We are pleased to announce that the 2009 Happily Handmade Giveaway has officially begun! Started in 2004 as the result of a brainstorming session among a handful of indie artists looking for a unique way to promote their businesses and reward their customers, the success of the Happily Handmade Giveaway is built on its twofold mission. First, to provide small businesses with an affordable promotional opportunity, allowing them to reach new customers and build quality mailing lists. Additionally, the giveaway aims to reward shoppers for their continued support of indie business–for making the conscious decision to purchase from an independent crafter and not a big box retailer. During this event, our 8th, we've got over $8000 in prizes to give away to twenty-five lucky winners worldwide.
The Happily Handmade Giveaway brings together a wide variety of indie artists, designers and small business owners who contribute their handmade creations to the contest. Donated items are combined to create twenty-five fabulous prize boxes filled with handmade gifts, valued between $300 and $380 each, which will be given away to randomly drawn contestants.
Entries will be accepted through May 13th, and the winners of the twenty-five extraordinary gift boxes will be announced on May 18th. Contestants can enter the giveaway by visiting any of the participating sponsors’ websites; each website will feature a separate entry form. Multiple entries are encouraged, allowing entrants to increase their chances of winning by simply visiting more of the Indie Shop Sponsors. Get all the details on the official HHG website.
Will you be one of lucky winners? There's only one way to find out ~ enter now!
[editor's note]- I donated a bunch of floursack teatowels embellished with my original fabrics (pictured below) ~ and Daisy Janie is also an official entry site.