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Gift Ideas: Hallmark's 1000 Piece Puzzle That Distracted Me From My Arm Fracture! [My Review]




I had forgotten how much I enjoyed puzzles. But back in January, as I was walking to my bus stop, I slipped on a patch of black ice and ended up fracturing my left arm. That hurt SO badly. The days following I ended up getting a package from Hallmark featuring this adorable and colorful 1,000 piece puzzle. I was pretty excited about this but thinking to myself, "How much can I enjoy a puzzle with my arm fractured?"


Well once the pain subsided and I felt better, I started piecing together the puzzle. I put the snow section together, than the hot air balloon, then the edges, and then over the last several weeks things just started coming together. On my own, this took about five weeks which only took me long because I would usually sit for about a half hour at a time.


I now can say I have a renewed love of puzzles! Not only was this a lot of fun it complete distracted me from my arm fracture! How fun is that? If possible, in the near future, if you are putting together a "get well" package for someone, I'd give them a puzzle. It was a fabulous distraction and considering I couldn't use my left arm for a while, it was something FUN I could do with only my right arm.


Best of all, this puzzle runs at a reasonable price of about $20. And you can purchase it AND others on Hallmark's website (or in their stores!). 

I am also excited to say that I get to giveaway this same puzzle to one lucky reader! Giveaway ends on 3/13. Us Only.

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I received the above puzzle in exchange for my honest review.

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  1. I like the Tropical Wonders Jungle Rainforest 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle.
    Thank you!

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  2. I would like the Mountainside Park City Puzzle.

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  3. I like this puzzle https://shop.hallmark.com/gifts/toys/ripe-for-picking-vintage-fruit-labels-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle-1PUZ2006.html

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  4. I'd like to have the Mountainside Park puzzle, please!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  5. Marina Dreams Coastal Scene 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle !

    So I can dream about being in the open water.

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  6. I would choose A Vote for America Patriotic 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle.

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  7. The Mountainside Park City one would be my first choice.

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  8. I would like the Mountainside Park City Illustration 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle.

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  9. Mountainside Park City Illustration 1000-Piece Puzzle is my favorite. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  10. I like the On Angels’ Wings 550-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  11. A Vote for America Patriotic 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - is the one that I believe me and my hubby would love to try

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  12. I like the "Ripe For Picking Puzzle".

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  13. I like the My Cup of Tea puzzle.

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  14. I like the Marina Dreams puzzle.

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  15. I would choose Mountainside Park City

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  16. I would pick marina dreams! It reminds me of my trip to south of France!

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  17. I would like the My Cup of Tea 550 piece puzzle. I don't think i have the patience required for the 1000 piece puzzles.

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  18. I too, would love to complete the Mountainside Park City Illustration 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle.

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  19. Well, my Mom & I like 'busy' puzzles (a lot going on in them, lol.) So, I might go with Mountainside Park City. It has that cartoon look that we like, too.

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  20. I would love the My Cup of Tea 550-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle! It's looks so fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  21. I would LOVE to win either the "Ripe for Picking" or "Marina Dreams". Marina dreams looks a bit easier, but I love the art work on the Ripe for Picking... how would I choose?

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  22. I'd love the A Vote for America Patriotic 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle...perfect for this election season!

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  23. I would choose the Mountainside Park City puzzle. Puzzles are one of our favorite pastimes.

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  24. I love to do jigsaw puzzles and it is so hard to choose just one ~ The Ripe For Picking vintage labels puzzle looks really pretty! :)

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  25. I would love to have the Vote for America Patriotic 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. And I hope that you are healing! I fell in the beginning of January and dislocated my shoulder. It's been 10 weeks outta work and 9 weeks of physical therapy. 2 more weeks to go before I can return to work...been doing lots of puzzles and catching up on my reading since I have been home!

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  26. I like the Marina Dreams Coastal Scene puzzle.

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  27. I like the On Angels Wings puzzle.

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