Have you been into a Hallmark store yet this holiday season? If not, you are missing out on cool stuff. We stopped at Hallmark while at the mall over the weekend, and my husband and I were amazed at all of the cool stuff. From the return of our favorite annual tradition, the singing plush snowmen, to tricked out Prep and Landing gear and the Peanuts gang in its own musical band, the “toys” at Hallmark have gone totally interactive. It was all we could do to keep from filling our shopping bag with all the goodies, but we were able to hold back and managed to make it out of there with just the three cards and snowman that we planned for.
The holidays are all about making family memories, and Hallmark has some great things to jump start your memory making. In addition to the toys at Hallmark being just plain cool, Hallmark does an excellent job of creating traditions with series like our snowmen that return year after year. Of course, we have to have the newest snowman in the series each year!
The newest addition to our family’s Hallmark Christmas traditions, not including our snowman of course, is the Countdown to Christmas ornament. K is really into the Christmas countdown with her advent calendar, so the ornament was a perfect addition. Everyday, she taps the ornament to see it light up and wants to know, “Now, how many days till Santa.” (Even though she does this several times a day, it is still adorable.) The countdown ornament is a perfect fit to our Christmas tree of memories.
Hallmark’s recordable story books, are another great way to start a holiday tradition. We are lucky that in our family, both sets of grandparents live in town. But for those who aren’t able to spend the holidays with extended family, recorable story books are an excellent way to stay connected.
Not to be out done by the toys, Hallmark will always be known for its cards. If you are purchasing personalized greetings this holiday season, use the coupon code SOCIAL20 on purchases of $20 or more to get 20% off. (Code valid through 1/12/12.)
Giveaway – One lucky reader will win a Countdown to Christmas ornament and the Recordable Storybook – A Charlie Brown Christmas to bring a little Christmas tradition home.
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Disclosure – I was provided promotional products to facilitate this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Lesley W says
How fun! Would love to win!
My favorite tradition is loading everyone up to look at the lights 🙂 We listen to christmas music, eat yummy snacks and find the best decorations!
I love all of the new items at Hallmark! My 4 year old got to pick out his own ornament for the first time this year. (We have been overseas for the past 3 years). I’d love to add this countdown one to our collection! :0)
Candy Turner says
I actually did not buy a Hallmark ornament this year for the family. Money is tight and that’s okay but I’d love a chance to win! Thanks for that chance!
my daughter loves recordable story books!
i absolutely LOVE charlie brown & snoopy…
Ellen Crawley says
What a great giveaway!
What a fun give away!!!
My favorite tradition is to put the Christmas tree star on Christmas eve, and the nativity set 🙂
Susan H. says
Love the ornament and love Hallmark. Would love to win.
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
I love writing in our family Christmas journal every year…to walk down memory lane after Christmas puts a new perspective on the New Year.
Susan H. says
Forgot the tradition. It is tradition for us to have monkey bread and mountain man breakfast on Christmas morning before we open gifts.
stephanie miller says
decorating the tree! we turn on christmas movies, get some popcorn and hot cocoa and decorate! we used to decorate gingerbread houses too, but i dont have the strength for that now. im disabled, and have gotten worse by the year.
stephanie miller says
decorating the tree! we turn on christmas movies, get some popcorn and hot cocoa and decorate! we used to decorate gingerbread houses too, but i dont have the strength for that now. im disabled, and have gotten worse by the year. as far as the extra info form on the other giveaway, it didnt pop up, so i entered the tj maxx giveaway
We have fondue for dinner on Christmas Eve.
D Schmidt says
Baking cookies together on Christmas Eve is one of ours
penny hyde says
We love to open our gifts at dark on Christmas Eve, after indulging in snacks and goodies made by all in the family. This makes for some of my favorite memories
penny hyde says
there wasn’t an extra space on the rafflecopter for the other giveaways I entered. I entered Busytown and the perfect Christmas gift.
my favorite family tradition is decorating the tree
melissa williams says
I love making christmas cookies together as a family
My mother started a tradition when my brother and I were kids that I have past down to my children. We celebrate the 12 days of Christmas to get into the holiday spirit. The 12 days leading up to Christmas are filled with a new surprise every morning. Sometimes it’s just a simple note or ornament and some days it’s a bigger treat, but every day is a reminder of family and the reason for the season. Merry Christmas!!!!
Debbie jackson says
our tradition is a sleigh ride and i entered richard scary gw
My favorite tradition is cutting down the tree!
Samantha C. says
Our family tradition is to put up the Xmas tree day after Thanksgiving!
Samantha C. says
I entered the TJ Maxx giveaway
Laura Ripple says
We found an Emerson the Elephant book and stuffed animal at Hallmark the other day. It was a had to buy considering I didn’t have to pay to have the book personalized. 😀
Shannon Wieneke says
I love putting the tree up!
jules p says
One of our favorite traditions is baking and making our gingerbread house.
We love making cookies together. We’ve also started the book a day tradition this year! The kids love that one!
We always read a book called Santa Mouse….then look for tiny packages he leaves in the tree on Christmas morning.
Jessica Hennings says
Money is tight and I can’t buy the ornament it would be awesome to win it.
Dayle Evans says
My favorite tradition is getting together with friends and baking christmas cookies. We have a great time and this year made 86 dozen. Also love being home on christmas day and family and friends come over for dinner. We have our traditional surf and turf. Usually steak and scampi.
My brother has given me a special Christmas ornament every year
Getting the Christmas tree and decorating it together.
Sheila K. says
One of my favorite traditions around the holiday season is to drive around and look at all the decorations!