Monday, June 24, 2013

I DID IT! The HALLMARK #GetCarded Challenge...

I was given a challenge!!

A challenge that was fun to fulfill, which is unlike the typical challenges I've been recently dealing with in my life!  It really wasn't difficult, except in deciding who I would choose to send them to and which card I wanted to send!  

Being challenged to make someone's day a little more special was a BLESSING for me and for them!
(I was sent these products free of charge from Hallmark for this challenge and I was not paid to give my honest opinion about the products sent!)

Here was the details my challenge:
Send 7 cards in 7 days to 7 special people in your life!  
Tell them how much they mean, how much you miss them, how you'll never forget that time...
Hallmark send me a card pack (I didn't get to choose the card selection), that included 10 different greeting cards for me to mail out to brighten someone's day!  How could I say "NO" to that?  Sending a little sunshine in a postage marked envelope?  "YES PLEASE" is more like it!  I had to laugh, a couple of the cards I will probably never use, but they made even me giggle a little!

So, I got started first by reading through each card!  Some of the cards made music, some had moving parts (seriously...the ferris wheel went around), some of them had funny antics, and some of them were just simply sweet!
Then, I had to choose who I would be sending these cards out to!  Who needed a pick me up?  Who would appreciate a receiving something, other than another bill or bad news, in the mail?  Who would be surprised to be getting something in the mail from me, in this technological time?
After I had my list together, I wrote a special note in each card, signed my name, addressed and stamped the envelopes and got ready to mail, one out each day this past week!  
SO FUN!  
My kids helped me take them to the mailbox every morning!

I got a couple text messages (when people got their cards), a phone call and I have to say...this challenge worked in a couple different ways!  
It showed me how important a little "CARD" can be, to simply brighten someone's day in an inexpensive, but meaningful way!  
Secondly, I remember how much I love Hallmark cards!  
I used to buy them by the handfuls when I was a young adult!  

FOR YOU GUYS...Hallmark is offer a special DISCOUNT CODE for you:  Use the code BLOG30 when you check out at Hallmark.com
to receive 30% off your order!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for review/feature!

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