Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Give Thanks: Holiday Giveaway

I have a lot to be thankful for.

* I have a husband who selflessly uprooted himself from the country he loved, from his family and the life that he lived in order to be with me (and he only complained of homesickness for eight months!!). He supports me in everything I do and makes it a point to let me know how much he loves and appreciates me every day.

* I have have two healthy daughters, who are vibrant and full of life and who, most important of all, love each other more than anything.

* I have a mother who does her best to stand behind me and support the life-altering choices I am known to make.

* I have a wonderful and supportive family, including grandparents who do everything they can to help me, Will and the girls have an excellent quality of life. And while my Grampa has been battling with cancer (which has now spread to his blood) for the last ten years, I am thankful that he has been there to attend my highschool Father/Daughter dances, walk me down the aisle, and have a chance to know my husband and daughters (who affectionately call him "Beepa").

* I have wonderful life-long friends who I can count on (and who can count on me) through thick and thin. And although none of them live in the same state as me, we remain as close as always, especially me and Jenni.

I wanted to hold a giveaway this month. I love giveaways. I never end up winning them (in fact, I never end up winning anything with the exception of that can of shortening I won at the county fair when I was seven) . So here it is. Open to anyone with an Etsy shop (no matter where you live) because we sell- sell- sell and it would be nice, for once, to get something of our own for nothing!

This giveaway is all about giving thanks. It includes a set of four scrappy patchwork thank you gift tags/scrapbooking embellishments featuring the Freshcut fabrics by designer Heather Bailey, and a coordinating mini giftbag, embellished with love. I also wanted to include a healthy snack, so I have added a set of six large pretzels to the mix. And because pretzels are so boring on their own, I have hand dipped them Coney Island style in thick, rich Hershey's chocolate and covered them in autumn colored candy sprinkles.

This small gift makes a wonderful present to show your thanks and appreciation for someone in your life.

Or you can go ahead and hoard the chocolate and gift set for yourself (which is what I would do). Either way, you can't win this set unless you leave a comment below, letting everyone know just what you are thankful for this year.

On Sunday I will throw names in a hat and draw a winner, so be sure to check back to see if you have won (and also give me your address... you can send me an Etsy convo).

Go ahead and be thankful this holiday season!!


Mrs.Kwitty said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a nice comment :-)

And now I come to yours and find I am just in time to sign up for your lovely giveaway! Yeah!

Oh, I am really very thankful for so many things--but most of all I am so thankful for a wonderful and loving husband/friend and 2 very wonderful and healthy children. I am thankful that my children are teenagers and still are friendly and respectful and smart and make smart choices!! Thank God! (whew!) LOL

I'm thankful for the ability and the means to be creative every day. I'm thankful for the many creative and really sweet people I have met through my crafting--both in the real world and on the internet.

As you can see--I could go on all day :oD I'll stop right here, lol

Smiles, Karen

Amy Herbst said...

Wow. Why did you have to move from CA! :( (I work in DT Campbell on Saturdays now BTW)...

Ahem... here goes... I am SO thankful to have an incredible, supportive husband, an awesome little boy who keeps me on my toes and a big fluffy dog who doesn't mind if the aforementioned little boy trys to poke her in the eye once in awhile (she's VERY patient) :)

And (ditto that last paragraph Mrs.Kwitty!)...I am so thankful for this creative journey I'm on right now and all of the wonderful, talented people I've been so fortunate to meet along the way.

Nicole said...

what a lovely post--it's really great to take time out to be thankful for things.

this week, i have been feeling really thankful for mornings (strange) and for having a family that i feel connected to even though we're at a distance . . . and for having a creative mind . . . and for faith and friends and opportunities to encourage people toward joy.

well, i could list more, but thanks for giving me this shot to remember to be thankful!

stop back again sometime! :-)

Nora said...

Well get this if you never win anything that just means your odds are BETTER than average that you are going to win the lottery some day. See I win all kinds of stuff. Like company golf towels and pens! Me? I will never win the lottery, but you miss tootsie just might have a chance! I am thankful for your nice words to make us all stop and think!

Anonymous said...

Too cool!!! I am thankful to happily married to my dh and to have the two most precious daughters in the world! (No bias opinions here. LOL)

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

wow you are very lucky, your children are so beautiful with beautiful names may I add.

I can join in even though we don't ave thanksgiving here.

I am thankful for my hubbie Carl, we will have been together 10 years next June, since school, and I don't have anything to regret. I am also thankful for my health and knowing that had I not moved to Belgium I would never have been diagnosed with Crohn's and I might not be well enough to have had my gorgeous little man Ollie, who makes me smile every day! Is there anything better than being a mum? I don't think so!
I am also thankful for my family who, although in England are always there for me and whom I am really close to. I have 4 sisters and am happy to say we are really close.

Your stuff you have made is lovely, those labels! (I have an obscession with labels! haha)

All the best to you and your wonderful family x x

Bev and Ollie "O" said...


I don't have an Etsey shop yet so don't enter me, I just wanted to join in! (give it to someone more deserving x x x)

Cathy said...

i don't think those pretzels (yummy as they look) would make it through customs but just wanted to say hi and thanks for a great blog and wonderful words and works of inspiration.

I'm thankful for a loving husband, 2 beautiful little boys, a large and supportive family including many gorgeous nieces and nephews, friends that would walk to the ends of the earth for me, a job i love, my health...the list goes on.

be thankful for every moment...

GrayEyedScorpio said...

Cool blog; your list of gratitudes has inspired me. I'll do the same on my blog later this weekend!

lorenzstudio said...

There are so many things I am thankful for!

I am thankful for the laughter my husband and I share together.

I am thankful for my good health so that we can enjoy God's creation in the outdoors by mountain biking, backpacking and kayaking.

I am thankful for the sweetly snoozing do curled up next to me - my little helper during the day!

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