How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?
Disclosure – This post was written in affiliation with Hallmark Canada as part of their #LoveHallmarkCA ambassador program. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are my own.
I was having a chat with some friends, and the topic of celebrating Valentine’s Day came up. My friend’s husband said that he thought the day was overly commercial and that there shouldn’t be just one day allotted for showing love for your partner.
Though I agree that love should be expressed daily and that it shouldn’t be reserved for one day out of the year, I admit that I am a hopeless romantic.
Now that my husband and I have been married for thirteen years, our Valentine’s Days are a little more low key than they used to be. My husband usually gives me a thoughtful card, chocolate, and flowers. I usually give him a card filled with heartfelt thoughts, make him a special dinner and bake him a cake. Really, it’s the thought that counts. No matter how simple the gift is, it’s the thought that matters the most. Plus, the gifts I treasure most are the gifts of experience. I’m a word girl, so a letter or card would mean more to me than anything else.
This said, I love giving gifts to others. I also love making things look pretty. Hallmark has been a big part of my upbringing. For every celebration, my mom put extra special care in selecting the perfect card.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Hallmark Canada makes gift giving easy! With so many beautiful and thoughtful items, there’s something for everyone.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Perfect Card
I have a confession. I’d like to think of myself as someone who is not a pack rat, but rather, sentimental. I hang on to my cards. I have Christmas cards from the 1980s! Yes, I still have cards in memory boxes from when I was a little girl. I’ve kept all of Little One’s “Welcome Baby” and first birthday cards too.
Hallmark Canada has a wide variety of Valentine’s Day cards. Whether you want to give your Valentine something funny, witty, sentimental, or romantic, there’s a perfect card for everyone!
Speaking of keeping all the special cards I have ever received, Hallmark has their Story of Us card keeper. The Story of Us Card Keeper will be showcased in an upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, The Story of Us, on the W Network! Check your local listings!
Wrapping It Up!
Another thing about me is that I love wrapping gifts up. I just love a beautifully wrapped gift to give to someone special. Hallmark Canada has a selection of beautiful gift bags of different sizes, with tissue paper to match. They also have little gift boxes, gift bags for wine bottles, etc.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with some Cute Gifts
I’m obsessed with cool socks. Hallmark has the cutest socks and these Love You… A Choc -o- Lot socks are adorable.
Are you an Itty Bittys fan? Are you a Disney fan? You’re in luck, because Hallmark Canada has these cute Itty Bittys Mickey and Minnie characters. My daughter collects Itty Bittys, so she’s always on the look out for new Itty Bittys to add to her collection.
I love this rustic wooden sign. Hallmark’s rustic wooden signs are a great way to spruce up a room and add a bit of a cosy, homey feel.
I’ve got a friend who loves her friends and wine equally. This wine glass would be perfect to give her.
If you’ve been reading my blog since its infancy, you’ll know that I won my husband over with my cooking. When we were dating, I used to bake him gourmet cheesecakes. My husband has a sweet tooth and could not resist the cheesecakes! Now that we’ve been married thirteen years, the cheesecakes only come out on special occasions, holidays, and his birthday.
My grandma always told me that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. She was right.
This cookbook is filled with recipes that are perfect for date night or a romantic dinner any night of the week with your beloved.
Do you know anyone who loves stuffies? I grew up with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the Peanuts gang! The holidays were not complete if we didn’t watch Charlie Brown cartoons. This Snoopy plushie is perfect to give to someone in my vintage (or any age, really)!
This Caticorn is perfect for anyone who, like my daughter, loves rainbows, unicorns, and cats! It’s super soft, colourful, and great to snuggle with. Plus, it’s a RAINBOW, UNICORN, CAT! Can you possibly get any better than that?!
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Wanda B says
My favourite is the Kuddle Koala stuffed animal.
Amy C says
I like the wooden LOVE sign.
Heidi c. says
I am a big Snoopy fan and this one is so cute!
Carolle H says
The MIni snow globes
Kristy Reid/Twingle Mommy says
I commented on this blog post: https://lifeonmanitoulin.com/2019/02/little-box-big-impact-good-stuff-box.html#comment-164665
Carey Hurst says
Caticorn is our favorite. I mean come on a cat / unicorn of course that would be our fave. The colors and how cute it is makes it the best ever. What a great pet that doesn’t need feed or watered lol.
Stephanie LaPlante says
Besides the Caticorn I want so badly, my favorite item is the The Story of Us card keeper!
Carole D says
The Caticorn Stuffed Plush, my granddaughters love everything unicorn!
Julie F says
I love the Caticorn!
Robyn Bellefleur says
I like the Heart treat dish.
Jill B says
I love anything Snoopy & Hallmark never disappoints 😊
Kristy Reid says
I really like the itty bittys of Mickey and Minnie.
Maritess S says
My favourite things is the Definition of Love Rustic Wood Quote Sign.
Donna T says
the rustic love sign
Marlene J says
The Koala bear of cause.. so cute.
The Micky & Minnie for sure.
I love the Kuddle Koala Stuffed Animal.
andrea amy says
sweetheart floppy snoopy hands down
love those chocolate socks a lot!
ivy pluchinsky says
I love the rustic love sign
Florence Cochrane says
I am love the socks on the Hallmark site and the cards.
kristen visser says
I love the unicorn dance and sing stuffed animal!!! soooo cute
Jenny Major says
I love the rustic love sign
the valentine socks are my favourite!
Juliee Fitze says
I really like the itty bittys of Minnie and Mickey.
Erica Seaman says
I really like the Story of Us card keeper. I love looking back on all of our cards and thinking of all the special people in our lives.
Jennifer Morse says
I love it all – I’m a hopeless romantic too. But I am obsessed with cute socks so I’ll say those are my fave listed here!
Diana Pyette says
I would love to have one in m y house for my grand children 4 and 2 and 1 on the way.
Our girls “icorn” anything they can. Owlicorn, dogicorn, turtlicorn. The pictures they draw are endless! They’d love this little critter
Sarah Ryan says
The caticorn and the socks are my favourite but all of these things are adorable. I had no idea Hallmark had such great stuff actually I will have to check my local store out more often.
Elaine G says
Other than the caticorn, like the mugs.
Honestly the caticorn — it’s so cute!
lynn clayton says
love the husky i so want that
Joanne Elford says
The Story of Us Card Keeper! Right now my card keeper is a cardboard box. This would be fabulous!
Anne Taylor says
I love the “love” mugs!
Julie Bolduc says
I like the kola teddy
Lisa bolduc says
The socks are calling my name
Dianne G. says
I like The Story Of Us Card Keeper. It would be nice to have all the cards in one place and be able to go through them and read the messages from years ago.
Monique L.S. says
The Caticorn is our favourite. My daughter loves rainbows, loves unicorns and loves cats….the perfect gift for her!