The Edge of Motherhood has been around the blogosphere lately. We were asked to review them. They sent me an assortment of cards to look at and I was quite impressed. We, my family in Texas enjoyed looking at them. They were funny and I sent one to my husband.
It was a talking card and I sent it to where he works. He said, Honey, I love you, I don’t want to embarrass you, but I LOVE YOU. In a very gushy annoying voice. Well, something like that but I think it brightened his day.
Hallmark is focused on helping people spread encouragement. They are currently focusing on those of us that are stressed to the max. We have quite a few tasks that we do from day to day. They call us mothers. Well, ok they are going to both to moms and to children (with back to school, team tryouts, and much more coming up). So I wanted to share a couple of their new collections that may be of interest.
Moms experience moments that can only be fully appreciated by other moms. This is something I understand now that I’m a mom. Having kids has really given me an appreciation for my parents.
So, to help encourage moms through the day-to-day challenges of motherhood – and give a few laughs along the way – Hallmark has introduced a new line of humor cards called “Edge of Motherhood.”
There are quite a a few goods ones that I received.
A recent national survey commissioned by Hallmark revealed two-thirds of moms say they handle the imperfect moments of motherhood by sharing funny stories with other moms about their experiences, and that 8 in 10 moms turn to each other for candid, empathetic, and unapologetic support and reassurance that “we are all in this together.” Ideally, these new, edgy humor cards will help moms share a laugh, connect with one another and celebrate motherhood — and they start at just 99 cents.
Let’s not forget about the children here. For kids, Hallmark’s new collection of encouragement cards are designed to help parents provide an extra boost of confidence for kids as they experience “everyday” moments. There are so many crazy every day moments. For me they consist of changing diapers, walking, learning abc, so for you– whether it’s the first day of school, taking a test or trying out for a team. The cards incorporate humor and heartfelt messages to help adults show support, pride and give a special child a boost of confidence. I could have used one of these cards from time to time. My parents weren’t the best at saying good things, they were always better at saying the negative.
(Some of the cards include originally recorded sound clips too, which play when a child opens the card!) These cards start at 99 cents, and the encouragement cards with sound retail for $2.99.
Both collections of cards are available at select Hallmark Gold Crown stores and other retailers where Hallmark cards are sold. And some styles of the “Edge of Motherhood” cards are available online at hallmark.com: http://tinyurl.com/ll8d4m (full collection is only in stores).
I’m going to be loving the cards that I have. It’s nice to have a spare card to just give to someone when they need to be cheered up and Hallmark has always been good at cheering people up.