Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Giveaway!

Note: This post will remain at the top of my blog for the next several days. Be sure to scroll down for new giveaways and contest updates. Thanks!



It's the best gift book of 2007 (USA Today's "Critic's Pick")! It's pretty and cheery and just plain fun! It's Merry Christmas, America! Megawatt Displays Across the USA by Bruce Littlefield!

(Be sure to read my review of this fabulous book here if you haven't already done so)

Not only do you have a chance to win, here on this site, an autographed copy of this fun book, but Bruce has also generously offered to give away a special, vintage, Christmas treasure!



In case you're wondering, that is a pickle ornament from Bruce's very own tree (I still say he's crazy for giving this up *grin*)! When else will you have a chance to say you have a celebrity's ornament on your tree?! (see You Tube video at the bottom of this post to watch Bruce's latest stint on The Today Show)

In Merry Christmas, America!, you'll read about the fun tradition of hiding a pickle ornament in your tree on Christmas morning. The first person to find the ornament gets to open the first present.

I'd never heard of this until I read the book, but I just saw a whole line of pickle ornaments at my craft store the other day (fashioned as pickle people in various professions). Now I'm hooked on this tradition and wish I could enter my own contest. :)

To enter, simply link to this contest and to Merry Christmas, America! Megawatt Displays Across the USA on your site (I've made it easy for you with the text you can copy below if you'd like), then leave a comment here with the link. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 19 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be drawn at random using Random.org on Thursday, December 20.

Create your own post, or simply copy this below and paste it directly onto your site:



Here's a little video of Bruce's latest appearance on The Today Show, where he offers really great decorating tips for the holidays and shows off his own decorations at his home while he's at it:



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28 comments

Qtpies7 said...

I don't want to be number 1!!! Number one never gets picked, and I really want that pickle ornament! I have heard of it and would love to start that tradition at our house.

http://www.qtpies7.com/2007/12/pickle-in-my-future.html

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I've always wanted a pickle ornament! I'll get this up on my Bloggy Contests page right away!

Steph

Lesha said...
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Lesha said...

Great author! I love his book "Garage Sale America". I wonder if that is one of his many awesome finds. :)
http://thestylishmom.blogspot.com/2007/12/christmas-give-away.html

Bebemiqui said...

I'm in this for the pickle! I had a pickle ornament years ago and it's gotten lost!

here's my link: http://bebemiqui.blogspot.com/2007/12/contest-of-day.html

Christine said...

Oh, this reminds me of my Grandpa... He had a pickle on his tree every year!

I'm still not feeling well, but I did cut and paste to help spread the word.

Have a terrific weekend, and thank you for your prayers! :)

~Christine

Catherine said...

Hey, I'd heard about the pickle tradition, but I'd forgotten! I posted your shout out and I'd love to win!

The Birch said...

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Stacey Moore said...

How fun ~ I would love this!!
Blogged it!! Thanks!!

windycindy said...

Hi, I heard about the pickle ornament a few years ago. Some friends had us over for a party and I was checking out the ornaments on their tree! All
of a sudden, I spot this "pickle", so I had to inquire about it. That is when I learned about the "pickle!"
I would love to win a copy of his book. It has gotten rave reviews. Thanks very much.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Melissa Neece said...

My mother-in-law is always driving our family every year to some Christmas decoration site - she would just love this book for Christmas!
And the pickle is awesome!
Thanks for the contest.
All linked up here:
http://melissaneece.blogspot.com/2007/10/blog-contest-links.html

Melissa Neece
http://melissaneece.blogspot.com
(lots of pregnancy and natural living links)

Amanda said...

Such a great author! I hope I win :)

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

OMG A PICKLE!!!! LOLOLOLO Reminds me of pickle vendors at the renfest!

:) Id love to have both the book and the pickle

Im bloggin ya too :
http://contestaddict.blogspot.com

* G * said...

Count me in, I have also wanted a pickle ornament for quite awhile now, lol. http://productbuzz.blogspot.com/2007/12/another-christmas-giveaway.html

Ron Miller said...

We'll have you blogged upon today's update at Powersweepstaking on the one time entry sweepstakes list... thanks for another great contest! Happy Holiday's!

drala625 said...

I have always wanted to have one of these.

jennifer57 said...

funny how I just found out about the story behind the pickle ornaments LOL

Amanda said...

awesome! please enter me thanks

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Count me in please!

blogged ya: http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/12/wednesday-edition-of-contests-galore.html

Hollie said...

This looks like a great book! I would love to start the pickle tradition with my family! Please enter me. riovert@earthlink.net

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Oh, I'd LOVE to win, we have the pickle tradition in our family but I've yet to get an ornament for our tree at home, my parents just have several different sizes with various prizes!
My post is here: http://notsoanonymousconfessions.blogspot.com/2007/12/yay-cool-contest.html
notsoanonymousmichelle at gmail dot com

Blog Contest Central said...

Hi Dawn,

Saw your email to me. thanks for letting me know about this Christmas Fun book Contest. I've just returned from 3 weeks of training and so I'll have lots of contest post to catch up on.

Sarah said...

This is super! I love the pickle! I think that is a great idea! My son really wants this! I posted the message on my blog!

Thanks~
sharvey at connections-etc dot net

Erica said...

I blogged it here http://girlunexpected.com/?p=169

I also put it in my side bar on my main page http://www.girlunexpected.com

MrPrizes.com said...

Just dropping you a line to let you know that I have added your contest to several related categories in our online directory, rss feed, and our new mobile site. Please feel free to keep me up to date on future listings. Have a great day!

http://www.mrprizes.com/newlyaddedlistings.htm

Marie said...

This is fun -- it's on my blog on the top of the side bar.

daysgoby said...

What a great book! Pick me, please!

The link is up on my blog as well:

http://jessalogic.blogspot.com

Wanita G said...

This is so cool I have ever heard of this and would love to win!!

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