**The giveaway below has ended. Congratulations to the winners Mary S., Nate A., Susan C., Britney R., Kate W.!!
I still can’t believe that tomorrow is December 1. I’ve barely started writing my Christmas shopping list when, at this point, I should be checking it twice. I’m hoping that I can come up with a few ideas before Cyber Monday.
But shopping isn’t what this post is about. (Although I do have a shopping-related treat for you at the end of this piece.) As I alluded to last week. I’m thrilled to announce that the annual 12 Days of Christmas is back! Yep, I’m going to be posting all about Christmas for the next 12 Days! You’d think after doing 31 days straight in October that I would have had enough. Nope, not for this guy! I’m back for 12 more days.
The wonderful part about these 12 Days is that I’m not alone. I’m teaming up with five of the best bloggers in town for one of the most outstanding series ever!
If you do the math, we have six bloggers times 12 days. That’s 72 posts with holiday ideas to inspire, share, and celebrate! Pretty amazing, right? There will be LOTS of DIY projects, recipes, holiday decorating, crafts, and so much more. Can you tell I’m a little excited?
I ‘m sure most folks know who I am, but let me introduce you to my 12 Days of Christmas blogger friends!
KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms
Gorgeous interiors and fabulous taste abound. One of the most beautiful homes on the blogosphere.
Donna of Funky Junk Interiors
The Queen of Junk! She has a way of making rust look like a million bucks! Genius ideas at every turn.
Whitney and Ashley of Shanty 2 Chic
Two of the handiest girls on the Internet. Stunning DIY projects to take your home from bleak to chic!
Marianne of Songbird
Helping you turn your house into a home one project,craft, and decorating idea at a time.
Cassity of Remodelaholic
From DIY to decorating, add style to your home with fabulous inspiration and tutorials.
If any of these names are new to you, be sure to head on over and say hello. You won’t be disappointed.
In the spirit of the 12 Days of Christmas, on the 13th day each blogger will be hosting a wonderful giveaway on his or her blog. Plus, each blogger will have a specifically themed link party where you can share your holiday ideas and inspiration. This is truly the most wonderful time of the year.
Also, for a super simple way to follow along, all of us have teamed up for a joint Pinterest Board. You can follow the 12 Days of Christmas board here. We’ll be sharing images of all of our ideas, plus on the 13th day, we’ll be pinning your ideas, too.
I’m also trying to arrange for a few other fun giveaways here on IBC during the 12 Days. So, I thought what better way to get things started than with a giveaway today!
My go-to source for gift giving, especially around the holidays, is RedEnvelope. I’m always guaranteed to find something, even for those hard-to-buy-for people on my list.
I’ve even been known to pick up a few things for myself. Ha ha! Big shocker, right? I actually just bought this portable turntable that looks like a vintage suitcase. It’s officially the coolest thing I own and now I can’t stop buying records. I love the nostalgic look and feel. And it’s beyond perfect for parties. These past few days I’ve even been playing it while decorating.
So, whether you want to pick up a turntable for yourself or have a few other names to cross off your Christmas list, I’m giving away five $50 gift codes (a virtual gift card) to RedEnvelope! Five lucky IBC readers will get $50 to make their shopping a little easier this year.
As usual, I’ll be using Rafflecopter to manage this giveaway because it makes the process super easy. The widget will appear below; just give it some time to load. If you want to see a video or read more about how to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway, click here. Ready? Let’s do this!
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. (Those viewing this in an email or blog reader will need to visit the actual blog post by clicking here. The widget may not appear if you are on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.) Again, please allow a few moments for it to appear. Simply answer the question in the widget to be entered to win this wonderful prize! Bonus entries are available for following on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Good luck, everyone! I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas!
The giveaway is available to readers in the United States. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly selected and announced at the top of this post.