You Need A New Printer {Giveaway!} | #HPFamilyTime

by Gigi Ross on October 10, 2013


hp printer giveaway
Yes, I’m giving away a HP ENVY 4500e-All-in-One printer to one lucky winner. #Woot

But first, I want to talk  board games.

I just so happen to adore them. My kids do, too. Short of Chutes and Ladders, which I wholeheartedly despised, I could play games all day.

Board games are simple, old-fashioned fun, and a great way to get family time.

Have you played tablet versions of board games? I’ve been disappointed. The tablet screen is really small, everybody hovers over it and you can’t see, some of the elements of the game don’t translate well.

So I was admittedly a little bit dubious when I got the HP ENVY Rove20 TouchSmart All-in-One PC and they suggested I play some board games on it.

I was all, “what, we’re going to sit in each other’s laps while we look at a monitor to play a game?


The Rove TouchSmart has a 20-inch touchscreen, people. It’s humongo (my word). And? It functions like a PC OR a tablet depending on what you’re using it for. You see, it has a hinged design that lets you stand the PC up, like a normal computer..

hp touchsmart

or lay it flat on the table for family gameplay:

hp touchsmart

The Rove TouchSmart has a variety of built-in games ready to go. Some are built and designed specifically for HP:

hp rove touchsmart

  • FINGERTAPPS Jigsaw Wars Puzzle (you battle to earn points while solving a jigsaw puzzle) – very fun
  • FINGERTAPPS Musical Instruments (HP-exclusive version) – think Rock Band for your PC
  • Chess, checkers, backgammon – great way to learn classic games with NO LOST PIECES!!!!
  • and many others!

And then, there’s Monopoly!

hp touchsmart

My kids have never had an interest in Monopoly before we got the TouchSmart. Now, my son asks to play nearly every night. I never realized what a great teaching tool it is about money management and risk taking. What kid can’t use a lesson in that?

You don’t need to spin the tablet around to take turns OR pass it between players, because the TouchSmart is big enough for everyone to see – and Monopoly is designed to adjust the screen to where players are sitting.

There are helpful tutorials for newer players, and the engaging graphics are true to the original Monopoly game – while adding fun and exciting digital elements like sound effects, music, a touch-activated dice roller, and more. Also? It’s got BEATS Audio!

hp touchsmart

The other really great thing about the large screen on the TouchSmart is staying connected with family and friends across the miles. It’s perfect for Skyping or Google Hangouts. It’s got a nice, solid webcam (the giant screen size means the whole family can fit in the picture) and your kids can chat up Grandma or Aunt Susie on the holidays!

My kids also really love the preloaded YouCam, which lets you take videos and pictures of yourself, or family members, with your webcam and then alter the photos with virtual crayons and other drawing tools!

hp touchsmart

I’ve been really busy enjoying this TouchSmart.

I shared my cute free printable chore chart.

I also showed you how to make your own customizable labels for all the stuff your kid loses at school.

I shared how to make my FAVORITE kids’ birthday party favor – customizable birthday CDs with cute labels.

And now I’ve given you a sneak peek at how the Ross family does board games. (We’re out for blood).

I’ve pinned all of this, and more, to my Epic Ways To Use Your PC and Printer Pinterest board, if you’d like to check it out.

There are many more great features on the  HP ENVY Rove20 TouchSmart All-in-One and the HP ENVY 4500e-All-in-One printer  – see for yourself! But now, let’s get to the GIVEAWAY.

One lucky reader will win their very own  HP ENVY 4500e-All-in-One printer. The e-print feature is one of my favorites. If I am away from home and need to print an email? I just send an email to my personalized HP email address and when I get home, my printed copy is waiting for me. I also love the streamlined style. I just moved our big, bulky printer up to the kids’ study area and now I have the Envy’s sleek, low-profile design in my office.


HP Envy Printer

WOOT! It’s perfect timing, too: with the holidays rapidly approaching, you can use the new printer to make gift tags, holiday cards, labels, and much, much more!

So let’s get to it!

Rules: One winner will be selected at random. Enter via Rafflecopter below. Your mandatory entry is to leave a comment, telling me what holiday project you’d use your new printer for. Optional entries are also available.

This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents only and will begin at midnight on October 10,  and end at midnight on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Winner will be contacted via email. If winner does not respond within 48 hours of being contacted, another winner will be selected.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: this post and giveaway is sponsored by HP. All opinions are my own. I am swooning over Pinterest on that 20″ screen. For real.


Megan October 10, 2013 at 3:24 am

I always send a stack of photos and a little letter to my non Internet savvy relatives in Christmas cars.- so I’d use it for that!

shelly leatham October 10, 2013 at 4:34 am

I could use it for Christmas cards and also to print off photos for my grandma’s scrapbook!

Tracie October 10, 2013 at 5:03 am

I often need to print things for our homeschool, and it would be great to not have to go to the Kinkos several times a week to do it!!

Sarah Wills October 10, 2013 at 5:57 am

I would use it to print my digitally designed Christmas Cards – no more waiting for a 10 day order processing period – can you tell I am inpatient? :-)

Mary Happymommy October 10, 2013 at 6:06 am

I would use it to print out homeschool crafts.

Tabathia B October 10, 2013 at 6:28 am

Christmas cards for my family

Renee @ Gettin Fit Fab October 10, 2013 at 7:19 am

I would love to use this for Christmas cards! And possibly some gift labels! That would be awesome to be able to print! ♥

Ann October 10, 2013 at 8:05 am

I’d definitely be using it for Christmas cards; gosh I’d probably even start giving out Halloween & Thanksgiving cards!

Dawney Glenn October 10, 2013 at 8:21 am

Oh, I could do a lot with this printer. Christmas Cards; Encouraging “posters” for my office and my kids; printing business cards and painting info for my next showing. Lots and lots of stuff

Birdie Skolfield October 10, 2013 at 8:44 am

I will use it for printing 234 Snowman Party invitations for our school winterfest

Melissa from the Blue House October 10, 2013 at 9:14 am

Ooh, I have two little girls with birthday parties coming up, and I’d LOVE to have a new printer to print their party invites! Does that count as a holiday? Because financially the ‘holidays’ start NOW for me, through Christmas, until, of course, MY birthday in February. 😉 But I’d probably also use the printer for some gift tags at Christmas or something. 😉

wendy October 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

I really like the idea of doing gift tags! Especially because we play “Secret Santa” so my horrible chicken scratch writing won’t give away who the gift is really from!

Charlene Ross October 10, 2013 at 10:16 am

I write a holiday letter every year, so I’d definitely use it for that. And of course labels to mail the letters. Oh, and holiday tags and sticker – the possibilities are endless. Fabulous prize!

Cynthia October 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

I’ve never written a family newsletter but have received them from friends and family. This just might inspire me to do one!

Ashley @ It's Fitting October 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

Xmas Cards! Photos! Cute printables to decorate my house! (can you tell I’m a little excited??)

Angela Y October 10, 2013 at 11:06 am

I would use it for Christmas for cards!

Sarah October 10, 2013 at 11:16 am

I would use it to print out personalized gift tags for presents. So many people I know have Birthdays in November and December so this would really come in handy.

Laila (@OnlyLaila) October 10, 2013 at 11:32 am

I’d love to use it to make our Christmas cards and party invitations for my son’s birthday.

Anna October 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

Christmas cards for sure. But if I had a reliable printer, I’d probably go a little crazy and do ornaments and covers for photo/gift books. Awesome!

Paige October 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I’d love to do my holiday cards and mailing labels! Our printer is ancient, I’ve been wanting to get a new one before the holidays.

Taylor-Ann October 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Oh my- There are so many craft projects I could do with this printer. I would probably start by making Christmas cards for everyone.

Anne Parris October 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I might actually get a Christmas letter done with this bad boy!

Lauren R October 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I would use the printer for any holiday I totally forget to buy a card for :)

Keridwyn October 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I would print out photos of my favorite friends and family for a fun room collage and change it seasonally!

Julia October 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I would do Christmas cards and letters. I would love this printer!!

AlexandraFunFit October 10, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I’d use it for my younger son, as he needs one for his school homework. He keeps having to use mine! Boo on that! I want to say that the games tablet thing seems cool too, from the perspective of special needs. Again, regarding my younger son, he never liked games, but perhaps on a tablet.

Judy October 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Ooh, ooh, ooh. This printer sounds great. My printer is so old that it doesn’t do anything anymore. Would love to have a printer that would print my photos.

lindsay October 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Christmas cards and printout coupons for Christmas.

Kate - Catching Up With Kate October 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I would use it for Christmas cards and pictures to frame up – awesome giveaway!

Adrienne Gordon October 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

akkaing holiday cards

Lesa McMahon October 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I’d make cards for the holidays.

lesajm AT hotmail DOT com

Ann Fantom October 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I would use the Envy 4500 printer to make our family’s photo Christmas cards

Susan Chester October 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I would love to try my hand at a photo calendar!

Shannon Baas October 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm

For the holiday newsleetter.

Jessica October 10, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Printing holiday cards I may or may not remember to send. :)

Stephanie Lane October 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Pictures of the kids and family! I print pics all the time and mine just died!

Carolyn Yalin October 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Oh for sure I’d use it Christmas cards!

Kathleen C October 10, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I would make calendars with pictures for Christmas!

Kristy O October 10, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I’ll be honest, I’m not so crafty but our printer just broke and I’d use a new one to print out my holiday To-Do list & budget!

nickie October 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I would print out crafts

Karisa Sandiford October 10, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I would use it to make Christmas Cards and a Newsletter to send to family that live too far away to know about our day to day lives.

Diana W. October 10, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I would use this to print out all the patterns for my fall and winter felt crafting! Plus the pictures from our honeymoon, which sadly, are almost 3 years old and still unprinted!!!!

Eric Risner October 10, 2013 at 10:48 pm

We will have tons of pics this holiday season that I ill need to print out.

Multiblogging Mum October 11, 2013 at 1:25 am

Being a large family we’d make some charts with things we all want to do during the holidays and we could mark them off as we go!

Natalie Lyons October 11, 2013 at 2:51 am

I would make place setting cards for the table at christmas

Ann Fantom October 11, 2013 at 3:56 am

I would make Christmas party invitations

Larry Fullhart II October 11, 2013 at 4:17 am

A merry Christmas, happy New Year banner.

Šimon Slávik October 11, 2013 at 6:42 am

I would use it for Christmas.

Kathleen October 11, 2013 at 7:12 am

holiday cards

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Jennifer Swartvagher October 11, 2013 at 7:18 am

Our printer just died, poor overworked little thing.

I would use our new printer for all the holiday cards and crafts I have planned. Plus, my kids will use it to print up their assignments instead of having to use the printer at school.

Lesa McMahon October 11, 2013 at 7:19 am

This would be perfect for printing out holiday to-do lists.

April Brenay October 11, 2013 at 8:08 am

I would let my kids design their own CHristmas Cards

Tamar October 11, 2013 at 8:57 am

I’d like it for chanukah

Tarah October 11, 2013 at 11:56 am

I’d print out our Thank You cards on them!

Caryn/The Mid Life Guru October 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I would love to make some holiday matching cards for my grandson.

Cricket October 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I would use it for birthday cards – holiday love all year long. :)

Tabathia B October 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I would let my daughter print holiday coloring pages

Katherine October 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Invitations to the cookie swap I am doing this year

Tara October 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Cards, Santa Lists, Printables…so many things! We don’t have a printer right now & it’s amazing how much I need it when I don’t have one!

Lisa Brown October 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm

i would us the printer to print holiday cards

Christina Marie October 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I would use it to make Christmas cards. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Casper October 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm

i would make my own christmas cards

Holly B October 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I’d use it for Christmas cards :)

Olivia D Hamilton October 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Id like to make a really nice card for my grams birthday. 12/28.

Stephanie Galbraith October 11, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Christmas Cards

shelly leatham October 11, 2013 at 7:24 pm

holiday cards

Poppy October 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Christmas card labels.

Susan October 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I would use the HP Envy printer to make little Christmas messages for all of my bill collectors. They have a terrible, thankless job and need cheer during the holiday season.

Natalie Lyons October 12, 2013 at 2:46 am

I would love to try and make my own Christmas cards

Mandy October 12, 2013 at 4:03 am

With having a new Etsy shop I would definitely use this for “dressing” up orders for the holidays, making the packaging pretty. And of course for home I would use it for cards, tags, labels, Christmas printables for the kids and for holiday parties. I could use this for so many things during the holidays!!!

Mary Casper October 12, 2013 at 7:45 am

i would make phioto gift tags

Lisa L October 12, 2013 at 8:59 am

I would use it to make my Christmas photo calendar.

Kenzie S October 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

I would use it for gift tags and fun decorations!

Christina Z October 12, 2013 at 9:39 am

I would use to make Christmas Photo cards and ornaments and so much more thank you for the chance to win

Denise Bernard October 12, 2013 at 9:40 am

I would use this printer to make Christmas tags this year.

Denise Bernard October 12, 2013 at 9:42 am

I couldn’t figure out how to post these before. I would definitely use it to print photos

Denise October 12, 2013 at 9:57 am

I would use it for crafts. I entered the contest on three days.

Tabathia B October 12, 2013 at 11:45 am

Christmas greeting cards of my youngest daughter

mickeyfan October 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

I was thinking I could make a personalized “family” calendar with things like bdays and anniversaries on it as a gift. (Might keep the kids from forgetting them!)

shelly leatham October 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm

printing scrapbook pictures

Heather S October 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm

I would make Christmas cards

Roxann October 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I would use it for our annual family Christmas letter.

Tamar October 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I want to print out holiday calendars.

Carrie October 12, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Looks like it would be perfect for gift tags.

Geoff K October 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I’d love to make and print invitations to our family’s New Year’s Eve party!

chadro October 12, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Probably would like to use it for Holiday Card making since I always like to make a nice card for giving

Mary Cloud October 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Taking and printing some holiday pictures of my kids
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Kim Justice October 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

The Holidays are fast approaching, My girls want their family recipe (scrap booking) that I have started a couple of years ago. I have also started scrap books for grandkids that I need to put some more to them so Yeah, I could really use this printer.

Natalie Lyons October 13, 2013 at 2:46 am

I would print out Christmas coloring pages that the kids can decorate and put around the house

Mary Casper October 13, 2013 at 5:08 am

i would use it for xmas cards and gift tags

Lisa L October 13, 2013 at 7:55 am

Christmas cards.

Megan @ Mama Bub October 13, 2013 at 9:12 am

I would use this to make printable decor for our holiday party.

Geoff K October 13, 2013 at 9:42 am

It would be great to make personalized place setting cards to use for our annual holiday dinner with all of our relatives and friends!

Tabathia B October 13, 2013 at 11:37 am

family christmas calendar

Nycole October 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Not so much holiday, but wedding invites.

shelly leatham October 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

we could make invitations for our Christmas party

Katie Contests October 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I’d make family photo ornaments

Heather Patterson October 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I have been pinning tons of Christmas projects that I could use this printer for. Family Christmas cards, gift tags, to print pictures for the calendars I make for the grandparents…the list is endless!

Jody Sisson October 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

I would use it to make our family Christmas Card.

Sarah N October 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I am planning to make lots of homemade gifts, especially sets of notecards that I’d use this new printer to create. Excited about the upcoming holidays!

Amy Brewer October 13, 2013 at 10:05 pm

family picture christmas cards…

Denice P October 13, 2013 at 10:50 pm

I’m thinking some printable note cards for Thanksgiving where once printed it we could all write in spaces the things that we are thankful for.

Lauren Harmon October 14, 2013 at 1:26 am

I would use this beautiful piece of machinery to make a collage of photos of my niece! My Sister and Brother-in-Law will melt when they see what I’ve created and I think this printer is the perfect way to make my holiday even better as well! :)

Stephanie Larison October 14, 2013 at 3:21 am

I’d love to make Christmas cards with this! Some Christmas gift tags also.

Tarah October 14, 2013 at 5:40 am

I’d use it to print out Christmas cards

Lisa L October 14, 2013 at 6:01 am

Thank you cards

Natalie Lyons October 14, 2013 at 6:06 am

I would use to send out invitations for Christmas dinner

christina givens October 14, 2013 at 10:14 am

New Years Eve party invitations

Tabathia B October 14, 2013 at 10:28 am

I would use to print thanksgiving turkey shaped invitations for dinner party

McKim October 14, 2013 at 10:59 am

I would use it to make my own Christmas cards.

Ann Fantom October 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I would use the printer to make Thanksgiving place cards

Geoff K October 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I’d love to make holiday-themed Thank You cards for my friends and co-workers!

Mary Casper October 14, 2013 at 1:46 pm

i would print holiday cards

Paula Michele Hafner October 14, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I print off different Christmas pictures and put them in my picture frames instead of the regular pictures that are normally in them. I would use this for that.

Alicia October 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I would use the printer for my Christmas cards.

Amber October 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm

This would be awesome for making gift cards, and even printing photos for framing as gifts!

Monique Rizzo October 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I would make our christmas cards.
Thanks for the chance.

Katie Contests October 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

I would create cards for the holidays

Daniel M October 14, 2013 at 5:27 pm

holiday cards!

shelly leatham October 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I could print holiday return address labels!

Michelle Fosnaugh October 14, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Id use it to create and print my own christmas cards, how cool!!

joseph gersch October 15, 2013 at 3:05 am

i would use it to make christmas ccards

Deb C October 15, 2013 at 3:19 am

I’d use it to make labels for homemade Christmas gifts.

kim h October 15, 2013 at 3:21 am

Id make photo holiday cards

Mary Casper October 15, 2013 at 4:01 am

gifty tags and holiday cards

shelly leatham October 15, 2013 at 4:14 am

I’d make photo collages as gifts!

Linda Meyers-Gabbard October 15, 2013 at 5:09 am

Would make holiday placemats for the kids with their names then laminate them.

Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

Geoff K October 15, 2013 at 5:25 am

I’d love to print out Christmas Carol song sheets to take with us when we go caroling in the neighborhood!

Natalie Lyons October 15, 2013 at 5:27 am

I would print out printable crafts for the kids at the holidays

Tabathia B October 15, 2013 at 5:28 am

I would print out christmas tags with the gift recipient photo on it

Tarah October 15, 2013 at 5:44 am

I would use this to print out Christmas coloring pages

Lisa L October 15, 2013 at 6:32 am

address labels.

Denise S October 15, 2013 at 6:44 am

I’d make family Christmas cards.

Tiffany Hearn October 15, 2013 at 7:29 am

I’d love to make cards with my kids.

Jill Myrick October 15, 2013 at 8:04 am

I would use this printer to make and print our photo Christmas cards.


Ben G October 15, 2013 at 9:48 am

I would use it to make address labels and personalized note paper.

janna johnson October 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

Collage cards for new years

angela cisco October 15, 2013 at 11:35 am

I’d use it to make personalized tags for presents and cards

Katt Lewis October 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Christmas labels, for gifts, for addressing envelopes and boxes, labels for everything!

Paula Tavernie October 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I would use to make Christmas Cards!

Lauren Harmon October 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I answered yesterday with my original hope for the printer… but I think this little beauty would make gorgeous photo prints of the beach that I could give to my in-laws!

Katie Contests October 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I’d print school projects

tallcapp October 15, 2013 at 7:08 pm

To print out a family newsletter.

Derk Thomas October 15, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Christmas projects would be in the cards.

christopher h October 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm

i’d print up special Christmas cards

Richard Hicks October 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm

This would be great to print out xmas cards

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Grace October 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I would use it to create labels for my soaps, lotions, creams, shipping labels too.

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