‘tis the season for giving (away.)

by Janetha on November 17, 2011

in giveaway

*giveaway is closed, winners listed below in the comments. thanks for entering!*

where does time go?

no, really, where?

the older i get, the faster time flies. my mom tells me it only gets worse with age.

i am afraid to blink. i might miss christmas.

it’s really hard to believe that christmas is only about five weeks away. WHAT. can’t we press pause??

oh, wait, no.. we can’t. we aren’t living in a video game. or a DVR. the gift giving season is here, there’s no stopping it.

last year, i did the 12 giveaways of christmas. you might remember that.. you might not. it doesn’t matter, that has nothing to do with this post.

this year, i am going to do something similar… except i will be giving away things that also double as gift ideas. i know i am always at a loss when it comes to great gifts to give and can use all the extra ideas i can get, so i hope you find these product spotlights and giveaways helpful!

so. let’s talk about christmas cards.. because that’s something that has to be taken care of before christmas actually arrives.

how many of you send out christmas cards? marshall and i have been sending them out for the past three years. i have to give myself props for managing to do this, because i am usually a huge slacker when it comes to mailing anything.

case in point: my wedding gift thank you notes still haven’t gone out. you guys, i have been married for a year and four months. yes, i am going to hell.

i feel horrible about it, but now i kind of feel like it’s too late. the thank you cards are FABULOUS, too.. we had them custom made by winning photography solutions.

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i am going to stop talking about those cards now. i feel guilty.

let’s get back to the subject of giving. and christmas. and giving christmas cards.

the mastermind behind winning photography solutions is denise. many of you know lisa from i’m an okie… well, denise is lisa’s mom!

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winning photography solutions offers many services including photo restoration, image scanning, video to dvd transfer, and card sets.

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there are 19 different note card sets and 4 different christmas card sets available, or you can opt to design your own cards!

each card set comes with three different designs (four cards of each design) for a total of 12 cards, complete with envelopes. the cards are on high quality card stock and the printing is flawless. i was really impressed with the quality of our thank you cards.. too bad our guests never received those cards to see the quality.. oh wait, we decided not to talk about that anymore.

here are a few examples of the beautiful cards available from winning photography solutions:

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now’s your chance to get a set of these beautiful cards.

the giveaway:

  • two winners will be able to select a set of cards (winner’s choice!)
  • the winners will get to choose either one set of the 19 note cards or one set of the 4 christmas cards.

to enter:

  • go check out the cards (here and here) and leave a comment below telling me what card set you’d pick.

the giveaway will run until friday, november 25th and the two winners will be selected at random.

of course, you don’t have to wait for the giveaway to end. if you want to order christmas cards or note cards today, you can get a super good deal.

there is a huge sale going on between today and thanksgiving! if you use the coupon code “2011” you will get 50% anything you order!! additionally, you will get an extra entry into this giveaway for each dollar you spend!

you can find winning photography solutions on facebook to keep up to date on promotions.

i am excited for the holiday season and can’t wait to showcase (and giveaway!) more great items. special thanks to winning photography solutions for this generous card sale & giveaway!

xo. janetha g.

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Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 18, 2011 at 11:28 am

I’d like the Abstract Christmas–very cool!! SO cute!

Mary Phelan November 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I love love love the Rock Designs gift card set — althought it is very difficult to pick just one set!

Re: the thank you notes… stop beating yourself up ; ) It is never too late to say thank you. Trust me, I was late getting mine out and it hung over my head all the time and i started to tackle them 5 at a time and just get them the heck sent off. Don’t be so hard on yourself! Your cards are too too cute not to share!

Leah November 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I like the flower card set. :)

Debbie (Accidently Delish) November 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I’m a sucker for holiday stuff i love the Christmas Joy set. But on the regular ones I love the graffiti. My fiance use to be real into graffiti so I kind of got into that art. What great cards!

Lissa November 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

so sad that you weren’t able to send out your thank you cards…they are SUPER CUTE! use them for christmas/birthday/whenever thank you cards so you don’t waste them :)

I like the abstract christmas cards and the twisted set too. They’re fun!

Marcee November 19, 2011 at 11:37 am

Hi Janetha ~

For sure …. you (and the hubs!) should most definitely send out those “thanks” cards. YES! Sit down w/your list, and just do it.

Folks that gave you wedding gifts (whatever they were) will gladly welcome them. It’s never too late to express gratitude. Trust me on this one.

Some years ago we (2 of our families!) gave lotsa (wedding) moola (+ bridal gifts also) to a family (their kid) we have known forever. One would think growing up (his parents) together ….. the kid would know better. I guess not. Well, manners are manners. You’ve got to use them.

Sooo …. to make a long story short …. we were never thanked for our generosity. Only until I made specific + valid comments to one of their family members. Maybe 2 weeks later we received a thank you.

Bottom line …. it is very rude and certainly screams “unappreciative” when one accepts/receives, and does not express thanks. It makes the gift-giver feel hurt/ignored, and ….. well, lots of other negative junk.

When I my three sisters, and brothers were very young children, we were taught and shown to always-always write thank-you notes. Even if they were one-liners or scribbles. We all got it done. Mailed out. Excellent grandparents = superior lessons taught.

Overall …. I’m sure you get the message Janetha.

Are you enjoying all those/your gifts?

Wehaf November 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I love your thank you cards!

I like the traditional Christmas card set.

tea-bagginit November 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm

i’d definitely pick out the “be cool go nude” graffiti card set – that is SO my personality!

Nikki November 20, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Gingerbread man cards

Jacquelyn November 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm

I loooovvvvveeee sending and receiving cards. I <3 surprising someone with cards. I pick the contemporary Christmas!!
Great idea!

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