Welcome to all who are here as part of Tina's 25 days of giveaways. I have finally had the foresight to get this posted in early enough for those living half a day ahead of me to participate on the right day, and I will be leaving it open until 7:00 a.m. (EST on 12/15/11) for the benefit of those living several hours behind me.
Although I haven't been able to participate in each day of this year's giveaways, I want to thank Tina for coordinating this awesome event again this year. It is a little bright light to look forward to during a time that can be so bittersweet. I have participated for the last two years, and each year I have struggled to find the right item to give away. Two years ago, I gave a hand-made angel stocking that Betty so graciously waited very patiently for. Last year I thought I had found the perfect gift in the form of an angelversary garden flag, but when the flags arrived, I was so disappointed with the quality. So, what to give this year???
Two years ago, my husband and I decided that we would find a few new Gracie ornaments for our Christmas tree each year. This will be our third year for this tradition, and I suspect that it will get a bit more difficult each year, as I have had a difficult time limiting myself to just one or two per year. Last year, one of the ornaments that I purchased was a hand-made bead sprout angel ornament that has wings and Gracie's name and date of birth on the back. I love this ornament so much that I have decided to give one for this year's giveaway. The winner will receive a baby in pink blanket if their angel is a little girl, and a blue blanket if their angel is a little boy. If your angels were multiples, I will do my very, very best to send one of the appropriate color for each angel (if a mama of multiples wins, it might be closer to next Christmas until I am able to send both, simply because of the 'production' schedule of the wonderful woman who makes these.). I know that there are few of you who already have one of these ornaments; if the winner happens to already have one, I will find a replacement ornament for you.
To enter, please leave a comment below and tell me your angel's name and date of birth. Please also tell me what holiday traditions you and your family have established or fallen into to remember your angel(s).
***** I did this post ahead of time and scheduled it to be automatically posted by blogger. I just discovered that the last 1/4 of it is missing and never posted. So here is the rest of it for those who have not visited yet...I suppose it will just be a surprise to those who have already been here!!
One additional winner will receive a Pampered Chef calendar raffle ticket for February 2012. This is a fund raiser that we are doing for our March for Babies team. For more information on the raffle (and information about how to purchase a ticket if you don't win one), please visit our Team Graciebelle blog.