Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Who Makes Your Life Extraordinary?

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This post is sponsored by Hallmark Signature. All opinions, images and ideas are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors!

Celebrate the extraordinary people in your life in a special way this holiday season | Live Colorful

As I scroll down the pictures on my phone, I start to think of all the special moments I have lived over the past year. I remember my son’s first birthday party. My sister in law’s wedding in North Carolina. Visiting my parents in their new home in Mexico City. The reunion with my best friend from college. The day my grandparents hugged my son for the first time. I also think about the new people I met this year. I think of family picnic days and “girl nights” with virgin cocktails and deep conversations about our kids’ afternoon activities.

I remember all that, and I smile. I feel so lucky and loved this year. It’s an amazing feeling.

Celebrate the extraordinary people in your life in a special way this holiday season | Live Colorful

Hallmark Signature cards are beautifully made and feel special and unique, just like the people in my life. Each one of them reminds me of someone with whom I shared something important, silly or funny. They also have the perfect words and details to personalize that special message in an extraordinary way.

Celebrate the extraordinary people in your life in a special way this holiday season | Live Colorful

After my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, I felt the urge to let him know that I was going to be with him in that difficult moment even if we were living so far away from each other. I was moving away from Mexico just a few months after hearing the news too.

My heart felt broken just by knowing that I was leaving my home, my grandparents, my parents, my little brothers and sister.

I wanted to say something special to all of them, but words didn’t come out easily from my mouth. So I decided to write it.

Celebrate the extraordinary people in your life in a special way this holiday season | Live Colorful

A night before my flight, to my new home in the United States, I wrote a few cards for these extraordinary people in my life. I sneaked into their rooms, and left them on their bedside tables.

I packed the car that night and left the next day before dawn. It was one of the hardest thing I have done in my whole life and writing those letters was one of the best things I have done as well. I left my soul there, with them, on those pieces of paper.

From that day I learned how special and powerful physical cards can be.

Celebrate the extraordinary people in your life in a special way this holiday season | Live Colorful

For the last year, I’ve included my son in getting cards ready for family and friends. He loves that I ask him to help, and brings his stamps over as fast as he can.

I believe that cards carry a nostalgic value of something beautiful that a person you love touched it before giving it to you. That’s why I want him to feel excited about doodling something for grandma, grandpa and his tíos and tías. I want him to understand, that a simple detail, like receiving a card in the mail, is enough to let them know that we think about them and we miss them with all our heart.

Celebrate the extraordinary people in your life in a special way this holiday season | Live Colorful

I didn’t grow up with that tradition, but I believe it’s a great one to teach my kid about, embrace and keep for years to come.

Since Hallmark Signature cards are so lovely, I couldn’t give them all away. We are keeping one for our family that I’ll display on the Christmas tree the whole holiday season. When the holidays end, I’ll save it in our album of memories. It will be a great thing to see a few years from now, next to a picture of all of us.

Celebrate the extraordinary people in your life in a special way this holiday season | Live Colorful

Visit Hallmark Signature to find the perfect cards for your loved ones this holiday season.

Celebrate the extraordinary people in your life in a special way this holiday season | Live Colorful

 

Celebrate the extraordinary people in your life in a special way this holiday season | Live Colorful

GIVEAWAY! Gift Thoughtfully this Holiday Season

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Gift Thoughtfully this Holiday Season | Live Colorful

I’m one of those people that appreciates cute packing, wrapping paper textures, quotes, bows and all the small details that make a gift extra special. So when Thoughtfully invited me to collaborate with them, and try their gifting stories, I couldn’t wait. I checked out their site and saw their great collection of gift sets, all looking carefully crafted, detailed and assorted.

I received the story Sweet as Pie. Inside the gift kit, I discovered a ceramic pie dish, the pie server, pie spice, flaky pie crust and a kitchen towel. There were also 20 blank recipe cards to record all the possible pies I could make. All of these beautifully arranged with mint bows and a note about the story of the perfect pie.

Now that the holidays are approaching, I can definitely see myself giving these kits to family and friends. There are many options to pick from for all tastes and interests, it’s a bit overwhelming, in the best of the ways.

I really like finding new companies like Thoughtfully. Their stories are inspiring, and I enjoy discovering products that make me feel special, and that inspire me to enjoy a whole experience, like an afternoon baking pie with my boys. How sweet does that sound?

It’s #GIVEAWAY time! Today I’m collaborating with @thoughtfullyco to give one Thoughtfully gift kit to a lucky one of you! @thoughtfullyco is passionate about creating a new gifting experience much more exciting than traditional gifts. Their kits are like curated adventures and memories 🎉🍻🍹🍪🍰🎁I honestly love their attention to every little detail that make the kits even more special and fun 💕 I picked a few gift sets from their site for the giveaway, pick your favorite and enter the GIVEAWAY: – Sweet as a pie – Happy birthday cake in a mug – Chip chip hooray – Cirque du sweets GIVEAWAY DETAILS: 1. Follow @livecolorfulco 2. Follow @thoughtfullyco 3. Leave us a message telling us which of the options above is your favorite kit 4. Tag a friend 5. Repost this VIDEO and tag @livecolorfulco and @thoughtfullyco for 10 extra entries Note: For U.S residents only (not valid in Puerto Rico or Hawaii) Sorry :( More about the giveaway details on the blog (link in bio 👆)

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To celebrate, we wanted to do a GIVEAWAY for all of you. I picked a few gift sets from their site and you can win one of them! These are the options:

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

  1. Follow @LiveColorfulCo on Instagram
  2. Follow @ThoughtfullyCo on Instagram
  3. Leave us a message telling us which of the options above is your favorite kit and tag a friend in this Instagram post
  4. Repost this VIDEO on Instagram and tag @LiveColorfulCo and @ThoughtfullyCo for 10 extra entries

Note: For U.S residents only (not valid in PR or Hawaii)

Good luck!

Gift Thoughtfully this Holiday Season

It’s Time for Hot Cocoa and Adorable Holiday Pajamas

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This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

I have always loved the holiday season, but not as much as I love it now that I’m a mom. Last year was my toddler’s first Christmas and it was awesome! Especially opening the gifts. I have never seen a little boy getting so excited about tearing apart paper. And of course, paying more attention to the boxes instead of the actually gifts.

This year I decided to start the holiday season earlier than ever. I saw Christmas decorations all over the mall and I couldn’t hide my excitement. So last weekend we took our Christmas tree out of storage and started to decorate our living room.

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

On top of that, I visited Carter’s to get some adorable pajamas for Jaxon. Because well, seriously, there is nothing cuter than waking up and seeing your toddler in one piece red holiday themed pajamas!

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

Their winter and holiday selection for boys is amazing. Lots of variety, colors and themes. Carter’s has been my one stop shop for Jaxon’s clothes since he was born. I found there the cutest newborn onesies, and tons of funny t-shirts with quotes about mommy and daddy that everyone love.

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

This time, beside holiday pajamas, I also got a few everyday basic pieces and a festive and stylish t-shirt for the holiday family portrait.

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

The cutest holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers | Live Colorful

Here is a coupon for you if you are visiting Carter’s this season for additional savings.

Carter's coupon

You can’t-miss Black Friday deals. I heard that it’s going to be awesome! They will be offering a “Dash In to Win” sweepstakes that will award promo cards to the first 100 people to arrive at their local Carter’s or OshKosh store.

The Dash In to Win Sweepstakes will be held on Black Friday (11/24 – 11/25 – depending on whether or not the store is open on Thanksgiving). You can double check what date the sweepstakes will be held at your nearest location so you don’t miss them here.