Hallmark Cards Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
October 2, 2009


I love Hallmark Cards. I am so impressed by the many themes they carry! I remember shopping for Hallmark cards with my parents when I was younger. I loved looking at the different cards they offered! I also love them as an adult. I was excited to receive some great cards from Hallmark.

I received some musical cards, which are great because when you open them up, music plays, or you can personalize it by recording a message. My kids love the musical cards, as do I!

Hallmark card 1

I also received some cards from a new line by Hallmark called “Edge of Motherhood.” I was very impressed by these! As moms, there are moments we experience that can only be fully appreciated by other moms. To help encourage one another through the day-to-day challenges of motherhood, as well as give a few laughs along the way, Hallmark has come out with this new line of humor cards.

A recent national survey commissioned by Hallmark revealed two-thirds of moms say they handle the imperfect moments of motherhood by sharing funny stories with other moms about their experiences, and that 8 in 10 moms turn to each other for candid, empathetic, and unapologetic support and reassurance that “we are all in this together.” Ideally, these new, edgy humor cards will help moms share a laugh, connect with one another and celebrate motherhood — and they start at just 99 cents.

For kids, Hallmark’s new collection of encouragement cards for kids are designed to help parents provide an extra boost of confidence for kids as they experience “everyday” moments – whether it’s the first day of school, taking a test or trying out for a team. The cards incorporate humor and heartfelt messages to help adults show support, pride and give a special child a boost of confidence. (Some of the cards include originally recorded sound clips too, which play when a child opens the card!) These cards start at 99 cents, and the encouragement cards with sound retail for $2.99.

Both collections of cards are available at select Hallmark Gold Crown stores and other retailers where Hallmark cards are sold. And some styles of the “Edge of Motherhood” cards are available online – full collection is only in stores.


Thanks to Hallmark, 5 lucky readers on The Mommy-Files will receive 5 Edge of Motherhood cards and 5 Kid Encouragement Cards!!!


– Visit Hallmark’s site and tell me in a comment which Edge of Motherhood is your favorite!!


– Follow me on Twitter (themommyfiles) – 1 ENTRY

– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY

– Follow me through Google Connect (new on the right side of the blog) – 1 ENTRY

– Subscribe to my blog – 1 ENTRY

– Add my button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY

– Comment on any “GENERAL” post – 1 ENTRY per post comment

– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES


– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on October 16th, 2009!  Any entries after this time will be deleted!

– Contest open to U.S. and Canada residents only.

I was provided with samples of the musical cards, as well as Edge of Motherhood and Childhood Encouragement cards, from Hallmark so that I could write an honest review of the products.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

125 Responses to “Hallmark Cards Review & Giveaway”

  1. Shannon Baas says:

    I like the before and after kids.

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  3. sandy says:

    do as i said not as i did

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  6. Linda Kish says:

    I like the you’re a Mom; Just go with it card.

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  8. Jonnie H says:

    I love the Before & After Kids card.

  9. Jonnie H says:

    I just became a follower through google friend connect

  10. etirv says:

    I like this card:
    Any Mom/ Mom to Mom
    Before & After Kids
    Edge of Motherhood
    5×7 Folded Card

  11. etirv says:

    Google reader subscriber

  12. etirv says:

    Google friend follower!

  13. jeanine says:

    i love the “you can call me anytime” card!

  14. jeanine says:

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  17. Veronica Murillo says:

    Loved the Before and After Kids….that’s totally me!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Veronica Murillo says:

    I subscribe

  19. Julie Cutshaw says:

    main entry: my favorite is the Mom to Mom
    You Can Always Call Me
    Edge of Motherhood

  20. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I Follow you on Twitter

  21. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I Tweeted about this giveaway thanks!
    itsallnew2me 5 WINNERS can win from Hallmark 5 Edge of Motherhood cards &5 Kid Encouragement Cards at http://www.themommy-files.com

  22. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I Follow you through Google Connect as J.Cutshaw

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  24. Patti Hess says:

    I LOVE the Mom to Mom one that sounds sooo like me and my best friend

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  27. franticmommy says:

    Love the Mom To Mom: You’re a Mom. Go with it” card. I can think of tons of Moms I’d love to send that too!

  28. Christine W says:

    I like the Mom of Teen, Do As I Say, Not Did Hallmark card. Of course, I am a sucker for Hallmark cards and would find a way to use all of them.

    Thank you,


  29. Christine W says:

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  30. Christine W says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/4590520086

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  31. Christine W says:

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  34. Noreen says:

    Before & After Kids, the picture is classic

  35. Erica C. says:

    I think the Boobs! card is funny 🙂 Thanks!

  36. Kristie says:

    I like the Any Mom/Mom to Mom No “Bad Mommy” Moments card- too funny!

  37. I like the “don’t you think that top is a little low” top as I’ve been having this problem a lot lately where I’m yanking up m y top while out in public

  38. Terra Heck says:

    My favorite is the Before & After Kids card. Thanks.

  39. Terra Heck says:

    I follow your blog.

  40. Terra Heck says:

    email subscriber

  41. Monique Rizzo says:

    The before and after kids is hysterical!! Thanks for the chance.

  42. I like the Mom’s Food Pyramid Card!

  43. I follow you on Twitter

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  45. Crystal Allen says:

    the Before and After Kids is my fave, clallen at ntin dot net

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  49. hollowsins says:

    I like youre a mom..just go with it

  50. hollowsins says:

    twitter follower

  51. I love the Mother-to-be “Awesome boobs” card–too funny!

  52. Follow you on Twitter–blessedmama76

  53. Follow you on Google Connect

  54. Lacey Hall says:

    my favorite is the mom to be ‘something wonderful’ card. very cute!

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  55. Lacey Hall says:

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  56. Lacey Hall says:

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  57. angela m says:

    i like the crap i forgot your birthday card

  58. angela m says:

    i follow via google

  59. angela m says:

    email subscriber

  60. Brittany says:

    There are some great ones! I like the “you can call me anytime…..there’ll be screaming in the background and I’ll have to hide in a closet….LOL

  61. Brittany says:

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  66. brittney says:

    I like the “you don’t look like a mom” card

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  68. Tricia S says:

    I love the Busy With Kids’ Activities….THAT IS SO MY LIFE!!!

  69. Mommy Daisy says:

    I like the “New Mom/New Parents Racing Sperm & Winner Is…” card.

  70. Mommy Daisy says:

    I follow you on Twitter. @psmomreviews

  71. AngelFabs says:

    I like the Anyone–Just For Laughs
    Things That Won’t Flush
    Edge of Motherhood
    5×7 Folded Card.

  72. AngelFabs says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  73. AngelFabs says:

    I follow with google.

  74. AngelFabs says:

    Email subscriber.

  75. Angela Floyd says:

    that card is really funny .
    thanks 🙂

  76. Melanie says:

    I love the Before Kids/After Kids card!
    These are too cute.

  77. susan smoaks says:

    Mom to Mom
    Busy With Kids’ Activities
    Edge of Motherhood
    5×7 Folded Card

  78. susan smoaks says:

    following on twitter

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  81. Jeanine says:

    I like the Mother-to-Be Something Wonderful’s Coming Edge of Motherhood card.

  82. lilshuga2001 says:

    Oh how cute!
    I HEART the Mother-to-Be Something Wonderful!! 🙂

    Thanks for the chance!

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  84. lilshuga2001 says:

    Follow on TWitter!

  85. lilshuga2001 says:

    O, I follow your blog!

  86. Courtney says:

    My favorite is the You Saved my Life Thank you card! I can think of a few people I’d like to send that to 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!


  87. Courtney says:

    I follow you on twitter (annasmama0702)


  88. Deb K says:

    The Belated Crap! I Forgot! Birthday Card is my favorite! 🙂

  89. Deb K says:

    I Follow through Google Connect

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  90. Deb K says:

    I follow you on Twitter


  91. kay wolter says:

    always remember Your girlfriends I love cards these are great

  92. kay wolter says:

    I am hear for You

  93. Maggie M says:

    My favorite is the Any Mom/Mom to Mom Mom’s Food Pyramid.

  94. Gianna says:

    You saved my life 🙂

  95. Veronica Garrett says:

    Mom to Mom You Can Always Call Me is my favorite.

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