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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

1st Birthday Celebration - Hallmark (review)

As you all know by now, Jaxon's birthday was this past weekend (there will be pictures of a messy faced 1 year old, I just have to wait on my dad to upload the pictures) What does everyone usually get at least 1 of on their birthday?? A card....and to be honest, most of the time I check to see if there is money, then I toss it. Well, now Hallmark has made a card you won't want to toss out!

Hallmark has come out with a card that comes to life (webcam required)! I was sent a few of these cards to review, and when I read them and giggled at a few, then looked on the inside corner, it has instructions. Instead of going to the press release that was enclosed with the cards, I wanted to be surprised...as if I had gotten the card alone. So I opened up the website www.hallmark.com/extra and followed the directions, selected the card, downloaded the file, and then when I held up my card to my webcam (I had this little hamster, and inside it says "...loves you you you you." CUTE!) suddenly a 3D image popped up where my card was on the screen, and a little disco ball and dancing hamster starting singing and dancing! I couldn't help but laugh! It honestly made my day! My only problem was to see the dancing hamster (and all the cards were the same way I found out) you have to hold the card at an angle, almost flat...but not all the way down and that was a little difficult, because if it went flat, the graphic went away.

A few of the cards were more interactive...this one with the dog, if you rotate the card, it does different skits. One of them has a roller coaster with Hoops and Yoyo and when you hit the space bar, you take a picture of them going through the tunnel.

Seriously, Father's Day is coming up...and guess who's Daddy is getting one of these cards!!!! Hallmark has Father's Day, Graduation (I know you have to know someone graduating!), Humor, Kid's Collection, Walmart Kids (includes Toy Story and Disney Princesses...Jaylin is going to get one of those for her birthday in September!!), Mother's Day, and Valentines Day!

Some of the cards have music/voice without the need of a computer...it just adds to the awesomeness of the card! Cards without the sound retail for $2.99 and with sound retail for $5.99. You can find these awesome cards at any Hallmark Gold Crown store and other retailers where Hallmark cards are sold.


~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

Those sound so fun! I'm gonna have to grab one for Leland for Father's Day from the boys! They'll have fun with that :)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Mrs. Cox.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Gotta love Hallmark! I think I'll check out what they have for Father's day cards for Mat. I love using their site to order and send cards - It's so easy!

Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom said...

Well aren't these cute? I have never heard of these before. I think they will be perfect for Father's Day.


Winter Witch said...

I love Hallmark. Probably a bit too much but you can never go wrong on a Hallmark Card!

Kids Learn @ Kiboom Daily said...

While I would love to go and check out the Hallmark cards (it's our 18th wedding anniversary on June 14th!), I've been very busy with my social networking lately!

Which brings me to the reason for this post:

I am really very sorry that this is a form letter :(

However we spent days following everyone on the Simply Follow list from the Mom Bloggers Club, and out of 690 people, maybe only 10 followed us :(

I don’t know if you joined our blog or not, but if you have a moment, could you PLEASE go over to http://www.kiboomu.blogspot.com and give us a quick follow?

Again, sorry for this form letter, but I am going to to back to ALL 690+ people that we followed and leaving this note. Hopefully we will get a super great turnout now!



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