Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Put Your Heart to Paper with Hallmark: Valentine Cards Review and Giveaway

Disclaimer: This post and giveaway are sponsored by Hallmark®. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.

I am honored to have the opportunity to be a new member of the Hallmark Cards blogging team. I have very special memories of spending lots of time in Hallmark stores throughout my life, looking for just the perfect card for someone special, just the perfect gift to celebrate an occasion. 

Since I was a young child, the written word and expressing sentiments have always been important to me. I was blessed to grow up with parents and two sets of grandparents who likewise expressed their love for me through the written word on all kinds of occasions, sometimes the important occasion of "just because". Among my treasures are cards I have received through the years from a number of loved ones who have passed on. I proudly carry on that written tradition as a grown-up as much as I can.   

Hallmark has launched a new campaign this Valentine's Day called #PutYourHeartToPaper and they have created a website called where you can find  lots of ideas from Hallmark writers for creating a valentine message that is uniquely you. There are facts about the history of the Valentine's Day holiday and a look at some of the newest card designs in their valentine collection. 

The site also features a video series profiling six real-life couples who share what love means to them. Bob and Kim's love story about their 56 year marriage touched my heart so deeply and I want to share it with you today:

In a day and age that is becoming increasingly "electronic", I am proud to join Hallmark in the mission to encourage people to pause from the hectic pace of life for a moment and write down words of care for someone in your life on paper to create a lasting reminder of how you feel. 

Hallmark sent me an assortment of their Valentine's Day collection of cards from this year for me to review and give to dear people in my life. I was immediately drawn to the individual care put into each card. There are cards that convey everything from the ease of simplicity

to intricate artistry in craftsmanship, sparkling beauty and dazzling cut-out lettering.   

Thanks to Hallmark, one of my readers will win an assortment of Hallmark valentine cards like you see above to give to special people in your life.  To enter, leave a comment below and tell me if you have a favorite valentine memory of one you received from someone or one you gave to someone. Giveaway closes tomorrow on Wednesday, February 4 at noon EST and winner will be notified immediately.   


  1. My most treasured memory of a Valentines Day card is from a very dear friend(& best) friend, Jan Morgan. She always knew the perfect card to make it special & added her own little touch. I treasure every card she gave me

    1. Congratulations Janis! You are the winner of this giveaway.

  2. In college, after an end to a not-so-healthy-relationship, one of my sorority sisters (and my best friend) left a sweet and precious card on my door signing it and asking me to be her Valentine. Even though she had a boyfriend, I did not have a valentine and she wanted me to know someone was thinking about me and was happy that I was moving on with my life in a positive light. Of course, I accepted, but I told her she needed to spend the night with her boyfriend and I would be alright.

  3. Not sure if my comment went through so sorry if I post twice I remember valentine parties in school and being excited to get the scratch and sniff valentines. I remember getting one that was supposed to smell like French fries one time lol

  4. When I was growing up, my dad lived many states away (still does) but every holiday (Valentine's, Halloween, Christmas, etc.) or even just at random times throughout the year, he would alwaya send me a card to tell me how much he loved me and that he was so proud of me. I don't get many of those from him now but I still cherish them any time I receive one.

    By the way, this is Heather-Rose. I guess my gmail account doesn't have my name on it.