Friday, October 17, 2008

What in the world?! (or more politely titled, "A Product Review")


So a company sent me these trading cards to review on here. They're called Bella Sara and this is what the website says: Welcome to the World of Bella Sara, a magical place full of beauty and joy where you may activate your Bella Sara trading cards and collect horses in an online stable. A safe world of fun and adventure lies just beyond the stable gate, with games, puzzles, and activities for you to enjoy with your favorite horses.


I opened up the packs of cards with my excited, over-eager-because-toys-came-in-the-mail kids jumping up and down in front of me. I figured the cards would just have cutesy horses on them.


Um...yeah. The pictures are all magical-looking, and each card has this fanTAStic new-age-ish saying on it. Stuff like, "Look at the sky. See the art that NATURE creates" (emphasis mine, of course.) "I give you courage. Now release your fears." (Actually, I don't think a black horse named Thunder can do that, but whatever.) Or, "Make your own choices, and let others make theirs." (Um, right. Although...I think I might save this to hand out to nosy parents at the park!) And I just LOVED these: "You have the freedom to make your own dreams come true", and "You have the power to control the way you react."


Wow. Needless to say my kids will NOT be keeping these, they're going in the garbage bin as soon as I'm done writing this. (The cards, not the kids!) There was some disappointment, but I told the kids that these cards didn't say the best things, that God wants us dwelling on things that are lovely and pure and true.


So there's my review. I may not get any more review offers, but hey, at least I'm honest. :)

9 comments:

Kristen Borland said...

uh, yeah. wow. i'd throw them out too!

Shana said...

Good for you for not compromising your integrity over a product review.

Angela said...

okay. that is so funny. i love it. can i have them? j/k!

Mama Mote said...

I love it! That's why I make my own cards. It's hard to find anything worth using these days. I haven't bought a card in ages. If I do, I probably would check Parable first. But, anyway, loved your review. It's fun to read blogs and catch up on people.

Jeannett Gibson said...

Oh dear. I am speechless. I can't even think of anything witty to say. That is just. too. much.

Penny Malley said...

Wow. Sounds like "The Secret", for children. I would rip them up a couple of times before tossing, .....just to be safe.
:)

Mike and Rachel said...

Hmmm, what company rep stumbled across your blog and thought, "She'll love these, we will unload a bundle!" Random. I read their website, and the internet portion seemed cool, tending to the horses and all, but that's where it ends.

The Fearnsides said...

Wow. That's pretty sad. Good for you for throwing them away!

Monica

Lindsey said...

That's seriously SCARY.

 

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