It was a year ago this week that I said goodbye to my dearest forever cat, Pippen, only a few months after I lost her brother, Dickens. Christmas was just a few weeks away, but I was having a hard time finding any holiday in my heart.
Those first holidays after the loss of a loved one can be very difficult. I wondered if I could do something that might bring a little comfort to an animal lover who is missing a much-loved furry friend, just like I was last year.
So…I’m excited to announce the first annual Lighthearted Press Holiday Heart Gift Box Giveaway.
Here’s your chance to nominate someone who might be uplifted by receiving one of our comfort gift boxes.
We’ll choose two winners – one will receive our Dog Lover Comfort Box and the other will receive our Cat lover Comfort Box. In addition to the books and goodies in the box, we’ll also include an angel figurine holding a dog or cat in her arms (see photos.)
There will be a gift card saying the box is from you. You can also send it anonymously, from a friend, from someone who understands…or even from Santa!
Just submit a short paragraph (150 words maximum) telling why the person you’re nominating might enjoy receiving the box.
You can post your entries on our Facebook page, on my blog, or paste them into an email and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org - no attachments, please.
Also, please don’t include any contact info or anything that might identify the person – if your entry is chosen we’ll be in touch about the mailing address for the winner.
As a special thank you, we’ll send an autographed set of our 5 books to the two people whose nominations are chosen!
A few details:
In the interest of fairness, this opportunity is not open to family or personal friends.
Gift boxes and books will be shipped only within the 50 US states.
In order to help spread the love around, the nominating person and the chosen nominee shouldn’t be at the same address.
All entries must be posted or received by December 10, 2011, so we can send the packages out in time for holiday delivery.
Thanks so much. Hopefully we can bring a little healing to the heart of an animal lover who may need a little holiday magic this year!
Ho Ho Ho!
Publishing magical books for animal lovers