Happy July! This is one of my favorite months, not the least of which is because it’s my birthday month. Yes, that is correct – a single day is not enough time to celebrate. I require an entire month. And at the end of the month I’ll consider if I want to further extend this into birthday season, an entirely delightful concept I was recently introduced to.
But in any case I’ve decided I like the Hobbit’s tradition of giving presents on their birthday, and so I’ve come up with my own give-away plan.
Here’s the deal:
I’ve put together four packages of themed things (some of them very gently used but still in wonderful condition that I’m ready to release) which I’ll list below. If you’d like to throw your name in the hat for one or more of them, leave a comment indicating which one(s) you’re interested in. I’ll pull names out of the hat on 7/31 and pop the packages off to the winners wrapped and beribboned as all gifts should be. I’m willing to post outside of the U.S. so feel free to enter wherever you might be living.
One caveat before we begin. I have lots of skills but photography is not one of them. I’m a point and shoot and hope for the best, and if it takes a whole lot more effort than that I’m just not interested. So while I could spend more time taking better photos of what I’m offering that moves it out of the fun category for me. And let me be clear – this is all about the fun! So here we go.
Gift #1: The Oracle Gathering
I’m ready to release four very gently used decks: The Enchanted Tarot, Shadowscapes, Symbolon, and Carolyn Myss Archetype Cards. As with all the gifts, I’ll enclose an additional surprise or two because that makes it all the more fun.
Gift #2: Colorful
Want to explore color a bit more? Maybe this oh-so-gently used kit needs to make its way to you. The sparkly butterfly pin wants to come along as well – it’s a delightfully bohemian vintage celluloid body that’s been glued to brass backing. Other colorful surprises will be included.
Gift #3: Handy
I know there are other hand lovers/collectors out there – ready to add a few more to your collection? Let’s start with this 4-inch milagro-esque silver colored beauty. It has an integrated hanging loop so you can turn it into a pendant if you’d like or perhaps just add a ribbon. It’s always good to have an extra hand available. This package will also include a hand keychain, a few hand charms, and a copy of my long out-of-print and recently re-discovered zine Handsel. I know you want a copy!
Gift #4: Journal Jamboree
The heart of this gift is an lovely unused Rag and Bone journal. The pages measure 5.5 x 8.5 inches. I’ve used these for years and my journals are usually filled with writing, glued in bits, sketches, light washes. This package will also include another notebook or two and some unnamed surprises as well.
So there you have it. If one of more of these let’s-celebrate-July gifts appeals to you leave a comment with the number to be entered in the drawing. Winners will be announced 7/31.
Of course even if you’re not interested in the giveaway I welcome comments, so please feel free to leave one. What’s your favorite month? Have a special way you like to celebrate birthdays? What sorts of thing do you collect. Do tell – you know I love to hear.