Friday, November 26, 2010

Night Before Christmas Activity Kit Giveaway sponsored by RedEnvelope

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor RedEnvelope! We look forward to working with you again! The winner is 'GiantSis'. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly Holidays Buying Guide 2010, Sixth Giveaway sponsored by:


What are your christmas family traditions? One of mine is putting up my tree during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. This year of course, all my traditions were moved up, WAY up. I put up my tree earlier than usual this year because I needed time to field test it and write my review! New tree, new ornaments and now a new way to count down to Christmas with the little ones!

One of the most common traditions to prepare for Santa's arrival is with Milk and Cookies! Christmas Eve is usually a flurry of activity, and getting little ones to wind down and go to bed can sometimes be a challenge. Engaging the little ones with fun activities to prepare for Santa's arrival creates a tradition and memories that they will carry over with them when they get older and have families of their own.

One of my favorite signature gifts when there is a newborn in the family is the mobile for above the crib. I just found a new signature gift that I will be giving for baby's first christmas, it's Red Envelope's NEW Night Before Christmas Activity Kit. Red Envelope has been a go to for me for years for corporate gifts, I have both given and received many memorable gifts from Red Envelope! I have come to look to Red Envelope first for innovative, unique and well packaged gifts. This Kit is everything I've already come to expect from Red Envelope, it's uniquely presented, well packaged and just plain fun for kids of all ages as well as kids at heart.

I tried my best to wait until 12/24 but on my next shopping trip I am already going to have to replace the cookies and the cocoa so Santa won't notice! But Ssshh, don't tell anyone!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Red Envelope would like to provide 1 Ascending Butterfly Follower with a Night Before Christmas Activity Kit!


Night Before Christmas Activity Kit @RedEnvelope

The kit includes:


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - ceramic plate for cookies for Santa – 8 ½” diameter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - ceramic mug for cocoa - 11.5 ounces; approximately 4 ½” high x 5 1/4” wide with handle

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 6 Mrs. Field’s chocolate chip nibbler cookies

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 2 packets Mrs. Field’s cocoa mix (makes 2 mugs)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - poem of “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - “Reindeer Games” activity book that includes games and challenges with a holiday theme such as “Snowflake Match Game”, “Santa’s Secret”, and “Festive Football”

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - packaging: red gift box with ivory grosgrain ribbon

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -“Instructions from Santa” attached to outside of box instructs the gift to be opened by Christmas Eve and to leave out cookies and cocoa for Santa

Don't you just ♥ Red Envelope? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and Mandatory Entry: 2) Visit Red Envelope and link us to another fab item you like, remember it can't be the review item! (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Friday, November 26, 2010 until Thursday, December 02, 2010 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)

EXTRA CREDIT:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment. (If your blog post contains more than just a pic and link you'll get 5 extra credit entries!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - In the spirit of Christmas fun, how about an extra credit for sharing your night before christmas ritual (if you don't celebrate Christmas, share your favorite New Years Eve ritual)?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you already have our button, just let us know, you will still get extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ #ascendingbutterfly + @redenvelope Night Before Christmas Activity Kit #Giveaway! - http://tinyurl.com/25zzxcc

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @redenvelope on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fave this blog on Technorati and leave your Technorati user name in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow RedEnvelope on Facebook (and remember to tell them 'Ascending Butterfly sent me') HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you entered another giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? Let me know which one and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you commented on a non-giveaway entry? Let me know which one here and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I could use your vote (please leave me your voting number in the comment field for an extra credit) - http://www.itsthoughtful.com/gift-idea/2758/

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)


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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the product and the sponsor are my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate the review and giveaway. The sponsor is fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the product. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.

89 comments:

  1. I am a public follower.

    I like the http://gifts.redenvelope.com/bath/hooded-organic-cotton-robe-30000709?viewpos=7&trackingpgroup=rchim&ref=REDorganicgglbrand_red+envelope

    The robe would be great for my husband.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  2. On Christmas Eve after the late mass we (I have 6 younger siblings)would come home and make a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies. These would be warm cookies then for Santa. As we got older we continued to do this but it was more a catch up session with what was going on with everyone. Now my siblings are doing this same tradition with their children.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  3. I follow!

    I love the family tree photo frame (I gave this to my parents for their last wedding anniversary!):

    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/frames/family-tree-photo-frame-30000229?viewpos=1&trackingpgroup=productsearch

    molomatic at gmail dot com

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  4. I also follow you on Twitter @ molomatic

    molomatic at gmail dot com

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  5. On Christmas Eve my hubby and daughter make cookies for Santa. Then we go to my parent's house for fondue - yum! We love looking at the holiday lights on the drive home too.

    molomatic at gmail dot com

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  6. I also entered the Santa Paws giveaway, thanks!

    molomatic at gmail dot com

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  7. I have your cute button on my blog!

    http://onegratefulmama.blogspot.com/

    molomatic at gmail dot com

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  8. I love the sculpted jewelry tree
    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/jewelry/sculpted-jewelry-tree-25455526-25455526?viewpos=3&trackingpgroup=RHMPG
    jamielz@verizon.net

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  9. Our Christmas Eve ritual is to put out the milk and cookies for Santa and my husband reads 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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  10. Follow Red Envelope on Twitter (jamielz)

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  11. I love the tree of enchantment oil lamp
    (and it's on sale!)
    GFC follower SandyM

    akagamma@yahoo.com

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  12. I also entered The Search For Santa Paws Blu-Ray/DVD Combo

    akagamma@yahoo.com

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  13. Our extended family always gets together on Christmas Eve ... we exchange personal gifts (Santa brings Santa gifts for Christmas morning)

    akagamma@yahoo.com

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  14. Twitter follower ... slmiresse

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  15. Tweeted. http://twitter.com/slmiresse/status/8557719694872576

    akagamma@yahoo.com

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  16. Following redenvelope on Twitter (slmiresse)

    akagamma@yahoo.com

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  17. Voted for you (#28)

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  18. I love the sleep sheep here - http://gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/sleep-sheep-30004807?viewpos=10&trackingpgroup=RBBSC
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  19. I Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (giantsis)
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  20. I Follow @redenvelope on Twitter (giantsis)
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  21. I entered The Search For Santa Paws Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack Giveaway.
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  22. Our Christmas eve ritual is dinner at Olive Garden, then church, then driving around looking at Christmas lights. Also, we've always left Santa a bologna sandwich and beer - because our dad helped us realize Santa might be tired of milk and cookies! :)
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  23. I follow you on GFC manthas24, my contact info is in my profile and love the rocking horse snow globe

    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/rocking-horse-snow-globe-30000835?viewpos=3&trackingpgroup=rbkps

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  24. I follow you on twitter @manthas24

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  25. I follow red envelope on twitter @manthas24

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  26. Tweet http://twitter.com/manthas24/status/8853315798441984

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  27. I entered the luxury pillow giveaway

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  28. I entered the search for santa paws giveaway

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  29. Tweet http://twitter.com/manthas24/status/8853315798441984

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  30. My favorite holiday movie is Holiday Inn

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  31. Public follower!
    My daughter would love http://gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/kids-masterpiece-art-kit-30009821?viewpos=4&trackingpgroup=rcbak&tile=hmpg_tile_a

    huhbaby2@yahoo.com

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  32. Follow on Twitter!

    huhbaby2@yahoo.com

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  33. Our favorite christmas eve ritual is driving around looking at the lights

    huhbaby2@yahoo.com

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  34. follow on Facebook!

    huhbaby2@yahoo.com

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  35. I'm amending my mandatory entry (thanks Tracy). I'm a Public GFC follower (SandyM) and here's the link to another great item from redenvelope.
    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/tree-of-enchantment-oil-lamp-30003715

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  36. I like the http://gifts.redenvelope.com/frames/family-tree-photo-frame-30000229?viewpos=1&trackingpgroup=productsearch

    It is beautiful!

    Thanks!

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  37. http://gifts.redenvelope.com//digital-photo-ornament-30009814?viewpos=6&trackingpgroup=rcfav&tile=hmpg_tile_a

    Would love to purchase the Digital Photo Ornament would be the perfect addition to my christmas tree give or take i can just get one super adorable family photo lolgotta love toddlers

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  38. Following Tracy on twitter
    @AmbersMommy2007

    Jennifer Spohn
    MommysLove2008@yahoo.com

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  39. Follow GFC-missdeb1
    Here is my fav item from Red Envelope-http://gifts.redenvelope.com/her/cashmere-tank-top--short-set-30000179?viewpos=14&trackingpgroup=rsexy
    missdeb1@earthlink.net

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  40. follow you on twitter-missdeb1
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  41. like you on facebook-debbie coyle
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  42. Loving this snowman appetizer set!

    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/snowman-appetizer-serving-set-30003557?viewpos=7&trackingpgroup=rcfav

    I follow you here and on twitter

    kellierosewilson AT hotmail DOT com

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  43. I follow you on twitter ;)

    @kelliechio

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  44. tweeted..

    http://twitter.com/kelliechio/status/9674695364317184

    kellierosewilson AT hotmail DOT com

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  45. I follow you on facebook! :)

    kellie wilson

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  46. following redenvelope on twitter~!

    @kelliechio

    kellierosewilson AT hotmail DOT com

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  47. liked redenvelope on facebook and told them you sent me!

    kellierosewilson AT hotmail DOT com

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  48. I am a gfc follower as Corky..
    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/him/hidden-message-collar-stays-30000178?viewpos=1&trackingpgroup=rfmaa..something I would love for my fella..he can never find his!
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  49. We have always put our star on the top of the tree on Christmas Eve and hung our stocking then..
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  50. I am already a facebook fan of yours..
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  51. I'm a follower. I also like the deluxe wall gallery frame: http://gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/deluxe-wall-gallery-frame-30007695?viewpos=4&trackingpgroup=rchbg.

    brendashandmadeATyahooDOTcom

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  52. follower
    Jewelry Tree http://gifts.redenvelope.com/jewelry/sculpted-jewelry-tree-25455526-25455526?viewpos=2&trackingpgroup=RFFFT
    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

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  53. night before christmas ritual - beer and cookies for Santa!

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  54. Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter @phxbne

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  55. GFC follower here. I really like the modular candle holder (http://gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/modular-candleholder-30009841?viewpos=13&trackingpgroup=rchbg&tile=hmpg_tile_a).

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  56. I love the year of candles
    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/candles/year-of-wishes-candles-25819680?viewpos=11&trackingpgroup=RHMPG

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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  57. our Christmas Eve ritual is reading scripture relating to the birth of Jesus.

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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  58. I have your button here:
    http://themercadonews.blogspot.com/

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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  59. I follow Tracy Iglesias on twitter

    cindi1969

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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  60. i tweeted this giveaway here:

    http://twitter.com/#!/cindi1969/status/10160463702654976


    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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  61. I follow red envelope on twitter

    cindi1969

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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  62. I liked ascending butterfly on FB

    Cynthia M


    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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  63. On Christmas eve we like to put out cheese and other snacks and sit in front of the tree. =)

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  64. Public follower!

    I like the tree of enchantment oil lamp as well! (http://gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/tree-of-enchantment-oil-lamp-30003715?viewpos=6&trackingpgroup=rcfav)

    THANK YOU. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  65. The nigh before Christmas, we make cookies for Santa and set them out along with carrots and milk. The kids also leave thank you notes. :)

    THANK YOU. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  66. Following Tracy on Twitter via surromama2

    THANK YOU. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  67. Following redenvelope on Twitter via surromama2

    THANK YOU. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  68. Following Ascending Butterfly on FB Alison Adams

    THANK YOU. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  69. Like Red Envelope and posted on their wall (Alison Adams)

    THANK YOU. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  70. Following via Networked Blogs

    THANK YOU. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  71. I'm a GFC Follower.
    mother's eternal love necklace
    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/necklaces/mothers-eternal-love-necklace-28412226?viewpos=20&trackingpgroup=rcher&tile=hmpg_tile_a
    cmanventuresinc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. We all make fried pizza pockets together and then watch midnight mass from Rome on tv.

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  73. I follow. I like the heart-shaped birthstone necklace. http://gifts.redenvelope.com/necklaces/heartshaped-birthstone-necklace-30002085?viewpos=6&trackinggroup=RFFFT garrettsambo@aol.com

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  74. I follow
    danvice[at]yahoo[dotcom]
    I like the silk and cashmere shawl
    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/womens/silk--cashmere-cardigan-shawl-24968553?viewpos=1&trackingpgroup=rbher

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  75. I followed Red envelope on twitter! (already followed u!)

    huhbaby2@yahoo.com

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  76. Liked RE on FB!

    huhbaby2@yahoo.com

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  77. I follow you with GFC

    And my favorite is the year of wishes candles!

    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/candles/year-of-wishes-candles-25819680?viewpos=1&trackingpgroup=RHMBT



    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  78. The night before Christmas we go to Mass!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  79. I follow on Twitter~Deb55106

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  80. Tweet!~

    http://twitter.com/Deb55106/status/10377147793285120


    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  81. I follow RE on Twitter~Deb55106

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  82. I like you on FB~Deb S

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  83. Follow on Networked Blogs~Deb S

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  84. I like RE on FB~Deb S

    And also told them you sent me :-)

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  85. I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\
    I like this necklace: http://gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/milestone-birthstone-necklace-30009939?viewpos=18&trackingpgroup=RHMPG
    heatherpooh (hotmail)

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  86. I follow on GFC & I love their personalized pub glasses! Thanks!
    http://gifts.redenvelope.com/gifts/personalized-pub-glasses-30008328?viewpos=1&trackingpgroup=productsearch

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