Hallmark Jigsaw Puzzles Review

Hallmark Jigsaw Puzzles – Ripe for Picking – Review & Giveaway

Ripe for PickingAbout 5 years ago Jason and I would spend our evenings doing puzzles and listening to the local police scanner (haven’t done it, I highly recommend it to you – no better way to know what is happening in your neighborhood). Jason would play computer games, and I would sit at our kitchen table putting together 1000 piece plus puzzles. I would let the puzzle sit on our kitchen table until completion and gluing. What has resulted is a different and colorful art collection that I pieced together.

When I recently was given the opportunity to review a puzzle of my choice from Hallmark, it seemed obvious that with my love of bright colors and labels I would choose “Ripe for Picking Vintage Fruit Labels” which was a nice size at 1000 pieces.

I began “Ripe for Picking Vintage Fruit Labels” by examining the front so I could get an idea of the color blocks and I proceeded to un-tape the sides of the box. I was pleased to see that the puzzle pieces were safely housed inside a plastic bag, as I have had a couple of puzzle piece slips when boxes are opened.

Coming togetherThe first thing I noticed is that the cardboard the puzzle pieces were made from were strong and had bright colors, and wherever there were words, they were clear and easy to distinguish.

Next I decided that the best course of action was to go through each piece and pick out the corners and the sides, after all those are the obvious pieces to pick out. As I began to piece the sides together I began to see my frame form. After I had the frame done, I honed in on the color blocks and began to separate the pieces into color groups. I chose the purple and gold block first, and think began to snap into place quickly after that.

I would say that the entire puzzle took me about 6 to 8 hours, but this was scattered through the course of a week. I also decided to make this puzzle a little more portable than I have with puzzles in the past and got a puzzle storing system called the Puzzle Stow and Go. The idea behind a system is that you can roll and store your puzzle if you are limited on space. I decided to give it a try with this puzzle and it made the process easier and it stored the puzzle perfectly during construction.

Puzzle Store SystemThe puzzle is now sitting completed in the above storage system until I glue the puzzle permanently. I have to get some puzzle glue, which will make the puzzle strong and sturdy for display.

I absolutely loved putting this Hallmark Puzzle together and I am going to be ordering another one soon to complete. Hallmark has numerous puzzles available and range in price from $14.95 to $19.95 depending on the amount of pieces that you chose.

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Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Hallmark Licensing, Inc., this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

GIVEAWAY: Hallmark Licensing, Inc. is offering 1 Hallmark Puzzle to my readers! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win 1 puzzle of Hallmarks choosing from the following options: Marina Dreams Coastal SceneNew England Afternoon Folk Art Colonial Americana, A Vote for America Patriotic, Mary’s Bears Mary Hamilton,On Angels’ WingsTropical Wonders Jungle Rainforest, My Cup of Tea, Pedal to the Metal Kiddie Cars, Mountainside Park City Illustration and Ripe for Picking Vintage Fruit Labels. This is a $14.95 – 19.95 value depending which puzzle is sent to you. Open to residents in the US. I will be randomly choosing 1 person on February 24th (2/24/2016) to receive this puzzling surprise!  To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by Hallmark Licensing, Inc! Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!

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55 thoughts on “Hallmark Jigsaw Puzzles Review

  1. Michelle Hill

    Hallmark makes great quality products as far the puzzles I love the My Cup of Tea!

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  3. Angelica

    My favorite is their yearly ornaments. We always get one, every single year.. or two. 😛

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  4. Patricia Chamberlain

    My favorite is their yearly ornaments. We always get several every year.

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  5. TereJo

    Keepsake ornaments. My absolute favorite one is the light up Hogwarts castle ornament from a few years ago.

    Reply
  6. Linda Bradshaw

    Willow Tree® Promise Musical Engagement Wedding Love Figurine is my favorite item. I would love to have it for myself.

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  7. eva andrew

    I love the tropical wonders puzzle. I have always loved Hallmark Christmas ornaments…always used to buy one for my daughter every year when she was growing up.

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  8. Joy Venters

    Puzzles were a great part of my childhood. My dad traveled a lot in his job – he also loved working on the puzzles with us. He also made sure we could not complete a puzzle without him as he always carried a few pieces with him.

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  9. DeeAnn Szymanski

    I like the variety of cards they offer. There’s something for every occasion. Thanks.

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  10. Carrie F

    I love Hallmark’s puzzles. The New England Afternoon Folk Art Colonial Americana looks like a great one to put together.

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  11. Sherry Conrad

    I love the wrapping paper – it is a very good quality. We also collect some of the ornaments and my daughter has a Jim Shore figurine collection – way too hard to choose just one favorite.

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  12. Vicki D.

    We like putting puzzles together. We set up a card table and then everyone can take turns working on it until it’s done. I can’t wait to try this Hallmark one. It looks challenging.

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  13. Vicki D.

    Oops! I forgot to say my favorite Hallmark thing. It’s the Hallmark box of chocolates (choclatier).

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