Making Birthdays Extra-Special with Hallmark at Walgreens

by | Jul 26, 2017 | Lifestyle, Parenting/Family, Sponsored

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.

I’m not talking “bouncy house rental” extra-special. I believe that “extra-special” lives in the little details.


Making birthdays (extra)special was (and still is!) so important to my mom and dad. When I was a kid there was always a hand-painted birthday sign on butcher paper taped to the wall in the dining or living room, sometimes colorful balloons were scattered about the floor (I never heard them blowing up balloons the night before – how’d they manage that?!), and of course fun, colorful cards from all my family sat waiting on a festive table to be torn open first thing in the morning.

I have brought that tradition over to my family as well. It doesn’t take loads of money or time to make a child’s birthday extra-special. There doesn’t have to be a new bike in the living room on birthday morning for special to happen.

(Though a bike does make a birthday pretty special *wink wink*.)

Outside of the BIG stuff, what is one easy way to help make birthdays extra-special?

Hallmark cards!!!

They help bring the little details together… which is really what makes a kiddo’s birthday a big deal.

And nowadays, Hallmark cards have ALLLL the bells and whistles. Like this one! The Little Mermaid card comes with cute barrettes…

little mermaid hallmark card

And this one lights up and plays Star Wars

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