Friday, June 26, 2009

ELLE Decor goes to Kansas City!

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the InterContinental

Check out the great article in ELLE Decor this month featuring Kansas City!

Also quoted is Hallmark's very own David Jimenez. I especially enjoyed the last page of the article where they showcase the "Essential Kansas City." If you haven't been here to visit yet, what's stopping you?

(Thanks to Mimi & Meg for bringing this article to my attention!)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hallmark on Twitter

Hey! Are you on Twitter?
Then you should Follow Hallmark!

Tell your friends about it, you might even get in on some instant deals and discounts!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Take the Kids to KC

Last week, there was a great article on about Kansas City being a perfect summer vacation destination for the whole family.

The article highlighted Hallmark's own Kaleidoscope, where kids can let their creativity shine through craft projects of all kinds, and the Hallmark Visitors Center, where you can learn the rich history of Hallmark and see how greeting cards are created.

Other highlights in the article include: Fritz's Railroad Restaurant, The College Basketball Experience, Science City, and Schlitterbahn Vacation Village.

You can read the full article here, or just come visit us in KC!

Oh, and because summer vacations always remind me of sending postcards back home to my friends, I found some cool vintage Kansas City postcards to share...Enjoy!

To browse more postcards, visit the Kansas City Public Library's Flickr Photostream.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Free Friday Night Flicks at Crown Center 2009

I saw a poster today for the free movies at the Crown Center.

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head to the Free Friday Night Flicks at Crown Center. Films will be shown on the huge outdoor screen on the Crown Center Square located across from the Crown Center Shops July 3rd - August 14th, 2009. Admission is free and the movies begin at around 9pm. Concessions are also available.

Free Friday Night Flicks 2009 Schedule:
July 3rd: 'The Sandlot'
July 10th:'Men in Black'
July 17th:'The Karate Kid'
July 24th: 'Dr. Strangelove'

Friday, June 12, 2009

Colbert Record

Wednesday night on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert had Tom Hanks on the show, and they used one of Hallmark's Mother's Day recordables to record a message for the troops (among many other weird things). See it below:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Tom Hanks Care Package
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorStephen Colbert in Iraq

All care packages should include Hallmark cards... and puppies.

i just read that Tom Hanks has actually recorded some of these cards for real too. here.

Happy Friday.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Join The Wedding Hive as they present a 1920’s inspired Wedding Expo – The Bee’s Knees! This one of a kind event takes place at Terrace on Grand (1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO 64108) on June 11th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. The Wedding Hive has gathered Kansas City’s finest independent wedding vendors for their biannual summer wedding exhibit.

Should be lots of cool inspiration whether you're already married, not getting married any time soon, or getting married! The first 100 guests through the door get a complimentary, tasty beverage!

Friday, June 5, 2009

West 18th Street Fashion Show

Exciting! I almost forgot that the West 18th Street Fashion Show in the Crossroads is tomorrow, June 6th. at 8pm.

This year's theme as you can see on the poster is Summer in Space. The free show will feature 18 collections from a select group of local and national designers:

Clothing Designers

Jewelry Designers
It will be great! Check out the website for more information & their blog.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New on "Hallmarkers Who Blog" List

We just added another fabulous person to the "Hallmarkers Who Blog" list: Ana R.! Below is part of her self-authored bio. I can picture Ana saying this out loud -- ah! Another woman who writes like she talks (that is a complement-we could be besties, girl). Keep rockin, Ana!

"Hello. My name is Ana Reinert and I am noticing that I kind of have enormous hair in this picture. Hindsight is always 20/20, isn’t it? Currently, I work as a graphic designer for a tiny little division of a great big greeting card company. Before moving to Kansas City, I lived and worked in Chicago, Albuquerque and Knoxville, TN. I never imagined I’d live in Kansas City but sometimes fate plays a hand in our lives and we just have to go with it. I am also a photographer, frequent doodler, knitter, blogger and a (crazy) cat lady. I obsessively collect office supplies, particularly pencils and pens but I can be swayed off the road by an art supply store as quickly as an Office Depot. Some things can’t be helped..."

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