Wedding Gift Ideas From Hallmark and Their Newest Partner UNICEFThursday, August 23, 2012
Next weekend, I will be attending my cousin's wedding in Hamilton. It will be a nice occasion to spend with family and friends I don't get to see as often as I would like. Weddings are always a special time that often bring tears of joy to my eyes, especially when I watch couples dancing. They remind me of when I got married and how honoured I was to have a banquet hall filled with those nearest and dearest to help celebrate a momentous occasion. Last month marked my eight-year wedding anniversary and I was compelled to pull out our wedding video. I would have taken out our wedding album but alas, I never put one together. That's the problem with digital photography. You end up with literally hundreds of pictures to choose from which makes it next to impossible to narrow down your favourites. Although, I did create a couple of photo books to give to my parents and in-laws. Still, there is something to be said for looking at actual processed photos in a beautifully bound wedding album, such as the Embroidered Post Bound Wedding Album from Hallmark.
In the spring, Hallmark sent a package that, luckily for me, included one such album. The look and feel of this elegant wedding album is reminiscent of a wedding gown, with delicate embellishments and luxurious satin. I also love the simple yet sophisticated dedication page. It would definitely make for a wonderful wedding gift and I love that you can also find coordinating guest books and pens as well.
Another wedding gift idea that was included in our sample package was a set of adorable Lovebirds Salt and Pepper Shakers. Aren't they sweet? Er... salty? And while looking through descriptions of other wedding gift ideas, I saw a set of His and Hers Travelling Mugs. Very cute!
Hallmark Partners With UNICEF
Finally, I wanted to share with you that Hallmark has recently partnered up with UNICEF to help support the world’s most vulnerable children. With the sale of every UNICEF greeting card, Hallmark will give a portion to support the organization’s work ensuring child survival wherever children’s lives are at risk. On the back of each card, there is a description of its impact.
An anniversary card can help UNICEF provide Vitamin A doses to boost children’s immune systems and preserve their sight. While a birthday card can help provide measles vaccines or oral rehydration salts to treat diarrhea, one of the leading killers of children under 5 years old.
There are over 116 unique designs in Hallmark’s new UNICEF collection so there is sure to be something for everyone celebrating life's special occasions.
Disclosure: I was sent product from Hallmark Canada as part of their Hallmark Press Pause Panel to help facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.