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.