Today is the first day of Advent! May the season be a time a great reflection, growth, and renewal for you and your family!
As I'm sitting down to put together this giveaway, I'm realizing that I should have have scheduled this post to go up yesterday on "Small Business Saturday" instead of today, but we'll just think of this as a special "Welcome to Advent" treat, shall we?
I have TEN small businesses (including me), many of them with homemade products (not me!), who are giving away prizes to let some lucky winners get to know their wares. In addition to entering the giveaway, I hope you'll visit the websites of these sponsors and considering purchasing Christmas presents from them this season. If you don't have a particular need today, I hope you'll file away some of these shops (in Pinterest and elsewhere) and revisit them when you do.
I will choose a separate winner for each prize to share the love around a bit this season. This also means you have many opportunities to win! Most of the prizes are for US residents only, however a few sponsors will ship prizes to Canada and one will ship worldwide. If you live outside of the US, please still enter but know that you are not eligible to win all prizes. The mandatory giveaway entry asks for country for this reason.
Sabrina of Sew Flo is giving away 2 organic burp cloths, 2 bandana bibs, and a coordinating paci/binky leash. The winner can mix and match amongst the "You Pick 2" burp cloths listings in her shop. (For example: 1 organic cotton/fleece burp cloth and 1 organic cotton/terry burp cloth.)
Tina of Loreto Gift Shop is giving away a 5 Decade Rosary / Divine Mercy Chaplet. It is strung on 49 strand professional grade wire and is crimped with tornado twist crimps. These are the best crimps and are much stronger than regular crimp beads and look pretty. The center is two sided with the image of the Divine Mercy on the front and an inscription "Jesus I Trust In You" on the back. The crucifix is a rare Dolorosa Crucifix with an image of Our Lady at the foot of the cross catching the precious blood of Our Lord in a chalice.
Also, since the giveaway is happening during the week of the feast day of St. Nicholas, Loreto Gift Shop is offering a 15% discount on everything in the shop with code "HAPPYSTNICK2013".
Jess at Ruffled Paper is giving away a $25 gift card and a pack of confetti.
Mary Kay Consultant Elizabeth Timpe is giving away a travel size Satin Hands set and a $10 gift certificate. The satin-hands pampering set is an easy, three-step system that keeps hands feeling renewed, soothed and pampered.
Melanie of Tat-a-Girl is giving away one hand needle and shuttle tatted Christmas ornament OR a $15 credit + free shipping.
Usborne Books Consultant Jessica Compton is giving away a $10 credit for books for the kids in your life.
Bethany of Fluffy Baby is giving away a $10 to her Etsy shop.
Gina of My Broken Fiat is giving away one pair of earrings of the winners choice from her shop. 10% of sales go to the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia which helps at-risk women and their children. (US/CAN only)
Courtney of Monkey In The Mailbox is giving away the winner's choice of in-stock holiday bib.
I am giving away the winner's choice of Lilla Rose product ($16 and under).
Enter below. The giveaway will end on Saturday, December 7 in hopes that prizes will be delivered by Christmas (no guarantees!). The "easy entry" and tweeting options can be done DAILY so bookmark this page and return each day to increase your chances to win. Please read the giveaway rules before entering.