Valentine’s Day offers us the perfect opportunity to express our love and admiration for the special people in our lives. One of the biggest ways people have been doing this is by giving greeting cards. According to statistics, Valentine’s Day is the second largest holiday where cards are given as a gesture of love, friendship and everything that’s warm and fuzzy.
Valentine’s Day cards or notes made their debut back in the English Victorian era, where they were quite popular. They were exchanged discreetly or secretly where the writer could bear all their racy feelings without ever being exposed. The prim and proper thought this scandalous, but businesses capitalized on the idea. Thanks to Esther Howland of Worcester, Mass., Valentine’s Day cards made their way to North America in 1849.
In 1913 Hallmark offered their first Valentine’s Day cards and how they have grown in popularity today. But, Hallmark has gone far beyond greeting cards and expanded into adorable and collectible gifts for everyone in your life. Check out what Hallmark is offering this Valentine’s Day!
Paper Wonder Cards
The Hallmark Paper Wonder cards, exclusive to Walmart Canada, offer a beautiful pop-up scene shadow box. This Valentine’s you can choose from a variety of 3D images from the Eiffel Tower to Lady and the Tramp to a bouquet to flowers to pet inspired cards and more. Each card has an endearing poem that personifies love, but there is still room to express your affection in your own words. Retail for $8.99
Mini Pop-Up Cards
The Mini Pop-Up storybook style greeting cards offer 3D love in action. Open the card and a laser-cut character or object attachment will move from one side of the card to the other. These enchanting cards are compact (4″ W x 5.5″ H) but have plenty of space to write your words of adoration. Retails for $4.99.
The Story of Us Card Keeper
The Story of Us Card Keeper Box will store your treasures and all you hold dear. It’s a large elegant memento and keepsake box that looks like a normal book. The cover is decorated with textured pink flowers and gold foil. The inside of the book is hollow making it ideal for saving cards and special items you’ve received from your spouse, lover, kids, family and friends. Retails for $12.99.
Mickey & Minnie itty bitty
The cutest Disney couple has got to be Mickey and Minnie. Hallmark’s With A Kiss Mickey and Minnie are the newest itty bitty plush stuffies and they’re adorable. Adorned in Valentine heart attire and sealed with a red smoochy kiss, they are ready for February 14th! Itty bitty’s are ideal for children and adults too! Retail for $6.99 each.
Pet Husky Dog Musical Stuffed Animal
The Pet Husky Dog Musical Stuffed Animal is an interactive toy with lots to say. Sporting a dashing red scarf and gorgeous blue eyes, this little husky is eager and excited to greet you. He’s 11 inches tall and bursting with so much love! Pet his head and he’ll pant, bark, howl, whimper, yip and move around in excitement to music. He comes with 2 AA batteries and retails for $34.95.
Caticorn Stuffed Animal
The Caticorn has everything children love, cats, unicorns and rainbows. This mystical furball is part cat and part unicorn, so she’s purr-fect! Her soft rainbow fur, glittery horn and sweet face make her irresistible. Every cat has different marking and the Caticorn is no different, each one has its own rainbow color scheme. These plush pets will give lots of love on Valentine’s Day. Retails for $25.99.
The Pink Snoopy Happiness is a Warm Puppy plush toy is blushing with devotion. He comes with a red ribbon color and offers his complete loyalty. This favorite Peanut’s character has super soft curly fur that’s perfect for snuggling or curling up with a good book. Retails for $14.95.
Valentine Toe of a Kind Socks
Nothing says I love you more than some novelty Valentine inspired socks. Slip on some sweetness with the Candy Conversation and Love you Chocolat knee-high socks. They come with reinforced heels and toes and fits most adults. Each pair retails for $12.99.
Date Night In
Date Night In features more than 100 scrumptious recipes to satisfy your appetite and nourish your relationship. Lots of couples love to cook together and this cookbook will fuel the fire. The book is divided into the four seasons, with a plethora of recipes for main dishes, side dishes, desserts, drinks and more. It’s filled with mouthwatering images and features enticing recipes from various locations around the world. Retails for $19.95.
Heart Treat Dish
The Hallmark Heart Treat Dish is a great little tray for sharing sweet delicacies and dainty delights with your guests. It’s heart shape and white heart designs tell your family you love them every day. Retails for $7.99
Decorative tissue will dress up any gift. This Valentine’s Day, choose from several prints. Gold tissue with pastel pink hearts, red and white scalloped tissue and a duo combo of pink tissue and gold hearts or gold and white diagonal stripes. Get creative and mix and match them for any occasion. Each retail for $2.49. Secret code: shadow box.
Paper Wonder Gift Boxes
The Hallmark Paper Wonder Gift Boxes are pretty and come in a pack of three Valentine inspired colors. They are cute interlocking boxes that offer a great presentation and a bold statement when giving a small gift. Great things come in small packages! The pack retails for $5.99.
Choosing a gift bag is almost as important as the gift itself. Hallmark has a wide variety of gift bags ranging in color, size and sophistication. Some of the bags have a gorgeous marble effect, others have stunning 3-dimensional details, while others have bold colors, sparkles, stripes, prints and enchanting words. The handles are made from either twisted paper or satin ribbon. The larger gift bags come with an integrated card holder pocket inside to keep your gift card noticeable. Prices range from $1.49 – $9.99.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.