Giving Thanks and a Little Giveaway!

The holidays are starting to sneak up on us.  The calendar flipped to November and all of the sudden it’s Christmas in the store, the weather is cold and it is dark outside at 4:30 (at least here in Illinois).  I already have cookies and candies bookmarked that I want to try for this holiday season.  It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of it all.

I like to take a little time out each year and write letters in November to those I am especially thankful for.  Those people who day in and day out keep me sane and who I cannot imagine living without.  I started doing this a few years ago, when I lost some family members and realized that I never took the opportunity to tell them that I loved them, that I cared about them, that they had a profound impact on my life.

The first year I wrote these letters, I was surprised about how challenging it was to pour my grateful heart out onto paper, even to those closest to me.  My list of recipients was short, not because I am not thankful for many, but because these letters were hard to write.  But, each year it gets a bit easier and my list gets a bit longer.  I have become very fond of this tradition I have started for myself and each year I have a different card designed and made for me.  For the first couple years it was a kind co-worker who made cards on the side and this year I had the above cards made by a dear friend.

As a thanks to you wonderful readers, I am giving away 5 of these super cute cards designed and made by my sweet friend Denise so that you can send a few thankful letters to your loved ones.  To enter: leave a comment about who you are thankful for by November 9th, 2012 at midnight central time.

*This giveaway is sponsored by me.