Monday, October 24, 2011

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Gallery Collection Holiday Cards

For many families, sending out holiday cards is a long-time tradition.  Unfortunately, for some who grow too busy or are just too tired to be motivated to write out cards to everyone on their list, this tradition comes to an end.  I fall into the busy category.  I have been ordering holiday cards with pre-printed personalized greetings and pre-printed return addresses on the envelopes for years and they are solely responsible for keeping our holiday card tradition going.  My parents fall into the unmotivated category.  They have never tried using personalized cards, so I had these cards made for them this year to show them how much easier sending out Christmas cards can be.  All they will really have to do is address the envelopes, seal them, and put stamps on them.

My mother chose the card she liked best out of all the 360 personalized Christmas cards available from The Gallery Collection.  With so many to choose from, this was no easy task, but she finally settled on the Penguins On Ice holiday card.  The next step was to choose from a long list of greetings to have printed inside.  She wanted something that mentioned Christmas and New Years, so that helped to narrow the choices down a little.  Then she need to decide on how to sign the card and ended up going with something simple.  She even remembered to include the dog's name since he is as much a member of the family as anyone else.  She was also able to choose in which color the inside greeting and the return address on the envelopes should be printed.

The quality of The Gallery Collection holiday cards is impressive.  The charming penguin graphic is raised on the card.  Plus the foil lining and torn edges on the envelopes make a great first impression before the recipient even reads the card.

To view their full selection of holiday greeting cards, visit

Thank you to The Gallery Collection for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon and for providing an additional product for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive their choice of one of the following sets of 30 boxed greeting cards (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.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of Christmas cards offered by The Gallery Collection. Then leave a comment telling me the name of the card design that you like the best. 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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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 10:00pm 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!