you so very much. my mother passed away
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Lane Mahnke said...

I would tell her that I love her very much, and I would thank her for all of her hard work raising us all alone.

apple blossom said...

I love you

jmajor4870 said...

i love you and thank you for being a wonderful mother to me

christaj3 said...

I miss you, Mom.

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won said...

I would say:

"WHY???"

Wise Owl Designs said...

I would say thank you for always being there when I needed you and when I didn't. I love you!

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Christine Jessamine said...

i would tell her that i missed her!

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Kendal said...

leave the bitterness in Nevada!

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

It would be, Come on in. I wish she lived closer so we could visit more often!

enizete said...

Thank You very, very much, for all the love & care.

Anne N. said...

Thank you for all you do!

dpschad said...

I would just say Thanks and I Love You!

Phoenix said...

Thanks for continuing to grow & change.

Alexis G said...

Thanks for all your help when I had my son! My mom moved in with me for a month (my husband was working across the country at the time). She cooked, cleaned, and packed up almost my entire apartment for our upcoming move.
alexisgrau1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Melissa said...

i would say "i love you and please pick me up some ice cream at the store while you're there!!"

bkeg said...

I Love You! You are a great mom!

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bkeg said...

We would love to own the Rocky Mountain River Race

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bkeg said...

We would love to own the Rocky Mountain River Race

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Lisa M said...

My mom just had surgery so I would say - Get Well Soon!

Tamar said...

I'd tell her to travel to me to see the birth of her second grandchild.

Tam S rc/fb

dario moniz said...

a heartfelt thank you

Leah Baird said...

Say Thank You for everything you did for me, and just being my person I go to.

shirley H said...

I would say..I love you and miss you sooo much ,what i wouldnt give for one more day.......


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kyonac1 said...

Thanks !!
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mstoolman173 said...

I love you and thanks
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Melissa Shirley said...

I would yell her that I love her
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Thanks for being a wonderful Mom

Stacy said...

I love you and thank you for letting me be myself

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Anonymous said...

I would say I love you and thank you for all your sacrifices

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captainliss40 said...

I would say, "I Love You!" captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

ltlbitone said...

I miss you and wish you would have been able to see what beautiful grand daughters you have.

ltlbit1 at hotmail dot com

missrantsypants said...

Thank you! :}


clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
Melanie Montgomery

tina reynolds said...

I love you and thank you.
eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Niecey said...

I miss you

nieceyd at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to win you something! lol

cara
kckts@msn.com

Lana Bradstream said...

Thanks, Mom.

lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

dddiva said...

Love you mama! You rock, and I appreciate you.
Sherry Conrad
discriminating_diva at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I truly love you and appreciate everything you have done for me.

stephanie_adkins@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

If she was alive today I would tell her how much I appreciate all that she ever did and how she loved my sister and I unconditionally. JD

SamneneD@aol.com

corey1971 said...

I love you with all my heart! (Corey Olomon)

katecontestgirl said...

I love you so much!

daveshir2005 said...

How much I have appreciated everything she sacrificed for me.

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