Perhaps I’m biased, but I feel confident saying that Canada is the best country in the world. I enjoy visiting elsewhere (the sunny south, or incredible New York City, for example) but I could never imagine living anywhere else.

As a teacher, I am well aware that many of our systems (e.g. education, health care) are models which other countries strive to follow…or should! How lucky we are to be able to enjoy such a high standard of living and offer it to  our children!

I appreciate the beauty of the four seasons…although one season I enjoy much better from the inside looking out. Where better to enjoy a fire, a hot tub, or a steaming mug of hot chocolate than right here in Canada?

I’m also proud of our Canadian talent, particularly the moms I’ve had the opportunity to speak with for my Momterview feature. Click here to read my interviews with Canadian celebs like Dr. Marla Shapiro, Debbie Travis, Tracy Moore, Marci Ien, Sarah Richardson, Hayley Wickenheiser, Jamie Sale, Laurie Gelman and Jessica Holmes. (This has been my absolute favourite part of blogging, in case you couldn’t tell.)

So, welcome to my Canadian blog. I come with the perspective of a teacher and freelance writer, as well as a mom to two girls (ages 5 and 3). I blog about parenting and education, offer reviews and giveaways, and sometimes just editorialize…which is the luxury of being your own editor! See the sidebar if you’d like to follow through GFC or Twitter or subscribe through e-mail to catch all the action.

To celebrate the Great Canadian Blog Bash, and since I’m a member of their Press Pause Panel, Hallmark Canada agreed to give away a fantastic prize to one lucky Canadian reader: their recordable “Life Makes the Best Story” picture frame.

Hallmark Frames FRT1013 Life Makes the Best Story 4 X 6 Recordable Frame
It comes in a wood finish, large enough to hold a 4 x 6 photo, and the best part is that you can record a 10 second personal message…or leave it to the recipient to record their own. O Canada, perhaps? 🙂 The frame retails for $29.99 at Hallmark stores across the country.

This would make an amazing gift for any number of Canadian summer occasions: baby shower or birth, engagement, wedding, anniversary, graduation, retirement…what moment would you use it for? Standing in front of one of our country’s monuments on vacation? Enjoying the Canadian wilderness? Or just to show off your favourite little Canadian(s)?

This giveaway is open to Canucks only, and is shorter than usual to wrap up at the end of Blog Bash week. I’ll choose the winner after 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 1st.

I just started using Google Docs for my giveaways, so please DO NOT leave a comment below as your entry. Instead, fill out the following form and click “Submit”. That’s it!

Just to recap: The comments section for this post is not connected to the giveaway. Please complete the form to be entered to win the Hallmark frame. If you have anything else you’d like to share, then feel free to comment away below! A note to GCBB visitors: this is the last week of school, so I won’t be able to return too many visits until the final bell rings…but then I’ll hop away!

Enjoy the Great Canadian Blog Bash!

9 comments on “Great Canadian Blog Bash and a Hallmark Giveaway!”

  1. Four seasons is never boring that's for sure, but I'd love spring, summer and fall to be a bit longer and winter a bit shorter… lol…

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a great last week of school!

  2. I love Canada too and I am very proud to be a Canadian! I will be sporting my red and white tomorrow and appreciating what this wonderful country has to offer!
    On a side note, love the frame concept…that Hallmark is always coming out with new ideas!
    Krista S.

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