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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I Love You Grandma! Giveaway

Giveaway over - Congratulations to Melissa O. and Amada!
My mother visits us about four times a year; when I say "us" I use that term loosely because she is really visiting her grandson. I truly appreciate that she comes down from New York if I am traveling and need childcare for my son but I know she wishes she could visit even more frequently. In the past we've used video chats to stay in touch but unfortunately her webcam is broken. Now I usually end up wrangling my son to the phone to speak with her and although she knows he is a tempermental three year old, it still hurts her feelings when he won't come to the phone.

That is why sometimes, despite all of the modern technology, it is fun to get back to the basics. We used to be able to record cassette tapes to share sentiments with loved ones far away but of course those are obsolete. We can do video recordings but that is contingent upon my busy pre-schooler sitting still long enough to catch him on video. That is why when I was asked to be a part of the Hallmark Storyteller program I immediately responded affirmatively.

Hallmark has a line of recordable books that a loved one can read for a child and capture the voice across the miles. I love this concept because it combines early child literacy and reaching out and touching a loved one with a tangible item that we can hold and listen too. As much as I love digital media, it is always nice to receive a letter in the mail and the recordable books take it one step further. Through August I will be sent a book to "review" and share it with you. I'll also have two copies to giveaway for two of my readers and (I love this) I will also give a donation of recordable books to charity!

Back to my mom, she is the best and for the first book my son recorded "I love you Grandma" since she reads my blog the cat is out of the bag so I hope this time you will forgive me for not posting a video of my son because I want part of it to be a surprise. Let's just say we had a great time recording the book and I know my mother will be pleased. Grandma, we love you and thank you for being you!



Giveaway

2 copies of "I love you Grandma! This is a great gift for grandma and she will cherish it forever, whether she lives near or far. In addition to winning your own copy winners get to choose a charity to donate copies of the books to.

To enter (mandatory) - simply leave a comment telling what charity you'll donate the books to if you win!

An extra entry for tweeting the link to this contest - Enter to win Hallmark recordable book "I love you Grandma" on Cutie Booty Cakes blog @reneejross http://bit.ly/b8Umvz

And a final entry if you subscribe to the blog (if you are already a subscriber that counts too!)

Be sure to leave a comment for each method of entry.

Contest is over on July 23th at 11:59pm. Winner will be contacted by email,please be sure to leave a valid email address in the comments if you are not on blogger.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post and all of the opinions are 100% mine.

31 comments:

Petula said...

My children talk to my mom on the phone. She lives in MD. They see their other grandmother on a regular basis when they are with their father.

Petula said...

I tweeted.

Petula said...

I'm a subscriber.

Laila said...

I tweeted!

I would like to donate this book to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program. I think it would be a great way for these children to show their appreciation to their grandparents.

1stopmom said...

The charity I would choose if I won would be Books for Kids

onestopmom(at)gmail.com

1stopmom said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/1stopmom/status/17700089617

onestopmoma(at)gmail.com

Eileen said...

I really like the way your blog is set up. The colors stand out nicely and so does the sript. I am wondering if you designed it yourself?
I grabbed your button, it's too cute to resist!

Elita said...

I'd donate the charity book to the World Bank Family Network Book Project.

Elita said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/Blacktating/status/18074702536

Elita said...

I subscribe to your blog via RSS!

Amanda said...

I would donate to Project Night Night.

Amanda said...

I follow you on twitter and tweet here;

http://twitter.com/ugottaFriendnme/status/18075799329

Amanda said...

I subscribed.

ugottafriendnme at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

I would donate it to the USO.

amanda.townsend2 at gmail dot com

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Partners In Health!
Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

Beki said...

I would give the book to Sonoma County Children's Charities (a coalition of 4 children's charities).

I tweeted also!
http://twitter.com/bekkib73/status/18556164373

Casey said...

I would donate the book to Cici's Auctions. Its a charity for a girl who is brain damaged after chocking on a piece of food at 11 month. Thanks!

Marlena U. said...

What a great idea! I would donate the books to Gilda's Club. I used to volunteer for their kid/teen program and they do great things for families affected by cancer.
m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melissa O. said...

I would donate to The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG). It is a charity for grandparents who are primary caregivers to their grandchildren in difficult circumstances.

Melissa O. said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/Purplemommi/status/19011951983

Kerrie said...

I would choose the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City

http://rmhokc.com/index.php?pr=Home_Page

kerriekg@yahoo.com

susan said...

I would donate them to the USO.

Anonymous said...

I would like to donate them to our local women's shelter.
shawnac68@hotmail.com

Bombtastic Belle said...

These are too cute! My parents live in TX and we're in FL pregnant withour first.

I lik ethe USO or Ronald McDonald House.
eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Gilda's Club!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Louis said...

I'd donate to the CHOC (Children's Hospital Of Orange County)

Louis said...

here is my tweet
http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/19292328527

Louis said...

I subscribed to your feed via mail (same as in my profile / this post)

Leandrea at Coupons Are Great said...

I would donate the the Ronald McDonald house in Atlanta! leandrea246(at)hotmail.com

FDP 4 Life said...

i would donate them to the local library if i won
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Trina said...

If I were to win I would donate to Children;s Hospital here in Seattle.
couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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