Friday, May 4, 2012

Shower Them with Love with Hallmark Card Showers {$25 Hallmark Gold Crown Stores Gift Card Giveaway}

Hallmark logo
During the course of writing a blog titled Thanks, Mail Carrier, I've heard a variety of stories over the years from people and their attachment to the mail. While some actually have a current or retired mail carrier or postmaster in their lives, most people are like me and simply just love receiving the mail.

But, let's face it, typical day-to-day mail isn't always so thrilling. Bills, fliers, ads, store mailings, catalogs, more bills... it can be somewhat of a letdown to rush out to the mailbox and find a handful of items that mostly go straight into the recycle bin, right?

Which is why when I started flipping through the pile one day last month and found card after card after card addressed to me, I could hardly believe my eyes! It seemed that my dream mail day had arrived thanks to Hallmark and their innovative new Card Showers service.

Hallmark Card Showers

Card Showers by Hallmark is the new way the organize multiple people in showering a single person or group with greeting cards. While the concept isn't new, the ease of inviting, connecting and participating is an advancement that only Hallmark would invent.

Instead of traditional word-of-mouth or church bulletin boards to spread the message about birthdays, new babies, illnesses and more, this free service does all the work for you.

Hallmark Card Showers

The result? Someone like me who is beyond overjoyed and touched to open their mailbox and find it overflowing with card after card and all of their words of care.

Hallmark cards

When it comes to setting up a Card Shower, the process really couldn't be much easier. This free service can be planned and prepared weeks in advance of the event right from Hallmark.com/CardShowers.

After selecting from the large variety of occasions available (e.g. anniversary, new baby, health & healing, birthday, appreciation, and more) and choosing the date for your cards to arrive, you log into your Hallmark online account (or create one if you don't have one) and begin inviting other people to participate — up to 1,000 participants!

Using email and Facebook, the Card Shower coordinator shares the important details — who the Shower is for, why it is occurring, when to mail cards, and where to send them (either directly to the honoree or to the coordinator to hand-deliver them) — and can even allow participants to pass an invitation along to people they know, helping to spread the word about the event.


As invitees RSVP, the coordinator can track who has responded, if they have purchased their card, and if it has already been mailed. Participants even save money, as if they indicate that they would like to purchase their card in store, they are given a Buy 2 get 1 free coupon for use at all Hallmark Gold Crown Stores.

Rather purchase online? You're brought to Hallmark.com directly to a selection of cards appropriate just for this occasion — what a time saver! You can then customize your card choice and purchase it right there, where Hallmark will stamp and mail it right out for you (to U.S. addresses only).

In the end, the very lucky honoree is bombarded in snail mail that is guaranteed to bring a smile to their face (just imagine how happy you'd be to find a mailbox full of cards from people thinking of you)!

friendship card

As an added bonus, Card Showers participants can extrend the fun by visiting the event page and posting comments and photos, and sharing stories and memories, even once the event is over.

Hallmark has long been known for helping people stay connected and best express their feelings, so the addition of the new Card Showers to their already-vast collection of cards, gifts and services is a perfect fit. I love the way that they've taken all of the work, hassle and stress out of organizing a mail campaign and have made it possible to show love and appreciation for family, friends, teachers and more with only a few clicks of your mouse.

The only thing left to do? Decide which lucky person in your life is most deserving of being shocked to find their mailbox overflowing with cards of love, kindness and best wishes!

Thanks to the generosity of Hallmark, one person will be one step closer to picking out their favorite greeting cards and starting a Card Shower as well, because...

One lucky person will win a $25 gift card to Hallmark Gold Crown Stores!

Hallmark gift card

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below - if you don't see the form, click here! If you have any problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big thank you to Hallmark for providing a gift card for me 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.

219 comments:

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B. Wilson said...

I think it would be creative for Father's Day

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I would do a card shower for Father's day, my daughter's birthday or my brother's graduation!

Clair said...

Father's Day and my daughter's birthday is coming up!

KPort207 said...

My moms birthday in June

kport207 at gmail dot com

Leah Baird said...

Father's day

john said...

family Birthday

Darcie K. said...

For my friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer.

lyndsey said...

Fathers Day!

HollyO said...

My daughter's birthday in July! She'd love this now that she can read!

Dreams Do Come True said...

Scotty's Birthday in September


scottysgirl4life@gmail.com

Vesper said...

my brother-in-law's birthday

Mysharona said...

Mothers day is right around the corner

Lorna England said...

...for my son heading off to college in fall!
Thanks for the chance to win!

JC said...

It would be Mother's Day!

Rich said...

it would be my son's bday party

Holly Thomas said...

My Sister's Birthday!!

wigget said...

our anniversary

savannah said...

My moms and aunts birthday party in July

Anonymous said...

My friends baby shower. julierupert@gmail.com

PaulineMilner said...

I am going to be planning a wedding shower for my best friend who is getting married in July. I am her matron of honor.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

dod@rogers.com

Jennifer Van Dahm said...

We have some family member's birthdays, a baby shower, and my anniversary coming up!
jennifer (at) jennifervandahm.com

kyonac1 said...

i would shower my friend who's having a baby.
kyonac1@gmail.com

ColleenMarie82 said...

I think my daughter would enjoy this for her birthday!

inman@mobap.edu

Jackie said...

My dad's 75th birthday.
Thanks!

Amy V said...

my parents' wedding anniversary


annae07 at aol dot com

Nebraska Fillemans said...

My husbands 40th.
jtfilleman@cox.net

CAJUNMAN12 said...

My nephew's birthday

Linda W. said...

Mom's birthday is coming up in June.

A. said...

I think Father's day would be a fun surprise for the card shower.

canastaxyz@yahoo dot com

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

Oh I read some of the sweetest things that people said above. I was thinking for a back to school for teachers, but these messages are better than that!

kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

FOR MY MOMS BIRTHDAY COMING UP !!


LOVE3570@AOL.COM

Bethany C. said...

Father's Day.

Jessica T. said...

My mother's 65th birthday this year!

captainliss40 said...

My grandpa's birthday! captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather McDougle said...

mother's day

Jess D. said...

This would be perfect for my mom for mother's day

Krystle Smith said...

christmas!!

krystlekouture at yahoo dot com

Stacey said...

My aunt and uncle just got married but haven't had the reception yet I would use it for that.

Rebecca Graham said...

Father's Day for my husband.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

janetfaye said...

My son's upcoming birthday.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Ashley T. said...

Father's day

debijackson said...

dad's birthday

Linda said...

For Father's Day!
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

Katherine said...

father's day

sheila musselman askins said...

i would do a card shower for my grandmothers upcoming 80th bday! awesome idea..thank you!

Kristy Thiel said...

I'd use this for my friend's baby shower!

wallindeb said...

My mother for her birthday

rosannepm said...

Son's fiancee's shower
rosans4@comcast.net

Sarah said...

I'd love to do this for my son's birthday!

Kathy Rambousek said...

HS graduation!

LKARambo at comcast dot net

Erin said...

I have a ton of friends graduating from school in the next month that I would love to shower with cards.

susan1215 said...

My husbands 50th birthday

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Alicia said...

Mother's day.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Fathers Day
Kims2312@verizon.net

wildcat32 said...

It would be great for my husband's 40th birthday.

monster6236 at gmail dot com

Helen Keeler said...

I would like to coordinate a Card Shower for my daughter birthday.
helenkeeler1949@gmail.com

Lane Mahnke said...

My cousin's having a baby, so I'd like to coordinate a card shower for her.

kyl neusch said...

baby shower

Boobies said...

My amazing Granny's upcoming 74th Bday!

Anonymous said...

Probably my mother's birthday. :-)

ChosenToBeFree said...

We have a baby shower that'd be great for.

chestnutyouth(at)hotmail(dot)com

jenspurg said...

I'd do one for Father's Day.
huntandride@hotmail.com

Selinda said...

My grandmother's next birthday! We are having a family reunion before hand so it would be perfect!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Karen said...

I would like to shower my son with cards when he graduates!
Thanks,
Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Mothers Day!
info(at)mijalphotography(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 said...

need in june for father's day, birthday, and a wedding, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

kellyr78 said...

I would like a card shower for my husband's grandma who will be 89 next month
KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Dreams Do Come True said...

I would like a card shower for my fiance Scotty. His birthday is in September.

scottysgirl4life@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

For a friend who is facing some serious surgery and lengthy healing time
marypopmom@yahoo.com

slehan said...

For my grandmother's 93rd birthday!
Thanks for the contest.

Kristen E said...

For summer holidays in general- graduations, weddings, 4th of July!

AngelWinner said...

My anniversary!

mogrill said...

My sis's baby shower.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Kendal said...

My friends baby shower in June.

Brittani said...

My boyfriend's birthday!

nova said...

It would be great to shower my daughter and son-in-law who just found out they are expecting a new addition to our family.

Tatum said...

My grandmas Bday in July :)

Nicole Larsen said...

My daughter's birthday in November :)

pittsy82@hotmail.com

sherylssg said...

For my aunt whose going in the hospital for hip surgery

sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

Kerry said...

My mom's birthday

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

my daughter's birthday
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

STF said...

for our upcoming employee appreciation week

1955nurse said...

For my Grandson's 5th B-day - most of our family lives far away, so I think he would get a big kick out of it, & if they enclose pics he would get to put a face w/a name!!! Thanks for the chance....

Katie Short said...

My sister, who graduated college days ago and is facing a job search in a crazy time.

Karen said...

For my sister's birthday :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Nicole said...

my in-laws 35th anniversary

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Me and hubby 10 year anniversary
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

Laurel said...

Father's Day
alwaysneedhim4evr@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Baby shower
Gkuroda. At gmail. Dot com

Cari said...

I'd coordinate a card shower for my sister's baby shower.

Liz said...

My daughter would LOVE this for her birthday!

latanya said...

fathers day

susie said...

for my hubby's b-day.

swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

Mare/TommyGirl said...

My niece is having her big 13th birthday this summer - this would be cool to do.

heather said...

My husbands Birthday which is on Christmas Day. He would really enjoy all the extra love. Thank you for the chance to win. Heather W hweisenfels at yahoo dot com

*Brittany C* said...

My Sisters Birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!

Wise Owl Designs said...

Fathers Day

wiseowldesignsinc at gmail dot com

Rafflecopter Liz W

Kristen said...

For my friend's baby shower.

Melissa Shirley said...

Fathers day
melissalucky43@yahoo.com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

mom's birthday
vmkids3 at msn dot com

KIACI30 said...

I would love to do a card shower for my husbands birthday at the end of the month

RJ said...

The next Baby Shower

rjwhiggins@aol.com

jmajor4870 said...

for my grand daughters birthday

lana said...

sister-in-law baby shower

JoMoni10 said...

My sons next birthday

apple blossom said...

father's day

alisa said...

my birthday!

Joy said...

my sons fiances shower.

tnrina said...

A Card Shower is a wonderful idea. I think it would be great for Father's Day.
tnrinaatgmaildotcom

Sierra said...

This would be so great for a shut in or new college student who feels like everyone has forgotten them!

Margarita said...

My best friend's wedding in August!

JSweeps said...

My fiancee's birthday in June!

Ariel said...

My father's birthday is coming up in June!

Anonymous said...

Father's Day, no question.

Tamra said...

For my good friend who is getting married, would love to tie this idea into her bridal shower!

smilekisses said...

A June wedding.
dolniaks at consolidated dot net

Robyn said...

Would be great to do this for father's day!

Angela Holland said...

I would love to do a card shower for my grandmas birthday

griperang at embarqmail dot com

Ashley said...

Father's Day would be a great time for a card shower!

Denise S. said...

I would do it for Father's Day.
lazybones344 at gmail dot com

Aralynlove said...

Pregnancy Announcement!

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

My mom's 67th birthday this fall!

Reeva M. said...

father's day

Theresa c said...

We've moved cards to family and friends

Mjctv (@) yahoo dot com

Anissa said...

My friend's baby shower

Jeni Lynn Monroe said...

For my anniversary

dario moniz said...

my daughter's birthday


yanktheese@yahoo.com

sawstrunk said...

The next occasion would be 4th of july

Anonymous said...

Several HS and college graduations coming up in the next month.

Elaine said...

My friend is moving to a new home- it would be nice to have a card shower for her

Christine Jessamine said...

my daughters birthday is coming up, this could be very usefull!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

julie said...

My brother's wedding is in a couple months, would be super fun! :)

jenzen69 said...

This is cool, I am going to do this for my daughters graduation

Nikki T said...

My girlfriend who helped me deal with a very sad occasion recently. She would love to get a mail box of anything not bill related!

Hotsnotty2 said...

Father's day

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

jodi lasher said...

i would have to say for my daughter's graduation.. thankss

Mallory Roberts said...

A card shower would be perfect for a coworker of mine who is due to have a baby in November. thanks for the giveaway!

modest_mal at yahoo dot com

LesleyfromWI said...

My son's graduation

Tara said...

My grandma's birthday. She loves getting cards :)

Diane Zielinski said...

For Christmas.

Ms Penny Pincher said...

For my sister's birthday!

Danger said...

I send cards to my friends who are serving in the military overseas just to let them know I'm thinking about them.

amweeks said...

I would love to arrange one for my sister's birthday!

Amanda J said...

My wedding shower next month!

Anonymous said...

pregnancy congrats for a friend who hasn't made it to through the first trimester before
jlouisesmith at yahoo dot com

Ryan said...

Friend having baby in Oct.

Kathy Davis said...

My Aunt Dot and Uncle Don will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary next month, That deserves a card shower!
Kathy Davis
kdasvis1@centurytel.net

Kathy Davis said...

My FB name: Kathy Newsom Davis
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Brenda I said...

Fathers Day would be a good time.

MizVickik said...

This would be great for father's day! (Miz Vickik)

Andrea said...

Both my daughter's birthday (one week from today) and my dad's birthday in July would be great!

Lindsay said...

This would be great for my friend's baby shower!

Tara said...

for my grandma's 90th birthday!
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

rageena vandelay said...

well, mothers day is over this year, but this could still be a great thing for my mom's & sister's birthdays

Gianna said...

Father's Day.

shopannies said...

hubbys bday

Emmy Coffee said...

Mother and Father's Anniversary

goingnuts2 said...

A friends birthday. thanks

Celeste said...

Father's Day :)

Kendra Warstler said...

My sons birthday next month

MELINA said...

I would do a card shower for Father's day

lilyk said...

The next occasion in which I would like to coordinate a Card Shower is my friend's birthday.

Tamar said...

maybe for my pregnant sisters

Suzknows said...

My mother in lays birthday

amy16323 said...

my mother in laws birthday coming up next month
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

Missy L said...

My daughter's birthday is next month

Robin Quick said...

My sons upcoming wedding!

MarielDumas said...

Christmas

schueler1 said...

My moms 50th Birthday
schueler.jessica@yahoo.com

Brigette Streeper said...

Fathers Day!

Tim Stephens said...

I'd like to set one up to act as a second baby shower for my wife...

gohanxavier@yahoo.com

ape2016 said...

my daughter's birthday

april yedinak

Jammie said...

My daughters birthday, and it would be fun for my anniversary as well.

Anonymous said...

my moms birthday

lowville04@yahoo.com

savvygirl65 said...

Card shower for my son's b-day next month
Sherri J
savvyblog@yahoo.com

terri142 said...

For my mom's birthday.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

ladyt64 said...

I would like to do this for my son's birthday.

Rachel said...

my mom's birthday

lgm52 said...

Father's Day

McKim said...

For my mother-in-law's 80th birthday.

tavernie said...

Fathers Day!!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

Tylerpants said...

A card shower would be fun for my sister's birthday! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

MissKate126 said...

My husbands birthday :)

gloria mckellar said...

For my mom's 84 birthday!

squiresj said...

Coming up real soon - like June 5th when my youngest daughter turns 26 and her Dad turns 65 and retires.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

Julieh said...

Father's day would be great! julie hawkins
honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

JD said...

father's day

jdmimi at gmail dot com

carol said...

For my daughters graduation

Ruth Hill said...

for my upcoming college graduation

Ruth Hill said...

for my upcoming college graduation

Ruth Hill said...

for my upcoming college graduation

Ruth Hill said...

for my upcoming college graduation

naturegirl said...

This would be great for my sister's birthday. I'm logged into rafflecopter as Patrice.

Vera said...

What a nice giveaway and everyone loves Hallmark!

crystalf said...

I think my daughter would love to have one at her birthday. I can imagine the smile on her face as she got a ton of birthday cards. thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

dddiva said...

My mom's birthday
Sherry Conrad discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

Penny Pinching Mama said...

My daughters birthday! She just loves cards!

Kim said...

For a Friend just because.

Crystal C. said...

My father's birthday.

Erica C. said...

A card shower would be good for my grandfather's birthday.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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