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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hallmark makes their mark...

Holidays, Birthdays, and Celebrations, we have so many throughout the year. Honestly, I’m not one for greeting cards. I rarely give them, and I tell everyone not to bother with them for me or my girls, I just end up tossing them anyways eventually, yes even the Mother’s Day cards, Birthday Cards, even our wedding cards all ended up in the trash. I’m horrible I know, my own mother yells at me constantly for it. Besides the fact that I throw the cards out, they can get pretty darn expensive, just for a little card that eventually gets thrown away, why waste the money?!

I think Hallmark is trying to make its “mark” on me though with the really cool, colorful, and affordable brand new cards that they’ve been coming out lately. I mean come on, how can I possibly throw out a recorded message card with music, or even a photo card, I just can’t do that. And with their new affordable 99 cent cards, I can’t resist buying a card for any celebration, it’s more affordable than even printing up my own.

The newest rounds of cards are just in time for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. What’s more adorable than allowing your child to record a special message for their parent and having a cute song play afterward? I can’t think of anything, it’s almost like a gift in just a greeting card alone. Simply by pressing the button and recording your own voice, you’ve personalized a greeting card even more that it’s ever been possible to do before. What’s more is that Hallmark is trying to make them even more special by having some cards with a spot on the front where you can slide in your own picture in addition to the personal recording. This makes greeting cards much more personal and special to anyone who’s receiving one. Great for those with parents that don’t live close enough to them to see them for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or any other holidays. Think of the surprised look on their face when they hear your voice or see your picture when they open up the envelope. We’ll be sending the recordable cards to both our parents this year since they live further away.

Have a celebration where a recordable or picture greeting isn’t necessary but you still want to send a card? The redesigned 99 cent cards from Hallmark are the perfect thing. From a Happy Birthday greeting to a card Just Because you’re thinking of someone, Hallmark’s 99 cent cards have something for everyone with a price that fits everyone’s budget.

Check out all of the new selection of cards by visiting hallmark.com or checking out the nearest store to you that carries greeting cards.

WIN IT!!!

Hallmark wants to make sure that you're all set for your holidays and celebrations that are coming up, so they've provided me the ability to giveaway to THREE (3) lucky readers a great greeting card giveaway pack. Each winner will receive two of Hallmark’s Mother’s Day Recordable Cards with Music; two Hallmark Recordable Cards with Music for Father’s Day, and four of the newly-redesigned 99-cent cards from Hallmark, which feature new designs and vibrant colors. (Eight cards total – a $32.00 value). To be eligible to enter all you have to do is tell me what it is you normally do with your greeting cards that you or anyone in your family receives.

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This giveaway is open to those with a US mailing address ONLY!!! And is open to non bloggers, PLEASE just remember if your blog profile is private, or you’re a non blogger, leave an email address or your entry will be disqualified....Winner will be chosen via random.org

Giveaway ends April 30, 2009 @ 11:59pm est

158 comments:

Rita M said...

I'm definitely a card keeper! I have 3 large boxes of cards I've received over the years, some dating back 40 yrs.

deedleweedle said...

I keep really cute or meaningful ones, but most get thrown away.

AmandaK said...

I keep every card I receive. When time go by, I love getting out and reliving those good memories.

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valerie2350 said...

keep them for awhile and then throw them away.

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Courtney said...

It depends on who the card is to/from! The cards between my husband and I, our daughter - those we keep (I have a special box that I keep them in!). Just regular Easter cards or whatever we keep on our mantle for a week or so and then toss.

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Tamara B. said...

I put them away in box.

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Vicky H. said...

I keep them together in my little drawer. I still have a few birthday/holiday cards from my childhood.

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js22 said...

I throw them out.

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Ingrid said...

I keep most of the cards I receive. Some have very special memories for me, especially from family that have gone on.

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ky2here said...

Well, to be honest - I enjoy them for about two weeks then they go with the recycling.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

treausred ones I keep otherwise i take off the cover and make postcards or gift tags

ropeswing77 said...

We have a "card box" that all the cards get put in. When it is full it goes to the basement. I am sure someday my kids will either love going through those boxes (or hate me because there are so many!)

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samsakara said...

I usually try and keep the cards that my kids get in a box.

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Jackie said...

I have been married to my husband for almost 22 years, and have saved every card he has given me. I also have every card my daughters have given me (store-bought and hand made). My daughters also save greating cards. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jesica said...

I save SOME cards. It depends on who it's from and what it says. All the "get well" cards I've gotten since I've gotten cancer have gone in a scrapbook. I also did that with our wedding cards.

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mverno said...

i keep them for two weeks after the holiday and then i heave them. mverno@roadrunner.com

Angie Marion said...

I Keep the cool cards especially Mother's Day cards that I get, some birthday cards, some are in baby books, but the rest get thrown away after a little while.

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Sarai said...

I am a very sentimental person so add that to being a pack rat and it is obvious I keep all my cards. I bought a card keeper box 2 Christmas' ago and keep cards there. On those days I feel down or unachieved I go through my cards and am reminded of the love of friends and family. I keep all cards...no matter the occassion. When space runs out, I'll get another card box. :)

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mar said...

Our greeting cards on displayed on the fireplace mantle!

Angel S. said...

I like to keep those special cards and reread them for a pick me up. Great prize!

Meredith said...

I decorate my cards that I send out with stickers and make collages with cards people have sent me.
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noreen said...

we save them all

Angie said...

They go in our craft box so we can use the pictures for projects we create.

clc408 said...

I keep cards for a week or so then recycle them.

Ellen C. said...

I have a big chest I keep memories in. I've cards from our wedding, showers etc. in there. I think keeping mementos is definitely necessary. Thanks for the chance.

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Erica C. said...

this is great! I store a bunch of cards to use when I forget!

Luvdaylilies said...

I'm a card saver~it's nice to look back on sweet thoughts someone shared with you=)

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Linda said...

I keep all my cards in a scrapbook!

Angie's Spot said...

I'm a big scrapbooker, so I put most of them in the books for safe-keeping. In some cases, I might keep a card on my nightstand to look at for a while. The really special ones fall into that category. :-)

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jennem said...

We put them in boxes for a year or two, and then see which ones we still feel strongly about keeping.
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Estelle said...

I save cards that my family and friends give to me. I keep them in a box.

Deborah said...

I've been throwing my old cards away, but I recently found out that a group of ladies at the senior center have been collecting cards to use in scrapbooks and other crafty things. So now I'll be taking them to the center. asthenight at gmail dot com

swift said...

usually the card are put in a dresser

llinda29 said...

I save cards

Jennifer said...

I place our cards on the TV stand for atleast a week, then they get moved to a shoebox in the closet, then when the next birthday/holiday rolls around they get discarded.

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Sara said...

Most of them time I frame the card!

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Valerie said...

We def keep them!
For christmas, we set all the ones we receive out!
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Anonymous said...

I keep them-i put them all in a box.
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Tracy said...

I keep many of my cards, and the few I don't keep I also use the fronts for scrapbooking or craft projects

amyd29 said...

I am also a cards keeper(which drives dh crazy!)I put them in scrapbooks(my grammy used to do this!)

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rondadoug said...

My hope chest is full of all the cards that I have saved :)

Keitha said...

I keep all of the card I receive for a long time. I have them all put in boxes! Thanks

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Danetta said...

I save special ones in a scrapbook, use some for crafts or framing and throw away some.

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kdkdkd said...

Some I keep for sentimental reasons. The rest are either sent to recycling or used in craft projects with the kids.

The Dreamer said...

honestly it depends on the occasion and who it comes from. if it's special (ie: son's 1st b-day) we keep it. If it's an easter card from my mother-in-law - toss it. ;)

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daveg0929 said...

We put the cards on the mantle.

Carrie said...

i put the best ones up on the fridge but i'm trying to not be cluttery so eventually old ones get recycled

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Naddez said...

It all depends on the occasion. But normally I'd display them on my bookcase or coffee table.

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carolyn said...

I have a way of making a tiny box from cards. Especially Christmas cards are cute done this way. Then if you have jewlery or a small gift you can put tissue in the box and enclose the gift for giving.

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Sheila R said...

I send cards to my family and friends that live in another state. My dad lives in England so I try and send him cards as well. Email is great but a nice little surprise card in the mail is a great way to brighten someones day. With the cards I recieve I save. Sometimes I scrapbook the card if it is a really meaningful card. I have cards from my grandparents they sent me when I was little, Now that they have passed away it is fun to go thru and look at the cards that they sent me. I find comfort in seeing my grandma's hand writting.

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Andrea M said...

I save the more meaningful ones and alot of the other ones we use for craft pieces

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Pamela S said...

Unfortunately I keep them all!!! I'm very sentimental and there's something about throwing away a card that is just to hard for me!

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one6ylady said...

I'm a scrapbooker, so I make them into permanent memory pages to enjoy forever.

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beth said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I like to keep them. I have a tote that I put them all in. Thank you for a great giveaway!
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Sarah said...

I keep Christmas ones from year to year, sometimes using the faces as gift tags. I keep other special ones and have some going back to my first birthday!

vboackle said...

i save cards,they are too nice to throw away.

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Great giveaway! I love to both send and receive cards, AND, I'm always interested in displaying cards I get. I saw a friend do this and I have copied ever since: She hangs ribbon from the ceiling and takes the cards to the ribbon! No tape on the walls. It's beautiful! --Michelle, blogattoday (~!at] gmaildotcom

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Amanda said...

I keep cards for about a year or two and usually toss them out unless the sender/giver wrote something special inside.

Carol said...

After displaying them, I recycle the ones that are heavier card stock and make postcards out of them. Others I use in craft projects.

Anonymous said...

If it's from someone important to me, I save them in a box (I have some from ten years ago still!). If not, I display them a few days to enjoy them, and then pitch them.
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sweetsue said...

I have a little trunk that I keep all my cards and letters in.
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wendy said...

I save every card I get in a folder.

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sandis3 said...

I started keeping cards when I was 16 and learned to be selective about what I kept and still they take up soooo much room. But they mean so much, they stay.

lawyergirl said...

We save the best ones for scrapbooking

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Gabriel J. said...

I keep mine in my home office.

Teresa690 said...

We keep most of them. Some go to my kids for crafts and coloring. Thanks for the chance to win!

Liz said...

Once received, greeting cards go on the wall. About a week or so after the event (slightly longer at Christmas), they come down. The cards from when my daughter and son were born have been saved, but I just can't keep all the cards. My daughter plays mail carrier with the latest ones until we toss them. The best Christmas cards are turned into gift tags.

Anonymous said...

Greeting cards always go on the fireplace mantle.
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taxchyk said...

First they go up on surfaces in the livingroom, then the bedroom, then to safekeeping.

susan said...

I keep them in a special box I have.

mogrill said...

I keep my cards in a large box and go through them every few years. Thanks for the chance.
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tutugirl said...

Each of my kids have a special box to keep all their special cards in. I have one too.

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Jammie said...

I have them put in a tote and when my daughter gets older we will pull them all out and remember back then.

Kerry said...

I usually display them a few days on the counter top before tossing them. But, the Christmas ones, I cut out and make gift tags out of.

Dwalline said...

Its not very green, but i usually throw out the cards after a week or so

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Taylor said...

Save them for awhile like years then throw them away.

Sarah Z said...

I feel bad because I throw the out!
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Deb K said...

I save them like forever...As~I just found a card that my son gave me when he was 5 and he is 27 years old :)

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Heather said...

To display our cards, we use a corkboard. I just cut wrapping paper with pinking sheers (to make a nice edge) to fit inside the frame, use thumbtacks to secure the corners, and hang a little banner (which I write up on MS Word and choose a fancy font) at the top for which holiday or season it is.

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Belinda said...

I keep greeting cards that I have received from close family members. I recycle things like Christmas cards.
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Anonymous said...

Most of the cards I receive go into a cedar chest that I own. I have numerous cards, letters, awards, etc. dating back from the time I was born. I even have the greeting cards that were sent to my mother congratulating her on my birth.
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Ginny said...

I have a keepsake box for all of our greeting cards. Eventually I will have to sort them for each of my girls though.

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wendy said...

I save every greeting card that I get in a file in my closet..yes, really!

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Anonymous said...

Most of the entries must be from younger women. I'm 82 and if I'D save ALL my cards for ALL these years, there'd be no room for anything else in my house! I love cards, and display them on the fireplace mantle for a week or so, then I take them down, and read every one of them again, and then I recycle them. I DO save a few that have extra meaning for me.
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Smooshy said...

we've saved a lot but we just recently started throwing them away

Anonymous said...

I put them on display for a few days or weeks, then I store them in a wicker basket in the closet just for special cards and letters.

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angie said...

Some I save forever...lol. Some I repurpose and make pictures or ornaments or something else with them. Some get tossed into the recycling bin.

Tylerpants said...

I display whatever greeting cards I get on my book case for a few weeks then save the special ones. The others go to the recycling bin or used in arts & crafts

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NesieBird said...

I keep the more meaningful ones, and then the rest sort of lose themselves along the way ; ) .

Amy S said...

I tend to keep the cool cards like Mother's Day cards that I get, some birthday cards, some are in baby books, but the rest get thrown away after a while.

Becky said...

I put them on the mantle or wall for a while and then keep the more meaningful ones.

masonsgranny59 said...

I put them on the refrig with magnets and then store them after awhile:)

lilshuga2001 said...

They are on the fridge for a while and then put in Storage boxes after that! :)

dvice said...

We normally display them for a while

Jayfr said...

We display the cards for a while on the mantle, then put them away. We toss them about once a year.

Darcy said...

I usually display them, and eventually put away and save the most meaningful ones and recycle the rest. Sometimes I reuse parts of cards for card-making and crafts.

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barbara said...

They are displayed on the piano until I can't stand the dust anymore and then I recycle them. Yeah, yeah, I COULD lift them all up and dust, but then I'd probably leave them up until the next occasion.

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We keep them in a special box so that we can look back on them and after awhile the kids cut them up and make their own scrap books for them for the year.

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Steph said...

I save the really meaningful cards.

Mae B said...

I put them in the photo albums I keep right along with the pictures

Sharon said...

It depends, some I keep and some I throw away :)
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trixpixel said...

I'm a packrat so I save every greeting card I receive!

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Terri L said...

I used to keep all the kids cards, now that our house is starting to overflow with all the stuff we accumulate year after year I have started just throwing them all out after a week or so of viewing time.

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