Monday, November 1, 2010

Get Hands On For the Holidays {GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNT}

Woo hoo!  It's the first day of November which means we're kicking off the HOLIDAY HAPPENING here on AFOMFT!


What does that mean?  Over the next 30 days, we'll be posting yummy recipes, cool crafts, great gift ideas and more to get you ready for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas.  And that's not all - we'll also be having at least one giveaway per day!  After all, they say it's better to give than receive, right?  So grab our HOLIDAY HAPPENING button, put it on your blog and get yourself in the holiday mood because things are kicking off right now.

I'm so excited about our first HOLIDAY HAPPENING feature because I love Christmas ornaments.  Love them.  Growing up, my mother let my brother and me choose a special ornament every year and about 15 years ago, I started collecting ornaments from every place I visited.  Now when I hang them on the tree, it's so fun to reminisce about what they all represent.  Sure, pretty ornaments are great but the ones that mean something make tree trimming all the more fun, which is why I adore the new holiday collection from Hands on Keepsakes.

Hands on Keepsakes was started by Sarah and Rachelle after a mutual friend brought back a pendant from England with her daughter's handprint and name on it.  They both loved the idea but were unable to find anything like it in Canada, where they're based, so Hands on Keepsakes was born.  Being moms themselves, Sarah and Rachelle understand how quickly time flies and how important it is to hold on to each and every memory.  Their new line of ornaments helps you do just that.  Take a look:


Yes, those are James' and Jake's actual hand and foot prints.  Is that sweet or what?  And even better - you won't have to pack this ornament away when the holidays are over because you can remove the ribbon and replace it with a key ring (one is included with every order).  Genius!


There are so many wonderful personalized designs to choose from.  Baby's First Christmas is just precious.


 I love the pieces made from children's artwork!  Hands on Keepsakes can take this:

And make it into this!

 
And there's even something for your four-pawed friend!


In addition to ornaments/key rings, you can also order personalized print necklaces.  This one is perfect for mothers of twins.


And the lettering on this adorable pendant was actually written by the child. 



One of my favorites is the Family Tree Tags.


You can put names on all of the tags, or use words and phrases like FAMILY, CHRISTMAS 2010 or EST. 2007.  I love that you can add to it over the years and that, of course, you can carry it with you always.



Sarah and Rachelle want you to find the perfect holiday gift or keepsake so you can customize almost anything in the shop.  Choose from bronze or silver, get the tags in round, oval, rectangle or heart shapes, pick the fonts, change the text - it's all up to you!  And if there's something you don't see that you'd like, be sure to contact them because they adore custom work and would love to create the perfect memento just for you.

Hands on Keepsakes helps you celebrate the joy of the holidays all year long, which is why they're first on our 2010 HOLIDAY GIFT PICK list. 


And they're offering a present to one of you too!



Hands on Keepsakes has generously offered to give away one set of four Family Tree Tags to a lucky AFOMFT reader! 


To enter, visit Hands on Keepsakes and post a comment here telling me which item in the store is your favorite (this is mandatory).  For additional entries:
  • Subscribe to AFOMFT or let us know you are a subscriber.
  • Publicly follow or subscribe to the Hands on Keepsake blog.
  • Visit Hands on Keepsakes on Etsy and make the store a favorite.
  • "Like" AFOMFT on Facebook
  • "Like" Hands on Keepsakes on Facebook
  • Ask your friends to "like" AFOMFT on Facebook by sending them this link - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFTFBFAN - and post a comment here with the names of each one who does.  You'll earn one entry per new friend who "likes" our page and names will be cross-checked.  
  • Follow AFOMFT on Twitter (@AFOMFT or click the birdie icon on the sidebar) and tweet this post by clicking the graphic above or this giveaway:  It's the Holiday Happening on @AFOMFT with a giveaway-a-day all month! #Win a family tag ornament worth $60 - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFT
  • Click here to vote for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs and post a comment here that you did - Vote For Us @ topbabyblogs.com Top Baby Blogs.  You can vote once per day per computer so if you vote every day or on different computers, be sure to post one comment for each one.
  • Grab our button and put it on your blog or website and post a link here showing us.
  • Grab our HOLIDAY HAPPENING button and put it on your blog or website and post a link here showing us.
  • Blog or post on Facebook about this giveaway with a link to this post (worth 2 entries so please post two comments) and make sure your comments include a link to your status or blog post.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry (two if you've blogged about the giveaway) and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post.  Comments on Facebook will not count as entries.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends November 8th at 11:59 pm EST. The winners will be selected by random.org and announced on AFOMFT on November 9th. If the winners don't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!



And that's not all!  Hands on Keepsakes is offering readers of AFOMFT free shipping through Sunday, November 7th!  Enter AFOMFT in the message to seller box at checkout and your shipping fees will be refunded via Paypal or contact Sarah and Rachelle before you checkout and they'll create a reserved listing for you.  Happy shopping!

Images: Hands on Keepsakes
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140 comments:

  1. We're so excited to be kicking off Holiday Happening on A Few of My Favorite Things! We look forward to making the custom Tree Tags for the winner!
    Cheers,
    Rachelle

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  2. I love the His and Hers Bronze keyring... so unusual.

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  3. the personalized hand print necklace.. hands down :)

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  4. I get a dated ornament every year and this tree tag is awesome..
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58394378/custom-holiday-decoration-christmas-2010

    the giveaway one is even better!!! thanks for the chance

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  5. I liked a few of my favorite things on FB...
    "The Pondering Princess"

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  6. I am now following you on twitter @pami22

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  7. I love the personalized bronzed keyring and I'd have my kids hand prints on it.

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  8. I love the Holiday Bronze Keyring.

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  9. I added Hands on Keepsakes as a favorite store on etsy.

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  10. I like Hands on Keepsakes on FB.

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  11. my favorite is the charm bracelet with the charms with names.
    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  12. My favorite would be the Custom Holiday Decoration, Listing for 4 Decoration. Especially with Christmas right around the corner. :)

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  13. I subscribe

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  14. I added Hands on Keepsakes to my favorite store list on ETSY.

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  15. follow Hands on Keepsake blog as primrose

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  16. •Visit Hands on Keepsakes on Etsy and make the store a favorite

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  17. •"Like" AFOMFT on Facebook
    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  18. •"Like" Hands on Keepsakes on Facebook

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  19. voted for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs

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  20. I love the family tree tags! So adorable!

    kpelham8 at yahoo dot com

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  21. Hands on Keepsakes is a favorite shop of mine on Etsy.

    bribrekke711 @ yahoo.com

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  22. I subscribe to AFOMFT.

    bribrekke711 @ yahoo.com

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  23. I marked them as one of my fav etsy shops

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  24. And I voted for you on my phone :)

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  25. I am a public follower of the Hands On Keepsakes blog

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  26. I "like" Hands On Keepsakes on Facebook

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  27. I love the Baby's First Christmas 2010

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  28. I like the Hes/Hers keyrings
    mmayerfeld at gmail

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  29. Added to my favorites!
    mmayerfeld at gmail

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  30. I voted for you today,
    mmayerfeld at gmail

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  31. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jennysrushton/status/29624450334

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  32. I Like" Hands on Keepsakes on Facebook

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  33. Grabbed your button:
    http://bugger-dixonline.blogspot.com/

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  34. Grabbed your holiday button:
    http://bugger-dixonline.blogspot.com/

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  35. blogged about your giveaways:
    http://bugger-dixonline.blogspot.com/2010/11/few-of-my-favorite-things-holiday.html

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  36. blogged about the giveaways: http://bugger-dixonline.blogspot.com/2010/11/few-of-my-favorite-things-holiday.html

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  37. I love the one with 3 hand prints. Perfect for my 3 kids.

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  38. Made the store a favorite on Etsy

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  39. I like Hands On Keepsakes on Facebook.

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  40. Giveaway button is on my blog

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  41. I voted for you!
    mmayerfeld at gmail

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  42. I absolutely love the bronze artwork keychain on the Hands On Keepsakes etsy page.

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  43. I follow the Hands on Keepsake blog.

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  44. I made Hands on Keepsake a favorite store on etsy.
    (www.justpoppy.etsy.com)

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  45. I “liked” AFOMFT on facebook.

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  46. I “liked” Hands on Keepsakes on facebook.

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  47. I’m following AFOMFT on Twitter (www.twitter.com/jmslonaker).

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  48. I voted for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs.

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  49. I posted this giveaway on my facebook page.
    (www.facebook.com/jessicamarlene.slonaker)

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  50. I blogged about this giveaway.
    (http://justpoppydesigns.blogspot.com)

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  51. Love the "Baby's First Christmas" ornament!

    kayti dot young at g mail dot com

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  52. My favorite is the hand and foot pendants :)

    ise_us@yahoo.com

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  53. I subscribe to AFOMFT
    ise_us@yahoo.com

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  54. I Publicly follow or subscribe to the Hands on Keepsake blog.

    ise_us@yahoo.com

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  55. I like AFOMFT on FB, ise_us@yahoo.com

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  56. I like hands on keepsakes on Facebook, ise_us@yahoo.com

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  57. I follow AFOMFT on twitter and tweeted:

    www.twitter.com/rar1228

    ise_us@yahoo.com

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  58. I voted AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs :)

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  59. Just found these & they are awesome! Can't wait to buy one for my new little girl

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  60. My fav is the cute little My First Christmas with the little baby feet - TOO CUTE!!

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  61. I love the family tree tags

    Megan
    mommyminded at gmail dot com

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  62. I follow via GFC!

    Megan
    mommyminded at gmail dot com

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  63. I love them all...especially the family tree tags!!

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  64. I like it all but love the family tree tags. It would be something awesome to pass on to the kids when they are grown.

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  65. I added them to my favorite stores!

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  66. I blogged
    http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-giveaway.html

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  67. I blogged
    http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-giveaway.html

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  68. I have your button http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  69. I have your holiday button http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  70. Oh my gosh it's so hard to pick a favorite. I think I really love the Family Tree Tags!

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  71. I am subscribed via email to AFOMFT

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  72. I "like" Hands on Keepsakes on facebook

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  73. You super cute holiday button is on my page!
    http://alililly.blogspot.com/

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  74. I love the His N Hers Keyrings. All of it is amazing though!

    n2katz2003@yahoo.com

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  75. I subscribe to AFOMFT

    n2katz2003@yahoo.com

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  76. I publicly follow Hands on Keepsakes blog.

    n2katz2003@yahoo.com

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  77. I made Hands on Keepsakes a favorite store on Etsy.

    n2katz2003@yahoo.com

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  78. I like AFOMFT on Facebook

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  79. I like Hands on Keepsakes on Facebook

    n2katz2003@yahoo.com

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  80. I follow AFOMFT on Twitter and I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/ZNR8507

    n2katz2003@yahoo.com

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  81. I voted for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs

    n2katz2003@yahoo.com

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  82. I have your button on my blog
    http://thecroissantfamily.blogspot.com/

    n2katz2003@yahoo.com

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  83. I have your Holiday Happening button on my blog
    http://thecroissantfamily.blogspot.com/

    n2katz2003@yahoo.com

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  84. The Dad hearts, hugs and kisses keyring is super sweet! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  85. I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  86. I'm a GFC follower of the Hands on Keepsake blog. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  87. Liked AFOMFT on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  88. Liked Hands on Keepsake on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  89. Voted for you @ Top Baby Blogs. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  90. I love the bronze keychain with the little hand and footprints, it would be perfect for my daughter's first Christmas!
    lindz22 at yahoo dot com

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  91. I subscribe to AFOMFT.
    lindz22 at yahoo dot com

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  92. Hands on Keepsakes is a favorite of mine on Esty.
    lindz22 at yahoo dot com

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  93. I like the Silver Personalized Name Pendant

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  94. Added the button to my blog
    http://www.canterburytalesblog.blogspot.com/

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  95. have the AFOMFT button on my blog
    http://www.canterburytalesblog.blogspot.com/

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