Christmasy giveaway!

on December 19, 2011 in AnnieWrites, Giveaways with 116 comments by

So I made a silly mistake when I mailed out a bunch of the Christmas gift packs last week.

I included a candy cane.

Seems like a simple addition, does it not? Just a little candy cane to brighten the spirits, and the breath, of young ladies around the USA.

Unfortunately, it seems, from what I’ve heard from a few of you, that the Christmas gift packs were stomped and smashed and sent through an oven because candy cane shrapnel is meltingly covering every corner of your gift pack.

I’m really sorry…. for having too much holiday spirit and it causing a peppermint flavored disaster.

If that is the case for you, and your poster or bookmarks or anything are messed up, please just email me (annieblogs [at] gmail [dot] com) and let me know your address and what needs replacing and I’ll ship it out today. No biggie. My pleasure. My fault. Let me replace the candy caned products.

. . . . .

Now to the fun stuff. We have a few of the Christmas gift packs left and I’d like to mail one to you! Well, “you” being a few lucky blog readers. Here’s the dealio….

I want to send you a full gift pack PLUS an additional copy of the book for you to give away to someone in your life!

Here’s how to win:

1. Leave a comment below and tell me who you would get that extra copy of the book that will be in your mailbox.

2. You can leave a SECOND comment saying that you like me on facebook… either you already do or you pop over, click LIKE, and then come back and say, “I like your page on facebook.”

3. You can leave a THIRD comment saying that you follow me on twitter… either you already do or you pop over, click FOLLOW, and then come back and say, “I follow you on twitter.”

So, you can have THREE different comments total. As many as the gifts the wise men brought…. which, if you read the story closely, you see that they also included candy canes in their packages. [No they didn't.]

How many gift packs am I giving away? FIVE. FIVE lucky winners will get a gift pack shoved in the mail, sans candy cane, on Tuesday [so you have until Tuesday morning when I wake up and get movin' to enter].

BRING ON THE WINNING! Ready… set… go!

116 comments

  1. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:17 AM  |  reply

    I would give the copy to my friend Kim who is starting up the youth ministry at our church and has mostly middle school girls.

  2. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:18 AM  |  reply

    Oh, and I already follow you on Twitter. It’s a blast. I don’t have FaceBook or I would like you there. Oh well. 1 out of 2 isn’t bad.

  3. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:19 AM  |  reply

    1. I have a friend here in London who does not yet know how love her body or live all for Him–but she’s interested! She is currently living with her boyfriend and would love to have a copy of this amazing and inspiring book.

  4. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:19 AM  |  reply

    2. I like you on facebook {and in real life} ;)

  5. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:20 AM  |  reply

    3. I follow you on twitter {and your antics and hashtags crack me up} write on.

  6. Erin
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:21 AM  |  reply

    Yay Annie! I would give it to my roommate Haley.

  7. Erin
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:22 AM  |  reply

    I do follow you on twitter, and I really like it.

  8. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:22 AM  |  reply

    I work with youth so who I would give the copy to is easy, there are several girls I would give it to but one in particular I have in mind then after I finish my copy I’d take that one and make it the “youth copy” so they could pass it around and all could read it. :)

  9. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:24 AM  |  reply

    I would give the extra copy of the book to our fellowship, which has several girls becoming teens!

    Thanks for this kind opportunity!

  10. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:25 AM  |  reply

    I do follow you on Twitter, too!

  11. Angela
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:25 AM  |  reply

    I would give an extra copy to my cousin. She’s a senior in college and I think would love it!

  12. Azriel
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:26 AM  |  reply

    I would give it to my friend Hannah Wafford.

    • Azriel
      posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:27 AM  |  reply

      I already like you on facebook

  13. Azriel
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:29 AM  |  reply

    I follow you on twitter

  14. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:31 AM  |  reply

    I would give it to our youth group leader to use with their groups of girls!

  15. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:31 AM  |  reply

    I follow you on twitter!

  16. Emily
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:39 AM  |  reply

    I already liked you on facebook:)

  17. Emily
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:40 AM  |  reply

    I would give the extra book to my really good friend who recently became a Christian and baptized.

  18. Valerie
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:43 AM  |  reply

    I would actually give both copies away because I already have your book. But I would give one to my friend Lindsay who is just starting off as a children’s director at a church and it would be a great resource for her to have when working with the Jr. High and High School girls. The other one I would give to my friend Kaitlin who struggles with a lot of things and doesn’t know how to love herself, which is something that I have gotten a lot better at since reading your book. :) I want her to have her own copy to write in and love just like the one I have. :)

  19. Valerie
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:44 AM  |  reply

    I follow you on Twitter. And completely love following your adventures through 140 characters.

  20. Valerie
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:47 AM  |  reply

    And I like you on facebook. And in real life. And would really like to see you again sometime. :) I love you Annie!

  21. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:47 AM  |  reply

    I would give the extra pack to my sister :) she would LOVE it! I was planning on giving her the pack I ordered but it was messed up by the candy cane so I decided to keep parts of it for myself.. Hate when that happens ;)

  22. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:49 AM  |  reply

    I follow you on twitter!!

  23. Sheldon
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:49 AM  |  reply

    I would give one copy to my friend, Kenzie, and the other (I already have one too) to my friend Elizabeth.

  24. Sheldon
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:51 AM  |  reply

    I like you on fAcebook already :)

  25. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:54 AM  |  reply

    I liked you on Facebook as well :)

  26. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:54 AM  |  reply

    hey annie this is jo from blog-diggidy.com i am starting up a new blog so i will be visiting from here from now on!! :-) i would love to win the gift pack for my daughter!! i will take the extra book, if that’s ok…

  27. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:54 AM  |  reply

    i am following you on twitter @jo_lynccc

  28. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:56 AM  |  reply

    i ‘like’ you on facebook as well! ;-)

  29. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:57 AM  |  reply

    I would LOVE to get a copy for either my cousin or Best friend :)

  30. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:58 AM  |  reply

    And I already like you on Facebook :)

  31. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:15 AM  |  reply

    That is too funny!

    I’ve won recently so if I’m not qualified then disregard my entries. ;) Totally understand.

    I would gift the book to our a young lady who works with the youth in our church.

  32. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:16 AM  |  reply

    I follow you on twitter. Yes, I do.

    (I don’t Facebook, but I started a Twitter account so I could have a Pinterest account. I haven’t pinned a thing yet, but I’m following the twitter…)

  33. rebecca
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM  |  reply

    I want a free gift pack!

  34. rebecca
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:52 AM  |  reply

    i liked it on facebook!

  35. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:59 AM  |  reply

    I would love to give the extra copy to my 15 year old sister-in-law, Mackenzie.

  36. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:59 AM  |  reply

    I like your page on FB.

  37. Angelica
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM  |  reply

    I would give it to my friends who are sister, i feel your book really brings out so much glory for Jesus and I have been trying to get them to church since forever! :)

  38. Angelica
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:01 AM  |  reply

    i liked you on facebook!

  39. Angelica
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:01 AM  |  reply

    and finally i followed you on twitter :)

  40. Shelby Reynolds
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM  |  reply

    I would probably give it to myself twice. ;) Just kidding, I’d give it to one of my close friends that is coming in town on the 30th! I bet she would love it!

  41. Shelby Reynolds
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM  |  reply

    I liked you on Facebook too. :)

  42. Shelby Reynolds
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:06 AM  |  reply

    I also follow you on Twitter too. Of course!

  43. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM  |  reply

    I would give the 2nd copy away to my friend who teaches 10th grade girls’ Sunday school at my church.

  44. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM  |  reply

    I liked you on facebook!!

  45. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:11 AM  |  reply

    And now I’m following you on twitter – hopefully, you will make me like twitter….so far I’m not to into it….

  46. Wendy
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:06 PM  |  reply

    I would love to give a copy of the book to the preteen girl that I mentor. Then we could read through it together.

  47. Wendy
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:07 PM  |  reply

    Liked you on Facebook :)

  48. Wendy
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:08 PM  |  reply

    Following you on Twitter :)

  49. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:31 PM  |  reply

    I have about 50 girls I’d give your book to if I could. Does that count? :)
    {And I saw a comment further up from “Kristin Smith” spelled just right! Flashback to pre-married life!}

  50. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:31 PM  |  reply

    I like you on facebook

  51. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:32 PM  |  reply

    And I completely stalk you on twitter.
    :)

  52. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 2:07 PM  |  reply

    I would give a copy of the book to my best friend Liz! She would love it!

  53. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 2:07 PM  |  reply

    I like you on facebook.

  54. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 2:08 PM  |  reply

    And I follow you on twitter!

  55. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 2:35 PM  |  reply

    I would give a copy of your book to my friend Emily, who has a heart for young girls.

  56. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 2:38 PM  |  reply

    I “like” you on fb!

  57. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:06 PM  |  reply

    I would give your book to a dear girl who I’ve been mentoring since I took her to elementary school camp years ago. This would be perfect! :)

  58. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:06 PM  |  reply

    I also follow on Twitter

  59. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:07 PM  |  reply

    And the Facebook. Who am I kidding, social media ho-bag, right here.

  60. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:23 PM  |  reply

    Such a great book and giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity :) I would give the copy of the book to a High School Senior girl in our youth group. She will be leaving for college in a few months, and I think she would greatly benefit from this book. Sounds great! Thanks again!

  61. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:28 PM  |  reply

    I follow you on Twitter, now! Yay!

  62. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:29 PM  |  reply

    And…..I like you on Facebook!

  63. aims
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:51 PM  |  reply

    I would give the book to ONE of my two teenaged daughters (18 & 16)…. or make them share :-)

  64. aims
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:51 PM  |  reply

    facebook “like”….check!

  65. aims
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:52 PM  |  reply

    following on twitter…check!

  66. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:52 PM  |  reply

    The extra life words would be for a very dear young woman. She’s becoming and this will definitely feed her soul.

  67. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM  |  reply

    I like you on facebook.

  68. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM  |  reply

    I follow you on Twitter too.

  69. Myka
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 4:03 PM  |  reply

    I would give a copy to my bff. <3

  70. Myka
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 4:04 PM  |  reply

    I like you on facebook!

  71. Myka
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 4:04 PM  |  reply

    I also follow you on twitter. :)

  72. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 4:53 PM  |  reply

    well, i don’t have a copy of your book yet. so can i keep it for myself and then LOAN it to a friend or two? i’d love to read it!

  73. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 4:53 PM  |  reply

    i follow you on twitter!

  74. Heather
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 5:05 PM  |  reply

    I follow you on facebook.

  75. Heather
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 5:07 PM  |  reply

    I actually already own your book, so I would give both books away. I would give them to two of the girls at my church. They’re just sweet, mature girls and I see a lot of myself in them. I know myself in high school would have LOVED to have your book, so that’s where they’re going!

  76. Heather
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 5:07 PM  |  reply

    I follow you on twitter! :)

  77. Rebecca
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 5:33 PM  |  reply

    I’d give it to my niece who turned 15 this month.

  78. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 6:19 PM  |  reply

    I already have a book from LAST year’s Christmas
    gift pack so I would give away both books to two of our youth girls. Our HS SS class is going through it. :)

  79. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 6:21 PM  |  reply

    I already like you on Facebook. :)

  80. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 6:21 PM  |  reply

    I already follow you on Twitter. :)

  81. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:31 PM  |  reply

    I would definitely give to my daughters, Abby and Emma. :)

  82. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:32 PM  |  reply

    Liked ya’ on FB!

  83. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:32 PM  |  reply

    Following ya’ on Twitter!

  84. Kristen
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:41 PM  |  reply

    I would give a copy to my 14 year old niece. I’ve already got one for her 12 year old sister.

  85. Kristen
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM  |  reply

    I follow you on Twitter!

  86. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:55 PM  |  reply

    follow you on twitter :)

  87. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:56 PM  |  reply

    follow you on facebook!!!

  88. posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:56 PM  |  reply

    i would give it to one of my young life girls…

  89. alex
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:29 PM  |  reply

    i would give it too my sister because she always takes my book *not that i dont like sharing* but i think she would love to have one of her own, and she follows your blog and adores your writing and i think you have really inspired her and helped strengthen her faith!

  90. alex
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:29 PM  |  reply

    i follow you on twitter!! ((:

  91. alex
    posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:30 PM  |  reply

    i ‘like’ your page on fbook too! <3

  92. Nicole r
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 3:18 AM  |  reply

    Hi! Thank you for the christmas spirit!

  93. Nicole r
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 3:20 AM  |  reply

    I follow u on twitter :)

  94. ~VA~
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 6:01 AM  |  reply

    I just liked you on facebook :)

  95. ~VA~
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 6:02 AM  |  reply

    The extra book would go to my best friend Betsy. She is a middle school counselor and she would LOVE the book!

  96. posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 7:02 AM  |  reply

    ok, loling to the candy canes…so something i would do!!! it’s ok, it was more like candy cane confetti…lol.

    ok, so in other things, i’d LOVE to win!! so, i’m going to do all the extra links so maybe i can! :)

  97. posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 7:03 AM  |  reply

    liked you fb! oh, and i’m being selfish and keeping the book for me. ;)

  98. posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 7:04 AM  |  reply

    already a twitter follower!

  99. Melinda
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 7:08 AM  |  reply

    One of my friends who is a senior in high school!

  100. posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 7:51 AM  |  reply

    I would give the extra copy to my cousin. She just moved far away, so I like the thought of having read the same books and being able to talk about them.

  101. posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 7:52 AM  |  reply

    I already follow you on Twitter.

  102. posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 7:52 AM  |  reply

    I already follow you on Facebook, too.

  103. posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 8:35 AM  |  reply

    I would love to pass this on to my good friend Paige who leads a small group of girls at Western Kentucky University. She has an amazing impact on those girls, and each of them would benefit from reading and discussing your book. That way, you book could be read by 8-10 girls instead of just one as they would pass it around!

  104. posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 8:36 AM  |  reply

    I already follow you on twitter.

  105. Breehan
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:31 AM  |  reply

    I would give a copy to my BFF who is a missionary in south Texas and who disciples a group of teenage girls

  106. Breehan
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:31 AM  |  reply

    Also I follow you on twitter

  107. Breehan
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:32 AM  |  reply

    Oh yeah, I follow you on facebook too!

  108. Kimberly
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:49 AM  |  reply

    I would give the book to my early-20s sister who’s in seminary right now!

  109. Kimberly
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:54 AM  |  reply

    I like you on facebook!

  110. Kimberly
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:55 AM  |  reply

    and … I follow you on Twitter!

  111. Lisa Schorp
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 11:33 AM  |  reply

    I would love to share the extrra book with a friend of mine who needs some extra Christmas cheer. She is having a hard time and this would brighten her heart!

  112. Lisa Schorp
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM  |  reply

    Followed you on Twitter as @lschorp

  113. Lisa Schorp
    posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM  |  reply

    Liked your page on Facebook!

  114. posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 12:15 PM  |  reply

    Ohh… what a fun giveaway Annie! I would so give a book to my sister! :)

  115. posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 12:16 PM  |  reply

    I like you on facebook too! Would follow you on twitter… if I had it… like everyone says I should. lol

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