Teaching Toddlers the Joy of Giving This Holiday Season - Like Honey

Teaching Toddlers the Joy of Giving This Holiday Season

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There are two big things I remember from my childhood Christmases: baking up a storm with my mom and grandma and getting to go "shopping" for Christmas gifts for my family. I still remember the absolute joy I had searching for that perfect gift and then watching my parents open whatever random object I thought they'd really love! Now that I have two kids of my own, I want them to experience that wholesome joy of giving this holiday season by spreading a little cheer and delivering a festive card and cookies to our friends and neighbors!

Of course, you can't have a holiday without a little baking! Lucy chose snickerdoodles, so a trip to Walmart was in the books! Walmart is always my one-stop shop because I can get all my holiday necessities in a single shopping trip. While we were picking up all the ingredients for our cookies, I stopped in the card aisle for a few of the new Hallmark Signature Cards and Paper Wonder Cards! These make great finishing touches to our cookie exchange and are so much more than a piece of paper. The kids picked a card that included little finger puppets for their friends and I could already see a glimmer of that same joy I had as a child picking out that perfect gift. We also grabbed a stunning pop-up card that made me immediately think of my grandma--she always displayed her holiday cards on her mantel, but she recently moved homes, so I know this beautiful card will look good with or without a mantel! If you've got a gift exchange or get together ahead of you this holiday season, it might be worth stocking up on a few Hallmark Cards of your own, especially with the awesome deals going on right now, only at Walmart! Look for the in-aisle coupon, buy 2 Hallmark Cards get 1 free. Plus grab the Ibotta offer of $1 off a card purchase of $2.97 or more for extra savings! You can also get a plush Holiday Bear for only $3.97 with the purchase of 3 Hallmark Cards priced $1.97 or more (all offers available through 12/25/18 or while supplies last)!

Once we were home with all of our holiday goodies, we all whipped up a batch of snickerdoodles together, listening to our favorite Christmas tunes and licking every bowl clean! I love how much my babies enjoy being in the kitchen with me and I hope, like me, they can look back at their childhood and remember spending holidays in the kitchen with their mom. Even more exciting for them than the cookies, was signing their names and sealing the special card they picked out just for their friends! They couldn't wait to deliver the fun finger puppet card they chose and I love that the special Hallmark Signature designs made the card more intentional.

Hallmark Cards are a fantastic way to give a meaningful and memorable note and the fact that their Paper Wonder and Signature collections are so distinctive and magical makes the giving process so much more exciting for the kids. I hope that by continuing these traditions with my children and by making giving a joyful experience, I not only build cherished, heartwarming memories together, but also build character and lasting values in my kids! What's one way you're nurturing the joy of giving in your children this holiday season?

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