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Holiday 2010 Giveaway: Dakota's Personalized Gifts ($50 GC) [CLOSED]

Last month, my husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary! Since we did not have the money to go on an elaborate vacation getaway, I kept my eyes peeled for affordable personalized anniversary gifts to commemorate this milestone. I made a photo book that was just for our family to share, but I also wanted something that we would see everyday that would remind us of how far we have come during these past 10 years.

The Our Family Welcome Doormat from The Anniversary Rose seemed like just the right thing for us. It proudly displays our family name for anyone who comes to visit to see. The Anniversary Rose has a vast selection of keepsakes and gifts for couples.

We have our mat inside our front foyer. It has a finished edge and a non-slip backing. Although the description on the website stated the edges were suppose to be black, ours did not arrive with a black edge. I personally think it is more attractive without the black.

The Anniversary Rose has a sister site called Dakota's Personalized Gifts. This site offers many of the romantic gifts offered by The Anniversary Rose, but also has much more, including personalized holiday gifts, birthday gifts, graduation gifts, and baby keepsakes.

More about this family business . . .

"We started in a spare bedroom about 5 years ago more as a part time hobby than a business with The Anniversary Rose making roses for the traditional anniversary gifts (i.e. 1st year paper, 2nd year cotton, 5th year wood etc) cutting rose petals by hand with scissors. It quickly grew from a part time hobby to a full time business, adding help and equipment to keep up. Then, we started expanding into personalized anniversary gifts. We started getting many requests from our customers for personalized wedding, Mother’s & Father's Day and Christmas gifts etc. That's when we started Dakota's Personalized Gifts. Soon the business took over a second bedroom and the garage, the following year it occupying two bedrooms, the garage & a full basement. With no room left to expand we were forced to move into a commercial location in 2009. We continue to expand with new products and updated equipment all the time which allows us to produce most of the personalized items in house."

Both sites have flat rate shipping for orders shipped within the continental United States. For business addresses, the flat rate is $5.95 per order and $7.95 for residential addresses.

Thank you to The Anniversary Rose for sending us a complimentary sample product to base this review upon and for providing a gift certificate for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a $50 gift certificate code to Dakota's Personalized Gifts.

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 personalized products offered by Dakota's Personalized Gifts. Then leave a comment telling me the name of the item you would use your gift certificate towards 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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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, November 29th, 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!