Hallmark Valentine’s Day Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
February 14, 2012

Many Americans turn to Hallmark during special times of the year and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for us to think about those we admire – kids, spouses, friends, teachers, and anyone else who plays a special in our lives.  To help celebrate the month of love, Hallmark has brought to individuals everywhere Blooming Expressions, Recordable Storybooks, and Greetings!


This new product allows you to deliver love, again and again, to the important people in your life.  For Valentine’s Day, surprise someone special with a flower that blooms at the press of a button.  Show your love in a fresh new way by unveiling sentiments like “I love you” and “There’s only one you!”  The full garden of Blooming Expressions is available at local Hallmark Gold Crown stores and select Hallmark retailers.  Watch Blooming Expressions in action – HERE.


Hallmark added several new titles to its popular library of Recordable Storybooks in time for Valentine’s Day.  Love You Forever and Under the Same Moon are both sweet stories about life-long love and love across the miles.  They join other popular Hallmark Recordable Storybooks like Counting Kisses, All the Ways I Love You, and Guess How Much I Love You.


Hallmark.com offers fun ways for kids (and adults) to put their unique touch on Valentine’s Day greetings.  For kids, there are new Classroom Valentines that allow them to upload their photos and become the star of the card!  New designs include Star Wars, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Disney Princesses.  To show how much we admire you, enjoy 30% off any Hallmark.com order of $10 or more, plus free stamps!  Simply use VAL30 at checkout.  And if your’re heading to a Hallmark Gold Crown Store anytime soon, we have some fun new innovation and paper craft greetings for Valentine’s Day this year that you’ll want to check out.  There are cards that light up, cards that play your favorite songs and some really unique paper craft designs.


The Blooming Expressions is a cute idea.  Basically, it’s a flower in a vase with a special message inside the flower.  You turn the vase on (switch is on the bottom) and then hold the button down to either open or close it.  When it opens, you’ll see a special message inside.  The message inside my Blooming Expression said, “There’s Only One You.”  This is a gift you can definitely give throughout the year.  Plus, I was excited to see it being sold at my local Vons Store yesterday!  I loved the Recordable Storybook, Love You Forever.  I cried at the end while I was recording it – needless to say, I had to record it again.  In order to record your voice reading the story, you must unscrew the compartment and switch to UNLOCK.  When you are done recording, switch back to LOCK so that nobody can record over your story.  Be sure to visit Hallmark.com and print up some cute and personalized Valentine’s for this Valentine’s Day!  A big thanks to Hallmark for making this review and giveaway possible on The Mommy-Files.




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I received product samples from Hallmark to facilitate this review.  The giveaway is sponsored by Hallmark.  All opinions expressed on this post are 100% mine.

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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.

170 Responses to “Hallmark Valentine’s Day Giveaway”

  1. Katy says:

    Dinner and a movie with hubby

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  8. Marilyn Wons says:

    One Valentine’s Day that was so special was when I went to the zoo with my then boyfriend. He surprised me with some chocolate hearts as we were looking at the animals!

  9. Shannon Baas says:

    I have sent flowers to my mom in the past.

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    I usually make homemade cookies for my family on Valentines day

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    We make my husband toffee every year for vday.
    My mother in law sent this book to my husband last year for v day, not the recordable the regular book

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  34. Happi Shopr says:

    We had a candle lit dinner and watched a movie

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    We just really are more thoughtful and considerate toward each other during that day!

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  37. sandra says:

    i made chocolate covered strawberries for my sons

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  56. Monique Rizzo says:

    Taken a horse drawn carriage ride.
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    Dinner and movie with my husband and children!

  65. T. Lawson says:

    A few years ago my husband and I went on a cruise over Valentine’s Day. It was so nice being alone together for the first time in nearly 15 years.

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    we tend to stick to the usual Movie and Dinner night out. It works for us and I truly adore things so simple.

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  73. Ashley Sprague says:

    Last V-Day I had a special picture matted and framed and gave to the hubby along with his favorite candies. This year, we spent our first v-day togetehr since our little girl was born 🙂 even better

  74. tamar says:

    made a good dinner 🙂

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  82. McKim says:

    When I first started dating my now husband, I got a box of the valentine’s that kids pass out at school and wrote something on each one and mailed one to him every day starting the first of February.

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    I took my parents out to dinner, my treat

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    My husband and I had our first date on Valentine’s day. Many years ago.

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  121. Crystal says:

    My boyfriend plays in a band and we had a fun band practice after party this year!

  122. Pam says:

    When my kids were young, I bought them tickets to see Alabama and John Schneider in concert on Valentine’s Day. My five year old son was a big fan of the Dukes of Hazard and was so excited to meet John(Bo Duke).

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    I brought supper home from our favorite restaurant

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  137. Sand says:

    we had pizza and cupcakes this Valentine’s Day, everyone’s favorites!

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  139. Veronica Garrett says:

    I surprised my husband by leaving a trail of rose petals from the front door to our bedroom.

  140. Gianna says:

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