It was a year ago this week that I said goodbye to my dearest forever cat, Pippen, only a few months after I lost her brother, Dickens. Christmas was just a few weeks away, but I was having a hard time finding any holiday in my heart.
Those first holidays after the loss of a loved one can be very difficult. I wondered if I could do something that might bring a little comfort to an animal lover who is missing a much-loved furry friend, just like I was last year.
So…I’m excited to announce the first annual Lighthearted Press Holiday Heart Gift Box Giveaway.
Here’s your chance to nominate someone who might be uplifted by receiving one of our comfort gift boxes.
We’ll choose two winners – one will receive our Dog Lover Comfort Box and the other will receive our Cat lover Comfort Box. In addition to the books and goodies in the box, we’ll also include an angel figurine holding a dog or cat in her arms (see photos.)
There will be a gift card saying the box is from you. You can also send it anonymously, from a friend, from someone who understands…or even from Santa!
Just submit a short paragraph (150 words maximum) telling why the person you’re nominating might enjoy receiving the box.
You can post your entries on our Facebook page, on my blog, or paste them into an email and send them to email@example.com – no attachments, please.
Also, please don’t include any contact info or anything that might identify the person – if your entry is chosen we’ll be in touch about the mailing address for the winner.
As a special thank you, we’ll send an autographed set of our 5 books to the two people whose nominations are chosen!
A few details:
In the interest of fairness, this opportunity is not open to family or personal friends.
Gift boxes and books will be shipped only within the 50 US states.
In order to help spread the love around, the nominating person and the chosen nominee shouldn’t be at the same address.
All entries must be posted or received by December 10, 2011, so we can send the packages out in time for holiday delivery.
Thanks so much. Hopefully we can bring a little healing to the heart of an animal lover who may need a little holiday magic this year!
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Publishing magical books for animal lovers
I hope that this is the correct place to enter my nominee! My choice is a dedicated cat lady who loves overwhelmingly. Her specific dedication is to disabled, or differently-abled, cats. She spends all of her time and money to help these wonderful cats. Just a month ago, she lost the newest kitten and we had all fallen in love with her. This awesome lady had spent hours and hours going to and from vets and, finally, a “special” vet that treated chiropractic emergencies. But there was nothing to be done. So this lady refused to have her darling cat put down and proceeded to care for this kitten alone. She did everything humanly possible for this sweet baby, but alas. Nothing could save her. She died and her “mom” has a broken heart that nothing can heal. This box would do so much for her psyche that I would be honored to have her win it. Many tears have been shed over the loss of this sweet kitten, most of which were, and still are, coming from her. Please consider this lovely woman and give her something to smile about, finally.
Carolyn, the dedicated cat lady you wrote about sounds like a true earth angel. I’m so sorry about the loss of her kitten. At least the little baby knew love until the end of her short life.
Please check back on 12/11 where I’ll post the people who will be receiving the dog and cat gift boxes.
we have incorporated the dog into being a part of our family and include them in every aspect of our life. This includes them sitting with us while we watch a movie or our favorite show. In addition, just as if we pamper ourselves we have got to the point that we pamper our pets. Including buying our pets an upscale dog bed.
Isn’t it wonderful curling up with our critters and watching a good movie? Give all your furry family members a holiday hug from me!
This is such a great gift!! You have done an amazing job of putting these together and offering a little comfort to all who have lost pets!
Thanks, Stacy. I read so many stories of people facing their first holiday season after the loss of a special animal companion. Hopefully, the gift boxes will bring some comfort.