Wednesday, December 3, 2008

DO NOT Go to Hallmark!

Or, at least don’t go without either a thick wallet or a strong resolve. Hallmark always has cute stuff for the holidays, but this year I think they’ve kicked it into overdrive. In fact, I can’t recall a year in recent memory where there have been so many cute things all at once.

The mother and I went to our local store last night for a few cards – and spent an hour looking at all the goodies before we even cracked open a single card! We came home with some, too. (Yeah, my resolve is weak even if my wallet isn’t that thick.)

If you’ve got someone on your list that you have to regularly do a hand-smack on to keep them out of their gifts, you’ll love this “peek buster” bag which can help you out. It sounds an alarm when the bag is disturbed. And if you want to send a very special message, they even have recordable cards with music!

You can get a special deal on this adorable lighted, musical gingerbread house (and we did – for a gift) and this snowman globe was cute, too, though I could resist him. You may not be able to!

But my favorite thing – which I had to have – I can’t even find on their site. It’s a collection of tap buttons (think of Staples’ Easy button). Some play music. Mine? It’s the “Naughty or Nice” version. Push it and Santa give his personal assessment of your behavior for the year. It’s too d*mn cute and is now on my desk where some of my coworkers are sure to test it out before the day is over.

So, be warned. I’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg of the adorable holiday cuteness that awaits you inside Hallmark!

6 comments:

redriverpak said...

I will shield my wifes eyes when walking past one. Thanks for the warning!

Vicki said...

Costco has convinced me to buy photo cards from them this year. I shouldn't have to enter a Hallmark...and I guess I should be happy about it!

Mama Martha said...

I have to have that snowman globe for my mama! Her bday is 12/24 and it can be sooo hard to find things. She collects Christmas snow globes so this will be perfect! Thanks NV

CD said...

I agree - Hallmark has been my downfall this year. I went in for one card and came out with two shopping bags. They lured me back in with a bonus bag and again, two more shopping bags.

NV said...

YAY! I'm so glad I'm not alone in getting pulled into the clutches of Hallmark. :-)

And I'm glad I could provide a gift option. Convinces me I should keep offering up ideas.

MonkeyGirl said...

They sucked me in and I have only done partial damage control....