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.

To Enter the Giveaway:

  1. you can choose to like this post
  2. you can choose to tell me why you think this item is just perfect for you … leave your reply in the comment section below
  3. you can choose to share this giveaway but make sure to come back and leave the URL link where you shared it or it won’t count as an entry (share as often as you’d like and to as many places as you’d like ~ each share is a separate entry and therefore a separate comment)

WINNER:  Kathy Downey

 

Making #MothersDay Special #ad #LoveHallmarkCA #myhallmark

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Making Mother’s Day a special one can be as simple as a special greetings card.  For years families have relied on Hallmark for those special touches and sentimental words.

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

Hallmark cards and gifts show Mom just how much you care.  Some gifts you can choose from:

  • colourblock tote from Mark & Hall
  • Marjolein Bastin designs (ex. accessory bag, garden bag tea towel, napkin rings)
  • framed prints
  • pretty scarves
  • water bottles
  • books
  • stuffed animals
  • Crafters & Co. Spa selections (ex. comfort wrap, slippers)
  • an assortment of Mother’s Day cards from Hallmark Signature & Wonderfolds

I purposely left out pricing (MSRP) and even the special pricing because I want you to go into your local Hallmark store and see for yourself how wonderful all of these items are.  You have to see and feel/touch to understand the high-quality.

Is it enough to say “but it’s a Hallmark”?  Yes, it always has been enough … that fact is unchanged … but these items seem to stand out even more (to me).  Perhaps it’s the way this package was put together?  All of the items seemed to go together!  Throughout the entire package the colours matched, the theme matched, and every item seemed fresh!

Now, I’m going to do something different this time around!  I’m going to hold a semi-secret giveaway …

GIVEAWAY

Prize:  ‘Just Chill’ Slippers  (MSRP $29.95)

Begins on: time post goes live and Ends on: May 18, 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.

To Enter the Giveaway:

  1. you can choose to like this post
  2. you can choose to tell me which item you thought was just perfect for you … leave your reply in the comment section below
  3. you can choose to share this giveaway but make sure to come back and leave the URL link where you shared it or it won’t count as an entry (share as often as you’d like and to as many places ~ each share is a separate entry and therefore a separate comment)

WINNER:  Cheryl Grandy