Thursday, December 4, 2008

Please...

In keeping with The Season, we've got a nifty Quasi-Giveaway that everyone can try today! Brought to you by Just Lisa, No Filler, who acquired it from Dusty, and so on, and so on...This is not so much a Giveaway as an effort to Get the Spirit Back.

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree," a Wise Man once said. And so, it is with tremendous belief and incredible hopefulness that Aunt Julie, she of such Crafty Inclinations, and Veggie Mom, the Queen of Quirks, present you with a Creative Christmas Challenge.

We declare everyone who visits This Blog Today a Winner! The Rules, such as they are, are Really. Quite. Simple:

  • Be one of the first three bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from Aunt Julie, whom, you might recall, is also Crafty in the Kitchen. Sorry, no Quilts today...but we promise you won't be disappointed!
  • You must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you then must Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift for the first three bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!
  • The gift that you send to your Three Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It's the Spirit and the Thought That Count!
  • When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love!
  • If you are not one of the Top Three Commentors on Today's Post, you're still a Winner in this Time of Grace and Giving. Please take this Symbol of the Seasonal Spirit and post it on your blog; start your own Pay It Forward Chain, and encourage your Bloggy Friends to do the same!

Aunt Julie and I would absolutely LOVE to see blogs everywhere festooned with the Pay It Forward Emblem...a Simple Symbol that Says. So. Much!

17 comments:

Tara R. said...

This is a cool idea. I'll play along!

Rhonda said...

I'll play too! I love pay it forwards!

Liz said...

I will happily use the logo because it's awesome.

But instead of sending gifts to 3 friends... check out one of my blogs, set up especially for the holiday seasons.

http://gratitude-n-giving.blogspot.com/

This blog is my gift to my family this year. There is nothing that my parents or aunts or cousins NEED. My holiday budget is being spent on doing daily good deeds. Check it out and you may be inspired to help others in ways you hadn't thought about before!

Becky Welch said...

Cool idea. I will have to look more into this! I think I might participate!

Melissa B. said...

What a great idea! I'm definitely gonna do this!! BTW, I'm a finalist for a Pretty Neat Blog Award. Sure would appreciate your vote! Please come by to see me to get the details. Thanks!!

Tracy P. said...

I just have to say that while it has been quiet at my place today too, one could look at the fact that you only had two commenters after the three and gather that the rest are...uh, busy. ;-)

Rachael said...

Great idea....got it posted in my sidebar ;-) Thanks Veggie Mom!

Sandi McBride said...

Now this is different...and worth the try
Sandi

Genny said...

What a great idea! Love the wise man saying!

Michelle said...

Oh that is very fun. I'll have to think about what I can do, but I do like this idea. And that will teach me to work, right? ;) No crafty gift for me -- but hey, I've got Pop'rs coming, so no complaints!

Z's Mom said...

Very cool symbol....I'll put it on my blog. Does it count that I did a pay it forward a few weeks ago....and I made one of my winners a blanket????

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Very nice idea! I might have to think about doing this...perhaps after the holidays. I'm about tapped out till then. :)

Mrs4444 said...

Kind of wiped out by my Secret Santa commitments, but I do love your idea. Off to look for an Etsy shop...

Midwest Mommy said...

What a cute idea!

Brandy said...

This is a fabulous idea...I may get into it after the holidays and things are settled down a bit.

Deanna said...

I love visiting your blog... it is daily happiness!

Marrdy said...

This is a great idea! Sorry it took me so long to get back here. We got our popr's. Alex loves them, I love them and we are trying to keep them hidden from everyone else!!