Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Giveaway: Ann Clark Ltd. Cookie Cutter Gift Sets [CLOSED]

At Ann Clark Ltd., they specialize in cookie cutters for all occasions. Based in Vermont, Ann Clark, the person, started her company with a small ornament and a dream of success. As is the story with most small businesses, she turned her small hobby into a thriving business. In 1991, she set up a booth at a Philadelphia Gift Show with six designs of cookie cutters and other hand-made crafts and she came home with $3,500 in orders. That was how Ann Clark, the person, became Ann Clark Ltd., the business.

All these years later, Ann’s creativity and love for baking has turned into a beautiful line of handcrafted cookie cutters and associated giftware and has made her company the largest cookie cutter business in the industry. Her small dream has become her big reality.


Ann Clark Ltd. was nice enough to send me the Cookie for Christmas Gift Set to use. This adorable set of six tin cookie cutters comes packaged in a sturdy gift box. Each set comes with the artwork of Ann Clark and recipes for cookies and frosting. This cookie cutter set includes a Christmas tree, holly leaf, candy cane, snowflake, star and bell. I made the project into a group activity and involved not only my own children, but the daycare kids too. We all had a blast making peanut butter cookies and cutting out the shapes. I was impressed with the quality of the cookie cutters; they are very solid and sturdy and will not wear out or break for a long time. The kids loved working on Christmas stuff well before the holiday and loved getting their hands dirty and helping cut out the fun shapes. With 7 kids “helping” me, I did not get any pictures of the making process, but did get some of the final outcome. They are not perfect, but were tasty and the kids were just thrilled with them.


You can see all of the Ann Clark Ltd. products, including more cookie cutter gift sets, on the website AnnClark.com . This particular set retails for $14.99. Through the end of 2010, you can save 10% off your purchase on AnnClark.com when you checkout with Code: BLGA34. You can also find Ann Clark Ltd. products in specialty stores, such as Bed Bath & Beyond.


Thank you to Ann Clark Ltd. for sending us a complimentary sample product to base this review upon and for providing a second product for our contest prize.




What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive their choice of one art-themed Cookie Cutter Gift Set.


Limitations:
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.


How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of Cookie Cutter Gift Sets offered by Ann Clark Ltd. Then leave a comment telling me the name of the gift set you would choose if you won this contest. 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.


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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.


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For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on the Make More Cookies Blog. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented.

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


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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.


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


Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, December 6th, 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!