November 24, 2010

gratitude campaign {thanksgiving edition}

I'll just come out and say it, I've really fallen behind on my monthly 'Gratitude Campaign' posts. I've been feeling guilty and decided that the impending Thanksgiving in the US would be the perfect opportunity to make up for my negligence.

My first offering is a simple thanks for reading this little blog. Being self-employed and often working from home, I really take comfort and delight in the connections I make via blogging and tweeting. I have a healthy group of people that I count as friends made through these avenues. So... thank you for taking the time to read and connect with me on some level, it really means more than I can express.

Now, getting to the goody giveaway part of the post!

The mister and I have a tradition of writing down what we're thankful for each and every Thanksgiving, it's something that I really enjoy reflecting on and thought it would be the perfect question to pose for entry.

To enter to win:

|| Please leave a comment answering the following:
What are you currently thankful for in your life?

|| Anonymous comments will be disqualified.

|| Giveaway is open through Friday, December 3, 2010 at 11:59 PST.
Winner will be chosen by and announced Monday, December 6th.

|| One comment per person, unless... Hey, want an extra chance to win?
Blog, tweet and/or facebook about our giveaway and post an additional comment(s) with the link.

One lucky winner will receive the thank you card set from Hammerpress, one winner will receive the set from Snow & Graham, one winner will receive the set from Ghost Academy and one winner will receive the assorted 'grab bag' from our archives. Best of luck!

{images by crow and canary}


  1. I am thankful for my health, being married to the love of my life, having a lovely family (bio & chosen!)surrounding and supporting me, a job that I know makes a difference in the world, the opportunity to further my education and Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Tea!

  2. I am thankful for the cozy feeling of friends & family, tea, and blankets. Bus rides (usually), rubber boots, random smiles from strangers, fireplaces, christmas lights. fresh water, soap, sweaters. I could go on. ;)

  3. I am thankful for my sweetie, my furry friend, my garden harvest, the ability to work hard and be honest, I'm thankful for all my friends here and elsewhere, I'm thankful for the small voice in my heart that guides me towards the right path and reassures me that despite all the oppression in the world compassion and love is always the best choice.

  4. My tweet about your contest for an extra chance to win! <3

  5. I am thankful for my two sweet, polite, nice little girls; for my husband who cooks us dinner every night and is constantly teaching my girls new things (math, science, music, games, etc.). I'm thankful for having a fun, well-behaved dog (new to us this year) who brings us all much joy. I am thankful for friends, family, and community.

    And I'm grateful for you, too, Carina - for writing nice and funny comments on my blogs. All of those comments encourage me to keep writing, and I really appreciate that so much.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Oh, and I retweeted your Gratitude Campaign tweet:!/crowandcanary/status/7488984661889024


  8. SHARED THIS GIVEAWAY ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN!/kytah00/posts/113326958733950

  9. TWEET!/kytah00/status/7538291029053440

  10. I am thankful that as I start my own family, my existing one has been gracious enough to understand my compromises that need to be made around the holiday season. At least, if they're upset, they're not letting me see it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. I'm especially thankful that my brother was just promoted to first class petty officer. he's been going through a rough time lately and this really lifted his spirits!
    and also thankful for the regular family, friends, coffee, and desserts.

  12. I'm thankful every day to have met the love of my life the very first day of college! 23 years later, we're as happy as can be and grateful for the life we've created for ourselves, which include wonderful friends, dear family, and of course our pups and kitties!

  13. I'm thankful for good friends, the opportunity to live in a beautiful place, my sweet family, coffee, chocolate, and the warm glow of my fireplace. :)

  14. I am very thankful for good friends, online and offline; having outlets of stationery design and roller derby; a supportive-in-heir-own-way kind of family; and lastly my crazy crazy pets.

  15. I am so thankful for my children, family, and friends. I am so grateful for the community we have built as a support system when our own family lives so far away.

    betsy_349 at hotmail dot com

  16. I'm thankful for my amazing(ly hilarious) family, the most supportive friends a girl could ask for, a pug who likes to cuddle, and for hot mugs of chai on cold winter days.


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