Holiday cards from Pear Tree Greetings, plus a $75 giveaway

As you transition into the weekend — where slow becomes your thing and you’re snuggled up close with your people, I wanted to share with you a few holiday card designs (including a $75 gift card giveaway) from one of our longtime sponsors, Pear Tree Greetings. Ever since we moved to Los Angeles I’ve vowed to slow down my pace. It’s been a hard process to adapt, especially living in such a busy city, but it’s been so good for me. And with Christmas nearing this is a fantastic time to re-evaluate what slow really means.

Colorful Lights Ribbon Strand Christmas Cards

Slow looks like granted permission to hear life’s tick-tock; to view it as a gift instead of using it as a measure of time.

Slow looks like grace, feels like comfort and warmth, and can’t be added to your calendar. Slow just happens.

Inside my home, slow looks like decorating with photos of my people and the heart. Slow does not look like meaningless clutter or decor bought from the store. What does slow look like for your family?

Be Jolly Photo Christmas Cards

There’s nothing quite like the warmth of photo cards on display, especially during the holidays :) Growing up my mom kept a basket of cards in the living room and it was so fun to flip through them as I sat in front of the heat register at our Michigan home.

Are you ordering holiday cards for 2014? Some of my faves from PTG are their ornament cards, ribbon strand cards and spinner cards. They even offers designs that feature Black & White, watercolor, photo overlay & foil stamping.

Fa La La Foil Holiday Photo Cards

And quite possibly the frosting on the gingerbread house this holiday season: Pear Tree Greetings even has Instagram-friendly cards, making ordering, addressing & sending a card super easy.

Have a blissfully wonderful weekend, and may it be glittered with slow moments.

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To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter entries below. None of the entry options are required and we’d love for you to share this giveaway with your social media communities. One winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Please note: this giveaway is open to US residents only. Good luck!

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December bundle giveaways: over $830 in prizes

December is upon us, a festive a season of gathering and giving. I’m looking forward to unpacking our decorations since the weather has finally cooled down into the 60’s ;) We have one final giveaway bundle to wrap up the 2014 year. The theme is gift giving, and friends — these are two generous bundles. We have over $830 in prizes to offer two unique Maggie Whitley Design readers. Read on for the prize details and how to enter…

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BUNDLE #1 DETAILS: 1. 2015 Mini Calendar from Pen & Paint, $26.50 value, 2. Mason Jar Tumbler from Caroline Randall Made, $18 value, 3. Santa Baby Burp Cloth and Changing Mat Gift Bundle from The Ruffled Bird, $32 value, 4. Teething Ring Necklace from The Vintage Honey Shop, $27 value, 5. Summer Love Bracelet from PicktureThat!, $26 value, 6. Merry & Bright print and frame from Big K, little k designs, $75 value, 7. Give Me Jesus Journal from Life Lived Beautifully, $26 value, 8. one pair of moccasins (color/size selected by winner) from Freshly Picked, $60 value, 9. Adore Him (gallery wrap canvas print, 20×20) from Red Letter Words, $125 value // total bundle value is $415.50 USD

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Now booking for our December giveaway bundles!

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via Pen & Paint

Hi lovely! We are in the process of booking for our December giveaway bundles, scheduled for the 1st of the December (and just in time for the holidays). In June we hosted a summer-themed bundle featuring $895 in prizes, in August hosted a back-to-school and fall-essential themed giveaway (over $700 in prizes) and in October we hosted two baby-themed bundles (over $880 in prizes).

If you’re a handmade shop owner we’d so grateful to have the chance to work with you for our December giveaway bundles, based around the theme “Holiday Gift Giving”. We’ll be splitting the prizes into multiple bundles — which means there will be multiple winners! SO fun.


You can skip ahead to the giveaway application form by clicking here, or read on for more details:

* we’re looking for handmade/small business who offer products geared towards men, women, children, hostess gifts, winter seasonal, etc.

* our December giveaway is scheduled for Monday, December 1st and will end on Friday, December 5th

* each participating shop will receive two social media links via Rafflecopter for the entry requirements

* we’ll be sharing the December giveaway bundles with our social media communities (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin’, an RSS feed, an email RSS feed) — this includes a reach of over 172,000 monthly likes/impressions

* our giveaways are open to US resident only (no need to worry about international shipping costs)

* we’re accepting a limited number of shops. To view the application and apply, please click here, we’d love the opportunity to work with you!


PS. I’ve got a secret to share with you! We’ve already secured prizes from Pen & Paint and Red Letter Words for our December giveaways ;)

PPS. Want to get a jump start on your holiday shopping? Visit our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide which includes discount codes from nearly every participating shop.


October baby bundle giveaways: $880+ in prizes

October is a very special month! Not only does it signify a change in seasons but the 29th is our estimated due date for Baby #2, and I’m already sooooooooooooo excited! This past weekend we finished up some big projects around our apartment that will help us ease into a family of four. It’s a wonderful feeling :)

We also have TWO baby themed giveaway bundles for our Maggie Whitley Designs community, starting today, totaling over $880 in prizes. Our 16 sponsors have donated some fantastic items, sure to spoil two of you! See below for the bundles & entry details.

BABY BUNDLE #1: 1. Baby Carrier We from BabyBjörn, $139.95 value // 2. Bow Tie Onsie from Pea Pods Boutique, $15 value // 3. Welcome Baby Banner from Hawthorne Ave Arts & Vintage, $30 value // 4. Lovey, Bib and Burpcloth Set from Delva B. Tree, $30 value // 5. Fabric Keychain from Studio Risa, $25 value // 6. 75 Thank You Cards with Envelopes from Small Moments, $75 value // 7. $25 gift card to Little Sapling Toys, $25 value // 8. Sweet Dreams Pillow from Drawstring Studio, $22 value // 9. Siblings Shirt from E & LuLu, $26.95 value // 10. Dear Baby Journal from Paper + Spark, $32 value. TOTAL BUNDLE VALUE: $421

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BABY BUNDLE #2: 1. Hooded Baby Towel from Little Lily Bamboo, $38 value // 2. 10 Custom Bun in the Oven Announcements from Little Elephant Crafts, $70 value // 3. Bunny Blankie from Running Wild Designs, $26 value // 4. Baby Bib from Bella and Tate, $10 value // 5. Baltic Amber Teething Necklace from Spark of Amber, $21.99 value // 6. Purely Yours® Ultra Double Electric Breast Pump from Ameda, $299 value. TOTAL BUNDLE VALUE: $465

To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter entries below. None of the entry options are required so please keep an eye out for the entry options that don’t require social media, there are many :) One winner for each bundle will be selected at random and notified via email. Please note: both giveaways are open to US residents only. Good luck!

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Thank you for supporting the shops that help support me and my family.