August 12, 2013

Make the First Day of School Special with Hallmark - Review and Giveaway.

Disclosure - Review & Giveaway Products provided by Hallmark

School starts in exactly one week.  I like having my kids at home for the summer, but it's nice to have them gone because I can get back to a routine.  Over the last two weeks, we've been hurrying to go shopping and get everything ready for the school year.  

Even though she's only 7, Kik is definitely a fashionista and knows exactly how she wants to look on that first day of school - poofy pink skirt, boots, a levi vest, and a cowboy hat.  She can't wear the hat to school, but she wants it anyway.

When I was younger, first day outfits were very thought out, but now I don't have a clue of what I wore.  Because of this, I like to take a picture of my kids on the first day of school.  Usually I have them showing off their outfit and holding a sign  I wrote that states what grade they are going in to.  Sadly, my signs struggle and they are written on computer paper.

This year Hallmark has improved my idea a million fold with their Pics N Props School Days Activity Kit. 

The Kit comes with a small chalkboard perfect for your kids to hold in pictures.  With the chalkboard, you can make your own school year sign, or use one of the included inserts.

Also with the chalkboard, comes a small scrapbook, and little journal pages for your kids to record their feelings.  The kit has inserts and journal pages for preschool - graduation, so it has the ability to evolve with your kids.

Also for the first day of school is Hallmark's Back to School line of cards.

· SO SO Happy™ Greetings: These cards are fun.  They feature a variety of fun kid centered monster characters and teach positivity, acceptance and love.  The cards even include fun surprises for kids
 like shoelaces, key chains bracelets, etc.

· Kids Encouragement Greetings: Sometimes school can be daunting and kids need a confidence boost. These cards are designed to help little ones know that they are being thought of, and that they are loved.

· Back-to-School Greetings: Animal Themed Back to School Greetings

To Buy - Products can be brought in store and online.  The school days kit retails for $29.95 and is a Hallmark Gold Crown Exclusive.

To Win - Hallmark is giving a “Making Memories & Encouraging Kids” gift pack to one of you. The gift pack will include a Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit and a selection of the greeting cards. -

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  1. The Night the Baby was Born

    Keepsake Ornament

  2. I also like their Baby on the Way Kit.

  3. I like the most important thing is family frame in the Disney line.

  4. I like the Watch Me Grow Kit
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  5. i like the One Fish Two Fish Keepsake Ornament Dr. Seuss®

    rafflecopter: daniel

  6. Oh I would love their Grandbaby's First Christmas ornament, since my first grand baby is due in November!
    ~Sandra U.

  7. I like the "Zebra and Just Be You" book and animal set. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

  8. I love all the disney princess things. :) So sweet

  9. I like the Steamboat Junction
    Keepsake Ornament

  10. the say it with halk kit is cool as are several (all) of the christmas ornaments

  11. I like the Pig and You Are Loved.
    Book With Plush

  12. I like the watch me grow kit

  13. I love a lot of their Christmas ornaments, especially the Disney ones.

  14. I like The Night the Baby was Born

  15. I like the Full Frame Photo Stationery for $1.99.

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