Saturday, November 6, 2010

* Holiday GIVEAWAY Bundle! *

It's time for another giveaway!
Win some of these handmade holiday goodies.

The holiday season has arrived!

I'd like to host a small giveaway with good intentions - to encourage you all to buy handmade & from local small businesses this holiday season. With the economy in a rut, one way we can all help boost it is by supporting crafters & entrepreneurs instead of big corporations. This giveaway is specifically aimed at those who are willing to consider actively buying handmade & supporting small businesses this Christmas.

The GIVEAWAY bundle itself includes:
* 2 Lark & Lola handcrafted rosette Christmas ornaments {made with real antique sheet music, winner will receive two ornaments like those shown above - picked for you, but they're all lovely}
* 1 package handmade Christmas gift tags {package includes 9 tags, all featuring a different holiday image from antique postcards, and strung on vintage-esque seam binding ribbon}
* 1 Christmas themed "NOËL" garland! {green & red & lovely! see www.larkandlola.com to view some of our handmade garlands - they are our best selling crafts!}

The giveaway value is $36!

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment at the end of this post promising to make a conscious effort to buy handmade & from small businesses this holiday season!

If you want a SECOND entry, go take the Buy Handmade pledge {http://www.buyhandmade.org/}, and return to leave a second comment here telling us you have done so.

If you'd like a THIRD entry, post on your Facebook or Twitter page about the Buy Handmade pledge and how everyone can help stimulate the economy this season! Then come back, and leave a third comment.

Giveaway ends at midnight (mountain time!) this Friday the 12th, the winner will be randomly selected and announced Saturday morning.

Good luck & thanks for helping me support this cause!

37 comments:

  1. This was w0rth staying up late f0r! L0L! I,t00, am an artist, s0 ABS0LUTELY buy fr0m 0ther's. Handmade is the 0NLY way t0 g0! Wh0 d0esn't want a handmade gift?

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  2. What a great handmade giveaway, and thank you for directing me to "Take the Buy Handmade Pledge"!

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  3. What a beautiful holiday giveaway! I will try to create myself or buy handmade as much as possible this holiday. The best toys don't have batteries and the best gifts are made with creativity and care!

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  4. I am so happy to take the pledge to buy handmade. I purchased a few things from you at the Paris Flea Market for gifts, but cannot bear to give them away. haha. Have a wonderful day.
    Valarie

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  5. I posted a link to take the Handmade pledge on my FB page. Valarie

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  6. Not only will I BUY handmade, I'll make hand made too :) Feels good.

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  7. I made a pact with my husband that any of our purchased holiday gifts have to come from our neighborhood (Cooper-Young in Memphis, TN) in order to support the local small businesses. I will be hand-making all other gifts.

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  8. Yes please! I always try to buy handmade gifts, mostly from you and Karen, but I like the idea of getting all my presents from that type of business. Do you know someone who can hand-make a Kindle? Just kidding. I still want to win these!

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  9. I will make a real effort to buy homemade this season! I will need a reminder LOL!! Your work is so beautiful I would do anything to win!!

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  10. I took the pledge a long time ago! Love your things, please keep us posted on upcoming shows!

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  11. I promise to buy more handmade and less Target:)!

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  12. Hi there! I did all of this yesterday and tried to do all this on my phone but it didn't work!
    I will make an effort to keep buying handmade...1. because I have so many talented friends and I love supporting them. 2. because I just cannot help myself!

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  13. I think it's a fantastic idea. I'd much rather buy handmade and support our local artisans, so am always happy to buy handmade and from small businesses. Love your things and hope to be able to win any of your lovely creations. :)

    Bernadette

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  14. Hello! It was so lovely to meet you at the Art by Craft a few Saturdays ago! What a wonderful giveaway!

    And yes, I am planning on buying locally or on Etsy for as many Christmas presents as possible. I love that you're encouraging others to do this as well!

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  15. I will ONLY be buying handmade this holiday season!
    wright.173 (at) wright.edu

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  16. I'm really trying to do more/buy more things handmade. I LOVE Etsy!

    jbabbagirl@aol.com

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  17. I have actually made most of my kids christmas gifts by hand and everything else we plan to buy hand made artisans..like etsy...so much better quality than store bought
    bbgad5@gmail.com

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  18. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com


    oh, i def will be making that effort. handmade and/or locally made is the way to go!

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  19. AND take the buyhandmade.org pledge - buy handmade for me! ;)


    ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. i will definitely buy handmade stuff to my family this christmas :)
    isollea at gmail.com

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  21. I love the reason behind this giveaway. Even if i don't win ;)
    I'm a lover of all things handmade on Etsy and while all of my purchases aren't necessarily "local" in terms of where I live, I still love the sense of community when buying from Etsy and supporting artists who are following their bliss! Great giveaway,

    Kendall
    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I promise to buy handmade and shop local! I work at a small toy store that sells a lot of locally made products, and it's so great to hear that people love to shop there for that reason.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  23. I've taken the pledge :)

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  24. Most definitely will buy (and/or make) as much handmade stuff this Christmas. Most of my tree ornaments are handmade (by me)...
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  25. My daughter and I are making our gifts this year or supporters local crafters buying their items at fairs.
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  26. I just took the pledge and signed up for their newsletter!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  27. I took the pledge a long time ago and only shop local. My car is 11 years old and only has 26,000 miles on it!

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  28. Hey!
    This year I'm making recycled ornaments, and trying to make all my gifts personalized this year. I'm even making an attempt to make that suitcase side-table!

    I've loved going to craft fairs since I was little. It is something I really loved and always will. I encourage others to take their little ones out too! You may be surprised at how much they love it.

    Thanks for blogging, and thanks to all the people who comment! Makes me feel less like a 90-year old lady, and more like the 19 year old craft lover I am.

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  29. I took the pledge, and now I'm going to encourage all my friends to do the same via facebook!

    Gosh, just so much more stoked on making more ornaments now. :)

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  30. I promise, and I also promise to make more gifts this year! I'm one step closer just by thinking about gifts in November. Handmade takes a little time, not conducive to my tendency to last minute panic shop...

    Leannehughes44 at gmail dot com

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  31. I took the pledge! This is motivating!

    Leannehughes44 at gmail dot com

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  32. I posted the link to my facebook-I hope others are just as motivated too!

    Leannehughes44 @ gmail dot com

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