You Chose the Hallmark Card! So What Did My Mom Think Of It?

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By a show of hands, who likes shopping for greeting cards? If you’re like me, you probably have your hand raised. (Okay, you can put your hand down now, people around you might think you’re a little strange.)

A few weeks ago, I ventured to Walmart in search of the “perfect” Hallmark card for my mom’s birthday. The only requirement I had for my mom’s card was that it had to be funny. Fortunately, Hallmark has no shortage of laugh-out-loud cards, so I bought three of them and asked you – my readers – which card I should give her.

And the winning card was …

card 2 collageGood news: You chose wisely, because my mom loved the card! I loved the card, too, (it was my personal favorite) because it was the only one of three options that fit the “from both of us” criteria I was also hoping for. In case you’re wondering which of us is my mom’s favorite – me or my husband – it really varies depending upon the day of the week!

As always in my family, the greeting card is opened before the gift and gets passed around for the entire group to enjoy. The card was a hit with everyone, and even got a laugh from my cranky Aunt Susan, which isn’t always easy to do. Here are the other contenders. They were all funny, but the winner was clearly the best.

card 1 collage


card 3 collageLong story short, I’ll definitely be shopping at Walmart for more Hallmark cards in the future. Of course, Hallmark has plenty of sentimental cards, but if it’s funny cards you’re looking for, their “Shoebox” line is guaranteed to deliver some humor. I mean, just check out the selection!

w1This entire experience has also inspired me to create a library of greeting cards at home, so I always have a greeting card on hand if I really need one and don’t have time to stop at the store. Right now, I have about a dozen cards in my collection, including several which are reserved for friend’s birthdays later this year.

Now, if only Hallmark would create a “Sorry I was late for our lunch date, my three-year-old had a Cheerio stuck in her nose and I couldn’t find my car keys” card. I could really use one of those on a regular basis!

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  1. That is a really cute card!!!

  2. Oh and it is one I voted for…good taste! Twins 😉

  3. I love hallmark cards….my friends & I always grab a funny one for each other. Starting a card box is a great idea. 🙂

  4. I love Hallmark cards, heck I love cards period. I have a collection of cards at home, but I never seem to have the “right” one when I need it. lol

  5. Very cute card. My husband is one of 9. They need to make one for that family. LOL!

  6. I was just talking to someone the other day that was commenting on how rare it is to get cards these days in the mail. Keep up the good work!

  7. I am glad your mom liked the card. That was the one I voted for…lol! I still love giving and receiving cards it is a great way to make someones day.

  8. Yay, that was the one I picked out, too! Glad she liked it. 🙂 Having gift cards stored for future use is a great idea.

  9. I love Hallmark cards. I am always purchasing them for occasions.

  10. that is the same card that I picked. I love picking out cards, call me sentimental, but a card is so important.

  11. Funny card! I like that you let the readers choose – sounds like it was a hit!

  12. That’s cool that you let the readers choose the card. Sorry I missed the voting for it but it looks like the picked well. 😉

  13. I love the card. Creating a collection of cards is such a great idea that way I don’t have to run out to the store just to buy a card I would already have one at home plus you never know what could come up and you would have a card for that occassion

  14. I am not a huge fan of buying greeting cards just because it is so difficult to find the perfect card. I always gravitate towards funny cards and can never seem to find one that really could resonate with my incredibly quirky, sarcastic family members. We all have the same humor and operate in sarcasm and not a lot of greeting card companies get that. The card in your post, though, is really funny and it’s good to see me being proven wrong by Hallmark because I could really use some help in the greeting card department!

  15. Really cute card I think I voted for this one! Glad she liked it 🙂

  16. I love hallmark cards. It’s so much better to give a card because it shows that you care about that person. Everything now is internet that people are forgetting the simplicity of writing a card. Thanks for sharing

  17. I am a greeting card nut!! I love picking out the perfect card for my family members and friends!

  18. Oh my word! That card is hilarious! Love Hallmark.

  19. Hallmark cards are amazing. That one is really cute and I’d get something similar for my own mom. Hahaha.

  20. What a cute card! I love it!

  21. Cute card!! Hallmark is my go to shop for cards. They always have great ones.

  22. Haha! I love it!!

  23. I picked one of the other ones, but this is still funny.. awesome!

  24. That such a fun card. I always tend to choose the funny ones rather than the super sentimental ones.

  25. Alaina Bullock says:

    Hallmark always has the best cards! I always go for the humorous ones for the majority of occasions, I love the one you picked! It’s one I would choose too! Great minds…

  26. I love Hallmark. My family and I love window shopping at our local stores. Whenever I need a special card, I always head to Hallmark first.

  27. Awwww, I’m glad your mom loved the card!

  28. That card is so cute! I find that I could spend hours in the card isle…

  29. I love to got to the store just to read them and if really good will buy them nice article have a great day.

  30. I was curious, so I went to Hallmark’s website Although they do not accept idea submissions, they do occasionally post contests on a site called Hallmark contests (all one word). Right now, they have a pet photo contest running until October 6. Who knows, you might have something to offer for the next contest? Maybe you can get your card created one day. Sounds like it would be a good seller.

  31. I’ve seen Hallmark cards around here in the paper store, but I usually make my own, so I don’t buy them. I really saw some cute ones actually – and the ones you showed here is super cute!

  32. Sounds like she loved the card! I love that Walmart carries a large variety of Hallmark cards. #client

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