Hallmark moment

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Hallmark moment

A particularly poignant, memorable, or emotionally touching moment or event, i.e., one that would be suitable as a greeting card. A reference to the Hallmark brand of greeting cards. Sometimes used ironically or satirically. With so much of the extended family coming to visit, Grandpa's 80th birthday is turning into quite the Hallmark moment!
See also: moment
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This is a hallmark moment for one of the most high-profile fields in the hospitality industry, and it's intended to promote a standard for delivering the highest-level of guest services," TISOH Executive Director Timothy M.
It is quite a Hallmark moment, and one Zac says he has shared with his family for years.
Or perhaps the force is suffering some kind of compulsive disorder, in which they cannot let a single Hallmark moment pass without putting pen to cardboard: Christmas cards, Valentine's cards, Mother's Day cards.
If this seems like just another forced Hallmark moment, don't relinquish the basics: If you are reading this, at least two blessings are at hand--this breath and this moment.
This was neither a Hallmark moment nor a satisfying achievement.
But then, a year ago at this time, when Bryant leaped into O'Neal's arms in that poetic Hallmark moment, everyone thought their problems were buried for good.
The 13th green was also the scene of a Hallmark moment.