August 13, 2011

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Hallmark Back to School Care Package giveaway

Whether your child is starting kindergarten, high school, or maybe college… back to school is a very special event. With backpacks full of new pencils, binders and glue, kids might think they’re ready to take on the first day of school. But, sometimes kids need more than school supplies to face the exciting and challenging situations the upcoming year holds. That’s why Hallmark has created a back-to-school confidence checklist!

Hallmark’s Back to School Confidence Checklist:

  • Let them hold onto your words. Kids often get embarrassed when parents say “I love you” in front of their friends. Think about sticking a card in their backpack or inside a textbook, so they can find it later and hold onto it all day.
  • Surprise your child with a lunchtime delight. Fruits and veggies will help a kid be physically fit, but don’t forget about a child’s emotional wellness. The unexpected “I love you” or “good luck” will let your child know you’re by their side, even after they get on the school bus. 
  • Pass the encouragement bug around your family. Challenge the entire family to support each other by passing around the encouragement bug — Hallmark’s Bug ‘Em. One person starts by filling Bug ‘Em with treats, a coupon to do something nice (e.g., make their sibling’s bed) or a kind note of encouragement, and then leaves Bug ‘Em where the recipient will find it. Once the recipient finds Bug ‘Em, he or she is charged with surprising another family member and spreading the encouragement bug.

I am struggling with sending my little girl off to school in the next couple of weeks.   I want her to know that Mommy is still thinking of her when she opens her lunchbox, her backpack, etc.  Honestly I think a child going off to school is harder on the parents then the kids! But our children need encouragement all along the way. Well the great people at Hallmark have come out with some many great products to help give your child some encouragements, notes of love and laughter.

You can find these wonderful Hallmark items at your local grocers, mass merchandisers, drug stores and Hallmark stores nationwide.  For more information, please visit

Thanks to the great people at Hallmark, one lucky OneMommaSavingMoney reader (US only) will win a Hallmark’s Back- to-School Confidence Care Package, which includes:
  • Hallmark’s Kids Collection three-card pack, which feature topics for young kids, including nerves about school and positive reinforcement for hard work, as well as topics for tweens/teens, such as peer pressure and choosing friends wisely.
  • Lunchbox Notes — 50 ways to add a little love to lunchtime. 
  • Bug’Em — a pint-sized plush that can hold cards and other tokens of encouragement.
Winner will be chosen by

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Giveaway will end at 5pm  EST on August 26, 2011

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