Sunday, January 27, 2008

Valentine's Day Giveaway~




Valentine's Day Glitter Comment Graphics from Dollielove.com
Valentine's Day is a great day to share love with those who are special to you. This holiday brings me back to my elementary days when I filled out the cards (that took forever to sign every one) and brought them to school to hand out. Remember making the special boxes with the pretty decorations? These boxes were filled with cards and candies from everyone in class. Now that I have a son who is in elementary school, I get to help him with his Valentine's for his classmates. I have come across a fun and creative gift that he can include with his Valentine's. I think it will be a big hit...and tasty, too! Fruit Roll-ups have come up with a super product for Valentines. My Fruit Roll-ups fruit flavored snacks have made it possible to make your own Valentines. You can go to their site: here, and create a fruit roll-up of your very own. You can pick a picture, a saying, and then just order. They have so many pictures to choose from! I made one with a groovy monkey and typed up Happy Valentine's Day 2U on it. I am excited to see it, and I know Nathaniel will love to give them out. There are 30 in a box, so it works out perfect for his class. Each box costs $29.99 (plus tax, where applicable). So it's only $1 for each roll! If you order before February 3, you can have them by February 13th! Just in time to give them out. Would you like a chance to win a box of personalized Valentine's from My Fruit Roll-Ups? Just leave me a comment about the sweetest Valentine’s message you have sent, or received, and I will pick three winners! That's it! This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers...and USA residents. This contest is open until February 1st at midnight. I will announce the winner February 2nd during the day, so you can get your orders in time for Valentine's Day.



CONTEST is NOW CLOSED~~winner will be announced Saturday afternoon (2/2)
Here are the three winners:
#8 Stephanie
#34 topaztook
#83 Michelle
I will contact these three, but if you are on the list and see your name, feel free to e-mail me. :)
CONGRATS!!

86 comments:

Taryn said...

The best Valentine’s I’ve ever gotten were from my dad. He’s my ’step-father’ but he raised me since I was a small child and has always been my Daddy. We had a rocky time when I was a teenager because he just didn’t understand me - a bookish girl. He’s very quiet and was never overly affectionate or loose with words. Thats why when I get a simple card with “I Love you Taryn, Dad” written inside it means the world to me. When he says “I love you” his voice changes and I know he really really means it. I have the best daddy in the world.

Tisa said...

The most memorable valentine that I gave was to my children a few years ago. Rather than purchase the tradition bagged chocolate candies, I purchased full-size candy bars and taped them onto a poster board to spell out "love" messages for them. ~ :)

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

While I was taking a shower, hubby wrote “I LOVE YOU” in the fogged up mirror. It was sweet to find that when I got out of the shower.

I blogged ya:

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/01/monday-edition-of-contests-galore_28.html

Danielle said...

DH and I were having a rough patch one year, and I wasn't expecting him to get me anything, but he surprised me with a Precious Moments figurine (I collect them) with the saying "This Too Shall Pass"
It meant so much to me at such a hard time in our relationship, and things quickly got better!@
dansan826 at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

The sweetest valentine's message I ever got was from my dad. One year, he knew how homesick I was being 3,000 miles from home, and that I wouldn't admit that I was homesick. He called Colonial Williamsburg and ordered me a case of their root beer and had it sent to me in California. He included the sweetest message, telling me how much he missed me, but also, how proud he was of me that I was doing something "BIG." It just really made my day, which had been really awful up to that point, much better.

windycindy said...

Hi, Before I became a SAHM, I was a teaching assistant in a second grade classroom. The children were a mix of learning disability and behavior disorder sturdents. I worked with N.,
who had become epileptic after falling out of a grocery cart as a toddler. He would try to get out of his school work by using his illness. I knew he was there to learn. Some days we would go round and round! Sometimes I would think to myself and wonder why I was putting myself through this?! Then, it was time for the Valentine's Day party. I didn't think N. would even give me a card. Of course, he surprised me and he has signed it himself and everything! N. passed away in his late teens from a brain surgery gone awry. I still have his Valentine's card. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Geri said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!! Fun, Fun, Fun!!! Please count me in !
gerijones64@hotmail.com

my sweetest valentine ever was from my daughters the year i got divorced. I woke up that morning to little valentines all over the house!!! I mean 100's of them. They were 5 and 6, I asked them why they did that and they said"we only got each other mom, who else could do it" My heart, broken, began at that second to heal.

Stephanie said...

Those are sooooo cute!

Every Valentine's Day I always make a heart shaped VDay cake for my sweetie. Now that we have kids, I have to make them minis!!!

fyjules said...

I've been trying to think of one but I can't, but recently my nephew (who is four, almost five) got two pieces of candy (witch he doesn't get often) from his grandpa but when my sister came in and he very politely gave his second piece of candy to her which I thought was so sweet of him. My sister pop popcorn for him all the time.

Annabelle said...

One year (while we were dating) my dh came with 3 long-stemmed Red Roses. He told me that it meant I Love You...one Rose for each word! If that wasn't sweet enough, he looked at me and said...but 3 doesn't seem enough to me, and gave me 3 dozen instead! 1 dozen for each word!!

kellli said...

Definitely the first homemade Valentine that I got from my little girl!

Jenna said...

My 6th grade crush still has the Valentine I gave him:

I like U. I think U no hoo I am.

:)

denyse said...

The best Valentine's day was when I was in HS and I guy I had a crush on asked me out for Valentine's dinner!

Paige said...

My kids wrote Smily faces and hearts on my bathroom mirror for me. How sweet is that?

nor_lou said...

I was in second grade a new boy (he just joined the class a few weeks earlier) who was learning english made me a personal valentine That read "You sweett. I lik you lot Moreen" Would have been perfect if he had got my name right, lol! I remember his last name was Brown and he gave me the shyest little smile when he gave it to me.

Kyra said...

The card my husband and son gave me right after my son was born. I don't remember what it said, just that it was from them.

LaughNLove said...

Once when I asked the girl I was dating what she wanted for Valentines, she said "just a pack of gum"... So I bought her one of every type of gum they had in the store, and a dozen roses... Please enter me, thanks!

Marilyn said...

What a fun giveaway! One Valentine's Day my hubby gave me a plastic bubble heart and inside there was a bunch of little papers and on each paper he wrote something he loved about me. I was to open the heart and read one paper a day. It was so sweet and meant more to me than anything he ever could have bought me.

Fiddle D. Dee said...

What fun! I've never heard of the personalized fruit roll ups!!
Most memorable Valentine.. My husband and my 1st Valentines! He had a candlelight dinner prepared when I came home from work!

sydneyauburn said...

i dunno what valentines day wuz my fav, all of them were fun, but last year, i got an Auburn shirt! yay me war eagle!

Angela said...

The Valentine my husband wrote me when I was a new mom was very sweet and dear ...He made me feel like the best mom and wife, ever.

Jenna said...

Most memorable Valentine is hard because we don't do a whole lot around here...Probably my favorite was the first I was dating my husband and we were together (we spent the first year mostly apart). I came home to flowers and dinner and a present... nothing particularly unique but it really made me feel special.

susan1215 said...

My favorite Valentine treat was my daughter who made me a Valentine

Stacey Moore said...

after helping my son for HOURS to fill out his valentines for kindergarten i asked him who his valentine was and he said you mommy!! it was so sweet!! thanks for a great giveaway!! these would be awesome for my kids to take to school for their valentine parties!!

Kaila's Mommy said...

My favorite Valentine was last year. It was simple yet it menat a lot to me. The card on my flowers
(1st ones ever) simply said LOVE. If you knew my boyfriend you would understand what that his simple word has a lot more behond it. It was a great day and I still think back on that simple little word. LOVE
delandkristin@hotmail.com

kierra57 said...

In the 6th grade, a classmate ordered the pink (or was it white?) carnation for me for Valentine's Day. I knew he liked me, but he didn't want me to be upset either, so he chose a neutral/safe color to give instead, which was white or pink, and NOT red. It was the first time a boy gave me flower.

grace said...

Can you send to a US military address too? If you can, please count me in!
grace [at] sandierpastures dot com

Beckie said...

My daughter made a valentine for her little brother, it was so cute, she drew them both, with hearts around them. And then she gave it to me, because she knew he's eat it ;) (he was a year old)

Jenny said...

It was a box of chocolates that my "boyfriend" gave me in middle school.

Ginny said...

Gosh, I don't have any good valentine stories of my own. My hubby usually gets me a little box of chocolates & a little plush if we even buy gifts. I do have a cute story about my 10 year old though. When she was in 3rd grade, this boy liked her. While she was at dance he delivered a little plush dog & some candy to our door step. She was so happy. Then the next day another boy found out & he gave her a Skechers watch from a pair of shoes his sister had gotten, LOL.

Peggie said...

It is hard to say the sweetest valentine, takes some thinking! I think the ones I liked the most were the ones my kids made when they were little. My husband used to make them too and sometimes all my cards were homemade and special.

Team Zachary said...

My best, sweetest Valentine's gift ever was when my then 3 year old Autistic son finally, finally, finally said those wonderful three words - I love you. He actually said it on the 13th, but we see it is a Valentine's Day gift! It was always an intimacy issue with him, but he finally looked us in the eyes and said it. It was great!

Now, I just have to say that this fruit roll up idea is great!!! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, as win or lose this generous prize I've bookmarked that website and will use it in the future!!!

Suzie said...

Personalized fruit rolls ups? Very neat! The sweetest valentine I've ever received was from my boyfriend in high school. It was the first valentines day we were together and he bought one of those "valentine grams" they sell at school for 50 cents where you fill at the card and they get delivered to the classrooms with suckers. I still have it in a box with a bunch of other cards he's given me over the years.

topaztook said...

My (now) husband gave me a Valentine's card which contained his marriage proposal. I'd have to say that's the sweetest Valentine I've ever received.

heather h said...

My sweetest valentine was finding out we were pregnant on Valentine's Day. It was wonderful!

Cmerie said...

Dh took me out to dinner and we watched a movie at home. Not sweet enough for you? We had a three month old, and it was the first movie I had sat down to watch since he was born. Now that's sweet!

Lindsey said...

Sweetest Valentines ever was when I was pregnant with our son. DH took me out to dinner, but before we even ordered I started to feel sick. He took me home, put me in bed with a chick flick and made me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the shape of a heart. Better than any restaurant.

Chelsea said...

My mom always sends me a Valentine's Care Package, which I love even though I'm 36 years old! Last year she sent heart-shaped measuring spoons, pink pot holders, and valentine's themed dish towels.

Amy said...

Last Valentines my hubby was out of town, he of course had roses sent. But the best part was that the kids woke up and made me their version of french toast: toasted whole wheat bread with chocolate frosting and powdered sugar. I couldn't eat it, but the thought was wonderful.

GiBee said...

The sweetest valentine I ever got was from my niece. We were struggling with infertility, and she made me a sweet valentine card with pipe cleaners and wiggle eyes. It lifted my spirits so much!

Katie said...

The best was when I received a wonderful card from my husband with all the reasons he loved me writen down. katie_mmartin@yahoo.com

Linda SS said...

Since my grandmothers are no longer with me, I treasure all of those Valentines that I used to receive from them every year. Many times they enclosed a lacy little hankie. This is such a fun prize! Thanks for the link - my kindergarten granddaughter will be excited when she see this:)

Jendi said...

The sweetest I received was from my hubby. Before we had kids he had time to pick wonderful cards! I saved them and they make me melt every time I read them.
I've not gotten into V Day with my kids too much. I would like to this year. They love fruit snacks so this would be great!

lydia said...

I was working in a far-away, tiny town one Valentine's day. My boyfriend, now husband, drove 2 1/2 hours to surprise me. He had put together a HUGE goody basket full of wonderful treats. The best thing in it was a pack of Valentine's Day cards. He had written in each one, telling me something he liked/appreciated about me.

Count me in please!

Teri said...

This is awesome! The best v-day gift I ever got was from my now-hubby. On our first V-day together, we were actually apart, doing student teaching about 2 hours away from each other. He couldn't come because it was on a Thursday and we both had school...Lo and behold, his cooperating teacher at school was in on it and let him leave a little early...G calls me on the phone to wish me a happy V-day and tells me that he had a surprise sent & waiting outside my door...and there he stood with a bouquet of flowers - best gift ever (him of course! Not the flowers!)! :)

Charity said...

I can't think of anything.

Faerie Mom said...

When DH and I first got together we were broke broke broke at Vday (still are for that matter!) and he is allergic to flowers... he gave me imaginary roses. And I still have them! LOL

Piseco said...

I thought my then-boyfriend (now husband) was broke our 2nd year in college. He did bring me into my room where there was a cuddly teddy (koala) bear. I was thanking him for it when he pointed out that it was a puppet - and when I put my hand inside there was a jeweler's box with a sapphire ring! Awwwww.... Thanks for the contest!

Cindy said...

My best Valentine's came from my hubby when he proposed to me 7 years ago on Valentine's Day. He set up an elaborate scavenger hunt that resulted in me finding a lovely poem where he then gets on one knee and proposes. He's made me feel like a princess ever since.

Andrea said...

I'd love to win this!! And the sweetest valentines message I've ever gotton was when my hubby wrote me a paper (like the kind you write in university/college) except it was all about how much he loved me/missed me, etc. Awww!!! :)

Tes283 said...

After ma died, Dad found a place that made my favorite cookie just like ma used to make and sent me a dozen. I made them last months.
Thank you for this Give-a-way.

byoc said...

One year I got a box of heart candy and took all the candy out of it. I then filled out three colors of paper with themed sayings, like what I love or respect about my husband and little coupons, like free time on the computer. I rolled them like scrolls and tied with ribbons and filled the candy spaces with them. I ate the candy,but my hubby was happy!

Meg said...

The Valentine's package my dad mailed us when he was stationed away from us in the U.S. Army for 18 mos. It was so meaningful that he sent so much for such a "small" holiday! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

Talitha said...

Best Valentine ever was from my son. He learned to say I love you on Valentine's day 2003.

Virginia said...

the sweetest valentine i have ever received was when a friend called me up in the morning and declared we were going to get away for the day (to avoid all the overdone pink hearts and flowers). she picked me up and we drove down to the local park to go for a hike.

Nicole said...

Last year I wrote I love you in as many different languages as I could find on each of the tiles in my bathroom! It was fun and well received by the whole family...

Smellyann said...

Last year I got a red rose for each of our six years together, which I found really sweet and meaningful. Thanks and I'd love to win!

Midwest Mommy said...

My hubby making me a card wanting to try for another baby.

thanks,
midwestmommy@gmail.com

stacey said...

these are so awesome!!!

flying to see me as a surprise!

Elliemae said...

How creative and fun. Thanks for the idea. Count me in!

paryjeja said...

My sweetest Valentine's day was when I was in college - my mom sent me a chocolate filled heart and a set of red underwear!

Anastasia said...

Awww, how sweet! :)

One of the sweetest Valentine messages i've gotten said: "Life is beautiful and so are you" :)

anastasia_falling@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Oh, please enter me! My favorite Valentine was the first one that my husband and I spent together :) Thanks!
Melissa
MamasBabiesx4@gmail.com

Jon & Sarah said...

The best message I got for Valentines was hearing my less than one day old baby's cry.

Karen said...

The best message/gift I got was in 2002 when the hospital told me we could take our first born home from the hospital that day! Thanks:)

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Mom2cwj2 said...

My best valentine was when I was only a few weeks pregnant with our first and my DH brought me home two roses ... one for me and one for the baby! I was probably just too hormonal! : )

Anonymous said...

My favorite has to be ones from my boys. Anything they make is fabulous!
tcmcgarvey at hotmail dot com

Jessie said...

My husband has been gone EVERY Valentine's Day that we have been together for work (ugh) so I send him a care package filled with rice krispie treats (his fav) or cookies - each year it has been something new. This would be very cool to win! Thank you mama and I am really enjoying your slide show!

Medley Family said...

One thing my husband and son do for my on valentines is make something in the shape of a heart be it a pancake or a cake or a muffin...its so sweet!

mom huebert said...

I can't recall any memorable Valentine's Day moments myself, (so you don't have to enter me in your contest) but thank you so much for this post. I have been reading all the comments, and my heart is warmed by the loving things so many people have done for the people they loved. Plus, now I have some ideas....!

lisalmg said...

The best Valentine's Day message I every received was a solid milk chocolate shaped in the words I Love U from my grandma when I was little. She gave me one every year until she passed away when I was 13and each year it made me feel so special.

JewelsHud said...

My husband isn't usually the romantic type so each Valentine's Day I sort of worry but each year he surprises me - the best was when he drew me a picture (I didn't even know he could draw very well and it was amazing)!

julieahudson[at]hotmail[.]com

Tiff said...

My dad sent me a dozen roses to school one day for valentines. It was so sweet! All the card said was "I love you, Dad"

Heather said...

Our best Valentines ever was definately last year. I made a romantic feast and just couldn't eat it, from the lobster to the champagne everything just tasted...off! I finally realized that I might be pregnant! Sure enough a positive HPT explained it!

Sarah said...

The best Valentine's gift that I have given is a picture of my 3 sweeties to my hubby. He was totally surprised and loved it.

Emily said...

What a neat idea! The best Valentine ever was from my husband, when he was my boyfriend. He surprised me with a spectacular homemade dinner, a heart-shaped lace-up craft he'd made, garden-picked flowers - he just really went all-out to let me know how special I was to him. Precious! HisKids37@sbcglobal.net

bison61 said...

my children decorated large wooden spoons, and wrote on cards, why they love their mother. I'll keep them for ever!
tiramisu392@yahoo.com

clallen said...

a simple "i love you mom" from my son was the best valentines that i have ever received.

Michelle B. said...

Every year in addition to my regular gift to my husband I give him Hugs and Kisses...you know Hershey's Hugs and Kisses...a whole bag of each of them.

fruitbearer said...

One year my husband surprised me by hanging heart-shaped balloons across our bedroom :). Really sweet!

alison@This Wasn't In The Plan said...

The best valentine's I've sent are the ones to my parents and inlaws that are from my kids, because the grandparents just love them!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a box of these for my son's class.
My favorite valentines are the homemade ones from my kids. They are more personalized and come from the heart. I keep all the homemade cards that my children have made me.

partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

michelle said...

My daughter loves making special cards for each holiday, Valentine's Day included. I love seeing her new designs each year. Each one is special. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Belinda said...

Years ago, a guy gave me a huge oversized card with penquins all over it and it said "I'm sure glad we found each other."

crystalf said...

I have an awful memory, I just can't come up with one. I remember in high school that my now dh sent me 3 dozen roses to school. I was the talk of the school which feels great when your in high school. lol Thank you!

Betty C said...

My husband was never very romantic. The only flowers I got were when I was in the hospital after emergency surgery. So it was quite a surprise to see a dozen red roses after 12 years of marriage.