Pre-Disclosure- This Post is by Daddy- because it was FOR mommy! Read on, and please forgive all errors- Mommy is panicking because she is not proof-reading this, but since me and Little want to surprise her, she is not allowed to see.
Alright dads, it’s go time. What can you get for that special woman in your life. The one and only mom of your kids. Not only do you want something nice and classy but you also want something that is special and from the heart. Leave it to Hallmark to have the perfect gifts. Lets take a quick look at a few of them.
First up is the new Talking Canvas Art Kit. This kit includes everything needed to make a great gift for mom which is both personal and well made. This kit includes water based paint, paint brush, and a special frame. The special frame is about the size of a sheet of paper. But as you may have guessed, where this kit differs from a regular canvas is its ability to record up to 30 seconds of anything you wish. Anything from your kids talking about their painting, a happy wish for a special day or any and everything in between.
It is a great idea and cute as well. The only issue we had was that I didn’t take the frame out of it’s cardboard holder until the painting was done. Which was a mistake, because now the painting is upside down. It’s not that big of a deal because we just put a small hole on the “new” top of the painting. I am just glad the mistake was an easy one to fix.
Lets say you want to take a less messy approach but still cute and personalized. Take a look at some of the talking storybooks. We had a chance to do the Mom And Me book. The way the book works is, as you read it, there are cues in the book in the form of questions that kids can answer like, “How does mom make you happy?” It might take a few tries to get the whole book done, but with some patience and creativity it will be worth it.
The book is about 16 pages long and there are 8 places to record 45 seconds worth of memories for mom. I would definitely suggest reading the book before starting the recording and also read it out loud to your little ones before starting as well. Get them thinking about what the pages say and don’t be afraid to be re-record as well. You want a great memory book and Dad can be in it, too.
Hallmark is a great first stop for any gift giving occasion- it’s one of my go-to’s.