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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: hallmark, moment

have all the ˈhallmarks of somebody/something

have all the characteristics or typical features of somebody/something: The burglary had all the hallmarks of a professional job.
Hallmarks are marks put on gold and silver objects that show the quality of the metal and give information about when and where they were made.
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The Hallmark brand has positively touched my life since I was a child," said Biwer.
But there is another nontrivial problem that Hallmark and his people are dealing with.
Maintain consumer attitudes toward the Hallmark brand by improving on brand awareness survey scores from the previous year.
If they keep current with payments on their original First Hallmark mortgage for one year, we are able to give them a better interest rate.
Hallmark Party Express 2000 Party Horns, eight paper horns, $4.
Meanwhile, Hallmark Channels is willing to re-start negotiations toward the distribution agreement as long as they are fair and in good faith.
Hallmark Signature cards can be found at Hallmark Gold Crown stores, online at Hallmark.
Depending on the client's credit situation, First Hallmark offers clients a mortgage at the current interest rate or slightly higher.
This Expressions from Hallmark going in Wal-Mart is certainly going to hurt me,'' said Marsha Marino, owner of Marsha's card shop in Pharr, Texas.
Speech writers are seasoned observers and participants in the corporate environment," Hallmark says.
These positive factors are partially offset by Hallmark Group's continued execution risk associated with the integration and development of its various acquisitions in recent years.
Mike Perry, president and CEO of Crayola, has been named president -- Hallmark Greetings.
Hallmark Channel HD Launched to 10 Million Subscribers on DirecTV
In his new role Shay will be responsible for providing strategic financial leadership, directing and overseeing all financial activities for Hallmark, and working closely with the executive leadership team analyzing and implementing major business initiatives.
Hallmark Business Connections brings more than 100 years of Hallmark heritage and a focus on creativity and innovation into the business arena," said David Hall, president - Hallmark North America.