Giveaway Day!

on November 23 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 80 Comments

Giveaway Day is almost here! In case you’ve missed it, we coordinate one day when everyone with a shop or blog can give something away, spreading the holiday spirit. We list all of the participants here to create a master list, and we leave the lists up for several days to give readers a more relaxed browsing experience. We also provide some structure with categories and international shipping info. It has been a lot of fun for everyone.

Our next Giveaway Day is December 2!

Why do it?
Readers benefit because a) they get exposed to blogs with great ideas; b) they get directed to shops with wonderful items; c) they get the opportunity to win a cool handmade prize; d) they know exactly when to tune in! Participants benefit because a) they get new readers (many participants in our last Giveaway Day had hundreds of comments); b) they get potential shoppers; c) they can experience the joy of giving something they’ve made to a virtual friend. Want to play? Here are some guidelines:


  • Your give-away item must be either handmade (for example, soap, jewelry, bags, marshmallows), or something that can be used for making handmade gifts (for example, buttons, ribbons, candle wax, etc.)
  • You need to write a post about the item and ask visitors to comment on that post. This must be posted no later than 9 a.m. eastern on December 2. We’re checking the links at 9 a.m. eastern and if there isn’t a giveaway post we’ll delete you from the list. You can post the night before if you want to be sure to remember!
  • Decide how you want to choose the winner (random, best answer to a question, etc.).
  • State in the post whether you’ll ship the item internationally.
  • Leave your giveaway open until December 6. This gives plenty of time for people to visit you.
  • Ship your item by December 12, one week from Giveaway Day.
  • Spread the word! Make December 2nd a giveaway day all over blogland! If you’d like, grab our button and link back to this post to let your readers know you’ll be participating. The code gets wonky when we post it here, so here is the image url: and here is the link url:

Want to participate? Email by Sunday, November 29th. Please include the following info:

  • Blog/Shop URL (the URL where people will find your giveaway post)
  • Blog/Shop name (the blog/shop name where people will find your giveaway post)
  • Tell us your location and whether you’ll ship internationally
  • Category for your giveaway (pick one): Handcrafted Item(s), Handcrafted Item(s)+Supplies/Materials, Sewing Supplies/Materials, Knitting Supplies/Materials, Homemade Food

On Giveaway Day we’ll post a master list of participants on our blog (we may divide these into a series of three posts with different categories). Stop by to verify your information, explore other sites and try your luck at winning a great giveaway!

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80 Responses to Giveaway Day!

  1. Erin Compton says:

    Will there be a “May Giveaway Day” again this year? (2010)

  2. Theresa says:

    I’d definitely use your bag when I do my grocery shopping

  3. Theresa says:

    I definitely will use the bag when I go grocery shopping. I usually need to bring more than one, and your bag will be a welcoming addition

  4. Catie says:

    I am seewwww new to blogs πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the opportunity to win and see all of the inspiration from around the globe

  5. Corinne Steffke says:

    I love these new fabrics and any color choice would be nice.
    Thanks for the chance!
    Corinne S.

  6. Anna Fontenot says:

    Love this idea. give aways and contest are great..

  7. Yoka says:

    Never won anything but love materials so I hope you will add my name to win.
    I do not have a blog yet but hope to get one in future.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  8. fiona says:

    i wasn’t listed up and my emails don’t seem to get to Beth cos i didn’t hear anything from her.
    i’d put up my giveaway item on the 30 nov! nevertheless, i’ll keep it going. here’s my giveaway:

  9. Beth T says:

    Giveaway Day–hooray!

  10. Jo says:

    I am excited to see what is going to be given away. Love the idea to get different material and ideas.

  11. fiona says:

    set up giveaway already in my blog
    n’ i’m off to see the others!

  12. Erin Compton says:

    Wrote up my giveaway post. I can’t wait to see what everyone is offering!

  13. pamela says:

    just set mine up. first giveaway ever. so nervous. what if nobody enters?!

    goodluck everyone!

  14. Betty Rockit says:

    giveaway post finished, can’t wait to read the comments!

  15. Jules says:

    I don’t know if my email got through in time, but I’m also doing a giveaway anyway. I’ve already finished the post!

    Jules @ MoonCat Farms

  16. Anne says:

    Just posted my giveaway post. I can’t wait to see all the other participant’s blogs!

  17. Erin D. says:

    Post is up and ready to go for tomorrow – looking forward to seeing what we’ve all got!

  18. Angela Pea says:

    Yeah! My Giveaway is fininshed; all I need to do is snag the camera from Teen Daughter#2 and take a photo to post! This will be so much FUN. Thank you!

  19. Andrea says:

    Yay! I just finished our blog post for the giveaway!! We’re so excited to be a part of things this year! Good luck everyone!

  20. isabel f. says:

    Am I too late to join in too? Please let me know, my friend :))

  21. Thea says:

    Am I too late to join in too? Please let me know.

  22. Amy Grant says:

    I have just about finished my giveaway blog post! Im pretty excited!

  23. ReNi says:

    Great idea!

  24. pamela says:

    so so so excited for this!

  25. Helen Rooney says:

    I’m not sure if I’m too late to join in but my giveaway is up anyway and it is already the 2nd here in Australia. I’ll post internationally.

  26. Planning on participing in this fun event with all of the other wonderful blogs out there in blog land!! First time for me!!
    Reallly excited! I’ll have some fun Christmas fq’s!!

  27. Robin says:

    I can’t wait to participate in giveaway day! What a great idea.

  28. Lauren says:

    I’m in! Can’t wait to be on the giving side of my first giveaway!

  29. Mandi says:

    Oh, and snacks…. and coffee… I’ll need lots of snacks and coffee…

  30. Mandi says:

    Woo-hoo! I’m going to prepare my comfy chair, arrange for 4 days of babysitting, and go through the whole list! I love Giveaway Day!

  31. Anya says:

    Sounds like fun – I just emailed you about participating! Thanks.

  32. Julia says:

    I’m in!!!! Can’t wait to giveaway with you all!

  33. Beth says:

    Ooh I would love this.

  34. andrea says:

    can’t wait to do this again πŸ™‚

  35. So happy I can play this year! Can’t wait!

  36. I’ll be participating for the first time this year, what fun! I just need to pick something out to giveaway….

  37. Lia says:

    I’m done putting the first and second giveaway πŸ™‚ one more to go πŸ™‚ yay! I’m so excited πŸ˜€

  38. Rosalind says:

    Very excited to finally participate in SMS giveaway this year, my first one.

  39. Tamera says:

    I’m doing this – I already posted it and everything at I plan on shipping everywhere too!

  40. mara says:

    Well, shoot. I’d love to participate, but I just put up a giveaway that ENDS on Dec. 2nd:

    Maybe next year!

  41. rlbates says:

    Plan to participate. Have my giveaway post scheduled to go live on Saturday, Nov 28th. Thanks.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  42. Trudy Callan says:

    Awesome! I’ve been waiting for this day.

  43. shona says:

    What a great idea! I will be giving something away on my blog, and trying to win something too πŸ™‚

    Shona Cole

  44. Carol says:

    OH can’t wait to participate!!


  45. Zelia says:

    i will partcipate!


  46. Lindsey says:

    can’t wait!!!!!!

  47. Barbara says:

    I’d love to join in this year. What to give away though is the only question! I’m off to stare at my stash of made stuff for inspiration. Bx

  48. jm says:

    Have sent e-mail to participate.

  49. Bethany says:

    I think I will participate for the first time this year….I loved the last one, now I am addicted!!!

  50. Krystina says:


  51. Angela says:

    Oops! I think that your jpeg is from the May Give-Away.

  52. juliecache says:

    so excited to do this in 2009.

  53. Mama Lusco says:

    Yeah! I’m excited to join in this time!

  54. Judi B says:

    Sounds awesome. Can’t wait to see what the giveaways are!

  55. Baukje says:

    How exiting, I’ll participate

  56. Dacia says:

    I can’t wait!

  57. Sandra says:

    What a GREAT idea! I’m headed to the studio now to make something.

  58. I’m working on my handmade items now, so I’ll be all ready for Giveaway Day!

  59. Teresa says:

    How exciting. I must try and make time to do this and give my humble blog a little exposure. I took part the last time by entering giveaways and didn’t win any πŸ™ but giving something is just as exciting!!

  60. Muriel says:

    The url for the button is for the May Give Away Day button.
    Can you provide the new one

  61. Kate says:

    Sounds like fun!

  62. simona says:

    What a great idea, I’m going to participate your giveaway and start sewing today.

  63. Beth T says:

    Oh what fun! I wouldn’t dream of participating in “Black Friday”–hate the name, the concept, the attitude–but I am really looking forward to Giveaway Day.

  64. Jody says:

    Yay! Can’t wait.

  65. Bettina Groh says:

    You must have been reading my mind! My husband and I were talking about posting a giveaway just last night! I’ve sent off my email and added the “giveaway” button to my blog…and decided what to give! As soon as I take a picture I’ll be ready to post by 9am eastern on December 2nd!

  66. Betty Rockit says:

    First year participating! Love your blog, can’t wait to see all the great things people make!

  67. Gretchen says:

    I love giveaway day! Yay!

  68. craftytammie says:

    Love this day, and last year I won! I sent you an email, now I have to decide what I want to give away!

  69. Morgan says:

    I may have to consider hiring a babysitter for the morning just for this day. πŸ˜‰

  70. Julia says:

    I love giveaway day!! Oh how I want to play too.

  71. Mary says:

    Squee! So excited. This morning when I woke I thought to myself “When is SMS going to post about the Giveaway Day?”

  72. great! I will be joining

  73. I’m in!! Christmas will be fun πŸ™‚

  74. Corvus says:

    Ooo. What if you want to give away supplies which are handmade? Hmm. I’m guessing that goes under “Handcrafted Items + Supplies/Materials”

  75. My blog’s name is The Eckenrode Journal. We live in Columbus, OH but will be moving to Granville, Oh in about a week. I’d rather not ship internationally. I’ll be giving away a variety pack of homemade soap.

  76. yay!!! giveaway days are so much FUN! i am totally in! hmmm, what to giveaway…. πŸ™‚

  77. Sarah S says:

    Oh my, I can’t wait! This is my favorite day in blogland!

    Sarah @

  78. Eerika says:

    Yay! I’m so excited about this great event πŸ™‚

  79. Just wanted to say that I have been following your blog for a long time and I think it is MARVELOUS! Γ’β„’Β₯

  80. Candice says:

    I’m so excited to participate! Thank you for organizing such a great event!

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