Mom in Training: Making Memories with Northpole by Hallmark #shop #NorthpoleFun

November 10, 2014

Making Memories with Northpole by Hallmark #shop #NorthpoleFun

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When my daughter was just a few years old my husband started a tradition with her of reading The Night Before Christmas with her every year on Christmas Eve.  As she has gotten older she of course  wants to help and has begun reading pages of the story to him. It's always been something that's special just between the two of them and I have politely declined when my husband asked if I wanted to read the story with her. I know it's something she looks forward to and so does he. I just feel like they need that special bonding time together. However this year a new tradition will be made as we are adding a new book.  When I brought home Once Upon A Northpole Christmas and showed it to my daughter she immediately began asking if she could read the book to me. She loves to read so I was already betting on how quickly this would happen. So we sat down and she began to read me the story. Once we were done she turned and looked up at me and said "Hey mom, this could be OUR story for Christmas Eve." I was so excited because that meant I was going to have my own Christmas tradition with her too, and it didn't take away from the one she already had with her dad.


Our story book also came with a really cute Find me Santa Snowflake that my daughter also immediately latched onto. She couldn't wait to personalize it with her name in the middle and was already talking about where she was going to hang it for Christmas. We live on a dead end driveway in the country and there are no street lights near our house so it's pretty dark out here at night. Surely Santa won't have any trouble finding us with this special snowflake lighting up our front window for him.



You can check it out in this video to see just how cool the snowflake looks as it glows and changes colors too!


Last year we had a lot of snow, and it felt like the snow stayed forever. It was super cold so it took a long time to melt. It was nice to look at, but with the temperatures so low it made it hard to get outside with the kids and try to enjoy it. I don't know about you, but when it snows I want to make a snowman and have snowball fights. Just get out there and enjoy it while it's around.


Well this year if it decides to be sub-zero when it snows again we'll be prepared with our Magic Snowballs. I picked up one for each of us so we can have ourselves a safe indoor snowball fight. And since these are Magic Snowballs they light up when you toss them. Even our new kitten Simone decided the snowballs might be fun to play with. Looks like fun for the whole family!


And if the Magic Snowballs don't provide enough entertainment surely our new Avalauncher with "snowballs" will. We've decided to hold off on enjoying this one until a little closer to the holidays so we don't use up all of our new fun in one weekend. I'm sure the cats will enjoy running after the snowballs as the kids shoot them out across the room too. They are all the time trying to find ways to keep the kitty's entertained and running around. They are part of the family after-all.


You can find the gifts I purchased and more from the Northpole collection by Hallmark at your local Walmart.

26 comments:

  1. I need to get my boys the snow ball launcher, as we dont get enough snow here to make snow balls. We have the same tradition of reading the Night Before Christmas too.

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  2. That snowball launcher looks fun! Especially for a California family with no snow. Our tradition is reading The Night Before Christmas, too... and even though my kids are 20 and 16, we still do it.

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  3. What fun ways to celebrate the upcoming winter season and Christmas!

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  4. Oh my goodness, I have got to check these out! Especially the Avalauncher, I wouldn't expect something like that from Hallmark.

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  5. that looks like a great place to shop for gifts! great ideas!

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  6. I love these toys! My son would go crazy over them! I can't wait to check them out. That Avalauncher looks like a lot of fun!

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  7. I smiled from the beginning of your post til the end. I need to get my girls the snowball launcher- it looks fun. Thanks for spreading Christmas cheer!

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  8. All of this looks like the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit! I would love to have the snowball launcher! And snow...if we're being real. LOL

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  9. Such a cute idea and looks like a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. My girls would love the personalized light-up snowflake ornament! I love the idea of putting in the window for Santa!

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  11. We got some fun goodies from the North pole too. I love keeping the spirit alive too.

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  12. I am just cringing thinking about my 6 year old with a snowball launcher! :)

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  13. I love the snowball launcher!

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  14. That snowball launcher looks like a lot of fun!
    _ Jessica

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  15. These products are all SO fun but I especially love that you and your daughter will have your very own story for Christmas Eve now! That's so sweet! #client

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  16. the snowball launcher looks fun but would have to find something else to use as i live in florida lol

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  17. How fun!! I love the snowballs - those would be great for us to use inside, when it's too cold out!! :)

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  18. That snow ball launcher looks like so much fun! The personalized ornaments are really cute too.

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  19. Those all look SO fun! Thinking I definitely need to grab the snowball gun! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  20. Of course my kids would love the snowball launcher, but I really like the "Find Me" snowflakes! It all looks so cute!

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  21. Those snowflakes would be a hit on our tree. My kids would love them.
    --Jessica

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  22. What fun products! I am so ready to decorate!!

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  23. I've seen these at Walmart and want to get them badly for my kids. Maybe as an elf on the shelf gift?

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  24. what a fun way to start celebrating the holidays. That light up snowflake is too cute.

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  25. I love all of these! I know my son would totally want that snowball launcher :)

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  26. We saw these in Walmart and my kids were wowed. They liked the snowball launcher.

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