~Review made possible by Hallmark~
Back to school was sort of crazy for us this year as I have my oldest going to Preschool for the very first time. I wanted to make one of those adorable pinterest signs that people use for the first day of school pic, but unfortunately I had to remind myself that I am not at all crafty. Thankfully Hallmark makes the Pics’n’Props School Days Activity kit that helped me document our first day today!
The moment I found out I would get to review the Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit I got super excited. It was exactly what I needed for the first day of school. I also knew that it would not get here in time for Big Sis’s first day. So, being the ever clever mom that I am, I went out and bought one at my local Hallmark because I knew I would love it that much! It also works since I have Lil Sis starting school in a few years and now she will get her own album of first day of school pictures the same as her big sister. I was not disappointed as this kit is amazing!
It comes with an actual chalk board with chalk as well as insets that go from Preschool-12th Grade as well as a Graduate insert. The album is for you to include 5 by 7s of each first day of school picture. I think Big Sis’ picture turned out great and I think with Hallmark’s Pics’n’Props board it really set hers apart from all my friends that also posted pictures on Facebook today.
Hallmark also has cards to help honor special moments and to celebrate kids as they head back to class with gifts and greetings designed to create lasting memories and share an extra boost of encouragement throughout the school year.
“Making Memories & Encouraging Kids” gift pack includes:
o Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit: Capture a child’s first day of school in a creative way with the snap of a camera and Hallmark’s Pics ‘N’ Props School Days Activity Kit. The kit includes chalkboards and a frame to document the first day each year — from kindergarten to senior year! Add your photos to the included “My First Day!” photo album to create a lasting memory that can be admired throughout the years.
o SO SO Happy™ Greetings: Hallmark’s new line of SO SO Happy greetings help moms connect with their kids in a way they understand and appreciate. From Taco to Tribe, a variety of adorable characters inspire and celebrate positivity, acceptance and love — attributes especially important during the school year. Cards even include fun surprises for kids like shoelaces, key chains and more. Check out one example below!
o Kids Encouragement Greetings: Whether it’s a new social situation, a test, first game of the year or any day of the week, sometimes kids need a confidence boost. These cards feature kid-appropriate topics to help encourage the special kiddos in your life.
o Back-to-School Greetings: The newest back-to-school greetings feature furry friends to help you say “Go get ‘em!” to the kiddos in your life.
I love reading all the cute Hallmark cards when I am in the store. I especially like to send cards to friends and family members that live far away because it really does remind them that I care and that I am thinking about them!
I just love all the school items Hallmark has this year! I have two cousins that started kindergarten this year and these cards will be perfect for me to send to them! I also have the first day of school pictures covered for the rest of their school days. No last minute printing of a piece of paper with their name and grade on it. Instead all I have to do is switch out the slide to the appropriate grade level and we are ready for pictures!
Purchase: You can purchase the Scrapbook School Days Kit for $29.99.
Winner of Hallmark Gift Set: #119 Tina R.