With Christmas fast approaching, I know many of us have gift giving and the buying of all these gifts on the mind. I, like many others, also use this time of year to give back to charities in as many ways as I can. Luckily, while I was going about my gift browsing I saw this contest on Chronicle Books' website.
Happy Haulidays is giving a chance for one blogger to win up to $500 in their books! Not only that, they will donate $500 of their books to the blogger's charity of choice. Oh, and did I mention the winning blogger will be able to give $500 of their books to a commenter on their post?
It's a win-win-win situation! For those of you unfamiliar with Chronicle Books, they make some very unique books on several topics (including crafts and baking--two of my favorite things!). To get your chance at winning $500 in Chronicle Books titles, simply leave a comment on this blog post, and let your friends know that they can win as well by commenting, and keep your fingers crossed for me to win! I have selected The Children's Book Bank located right here in Portland, OR as my charity of choice for this contest. They provide books to children in low income areas who may otherwise not have any. Please visit their site to find out more about this great organization, and I encourage you to find a similar local charity to donate to this holiday season.
Now on to the books! What exactly might we all be winning? I have a list a mile long but my wishlist includes the following titles:
Whew! That's one heck of a list! As you will notice, despite my not having kids I did put some children's books on my wish list. Should I win, I would be donating those to charity as well. Good luck to us all and again, tell your friends to come comment to get their entry in. Visit the Chronicle Books website for more info on their books and the contest! Can't wait to get your hands on some of these books? Chronicle currently has a Friends and Family sale going on through November 30th: