Spring has arrived at long last and it’s time to lighten up the clothing, clear away the winter drearies and get decorating for Easter! The garden and yard are ready to be tamed and spring cleaning is in full swing in many places. I’ve had a decent winter, even though the cold threatened to make me grumpy many times. We went away and took a family cruise at New Years and that helped us to relax for a week, before we returned to a snowy slippery drive back home down the 401. We were able to hunker down and plow through until March, when we headed to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec as a family and we learned to ski, and went dog sledding, and had a great travel experience. Then we hit the slopes for March break too, just to practice our newfound ski skills. So, winter was harsh, but we managed to find the fun and ride it for all it was worth. Still, I would be a liar if I didn’t tell you that I am thrilled, so totally thrilled and ecstatic that at long last SPRING has sprung.
It’s time to celebrate with Hallmark and some of the best Easter gifts I have seen. There are some beautiful Mother’s Day treasures to give to your Mom too. But this season I am in love with the fun, colourful, little Easter gifts from Hallmark. Let’s start with Flappy Happy Chick. I love this cute musical Hallmark Easter toy.
Flappy Happy Chick
Special: $17.95 with each purchase of 3 Hallmark cards
This cheery chick shows her sunny side as she bops to the beat, flaps her wings and sings a parody of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
Maybe you aren’t old enough to remember Cyndi Lauper, but I am and this song is infectious and I love that this cute chick dances and sings. Your kids will want to join in.
Hallmark has many cute Snoopy toys for Easter. The Snoopy Plushy is my favourite of the plushy toys Hallmark has to offer this year. He’s super soft and cuddly. He sells for $19.95. I would give this guy to my niece or nephew. Flutterby Snoopy is fun and definitely very spring with his butterfly wings that flap. He is $32.95.
There are also several adorable Disney plush toys for any toddlers on your gift list. Winnie the Pooh toys are sure to be a hit. Also this year Hallmark has an Egg-stra special Thumper plush toy that sells for $19.95 and he has a Thumper story book that would pair perfectly for a birthday present or Easter present for the growing little person learning to love books. There is also a super adorable little Easter platter with two cups that you might consider getting while shopping and then placing it out on Easter weekend for the kids to share with the Easter Bunny. That would be a great way to start a new family Easter tradition.
Mimi is the perfect fun gift for any little girls this Easter. Mimi is activated by your voice and when you press her foot and read her songbook with her she will sing a tune for you. I am giving one of these away this month so follow the instructions to win.
If you are in store looking for Easter gifts and cards to take to your family, or friends, then you might as well shop now for Mother’s Day too. I remember all to well being caught short some years when Mother’s day rolled around. So for the best choices shop early and put the gifts aside. You can pick up the special pretty Mother’s Day gift bags to make the presents one of a kind.
For Mother’s Day Hallmark has a host of options at various price points. There are sweet embroidered pillows and this cute hanging embroidered sentiment. There is a great little whiteboard that I have claimed for myself already. It’s my favourite of the Mother’s Day gift options because it is so versatile. Mine is in my office reminding me of all the things I need to do and all the posts I need to share this week. It is erasable and it also doubles as a sweet little erasable love note station. My daughter likes to write Mom You are Amazing and things like that which cheer me up and make my day.
There are also some small but sentimental books that you can gift to your Mom, or you can have a child give to someone. I love the idea of buying one for someone small and letting them give it to their Mom. Imagine the pride they will have giving something unique and memorable. (sometimes little people just need a bit of help with the shopping.)
Happy Easter and Mother’s Day to all of you! Good Luck and don’t forget to enter this Hallmark contest for a Mimi and song book.
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