Monday, May 2, 2016

Mother's Day With Hallmark

You know Hallmark. You love Hallmark. You two have been through everything together: birthday, holidays, anniversaries, and everything in between. Is there a Hallmark commercial that doesn't make you cry? I didn't think so.

I actually just celebrated Mother's Day with my mom yesterday. It was totally unexpected. She called me on Saturday, in the midst of a hectic day, and told me she and dad wanted to come over on Sunday! I was shocked! They hadn't been to our new house yet, and I was elated. When 7:30pm came, and I realized I hadn't gotten anything for her for Mother's Day, I made plans to go at the end of church the next day to Hallmark for a gift. I had planned on sending her something, so I wasn't prepared. Here's what I got her:



Now, Hallmark has given me the opportunity to work with them on their Ken Sheldon line for a Mother's Day review. I was beyond elated, and emotional. This line...I feel like this line captured the essence of what it means to be a parent, at least for me. I had actually run across it when I went to Hallmark about a month ago when I was searching for a gift.

I actually welled up with tears right there in the entry way of the local Hallmark store.  I'd never heard of Ken Weldon, but I was sure glad they had it smack dab in the entry way...aside from the tears. I'm truly a sap when it comes to sentimental family products. What I love about this line is it's not relegated to just parents, and how we feel towards our children. It's also for siblings. Like my girls, they have a very loving bond, and are only 2 yrs apart so they have truly done life together. My boys...well, they're not quite there yet. HA!

"So much more than brothers."

"Life side by side."                                                          "First friends."

Back to moms. I love my mom more than I can explain. I wouldn't have been able to say that years ago as a teenager. In fact, I never thought I'd be able to say it. Now I can't get enough of our time together.

On the flip side of that, of being a daughter to my mom, being a mom to my kids is something I can't put into words. I don't feel like anything I would try to say about being a mom would come close to being adequate. I just love my family. I'm beyond thankful that God allowed me to be a mom, when being a mom was the last thing on my mind. I can NOT even fathom what life would be like without my children. My identity has been as a mom for over half of my life. It's the greatest job in the world!

Now, I'm hoping that I'll be getting this pillow because, Holy Bible (secret phrase that means I'm telling you the truth no doubt about it), every time I see it, I start to cry.


Oh my goodness, walked away from this post for the day, came back to pick right back up, looked at the picture of the pillow, and welled up with tears. Not kidding. I'm pitiful.

Isn't being a mom one of the best things in life? I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Now for the best part of celebrating our moms or being a mom is this giveaway! I'm not going to cry alone because I'm a sap. I'm taking you down with me! Thanks to Hallmark, I'm giving away Signature & Kim Mallory greetings as well as this set:



Be sure to enter and visit your Hallmark store or shop with convenience online!

TAKE NOTE: This giveaway will NOT be finished in time for Mother's Day. Please don't count on this as your only gift for mom. =)


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30 comments:

Heidi Bee said...

I love the Gardenfair figures, so sweet!!

Melanie Schemanski said...

I really like the embroidered pillows

Barbara W. said...

Ah, don't make me cry too! Those are so pretty.

I love the Willow Tree figures too. I have one with a mom hugging a little boy (for my son and I) and one of a woman cradling a cat, which my mom bought me after my cat passed away.

I found this one that I think I'm going to order: http://shop.hallmark.com/gifts/home-decor/figurines/willow-tree-close-to-me-mother-daughter-figurine-26222.html

Jennifer Essad said...

Having just purchased my Mother's Day card for my mom I'm thinking of the beautiful new line of soaps with special dishes to hold them

Shakeia Rieux said...

I really like the Some Things Mother Child Mug, and the I Love You, Mom Lolita Wine Glass

Dominique Cloutier said...

The Engraved "Grandma" Necklace in Sterling Silver is gorgeous! I'd love this for my mom now that she's a grandma, as well! Thanks!

Angela Saver said...

I really love the Beautiful Day Ceramic Trinket Tray too!

TheOutspokenYam said...

I love the Wrapped Up in Spring Rose Color Scarf! - Jenna O.

Maryann D. said...

The Celebrate Family Mug would be a lovely gift to receive or give.
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Elicia P said...

I love the Engraved "Mom" Bangle Bracelet in Sterling Silver

Dana Matthews said...

My favorite item is the Willow Tree® Close to Me Mother Daughter Figurine...I love Willow Tree pieces!

Julie Waldron said...

I like the Mom Loved Mug.

Katie K said...

I like the willow tree mother daugther figurine

Tylerpants said...

Love the Still the Queen Ceramic Mug! Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Debby said...

I like the Willow Tree® The Quilt Family Figurine
Willow Tree® by Susan Lordi

Deborah

lisa said...

I Love the
Willow Tree® Mother and Son Figurine
Willow Tree® Close to Me Mother Daughter Figurine

breanna pollard said...

I love the Moved Loved Mug and all of the cards.

lissa crane said...

Everything is so beautiful but I would be most excited about having the Willow Tree Mother and Son Figurine! So many statues celebrate mothers and daughters, but I love that I get to celebrate my son also!

savvygirl65 said...

The 50 Ways You Matter to Me, Mom Gift Book would be a great gift.
Sherri J

Missy Schutz said...

Love the Always There Ceramic Mug.

laurasloves said...

The Willow Tree Mother and Son Figurine touches my heart. It makes me think of my son and myself.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

trixx said...

The Latticework wood serving tray is quite lovely as well.

Life of a Busy Mommy said...

We Love You Because Picture Kit, Holds 4 Photos

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I love the Wrapped Up in Spring Cream Floral Scarf
Thank You for the chance!

Fiona N

Rob said...

Birthstone Bangle Bracelet

Milton Milt said...

Birthstone Earrings

Marc said...

Birthstone Necklace

Paulet said...

Willow Tree Close to Me Mother Daughter Figurine

Malv said...

Willow Tree Mother and Son Figurine

Aaron said...

Willow Tree Quietly Mother and Children Figurine

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