Hatch Cards: Greetings Cards and a Giveaway!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

In our house, we spend a lot of money on birthdays every year. Our family is huge and there is at least one or two birthdays every month. In one month we have four!

Just like presents, choosing a suitable card for each birthday can take a while; making sure the front of the card and the greeting inside are perfect. It has to be just right.

I've watched my son open cards on his birthday. He opens and reads them, but afterwards, they sit on the windowsill for a few days before being recycled. It's a bit of a sad end for things that have been lovingly selected.

There is however a new type of birthday card. Hatch Cards.  

Created by Dan, who had watched his 5 year old Evie open countless cards and follow the same routine - rip open the envelope, glance at the message inside, check for any money and then toss the card aside.

After realised a mere 30 seconds of interaction for a card that was painstakingly picked and lovingly posted just wasn't good enough, he went on a quest to create a greetings card that gave something back and now have cards that last long after the celebration day is over!

Hatch Cards are Augmented Reality Greetings Cards. Don't be put off by the technical jargon! It means that thanks to a clever app, birthday cards can come to life!

Once you've downloaded the Zappar app for free from the App Store, all you do is scan the card and the picture becomes animated :)

Not only do the cards come to life, but with Hatch Cards there is a great selection of games available to play too. Both Mikey and I have been playing them! Our favourite is a game called City Blocks where you have to build a large tower. I don't know about Mikey, but I'm addicted!

A wide selection of games!

Funny Faces

City Blocks

There is a great selection of cards to choose from. From robots and superheroes to princesses and dinosaurs. There is a card suitable for every child!

My niece turns 4 next week and I know she'll love her Hatch Card birthday card this year!

To find out more about Hatch Cards, head to their website here. They can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.


Now, the very kind people at Hatch Cards have given you an opportunity to win a Hatch Card every month for the next six months!

For your chance to win this month's Hatch Card, enter the Rafflecopter below!

Good Luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Competition terms and conditions can be found here

Disclaimer: We were sent a selection of Hatch Cards to review, but all opinions are honest and our own.

Cuddle Fairy
A Cornish Mum

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  1. A homemade card from my little ones x

  2. My favourite birthday treat is kisses and cuddles from the family

  3. Some luxury praline chocolates

  4. definitely agree it has to be birthday cake!!

  5. These cards are great! I love birthday cake - I always try to get the pieces with the best icing. ;) #picknmix

  6. How great are these cards I wish I had heard about them earlier as it is my daughters birthday next week and I've already bought her a card. My favourite birthday treat is always chocolates, I am a chocoholic #KCACOLS

  7. Great cards, these cards certainly wouldn't just be tossed aside. My favourite birthday treat is knowing people have thought about me with their special cards and gifts, but also chocolate! ;-)
    Amanda. #kcacols

  8. Oh what an exciting idea for a birthday card! My kids are the same with cards - half the time they don't even open them until I tell them to open the card. They are straight for the present. Lovely giveaway too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at #bloggerclubuk x

  9. I love the birthdaycards, what a great ideas X #kcacols

  10. I love this idea too. We have received these cards too and we are really looking forward to reviewing them!! They are fab right? Very practical and useful. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again on Sunday! :-) x

  11. Snap we've just reviewed these and have the same comp running ;) They're so cool aren't they?! Though I keep playing the games myself ;)
    Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

  12. Snap we've just reviewed these and have the same comp running ;) They're so cool aren't they?! Though I keep playing the games myself ;)
    Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

  13. These are such a great idea aren't they? We were also lucky enough to review but haven't had a chance to look at them properly yet. #PickNMix

  14. I love a lie in, and breakfast in bed.

  15. I love a piece of birthday cake :-)

  16. Birthday Cake

    Lynsey Buchanan