Ever since I was a little girl living in the ghetto, I dreamed of having a fancy “lady home” at Christmastime, complete with a beautiful wreath hanging from my front door. I’m excited to tell you today that after 35 years of longing, not only do I own my own home, I just received my first ever Christmas wreath, the Holiday Jingle Bell Wreath, from RedEnvelope.com, as the fifth item to be featured in my 2011 Holiday Gift Guide.
I am thrilled to have received this wreath to review, because I would never be able to justify purchasing a $79.95 wreath on my own, since I’ve been out of work for so long. When the company also told me I was able to host a $50 gift certificate giveaway, I was even more happier, because that means one more person out there might get the chance to feel the same way I feel right now–happy, fancy, and able to purchase something out of their price range, possibly for the first time ever. There really is nothing better than the gift of giving!
The name RedEnvelope comes from a firmly held belief in Asian cultures that the color red is an auspicious symbol of happiness. Gifts are often presented in a simple red envelope – a timeless tradition that carries with it well wishes of prosperity, good fortune, appreciation and love. I forgot to snap a picture of the outside of the box, but it was decorated with their signature red bow, and another to hang it with, which made it all the more fancier for me.
I love my wreath–it is full of that fresh Christmas tree scent, as it is made from the noble-fir tree, which are trees in the wild that are beautifully symmetrical and grow to over 200 feet in height. Doesn’t it look great on my front door? My wreath is also adorned with bay leaves, seeded eucalyptus, and 5 jingle bells, so every time I open my door I get a whiff of Holiday heaven, as do my visitors. I absolutely love my wreath and couldn’t be more pleased with my 22 inch wreath, hung by a lovely, red satin hanging ribbon. My front door is the door of a fancy lady, as it gives my home (and my soul) the sophisitication it deserves.
Besides this lovely wreath, RedEnvelope sells a large variety of items for all sorts of special occasions, such as Christmas gifts, as well as gifts for women, men, baby & kids, jewelry, home & garden, bar & entertaining, and a large selection of gift items on sale. I suggest you go take a look around their website to see what they have to offer you. Make sure to “like” their Facebook page, as you’ll get 20% off your order!
There were so many affordable choices when it came time to pick out my review item that it was extremely hard to choose one gift item for myself. I must have spent 45 minutes online, going back and forth between 6 different items. Can you imagine how hard it is to pick out the right gift for yourself or someone else out in those crowded, loud shopping malls and centers? Why not take the time to show how much you care this holiday season by hassle-free shopping at RedEnvelope.com? With the upcoming snow storms and blizzards, don’t you just want to stay home and do your shopping? It’s easy to click a few buttons and have the perfect gift wrapped and delivered straight to your home. No one wants to suffer through a last-minute trip to the mall or florist–I know I certainly don’t!
RedEnvelope $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway:
1 winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate code via email.
**Open to U.S. residents only.
**No P.O. boxes, please.
**Do the mandatory entry and leave a comment, making sure to use a valid email address when you sign in. If you win this giveaway, you must respond to my email within 24 hours to claim your prize.
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Contest ends Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 10 p.m.