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Celebrating Love #LoveHallmark #Giveaway

by Heather

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Celebrating love. We work to celebrate love every day; it’s a family moto. After losing my father suddenly when I was 14 years old, I learned the importance of living every day to the fullest as I know firsthand life changes in an instant. We never go to bed angry, fights are few and far between, and we share a lot of laughs, hugs, and kisses. I know it all sounds like way too much sunshine and rainbows but I want to make sure my daughter grows up surrounded by love. It sounds like every day is Valentine’s Day at our house, doesn’t it? No, we are still “normal” … well, whatever that means, and live with life’s everyday events so when Valentine’s Day is upon us, we still work to celebrate the day; just in our own way.

Valentine’s Day! Thinking back to my teenage years I remember hearts, flowers, and cards. As I moved into my twenties and had a serious boyfriend, now my husband, the day became more romanticized with dinner, small gifts, and lovey dovey everything. Then I became a parent and I started thinking back to my childhood. Mom and dad rarely went out to celebrate the night. We would have a special family dinner; normally dad grilled steaks and they would give us, the littles, and a small gift with a card. As we got older we started getting them small gifts, often homemade, too. My husband and I decided to follow suit.

Our Valentine’s Day started out with a special day of grocery shopping for some fun foods to go along with our surprise fondue dinner. We all love fondue but going to a restaurant can be really expensive, so we bought our own pot and enjoy it on special occasions. We went through the store picking up ingredients and dropping hints until she figured out what was for dinner. When we left the store it was SNOWING! And I don’t mean just a little snow; I mean it was really SNOWING. This was perfect because for weeks my daughter has been asking, “Do you want to build a snowman?” Unfortunately, our weather hasn’t been cooperating but this day, this day was going to be different.

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As soon as we got home, my little one and husband geared up to head outdoors. I stayed in and prepped for our meal. Between chopping and sorting I took a moment to put together gifts for my two loves. Thanks to visit to the mall for a small gift for my husband and a special delivery from Hallmark, this was easy! By the time they came inside to warm up by the fire, their gifts were wrapped and dinner was just moments away. We enjoyed our evening with a fire, fondue, a great family film, a few small gifts (which they both loved) and togetherness. The perfect way for our little family to celebrate a special day dedicated to love.

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Wondering what my little one received from Hallmark? Check out the details below and then enter for the chance to win a lovely prize package of your own!

Thing 1 and 2 Collage

Dr. Seuss Thing One and Thing Two itty bittys® Stuffed Animal

The miniature version of Thing One and Thing Two will steal the heart of your valentine with their adorable faces and signature blue hair.

Plus fabric.

3” W x 4” H x 2.25” D

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Love-a-Saurus Interactive Stuffed Dinosaur

We’ve got big love right here, ready to roar and shuffle into your heart. Press button to watch Love-a-saurus sing and dance to a parody of U Can’t Touch This.

Lyrics: Love-a-saurus

Love-a-saurus

My, my, this music makes me feel good

I’d dance all day, if I could

Let’s go! Just tape your feet!

Let’s all ROAR to the beat

Favorite move? The Love-a-saurus Dance!

Wiggle like you got ants in your pants

Nod your head, jump and snap

I can do it all, except I can’t clap!

Love-a-saurus

Fabric

Requires three (3) AA batteries (included)

To play, slide switch to ON and push (finger icon)

Turn OFF to save batteries

5.25” W x 10.25” H x 8.5” D

GIVEAWAY

Pink Ninja Blogger has partnered with Love, Hallmark to celebrate love. One (1) lucky reader will win a pair of Thing 1 and Thing 2 itty bitts, a pack of Hallmark greeting cards, and an extra “every day” itty bitty to share a little love with someone special whenever you like!

This giveaway will run through Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

Please note, this giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years or older.

To enter, simply follow the easy Giveaway Tools below.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I received complimentary product to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Giveaway Tools) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, or Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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27 comments

Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog February 16, 2016 - 3:36 pm
It sounds like you had a wonderful Valentines! The best memories made are the ones you make with the family! I received a fondue pot for Christmas a few years back, I'm thinking I may need to get it out to have a fondue night with my family!
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Jeanette February 16, 2016 - 3:37 pm
Looks like you guys had a great little party there. We have a small family too and we just enjoyed each other's company for Valentine's Day. It was perfect for us and I bet what you did was perfect for you all too.
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amy guillaume linderman February 16, 2016 - 3:56 pm
i celebrate love by making sure our family eats dinner together every nite!
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Jaime Nicole February 16, 2016 - 3:59 pm
We celebrate love by spending time together as a family. We love to cook together and play games!
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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle February 16, 2016 - 4:31 pm
You know, I have a lot of friends who poo poo Valentine's Day as a made up holiday to sell cards. That's ridiculous! I think Valentine's Day is a wonderful opportunity to show the people in your life how special they are to you.
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Linda Manns Linneman February 16, 2016 - 5:51 pm
Hallmark has so many wonderful things. I love shopping there for cards and special gifts. Thank you so much for sharing
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Up Run for Life February 16, 2016 - 10:56 pm
I love Hallmark gifts. I really like the thing 1 and 2 stuffed animals. We don't do anything special for Valentines day. This year my son cooked us a nice meal. He is an amazing young man. He will know how to cook a good meal for his wife one day.
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OurFamilyWorld February 17, 2016 - 4:02 am
It sounds like you had a wonderful celebration. I love Hallmark!
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Rebecca Swenor February 17, 2016 - 9:11 am
This sounds like an amazing way to live life and it is so true that life can change in an instant. It sounds like you had a wonderful Valentines day celebration with your family. I love the Thing One and Thing Two from Dr. Seuss. What a great giveaway indeed and thanks for sharing.
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Kathy February 17, 2016 - 11:33 am
I love all these Hallmark gifts. Those are all so cute! I'd love to get these for my daughters. They would love them all.
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Lisa Williams February 17, 2016 - 1:23 pm
We celebrate love by giving each other and our kids Valentine cards and the kids and I bake and decorate cookies or a cake together since they love making a treat with me in the kitchen.
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Ann Bacciaglia February 17, 2016 - 3:14 pm
Hallmark makes great cards and gifts. My kids would love Thing One and Thing Two. Sounds like you had a great Valentines Day.
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Marilyn February 17, 2016 - 6:12 pm
The best Valentine's celebrations are the ones surrounded by family and friends. Marilyn
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rika February 18, 2016 - 12:36 am
The dinosaur is so cute. I love Hallmark and I've been buying gifts from their store for years
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Erin Ellis February 18, 2016 - 11:29 am
I celebrate love by baking cookies and cakes! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. Erin
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Cynthia R February 18, 2016 - 7:03 pm
We celebrate love by doing nice things for each other and listening to each other and laughing and tickling each other.
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Chubskulit Rose February 18, 2016 - 7:23 pm
Eating together every night during dinner is how we celebrate love at our home. That dino is so cute!
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Amy Moyer February 19, 2016 - 7:21 pm
Our family celebrates LOVE for one another with daily Hugs and Kisses. We always speak our mind and emotions.
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Marla Jones February 20, 2016 - 3:11 am
The bible God is Love
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laura February 20, 2016 - 11:43 am
I celebrate love by spending as much time with my loved ones as I can
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April monty February 21, 2016 - 8:11 pm
Our definition of love is being there for each other in every way we can,laughing ,talking,smiling and ending the day togethet
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Margot C February 22, 2016 - 9:42 pm
We celebrate love by telling each other that we love each other, all the time!
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Michelle StPierre February 23, 2016 - 12:24 am
We'll celebrate love by showing each other kindness and respect and lots of hugs :)
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Dianne Mumpower February 23, 2016 - 11:12 am
I celebrate by starting the day with a nice warm homemade breakfast which must include fresh fruit for heart health. I have a heart mold that I make my pancakes in and also my eggs. This all sets the mood for a day filled with love from beginning to end.
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Lily Kwan February 23, 2016 - 11:43 pm
I celebrate love by showing appreciation to those I care about.
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lisa February 24, 2016 - 12:49 pm
I totally forgot that it was valentine day until I got to the grocery store and saw roses everywhere. Even then, I didn't think much of it. My husband knows that I love to play scratch off lottery bingo cards. He gave me a card full of them. Did it cost alot? No, but it made me feel happy.
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michelleelizondo April 28, 2016 - 6:55 pm
I love the holidays and always look at new things that are useful.
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