Friday, April 30, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Things Remembered Silver "Miracle of Life" Necklace [CLOSED]

Right in time for Mother's Day 2010, Things Remembered has a long list of Mother's Day gift ideas to offer. One of my favorite gifts to receive is personalized sterling silver jewelry, so I was very excited to be able to review the Sterling Miracle of Life Necklace, which is adorned with CZ crystals and comes with a free keepsake box.

This is the filigree keepsake box that comes free with this and many other jewelry pieces from Things Remembered. It even has an engravable oval plate that can be personalized and added for an extra charge. This ornate jewelry box could even become a separate gift if you have more than one mother to buy for this year. The necklace itself comes in a Things Remembered logo velvet pouch.

I am not usually one to wear heart-themed jewelry unless it is a unique piece. I think that the center of this pendant is well-designed to represent motherhood and love that the heart behind it can be personalized.

The product photo on the Things Remembered website shows the engraving on the heart to be located on the front. Mine is personalized on the back instead. I'm uncertain if this was done in error or if you are able to specify when placing your order online or at your local store. I chose to have my 3 children's names engraved on the pendant, which I think is a safe option if you cannot think what to use for the personalization.

This sterling silver pendant comes on an 18" box chain and retails for $55. If you'd like to order this necklace online, make sure you check the shipping estimates which are shown on the bottom left of each product page. You can also visit your local Things Remembered store to make the purchase.

Want you and your kids to be featured in a Things Remembered e-mail?
In addition to my giveaway, Things Remembered is asking moms to submit their favorite family photo in the Mom Memories Picture Contest, along with an engraving they’d pick to go with it on a picture frame. Ten moms will receive free personalized frames, and the best photo/engraving will be featured in a Things Remembered e-mail!

Thank you to Things Remembered for sending us a sample necklace free of charge to base this review upon and for providing a second necklace as our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a personalized Sterling Silver "Miracle of Life" Necklace (ARV $55).

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing. You are not eligible to win this contest if you have won another Things Remembered giveaway in the past 90 days on this or another website.

How to Gain Entries:
Brows the Mother's Day gift ideas available from Things Remembered. Then leave a comment telling me what item you would love to give as a Mother's Day gift (other than the necklace reviewed in this article) AND tell me how you would have it engraved. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2) For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

For 2 extra entries, "Like" Things Remembered on Facebook AND post the answer for your mandatory entry on their Wall. Then leave a separate comment with the direct link to your post or to your Facebook profile.

4) Friend me on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 2 extra entries, follow Things Remembered on Twitter AND Tweet the following:

“I'm following @Tremembered thanks to @_Karen of 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires.”

Then leave a separate comment with the direct link to your tweet.

6) Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

7) Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

9) Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

10) Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.

(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!