Friday, October 7, 2011

A Contest!

Paper Culture, our favorite vendor from BlogHer'11, is loving us right back by letting me offer a $50 gift voucher for  holiday cards to a denizen of The Burrow.

How to win?  I'm thinking as I'm typing.  I'm new to this competition vibe.  So, while I cogitate, let's look at all the ways these cards can simplify your lives.  Why?  Have you all forgotten the reason for these Friday Shopping Secrets posts?  It's to encourage and enable you to complete all your shopping chores before December 1st rolls around.  If you have been thinking that you'll get back to them eventually you are missing the point.

Feeling nagged, are we?  Paper Culture understands the kind of person who would nag about gift giving
I have no one on my list (or in my life, for that matter) for whom this would be appropriate, but, perhaps, you do.  I think it's nice of Paper Culture to cater to all tastes.

Having a Halloween party?  E-vites are fine, but these are really special:

Perhaps you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner.  I can't think of a better way to encourage youngsters to join you at the grown-up table with grown-up manners than by issuing a formal invitation:
By now, you're nearly at the end of The Burrow Approved Shopping Window of Opportunity.  If you send holiday cards I urge you to have them in the house before the turkey goes into the oven.  Or the tofu-rky. Or you pack up to go over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house. 

There will be times when there is nothing to be done but much to be watched..... be it football or a simmering casserole.  Those are the moments you steal for yourself.  You pick up a favorite pen and open the package of personalized holiday cheer.  

It looks something like this:

or this:
I'm guessing the ones you get will say 2012....  but be sure to check

or this:

I know, I know, there are only 7 candles on the sides and there ought to be 8.  That's because the kid on the end is hiding one behind his back..... really.... the website says so right here

Are you excited?  Are you ready to find out how to enter the give-away? Does the thought of a $50 gift voucher send shivers up your spine?  Tell me why I should send it to you by commenting below.  You can enter as many times as you have reasons.  Each comment can include more than one reason.  A panel of unbiased judges will review the reasons and determine the winner from all comments received by 4pm Wednesday, October 12.  The winner will be announced in next Friday's Shoppers' Secrets post.  

You can find out how to comment by clicking here.  You can maintain anonymity by using a pseudonym in the NAME/URL link and leaving the URL blank.  It works.  I promise.  

You can also enter by checking out Paper Culture on Facebook and liking them. If you enjoy a more public forum for your reasons, you could even post them there, too.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.


  1. A contest?! How fun! I love the rounded corners on the cards - they look so professional.
    Hmmm... a reason. I would probably save it for Christmas cards. We always try to make fun ones!

  2. You should give it to me because I used to manage a greeting card store and I have recently run out of my stash that I had accumulated while there.

    Thanks for holding a give away this close to the holiday card sending season.


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