Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and #Giveaway #LoveHallmarkCA #myhallmark #ad

Spring has definitely arrived! The birds are chirping, the snow has melted, and Easter has just passed us by.  Now, Mother’s Day will soon be here so I’d like to offer you some wonderful gift idea selections from Hallmark Canada, aside from their beautiful Hallmark cards!

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

There are so many ways to honour your mother and anyone that is a mother-figure in your life.  Mother’s Day is actually celebrated, around the world, on different dates and for different reasons.  North America celebrates it on the second Sunday in May.

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On a personal note my Mother has already passed on; however, I will honour her in a different way and on my own time.  I miss her terribly and I wish she were still here. For those of you who no longer have a Mother (for a variety of reasons) may choose to honour a Mother figure, friends’ that are Mothers, or to skip the whole celebration altogether. That’s totally acceptable!

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For those of you that choose to celebrate the day, here is just a small selection of:

  • gifts for mom including a beautiful frame, mug, and candle
  • the NEW Snug-a-Loves Plush that is great for little ones at Easter or even to tuck into mom’s gift!
  • NEW gift bags and coordinating tissue
  • an assortment of Mother’s Day cards including Hallmark Signature, Paper Wonder, vacuum-sealed ittybittys, and NEW kids’ interactive cards including stickers & paints!

NOTE:  all Easter themed greeting cards were already shared on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook channels and will not be included in this post.

P.S. I have a GIVEAWAY up on my Instagram page!  Winner will be selected and contacted via my Instagram page.

Visit:   https://www.instagram.com/mybitsandbleeps/

Ok, ok, I’ll be nice and just give you the link right here.

~Lots of love, Jeannine!~

Valentine’s Day on the Way! #LoveHallmarkCA #myhallmark #ad

According to Hallmark’s Corporate site, Valentine’s Day is the second-largest holiday for giving greetings cards.  Approximately 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged industry-wide (not including packaged kids’ valentines for classroom exchanges).  I’ll admit I’ve seen a lot of Valentine’s Day cards in my time!

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Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Although Valentine’s Day is one sweet holiday, there is a bit of history to it:

“According to Roman legend, during the third century, Valentinus was imprisoned for his Christian beliefs and sentenced to death. While jailed,  Valentinus restored the sight of his jailer’s blind daughter. The night before he died, Valentinus wrote a farewell note to the girl, which he signed, “From Your Valentine.” His sentence was carried out the next day, Feb. 14, 269 A.D.
Hundreds of years later in fifth century Rome, people honored Juno, the pagan goddess of love and marriage, on Feb. 14. During the celebration, men would draw women’s names and court them for marriage.
Around 498 A.D., Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 as St. Valentine’s Day to honor the martyr Valentinus and to end the pagan celebration.
In 1849, Esther Howland of Worcester, Mass., published the first American valentine.”

Isn’t that something?  Flash forward in time; Hallmark first offered Valentine’s Day cards in 1913 and began producing them in 1916! They’ve been perfecting all of our Valentine’s Day gift giving desires ever since.  Hallmark offers so many options for all of your gift giving needs … and they cover all of your special loved ones!

Look for their Pet Husky Techno Plush, Mickey & Minnie itty bittys®, Story of Us Card Keeper, Valentine’s Gift Bags and coordinating tissue, assorted Valentine’s Day cards including Kids, Signature and Paper Wonder!  And so much more!

Look for my upcoming social shares for pictures of Hallmark product that you’ll love; as well as, a possible giveaway!  For now I’ll leave you with this post.

P.S. I have a GIVEAWAY up on my Instagram page!

Visit:   https://www.instagram.com/mybitsandbleeps/

Lots of love, Jeannine!

Father’s Day #Giveaway #ad #LoveHallmarkCA #myhallmark CAN 16/07

Father’s Day has always been difficult for me.  While I had a dad, he wasn’t however the best of fathers.  I did have an amazing grandfather but he passed away many years ago.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENED ~ WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

My daughter’s father (my ex-husband) hasn’t been in her life since she was quite small.  It’s easy to understand how ‘put off’ I am with the whole day.  Having said this, I do have two brothers who have been present in my daughter’s life, and I also have friends who are wonderful fathers!  This is reason enough to celebrate in my opinion.

You probably saw the lineup of the awesome selection of gift ideas for both dads and grads that I shared on Instagram … it was also shared on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus!  I’m hoping that you went into your local Hallmark store to see for yourself the spectacular gift ideas that Hallmark offers.  I know that I promised to post a giveaway at a future date but even that got delayed.  No need to worry (in my opinion) as giveaways are always fun and always welcome!

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Prize:  Whiskey Rocks Set with Storage Box (MSRP $19.95)

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Begins on: time post goes live and Ends on: July 16, 2018 at 5 pm EST

Terms and Conditions: Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (excludes Quebec). Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway via email, and will be required to provide their full name, address and telephone number, so that Sponsor can mail out the prize. By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. [Please read entire Terms and Conditions] All winners must be from within Canada. Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents and will not be sent out to any other country.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other Social Media channel.
NOTE: My Bits and Bleeps will not be held liable for any potential loss, damage or undelivered status of the prize.

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WINNER:  Kathy Downey