Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Giveaway: Photo Holiday Cards & More from CardStore.com [CLOSED]

It is officially that time of year! Time to, not only start thinking about your holiday cards, but also gifts, gift bags, gift boxes, and gift tags. Is your head spinning yet? One thing that I have learned is that photo gifts are always a hit. On a designer stationary site like CardStore.com, you can not only find photo cards, but you can also find a variety of personalized and photo products, like photo gift tags, to make occasions even more special all year round.

When I was invited to try out the CardStore.com website, ordering process, and one product, I was torn between several items. Having over 1000 different Christmas cards to choose from did not help my decision. One thing I strongly considered was a photo notebook. I thought for sure that one of our children would love to receive one of those. The problem was which child would I choose?

What I ended up choosing was a set of personalized business cards for my husband. I had offered to design business cards for him in the past, but he never knew specifically what he wanted. On CardStore.com, it was easy to figure out which design he liked best. Then I was able to customize the text, fonts, and colors for both the front and back of the cards for him.

We are both extremely pleased with the cards we received. The monogram is very modern. I love how the back of the card has the colors reversed. This is a very popular design trend. These cards are printed on a sturdy 130lb matte recycled cardstock, same as the personalized gift tags.

Through the end of 2010, you can receive 15% off holiday cards on CardStore.com when you checkout using Code: MERRY15.

Thank you to CardStore.com for sending us a complimentary sample product to base this review upon and for providing a second product for our contest prize. This article was written as part of a campaign for the Family Review Network.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a set of 25 Personalized Gift Tags.

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 holiday cards offered by CardStore.com . Then leave a comment telling me the name of the one holiday card that is your absolute favorite. 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.


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 5 extra entries,
leave a relevant comment on the CardStyle blog
Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented.


For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 1 extra entry each
, follow CardStyle on Twitter and/or "Like" CardStore on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.


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


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.


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.


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, November 22nd, 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!