So, it goes without saying that everyone needs to be cheered on now and then – kids included. Whether it’s school, sports or trying to make new friends, the children in our lives are on a journey of growth and self-exploration. Few things are more helpful to kids than the support of a parent or grown-up who believes in them and is there with a few heartfelt words of encouragement.
But sometimes, what kids hear “goes in one ear and out the other,” meaning that kids are often missing out on something they really need: encouraging words. In fact, Hallmark research revealed that the moms they surveyed think they are encouraging their children all the time, but in the moments when their kids most needed encouragement, the kids didn’t feel like it was there.
To help grown-ups better connect with and encourage kids, Hallmark recently introduced the all-new Kids Collection, a line of cards and gifts designed specifically to cheer kids on, cheer them up and make them smile. You can check out some of Hallmark’s Kids Collection. There, you’ll see a sampling of the gifts and cards that are available for grown-ups to share with the kids in their lives. Within the line, there are cards appropriate for children falling within your kids’ age range, so I thought it might be something you’d like to share with them for their feedback.
Lori here (the above text was courtesy of Hallmark) I received a bundle of cards and two journals in the mail to review. This new Kids Collection is much better than the photos I managed to find online. Some of the cards are recordable or include music, some have just the right words written, and some have little "trinkets"…a bracelet or a little medal to put in a pocket. Even our 14yo very manly (cough) teenager claimed a few items, including a "keep out or else" journal with skull art.
So, want some stuff, too? As I said before, Hallmark is giving away a JOURNAL and a BUNDLE of CARDS to TWO FreelyEducate.com readers (You get to choose if you'd like the journal for a girl or a boy)
How to Enter? You can enter a few different ways:
1. The Easy Peasy Way: Say you want one in the comments below.
2. Tweet this giveaway.
3. Facebook this giveaway.
4. Blog this giveaway.
Only one entry per method per day, okay? And, only US addresses this time (sorry!). Random.org will select the winner. Deadline: Thursday, April 15th, 2010, at noon CST, so you'll have time to finish your taxes afterward. Right?
p.s. Hallmark is offering a free Kids Collection card to all of you. You'll have to go to a Hallmark store by May 30, 2010.
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