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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Stocking Surprise News

How It Began
and
Where It Will End

Come along for the ride through the "Land of Sponsors" so you don't miss another moment of the Christmas Stocking Surprise.  It started out slowly but with a little help and antibiotics, we are back up and running at full power. 
What Is It All About:  I have had a few giveaways this year and have retained a lot of really great followers. I love all of you that visit me here in my computer. Most of the giveaways had Sponsors helping out with gifts and they were always so nice, the sponsors and gifts that is, and giving them away has been so much fun. I know I have won my fair share of giveaways this year and because of that, my loyal followers and great sponsors this is my way of saying Thank You to all. 
I started planning this a little late, you see I am pretty new to this gig and am learning more with each giveaway.  Fortunately, I was able to pull together 12 wonderful sponsors and made arrangements for items to give away.  None of this is an easy task and does not happen overnight, it takes a lot of time and effort and hopefully a darn good sales pitch.  Okay, so now I have the sponsors lined out but I am still not quite satisfied, I have to make it special and somewhat magical, if you will. It came to me late one night that it had to happen at Christmas and had to involve the giveaways being turned into gifts. To make it special I decided to make a special stocking and stuff it with the gifts. And because it is Christmas and none of like to know what we are getting because then there is no magic in it. It all wound together and ended up to be this:
12 Great Sponsors donating quilty type items to giveaway. 
One beautiful Christmas Stocking made by me, I chose to make a crazy quilt type stocking out of velvets and satins with embellishments.
Gifts to Giveaway: The gifts are wrapped and ready to go to into the stocking.
But in Order to be eligible to win, all entrants must have completed each of the daily mandatory entries, the other entries are optional for extra chances to win.  The daily entries are related to the featured sponsor or sponsors of the day.
All the Excitement started November 25th and will end December 14th, I added a few days because of being down for a few days with this junk. On December 15th I have a date with Santa Claus (Mr. Random.Org)  to let him do his magic and choose the winner. I will notify the winner via email so be sure I have yours. If you are a no reply blogger I have no way to get in touch with you. I will also post the winner here, on my Facebook and on Twitter. You will have 24 hours to get in touch with me, otherwise I will have to hi-jack Santa again to choose a new winner.
And I guess the last thing to tell you is that "NO ONE ~ NOT EVEN SANTA" knows what is in the stocking except the sponsors and me.  Hey, come on now, it has to be secret because it is Christmas. I will give you a hint, it is so worth your time to do those mandatory entries, really really worth every minute you spend doing them. When the winner notifies me that the package has arrived and been opened, I will reveal what gifts were in the stocking.
So I wish each of you the best of luck. Just make sure you are well behaved and nice, Mr. Random.Org is watching.  Tell your friends about what is going on, if they join my blog and mention you sent them you both get an extra entry.
Tomorrow I will recap who we have visited and who is left to see. See you then! 
Now I must dash away with SantaHubz to eat a delicious dinner of steak and salad with a very nice wine to go with it. I may even light a few candles. Hmmmmmmmm

Jeanne