Yay! It’s my 200th post today! I’ve been blogging for a while but I don’t post everyday so this is exciting for me. My 100th post kinda came and went without me realizing it, so I wanted to do something special for this milestone.

I’ve been going back and forth as to what to offer in my giveaway. I want it to be something nice and also something that people will actually want to receive and that is what has stumped me. I’ve won a couple things myself and have always been so pleased with the gift, that I feel I have some big shoes to fill. Since I don’t make jewelry and I don’t have anything for sale in my shop that you can wear I wonder if people will actually want anything I’ve got. So I’ve thought since it’s the Christmas season and December 1st and who couldn’t use another decoration. Plus, that isn’t too taste specific well maybe a little, it’s not traditional colors. I’ve decided to give away my mixed media “Blue Santa” 5×7 framed print. I also will send along some other goodies that I want to remain a surprise. Β (see the Santa before it was finished here). This is just the right size for display on a counter or side table or the mantle, tucked in the tree, even the bathroom sink. It stands on it’s own and also hangs. It is ready to display.

I was inspired to draw this Santa because of my grandmother, Elma, who is 94. She had an incredible Santa collection, I mean thousands. I was mesmerized as a child with her carefully laid out collection and many Santa trees throughout her warm and inviting home where I spent every Christmas Day. It is such a warm and fuzzy memory for me now. Her favorites were always a little bit quirky and she is going to love this one, since I plan to give her my original framed for her gift this year. She now has had to give up most all her earthly possessions because she lives in an Assisted Living apartment.

If the Santa isn’t your thing, then you’ll have a gift to give to a last minute drop in or a “Dirty Santa” party and at the very least you’ll have a white frame with matte. πŸ˜‰

I offer this Santa as an ACEO right now in my Artfire shop and my Etsy ShopΒ and will be adding this larger size as soon as possible, hopefully this evening. What does everyone think about offering it for sale with the matt and frame?

Blue Santa 5×7 framed mixed media signed print

Deadline for entry is Friday, December 10th 2010 6 pm Central time. Winner will be picked by random and be notified by email so please make sure you have a way for me to contact you. I will mail it out right away so you can enjoy it displayed for Christmas. If you have trouble posting just contact me (my email is under my profile picture in “about me” along right side bar)

Here’s what ya gotta do to enter (Rules of participation):

  1. Leave a comment on this post; and
  2. Follow me πŸ™‚
  3. For one additional entry, become a fan on facebook (like)

While it’s not necessary to tell others about via twitter or on your blog or elsewhere, I’d appreciate it! I always like to return favors πŸ˜‰

You need to have a place where it can be delivered, no post boxes unless you can receive a parcel there. Good luck!

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