Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Giveaway: Printable Santa Letters (Gold Package) [CLOSED]

Since our nearly 7 year old son has been old enough to understand who Santa is, we have had him send his letter to Santa early every year immediately following Halloween. Our logic was that we could nail down what he really wanted and he would not be able to change his mind. Once this is done, that is only half the task. The second part is my having to come up with a believable letter from Santa to show up in our mailbox from the North Pole. When my son was younger, it was easier to fool him. I made my own letters on our computer, but this year we have upped our game. We not only sent him a personalized Santa letter, but we also included a letter from Rudolph, and an autographed photo of Santa. This all came in an envelope with a realistic North Pole postmark on it. I did not have to make any of these things myself, but rather I printed them right off my own printer with images provided to me by PrintableSantaLetters.com .


When my son first saw the letter, he did not get as excited as I had expected. When our 3yr old son saw the letter come through the mail slot earlier that day, he could not stop yelling with excitement and ran over to show it to me. Our oldest just took the letter, sat down, and opened it up. We asked him to read it out loud so everyone, including our 3 year old twins, could hear what Santa had to say. After the first few lines, our son had a big smile on his face. When he got to the part about Santa knowing that he had asked for a Nintendo DS for Christmas, he was grinning from ear to ear.


The letter from Rudolph was a huge surprise because he had not received one in previous years. He was delighted by the letter and asked if we could be sure to leave carrots for the reindeer on Christmas Eve as Rudolph had requested in the letter. The photo of Santa was also a treat.


Since our son wrote his letter to Santa on behalf of himself and his younger siblings, we had to opt for "General Santa Letter 2" because it allowed for two names to be added towards the end of the letter. We actually received the "Gold Package", which includes images for the following:
  • Personalized Santa letter and envelope
  • Autographed photo of Santa
  • Personalized letter from Rudolph
  • Personalized "nice list" certificate
  • A 9"x12" envelope option
Again, our son wrote the letter on behalf of himself and the twins, so we could not use the "nice list" certificate because it would not seem right for our oldest to receive a certificate and not his brother and sister. I think that PrintableSantaLetters.com should consider having the option to add on personalized certificates for additional children.

To view the 8 versions of Santa letters and the 6 different stationary styles available, visit PrintableSantaLetters.com . The packages range from $3.99 to $8.99 to fit all budgets.


This post was written for Family Review Network & Printable Santa Letters.com who provided the complimentary product for review & giveaway in exchange for my honest opinions.




What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a Gold Package of personalized printables from PrintableSantaLetters.com .


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 stationary design options at the bottom of the page. Then leave a comment telling me which of the designs you would choose for a letter from Santa. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

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Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Thursday, November 18th, 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!