Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Closed for (Funny) Business

The time has come to stop accepting entries for the A Girl's Gotta Laugh contest. We had all kinds of funny flowing in and now it's our job to narrow them down to the best of the best. Stay tuned for judging photos and behind-the-scenes details later this week.

Monday, February 22, 2010

That's Motherhood! In-Store Winners

Let the trumpets resound...the in-store winners for That's Motherhood! have been announced! Congratulations to the sixteen talented folks whose Mother's Day cards will be available in stores across the country this April. We can't wait to see them on display! Enjoy the extra cash and extra exposure that comes with being an in-store winner. You've earned every bit of it.

Go give a hearty "congrats" to the now famous bunch in the Winners Gallery. Their cards have stars underneath to indicate that they're in-store winners. Hooray for gold stars.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gotta Laugh: True Stories

You've got 'til Monday to enter your card for A Girl's Gotta Laugh. Is it in yet? I sure hope so! If you're lacking inspiration for funny encouragement, look no further than this here blog. Today, we're telling another tale of an uplifting, comical card received by one of our team members. This time the story is Debbie's. Take it away, Debbie!

"I was at home in bed with strep throat. I was really sick. My two young daughters had never seen their mother in bed ill for 2-3 days before. On the third day, my older daughter, Amanda, brought me a card. It was a Peanuts card with Lucy on the front. The card said, 'Are you going to get well or am I going to have to pound some germs?' What was funny was that my daughter was so serious when she gave it to me; I think she really thought that she might need to do that. I had just enough energy to be able to laugh, but I started feeling better right away. She decided that her mom was going to be okay and the germ pounding was not necessary."

Thanks for sharing, Debbie. Glad your kiddo helped you laugh your way back to health.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Gotta Laugh: True Stories

We all go through rough patches in our lives and one key to getting through those times is definitely humor. In the spirit of A Girl's Gotta Laugh, I'm sharing true stories from our team about how laughter has been the best medicine for what ails us (or the people we love). Feel free to share your stories in the comments section or on our Facebook page. We'd love to hear from you!

The first story I'll share is about my mom. She had cancer when I was in high school and I remember her getting lots and lots of mail when she was sick. Recently, when I asked her if she recalled any favorite cards, she immediately brought up this one...



One of her funny friends had sent it after Mom's surgery and Mom hooted with laughter as soon as she opened it. She kept the card propped up on her nightstand as a reminder to stay lighthearted even through the scary stuff. I love that her friend took a risk, made Mom laugh and gave us a good memory. It's amazing how humor sticks with you.

What's your story?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

You Could Be On TV!

You already know that card stardom could be yours if you're a winner in the A Girl's Gotta Laugh contest. The winning cards will be sold on Hallmark.com and the best of the best will be sold in stores across the country. That's some serious exposure...but that's not where it ends.

Your card could be on t.v.! Yeah, that's right. We've teamed up with our friends at Ovation t.v. to put one lucky winner's card in the bright spotlight. If your winning card is the chosen one, it will be featured in a commercial on Ovation t.v. You'll want to be sure to record that!

Get the full scoop and enter your winning card a.s.a.p!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bring the Funny: Two Ways

The newest contest gives you the chance to make well-deserving women laugh, a job you should take pretty seriously. This time around, you have two chances to spread happiness with a humorous card:

1. Make a funny card for a woman that helps her get through a stressful time.
2. Make a funny card that helps any mom laugh about the crazy reality of motherhood.

If you're looking for real-life inspiration for your motherhood card, look no further than The Edge of Motherhood page on Facebook. Our funny friends tell it like it is and we think you'll agree that their humor and honesty are incredibly refreshing.

Stay tuned to the blog in the next couple of weeks as I'll be sharing some of my favorite funny, encouraging cards. I'd love to hear about your favorites, too!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Just What the Doctor Ordered

What woman do you know who couldn't use a laugh.
That's what we thought.

Work up your witty wisdom and quotable quips for a contest that's all about encouraging women with humor.

Enter Monday, Feb. 8 through Monday, Feb. 22, but first find out more about how to win!