Today I could feel it in the air as I went out for my walk, as it was a double digit day here in Toronto, spring is in the air. I was so thankful to get out for a walk without having to bundle up. With spring around the corner so is Easter and right after that we will be shopping for Mother’s Day. There really are some great spring must haves from Hallmark Canada this year.
When I think of these two holidays I am filled with joy and peace, besides Christmas they are two of my favorite times of the year. Traditionally in our family Easter is a time of renewal, of Easter egg hunts, chocolate and well my mom is known for her ham and scalloped potatoes.
Now when it comes to Mother’s Day, since my teen is now a teen, I get a bit spoiled often getting breakfast in bed, and well on that day I don’t cook or clean, and we usually go out for dinner as well. Sometimes there is even a gift, often they are hand crafted. Sometimes though there have been small gifts that mean something to her. I celebrate my mom often with a call, a card and a small gift.
Now Hallmark Canada sent us brand ambassadors a sweet selection from their must haves. They included some great Easter items that kids will love, and well they had to send a few things us moms will adore as well.
The first thing my daughter reached for was the Flappy Happy Chick. This cute chick even sings and bops to a parody of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. MSRP -$32.95 or 17.95 with each purchase of 3 Hallmark Cards
My nieces will adore Mimi. You can even sing along with this plush mouse. Tell her which song of her 7 original songs you would like to sing or you can even let her choose. You even get a song book so you know the words. MSRP- $24.95
The little guy in our house fell in love with the Easter Beagle Snoopy Plush. Snoopy looks adorable dressed as a bunny. MSRP $19.95
There are also a great selection of gift bags for Easter perfect for your gift wrapping needs. Find them at your local Hallmark Gold Crown Store.
Now for moms they have a great selection as well. We can’t possibly forget about mom can we?
We loved the Framed Embroidered Sentiments. They reminded me of my grandmother’s needlepoint. You can celebrate life’s moments in a bigger way with “Life is a Special Ocassion” from Hallmark. You will love the selection. MSRP $12.95
We also loved the Embroidered Pillows. Home is where your loved ones are. These pillows each feature an embroidered sentiment perfect for Nana, Grandma or home. MSRP $19.95
There were also some adorable books in our boxes that would be perfect for any mom. We loved that you could personalize the “You’re Loved Mom” book.
We also we given a beautiful white Ceramic Whiteboard with Marker. It’s perfect for jotting down quick reminders, goals or just a note to make someone in your family smile. MSRP- $19.95 for the small one an $24.95 for the larger one.
To see everything on the Spring must have list and a bunch more visit your local Hallmark store.
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