Hallmark Get Carded challenge and a coupon code


July 2, 2013 by Terumi

When’s the last time you sent a letter to someone you loved?  Or maybe when’s the last time you got one in the mail?  We’ve had a lot of mail occasions lately from friends moving to people we love passing away and with all the junk mail and bills that come there is nothing more delightful or comforting than seeing familiar hand-writing in the mail.

I received a pack of cards from Hallmark a while ago to do a 7-day challenge (a card a day for seven days.  Sounds simple right?) and there were some really cute cards to choose from.  I stewed about them for a little bit.  And I even brought them with me on a trip thinking that I’d send them.  But I couldn’t figure out what to send or who to send them to because the part of finding cards I like most is picking them out.  So I checked the Hallmark website and found some that I really liked.

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This camping card is perfect for my hubby because it’s cute that he likes to camp and it would be unexpected to get one in the mail from me.

And we have many family members who LOVE the Hoops and Yoyo cards.

My bestie might like this one.

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And I really thought these cool prop kits would be fun if you want to stage a picture and just want ready-made props!

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Through this exercise I realized how personal cards are to me and how I can’t just send just ANYTHING to people I love.  I LOVE stationery and I like to match it to the person I’m sending them to: how I feel about them and the message I’m trying to convey.
And maybe it’s because I once worked in a stationery store and I’ve seen millions of cards, or maybe it’s because I know how special it is when you actually get something in the mail.  Over the past few days I received one from my sweet Auntie S and my babysitter who moved and both cards totally made my day.  My guys recently received some hand-made thank you’s from their teacher for a little gift they gave at the end of school and the sweet messages and the fact that their TEACHER sent it made their day.

It is oh so important to keep penmanship from going extinct and I love places that sell nicely curated cards that help this important cause.  So thank you Hallmark for the cards you sent me and I’m so sorry I couldn’t send them in the seven day period.  But I will be making good use of this coupon code: BLOG30 for 30% off Hallmark.com this year and I hope it helps some of you out there too!

(P.S. FYI I received cards and stamps from Hallmark as part of their “GET CARDED CHALLENGE” and if you’re a blogger you might want to check it out. )


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