Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Great Easter Giveaway

As a way to kick-start our Christ-centered Easter season,
and as a special thank you to you, my blog friends,
I have put together:

The Great Easter Giveaway!

On Wednesday, March 24th, I will be giving away each of the items shown here.

There will be NINE WINNERS total.

The items in this giveaway are special, because, in addition to being amazingly beautiful and hand-crafted, they each remind me of the true meaning of Easter.

Read on to discover how you can enter to win one of these lovely creations.

Don't look now, but this chick is playing peek-a-boo with you!
This sweet chick and egg combo makes my heart jump for joy. In addition to being adorable, it reminds me of the rebirth and innocence that is the promise of Easter and spring. And they are a great alternative to plastic eggs.

The creator of this prize is also offering 10% off to readers of this blog through the end of March. Just mention my blog in the "note to seller" section.

This puzzle is truly unique and tells the story of Christ's resurrection. Stand the figures up to create something similar to a "nativity set" for Easter. Put them back together to use as a puzzle. You will not see anything like this elsewhere, because the artist created this especially for Easter this year. I think this is such a special creation and a great way to teach children the true story of Easter!

If you buy from this artist, please mention this blog when you order to receive 10% off through the end of March.

Lisa Bees word blocks are cheery and fun and come in a variety of lovely phrases. I love the colors she uses for this piece, because they reflect the message of Easter, which in my mind is truly a happy one. I am also drawn to this picture because of the rocks in the background. It reminds me of the stone that was rolled away to reveal that Christ was risen.
The word Easter is a joyous proclamation!

This calla lily decor is so striking that I just can't stop looking at it. It's no wonder that the name calla lily is derived from the Greek word for beauty. In Easter services, the calla lily symbolizes "resurrection" and the passion and suffering of Christ. It also symbolizes purity, holiness, faith, innocence, and the rebirth of spring. This delicate creation would look lovely in any space and inspires only the most lovely thoughts.

You might remember the baby fairy bag from our last Sewing Smackdown. Well, now Winterpeach has released new designs for Easter: a bunny, a chick, and a lamb. The designer chose to offer this finished lamb bag in keeping with our Christ-centered theme. Christ is often referred to as the Lamb of God...the lamb without blemish that was sacrificed for the sins of the world. Offering his perfect life for ours, so that we could all be forgiven and return home again. That is the joyous message of Easter.

Three more people will win their choice of one of these Winterpeach Patterns for a bunny, a chick, or a lamb! This month readers of my blog will receive 10% off of their purchase in the Winterpeach shop.

Victorian Ribbon Eggs

These beautifully detailed eggs are a symbol of new life. And Easter is surely a celebration of the new life that we all are given through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The act of creating things to express our faith is a special, time-honored tradition. Certainly these Victorian ribbon eggs can serve as a reminder to us of the message of Easter long after the season has passed.

Thank you to all of our artists who have generously offered up these prizes.
Please browse their online shops to view their other fine offerings.

How to Enter: Do one OR all of the following

1. Follow my blog...

It's easy, just click on the button on the left side of my blog.
(If you already follow me, leave that in a comment to receive a bonus entry!)

2. Email me your ideas for having a Christ-centered Easter.

You will get a bonus entry if I share (or have shared) your idea on my blog.
jocelyn [dot] christensen [at] gmail [dot] com

3. Invite a friend to check out this blog.

4. Blog about my "12 Days of Easter"
activities or "Keeping Christ in Easter" or any of my other Easter posts and link to it on Facebook.

5. Visit the shops of the artists
who have generously offered up these great prizes.
(Leave a comment telling me which items you enjoyed most from their shops.)

Please remember to leave me a comment on this post telling me which of these activities you have done so I can keep track of your entries.

I will announce the winners on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.


  1. i'm a follower of your blog! awesome giveaway! :) happy early easter!


  2. I follow your blog (rebecca342[at]gmail[dot]com). I think these prizes are adorable.

  3. I am a follower of your blog

  4. I invited my friends on facebook to check out your blog.

  5. I visited each of the contributors websites.

    I love the ribbon eggs. They are gorgeous and look so pretty!

    I love the chick drawstring bag the most. But they are all super cute!

    I love the set of three 7in. calla lillys on a stick.

    The Spring block set is pretty cool.

    I love the geometric flower puzzle.

    I love the chicks in the eggs and the swirl colored eggs as well.


  6. Joy, you are rockin' these entries! I love all of the prizes...wish I could win them myself! :) Oh well, it makes me happy to see them going to good homes! :)

  7. Jocelyn,
    I am following your blog now :). I really like the cute chick in the egg. I also checked out each of the other sites. Things I really liked were the brightly colored felt eggs, hanging chick, chick in a nest, and pretty cherry blossoms. All these crafty people!

  8. I'm a follower and I love your ideas! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  9. Also, I just had to check out the "Winter Peach" shop. Those bags are so cute! And I love the little birds in their nests! :)

  10. I'm a follower. I was invited by my cousin Karen to see your Christmas book ideas, and I was hooked! Thanks for your ideas, which are blessing my family.

  11. Oh man! Such cute things! I checked out your sponsors sites. I might have to buy some chicks even if I don't win them...and that puzzle, my kids would LOVE IT! So let's see: I fb'd you, I'm an official follower now, I've commented and you've used my idea...(the easter dinner). Surely, I'm a contender to win something!!!

    Cute stuff!

  12. OH and I love the Victorian Eggs so much I am trying to make 6 of them!

  13. Say what???? How fun! How do you find time for all this fun stuff!

    So, I have done 4 of the 5 things on your I have to leave 4 comments??

    And the resurrection puzzle is by far my favorite! Pick me!

  14. I am a follower.

    I bought a Nativity Puzzle from Art of Heart at Christmas. My children LOVED it! So glad to see she's designed an Easter one.

  15. Here's what I like most from each shop:

    Newtknee's: Sunshine felt Easter Egg with Chick
    LisaBees: Daisy Frame With Stem (yellow with white flower) perfect b-day gift for my mom!
    Enchanting SoapFavors: Daisy Soap
    Winterpeach: Button Baby Bootie Pattern
    Marie's Make and Mend: Ribbon Eggs
    Arts of the Heart: We LOVE our Nativity set puzzle!

  16. Jocelyn,

    I invited a friend, Lindsay, today to go and check out your blog because I was telling her about your 12 days of Easter that I am going to do this year with my kids. Such a great idea!

    Anyway, I also am a follower of your blog.

    I checked out the all artists' sites and I really like the puzzle, so cute and kid friendly! I liked the nativity version too! I also liked the Easter word blocks, also very cute!

    I am blogging about your 12 days of Easter.

    I will email you Easter ideas.

    Love your cute ideas and thanks for finding all this cool things from the different artist sites!

  17. I e-mailed your sister but she never replied. Yes, I still want to put in the extra entries for the giveaway. All of the prizes are very cute!

    I would love to win a prize!!! They are all so cute!

  18. I'm following your blog now. The felted easter eggs and chicks are so cute.

  19. i am a follower already...but I had to check first cuz I didn't see me. great giveaway!

  20. I just became a follower. Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway- I especially love the chick, so cute!

  21. done all the the felted eggs but I couldn't find the peep in the egg on her site.The geometric flower i love. it would be a perfect activity for young visitor as well as a show piece. Ilike Lisa's spring blocks. And any of the soap flowers should never be used...just looked at. But my mom always loved calla lilies but they were out of season when she got married and so she couldn't have them in her bouquet. Definitely the Easter Lamb. so glad I made those Fairy purses already. Her patterns are so well explained. But I can figure out these lambs...maybe next year.and OH HOW I would love to have those ribbon eggs..or any of the other things as well.

    Great blog candy...Just like
    Easter...plenty of sweets.

  22. I also posted it on Facebook

  23. I am a follower! Great prizes and fantastic blog! I love the Easter sign, so spring like!

  24. I am now a follower of your blog! I really like your ideas. I can't wait to try them for my family. I also invited some friends to check out your blog.

  25. I look forward to reading your blog everyday:-)
    I loved the winterpeach easter bags and I would love to make them for easter!

  26. I follow your blog everyday and I've already told my friends about your blog. I've visited the artists that contributed to your giveaways. I really loved the wooden puzzle of christ and the easter bags. I'm going to contribute to your blog on how our family has a christ centered easter. I really love your blog and enjoy your great ideas.

  27. I'm now following:-) Libby's Library


  28. I just signed up to follow your blog. what a fun giveaway!

  29. Did everthing you asked us to do and you are also on my FB page, and I am sharing your giveaway with all my vegan cuisine bloggers also. I'm in love with the lily soaps, the wooden Christmas puzzle and the chick inside the them. I'll keep blowing my pipes for you.

  30. I am now a follower!!!
    Ps I have requested you as a friend on mmb

  31. I went and visited the word clock Etsy shop and love her blocks with lil chicks on them.

  32. I'm a follower! I also visited the sponsor sites. Here's my favorites from each:
    newtknees - swirly seas felted egg
    Arts of the Heart - lamb car in honor of my lamb-lover
    Lisa Bees Craft & Design - Dance-Giggle-Sing board because it combines two favorites, ladybugs and daisies
    Enchanting Soap Favors - the calla lilies are exquisite, but I also love the ducks
    winterpeach - love the lamb bag, again on behalf of my lamb-lover
    Marie's Make and Mend - all the ribbon eggs are awesome, my ficus tree needs some when it stops being a "Service Tree"

  33. I also blogged about your blog and specifically about the 12 Days of Easter.

  34. So I follow you as well now!

  35. I tried to follow your blog but its having issues Ill try again later, I will probably blog about your blog too.