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Monday, August 11, 2014

Showing My Step-Kids Love In A BIG Way!

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Do you give your children cards all the time or only on special occasions, like birthdays? I usually do holidays and birthdays. Usually, there are kids cards available for various holidays and some cool ones for birthdays. As my kids get older and learn to read better, I make the extra effort to pick out cards that I know they will like and understand.

Sometimes I like to buy them cards "just because". I keep them handy and if they get a good grade or need some encouragement, I am ready with a card and a smile! Lately, I have felt that my stepkids, Amberly and Gian, haven't gotten much affection from me. Adrian gets all my attention so I decided that I needed to do something special for them, something to show them that I do love them, just as much as I do Adrian.

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Recently, I had heard about new cards from Hallmark called Kids Poster Cards. These are regular sized cards that pop out into posters of their favorite movie characters or TV stars. I knew my step-kids would love these. 

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I read that these cards were only available at Walmart, so off I went. I found them in the greeting card aisle. I grabbed one for each child. I decided to give Amberly and Gian theirs this weekend and I would save Adrian's for his birthday! Did you know that Hallmark has a Hallmark Cards Rewards Program? This programs rewards shoppers for purchasing Hallmark cards and can be collected anywhere (but especially at Walmart)

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They only had Happy Birthday themed cards but I knew they would love the surprise inside more than what the card said, they are kids after all! I love the positive messages written in the cards. All I added was a quick "You're special to me" and an "I love you". These simple words mean so much to children and I believe you really can't say them enough!

A peek inside Gian's card:

I made sure to get a couple minutes alone with each of them this weekend to give them their cards. Amberly got hers first and was very curious as to why the card was so thick.

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She quickly figured out how to pop it open and was thrilled that it was a poster of Austin from Austin and Ally! I love the "Dream Big" message because this girl is definitely a dreamer!

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Then came Gian. It took him a little longer to figure out what I had given him and how to pop it open but once he did, he was super excited!

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Check out this video of his reaction (turn up your volume, he speaks in a very low voice). It's priceless. I got such joy out of giving them these cards. I want both of them to know that I love them very much. I'm not an evil stepmother and I will definitely make it my goal in life to prove it to them!

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1 comment:

  1. I kinda want to cry! You're so amazing to ALL of your kids. This is so inspiring.



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