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Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take the North “Poll”

Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is the best! Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North “Poll!” You’ll Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon** to use at MelissaAndDoug.com just for voting!

 

I wrote this post as part of the Melissa & Doug 2011 Holiday Event in exchange for a $25 gift certificate. I was under no obligation to provide a product review.

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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

It’s an ongoing debate – one that really hits a nerve with some people.

Merry Christmas OR Happy Holidays!? Which do you say? Is either really offensive?

In my opinion, yes.

I may be dumping out a whole can of worms here, but here’s my take on it:  If there’s Christ in your Christmas, my omission of the actual word sure as heck isn’t going to change that. And, if you automatically assume that since you celebrate Christ at Christmastime, I must too, well, that’s kind of a big assumption, now isn’t it?

I say “happy holidays” (or even just “Have a great day!”) and I can be found regularly asking people what they celebrate, if anything. I find it interesting, and I think it’s nice to acknowledge that people celebrate all different kinds of things. If I am not familiar with your holiday, that’s even better. Tell me about it, and why it means something to you. But you’re not going to hear a general Merry Christmas out of me, unless I know you well enough to know it’s appropriate. If there’s one thing I’m sure about this season, it’s that Christmas may be a holiday, but it’s not the holiday.

OK. #endrant.

Since I have friends that celebrate in lots of different ways, I prefer to send out very general greeting cards during the winter season. That’s why I always get my cards from Shutterfly. Sure, they offer holiday-specific cards, but they also offer a ton of cards that carry just the happy, heartwarming sentiment I want, without being so specific as to alienate anyone. With their selection of holiday cards and greeting cards, I can feature a beautiful photo and send the same card out to all of our family and friends, sending our love and wishing them the best the season has to offer.

The only problem is narrowing down my choices! I love so many of them!

This may be this year’s winner. What do you think?

Do you wish people a “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”? Does either offend you?

Do you believe you should wish people a Merry Christmas even if they may not celebrate Christmas at all?

Are you a blogger? Want a chance at 25 free cards this holiday season? Register here:http://goo.gl/DDw7Q

 

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Do you know ABE?

 

When it comes to blog hops, there is one person I trust to make each event a success. Jess from My Silly Monkeys started A Blogtastic Extravaganza (a giveaway hop) some time ago, and I’m excited to announce that ABE 3.0 is officially ON!

Here’s the button to prove it… :D

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I’m even more excited to announce that I’m on the roster, and I’ll be hosting a big fat giveaway in January as part of the ABE team!

Jessica puts her all into this event, and it has become nothing short of a raging success. But my participation is about more than just a little bit of blog traffic. Since being a part of ABE, I’ve found fantastic brands I love, learned a ton about blogging and web stuff in general, and made lots of other bloggers that I can truly call friends.

There is still room on the list if you’d like to join the group, but hurry – the roster is limited to 100. All you have to do is host a giveaway with a minimum value of $100. If there is any one blog hop I’d encourage you to try to be a part of, it’s this one, fo sho.

So sign up today before all the slots are full, and get to know ABE! Just click on the button above and fill out the simple application form.

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I want to hear from my readers – What kind of prizes/reviews would you like to see on my blog for ABE?

 

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An amazing deal on organic toys!

Wow. I don’t share a lot of deals on my blog, but this one was just too good…I had to tell you about it!


One of today’s featured merchants on Eversave is Julabug, a great toy and kid product website that carries Haba, Under the Nile and more. Spend just $12 and get a $24 credit!

But that’s not all…Eversave is offering a promo code, JULY4TH, that will take $3 off your order. And, if you’re a new Eversave member, you can save ANOTHER $3.

That means $24 worth of high quality, organic toys for only $6. (There are other saves, too, if you’re looking for something other than toys…)

And when you share on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll get $2 toward your next save!

I told you it was a good deal! Now, get shopping (and saving!) ;) But hurry…quantities are limited.

Just click here:

$12 for $24 worth of Kid O, Haba, Under the Nile and more organic toys from Julabug.com – Limited quantity available!
Offer expires: 11:59 PM – Jul 06, 2011

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