As a way to kick-start our Christ-centered Easter season,
and as a special thank you to you, my blog friends,
I have put together:
The Great Easter Giveaway!
On Wednesday, March 24th, I will be giving away each of the items shown here.
There will be NINE WINNERS total.
The items in this giveaway are special, because, in addition to being amazingly beautiful and hand-crafted, they each remind me of the true meaning of Easter.
Read on to discover how you can enter to win one of these lovely creations.
Don't look now, but this chick is playing peek-a-boo with you!
This sweet chick and egg combo makes my heart jump for joy. In addition to being adorable, it reminds me of the rebirth and innocence that is the promise of Easter and spring. And they are a great alternative to plastic eggs.
The creator of this prize is also offering 10% off to readers of this blog through the end of March. Just mention my blog in the "note to seller" section.
This puzzle is truly unique and tells the story of Christ's resurrection. Stand the figures up to create something similar to a "nativity set" for Easter. Put them back together to use as a puzzle. You will not see anything like this elsewhere, because the artist created this especially for Easter this year. I think this is such a special creation and a great way to teach children the true story of Easter!
If you buy from this artist, please mention this blog when you order to receive 10% off through the end of March.
Lisa Bees word blocks are cheery and fun and come in a variety of lovely phrases. I love the colors she uses for this piece, because they reflect the message of Easter, which in my mind is truly a happy one. I am also drawn to this picture because of the rocks in the background. It reminds me of the stone that was rolled away to reveal that Christ was risen.
The word Easter is a joyous proclamation!
This calla lily decor is so striking that I just can't stop looking at it. It's no wonder that the name calla lily is derived from the Greek word for beauty. In Easter services, the calla lily symbolizes "resurrection" and the passion and suffering of Christ. It also symbolizes purity, holiness, faith, innocence, and the rebirth of spring. This delicate creation would look lovely in any space and inspires only the most lovely thoughts.
You might remember the baby fairy bag from our last Sewing Smackdown. Well, now Winterpeach has released new designs for Easter: a bunny, a chick, and a lamb. The designer chose to offer this finished lamb bag in keeping with our Christ-centered theme. Christ is often referred to as the Lamb of God...the lamb without blemish that was sacrificed for the sins of the world. Offering his perfect life for ours, so that we could all be forgiven and return home again. That is the joyous message of Easter.
Three more people will win their choice of one of these Winterpeach Patterns for a bunny, a chick, or a lamb! This month readers of my blog will receive 10% off of their purchase in the Winterpeach shop.
These beautifully detailed eggs are a symbol of new life. And Easter is surely a celebration of the new life that we all are given through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The act of creating things to express our faith is a special, time-honored tradition. Certainly these Victorian ribbon eggs can serve as a reminder to us of the message of Easter long after the season has passed.
Thank you to all of our artists who have generously offered up these prizes.
Please browse their online shops to view their other fine offerings.
How to Enter: Do one OR all of the following
1. Follow my blog...
It's easy, just click on the button on the left side of my blog.
(If you already follow me, leave that in a comment to receive a bonus entry!)
2. Email me your ideas for having a Christ-centered Easter.
You will get a bonus entry if I share (or have shared) your idea on my blog.
jocelyn [dot] christensen [at] gmail [dot] com
3. Invite a friend to check out this blog.
4. Blog about my "12 Days of Easter"
activities or "Keeping Christ in Easter" or any of my other Easter posts and link to it on Facebook.
5. Visit the shops of the artists
who have generously offered up these great prizes.
(Leave a comment telling me which items you enjoyed most from their shops.)
Please remember to leave me a comment on this post telling me which of these activities you have done so I can keep track of your entries.
I will announce the winners on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.