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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Good News: Early Giveaway for St. Nicholas Day!

Giveaway sponsored by Emilia's Post ($50 value)
Thank goodness November isn't just for elections!

We've got Thanksgiving to look forward to, and - if you're an Orthodox Christian - Advent is just around the corner too, starting on November 15th!  

Advent is about anticipation. It might seem early to be talking about St. Nicholas Day (celebrated on December 6), but with the election behind us, I'm sure we can all use some saintly wisdom and a fun giveaway to help families celebrate his day while also anticipating Christ's birth!

Children, I beseech you to correct your hearts and thoughts, so that you may be pleasing to God. Consider that although we may reckon ourselves to be righteous and frequently succeed in deceiving men, we can conceal nothing from God. Let us therefore strive to preserve the holiness of our souls and to guard the purity of our bodies with all fervor. Ye are the temple of God, says the divine Apostle Paul; If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. 
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+ St. Nicholas of Myra  

I'm so excited to be hosting this amazing St. Nicholas Bundle Giveaway from Emilia's Post again this year.  My talented friend and Etsy-artist-Mama, Kelsey, has put together an even bigger bundle than last year's, and it's all ready to be delivered to your doorstep to help your family, godfamily, and friends celebrate St. Nicholas Day!

In the spirit of giving and St. Nicholas, Kelsey decided to develop the Bundle as a fundraising effort for IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities). She gives 50% of the profits from the sales of any St. Nicholas Bundles directly to IOCC. (If you'd like to order one or two of these bundles for someone special, hurry! Last year she sold out within two weeks and raised a very good sum for many in need around the world!)

BUNDLE DETAILS:

  • 1 "Celebrating St. Nicholas Day" Print 
  • 8 St. Nicholas Illustrated Postcards from Emilia's Post 
  • 1 St. Nicholas Illuminated Prayer Print from Emilia's Post  
  • 1 copper, Ukrainian Bishop Cookie Cutter from St. Nicholas Center 
  • 1 Traditional St. Nicholas Cookie Recipe Card 
  • 3 small children's books from Potamitis Publishing (Saint Nicholas and the Three Poor Maidens, The Nativity of Christ, and The Gifts of the Magi
  • 1 sachet bag of 15 half-dollar sized, milk-chocolate gold coins

The Bundle ($50 value) comes packaged with paper and string inside a sturdy, cardboard literature mailer.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED GIVEAWAY RULES:
ENTER NOVEMBER 9-16, 2016, UP TO THREE TIMES...

  1. Please leave a comment with your first name and last initial here on my blog post anytime between November 9-16, 2016.
  2. You can also enter for a chance to win this Bundle by leaving a Facebook comment on my Good Books page giveaway post, here.
  3. A third way to enter is by liking Kelsey's Emilia's Post Facebook page and leaving a comment there about the giveaway. Go here.

ONE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM, AND ANNOUNCED ON NOVEMBER 17, 2016.
Bundle will be mailed to winner as soon as he/she emails me at wendyb1963@sbcglobal[dot]net, with their mailing address.
This is a time-sensitive giveaway, so if the winner does not contact me by 11/21/16, another name will be chosen. 


30 comments:

  1. We love St. Nicholas in our house! Elizabeth R.

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  2. Thank you for this opportunity!
    Mariana S.

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  3. What a fantastic giveaway!
    Roxie L.

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    1. Roxie, you are my winner! Please contact me (via FB or my email - in my profile above) with your mailing address, so I can pass it along to Kelsey at Emilia's Post.

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    2. I'm so excited! Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!

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  4. My little students in Sts. Peter and Fevronia Sunday school would love that.
    Julia D.

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  5. Pray for us, St. Nicholas.
    Valerie G.

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  6. We love St.Nicholas Day! Such a great giveaway!
    Jessica M.

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  7. I've been eyeing this bundle! So sweet. Emily W.

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  8. This looks just perfect!
    Sarah M.

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  9. What a great bundle, and I love that part of the profits go to IOCC. :)

    Adriane A.

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  10. I would love to win this bundle for my children. Amy A.

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  11. I would love to win this bundle. So neat!

    Erica W.

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  12. great giveaway!!! Catalina Norris

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  13. Today I'm dreading Thanksgiving, but longing for Advent. The election isn't over...now our work begins. Christ have mercy, and may St. Nicholas' giving and least-of-these-minded spirit spur us on. Brandi B.

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  14. I would love to win this bundle! We love Emilia's post!

    -Destinie W

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  15. What a great bundle!! Ileana H.

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  16. How nice to have a giveaway just in time for the holidays.
    Marilyn C

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  17. Thanks for this awesome St Nicholas bundle!

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  18. What a lovely giveaway! Marika M.

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  19. What a great giveaway in time for gift giving.
    Joan C

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  20. This is a great giveaway.
    Marion C

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  21. Thanks for offering this giveaway. What fun!
    Annalisa D

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  22. Would love this for my kids! -Megan M.

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  23. I wish I could buy one of everything Kelsey has made! Her work is so beautiful! Ruth R

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  24. My kiddos would love this! - Andy G.

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  25. I would love to get this for my Goddaughter and buy one for my family as well! - Leanna H.

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  26. Oh, Holy Saint Nicholas, please pray for us!

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  27. We're so excited for this season to begin, and can't wait for St. Nicholas Day! Thanks for the fun giveaway! Laura W.

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