Sunday, January 15, 2012

Send a Card Challenge & Giveaway

UPDATE: Contest is closed. Congrats to Lyndsey on winning $20 to spend at the DaySpring store!

Recently I got the opportunity to review a package of cards from DaySpring. I was very excited when these Peanuts – Encouragement & Friendship cards arrived. They are all super cute and some even have textures added into the design. And something that surprised me about this particular collection is that the envelopes were not white. They were made from brown craft paper. I love colored envelopes. Yes, I’m that girl who stands at a card rack looking for a colored envelope instead of the white one that goes with the card I’m buying. And who doesn’t love Peanuts, right??

Jessica Turner over at The Mom Creative is encouraging everyone to send a “thank-you-for-being-you” card. She’s sending one to her children’s pediatrician. So that got me thinking about who I could send mine to. The other night I was going through some things in my bedroom and found the vintage makeup case that I use to store cards and letters from throughout the years. I had to take a few minutes to go through it. One of those stacks included multiple cards sent to me by my Aunt while I was a freshman at Ohio State. She consistently sent me cards throughout that year. I was 18 years old, away from home for the first time in a place about 25 times bigger than my hometown. Going to my mailbox every afternoon was my favorite time of the day and anytime I got a card or letter it totally made my day. My mom actually got me a mailbox ornament that year for Christmas. I’m glad she did because it reminds me every year I place it upon the tree of all the people who took time to send me a card or letter that school year. I chose to send my Aunt one of these Peanut cards to thank her for her encouragement and thoughtfulness. She’s just one of those people who are really great about sending cards. Like so great that she sent my niece a Halloween card. I aspire to be like her (:

So I want to challenge you to join Jessica & I and the other in(courage) readers in sending a “thank-you-for-being-you” card to someone in your life. Who could you encourage with a card?

Now for a Giveaway, my very first one! Want to win a $20 gift code to spend at DaySpring? Simply post a comment below about a time you’ve received a card that meant a lot to you or who you would send a “thank-you-for-being-you” card to. Want to get another chance to win? Go look around DaySpring and come back here and write a new comment on what you would buy at DaySpring if you won. For a third chance, follow me through Google Friends Connect on the right side of my blog and leave another comment that you did. Giveaway closes on Friday, January 20th @ 5 p.m. Winner will be notified by email.

{I was provided these cards by DaySpring for review. All opinions are my own. Post may include compensated affiliate links.}


Allen Family said...

I received a card from coworkers after my grandfather passed away. It meant a lot to me.

Allen Family said...

I looked at their site and like the children recordable books!

Allen Family said...

I follow you through GFC

Lyndsey said...

I too remember vividly the excitement of mail while living in the dorms. I actually worked at the front desk of my dorm and LOVED doing the Mail Shift because I got to sort and deliver mail. I felt like Santa putting all the envelopes into their mailboxes.... and my favorite were the ones that had stickers too.