Hallmark’s Mix and Match Launch by A Sweet Cottage

I have been in love with the Christmas season ever since I was a little girl. I always looked forward to this wonderful time of the year! Everything about Christmas excites me, and gives me a giddy, happy feeling inside! I am one of those who starts decorating as soon as the –ber months begin. When I was teaching in preschool, I would start playing Christmas songs in the classroom by mid October! I do my Christmas shopping early in the year, and I start to wrap them by October! I just LOVE Christmas and everything about it!

You could just imagine my excitement when Hallmark Philippines asked me to help them launch their new Mix and Match Christmas line!!!!! Even in the middle of our meeting, my mind was already wandering into how I will make the venue look like, what activity I can do and how I could just spread the Christmas cheer all around! You could say that it was a “Mix and Match Made in Heaven”!


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An exclusive bloggers’ launch held last October 28, 2015 at Commune Café in Makati. It was such a fun and creativity filled event with blogger friends, and the Hallmark team that helped put the event together. It was like Christmas that day! Christmas in October! Complete with the decors where I used the Mix and Match felt accessories, Christmas songs playing in the background! And of course gifts from Hallmark!!! Happiness! I started out with a brief history of gift wrapping, gave some tips and showed the participants how they can easily make their wrappings beautiful and creative with the help of the Mix and Match products.

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The Mix and Match product line was made to help us make our gifts look absolutely gorgeous! At the same time help us to be creative in the way that we wrap gifts for our loved ones. My final “challenge” for the blogger participants was to create their gift wrapping masterpieces using the products from Mix and Match. I prepared a Gift Wrapping buffet filled with the fun and cute items of Mix and Match, where they can “warp all they can” and come back unlimited times! Some of the participants became tensed and stressed as soon as I announced this part of our time together. They said that they had no talent when it came to this kind of craftiness. With a little encouragement and gentle push, they started making a line towards the buffet and got their materials. Before I knew it, everyone was making beautiful gift bags, wonderfully wrapped boxes with less effort and stress than they expected! This proved that the Mix and Match products can really make an expert “ gift wrapper” in all of us! They then realized that it was actually therapeutic and fun!

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The Mix and Match Christmas line is now available in National Bookstore. You will be pleasantly surprised at how reasonably priced they are. You can actually use them in a lot of ways, not just for gift wrapping! Take a look at the table top Christmas tree and Christmas bunting that I made out of the felt accessories!

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Table top Christmas Centerpieces made with the Mix and Match Felt Accessories

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Place cards and flowers for the participants, inserted felt decors in the flowers as well.

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The Gift wrapping buffet with all the fabulous items from the Mix and Match line! Hanging buntings where I also used the felt accessories of Mix and Match!

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The ladies at work! Mansy, Marj and Peachy

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Enjoying their crafty afternoon: Patty, Audrey and Helene

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Had a wonderful afternoon with these ladies! Peachy of peachy.ph, Marj of littlemsprinter.blogspot.com, Helene of mrsmommyholic.blogspot.com, Audrey of cheerfuljourney.com, Mansy of mansyabesamis.com and heykessy.com and Patty of mrspcuyugan.com

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This is what the ladies came up with using the Mix and Match products and accessories! Love!

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Showing off their creations! See those smiles?! Christmas wrapping really makes everyone happy! Now with the help of these easy to use accessories, wrapping will become doubly fun!

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And of course, with the beautiful ladies of Hallmark Philippines! Diane, Charlene, Erica and Lai! Love these wonderful women!

Are you ready for Christmas? Head to the nearest National Bookstore and grab these wonderful Mix and Match items! 

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  • I am NOT fond of giftwrapping, prefering to have gifts in gift bags or professionally wrapped. But upon seeing this Mix and Match concept of Hallmark’s, I think I’ll have a change of heart this year. 😉