Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Review: Bella Sara Royalty Cards & Giveaway

About Bella Sara: Welcome to the wonderful world of Bella Sara, a trading card game that's complemented by the magical online land of North of North -- home to the beautiful horses pictured on Bella Sara trading cards. Bella Sara has captured the hearts of young girls across the country, offering positive, inspirational messages and selling more than 83 million cards to date.

This June, Bella Sara is expanding its line of trading cards for girls with Royalty, the ninth series in the popular brand. For the first time ever, Sara, herself, is introduced and the series feature even more horses and more fun than ever before -- all with just one code!

I was pleasantly surprised when Team Mom sent me two packs of Bella Sara Royalty cards to review -- they are so cute. These trading cards are geared towards little girls ages 5 and up, so my daughter (who is almost 10) is definitely on the older side of appreciating them. She's also not a big horse lover or into fantasy anymore, so I thought these cards wouldn't really interest her. However, I was wrong -- we both had fun playing with them, and I think little girls are going to love Bella Sara.

Each pack of Royalty cards include 5 cards, 1 ticket card, 1 tattoo card, and 1 sticker card. Each card has a beautiful picture of a horse along with some information about the character. There is also a ticket card with a code which allows to to get horses, horseshoes and more at bellasara.com.
And the tattoo and stickers cards are just adorable too!

When I went to bellasara.com, I registered and was immediately given a present which contained some horseshoes (very cute!)
My daughter heard the music and suddenly became interested. She had a fun time choosing a foal to take care of and naming her. She then entered the codes from the trading cards and immediately got additional horses and horseshoes. The first thing she did was start taking care of her foal -- petting her, feeding her, and cleaning her stable. She also visited her journal, played some of the games, and went shopping for items for her horse.

I was very impressed with all that is available at bellasara.com. There are royalty-themed activities, noble stories about the magical realms, jigsaw puzzles, downloadable wallpapers and a variety of printable activities. Little girls, ages 5 and up, will have no problem finding activities to stretch their imagination.

As a parent, I liked that this website has parental controls -- you have the discretion to decide your child’s appropriate level of interaction with the Bella Sara World. In addition, I thought it was terrific that there are uplifting messages and stories on the website.

The new Royalty packs are now available for $2.99 at Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, BellaSara.com, Toys "R" Us, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Kmart, as well as regional chains, booksellers and toy, hobby and equestrian shops. If you have a little girl who loves horses and castles, then you should really check out Bella Sara.

Team Mom is allowing me to give away one set of Bella Sara Prize Pack featuring Royalty (1 pack), Miniatures (1 pack) and Treasures (1 pack) collections. If you are interested, please leave a comment with your e-mail address. To double or triple your chances, you can spread the word by blogging or tweeting about this giveaway. This contest is open until Wednesday, June 24th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you in the U.S. or Canada only. Good Luck!

16 comments:

Patricia said...

This is the first time that I have heard about the Bella Sara cards. They are enchanting.
Please enter me in the giveaway.
Many thanks.

Merivelmoon said...

I had not heard of these before, please enter me in the giveaway! :) Thanks so much!

Ann said...

I would love to win this for my daughter!
She LOVES horses.

ann dot guns at mac dot com

shelburns said...

My granddaughter would love these! I'm adding it to my Wednesday Wanderings post that will go up later this evening.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

Susan said...

My 4 year old granddaughter would be so thrilled with these. Thanks!

The Tome Traveller said...

Thank you so much for reminding me about the Bella Sara cards! I have a niece that was into these several years ago and was just trying to figure out what to get for a different niece's seventh birthday later this month. Your post reminded me, some of these will make a perfect gift. Please do enter me, too, Christmas will be here before we know it!

Carey
thetometraveller at yahoo dot com

kimmyl said...

First time I have ever heard of these also. Please enter me.

lorides said...

would love to win for my 2 daughters
harborlad@optonline.net

Sue W. said...

My great grand daughter who is eight would really enjoy these cards. I have never heard of bella sara until now but think she would really enjoy them.

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Marie said...

My daughter would love these, she loves Bella Sara already and is passionate about horses -- she would rather muck stalls then clean her room!

marielay@gmail.com

rbailey1958 said...

How adorable, I have a granddaughter who would love these
pkbailey@charter.net

Hillary said...

I have never heard of these. Thanks for the chance to win!

hillary1128@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

My goddaughter would love these cards, I have been hearing the buzz about them. Thanks for the giveaway

Misusedinnocence said...

My neice would love these!!

misusedinnocence@aol.com

etirv said...

Perfect for my niece! Thanks!
delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

MoziEsmé said...

Would be fun for my daughter or nieces!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com