Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We're Thankful For . . .

Around here, everybody's pretty much cleared out for Thanksgiving weekend. People are passionate about their stuffing and cranberry sauce, lemme tell ya. Our team, though, is passionate about doing these contests with you. We've had lots and lots of fun so far. We are so grateful to you for the whole contest experience, from seeing your submissions for the first time to determining the finalists to talking with you on the blog and on Facebook-- we've got it made. So thanks!

Know what else we're thankful for? We'll let the turkeys do the talking . . .

KC Tbone - In no particular order: bananas, Excel, laughter, elevators that smell like cologne, coupons, Tide to-go, my new hubby, slippers, college basketball, Wheat Thins, road trips, friends and faith

Judgy's Little Elf - I am thankful I have a job where I can work on a blog and Facebook, wear jeans to work and have piercings and tattoos. I am thankful for (prepare for cliche) my two kids who tell me they love me every day and my husband who still tries to smack me on the butt.

Sheriff of Wordingham - I'm thankful for my brand new niece, Elise, a family who loves me even though I went vegan this year (no turkey!), and supah-smart co-workers who make me laugh.

One Man Show - I'm thankful for my family, 2 great boys and my wonderful wife. She's the sole female in a household of 3 boys: not an easy task. I'm thankful for my job, especially in today's economy and outlook. I'm thankful for my health, or feeble attempt at maintaining it. I'm also thankful for Northrend, (now if I could only get 80, and soon)!

Wordy McGee - I am thankful for the coolest, word nerdiest gig ever, friends who make me laugh too loud in public, a rediscovered love of bowling, an unexpected family gathering for Thanksgiving and new songs for the holiday road trip on my ipod.

And these last two turkeys are thankful for some extra time off for Thanksgiving. Less work! More stuffing!

What are YOU thankful for?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Share YOUR Cards

Check it out! The team has made our own yourHoliday card. Have you?

We want to see your bright, smiling faces on these impressive cards.
Go ahead and upload the image of the yourHoliday cards you're sending
to the Fan Photos section of the yourGreeting Card Competition Facebook page.
It'll be like sending holiday cards
to the whole group. How festive.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Holiday Spirit Delivered!

Lookie lookie what Fan Favorite Leah Seydel will have
waiting on her doorstep very soon.

Possibly the season's earliest holiday gift.
Might we also suggest one of the most festive?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Let the yourHoliday Grand Prize Voting Begin!

From now until Dec. 22, vote TWO ways!

1. Vote online once a day for free.
2. Plus every yourHoliday card you buy online counts as a vote and helps people living with AIDS in Africa--talk about a good thing!

Click on the image above to vote, buy and see how much good your purchase can do.

Today's the Day yourParenthood Submissions Open

(Click on the image to go submit!)

It's no ordinary day, folks. Today, you can enter that impressive yourParenthood submission you've been sitting on. We're squealing with delight around here, glad to finally be able to see your entries rolling in. Not quite ready? That's okay. You have until Dec. 7 to hop to it. But hey, the earlier the better.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Congratulations to Leah Seydel, the yourHoliday Fan Favorite!

Warmest wishes and a big woo hoo for Leah Seydel, the yourHoliday Fan Favorite! Her card, "a holiday sweater for the whole world," earned the most votes, proving that voters were feeling the tacky sweater love.

Join us in giving her some Fan Favorite warm fuzzies.

yourHoliday Grand Prize voting starts next week. And you've got TWO ways to do it!

The final countdown begins, folks. Next Monday, November 17 at 8 a.m. CT you'll have your chance to vote for the Grand-Prize-winning yourHoliday card.
And this time you've got twice the voting options you usually do.

Between 8 a.m. CT on November 17
and 8 a.m. on December 22, vote TWO ways:

Vote once per day online for free. (No change there.)


Every card you purchase counts as a vote for that finalist. The proverbial sky's the limit on how many votes you can cast this way. Plus, every card you buy helps eliminate AIDS in Africa. That's one powerful vote.

Ready to exercise your right to vote how you wanna? Excellent. See you next Monday.

Hint #5: Prizes and Timeline

Could we interest you in prizes? We could? Lovely.

The yourParenthood contest is especially interesting (and exciting)
because we will have TWO sets of winners -
one for Mother's Day and one for Father's Day.

We'll also have TWO ways to vote in the Grand Prize contest:
Vote for free online (once a day) and every card purchased also counts as a vote.

For Mother's Day,

16 finalists will each receive $250, their cards produced and sold in stores and online and a $250 donation to a charity in honor of a special mom in their lives.

1 mini contest winner will receive $250 cashola and another $250 donation.

1 Grand Prize Winner will also receive $2500 straight up moolah.

For Father's Day,

12 finalists will each receive $250, their cards produced and sold in stores and online and a $250 donation to a charity in honor of a special dad in their lives.

1 mini contest winner will receive $250 cashola and another $250 donation.

1 Grand Prize Winner will also receive $2500 straight up moolah.

Want to keep track of all the important dates that will help you make these prizes your own? Check out hint 5 for our handy dandy yourParenthood timeline!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Announcing the yourHoliday Fan Favorite!

Nope, not yet. You'll have to hold those horses for one more week.
Monday, Nov. 10 is magic day we'll announce the Fan Favorite!
And you can join us in singing his or her praises.

Fan Favorite voting has come to an end.
Don't be too sad. Grand Prize voting is on the way!

We're giving you a break from yourHoliday voting for a bit, just in case you have other voting to do this week. We'll announce the Fan Favorite right quick, though. Maybe not as right quick as the Presidential announcement, but still. Quick.

Then, you'll get to vote for the yourHoliday Grand Prize Winner,
starting at 8 a.m., CT on Nov. 17.
Hope you're ready
for a new yourHoliday tradition because this time you've got TWO ways to vote:

1. You can still cast one free vote per day, from Nov. 17 through Dec. 22.

2. You can also cast as many votes as your heart desires by buying yourHoliday cards during the voting period. Each card purchased counts as a vote and also helps eliminate AIDS in Africa. Pretty cool, right?

So, ready to vote? We ho ho hope so. (Sorry. Sometimes the holiday excitement is just too much.)

yourParenthood Hint #4: The Whole Enchilada

You've got your photo in hand (or on computer). You may even have your writing ready to go. But do they mesh? Is it fate? Are they made for each other? Put 'em to the test.
Click the picture above and fill yourself in on hint 4 to make sure your photo and writing combo are the winning sort.