Monday, November 25, 2013

Hallmark - Review and Giveaway

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
Christmas will be here before we know it, and with it comes all the joys of the season — and a few questions, too. This is the time of year when people start wondering how to bring the magic of the holidays home for the family, what gifts and activities their kids will like and how they can connect with loved ones during this special time of year. That's where Hallmark comes in.


When you think of Hallmark, the first thing that probably comes to mind is cards. Cards for every occasion are their trademark. However, they sell other things as well, including a nice selection of gifts for Christmas that includes wrapping paper, keepsake ornaments, picture frames and more.


I have an eclectic selection of ornaments on my Christmas tree and Hallmark has a large selection of keepsake ornaments to suit my taste. Whimsical, elegant, classic, and cute ornaments are all part of their collection. I received the I Shot My Eye Out! Keepsake Ornament from Hallmark and am delighted to own a piece that is a part of one of my favorite Christmas movies. My family watches A Christmas Story every year as tradition. It's a Christmas classic and we never tire of it. The keepsake ornament features Ralphie, the main character with his infamous Red Ryder BB Gun.

The ornament comes with two batteries that need to be inserted. A screwdriver is needed to open the battery compartment. Once batteries are in place, you can push a button to hear memorable moments from a classic scene in the movie. The sound isn't the exact original narration from the movie, but rather someone that sounds similar. Although that part isn't authentic, it's still a delightful ornament and I'm excited to hang it on my tree this year and for years to come.

I also received a Bell Interactive Story Buddy from Hallmark, and how super cute it is! Bell is a plush pup that interacts with your child. Bell comes with a storybook, a CD, free access to digital storytime on Hallmark.com. When you press Bell's ear and turn the plush on, Bell will speak in response to the stories told to her. Bell's book, Bell's Big Move, tells of the pup and her girl owner as they move from a bustling city to a quiet place. While your child reads the book aloud, Bell will respond to certain parts of the book by actually speaking. Additional interactive books can be purchased separately. We have not used Bell for the free app that we have access to, but we've used her along with the book and CD. My nieces are amazed that Bell knows exactly when to speak and talks to them. When you are finished with Bell and her interactive story, you can press the button on her ear again to turn off the interaction. Bell is soft and cuddly, and quite engaging!


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57 comments:

Debbie Jackson said...

I also like Jingle interactive

AMY said...

I'd also like the Scooby Doo Story Buddy.

Jackie said...

I like the Disney Sweet Snowtime Pals Snow Globe.
Thank you!

Melissa Miller said...

Scooby Doo Story Buddy

VickeC said...

http://www.hallmark.com/products/general/keepsake-ornaments/santa-certified-1495QX9205_DK/

Danielle jones said...

I want the cozy coupe ornament. I loved my first car!

rubynreba said...

#1 Mom wine glass

Michele said...

i"d love to have the greatest gift snowglobe

Sacha Schroeder said...

I love their keepsake ornaments. I get a new one for my kids each year. This year I am getting my son the Adventure Time Finn and Jake ornament.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I really like the One Sweet Gingerbread Boy Keepsake Ornament

emeraldmaz said...

I'd like to have the papa smurf ornament!

Jennifer said...

Mockingjay
Keepsake Ornament....would be fun to have this one being i spent so much time with good friends reading the books and waiting of the movies.

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I like the Jumbo Jingle! diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

courtney erickson said...

I would love the "At Christmastime and Always,I love you" book!

Pink and Green Mom said...

I love the O Come All Ye Faithful ornament! So cute!

Natasha said...

Id love to have the new Star Wars ornaments!

bison61 said...

Black and White Scrollwork Guest Book

Wedding Memory

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

mail4rosey said...

I like the Santa Certified
Keepsake Ornament
1st in series
HALLMARK GOLD CROWN EXCLUSIVE

$14.95

abedabun dawn said...

I would love to have the Jumbo Jingle® for my grand daughters first Christmas. Thank you for all you do!

April G said...

I like the Jingle interactive dog with storybook too!

aperry said...

I like the yule ka la le

heymissvirginia said...

I would love to have the Hot Mama Wine Glass.
heymissvirginia at embarqmail.com

Theresa said...

I just bought a rainbow brite hallmark ornament and can't wait to hang it on the tree! Hallmark always has such fun ornaments!

Stephanie K. said...

I want Jingle :) I really would love to get my kids the interactive buddies.

Toystory said...

I'd love to have a few (actually) of Disney Hallmark Ornaments for my tree.
prizewinner @ hotmail. com

Ruby said...

Bell interactive story buddy... my girl really wants one... its super cute

Ariel said...

I like the Little Mermaid Deep-Sea Dreamer water globe!

CindyWindy2003 said...

would like some ornaments like the Twelve Days of Christmas
Keepsake Ornament

deniseyweesy said...

Patrick Kane keepsake ornament.

Ann Barham said...

I would love the Caroling Snowmen plush.

Kristen said...

I'd like to have the Princess Harmony Costume and Storybook.

jakiesmom said...

I like baby girls first Christmas keepsake ornament

Kortney Nelson said...

I would love the Jingle story buddy to go along with this one had I won.

Anne N. said...

I like to have the Merry Little Christmas Keepsake Ornament Magic Prints.

Christine Jessamine said...

I like the scooby doo interactive buddy

Sue Hull said...

I'd love to have that I Shot My Eye Out ornament.A Christmas Story is my fave Christmas movie.Thank you :)

Jessamine Dungo said...

My 2 year old would love Bell while my 5 year old would love Cassidy since she loves horses. :)

Maria Gagliano said...

Aww I love all the interactive items. Cassidy is a cutie

Amy Lynn said...

I love the Scooby-Doo™
Interactive Story Buddy™

Jess&James said...

My girls would love to have the Princess Harmony Costume and Storybook
Interactive Book
Jessica Cox

ababe28 said...

Jingle and Bell Dog Carrier

Ann B.

amanda hardesty said...

I like the silver family tree snowflake frame kit

Karen O said...

I would like to have the Thomas Kinkade Holiday Print in Lighted Frame. It's very pretty.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I like the santa's magic storybook ornament

Andrina Goetz said...

I want the My Second Christmas
Keepsake Ornament.

j1man1r66 said...

We would like to have the Interacive Scooby Doo Story Buddy!
j1man1r66@etex.net
Jennifer Rogers

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Presley's holiday hoopla is very cute!! thank you!

lissa crane said...

I would the princess costume and matching book for my little princess!

gen meredith said...

my youngest great granddaughter is obsessed with anything disney especially tinkerbell so the ittybitty tinkerbell would be my choice but her older sister loves dogs so if i won the prize would be for her

KV H said...

I like the Totally Ticklish Mickey Mouse.

xBaBUxLuVeRx said...

i like the animal books like jingle the dog

Teresa Thompson said...

Princess Harmony and the Magical Cape

Kathy Davis said...

I would like to have the Santa's Magic Bell keepsake ornament.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Liberty Boblett said...

I would like to have the Bell® Huey® UH-1D® Helicopter Keepsake Ornament.

lmurley2000 said...

I like the We're Off to See the Wizard keepsake ornament

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

*Dusty* said...

I would love to have the Jingle interactive story buddy.

lilyk said...

The Peanuts Wish Big! water globe looks very nice.