Review & Giveaway: Capture Memories with Hallmark Pics ‘n’ Props

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As the school year is quickly approaching for many, and some have already started the one thing I always thought was important to me was capturing memories of my children starting school. You cannot turn back time in their childhood therefore, you want to be prepared and capture those special memories.


The Pics ‘n’ Props School Day Activity Kit includes chalkboards and a frame to document the first day each year from kindergarten to senior year! In addition, you can add your photos to the included “My First Day!” photo album to create memories that can be cherished forever.


The school day activity kit has multiple cards that you can insert into the chalkboard frame to capture a memory with your child and then put it into the photo book. In addition, you can add your own messages on the chalkboard as well.


I received a variety of greeting cards that are adorable and fun. Hallmark’s new line of SO SO Happy Greetings is a fun line of cards that parents can give their children to inspire them through the year. The cards include fun items such as key chains, shoelaces and more.

Kids Encouragement Greetings:  Your child may be having a test in school or taking a music class and needs a boost of confidence. Pack an encouragement card in their backpack to show you care and help build your child’s confidence.

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.

My kids are enjoying using the chalkboard. My youngest son loves writing his letters on it and I found that he wants to learn more because it makes it fun. My children loved the cards as well and have packed encouragement cards in their backpacks to give them more confidence through their school day.


Hallmark has many different kits available including a new Halloween Pics ‘n’ Props! They also have ones for birthdays, baby, just for fun, and weddings. Check them all out at


Hallmark is allowing one reader to win their very own  Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit and a selection of the greetings listed above.

Disclaimer: By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name published if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 2:00pm EST (08/26/13) and end at 11:00pm EST (09/08/13). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter and be a resident of the US

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  1. Cyndie says:

    I would love to have this for my son to capture his school years. He is now in 6th grade and I have tons of drawings, pictures, school work, that I would like to document and this would be wwonderful.

    norell9694 at yahoo dot com

  2. jennifer henry says:

    my friend would like this for her 1st baby .. aww she could so much with this

  3. Alaina says:

    This is such a great idea! Such a cute way to document your child's school years! And I love those cards! Hallmark always makes the best cards!

  4. christy karch says:

    I love Hallmark products!! We buy ornaments every year for the kids:)

  5. Deb K says:

    I would love to have this for my granddaughter~as she is just starting kindergarten.

  6. Deb K says:

    Sorry forgot my email
    deb55106 at gmail dot com

  7. Tari Lawson says:

    I want to capture my niece's first year of school.

  8. Cyndie says:

    Follow you on twitter @Norellgirl

    norell9694 @ yahoo dot com

  9. Julia Potvin says:

    I love Hallmark, there cards always say exactly what I want to say to someone! The kids cards are great!

  10. Mellissa Hanks says:

    I have 3 awesome kids to capture memories with 🙂

  11. Mellissa Hanks says:

    I am following you on twitter @ItsLikeLife4Us

  12. Diane Baum says:

    I want to capture my son starting at a new school

  13. Stephanie Larison says:

    My daughter starts school next year, this would be great to start as a tradition.

  14. Deb S says:

    I would love to capture memories of Sklyar with this.

  15. susansmoaks says:

    i want to capture the first dance with this kit

  16. Sheree says:

    I would like to capture all my family with it.

  17. Candice Hull says:

    This would be for both my boys. My oldest just started kindergarten, but my youngest will be starting in 2 years. I printed off a sheet for my oldest son's first day, but I like this much better.
    Thank you!

  18. Candice Hull says:

    I am following you on Twitter (@CandiceHull)
    Thank you!

  19. Christina says:

    My oldest child just started preschool this year, so this could be well used for all my young children. I would also love use it in my 2nd grade classroom for my student's parents to use to get a beginning of year, middle of year, and End of year picture with the 2nd grade sign to help them save memories as well!

  20. Christina says:

    I follow you on Twitter! =)

  21. Vikki Billings says:

    I will be able to capture the memories of my grandsons first school days.

  22. Vikki Billings says:

    I am a Twitter follower (@VikkiBillings)

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