Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hallmark Encouragement Cards Review & Giveaway

I love cards! I am one of those people who stand in the Hallmark card store and look at almost every card. Do you hear giggling the next aisle over? Chances are it could be me!

So it was with great anticipation that I tore open my package of Hallmark cards to review. Oh, my gosh, I was reading the new "
Edge of Motherhood" cards and laughing so hard. As moms, we all have our funny stories to share. The cards are so true to life. Like this card:


The inside of the card says: Do whatever it takes to get some peace and quiet today.

The Hallmark people found me out! I confess! On bad days, I actually wanted my kids to play hide and seek so I would have 5 minutes to myself. Some styles of the “
Edge of Motherhood” cards are available online at Hallmark.com and full collection is available in the stores. Starting at a price of .99 each, these cards can easily fit into your budget.

While moms share stories and laughs, kids need us to encourage them too. Moms can give their kids a boost of confidence with Hallmark's new collection of Encouragement cards for kids. One of my favorites has a train and says "You can make it" then inside says "I know you can"

Trying out for the school play, stressing out over tests, and worrying about fitting in are all stressful times for kids. Support them through those "everyday" moments with a laugh and a heartfelt message. These cards start at 99 cents, and the encouragement cards with sound retail for $2.99.

I know that you want these wonderful cards! So Hallmark has generously offered to give 2 of my readers a Hallmark prize pack consisting of 5 Edge of Motherhood cards and 5 Encouragement for Kids cards.

To enter: visit
Hallmark.com and let me know which Edge of Motherhood card is your favorite. You can do this once and must do this before doing the extra entries.

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  • Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on Saturday Sept 12th at 11:59 pm CST. Winners will be chosen using a random number generator. Winners will be posted on this blog and notified by email. Please make sure that you leave your email address in your comment or on your profile so I can contact you if you win. Winner has 48 hours to respond by email or a new winner will be chosen.

    81 comments:

    Laura said...

    My favorite is the Mother-to-Be Something Wonderful's Coming Edge of Motherhood card - how funny!

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    Rachel said...

    Ha! I love these! I like the "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me.." one.

    Rachel said...

    I'm a follower!

    Faerie Mom said...

    The Anyone--Belated Why I Missed Your Birthday Edge of Motherhood card is my favorite. It totally works and is hilarious!!!

    Faerie Mom said...

    I'm a follower!

    Faerie Mom said...

    I subscribed via email!

    wigget said...

    my favorite is the You're a Mom; Just Go With It card

    Anny said...

    Hey I'm a follower already! The "Do as I say not as I do years" card cracked me up :)

    Anonymous said...

    I like the mom before and after kids card.

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    Tina said...

    I love the nice boobs after having a baby one because that's pretty much the only time I even have boobs. It made me lol

    FranticMommy said...

    I love the Mom to Mom Mom's Food Pyramid!
    This blog is awesome by-the-way!

    peg42 said...

    I love the Things That Won't Flush
    Edge of Motherhood card. So adorable. Thanks.

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    mverno said...

    i like the Mother-to-Be
    Awesome Boobs!
    Edge of Motherhood
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    Erica C. said...

    I prefer the Awesome Boobs! card!

    degood said...

    I like the list of things that won't flush down the toliet. I could add a couple more things to that list unfortunately due to my 3 year old son. :)

    degood said...

    I am a follower

    SunnyView said...

    My favorite is the Before & After Kids card. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    AEKZ2 said...

    I like the You Can Always Call Me card. Thanks!

    metalmomma said...

    i like the just go with it card.

    Stephanie said...

    I love the You're a Mom; Just Go With It card; it would be great for my sister. Thanks! scg00387 at yahoo.com

    mogrill said...

    You can always call me is cool!! Thanks for the chance.
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    Shannon said...

    My favorite is "Oh yeah... I can't wait to blog about today"

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    Connie said...

    Busy mom to mom card that lists all the activities then says now your caught up with me what's new with you?

    haydensmommy05 said...

    I love the you can always call me one that card is soo true for around my house I think I have a friend in mind who would appreciate this one!!
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    panicxduh said...

    YOUR A MOM:just go with it!

    it's so adorable for my own mother
    who is a new mom all over again~

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    Wehaf said...

    I like the "you're a mom, just g with it" card. :)

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    nynekats said...

    My favorite is the General Thanks
    You Saved My Life!
    Edge of Motherhood
    5x7 Folded Card
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    one4earth said...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the

    Anyone--Change the Age
    Take It With Grain of Salt
    Edge of Motherhood

    Angie
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    aileen said...

    I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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    Angela R. said...

    My favorite is the things that won't flush!

    Angela R. said...

    I subscribe to your blog.

    Coupon Teacher said...

    Anyone--Change the Age
    Take It With Grain of Salt
    Edge of Motherhood

    That is my favorite!

    Coupon Teacher said...

    I subscribe too!

    Anonymous said...

    I like the "you don't look like a Mom" one. Definitely a compliment!

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    Sarah C said...

    The No "Bad Mommy" Moments birthday card made me laugh. Very funny!

    Sarah C said...

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    Miss GoLightly said...

    hahah oh my gosh these are great!!! my favorite is the Anyone--Belated
    Why I Missed Your Birthday
    Edge of Motherhood card

    MomUnion said...

    My fave is the "You Saved My Life!"
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    Marie said...

    I like the You Don't Look Like a Mom
    Edge of Motherhood.
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    Gianna said...

    Anyone--Just For Laughs
    Things That Won't Flush
    Edge of Motherhood
    5x7 Folded Card :)

    Andrea said...

    I love the food pyramid card. Hallmark has the best cards
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    FDP 4 Life said...

    i like the Mom to Mom
    You're a Mom; Just Go With It
    Edge of Motherhood

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    Becky said...

    My favorite is the teen one: Mom of Teen
    Do As I Say, Not Did

    dvice said...

    My favorite is the General Thanks
    You Saved My Life!
    Edge of Motherhood
    5x7 Folded Card

    missydawnrox said...

    Ha! I love the mother-to-be Awesome boobs card! Hilarious!! missydnichols@gmail.com

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    Renee G said...

    It seems like forgetting to send cards is one of those "mommy" things that just happen. I love the Anyone --- belated --- Why I missed your birthday card.
    Definitely would be useful around here.

    Tammy said...

    The Before Kids/After Kids Birthday Card - perfect for my sister!

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    Heather said...

    I like the You Don't Look Like a Mom/Neckline card. Hilarious!

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    Anonymous said...

    I love the Any Mom/Mom to Mom card with the young perky redhead picture and the older grumpy redhead picture. My daughter and I are both redheads, and obviously, she would be the first photo, and I...the second!
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