[Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hallmark through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Hallmark Signature, all opinions are my own. Photography by JMM]

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Special occasions should always be happy and fun, if you want them to become your most cherished experiences spent with your favorite people. In our family, birthdays have always been one of the most important annual celebrations that we delight in.

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From hosting intimate parties to big bashes, we love showering our friends and family members with unique presents, festive decorations, and doing memorable activities on their birthdays.

For the icing on the cake – sharing a special gift card with a touching, heartfelt message is the ultimate way to help the birthday girl remember and cherish this happy occasion for years to come.

In collaboration with Hallmark, I’m excited to show how one of the beautiful cards from Hallmark Signature inspired me to style an outfit (to wear for my mom’s birthday celebration this summer).

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Since my mom has always had a glamorous signature style (which has inspired my sense of style throughout the years), I always love buying her chic, fashionable gifts. The moment I saw the texturized metallic gold handbag card from Hallmark Signature in a local gift store, I instantly knew it would be the perfect card for her.

Since we both love adding a dash of glitz to every outfit, this darling purse-shaped card inspired me to accessorize my vibrant colored, feminine dress with my favorite gold minaudière (that has a luxurious animal skin texture, similar to the Hallmark Signature card) and my go-to gold jewelry (polished bangles, a sweet bow-shaped ring, and a contemporary pendant necklace), making it the ideal outfit for celebrating her birthday.

Since I was a young girl (playing dress-up), I’ve always had an affinity toward anything with an eye-catching metallic finish – from high-shine accessories and jewelry to sparkling paper goods and gilded decorative pieces. Gold hues instantly add a striking, sophisticated element to any ensemble or gift, which is why I was immediately drawn to the Hallmark Signature metallic gold handbag-shaped card.

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To make life’s celebrations even more momentous, Hallmark Signature was created to eloquently express your personal sentiments in an exquisite and unique way.

This exquisite bespoke collection of stylish cards are handcrafted using deluxe papers, rich textures, and eye-catching embellishments (such as dazzling gemstones, feminine appliqués, and sparkling glitter).

Featuring a range of fashionable designs (from gorgeous handbags and covetable shoes to celebratory toasting flutes and bedazzled lettering), this stunning collection of cards definitely raises the bar on gift-giving. To learn more about Hallmark Signature (and get inspired by their gorgeous designs), follow @HallmarkSignature on Instagram.

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Since gift-giving should be an extension of your personality and esthetic, it makes perfect sense that you’d want the recipient of your gift to get a sense of your signature style the moment they open their card, making it all the more personal and special.

Whether it’s helping to plan a party, put together a fabulous outfit, or shop for the perfect gift, birthdays are a wonderful time to enjoy the experience of making someone feel adored on their special day. Make each birthday a fabulous (and très chic) occasion worth remembering.

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