(Disclosure: We were sent a box of Valentine’s Day Cards for review purposes)
Just in the nick of time! As this week ticked by it felt as it if was on fast forward and I never made it to the store to get Valentine’s Day cards for Little A’s “Friendship Party Exchange.” If I forgot the precious cards would he be the only child that didn’t do an exchange? Eeek, I couldn’t have that but thankfully, yesterday afternoon the UPS man dropped off a special box. The box was a review I promised to do and what was inside the box, Skylanders Swap Force Valentine’s Day Cards, which meant no longer 45 minute trip to Walmart to get cards.
First if you haven’t heard of Skylanders Swap Force might mean you don’t have an Xbox 360 or the Wii because this is fast becoming a very popular game among children. Each piece has a whole selection of things the character can do, kids are loving these. To me these remind me of the game Magic from my own childhood, but I don’t have the game so I’m not sure, I just know my son would LOVE this game and of course the Xbox 360. When he saw the Valentine Box of Skylanders Cards he shouted, “yes” and did a fist pump into the air and didn’t miss the beat of telling me I was the coolest mom EVER. Hey, coming from my first grader that is a high title.
Late last night and early this morning he was busy writing the names of his classmates on the little cards. I’ve been down this road many times with kids but I always love watching them figure out who will get which card and why. Only girls could get the purple ones he would say and only certain friends got the blue ones. It is always neat to watch how their little minds work and remember back to those days from when you were a child and either made cards yourself or were lucky enough to have your parents select a box for you to pass out.
32 Valentine’s Day Cards
8 Character Cards
35 stickers (we used these to seal the cards shut)
The character cards are great collector cards, but for me it explains a bit about the game and who everyone is and what their role is. Yeah, mom can look like she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to this game. haha. I think Spyro is the cutest of them all, I guess as a mom I shouldn’t say this though because cute isn’t what they want right? He had fun with it and just got home and told me that his friends, “Loved, loved, loved them.” He said one of his friends are always walking with a frowny face and today he had a happy face. These cards get a high five from Little A.
The Skylanders SWAP Force Valentines- American Greetings are available at Target and include 30 cards & 35 stickers ($3.00) while the Skylanders SWAP Force LED Watch- M.Z. Berger & Co. is available at Walmart ($5.00)