and then she snapped: #hallmarkTOUR blogger event

#hallmarkTOUR blogger event

I was invited to a blogger event put on by Hallmark. Yes, THE Hallmark! So on Friday, Chris took the day off to hang out with Charlie and I got to be a grownup and drive up to Seattle (in the rain. in traffic) to a really great restaurant called Local 360. There were probably about 15 of us bloggers there, and our speakers were 3 Hallmark writers. They were entertaining, and funny. It was a hands on morning, with us getting to learn about Hallmark's "tell me" campaign, where we were encouraged to share what it is that we need to hear most (maybe you've seen the commercial?). We also broke into groups and wrote our own greeting card based on a pre-selected photo. (our photo involved dentures, a dirty shirt and leopard print curtains). We were treated to a delicious breakfast (seriously, I wish I had eaten more, it was so good), and sent home with a goodie bag filled with Hallmark gifts including a couple of books and of course, a handful of Hallmark greeting cards! (Charlie is loving the "Nugget" stuffed doggie toy that responds to the book as you read to him)!

All in all it was a really great event. I saw some old friends, I made some new friends, and I really enjoyed getting to learn more about Hallmark. And I am totally motivated to send some real live cards, you know the kind that arrive in the mailbox?

Thank you, Hallmark, for this great morning.

The view from my seat. 

The Hallmark "swag" table.
 
Keion Jackson (one of Hallmark's humor writers), and Kerri "The Maven" Jablonski (one of my "old" friends) working on our card language.

Me and my "new" friend, Liz Hawks!

13 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading your post.
    Wish, we would do something like this to.
    White Dream

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  2. jealous! I love cards. And you! :)

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  3. It was great to see you. Hopefully we can get together again soon!

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  4. How fun! What a great opportunity for you!

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  5. How cool! Such a fun opportunity!

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  6. that sounds like an awesome time! wish something like that would come up in Austin.

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  7. Hey- that's a cute little boy in the corner of that first picture. :) It was nice to sort-of meet you- sorry we didn't get to chat. It was a fun event, wasn't it!

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  8. That is really cool! I absolutely love that more & more companies are reaching out to bloggers for their advertising- we have a big voice!

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  9. Thanks for coming! So great to meet you IRL, my "new" friend!

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  10. This sounds like an amazing opportunity! Lucky girl! <3 that Hallmark is so into us bloggers. :)

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  11. Is it just me or there really isn't any dentures to be found in one of those pics up there? I still can't embrace the fact that I have to be wearing those any time soon, thanks to my dentist sevierville tn who is making this ordeal a bit bearable for me. This is one of those.

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  12. I don't know about you Geoff but I think I see it there. Thanks to my dental implants fairfield ct for that. Great event there!

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