Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spreading Positive Feelings With Hallmark's "Tell Them" Campaign

When I was at Blissdom a month ago, one of my favorite suites to visit was the Hallmark suite. In that suite, conference attendees could browse the cards, find ones they wanted to send to friends or family, and write a little message. Envelopes were then addresses and mailed by Hallmark, or if the recipient was there at the conference, a tweet was sent to them to come pick up their card in the mail area of the suite.

It was a great idea, and very popular with the bloggers at Blissdom. Who knew one little room could be filled to the brim with happiness? There were cards on every topic, from "Miss you" for family back home, to "Thanks for being a great friend" and "Sorry things are so sucky" topics.

Having just found out I was being laid off prior to the conference, it made me laugh to get a card from a friend that started out with a gloomy grey rain cloud and the word "Crap" on the front of the card. I needed that laugh, and it made me feel so loved that someone (two people, actually!) took the time to write a message and send me a card.

Let's face it, we often keep in touch with email, texting and Facebook, and those are often quick and easy ways to connect. But can anything really replace getting a handwritten card in the mail? I know my entire day is made better when I open my mailbox and find a card for me mixed in with the usual flood of junk mail and bills.

Hallmark's recent "Tell Them" campaign is trying to encourage everyone to reach out and tell a friend or loved one something they need to hear. Our own inner voice is nearly always negative, so wouldn't it be nice to give someone a positive message for once? Do you have a friend who really needs to know how thankful you are that she's there for you? Have you told your teen lately that you're so proud of him for making the honor roll? Maybe your little sister just needs nudge out of a bad mood by reminding her that she's important and you know good things will be coming along for her soon?

You can visit Hallmark's Tell Them Facebook page and make a vow to tell that loved one the sentiment you need them to know. In person, through a handwritten note, in a card...no matter how you do it, spread a little love and make sure nothing important is ever left unsaid. We all want to feel loved and important, and it can start with each of us doing the same for those around us.

Giveaway!
Hallmark wants to help you get started in sending out your messages. They're giving a gift pack of Hallmark cards and envelopes to one lucky reader!

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me who is the one person you'd most like to send a card to? Be sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you're the winner. One entry per person, US mailing addresses only.

Entries will be accepted until March 28 at 11:59pm EDT. After that date, one winner will be selected at random to receive the gift pack of Hallmark cards. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the notice or another winner will be selected.

Good luck!!

Full disclosure: I received free Hallmark cards as well as sent free cards at the Hallmark suite at Blissdom. No further compensation was received. All opinions are my own, including the opinion that I have some awesome bloggy friends who really helped me feel better on a bad day with the cards they sent me.

47 comments:

Candie L said...

I would send them to my sister. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

slb3334 said...

I'd send one to my mom.

slb3334@gmail.com

PAIGE said...

I'd send them to my daughter in college.
elysesw@aol.com

Unknown said...

to my sister who lives over 1500 miles away

Jill Alicea said...

I would send one to my mom. She's been my rock through my whole life, stuck by me through some really tough times, and basically lives up to the word "mother" in every sense!

savafiend7676@yahoo.com

ky2here said...

There are lots of candidates. Unfortunately there are a lot of people in my life who've had tragedy lately. This needs to stop. At least a card signifies I am thinking of them.

Giant Sis said...

I'd send it to my baby sister in China! She's teaching English over there and loves to get mail from home!
wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

wildcat32 said...

I would like to send a card to my oldest daughter who is away at college.

monster6236 at gmail dot com

Kristie Tadlock said...

I would like to send a card to my best friend. ktadlock777 at gmail dot com

The Crazy Gengler Boys said...

my sister who lives in TX aggiegrad02@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would send them to various people that I seldom see.

cp1935@oppcatv.com

Mary Calabrese said...

I would send one to my husband, even tho I live with him and see him every day.

ighmeg at yahoo dot com

Jessica T. said...

I would like to send a card to my former pastor.
reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd send one to my daughter who is at college in Chicago. She says she isn't home sick, she's people sick...

kimandbutch@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to send a card to my friend who has cancer
marypopmom@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

I would send it to my best friend in FL!
rachelmarietravis@gmail.com

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd like to send a card to my brother, who I don't see often enough!

sweepmom said...

I would like to send a card to my dad.

Anonymous said...

I would like to send one to my friend, Wanda, who is the most supportive person I know.


Gemhound@bellsouth.net

tavernie said...

Id send to my mom!

ptavernie at yahoo dot com

Dawn V said...

I'd send a card to my grandmother for her 85th birthday this month!

dwnvlntn333 at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

My daughter!

Diane52 said...

To my brother who teaches English in china
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

rebecca said...

my parents! i would love to send them cards on days other than their birthdays and anniversary

tiggiepooh [at] gmail [dot] com

Chisum Crew said...

My mother-in-law. She live alone 600 miles from family. It would brighten her day. trinitygsd at yahoo do tocm

Caryn said...

One of my college roommates having a baby that lives out of state

caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

Erica C. said...

I'd like to send a card to my grandfather.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

mogrill said...

to my best friend in Texas.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Kristy Thiel said...

I'd love to send one to my mom, as she just moved out of the area!

amy16323 said...

my dad in ny
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

Kim said...

I would like to send a card to my mom

kat said...

My kids and grandkids

Blair Parker said...

My Sister in Japan

Anonymous said...

I would like to send one to my sister.
shawnac68@hotmail.com

Daniel M said...

my sis who's out of the country - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

my mom who lives 500 miles away
vmkids3 at msn dot com

Sylvia said...

I would love to send a card to everyone in my family, but especially my grandmother. I recently moved across the country and I miss them all very much. Thanks!

sylver_1982@yahoo.com

Gianna said...

My husband.

Anonymous said...

I'd share this with my sister.

Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

amyd said...

to my grand pa
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

amanda jennings said...

My best friend Becky who had me out to Chicago and showed me a great night, on her even! Haven't seen her in a while and she thought I would enjoy a night away from my husband and kids, it was a nice mini vacation!

kathy pease said...

id love to send a card to my daughter who just got her own apartment :)

kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

dmoniz said...

id send a card to my best friend who moved over a thousand miles away to get her masters miss you

mverno said...

my husband mverno@roadrunner.com

Kendra Gillilan said...

I am always sending cards as a ministry, this is great
thanks
kendraco22 at yahoo dot com

missrantsypants said...

My sister.

clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
Melanie MOntgomery

Bakersdozen said...

I would send one to my cousin who has cancer. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com