Back to school memories preserved with Hallmark

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We received the Hallmark Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit to review so that we can have our back to school memories preserved.  A few days ago, my kids went back to school.  Third grade, first grade and preschool. I usually try to get a pic outside on the first day, although this year I tried to get it in the same place as we did last year for continuity.  We also added in the chalkboard frame from the school days activity kit so that I can remember who was going into what grade when I finally get around to printing photos and adding them to albums. Also because it’s cute.  But really, I don’t always remember.  This is a help.

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Changing the “grade” is as easy as sliding a poster board paper out and a new one in.  Voila.  One side has an even numbered year and the opposite has an odd numbered year.  All 12 grades, plus preschool, kindergarten and “I’ma  graduate” all come in the kit.

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I have to move fast when I do these photos- the kids are antsy and, especially with my 8 year old, all she wants to do is cartwheels.  All.  day.  long.  So I try to get that photo ASAP before they start digging in mud, stomping on wet grass and doing whatever else kids do for fun.

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It’s not just a fun frame for marking the grade in school that comes in the prop kit- it also has a little photo album with a card for each grade….you or your child can write a bit about what they liked and who their friends were on the card, and you can slip that on one side of the album with a photo from that year on the facing page.  Pretty nice way to remember things– I’d love to have that from my childhood- there’s so much I’ve forgotten from my school days!!

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Of course, you want to be sure to make copies of photos like this one, because we all know that THIS kind of says more about the kids than the great shots we tend to share with others…

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Creatively capture your kid’s first day of school each year with our School Days Activity kit. It comes with a chalkboard prop with inserts for preschool through 12th grade, plus chalk, a photo album and journaling cards. And cap off all those years of education with our Graduation Celebration kit. Grad and friends will love posing with dollar signs, oversized scholarly glasses and more. The included album is perfect for capturing all of your creative handy work.

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Hallmark also has a huge assortment of cards (which I’m sure you know), including a line just for kids relating to school- meant to encourage, just let them know you are thinking of them, proud of them, wishing good luck.  I love to tuck cards like this into their folders or lunchboxes to be found at school- so much fun to surprise them!

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One reader will win a prize pack including the Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Kit plus an assortment of cards for kids. 

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  • I like the Abigail™ Interactive Story Buddy™

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  • i like the Peek-a-Boo! Snoopy™ Interactive Plush

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  • I like the Winnie the Pooh Framed Print

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  • love the Halloween keepsake ornaments

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  • back to school memories were the best

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  • I like their selection of keepsake holiday ornaments.

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  • fav item is the Life Through My Eye

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  • love the HALLOWEEN KEEPSAKE ORNAMENTS =)

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  • I like the Winnie the Pooh—Great to BEE Friends Water Globe

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  • The Julian Hijinks would be cool to have

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  • i like the itty bittys™ Sulley Stuffed Animal

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  • I like the Screamin’ Sulley

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  • I want to thank you for the giveaways,,,

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  • Baby on the Way Kit

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  • I love their keepsake ornaments…looks like they make them for Halloween=)

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  • I like Kindergarten, Here I Come! 5×7 Flat Photo Card
    Magnetic

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  • I like the A Bounci-ful Christmas! Winnie the Pooh ornament

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  • I also like their Nugget Interactive Story Buddy.

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  • I LOVE these products from Hallmark. I took some cute pictures this year of my kids. I wish I would have had these products for their first day!

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  • Miniature Snoopy™ Car

    Water Globe
    Peanuts®

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  • How fun! I wish I would have visited Hallmark before my kids went back to school.

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  • I like the A Hunny of a Holiday! ornament

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  • I love the everyday picture where they are all making faces. :) Too cute and that will definitely provide plenty of memories.

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  • Ohh I Love the Hallmark products; aren’t they the cutest? Your back to school pictures are precious.. thanks for sharing and the Hallmark Prop set looks amazing. Hope your crew got off to a GREAT start this year

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  • Awe, your kids are too cute. I love this Props ‘n’ Pics set from Hallmark. It is nice to have an ongoing theme every year for the “First Day of School” photos. My mom always took our photos on the first day of school, but we didn’t have a sign for each year. She says that she wishes that she would have had these when I was younger, but she’s glad that we can get this for my son!

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  • O, Hunny Tree Winnie the Pooh ornament

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