Hallmark for the Holidays!


Looking for a great interactive gift idea for the younger children on your Holiday shopping list? Hallmark has you covered with  Hallmark’s Bigsby interactive Story Buddy® and Bigsby’s Best Friend Storybook.  The plush Story Buddies chime in — barking, talking or singing — when key phrases are read aloud from the included storybook. Other books are also available to continue each character’s adventures. Story Buddies also include a read-along audio CD, free apps and access to digital story time online. We received this one to try out and it’s so much fun! Bigsby is shy but goes on adventures with his friends. He has adorable big feet and a cute and goofy single-toothed grin that is just adorable too! This toy would be great for kids and I love the lesson themes in the books like coming out of your shell and learning to make new friends. You can find out more about Bigsby here.

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I also received a few samples of the Christmas cards from hallmark this year and just love how some are so cute and some are so funny! I love Hallmarks cards especially for the Holidays! Check them all out this season at your local Hallmark stores and online.

We have teamed up with our friends at hallmark for a Holiday Giveaway! One winner will win  Bigsby interactive Story Buddy® and Bigsby’s Best Friend Storybook! This would make such a cute gift! To enter, you must either be a subscriber of SoCal City Kids or like our Facebook page. Next, like the Hallmark Facebook Page and then leave a comment below telling us your favorite holiday tradition! Deadline to enter is December 8. 2013 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

Self Disclosure: I received products to facilitate this review/giveaway but any opinions expressed are my own.





  1. One of our family traditions is to have the grandkids decorate ginger bread cookies when we have dinner at Grandma and Grandpas on Thanksgiving.

  2. we make homemade kielbasa and hang a star of christmas lights in our yard

  3. Each year we decorate a gingerbread house together as a family.

  4. too cute! I’m a new Mom and our tradition is to open one gift on Christmas eve with pj’s…and also decorate the tree the first weekeend after Thanksgiving!

  5. Amber Mejia says

    We make gingerbread houses and candy canes by hand. My family has been doing this for over 150 years passing the tradition of candy making on to the next generation.

  6. Decorating the Christmas tree together with the kids, I buy personalized Christmas ornaments each year for each family member, going around the neighborhood and looking at the Christmas lights, having Christmas dinner with the entire family.

  7. I have a Cookie Decorating Party every year for my friends and family…everybody comes over and decorate cookies and gingerbread houses. It is so much fun.

  8. We travel to see different family members every year so our traditions are always changing but being with family is what is important.

  9. Debbie moretti says

    We have a lot of traditions, but I love driving around to look at Christmas lights with Christmas music on and a hot beverage.

  10. going to look at the lights in sleepy hollow!

  11. sooo cute! We see Santa on the pier every year, hang stockings, go to sleepy hollow and bake cookies!

  12. walk thru sleepy hollow and see santa on the pier 🙂

  13. tamales on Christmas eve, and open one gift.

  14. My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my boys Christmas eve night.

  15. A new tradition started this year is my grandchildren decorating my Christmas tree.

  16. Congrats Bridget!! 🙂

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