I always know holidays are approaching when I find a Hallmark box waiting on my doorstep...and I can bribe the girls to do just about anything with the promise of "box-opening" later that day.
As always, we found some wonderful gems inside. Here are my favourites!
itty bittys Nativity Set ($39.95)
I love this one because as they say, He IS the reason for the season. This gives little ones the chance to play with Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the angel without breaking the fancier sets that might be displayed at home. I passed this along to a family with younger kids than ours, and the first night my friend was concerned to hear her five-year-old son exclaim "Jesus!" in the other room...until she remembered the new toys!
Time For Cookies Snowman Techo Plush with sound and motion ($17.95 with 3 Hallmark cards, or $32.95)
My girls can't get enough of these sound-and-motion plush toys, but since our collection is pretty full, this one became a coveted classroom prize last week. The characters sing a cookie-themed version of "Deck the Halls" and sway to the music.
Disney Frozen: Will Anna and Elsa Miss the Ball? Puzzle Book ($12.95)
For the Frozen lover in your life who just can't 'Let it Go' (sorry, I couldn't resist!), Hallmark has a hardcover story and 24 piece puzzle. You know how I take things to school to use as prizes when our family doesn't need them? Yeah, my daughter's name was drawn to win this one!
Holiday Boxed Cards ($9.99 - $19.99)
You may have heard that Hallmark sells cards? While I often share the wealth from my Hallmark care packages, boxed cards are something that I always keep. These nutcracker and Canadian-themed cards are beautiful, and I can't wait to use them!
Keepsake Kids My First Tree ($29.95)
Felt fabric with large buttons, and a variety of ornaments available for $7.95 each. (I'll be giving away one of these very soon!)
Nordic Clipboard Bundle ($14.95) and Guest Towel and Basket Set ($16.95)
Perfect hostess gifts! The bundle includes a clipboard, 60-sheet notepad, 2 magnets and a pencil, and the towel set includes a wire basket with 16 designed paper guest towels.
In other exciting Hallmark news:
From November 12th until December 13th, consumers can enter for a chance to WIN 1 of 4 prizes. The grand prize is a $2,000 Disney gift card, plus a $500 Disney prize pack! The gift card can be used at almost anything Disney, including Disney resort stays! Consumers also have the chance to win 1 of 3 $250 Disney prize packs.
Enter daily to increase your odds!
Disclosure: The above products were provided to me by Hallmark for review purposes. Opinions are, as always, my own.