This giveaway closed on on Wednesday, December 1 at 6pm EST. Please scroll to the end of this post to view the winners’ information and for a description of the selection process. Thank you all for your participation, and have a great week!
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.
~Irving Berlin 1942
What are your favorite memories of Christmas?
Do you remember the wonder and excitement you felt as a child at the thought of Santa Claus’s impending arrival each year? I do. I clearly remember lying awake in bed listening for and certain I could hear the hoofs of his reindeer on our roof on Christmas night.
One of the joys of being a new parent is experiencing that wonder and excitement all over again through the eyes of our children. My little girl will be nearly 2 and a half this Christmas and has been asking me to sing “Santy Caws” songs during our story time before bed.
Which leads me to the point of this blog… and yes I have one. I’ve discovered a really cool service that I think you will like… and more importantly I think you’re kids will LOVE. Plus I’m going to give away a free custom “Letter from the Elves” for two lucky readers.
The letters from scnorthpole.com are printed on high quality holiday stationary, carefully personalized for each child, and are lightly humorous and in good taste (of course). They have several types of letters that they will lovingly customize for your wee ones.
The two I’m giving away are their “Encouragement Letters from the Elves”. Their elves will craft a lovely, kind letter of encouragement to remind your child that Santa hasn’t made the final version of the Naughty and Nice Lists. 😉 I’ve seen one and they are really sweet.
You provide them information about your child via a short questionnaire, including what they want most for Christmas, some of their accomplishments you want acknowledged, and also anything you’d like your child encouraged to do better. The elves take it from there.
The personalized letters are written with light humor, a bit of whimsy, and a lot of heart by two moms who enjoy Christmas and inspiring the magic of the season. I should note that all letters come stamped with a special North Pole stamp Santa gave them to use!
It’s super easy to enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment sharing a favorite Christmas memory. It could be one from your childhood or more recent. Even if you don’t care about winning, leave your memory. There’s something magical in shared happiness.
Increase your chances of winning (leave a comment for each):
- Visit scnorthpole.com and tell me the name of one of their free “Reindeer Games”
- Follow A Daddy Blog on Google Friend Connect
- “Like” A Daddy Blog on Facebook (2 extra entries)
- Follow aDaddyBlog on Twitter
- Tweet this giveaway: “Naughty or Nice? @aDaddyBlog #Giveaway straight from the North Pole to your child ==> http://bit.ly/SantasElves” (you may tweet this once a day through December 1 for an additional 2 entries each time)
- Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post (3 extra entries)
- Grab my button (below to the right) and add it to your page (3 extra entries)
- Subscribe to adaddyblog.com (2 extra entries)
This giveaway will end on Wednesday, December 1 at 6pm EST. It is open to all mailing addresses in the US and Canada. A winner will be chosen using random.org, and will be contacted with the email they provide. They will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The letter are provided by scnorthpole.com and have a retail value of $5.95 US each. As a disclosure: I’m being provided one letter value $5.95 for my daughter. Good luck to everyone!
A Daddy Blog is pleased to congratulate our winners: L.Elaina Johnson, author of A Writter’s Den, and also Amanda Broadfoot author of Life is a Spectrum. The winners were selected at random using random.org which offers true random numbers to anyone on the Internet. The randomness comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs. The service has existed since 1998 and was built and is being operated by Mads Haahr of the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland.