Bearing Gifts – Holiday Giveaways

November 24, 2007



In the spirit of the season – and as a pre-holiday “thank you” to all of you lovely moms (and dads) who continue to support the shop – Quiet Hours is sponsoring a few holiday giveaways with two of our favorite mom bloggers.

Coming up the week of November 26th, Marcie at Adopt Two Boys will be giving away our Mini Holy Family Nativity Set by Ostheimer. Marcie is the originator of the Lead-Free Toy List, compiled as a resource for parents who are looking for alternatives to mass-produced plastics. Updated daily, there are links to shops that many of us know and love, as well as a few new secret sources to add to your gift-buying list. Marcie is one serious mama when it comes to raising awareness about safer and “greener” choices for our children, so it was a pleasure to join in her month-long round of giveaway generosity.  

I know many of you are Ostheimer fans and collectors, so this set seemed the perfect piece to celebrate the beginning of the Advent season. Its compact size makes it a good choice for a bedside table display, and also fulfills all those childish cravings for things tiny and portable. If you’d like to try your hand at winning, head over to the blog from November 28th-30th and follow the instructions for entering the contest.


Come December 6th, I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Gabrielle Blair (designer/art director, mother of 5 and blogger extraordinaire) of Design Mom. Her blog is a great mix of unusual finds, how-to advice and inspiring ideas for making family life a bit more artful.  I should also mention that her giveaways are some of the most coveted in the blogosphere. This coming week kicks off her Holiday Giveaway season with up to 4 different giveaways per day (or enough goodies to bring some festive cheer to every member of the family).

Quiet Hours will be joining in on December 6th with a play food extravaganza fit for any aspiring junior chef. There will be a whole starter-kitchen package that includes: 2 enamel 4-piece dish sets, 1 crocheted market bag from the Rurapuk Mothers filled with a selection of HABA wooden fruits and vegetables, 1 set of knit cupcakes from Yellow Label Kids, 1 picnic set from Lilly Bean Play Food and one tiny 9″ wooden stove from Maileg complete with miniature pots, kettle and a “fresh” baguette from the oven.




If you are still looking for holiday gifts for the favorite little person in your life, I hope you’ll head over to one or both of these blogs and join in the fun. Good luck!

Update 12/7/07: Congratulations to Stephanie who won the mini Nativity set from Adopt Two Boys’ giveaway! Also, a BIG thank you to Gabrielle over at Design Mom for the fantastic post on the shop she included with the QH giveaway information. Readers have until midnight December 10th to post a comment for the random drawing.

Since all this gift-giving is just plain fun, there will be one more surprise giveaway over at Apartment Therapy: Nursery on December 11th. More information will be posted once details are finalized.


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