Memories and Generations + WIN a Mother’s Day Gift for Mom #hallmarkpresspause {Giveaway}

Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Family, Featured, Giveaways | 33 comments

My mother always told me “Just wait until you have kids of your own! THEN you’ll understand.”

Being a mostly good, respectful (but sometimes bratty, insolent, argumentative) teenager, I tried to assert my independence (while being a dependent), and wanted to be treated like a grown-up (when I obviously wasn’t yet), I’d get into arguments with my Mom.

Despite our fights and disagreements, there’s no love quite like the love a Mother has for her children and the love children have for their Mom…regardless of what age they are.

I come from a line of strong women – Generations upon generations of intelligent, strong, vocal, caring women.  Though I didn’t realize this when I was younger, I do now.  I also understand what my mother meant, since I now have a daughter of my own who is intelligent, strong, vocal, and caring.  I should also add that she’s “feisty”, “spirited” and “fiercely independent”.

Moms are amazing people –  They’re super-human, even!

  • Moms make sure that there’s food on the table to feed the family.
  • Moms clean up after messes (both big and small!).
  • Moms work 24-7 with no days off and no breaks.
  • Moms are problem solvers, accountants, medics, therapists, leaders, event planners, shuttle services, and so much more.

Generations CollageMy grandmother passed away almost two years ago, and just thinking of Mother’s Day makes my heart hurt.

One thing my grandmother always had were photographs of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   When I saw this latest items Hallmark had for Mother’s Day, the feelings were bitter-sweet.  I had to smile because these are all gifts my grandmother would have loved.  She was always so proud to show off her family.  She was a proud grandma and great-grandma.  When I was in the Philippines a few weeks before she passed away, I noticed in her living room that she had photos of ALL of her kids and their families.  I think this is part of why Hallmark has a special spot in my heart.  The photos and frames remind me of the ones my grandmother had for all of our photos.

The one Hallmark product I absolutely adore the most right now is the Generations Family Tree Photo Display.

Generations Photo DisplayWhat a great gift for any Mom.  I love the quote “Love never skips a generation” engraved on the base.

This metal tree-shaped photo display holds four frames that hod photos of the generations of your family. A very special piece to add to your living room or family room…or to give to Mom or Grandma!

Win a Generations Family Tree Photo Display

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. Open to residents of Canada only. End date: midnight EST on May 2, 2014.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  As a member of the Hallmark Press Pause Panel, Hallmark Canada has provided me with promotional items.  All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.

XOXO, Christine


  1. I love this!! I would have bought it for me. These pretty family heirlooms make me happy.

  2. I’d love to give her the OUR FAMILY INSTANT SCRAPBOOK completed with our pictures.

  3. I’d like to get me mom one of their pretty recipe keepers.

  4. The Willow Tree angel sculptures would make a lovely gift.

  5. The FAMILY TREE FRAME HOLDER would be perfect for my mom. She loves “family sentimental” items and this is a great way to personalize it and be able to update as the children grow.

  6. The one of a kind die cut out MOM letters are cute!

  7. The Recordable Storybooks would be much appreciated!

  8. The magic print gift is something my mom would love to receive from her grandkids!

  9. I love the Willow Tree

  10. i love the blooming expressions

  11. I’d love to get my mom the Family Tree photo holder.

  12. I visited Hallmark and I would choose the ‘One-of-a -kind Creation Grandma Frames.’-

  13. I like the photo cube!

  14. i really like the lolita wine glass

  15. She would love the instant scrapbooks, thats her main hobby that she loves to do in her retirement =)

  16. I would love to give my mom a magic prints frame with my daughters hand print in it

  17. Lovely keepsake for Grandma !


  19. I am a photo buff so it would have to be the family photo frames OR the generation tree :)

  20. the Mother’s Day Snippets & Stories would be a nice gift to give my mom

  21. I would love to give the lavendar flower

  22. I would like to give her one of the WILLOW TREE figurines .

  23. the Mother’s Day Snippets & Stories

  24. I love this family tree photo frame!!

  25. I like the recordable memory album

  26. I’d like to give my mom the recordable photo cube.

  27. My mom would love the Lavendar Flower blooming Expressions

  28. I really like the Family Tree Frame Holder.

  29. I really like the recordable memory keepers (with ABCs, and animals).

  30. The Mother’s Day Pedestal Frames

  31. I really like the family tree and how you can add your own frames so you can keep adding and adding

  32. An Instant Scrapbook with photos of our son!

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