This Memorial Day Adopt a Soldier through Soldiers’ Angels

This Memorial Day weekend, as you are enjoying your cookout, hot dogs and hamburgers with family friends, let us not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day.  No, it’s not the holiday marking the beginning of summer and summer vacations…Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

I thought this would be an appropriate time to introduce to you to an organization I have been volunteering with for a few years now – Soldiers’ Angels.


Soldier’s Angels is a volunteer-led nonprofit with a mission of providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Forces, Coast Guard, and their families and to enable the Soldiers’ Angels volunteers to improve the lives of a growing veteran population.  “May No Soldier Go Unloved,” says it all about Soldiers’ Angels.

So what I have done to help Soldiers’ Angels?  Adopt a Soldier.

When you adopt a soldier you commit to sending a card or letter each week, and a minimum of one or two care packages a month.  This is one of the most important things that can be done help bring home a healthy hero; it’s important for each of them to know they are loved and supported, and letters and care packages prove just that.

Care packages do not have to be expensive – I put mine together myself – snacks, hygiene  products, magazines, games, etc.  But note this is a serious job and commitment!  Our soldiers need us!

Interested in adopting a soldier through Soldiers’ Angels?  I hope you are!  Find out more HERE.

FREE Father’s Day Photo Cards from Treat!

Treat Fathers Day Card

Father’s Days is just around the corner and will be here before you know it! And to celebrate, Treat is offering a FREE Personalized Photo Card for Father’s Day!

Personalize your Father’s Day Card by adding photos, personalized quotes and more!  You can even choose to have Treat send your card directly to the recipient for you! (to have Treat ship your card for you, you will be charged an additional $0.44 per card).

I truly enjoy being able to create personalized photo cards because the cards available in retail stores just can’t convey exactly what I want to say – I love being able to put my personal touch on my cards, and especially add photos to cards to make them extra special!  So these are perfect for me!

Treat has hundreds of different designs to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one! (I have to admit, sometimes I pick two!!!)

Use the following CODES at Checkout to get your FREE Cards:

Treat Fathers Day Cards

Note:  Limit one per household.  Customers will also be asked to verify their identify and prohibit fraud by providing a credit card – you will not be charged for the FREE card so long as you have the card mailed to yourself.)

FREE Access to through May 27th!



Now through May 27th Only, is giving FREE ACCESS to Military Draft, Enlistment, and Service Records!  

Take this opportunity over this Memorial Day weekend, while remembering the men and women who died while serving the United States Armed Forces to learn more about your family’s military story, from draft to service.

Happy Easter from Hershey Wishes and Kisses!

Happy Easter from all of us at Hershey Wishes and Kisses

- Crimson, Jon, and of course our two beloved adopted German Shepherd rescues Zihna and Zeke.

Happy Easter from the Dog

On this Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of Lord, Jesus Christ.

And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from Heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.  And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.  But the angel said to the women,”Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.  He is not here, for He Is Risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.  See, I have told you.”  - Matthew 28:2-7


Need New Year’s Party Invitations? Head on over to Tiny Prints!

How are you ringing in the New Year?

Will you be throwing an unforgettable bash? If you said yes, I have the ultimate place for you to get some rockin’ invitations — Tiny Prints!

Check out the invitation below – it happens to be my favorite of all the New Year’s Party invitations!  I’ve ordered from Tiny Prints multiple times and I can attest to their top-of-the line, high quality products!

At Tiny Prints, you have complete control over personalizing the invitations – from selecting the font and it’s size, adding personalized text, and more…you can use their Online RSVP Manager – they will make you a FREE RSVP website (did I mention that it’s absolutely FREE!?!?)  How awesome is that?!?

Ordering is super simple:

  1. Visit Tiny Prints, browse through the selection of New Year’s Party invitations.  Select your favorite.
  2. Personalize the invitation and add all the important party information.
  3. Review the personalized invitation for accuracy (take your time here, make sure everything is correct).
  4. Complete your order.  If you need them really super quickly, choose the Super Rush shipping and you’ll receive them in just two days!


Lots of Hallmark Coupons!

During these last days of shopping before Christmas, these Hallmark coupons come at just the right time…

greeting cards

$5 off $10 or more purchase at any Hallmark Gold Crown Store

$2 off any Three Card purchase (valid at both Hallmark stores and other retailers who sell Hallmark cards)

$3 Off your shopping trip when you purchase 3 Hallmark Cards at CVS/Pharmacy (Cards must be a minimum $1.99 each)

Deal Idea:

Purchase Three Hallmark Greeting Cards at 1.99 each at CVS Pharmacy (where there is a promotion if you buy Three Cards you receive $3 back in ECB!!), and use the $2/3 coupon and the $3/3 coupon.  That makes your cards absolutely free PLUS a profit of $2.03!

I will be taking advantage of this fantastic deal tomorrow! 

Starbucks: Holiday Drinks Buy 1, Get 1 FREE (Dec 13-16, 2-5 pm)


Starbucks is currently running a promotion on their Holiday Drinks – Buy One Get One Free on all Holiday Drinks today thru Sunday (December 13th – 16th).

Holiday Drinks include the following:  Caramel Brulee  Latte, Gingerbread Latte, and Peppermint Mocha.


starbucks holiday drinks

Amazon 25 Days of Free Holiday Music – Days 1 – 5


Amazon has started their 25 Days of Free Holiday Music!  

This year, they are going to release FIVE songs every fifth day…

Amazon Holidays Rule

Wonderful Christmastime,

by The Shins (Free MP3 Download)

Amazon Wonderful Christmastime

Carol of the Bells,

by Capitol Kings (Free MP3 Download)

Amazon Ukulele Christmas

Deck the Halls,

by Ukulele Christmas (Free MP3 Download)

Amazon We Wish You a Merry Chistmas

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

by Shonen Knife (Free MP3 Download)

Amazon Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

by Cyndi Lauper (Free MP3 Download)

Amazing Savings Continue at Treat! Cyber Monday Marches On!

You can still save up to 60% on Treat greeting cards with the Treat Card Club.

Treat’s Cyber Monday sale went so well that they extended the code: CYBERTREAT through Wednesday! Save 30% on their already discounted card packs for TWO more days.

Do Literally ALL of your holiday greeting cards with Treat, easily, and you can make each of them personalized to the recipient!  They will feel so loved!

So, what is the Treat Card Club I speak of you ask? It’s an awesome way for you to get major discounts (Up to 60% off through Wednesday) and save a ton of time at checkout by pre-ordering greeting cards in bulk.

Here are the Cyber Monday Prices:

18 Card Pack: $1.39/card, 60% Off Regular Card Price
12 Card Pack: $1.57/card, 55% Off Regular Card Price
6 Card Pack: $1.74/card, 50% Off Regular Card Price

The more cards you send, the more you save with the Treat Card Club.

Treat offers three card packs (6, 12 or 18 cards) which provide significantly greater value (personalized card) and lower cost per card than what you could expect to pay for a generic greeting card at retail.

You can use the cards in your packs to create and send any card from the Treat collection any time you want. And, redemption of cards can be applied during any current or future card purchases. Once you use up all the cards in the pack, Treat makes it easy for you to replenish your card stock if you’d like.

Treat’s card plans take the hassle out of buying and sending cards, and they make it super easy, crazy fun, and totally personal to create a card for someone special. Treat takes care of the rest.

So check them out today to take advantage of this amazing deal for it expires!

#Giving Tuesday… Have You Heard? November 27, 2012 – Tomorrow!

Sure there’s

Thanksgiving Day…
   …Black Friday…
      …Small Business Saturday…
         …and Cyber Monday….
            …but what about #Giving Tuesday?!?

What is #Giving Tuesday? Tomorrow, communities will comes together – charities, families, businesses and individuals to transform the way people think about, talk about, and how they participate during the giving season.  It’s simple really – find a way for you, your family, your company, or your organization to join in acts of giving.

As a fellow friend blogger, Teressa Morris put it “Giving Tuesday is not a charity to donate to, but a call to action. How can we give back and focus on  “the reason for the season” instead of the glitz and gifts?”

There are many partners involved, but here are few:

  • American Red Cross
  • United Way
  • St. Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Give Forward
  • PetSmart Charities
  • Christopher House
  • Microsoft

So what can you do to on #Giving Tuesday?  Here are some fabulous ideas!

  • Make a donation to the charity of your choice
  • Donate a bag of kibble or other supplies to local animal shelter
  • Donate to a food bank
  • And remember, your don’t need to be rich to participate.  I’m sure you have some clothes and jackets you don’t wear anymore because they don’t fit.  Why keep them, donate them so someone can put them to good use.
  • And finally, spread the word!  Have a facebook and twitter account? Of course you do!  Share this blog post!  Or at share that it’s #Giving Tuesday (don’t forget the hash tag on twitter) and have family and friends participate too!

To find out more information about #Giving Tuesday and how to get involved with a charity, head on over to

For my part, I have three large bags of clothes that no longer fit that I am going to donate.  In addition, I am going to look into volunteering.

This post was inspired by a post by Teressa Morris, please check out her post on “Giving Tuesday: A New Way to Celebrate the Holidays on her blog Window on World, which I love, I am sure you will too!