As the festive period approaches I have been reflecting on how this time of year is significant for me. I love Christmas. The smell of pine mixed with mulled wine and mince pies, twinkling lights and people coming together to make magical memories.
However, it can also be a tricky time for people for many reasons. Not least because of the mass consumerism that seems to take over.
Black Friday has been coined as the official start of Christmas shopping — the day of can’t-miss bargains that encourages us to shop for things that we don’t really need or want. The biggest and most important retail shopping day of the year. However, in the midst of this frenzy it seems to me the reason we buy gifts seems to have been lost.
Black Friday Alternative
Personally, I see Christmas as an opportunity to buy a gift as a gesture to show my love and tenderness towards my nearest and dearest.
This thought process led me to come up with a meaningful alternative to Black Friday and rename it Friendship Friday.
So this year on Black Friday, November 23rd, rather than indulge in the discount shopping mayhem, choose a friendlier, more soulful alternative. I believe the true essence of Christmas time is love and I want to offer you an opportunity to win a hand embellished canvas of your choice and then share your good fortune with someone you love.
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” -C.S. Lewis
Enter the Friday Friendship Giveaway
To enter simply sign up below. The winner will be chosen at random and emailed with the good news November 22nd. After choosing any print from my canvas collection you can then invite a loved one to do exactly the same.
Wishing you luck!
Love and blessings, as always,
Terms and Conditions
The prize – 2 hand embellished canvas prints from the Yvonne Coomber Online Store
Start date is 9am, 22nd October 2018 and the closing date is 9am, 22nd November 22nd 2018. The winner will be notified by email. The winner will need to provide a postal address so we can arrange delivery. If the winner does not respond with the postal addresses for both canvases within 2 days of contact the giveaway will be re-drawn and the prize re-allocated. The winner must have fulfilled the mandatory requirement. The prize is not transferable and there is no monetary alternative.