Friday, November 9, 2012

Holiday Wreath Giveaway!



Today's my birthday, and that makes it a great day to kick off a holiday giveaway, don't you think?

I'm celebrating my birthday on the blog this year with a giveaway sponsored by P. Allen Smith's Holiday Collection, with this beautiful, fragrant wreath from Allen's new Lodge Collection.  The Collection is inspired by National Parks lodges from the turn of the 20th century, and honors American craftsmanship and artistry.  
The 20" wreath is made from fresh, sustainably-harvested, hand-tied Noble Fir and pine, with pinecone, birch and  snowflake accents, and can be used either indoors or outdoors.


The giveaway is open to US residents, and here's how it works:  Leave a comment on this post telling me where you'll use the wreath if you're the winner, or alternatively, share your favorite holiday memory, or your favorite holiday recipe - one entry per person.  

For a bonus chance to win, leave a comment on my facebook page and tell me how you spell the cone of a pine tree - pinecone, or pine cone, or share any fun holiday anecdote you wish!  Inquiring minds want to know! (Or is that enquiring minds?)  Have fun, and be as creative as you like.

I'll need to be able to reach the winner, so be sure your email address is easy to find, either through your blogger profile, on your blog, or linked through your comment.  I'll need to hear back from the winner within 48 hours after emailing you.  If I can't track you down, or if you don't respond in time, an alternate winner will be selected.

The winning entry will be selected on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time, via Random.org.  Once the winner is selected,  I'll update this post.  

Update 9/16/12:  Congratulations, Thea - you won the wreath!  I wasn't able to find your email address so I contacted you both through your facebook, and google+ page.  Please contact me with your email address asap - no later than within 48 hours, or I'll need to select an alternate winner.


48 comments:

  1. Happy birthday!! Best wishes for a glorious day!
    ---Rhonda

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  2. happy Birthday dear, I hope the day is marvelous and filled with love and celebration. xoxogail

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  3. I'd put it on my fence! It would look gorgeous!

    2u3mommy at gmail dot com

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  4. Happy Birthday! :) Those wreaths are gorgeous!! I'd hang it in my kitchen window!
    My favorite holiday memory is driving around to see the Christmas lights as a kid and attending a candle light service at our church. My favorite recipe I make every year is the traditional Toll House chocolate chip cookies! They're always a hit. Thanks for the opportunity and enjoy your day! xo

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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    1. Thank you!

      Those were all holiday traditions in my family too! Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. My dad used to make them when I was a kid.

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  5. Garden girl, happy birthday! I wish you to stay 'Garden girl' for many years, successes in your garden!

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  6. Happy Birthday Linda! It is a lovely wreath.

    Eileen

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  7. Growing up, my brother was allergic to pine trees, so we couldn't have a real tree. I was deprived of having the smell of pine all through my childhood. I would love to hang this beauty on the front porch.
    Happy Birthday Linda...nice of you to think of others on your birthday.
    Balisha

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  8. Well Happy Birthday to You!!!! Beautiful wreath!

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  9. Happy Birthday!! I would hand the wreath on my front door.

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  10. I will hang this on the front door if I win.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  11. Such a gorgeous wreath--this would definitely go on my front door where everyone could see it! What a nice way to celebrate your birthday, Linda!

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  12. Great looking wreath. I might be tempted to give it to someone at work though. :-)

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  13. I'd put it on the front door!

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  14. This wreath would hang on the front door of our new home. We moved in January and I cannot wait to decorate it for Christmas!
    debbieblunt@live.com

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  15. I would place it on my front door. We have a very big front porch with two swings, it would be the highlight of our country Tennessee Christmas.

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  16. I'll use the wreath prominently displayed on my front door! It is absolutely beautiful!!!
    carolyemola@hotmail.com

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  17. Happy Birthday! We are staying home for the holidays since we are expecting on 12/20. The wreath will go on the door.

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  18. Garden Girl I would hang this on my back door coming into our mudroom, as we have back door friends.
    Take care,
    Gretchen Everman
    gretchnsteve@windstream.net

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  19. I will hang the wreath on my beautiful, red, front door.

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  20. I would put it on the front door of my apartment at Seminary! What better place to share the beauty and cheer?! :)

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  21. I would love to hang a beautiful wreath on my front door for the holidays. Normally it is an artificial wreath with things glued on it and another year it was a fresh (?) wreath I bought at Walmart. I think I deserve a beautiful wreath to hang on my door this year............at least I think so. Thank you for the offer.

    Diane Allyn

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  22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND BLESSINGS FOR MANY MORE TO YOU! I WOULD PREFER TO PUT THIS BEAUTIFUL WREATH ON MY FRONT DOOR TO GREET PEOPLE WITH THE OLD TIME FEELING OF HOLIDAYS GONE BY, WITH THE SCENT AND BEAUTY OF OUR SEASON. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS EVERYONE!

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  23. Happy birthday!! What a wonderful time of year to be born! This wreath is absolutly beautiful. I would look super hanging on the wall of my screened porch beside my late mother in laws old wood cook stove. It would grace this old house with beautiful memories.

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  24. Happy Birthday!

    My front door always gets the pretty Christmas wreath. This year, my back door deserves one too. It's the door all of my closest friends use. "Back door friends" deserve the best treatment, right!?

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  25. Happy Birthday. The wreath is beautiful.

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  27. Happy Birthday. The wreath is beautiful.

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  28. Happy Birthday hope you are having a magikal day and heres wishing you many more happy and prosperious years to come. If we win this wreath we will hang it on our front door for all to admire and reflect on this past year of much loss and devistation and to hope for a better new year. my email is advj.teabo@comcast.net

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  29. I would place the wreath on the front door of our barn so everyone that came could enjoy it.

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  30. Would love to have a fresh wreath on the front door, inside or out. Thank you for the chance to win. Merry Christmas!

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  31. When I became a Mom and Grandma, I had heard a story of a lady that took a garden knome and would put it in different places from Halloween on everyday before the kids got up. We would tell the kids he was santas elf and was watching for naughty and nice and reporting to santa. Then on Christmas morning he would either be under the tree or close to their beds. They had so much fun so when the girls started having their families I bought them each a garden knome because they enjoyed it so much.
    Happy Birthday to you. If I was to win such a beautiful wreath it would be on my front door for all to see and enjoy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

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  32. HI ALLEN!

    H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y TO A SWEET MAN! i LOVE YOUR SHOW. Allen, Ive had a hard last 10 yrs with fibromyalgia. I dont have time to put up decorations because I dont feel well 100 percent of the time! However,,,,if I won a wreath, I would put THAT UP on my door. I live in an apartment building in Lynbrook, NY. All around us people have been hard hit. Homeless, sad, worried; everyone it seems. I, luckily the ONE time in my life escaped the madness. I had electric, heat and am safe. My daughter who is in college is safe too. I thank God for my blessings. Id love to win because it would brighten up my life. Instead of getting bills, I could receive a Gift!

    Either way, You brighten my day every time I see you Allen. I love to watch your show. It brings out the gardener in me (in spirit) and makes me feel at peace. Love your personality.

    Wishing you a beautiful birthday filled with love and good health.

    Love,
    Mary Haas

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  33. Happy Birthday!
    I have the perfect place for this gorgeous wreath... Mounted above my fireplace in the living room. (Sigh) ;)

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  34. What a beautiful wreath! I live and work on a campus where kids live because they are unable to live at home. I would put the wreath at our entrance so all the kids could enjoy it and the spirit of the holidays. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Barb
    Martinhouse57@yahoo.com

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  35. Truthfully it is gorgeous, but I would probably give it to one of the church's in town to raffle off for someone in need. I know many people are in need right now in NYC and some of their families live locally. They would like to return home but can't and making their Christmas a little brighter would be the best present I could ever want. God Bless Ya'll This Season!

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  36. This wreath would look great on my front door to welcome friends and family. would love to win

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  37. Placing it promptly on my kitchen door for all my visitors to enjoy.

    Happy Birthday.

    Sandi Leonard
    leon9801@gmail.com

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  38. Happy Birthday!

    I would hang it next to my front door, to replace the old scrawny one that's there now.

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  39. you share a birthday month with the best people.

    i would love to have a wreath on my fireplace above the mantle...

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  40. I would use the wreath on my front door!

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  41. I can almost smell the wreath!! Yum, I love that scent! I'd put it on my front door!!

    I hope you had a lovely birthday!!

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  42. Since the fire marshall won't allow fresh material (or even fake stuff) inside my nursing home, I'd find a place of honor just outside the front door.
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