When I first thought about offering a Giveaway to have some fun during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday mania, I mentioned it in just a few places on Facebook, and Lo and Behold! So many inspiring and talented friends came forward with gifts galore!!
The Giveaway officially begins, um, now! And I'm giving away two, yes two! spots in the Faerie Ring. And my hubster is taking part too! He's giving away a Kindle copy of his newly-published zombie novel!!
The only things you absolutely MUST do to enter are: leave a comment right here on this blog post telling me whether you believe in faeries :) And you have to like my FaeriEcology facebook page. You'll also get TEN entries if you sign up for my newsletter, which isn't spammy or anything. I've yet to even send one! But I will want to send out some love and news at some point. You can also continue to tweet about the Giveaway for the entire week and you will receive a new entry for each day you tweet!
The Giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on December 3rd, with the rising of the New Cold Moon. And then I'll announce the winners and set about getting everyone their goodies.
I've plugged everything into this widget that will keep track of things very nicely for us. More information about each offering with all relevant links are below!
Angie is offering a huge ad sponsor space - 415 x 300 (that's really big!) on her gorgeous and fun Lariats and Lavender blog! This will be great exposure for any of you creative entrepreneurs. This blog gets a lot of traffic from various communities, so this is well worth choosing!!
And Valerie Ann on Etsy is crafting a personal medicine bundle just for this giveaway! She has some absolutely gorgeous gemstones in her shop, and others she showcases on her Instagram, so I'm sure this bundle will be super. I'm drooling over this huge piece of Sodalite that's in her shop right now!
And then sweet Sammy from a feathered spirit on Etsy has reserved just for this Giveaway a "Rock on Sister!" eye patch and gemstone pouch set! Sounds like it will deliver that kind of special pampering we're all going to need this Season! Doesn't it look luscious?
Dina of sleeping bear shop on Etsy is offering up some yummy handspun yarn made with angora wool from her own bunnies! This would be perfect for any of you who are planning to do a little knitting by the fire this winter.
And Stephanie of Rising Persephone is gifting a pair of her handmade gemstone earrings - these with Jasper in a beautiful browny-pinky-gold autumnal shade. Who doesn't need some warming, nourishing and protective energy as we head into the holidays? And look at that wire wrapping she did by hand! I am in love with these.
One of my most longtime dear and talented artist friends, Dana Komjaty, started a very active, supportive and educational facebook group called Magical Wild Crafting. If you're at all interested in plant medicine, foraging or herbalism, you should really join us, especially since joining gives you an entry! Dana has begun making Druid Tree Medicine necklaces and she is offering a custom-made one for this Giveaway! These necklaces have the most powerful energy because they actually contain tree tinctures! Here is one that she made for me - you can see that there's a wee bottle contained within a golden circle that holds a tincture of Blackthorn, a very special and magickal tree that I've been working with - and you can even see the tiny thorn!
I know I'm gushing, but I'm in awe of these and of the offerings!! For the next gift, we turn inward: Deb of Circle Magica is gifting one of her Spirit Work Sessions. As she says, Your Time Has Come, Sister! When you read the description of how she performs Spirit Work, you'll see how very special and personal this offering is, and how customized it will be for the winner!
I just knew Lindsay Luna of Danmala Teas would take part in this Giveaway because she is always so generous. She is giving a holiday trio of signature teas to one lucky duck! If you haven't tried her teas, it's hard to believe how special they are, but they are the most flavourful teas I've ever had, PLUS there's something of her own wonderful energy wrapped up in her tea-making. I'm sipping right now on a special Hedgerider blend that she custom made for me. I never want to be without Danmala tea again.
And Jessica of Jessikat is creating a wholly new offering, a New Year's mini workshop, called Manifest and is gifting a spot to one of our winners! You can check out her other offerings here, and her Holistic Mornings, which people have raved about! Manifest is bound to be a systematic, supportive and effective way to engage with your dreams for the new year, with none of those all-or-nothing resolutions that are forgotten by January 2nd. Just reading the description gets my wheels churning with ideas!
Some of you know that my husband just recently had his zombie novel published, and he's giving away a Kindle version through Amazon! We couldn't resist adding that if you were to read it and get a review posted on Amazon during this Giveaway, you'll get TEN entries! It is a real page-turner - I read it all in one night, but then couldn't sleep. It's seriously scary, and awesome (I'm not biased!)!
Sweet Kate of Goddess Gems and Jewels on Etsy is generously giving this Goddess Moonstone pendant pictured below! This is the perfect Moonstone IMO, I just love when they are milky but with the flash of rainbow colours that I recently learned is called labradorescence! That's the term for when Labradorite has those brilliant flashes of blue and gold, but it also applies to other stones with that quality, like Moonstones! And this stone has it in spades. I also love how the shaping reminds me of the Goddess figure, but just subtly so...
And our very own Jeanine is offering not just her book, Moon Healing for Mystics and Healers, but an entire Moon Healing Kit!! Jeanine just oozes comfort and compassion, and the winner of this prize is going to be very lucky indeed to receive her wisdom and teachings. She is also offering a free e-course for the holidays, called Five Days of Healing. So you win even if you don't!!
And then there's Mama Sarah. She is offering one of her machine-embroidered, Reiki-infused felt Crystal Grids! I just think these are brilliant. I haven't done much crystal gridding yet, but I think this invention would make it much easier. The felt and stitching would help to hold the stones in place so they don't wander off (which they like to do around here, between fae antics and kitty paws!) This is a wonderful gift of Mama Sarah's heart and hands.
I'm also really honored that yoga and energy worker Sora Surya No has volunteered to give a space in her Virtual Radiant Women's Circle. She's created a safe space where women can Show Up and Shine, as well as taking on some important, deep soulwork. And... I can't help but say it - isn't she adorable?
Another dear, dear sister friend, Heather aka The Merry Spinster is going to make someone very soft and smooth with her Luxe Spa Pack! I've used Heather's products and they are super effective and also soooo delish and decadent. She makes them all by hand, including crocheting the organic cotton washcloth!! And the Kit she's gifting is actually an upgrade from her usual Luxe Spa Pack - she's including body butter instead of lotion (YUM) and an herbal tea tub sachet as well! It seems like we talk a lot on the interwebs about giving ourselves exquisite self-care... here's your chance!
And last but never least, the multi-talented Rachel B. of Below the Oak on Etsy is continuing our self-care theme with an offering of her Solid Perfume in a Forest Magic scent. Hand-blended with organic essential oils and beeswax, this perfume is of the highest quality! Plus I just love wearing solid perfume. Rachel intuitively blends the oils and gives them time to meld together before creating a scent. Here are her other scents, but it looks like Forest Magic is just for us - and what scent could be better for this time of year?!
I extend a most grateful and humble thanks to each of these artisans, healers, authors and magicians who are sharing their labours of love with us, and doing so here on FaeriEcology!!! It's quite amazing, isn't it, to see the fruits of their creative alchemy all laid out here for our growth and pleasure!? I would truly treasure any of these gifts because they are so unique, each bearing the love and energies of their maker, and now they will be going out into the world to forge new connections ... with you.
Now, there are only around 120 opportunities to win - it's time to get started!!