It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas everywhere I go! Christmas is a time we eagerly look forward to every year and it’s hard to believe it’s only a few short weeks away. I love everything about Christmas, the lights, the music, the food, the smells, but I dread the thought of shopping. The stores are already crowded and the holiday stock is getting low. I still have a few gifts to get for those special people in my life but for those, I visit Hallmark.
During the holiday season, Hallmark transforms into one of the most magical places on Earth with a wonderful assortment of gifts to make each Christmas memorable. From enchanting keepsakes to plush toys to heartwarming cards to charming functional items, they have it all.
Stockings Hung With Care. This charming little snowman will cheer you up with a jolly tune. Press the button on the snow and the candy canes will light up and he’ll sway and sing Jolly Old St. Nicholas. The little dog Rex chimes in as well. Retails for 32.95, but right now you can purchase this joyful snowman for $17.95 w/ the purchase of 3 cards.
Add a little Ho Ho to your Holiday decor. These Santa figurines are some of the nicest I’ve seen on the market. The Santa figure holding the bottle-brush wreath is 35 cm (14 inches) tall and has a textured red fabric that feels soft and silky to the touch. The wreath is frosted with snow and embellished with holiday berries. He sits in our entrance way greeting all our guests. Retails for $32.95.
The Santa in Sleigh figurine is getting primed for his big flight in a few weeks. The sleigh has a hand-carved look and is decked with leather reins and metal runners. How handsome he looks on the mantel. Retails for $39.95. Also included in this photo is the Blessed Glass bottle and a holiday Bottle Tag.
Hallmark has something for everyone from kids to kitchens to keepsakes. For kids will get into the holiday spirit with the Build-Your-Own Snowman Ornament Kit. The kit comes with a set of 3 ornaments, paint, brushes and glitter. Kids can mix and match and enjoy personalizing these ornaments. Retails for $24.99.
Hallmark has some of the prettiest holiday cards. The Merry and Bright Wreath boxed cards feature 8 signature cards. The floral wreath is adorned with tiny gold beads, making the cards truly unique. Retails for $16.99.
In the mood for some holiday baking? The Snowman Tea Towel and Dish will set the tone. The tea towel has a crocheted edging along with crocheted bobbles to look like Christmas lights. The dish is ceramic and ideal as an appetizer plate or a spoon rest. Retails for $24.95
A picture says a thousand words, but with a Hallmark Holiday Frame, it will say a lot more. This festive frame is dated for 2017 and has decorative holiday design details along the bottom. Retails for $19.95
Let’s toast the holiday season and put a rosy glow on our cheeks with some Winter Cocktails. This book is the perfect antidote to any brisk day or frosty evening. Recipes include mulled ciders, wines, hot toddies, eggnog, luxurious hot chocolates and more. Retails for $19.95.
The itty bitty collection is some of my favorite Hallmark stuffies. Each holiday or special occasion you might find a new version of these toys, like the Peanuts Snoopy and Lucy itty bitty’s. They’re all cozy and ready for Christmas with their festive attire. They retail for $6.95 each. Also included in the photo is the Felted Santa Suit Bag. It’s perfect for stuffing in candy, toys and maybe an itty bitty or two. Retails for $9.99.
Hallmark has lots of little decorative items that accent your holiday decor. The Hammered Metal Tray is perfect for some fragrant potpourri and Mix Rose Hips. Or perhaps you could line up several Hallmarks flameless candles. It’s such a versatile tray. Retails for $24.95. The Mixed Rose Hips retail for $12.95. The Flameless Candle retails for $9.95. Also included in the photo is a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Kiddie Car Classic. It’s perfect for that car fanatic. Retails for $24.99
The beautiful Wine Charms set are made from handmade blown glass and beads. There are six different festive designs, so you’ll never get your wine glass mixed up. The set retails for $14.95. What to set the mood for a holiday ambience? The Poinsettia Flameless Tea Lights are decorative, colorful and they emit a warm glow that makes you feel all cozy inside. There’s an on/off switch underneath each light. The set retails for $14.95.
Hallmark also has a lovely array of holiday gift bags and tissue paper. Gift bags are a gift in themselves. They’re colorful, cheerful and they’re decorated with holiday frivolities. Plus, they’re inexpensive and you can reuse and repurpose them. Retail from $2.49 – $3.49.
With a few special added touches from Hallmark, you can make this holiday season unforgettable. Swing by your local Hallmark store and pick up your favorites.
Disclaimer: I received these products for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.