Sunday, December 15, 2013

Hallmark "Be a Part of the Story" Review and Giveaway!

Since I was little, my mom has always made Hallmark a special part of our Holdiays. She collected ornaments every year, and by the time I was 18 I had my own collection to take with me. 

I want to do the same for my boys, and I also love that besides ornaments we can also collect and read fun books every year!

This year, Santa and the Christmas Eve Flight a "Be a Part of the Story" book is our favorite. 

When you and your little one read our new Be a Part of the Story Interactive Storybooks, you'll have conversations with the main characters that change the reading experience depending on what you say.  Read the highlighted lines aloud, and the main character will chime in with a special question or choice for your little one. When the child answers, the story continues with one of several responses. Each book has more than 30 possibilities, so each time you read the book together it'll feel like a whole new story time experience. 

Riley, Xander and I read the book the first night we got it, and they LOVED how Santa responded, and how the story changes each time we read it depending on their answers!

Santa and the Christmas Eve Flight retails for $24.99 and you can purchase it online here or at a Hallmark store near you. 

New this year in the collectable ornament department are 4 new Keepsake Ornaments.

  • I Shot My Eye Out! (A Christmas Story ornament)
  • Cozy Coupe
  • Season’s Greetings (house ornament with photo frame)
  • LEGO Yoda

  We chose the Cozy Coupe, since it has special meaning to us this year! If you don't already collect the Keepsake Ornaments, I really recommend it. It's a great way to pass on all your memories each year, and every year when you pull out your ornaments you can talk with yout family about each special memory that goes along with it. When I pull out ornaments my mom bought when I was a child, I can still remember her telling me the stories!

You can purchase Keepsake Ornaments online or in your local Hallmark store. 

One reader is going to WIN a Santa and the Christmas Eve Flight book, AND a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament (from the list above, a random selection). 

Enter using the rafflecopter form below. 
Good Luck!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my 
review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact with any questions.


  1. We collect ornaments! I have all the ones from me growing up PLUS I have started a collection for my girls!

  2. I absolutely collect ornaments..and they are mostly hallmark ornaments. Hallmark ornaments are my favorite.

  3. Yes I like to collect penguin ornaments.

  4. my husband collects star wars ornaments

  5. Yes I love Disney ornaments
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. I do. I collect Wizard of Oz ornaments.
    maggietucker10 at yahoo dot com

  7. Yes I do!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  8. Yes, I collect vintage ornaments and decorations.

  9. yes I collect Hallmark ornaments!

  10. Yes. love Disney ornaments and Care Bears.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com