Sunday, November 23, 2008

~Pay It Forward Christmas Giveaway~


There's a song in the air! There's a star in the sky! There's a mother's deep prayer and a baby's low cry! And the star rains it's fire while the beautiful sing, For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King!

Hello Friends and Folks,

Yes I'm on post number 2 for the evening. I've been thinking a lot about the giveaways I have been having throughout the Holidays and I want to change this one up just a bit.

I have had such fun doing these little giveaways and it is truly better to give than receive. Actually I have received in return by reading your comments. I hope as you have written in your own comment you have read some of the comments by others and perhaps it touched your heart just a bit.

Okay for this giveaway I am going to send one of you some warm fuzzy socks, Bath & Body Works hand soap, Victoria's secret body spray, Candycane Cocoa, Home Interiors Banana Nut Bread Candle, Hershey's Chocolates, Snowman Towel and Potholder, Christmas notebook, and a surprise or two!

Now for the rules.....If you enter to win by leaving a comment you have to be willing to pay it forward. I'm gonna send you a $20.00 gift card to spend on someone else and I would like for it to be someone on an angel tree, a nursing home patient, or a shut~in. Someone who could really use a little Christmas Cheer!

I'll be announcing a winner on Sunday night Novemeber 30th.

Happy Trails....Ginger

31 comments:

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This is the most awesome gift!!! I will use it if I win and add to it. I work with the less fortune in many ways. I volunteer at our locial food pantry and I am a member of our interchurch group who helps others inur community. We recieve no help form any state agencies it comes from the hearts and pockets of those in our very small town. You have made my day. May you have blessings beyond all measure....m...

Paula said...

Oh Ginger you come up with the most wonderful ideas. Please include me in this, I buy items from an Angel tree here each Christmas. Can't exactly remember when I started doing it.

My son is disabled and lives in a home with 3 other disable gentlemen. They help deliver meals to the elderly around this area everyday of the week.

Tell you what I am going to do... match your $20.00 plus still buy from the Angel tree also, and even if I don't win I am still going to do it!

simple~needs said...

oh, please add me!! this is a great idea!! i am working with a community outreach program- helping others provide nec. items for family and home.
hugs, kim

kim said...

Please count me in! love all the goodies and our community has an Angel tree for the nursing home so I would love to have extra help for that! take care Kim

Brooke said...

Hello Ginger,

Your such a sweet heart for doing such wonderful things! You just have amazing ideas! Every year we purchase new PJ'S for children in other countries and we have people within our church who get to deliver them! We also do angels off the tree at Church for children within our Church who have less. It's so very rewarding to do and my children love picking the items and we already have been working on it and my son wants to make sure he can give her enough so she can share with a friend! That brought tears to my eyes thinking a 6 year old came up with that....he tells me all the time he's going to be a missionary :-)!! So your card would be put to good use!

Anyway Thanks Ginger and have a Lovely night and keep warm...it's freezing here!

;-)
Brooke

This Country Girl said...

Ginger...this is the greatest giveaway...just the thought of paying it forward is wonderful! I would love to enter! I can think of so many people and ways to do this that it would be hard to choose one, so I'd probably have to let my daughter pick one...You truly have a servant's heart! Thanks so much for this! I always think that by giving and complimenting others, I am the one that benefits! :)

Have a great Thanksgiving week!
Tammy

Kimberly said...

Ginger, I would be honored to participate! What a fantastic idea!

Last year for Christmas, all the shopping we did for our whole family was to buy them each an animal or item through World Vision. For example, one of our girls got school uniforms for girls in Africa, and the other recieved funds to educate a young girl in China. What a great learning experience for our kids!My parents got fruit trees and a goat, Robyn's parents got something like a pig and chickens... and my 93 year old grandma got warm blankes donated in her name. It was the most rewarding Christmas, sharing such useful things to people who really need them!

Blessings to you! Kimberly

Trudy said...

Ginger,
What a great idea, a giveaway and a pay it forward. Please pick me:)

I have a giveaway on my blog running now, until Christmas Day, I dont know if you have entered yet, but head on over.

Wooly hugs,
Trudy

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh Ginger, what a beautiful, beautiful way to give of yourself. It's what the season is all about. If by some chance my name is chosen, please send the package of Paula of October Moon. She is such a dear and has a generous heart as well. I was so touched by her post.

Wishing you and yours a joyous Thanksgiving,
Lea

Anna Sophia said...

Please enter me in this. This would be a wonderful addition to our growing Holiday Traditions I am starting. My children are young (but old enough to realise) and I want to show them that not everyone is as Blessed as we are and that God wants us to show them the same love he gives us. I want them to want to give and just receive. This would be so wonderful! I thank you for this opportunity. Have a very Blessed day!

Nancy said...

What a fabulous giving idea!! I would love to help someone in my neighborhood...

Cary said...

Please add me! What a wonderful idea to pay it forward!

diamondk410 said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. What a wonderful idea the pay it forward is! I play the piano for sing-alongs at our local nursing home and there are sooo many wonderful folks there ~ and so many of them are alone ~ no family nearby to visit with them. I always try to do something to make the holidays special for some of them.
Linda
diamondk410@texasbb.com

Lori said...

What great idea on the pay it forward. I would love to spend your $20 plus mine on an angel tree participant. Count me in!

primitivebettys said...

Ginger.... I KNOW you are an angel! I really do! What a sweetie! I like Paula's idea of matching your $20 too.

Smiles,
Betty

Sarah said...

You truly have a heart of gold! I'm in college at the moment studying to be a math teacher. One of the organizations I am in is having a glove and mitten drive for the elementary school near my college. These students have so many needs. I'd love to surprise them with an entire bag full of gloves!

Sarah

Carrie P. said...

What an awesome giveaway. You are such a generous person. We are doing the angel tree at our church and I actually picked up some yesterday to help make a child feel loved on Christmas. Will definitely pay it forward if I win.

KKJD1 said...

Ginger, you are so thoughtful. I would love to help someone else out this year. I normally try and help out a needy family around my area but this year things are just to tight. I pray the Lord will bless you as you bless someone else! Blessings, karen

coinguyslady said...

I think this is the sweetist giveaway I have seen. I love "pass-it-forward"

Sherry said...

What an absolutely awesome way to give thru a blog giveaway! I love picking a name from an angel tree & giving a gift, sending Christmas cards to local nursing homes (from Santa of course) all those little things make the holiday seem more like the season it's meant to be!

linzymom said...

Such variety and so well thought out! I'm actually new to your blog this morning and found it through your award. Well deserved. I'm a Christmas music/old hymns fan as well and sing them to my children to put them to bed (it really works). As for the giveaway...the women and children I work with at the homeless shelter would enjoy to be "paid forward"!
Thanks for spreading the cheer so joyfully!

Idaho Quilter said...

Thank you for offering this thoughtful giveaway. Tis the season to be generous, I would like to think the season is 12 months long.
PS I am always on the look out for warm socks, my floors are always so cold.

Jen Sue Wild said...

I have goose bumps just reading your post.. I am verry touched by your thoughtfullness..

I agree with you It is better to give than recive..

We try and teach our childeren that as well..

kelley said...

Count me in too...I'd love to win this gift and do some pass it on...I see folks every day coming in through the ER that can use lot's of help...so if I won I'd at least match the $20 gift card...

Big hugs Ginger, you're a special lady!

everyday mom said...

Oh I love the idea so much, I will admit I will love to win the gifts but I WILL ALSO love giving something to others.

Thank you for the opportunity. I have another pay it forward idea on my blog!!

Debi said...

Ginger dear,
what a wonderful idea! I will definitely be up for the challange dear. I believe in giving this holiday season as well as all year long!! We adopt a family every year at Christmas, and even the grandchildren get involved! It is sooooooo fullfilling, (That doesn't look like a word lol) and we all end up with full hearts! Please count me in.

Wishing you and yours a wonderfully blessed day and Happy THanksgiving too!!

Sherry said...

Ginger,this is such an incredibly generous give away!!!!!!!
Please enter me,because the part that I would be most grateful to win,is the $20 gift card,because that would make it possible for me to give to someone else. I KNOW for a fact that what you give comes back to you many times over!!!
Thank You & God Bless You & Yours
The Queen

CathyJean said...

Please add me too, Ginger!! I love the pay it forward idea!:)
Thank you for all your fun giveaways. It has been very interesting to read the other comments.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Hugz,
Cathy

Diana said...

WOW...What a wonderful giveaway...I have an aquaintance in mind who cannot afford to buy her little girl a toy this Christmas..I would love to buy her something special, to add to the box I am sending her way..Blessings to you, and I hope I win hehe..Diana...adding this to my blog :)

Hunny*Bunny*Primitives said...

I read this from Diana's Blog (PrimitivePunkinPatch) Please add me! What a wonderful idea to pay it forward! Great Idea!!

Coloradolady said...

Oh, please enter me! What a great giveaway and a great message.

I have a neighbor who is unemployed, and little baby and no job, no assistance. This would be perfect to add to what I want to do....I could even play it forward and she might not be too uncomfortable taking it. Grand idea.

You might want to stop by my blog too, I have 3 more giveaways in the next 3 weeks going on.One starts on Sunday.