Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Giveaway winner!

Thanks to all who entered the Tiny Prints giveaway in my last post! I used a random number generator to select the winner, and it ended up being...


Sara (sara2@......)!

You should be receiving an email from Tiny Prints soon, Sara, with the $50 code to Tiny Prints. Hope you have a grand time deciding which cards to order! :D

Hosting this giveaway was a lot of fun, and I hope to be able to do more of them in the future. Probably would help if I posted more on the blog to start with though, eh? to find time for that...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Christmas Photo Cards Giveaway: $50 credit to Tiny Prints!

Wow, can you believe we're already nearly to the end of October? This year has just been flying by for us, and here we are a mere 7 weeks from Baby Westbrook's due date. Eeeek! That's exciting and overwhelming all at once. :)

Today is an absolutely gorgeous autumn day here in Iowa, with crisp blue skies, a light breeze, and sunshine spilling everywhere. It's a shame Joe had to work this evening, as it would have been a perfect day for us to go out and take a few maternity pictures. I'm thinking ahead to our end-of-the-year newsletter and cards, and would like to have a nice pregnancy picture to include as well as (Lord willing!) pictures of our little family once Baby is born.

I'm definitely planning on having our cards printed through Tiny Prints again this year, and am super excited about the HUGE selection of designs they're offering. As a graphic designer, I tend to view designs with a fairly critical eye - and on most pre-designed card sites like this there is always something I wish I could tweak about the way a card is laid out or the fonts/color that were chosen. Not so with Tiny Prints! Seriously, they have some of the best card designs I've ever seen. Most come in several different color combinations, and there are usually a number of design options including text, font, photos, and more. I've been known to browse through their site just for creative inspiration...the designs are truly that good. :D

This is the design Joe and I used last year (with a different photo, of course!).

Intrigued yet? Check out this year's huge selection here: Christmas Photo Cards 

While you're over there, be sure to check out Tiny Prints' special offers and promotions page: it's a great place to catch a good deal!

Okay, and the best part? Tiny Prints offered to let me share a $50 giveaway with one of my blog readers. This is for a coupon code that gives you $50 off your total order (not including shipping). Tiny Prints' prices are very reasonable, especially considering the top-quality printing, and you'll be able to get a good-sized stack of cards for FREE if you win! Even for those of you who do not celebrate Christmas, there are plenty of designs that would work perfectly for an end-of-the-year greeting card, or just as a way to share photos with your loved ones.

Sound fun? All you have to do to enter is go to Tiny Prints' site (link above) and look through their designs. Then come back here and leave a comment, letting us know which card you would choose (good luck choosing only one, lol - that's the hardest part!). Be sure to include a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. To earn a second entry, please link to this post on your FB page or Twitter, then come back and comment saying that you've done so. All entries must be received by October 29! I'll randomly select one winner and will be in touch with your coupon code. Can't wait to see which of you will win! :D

For anyone who would like to check out Tiny Prints elsewhere in cyberspace, see these links:

Disclaimer: Tiny Prints is giving me site credit in trade for spreading the word about their holiday card designs. When I saw the chance to share $50 with one of you I immediately knew I wanted to participate, even though I've been so busy of late that this blog has been sadly neglected otherwise. :) But rest assured that this is an honest review: I do I whole-heartedly recommend Tiny Prints' services and think they're doing a great job!