18 Days of Love

18daysofloveicon

For the next 18 days I’ll be posting LOVE themed cards you can make or purchase to share with your loved ones!  At the same time you can enter to win a set of cards to use for your own little notes… All you have to do is comment about the card and how that love theme inspires you.

Stay tuned for the first Love card later today!

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card

Maranda

8 Days of Giving – A ZeVin Creations Challenge

It is that time of the year where everyone “SHOULD” be in a giving mood.. and we’d like to encourage our readers to achieve the goal of using their GIVING spirit!  We started this challenge back in 2007 and we had a good response so let’s double the efforts of everyone giving back unto others when people need it the most!

For these 8 Days left before Christmas we want to challenge you to GIVE to others during this season of giving which of course is the true reason of the holiday season.  In my personal opinion, it isn’t about getting all these gifts and spending tons of money but to be with your loved ones and do for others however you can.

These next eight days I’ll post how ZeVin Creations has done something to make a difference in another person’s life.  We will also provide some suggestions on what you can do…  We hope that you our readers will also post or comment on what you did each day…AND in exchange we will randomly select from the comments to get a FREE CARD from us each day (that’s a total of 8 Cards we are giving away).  Can I just repeat — 8 FREE CARDS!

So here are some suggestions –

  1. Shovel snow from your neighbor’s driveway and sidewalk (unfortunately we didn’t get much snow here but hoping)
  2. Volunteer your time to help a local homeless shelter or food pantry
  3. Bake some cookies and/or candy for your postman, garbage man with a card expressing your thanks
  4. Pay for a cup of coffee/tea for the person behind you  at your favorite coffee shop
  5. Put extra money in the parking meter for the next car to park.
  6. And an easy way — just say hello to everyone you see!

Today I put extra money into two parking meters — typically I walk to my yoga course but I was running late so I decided hey since I’m driving I can give the change I had brought for another purpose and put it in the meter longer than my hour class.

Take this time to inspire others to make a difference this holiday season and you’ll in exchange be rewarded within your spirit knowing you impacted someone that wasn’t expecting it!(And possibly a FREE CARD)

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

Maranda

APA Heritage Month Fact

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  From May 12, 2008 – May 26, 2008 we will post facts related to the Asian Pacific American cultures.  We will hold a contest at the end of the month based on the facts.  Here is an image of what the winner will get so far:

Fact for the day:

The origination of the month started as a congressional bill for Asian Pacific American Heritage week in 1977 which later trascended into a month long celebration in 1990. 

The reason the month of May was selected is to commemorate the first Japanese immigrant on May 7, 1843 and the the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

Maranda

Poetry Contest Giveaway – Just For Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day being right around the corner we thought we do a quick giveaway of a FREE Customized Mother’s Day card!  The contest will go from Today, April 30 – Saturday, May 3 at midnight!  We will contact the winner immediately to see what type of card they’d like and then make the card to be mailed on Monday, May 5th PRIORITY MAIL.

To make the giveaway worthwhile we will also be throwing in a pair of earrings by Amadai Designs so you would have the complete gift for that special mother figure in your life.

MOM Poetry Giveaway

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

  • Post a comment here referencing or quoting a poem or verse that contains the words – mom or mother(in any language).  And letting us know why you like it so much.
  • Remember to enter your e-mail address correctly in case you win and I can contact you.  Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • Only USA residents are eligible to enter this giveaway(Due to timing of Mother’s Day).
  • Giveaway ends on Saturday, May 3rd at midnight.  Winners will be announced later that day!

If you are still looking for that special mother’s day card we still have some on our Etsy site.  And right now in honor of Graduation we are doing Buy 3 get 1 Free!

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

Maranda

Why Send Cards During Spring Part 2

So I’ve been busy packing up studio stuff for the move — that’s right folks we will have a new home this weekend!  At the same time preparing for my final in my lovely Group Theory class…. YIKES!

We only have 2 mores days left for the Poetry Giveaway Contest – Country Meadow!  So get your poem or quote related to the words and post in the comment area.  You can read more here.

Today I wanted to discuss why you should send cards during the spring again.  If you remember reason 1 was to Seize the opportunity to rekindle or renew relationships. 

The Seasons Spring Card #1  Celebrate Spring Card on Etsy

Reason # 3 – Wish someone a Spring blessings. Take time to encourage someone to welcome in the season with a card that celebrates Spring! Not only will it remind them of what is fastly approaching or taking place, but it will uplift their spirits with the vibrant and welcoming colors.

I know this is really needed here in our fluctuating weather in KY — one minute we are HOT and then the next FREEZING temperatures…. So we’ve sent a couple pick-me up spring themed cards to some family members to give them a reminder it is spring.

The two cards above are our newest additions to ZeVin Creations’ site as well our Etsy Site.  If you notice we’ve moved our occassional style cards over to Etsy so that we can make our main site geared for our artistic style cards.  While you are at either site don’t forget to purchase your Mother’s Day card — only 27 more days left till you can honor the mother-figure(s) in your life!

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

Maranda

Poetry Giveaway Contest: Country Meadow

Poetry Giveaway for Country Meadow

It’s that time — Giveaway time — in honor of Poetry Awareness month we will be having weekly contest with items from fellow businesses.  ZeVin Creations and Country Meadow LTD are offering a spring themed card and a 4.5 oz Gingerbread Simply Soft soap to one lucky winner.  The soap smells wonderful and it is packaged so beautifully (I would use it for decoration!), while the card is a great way to start sending some spring themed greetings.  You could even just the set as a Mother’s Day Gift!

Country Meadow Ltd. is a manufacturer and distributor of skin care and spa products. Most of our products are based on natural ingredients such as shea butter, avocado butter, coconut oil, rice bran oil, plant extracts and various emollients and conditioners.   They offer luxury products using simple ingredients for a tranquil experience in your own home or spa setting.   Country Meadow Ltd. products are environmentally and socially responsible. They use recycled content packaging whenever possible. All of their products are animal friendly! No animal or animal by-products are used nor is the final product tested on animals.

To let our readers know how much they are valued, Country Meadow is offering 20% off your next order (Excludes clearance or sale items).  Simply enter the code Zevcard during checkout.  This is a great way to pick up items for yourself and that special mother figure in your life.

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

  • Post a comment here referencing or quoting a poem or verse that contains the words – country, meadow, or country meadow.  And letting us know why you like it so much.
  • Remember to enter your e-mail address correctly in case you win and I can contact you.  Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • Only USA and Canada residents are eligible to enter this giveaway.
  • Giveaway ends on Friday, April 18th at midnight.  Winners will be announced the following day!

Good Luck & Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

Maranda

 

April is Here, Let’s Cheer!

It is SPRING – wow April is here let’s cheer!

April is the month of Everything Spring. Spring is a beautiful season as it relates to our environment but as well when you relate it to your life, and in KY spring time is “Derby Time”. With that being said you will see us post cards for Mother’s Day, Kentucky (Louisville) Pride, graduation, and just for the season. We are going to attempt to do something new — make a card or two a day so you will see what cards we made daily – now I won’t lie but we will be moving residences in a few weeks so somedays you will see 1 card.

The contest for Women’s History Month is posted and ready for people to participate until April 4th, which you can read about here. In honor of Spring being the time of reflection and rebirth, I’m going to have a weekly contest for the month — so this will increase our reader’s chances at getting some great prizes. I will also each day leave you with a quote or poem in honor of Poetry Month.

The card shown in this post is a new card I created last night — I love this quote “Life Is Sweet” for it really is and how better to start our Spring posts reminding you to enjoy this season and your life! You can read more about this card on our Etsy site.

Key Dates to Send Cards for April:

  • Poetry Month, Mathematics Awareness Month
  • 04/20-04/27 – Passover
  • Don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 11th
  • Upcoming Events & Appearances

    As of right now we aren’t scheduled for any shows in April but stay tuned. We have sent some promos to some upcoming shows which we will post soon.

    Truly embrace Spring & Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

    Maranda