I'm going to be going back a few months here so please stick with me. 

One thing I didn't share from my trip to New York for the BlogHer conference was the fabulous Hallmark Christmas Party I attended.  The reason I didn't share, I wanted to wait until a little closer to Christmas.

The party was held in the penthouse of The Buckingham Hotel.   The penthouse is fabulous, it's a 2-bedroom suite with a full kitchen, bathroom and living room, and a large terrace with views over the city and Central Park; which were absolutely amazing after dark.   The Hallmark team had come in and set it up just like a home for the Holidays; the entire suite had been decorated.   Santa was even in attendance (and he had a very familiar Australian accent too which I found amusing).  We decorated cookies, caught up with friends old and new, enjoyed some delicious food, and admired the beautiful Hallmark decorations.

Here are a few photos from the event.

Hallmark Party


About a month ago, I received a really lovely package from Hallmark, complete with their light up and sound displayable cards, some keepsake ornaments and a couple of Night Before Christmas Recordable Storybooks.

Every now and then you come across a family that touches your heart.  They give back to their community, they fight for our freedom and no matter how hard things may seem at times, their hope just doesn't seem to waiver.   Although I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Lily in person, I do follow her journey, and we are friends (in every sense via the internet).   So instead of offering my readers another holiday giveaway, I decided to send Lily and her family the Night Before Christmas Recordable Storybook.  Please go and give her a little holiday cheer too.


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Lily @militaryfamof8 December 11, 2010 - 2:56 pm

you are the sweetest sweetheart I know!!!

Thank you so much for thinking of me and my Family, Our kids have been wanting a recordable N
ight before Christmas book since last year!!!
We couldn’t afford to get them one, it was either a book or a gift, and this year it was going to be the same thing. Thank you so much for showing me that I found an Angel in you 😉
Love you!!!!!!

OHmommy December 11, 2010 - 8:06 pm

I just got my recordable Hallmark book and I have to say that it’s all kinds of awesome. We have enjoyed it.

Katie's Nesting Spot December 15, 2010 - 5:49 pm

That was so sweet of you!


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