The Lettered Cottage’s 12 Days of Giveaways

I got to thinkin’ about something yesterday while I was laid up in bed. (Sinus infection, and yes, I’m doing the Neil-Med thing again.)

The banner up at the top of this wacky thing says “our blog is our playground“.

And playgrounds are meant for having FUN, right?

Sooooo, starting Monday, we’re gonna follow Ellen’s lead…

…and give away one goodie per day, from December 13th, ’til the 24th!

Unfortunately we couldn’t find an Elfish Presley costume for Kev to dress up in…

…and the goodies we’re gonna give away will all be handmade, or pulled from various nooks and crannies around our house (think: vintage fabrics, flea market finds, inspirational goodies, etc.), but like I said, this is just for fun- and fun can be free, right?

Of course we look forward to bloggin’ about our deco and reno-ventures every couple days like we normally do- but we’ll post a separate “12 Days of Giveaways” post every day too. We may or may not post photos of what’s up for grabs on any given day. If I have time I definitely will, but I wanna keep everything easy breezy, and I’m big on surprises anyway!

We’ll randomly select one winner per day, contact them for their mailing address, and then send their Christmas goodie on its merry way.

And to make things even more goofy, we’re gonna throw out a trivia question on Twitter every day too. We’ll do it at a different time each day to keep things Spongebob Fairpants.

The first person to tweet back with the correct answer to our “Twivia” question will also receive a little goodie in the mail. To make sure the silliness is spread evenly, we’ll go with a “one prize per person” rule. So if you win one day, and then again another day, we’ll go with the second person to answer correctly on that day.

Have a happy weekend and stay merry!

PS- We’ll post the all the winners names here on our blog sometime the week after Christmas, so be sure to look for that post if you haven’t already heard from us about your surprise!


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  1. Jan Brent says

    Love Ellen, love you guys too. This sounds like a good way to get people into the spirit of giving. Great idea!

  2. says

    Sounds like lots of fun! I am sharing this on my Twitter and Facebook!

  3. says

    Oooooooooooo I am so excited. I love giveaways and you have such inspirational ideas I can’t wait to see the goodies. Of course I am counting on you drawing Jersey Joni as one of your fabulous winners too!

  4. Sheila says

    Hello Layla,

    Kinda new to your site and I absolutely love it! You and Kevin are the cutest.
    Wishing you the happiest Christmas ever and praying that that little one you’re hoping for will soon be in your arms.
    Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

  5. says

    how exciting indeed!
    have yourself a merry little christmas giveaway~look forward to seeing all the goodies you have stashed around the house
    merry christmas!

  6. Tiff says

    You are both very sweet and kind.
    I hope your sinus infection clears in time for you to enjoy a wonderful Christmas.
    God bless & merry Christmas x

  7. Sandy A says

    What a fun idea for give aways! Love to watch Ellen and see what she gives her audience–how wonderful to be able to do that. How wonderful for you two to do this! Thank you for your generousity…

  8. MimiG says

    That will be fun! BTW, love the simplicity of your tree – I think I would call it quiet evening or “silent night”. Lovely.

  9. Lori H says

    Woo hoo! What a fun idea. I don’t Twitter but count me in on the giveaways. Looking forward to the fun.

  10. geri says

    Yahoooooooo! & Jackpot as
    my sweet 3 year old Tilly (actually her name is Kate)
    would say.
    You guys always keep life fun and interesting.
    Hugs. geri.

  11. says

    I am SO excited….I love the Ellen show but since you guys just live about 30 minutes below where I do, I think the Layla & Kev show is now my favorite!! :) Can’t wait to join the blog & Twitter fun leading up to Christmas. Thanks for your generosity!

  12. Sandra says

    How kind! What a nice holiday treat. Can’t wait to see what you and Kevin are going to give away. I hope you get to feeling better soon. :)

  13. Sally says

    This sounds like so much fun!! Thanks Layla and Kevin. Anything treat from LC that comes to my sweet home….now that’s a good thing!! :) Hope you feel better soon Layla.

  14. Loriann says

    What a sweet idea and so giving to all your blog readers. Just found your blog a few days ago and have loved reading the older posts.

  15. says

    I adore things like this so much! The other day I was at my dentist office, and they had a giveaway box on the table… I started filling out the ticket even before I knew what the giveaway was for! (Sadly, I didn’t win the sonicare tooth brush. You can feel sorry for me if you want. I won’t tell anyone.)

  16. Dawn says

    Deck the halls…joy to the world…fa la la la la…la la la la!
    Can’t wait to see all of the fun stuff…and hopefully win too. :)

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