Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's Holiday Giveaway time!

The holidays are here!!!! yay!!!!!!!  This is my absolute favorite time of year.  My husband has resigned to the fact that the car ride home from Thanksgiving dinner marks the start of Christmas carols 24/7.  Okay... maybe not 24/7, but close to it!  My phone has been outfitted with a Christmas wallpaper and ringtone, and I'm plotting the soon to be holiday transformation of our living room.  All is right in the world. :-)

With that being said, it's time to get into the holiday spirit and do a little giving! That's right.  It's giveaway time!  I thought about giving away a holiday themed piece of jewelry, but I've decided to offer something a bit more personal and versatile.  One lucky reader will be receiving the most popular necklace in my shop, The Mini Birthstone Initial Necklace!

The winner will receive one custom sterling silver initial necklace that is handmade by me using the font, letter and birthstone of their choice.

Giveaway Guidelines and How to Participate

This giveaway is open to anyone worldwide that would like to participate. It will be running from November 27, 2011 through December 13, 2011. You have six possible ways to enter.  One lucky person will be selected at random from all of the valid entries received by December 13, 2011.  The winner will be notified via email.  You must claim your prize within 48 hours by emailing me back or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

Listed below are the ways to enter this giveaway.  For each entry, please make a separate comment on this post so that your entries can easily be counted.  I hope you take a few seconds to participate because I’m really excited about giving away this great necklace!

Main entry: Visit Akula Hope Designs on Etsy and leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite shop item is. (Required – Without doing this, no additional entries will be counted.)

1 additional entry: “Like” Akula Hope Designs on Facebook and leave a comment on this post with your name. 

1 additional entry: Follow @akulahope on Twitter and leave a comment on this post with your Twitter name. 

1 additional entry: Tweet about this giveaway.  Please include @akulahope in your tweet for it to count and post a comment here including your twitter name. You can of course tweet as many times as you’d like about my giveaway, however you will only receive one entry for this. 

1 additional entry: Write about this giveaway on your blog!  Be sure to include a link to this giveaway page.  Leave a comment here including the link to your blog post and your name. 

1 additional entry: Join the Akula Hope Designs mailing list! Please leave a comment on this post with your name so that I know you’ve joined.  You can subscribe to my mailing list by entering your email information in the top right corner of my blog.

All entries must be posted as separate comments at the bottom of this post. Be sure to include a valid email address in one of your entry comments.  Alternately, you can email me your email address at  You will be contacted via email if you win this giveaway, so don’t forget to give it to me!!!

Good luck to you all! Have fun!