Easter and Mother’s Day Memories with #HallmarkPressPause Giveaway
Less than a week ago my grandmother of 90 years fell ill, became hospitalized and quickly deteriorated. She was a strong spitfire of a woman who had a hard life but spent it helping others in a career of nursing. Despite some of her hardships as a widowed mother who never remarried, she always had an admirable glass half full outlook. Easter weekend is upon us and I sit reminiscing about all the holidays spent with grandma giggling at our expense. Things won’t be the same at our holiday gatherings but over time the hurt will fade and the memories will keep us smiling.
When I became a first time mother, family became even more important to me. The value in tradition and closeness of the generations in family were always important but once you become a mother the understanding of that becomes crystal clear. I look forward each year to celebrating the woman in my life on Mother’s Day. Just the thought counts but gifting something small to remind my Mother and Grandmother’s how special they are brings a little sparkle to their eye and warms my heart too.
Hallmark Canada has always been part of my holidays. When I want to tell someone how special they are, Hallmark always seems to have the perfect words or gift idea. This Easter and Mother’s Day Hallmark has some of the cutest and thoughtful gift ideas that won’t break your wallet.
This Cheery Chick and Blissful Bunny is an adorable ornament reminds me of holiday ornaments displayed when I was a child. A miniature world within an Easter egg will make imaginations go wild when the button is pressed the springtime scene illuminates and puts a smile on your face. With Hallmarks Rewards, you can snatch this cutie up for $14.95.
Every Easter I seek out unique Easter basket ideas. I don’t like to fill the kids baskets entirely with candy and then deal with the sugar explosion to follow. These itty bittys Disney Springtime Limited Addition Plush Minie and Mickey Mouse are absolutely adorable and the perfect addition to any Easter basket. I especially love that they are small enough for the tiniest of hands; Baby Ro had a collection started from Valentine’s Day and to this day he still drags these along his travels. These itty bitty sweeties can be snagged for $6.95 MRSP.
On Mother’s Day most often us Moms don’t care to have a big display put on; I much prefer little acts of kindness over the year to show me that I am appreciated. Part of being a mom is a lot of thankless acts however; just having one of my kids do the dishes without being asked is a gem in itself. Since moving out of my parents home many moons ago, I look to gift simple sentiments as a reminder how important my mom is to me. This Desktop Sentiment Plaque is a double-sided timeless and whimsical message reminders of life’s moments, big or small. $19.95 MRSP.
I love this decorator fabric style Magnetic Memo Board Burlap for displaying little love notes, random thoughts or even those special pictures of Mom; at a quick glance, your mom can always be there cheering you on. Gift this Memo Board this Mother’s day with pictures of the grand-kids and Mom for a priceless sentiment. $24.95 MRSP.
This Mother’s Day Snippets and Stories book is my favourite gift idea this year from Hallmark. Fill this beautiful wire-bound book in handmade paper with those special moments of Mom before gifting it to her on Mother’s Day. Imagine the look on her face when she is surprised with all the thoughtfulness put in such a special gift. With Hallmark Rewards you can pick this up for $24.95.
Hallmark has many more Easter and Mother’s Day gift ideas to choose from, these are some of my personal favourites this year. For last minute Easter gift ideas or to celebrate the Mom or Grandmother in your life, head to your closest Hallmark retail store.
Enter to win this adorable cookie press set for Mother’s Day to make those cookies extra special. Open to Canada. Enter in the form below.
Disclosure: As a member of the Hallmark Press Pause Panel, Hallmark Canada has provided me with promotional items. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.