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Itty Bittys ~ Hallmark Cards ~ Product Review

We were sent this bundle of the cutest cuddlies we’ve ever seen, from Hallmark!

 

Hallmark are obviously one of the biggest suppliers of greetings cards, but now, they’re also selling these little cuties!

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Created by Adan Chung-he began by sketching a quick interpretation of what popular characters could look like if they were just a bit “itty bittier”-which is where the products name “Itty Bittys” came from!
Soon, Adan’s simple-but-fresh portrayal of popular licensed characters inspired an entire collection that continues to grow.

With their small stature and super-cute style, they make the perfect gift or stocking filler. Even if it’s a treat for yourself itty bittys are perfect for every occasion. itty bittys may be small but there’s certainly a whole lot to love!

We were sent characters from Star Wars, along with a Flash (DC) and Dorothy (Wizard of Oz).

The children fell instantly in love with them-both insistent on taking them to bed with them-which was fine as Olivia only had Dorothy (although we did have two nights where she’d lob her down the back of her bed-and we’d be met with screeching until we retrieved her).  However, Kye took every Star Wars character and the Flash with him-meaning we were checking on him at our bedtime, but also needing to remove an Itty Bitty from underneath him, or on top of his face!

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Itty Bitty Range

Disney;

Including-Ariel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Olaf, Sven, Elsa, Anna, Belle, The Beast and Captain Jack Sparrow.

Star Wars;

Including-Chewbacca, BB-8, C-3PO, Kylo Ren, R2-D2, Rey, Stormtrooper, Yoda, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Admiral Ackbar, Han Solo & Princess Leia, Jabba The Hutt, Chief Chirpa and Wicket.

Marvel;

Spider-man, Ant-Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Thor.

DC Comics;

Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Robin, Catwoman, The Joker and The Flash.

Superhero Girls;

Harley Quinn, Super Girl, Batgirl, Wonder Woman.

Flintstones;

Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Pebbles Flintstone and Dino.

Scooby doo;

Scooby Doo and Shaggy.

Wizard of oz; 

Dorothy, Cowardly Lion, Glinda the Good Witch, Wicked Witch, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Flying Monkey and Toto.

Peanuts;

Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

Wedding;

Blushing Bride and Charming Groom.

 

They really are adorable (the Itty Bittys not the children-they sleep like cavemen), and I can really see them being super popular, especially around Christmas time for stocking fillers.

 

You can buy these from Amazon-head over to HERE, and are also sold at Morrisons, Toys R Us and Co-op stores, nationwide!

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We were sent these for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Introducing~The Wild Card! New Boomf Cards-Review & Giveaway!

Let me introduce you to the brand new way to send Happy Birthdays, Congratulations, or a way to just say SURPRISE!!!  With the Boomf brand new WILD CARDS!!

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As you can see, there are 8 brand new, kid friendly cards for you to choose from-each with their own little characters!  A fox, monkey, dog, cat, robot, frog, unicorn and tiger-something for everyone! Continue reading

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A Letter to My Nanny

This time, 7 years ago, you were very much still here. 

We’d not long celebrated Christmas, but you’d fallen ill, and spent some of the day in bed.  I’d never seen you unwell at any occasion before, I didn’t enjoy Christmas that year as much as I’d done before.

That was when everything changed.

In February you seemed better, and, on your birthday, you had your photo taken.  It’s one of my favourite photos of you-you’re holding flowers we bought your for your birthday, and Keiron had delivered them to you because I was then poorly!  He took that photo of you, stood smiling that beautiful smile, as happy as you always were.  I cherish that photo, it hangs, pride of place on my bedroom wall, next to my bed, bringing me comfort every day, especially now there are no more photos being taken of you.

  
Today, I found a card you gave me for one of my birthdays.  I can’t remember seeing it recently, I believe it’s probably been packed away in the memory box I found it in, since we moved into our first flat.  It’s got a butterfly on it, identical to the ones we had for decorations for our wedding, another sign you were and always are with us. 

  

The day before my wedding, we went to the hall to decorate it for our reception.  As I carried the box of butterfly decoration in-chosen because butterfly’s were your absolute favourite-a white butterfly fluttered around my head, once again showing me you were with me.

Inside the card I found today, you had written a little message, as you always did straight from your heart.  This one said “If love was money, you would be a very wealthy young lady, because I love you lots and lots, Nanny xxxx”.

  

It reminded me of the year I got engaged, and 2 months later, received a Christmas card with ‘Granddaughter and her Fiancé’ on it.  I pretended I was outraged, having to share my Christmas card! You went out and bought me my own one, with ‘Grandaughter’ on, simply writing inside, “This ones just for you, all my love Nanny xxxx”.

  
I still have that one too.
Something I’ve come to realise since losing you, is that you’re still here when I need you.  Not for cuddles, kisses and your voice, but little signs – like today’s card discovery, or a butterfly fluttering round me, or even your name, giving me strength when I most need it, telling me you’re not that far. 

Our daughter knows you, even though you’ve never met her, and she carries your name, even though I know you wouldn’t have been overly thrilled with that, disliking your own name, as you told me often enough.

My son, who you’ve also never met, but did know about, carries Grandads name. I remember the day you blessed him with your love by putting your hands on my tummy the day I told you about him, even though you knew you wouldn’t make it to see him and touch him properly.

Both children know you, they always will, you’re their “Nanna in the sky!”
You’re not my Nanna in the sky though.  You’re my Nanny. You were and always will be, my world, and although you took a piece of me when you left, I kind of don’t mind that, because I think you left a piece of you down here with me.
Keep sending me those signs, please never leave me completely.

My Hero. My Inspiration. 

My Nanny 

Xx

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