Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Contest! Contest! Contest!

Yes, it's contest time again..this time a Valentine's Day Writing Contest. I need a catchy Valentine greeting or phrase that I can put on a board to hang on my front door. One I did last year says: HUGS KISSES Valentine Wishes. My idea, so far, for this year is SWEETS for the SWEET, and under that it says: -inquire within-. Can you come up with something better?

Here's how it will work...leave your Valentiney idea as a comment to this blog. (If for some reason you are not able to comment, email your idea to my address found in my profile). Remember it can't be too wordy, it needs to fit on a board, sized to look good hanging on the front door.

ATTENTION: This is where I reveal the fabulous prizes!!! The winning entry will receive the cute Valentine's Candy Jar* pictured above. The first 5 comments (all entries or random comments included) will receive the same lettering shown on the jar for you to apply to your own candy jar. I will accept submissions through January 31st. If there's a bunch, I may open it up for voting--we'll see how it goes. Winners will be announced the first week of February.
*If the jar need to be mailed to the winner and would cost more to do so than the jar itself, I reserve the right to mail the lettering and a $4 check for the recipient to purchase their own jar. (I bought mine at IKEA for $3.99 last year, but no, I'm not accounting for inflation...or the recession either).


Elizabeth Farnsworth said...

Cute Jar and I love your sign from last year! I am thinking...

johnsonteammom said...

How about in large letters:
Love is in the air
and in small words:
and in our home too.

johnsonteammom said...

I should have put this on my original post, but I can't resist, you don't have to include me twice:)
In large words:
in small words:
Love is in the air

Maria Nissen said...

I just put my thinking cap on and strapped it on tight.
What a fun contest.

tiffany said...

Hey Valerie... I don't know what you have done in the past... but here are a few of my favorite phrases we used for kindergarten art projects...

Love is like is sweeter when you share it.

I don't divide my love, I multiply it.

love isn't love until you give it away.

All you need is love.

Anonymous said...

I have no catchy words today but I love Tiffany's

I don't divide my love, I multiply it.

I think I am going to steal it! :>

Anonymous said...

Val, can I call you Val?...:) I love your contests! My idea is similar to one I did a long time ago (I think you did the vinyl for it). Love is on the far left in big scrolly letters and then the other words are beside it on two lines that equal the height of the word love alone. Does that make sense...probably not. Here goes:
Love: thoughtful kind sweet
sappy happy complete

you can make a lot of variations of the words describing love...anyway, that's my 2 cents.

Darla said...

I am not very creative but what about "Will you be my V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E?" You know, like the song.

Anonymous said...

I just thought I'd pass along my favorite quote about love.

Love is for giving.
Love is forgiving.

Simple but powerful words.
Carolyn Murphy

Valerie Ipson said...

Love is for giving
Love is forgiving.

I like it...I need to remember that one.

Lara said...

Can I add a few? If not, let me know and I'll just choose one :)

A hundred hearts would be too few To carry all my love for you. - Unknown

True love stories never have endings.
- Richard Bach

Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.
- Unknown

Without love, the rich and poor live in the same house. - Unknown

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.- William Shakespeare

Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever. - Unknown

What a fun idea!