November 5, 2012Submit Your “Santa Experience” For A Chance To Win 50 Fab Christmas Cards From WhatsBuzzin.com, THE Retro Christmas Card Company – CLOSED
I seriously don’t know if I believe this, but the holiday season is almost upon us! Where has all the time gone?? I swear it was summertime, like, yesterday.
But no matter where the time went this year, it is definitely November now. And November means a lot of holiday stuff is going to happen really fast. Around here, November means its time to have our annual Christmas Card Giveaway with WhatsBuzzin.com, THE Retro Christmas Card Company!
A lot of you already know about Diane from WhatsBuzzin.com and her amazing cards. I know many of you order them every year, and some of you have even been lucky enough to win some of her great cards from our annual giveaways. I have to tell you that this year is more exciting than ever, because she has some super-fab new designs this year, all with a great mid-century modern flavor. I am seriously obsessed with her new reindeer card. You can see it at the bottom in the photo below or here on her website.
So, the theme of this year’s contest is sharing our “Santa Experience” ! Tell us your best Santa-related story in the comments below or on our Facebook page. The story can be about a time you sat on Santa’s lap (think Ralphie from A Christmas Story), the time that Santa brought you that amazing toy you’d been praying for for weeks, or even your joy when you woke up to find that Santa had nibbled on the cookies you left him. If your story includes Santa in some way, you are entered to win! Easy, right?
Wait, you don’t think it is easy?
Well, then I will tell you MY Santa Experience to get the ball rolling.
When I was very small, all my sister and I wanted was a Little’s Dollhouse. We had seen it at our local K-Mart and had immediately fallen in love with it. My poor Mom was so upset about it, because she had no idea how she was going to get it for us. She wasn’t working so she could stay home with me and my sister, so money was tight that year. She had made us matching Christmas dresses and some stuffed toys, but they didn’t have a lot of extra money for presents. And we were obsessed with the dollhouse. We sat on Santa’s lap and asked him for the dollhouse. We wrote letters to him begging for the dollhouse, which my mom reluctantly mailed.
Christmas came a long and she was trying to be excited and positive for us, but it was hard. On Christmas Eve morning she said to my dad, “I just feel terrible. What is going to happen when they don’t get that dollhouse?”
“Don’t worry about it,” Dad said, “They’ll enjoy Christmas just the same.”
The next morning my mom awoke to the sound of our screams of joy. She ran downstairs to find us ripping open the box of our very own Little’s Dollhouse while my dad took pictures and laughed.
“How did you do it?” she asked my dad.
“It wasn’t me! Didn’t you read the card? It says ‘From Santa’.”
It turned out that my dad had put the dollhouse on layaway months earlier, and had been paying it off with money he earned doing odd jobs for the neighbors. It was a fantastic dollhouse, and because we had asked and asked Santa AND because my Mom was just as surprised as my sister and I were to see it, we totally believed that it had come from the big guy himself.
See? Easy as pie!
We will be giving out three great prizes for the best “Santa Experience” stories:
Grand Prize – A mixed assortment of over 50 cards spanning ALL of the designs from WhatsBuzzin.com, THE Retro Christmas Card Company
2nd prize – 16 cards From the Illustrated Collection
3rd prize – 13 Assorted Cards From Vintage Signs & Overjoyed Kids Collections
So, you had better get writing and submit your Santa stories! Just leave them in the comments on this post our on our Facebook page. The NEW deadline for Santa Story submissions is December 2 at midnight EST, and the winners will be announced on December 3rd!
*SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED! Please go here to see the winners !
Good luck, and we can’t wait to hear from all of you!
P.S. If you are really loving the card designs and want to see what Diane is designing on a regular basis, check out her blog A Really Retro Christmas!