Hallmark Declares Winners in “Celebrate Her” Greeting Card Contest


WEBWIRE – Monday, May 06, 2013

Winning cards sold online at Hallmark.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Today, Hallmark announces the winners in its recent card-creation contest, “Celebrate Her.” Greeting card hopefuls were invited to use original photography or illustration and original writing to create a birthday card that could be sent to any woman. Entries could be sweet, silly or funny.

Contestants submitted their creations in March. The 30 winning designs will be sold on Hallmark.com starting today. In-store winners will be announced and featured in Hallmark Gold Crown stores in June 2014. Winners each receive $250 and could win an additional $250 if their cards are chosen for in-store sales.

Hallmark judges looked for cards with photography or illustrations, and writing that worked well together and could be sent to all types of women. Participants could enter a total of three cards. Entrants were encouraged to check out the Hallmark Contest Facebook page for tips on this contest.

This is Hallmark’s 42nd consumer-created card contest. The 29 winners are from 17 different U.S. states and three winners are from Canada. One winner won for two entries.

Here are the winners in Hallmark’s “Celebrate Her” competition:
Patricia Anderson, Webster, Wisc.
Tawnya Apuan, Mesa, Ariz.
Joelle Beebe, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Jami Bloedow, Orange Park, Fla.
Lisa Carlson, Kahului, Hawaii
Carey Deonarine, Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
Mary-Ann DiGiovanni, Ontario, Canada
Kathryn Dunlap, Plainfield, Ill.
Kelly Fosnow, Tega Cay, S.C.
Lynne Gilbert, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Andrea Gresnick, Olathe, Kan.
Norris Ingbretson, Lombard, Ill.
Sheree Knighton, Newton, N.C.
Les Langley, Kingwood, Texas
Paige Langley, Kingwood, Texas
Erika Lemus, Sunnyvale, Calif.
Robin Lynch-Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz.
Lara Moon, Columbus, Ohio
Suzanne Moser, Wapakoneta, Ohio
Annette Perez, Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
Rebecca Petriccione, Fairview, Texas
Lanae Philaphon, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Connie Pullen, Eagle Creek, Ore.
Eileen Reese, Saskatchewan, Canada
Jacquie Roland, Saugerties, N.Y.
Summer Ruegger, Sandy, Ore.
Julie Thomas, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Christina Tucker, Flemington, W.V.
Sheila Wipperman, British Columbia, Canada

New Competition Now Open
Hallmark’s latest competition, “My Quirky Valentine,” is currently accepting submissions. Consumers are invited to use original writing and photography to create a Valentine’s Day Card that uses wacky, meme-style humor. For more information or to submit a design, visit Hallmarkcontests.com.

About Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 39,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.



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