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Hallmark’s Get Carded Challenge – With Giveaway

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My greeting card of choice always is Hallmark.  To me it means, “When you care enough to send the very best.”  So when I was invited to blog about Hallmark’s Get Carded Challenge, I agreed without any hesitation.  I   decided to do this as a way to  stop and smell the roses; to reach out one more time to the people in my heart who have touched my life indelibly in so many ways.  It is never too late to reconnect.

I love receiving cards.  Ironically, I rarely send them.  That is the reason why when Hallmark asked me to participate in the Get Carded Challenge, I saw for myself the wisdom of changing my ways.

Here’s a description of the Hallmark Get Carded Challenge.

Hallmark is launching a Get Carded Challenge as part of its new Life is a Special Occasion campaign, which encourages all of us to push the “pause” button on the blur of daily life and think about the beauty of unplanned, perfectly imperfect moments we share with those who mean the most to us. No matter how much we rely upon email, IMs and tweets to keep in touch with our friends and family, few things compare with the feeling of receiving a handwritten note in the mail. Knowing this person took the time to send something “just because” or in recognition of a milestone lets us know we are top of mind and reminds us how much we truly mean to them. The Get Carded Challenge is a fun challenge designed to help you connect and re-connect with the special people in your lives “just because.” It’s Hallmark’s hope that, by taking the time to reach out to someone special through the Challenge, it will help reinforce the emotional connection you share.

The Get Carded Challenge is a chance to touch the people who have made our lives meaningful.  The hectic pace of the word around us, our jobs, our responsibilities too often makes us put off what we should do today until tomorrow.  Too often tomorrow comes too late or not at all.  This should not happen.  Life is a special occasion.

Hallmark sent me a pack of 14 greeting cards.  My job was to pick one each day for seven days, personalize it, then send it on and wait.  I was free to send the extras whenever I wish and I did so once I completed the challenge.   I await the responses.

In a month or so, I’ll followup with what happened when my priest, six family members, and seven old friends – the people in my life who have given so much yet asked so little – got their U. S., postal mail.

True friendship is not limited by either time or space – so remember, it is never too late to reconnect.   For more information about Hallmark’s Life is a Special Occasion campaign, please visit http://www.hallmark.com/life.

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a Hallmark card pack so that they can participate in the Get Carded Challenge.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter leave a comment on this post telling me when the last time you mailed a greeting card is.

BONUS ENTRIES – LOTS OF THEM!

1 – Subscribe to my RSS feed. (sidebar)
1 – Follow me on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here. (sidebar)
1 – Tweet this giveaway.
1 – Friend me on Facebook. (sidebar)
1 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here.
1 – Place my button on your blog. (in sidebar)

Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Monday 08/29/10 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

46 Comments on “Hallmark’s Get Carded Challenge – With Giveaway”

  1. #1 hollowsins
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I mailed a card to my mom in July.

  2. #2 hollowsins
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    email subscriber
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  3. #3 hollowsins
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    I follow you on twitter
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  4. #4 hollowsins
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    facebook friend
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  5. #5 terri
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I just mailed a birthday card to a cousin a week ago. And thanks for reminding me — I need to mail out another to a friend of mine.:)

  6. #6 Elisabeth @ My Local Giveaways
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    The last time I mailed a card was for Father’s Day, to my Stepdad. :)

  7. #7 Elisabeth @ My Local Giveaways
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed!

  8. #8 Elisabeth @ My Local Giveaways
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I follow you on twitter @egood33

  9. #9 Elisabeth @ My Local Giveaways
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 1:21 pm
  10. #10 Elisabeth @ My Local Giveaways
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I’m your friend on FB!

  11. #11 Janice Cooper
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    This is too funny. I just mailed a greeting card 2 days ago for my friend’s birthday.

  12. #12 Janice Cooper
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Email subscriber

  13. #13 Janice Cooper
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I follow you on twitter @disneyfan40

  14. #14 Janice Cooper
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 2:31 pm
  15. #15 Janice Cooper
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Facebook Friend. FB name Jan Peoples

  16. #16 Chris
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I mailed a card to my sister and to my aunt in July.

  17. #17 Patty White
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Fathers Day was the last time I mailed a card out.

  18. #18 Patty White
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I follow you on twitter~ patty432

  19. #19 Patty White
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I friended you on facebook~ Patty White

  20. #20 Patty White
    on Aug 20th, 2011 at 7:00 pm
  21. #21 Betty
    on Aug 21st, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Not counting Christmas, it would be a sympathy card … and the fewer of those the better. I can’t remember the last time I just sent a card. With todays unlimited phone call packages, I tend to call to find out how my family or friends are doing. This is an interesting challenge. I expect I might get some calls back wondering if I’m ok — what’s wrong that I sent a card.

  22. #22 Betty
    on Aug 21st, 2011 at 8:58 am

    RSS subscriber
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  23. #23 Betty
    on Aug 21st, 2011 at 8:58 am

    following on twitter
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  24. #24 Betty
    on Aug 21st, 2011 at 8:58 am

    FB friend
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  25. #25 Jessyca
    on Aug 21st, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Oh wow its been years since I mailed any type of card out.
    jessycafoster@hotmail.com

  26. #26 Jessyca
    on Aug 21st, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I follow you on twitter @jessyca81
    jessycafoster@hotmail.com

  27. #27 Jessyca
    on Aug 21st, 2011 at 6:18 pm
  28. #28 Jessyca
    on Aug 21st, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Im yout friend on facebook. Jessyca Foster
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  29. #29 Christine Jensen
    on Aug 22nd, 2011 at 12:58 am

    I honestly can’t remember when I last mailed a card!

  30. #30 Christine Jensen
    on Aug 22nd, 2011 at 12:58 am

    RSS subscriber

  31. #31 Christine Jensen
    on Aug 22nd, 2011 at 12:59 am

    twitter follower as @stickyprints

  32. #32 Christine Jensen
    on Aug 22nd, 2011 at 12:59 am

    facebook friend as Christine Hellewell Jensen

  33. #33 Katrina
    on Aug 22nd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Just last week…I mail one to my Granny all the time!

  34. #34 MarySueSpears
    on Aug 24th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    The last time I mailed a card was a few years ago. I’d really like to win this.

  35. #35 MarySueSpears
    on Aug 24th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Follow you on twitter.

  36. #36 MarySueSpears
    on Aug 24th, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Tweeted about this contest

  37. #37 MarySueSpears
    on Aug 24th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I wake up every morning and read your emails to your blog.

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    on Aug 27th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    about a month ago
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  40. #40 nan
    on Aug 27th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    rss subscriber

  41. #41 Bella River
    on Aug 29th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    The last time I sent a card was when my brother was fighting in Iraq!

  42. #42 Bella River
    on Aug 29th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I follow on twitter

  43. #43 Bella River
    on Aug 29th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Facebook friend

  44. #44 Bella River
    on Aug 29th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I read your blog

  45. #45 Bella River
    on Aug 29th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Daily emails.

  46. #46 Bella River
    on Aug 29th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I tweeted about this!