Pretty, Polished, Perfect.: The Holidays + A Giveaway!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Holidays + A Giveaway!

The Holidays are here (whether we like it or not.)  Walk into any store and it's guaranteed you will find something "Holiday-ish" (and I'm not talking about Halloween!!)  This is the time that I start watching for the great deals that can be found for some of my most basic needs (i.e., return address labels & free customizable cards.)

Growing up, my Father would always get his Holiday cards together, with his address book (oh yes, he uses a DayPlanner.)  He would set up shop at the dining room table and invite anyone who was interested to join him in signing the cards.  He would address it first, adding personal touches and then pass it around the table for us to sign.  We would often ask him questions about who this person was, and how did we know this person - I have really fond memories of this; it was one of the rare occasions I had to bond with him.  Now I'm all grown up (let's at least pretend I am) and I now mail my own Christmas cards.  I've seen the traditional foldable cards with a thematic pictures, humorous Santa Claus's, the 4x8 picture cards, and more recently the postcard photos.  Last year I chose the 5x7 postcard (online printing, delivered right to my door) for two reasons. First, it seemed so much more tenable as both a card and a photo.  Secondly, it allowed me the freedom to write my personal messages on the back side and that is by far my most favorite part of Holiday cards. This is the card we sent out last year:

These were pictures from a photobooth at a Fall Festival we had attended (courtesy of Dr. Klein, the greatest orthodontist ever.)

I was really pleased with how the cards turned out and will probably go the same route again this year. 

Which brings me to the Triple P's very first giveaway:

Details include:

100 5" x 7" postcards on 14pt Cardstock Gloss (no folding, front only,) with free shipping.
This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 years old and above and you must have a US mailing address.

Feel free to make up a mock postcard on their site (I did, and I didn't have to log in first or anything.)  I'm impressed with what I saw and can't wait to see how my order will turn out!  I have thought about using these for "Thinking of You" cards, "Save-the-Date" cards, "Thank You" cards (the list goes on and on!)

There are three ways you can enter this giveaway:

1. Leave a comment.
2. Follow @ebtweet (that's me) on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (with a link back to it.)
3. Like Pretty, Polished, Perfect. on Facebook
4. Don't have a twitter or Facebook?  You can also follow/subscribe via Google Reader, Pinterest, Bloglovin, and/or RSS feed.
Tips for entries:
1.  Make sure you leave an email address - I need to know how to contact you!
2.  You can find and follow/subscribe using the buttons located on the right side of this blog.
3.  Don't forget to leave me a separate comment for each option you choose!

This is going to be a quick giveaway (I am that impatient!) All entries must be submitted by 12Noon Central Standard Time on Friday, September 30.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given.


At September 28, 2011 at 10:46 PM , Anonymous Angel Jacklyn said...


At September 28, 2011 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous Angel Jacklyn said...


At September 28, 2011 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous Angel Jacklyn said...

FOLLOWING YOU ON TWITTER AS @kytah00 & TWEETED THE GIVEAWAY!/kytah00/status/119256977984602112

At September 29, 2011 at 10:25 PM , Anonymous Julieintheskywithdiamonds said...

This is a really cool giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

At September 30, 2011 at 11:43 AM , Anonymous Hallie said...

Done, done and done :)

At October 7, 2011 at 12:17 PM , Anonymous Emartin said...

You and your family are just adorable. I love photo booth pictures...always so much fun.

At October 9, 2011 at 6:50 PM , Anonymous Erin said...

Thanks! I can't get enough of the photo booths! Every time we see one, we have to stop and snap some pics. Every. Time.


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