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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Back-To-School with Hallmark: Making Memories & Encouraging Kids

My son is excited about his first day of preschool.  Hallmark makes it fun and easy to record his "First Day of School" memories.  I want to share their Making Memories & Encouraging Kids Kit that includes the Pics 'n' Props School Days Activity Kit and several greeting cards to make your children feel special throughout the year.  Let me share the descriptions of these products from Hallmark and then share my person experience and photos.

 
Make Memories & Encourage Kids with these great products:
  • "Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit: Capture a child’s first day of school in a creative way with the snap of a camera and Hallmark’s Pics ‘N’ Props School Days Activity Kit. The kit includes chalkboards and a frame to document the first day each year — from kindergarten to senior year! Add your photos to the included “My First Day!” photo album to create a lasting memory that can be admired throughout the years.
  • SO SO Happy™ Greetings: Hallmark’s new line of SO SO Happy greetings help moms connect with their kids in a way they understand and appreciate. From Taco to Tribe, a variety of adorable characters inspire and celebrate positivity, acceptance and love — attributes especially important during the school year. Cards even include fun surprises for kids like shoelaces, key chains and more.
  • Kids Encouragement Greetings: Whether it’s a new social situation, a test, first game of the year or any day of the week, sometimes kids need a confidence boost. These cards feature kid-appropriate topics to help encourage the special kiddos in your life.
  • Back-to-School Greetings: The newest back-to-school greetings feature furry friends to help you say “Go get ‘em!” to the kiddos in your life."
Our thoughts:
The Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit is going to be a memorable part of my son's childhood. It includes props for the first day of each school year and a fun photo album to document both photos and thoughts for each school year.

Check out the kit below.
For each new  school year, you select the board with the corresponding year and slide it into the frame. There is also a piece of chalk if you want to add anything. My son is in Preschool so I was happy that they started this early in the kit!
 
Here is a close-up!
 
The photo album is fun to work on with your child.  It provides the opportunity for you to document their first day of school together in a nice book. I know that my son will love this for many years to come. The first day of school is always a lot of fun as children and parents are excited about all of the great opportunities that they will have in the new school year!
Check out my baby boy that is ready for preschool!
I also want to share a variety of greeting cards that you can use to surprise your child throughout the school year.  It's always nice to surprise your child with messages of how much you love and miss them!

The SO SO Happy™ Greetings are super cute.  These ones have surprises like key chains and games!
The Kids Encouragement Greetings are also nice ways to remind your children how much you love them and how awesome they are.  My son loves these cards. They are relatively inexpensive at .99-cents per card.
If your child is feeling down for some reason, they have cards to encourage them.  Here are a couple of So So Happy cards and an All Better Now card.
They also have cards for specific school years. Here are two adorable cards with fun animals for Kindergarteners!  If your children are like my son, these are a big hit because animals are fun at this age.  Give them a crayon or put them on a slide and it is hysterical! 
Let me also share some cards with more energetic animals.  I love Dr. Suess, so the first card below was a must-have for us!  The other two made my son giggle too.  These are definitely cards that will put a smile on his face at school.
We love these trendy products for the new school year!  Now is a great time to pick up the Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit and cards for the new school year.  Things are often hectic during the school year and everyone gets busy. It's nice to have these cards ready for busy days when you know that your child needs an extra reminder of how much you love them!

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61 comments :

  1. I would like this for my kids
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  2. For me! What an awesome prize to use with the kids.

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  3. My grand son would probably like this

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  4. I want to win this for ME! So cute! My mom did the photo album for me when I was younger, and I really love the Chalkboard idea.

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  5. I love being able to make precious memories with a kit like this one. It will be great to look at it years from now.

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  6. I love this back to school kit. It is so cute!!

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  7. I love the sign I am so doing that for my little one when she goes into preschool

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  8. I would love to win this for my daughter! :)

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  9. I want to win this for my niece who is entering Kindergarten this year.

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  10. I want to win this for my son. Thanks for the opportunity!
    ~mia

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  11. so cute i love the idea of framing the grade and taking a photo!

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  12. Isn't this a the cutest set ever?? Love your little preschooler.. super cool.. Hallmark has the best products... keep those memories going; thanks for sharing

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  13. I would like to win this for my niece and nephew.

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  14. My son and daughter :)

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  15. For my grandchild This is so cute!

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  16. I want to win this for my gran daughter

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  17. i would love to win for my three kids

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  18. So adorable, I'd love to win this for my daughter. She will be in school next year.

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  19. My daughter is 2 1/2 and I would love one of these for her to use when she starts school. thank you for sharing!

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  20. For my kids. I've been looking for these in stores with no luck finding it, so would love to win one!

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  21. I would love to win this for my daughter in law.
    She recently blessed me with the birth of my first grandchild.

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  22. I'd love to win this for my nephew. He is starting school next month and is so excited :)

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  23. My 3 and 9 year old would both love this!

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  24. for my niece

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  25. I want to win this because i LOVE hallmark products & I love making memories into tangible things that we can look back on years from now. My boys are growing so fast & I love how this captures moments.

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  26. I would like to win this for my son.

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  27. This would be great for my daughter just entering preschool.

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  28. My daughter would like this
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  29. i want to send to friends kids
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  30. For myself and my kids. What a neat tradition.

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  31. I would like this for my grandson!

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  32. I want to win this for my daughter and family. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  33. my 3 kids and 2 of their friends wilcarvic
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  34. I want to win this for my family!

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  35. i want to win this for my family
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

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  36. For my friend who would love to have this for her child. This is very nice.

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  37. I would love to win this for my daughter to use with my grandchildren!
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  38. My niece. She just started Kindergarten,

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  39. I want to win this for my grandsons!

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  40. I want to win this for my grandsons!

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  41. I'd love this for our family!

    Nancy
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  42. i'd love to win this for my niece!

    rafflecopter: daniel

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  43. I WOULD LOVE THIS FOR MY GRANDSON

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  44. I'd love to win for my granddaughters
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  45. I'd love to win this for my daughter who just started Kindergarten :)

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  46. My 2 Grandkids! One just started Pre-K & the other Kindergarten, it would be Fabulous to be able to document their way through school!!! Thanks for the chance....

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  47. I want to win this for my 3 grandchildren

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  48. I want to win this for my granddaughter. It is a very special gift for any child starting school. Memories can never be forgotten with a picture.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  49. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Our Hallmark closed a couple years ago.....I miss them especially around 'Back to School' time!
    ~mia

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