Post No.259 the Parcel Post Loves you Giveaway!

I have been really excited to post the annual Holiday giveaway this year.Β  It means so much to have you as daily readers – so it is time to give back!Β  I picked out some special things at the shop that are fitting for this time of year in hopes you would enjoy.

TO WIN: all you need to do is leave a comment to this post stating something you woke up feeling thankful for today -or- a favorite Thanksgiving dish you like to make or eat. * if you are really inspired you can enter twice with one of each.* The winners will be randomly selected and announced here on parcel post Wednesday December 2nd so check back here to see if you have won!

: and the prizes are :


Prize No.1 Hot Chocolate from MarieBelle New York

Prize No.2 a Holiday Correspondence set from Yellow Owl Workshop

Prize No.3 a Holiday Rubber Stamp set from Cavallini

Prize No.4Β  The Snow & Graham 2010 Desk Calendar

Prize No.5 a pack of striped paper straws that I wrote about here

good luck!

*A


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153 thoughts on “Post No.259 the Parcel Post Loves you Giveaway!

  1. What an awesome holiday giveaway! I woke up thankful for a career that I genuinely love and a partner who’s supportive beyond reason. And of course, I’m thankful for the blog community that keeps me positive and inspired every day. πŸ™‚

  2. I am continuously thankful for my baby niece and nephew, who are the loves of my life. Oh, and I’m also thankful for paper. πŸ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for an amazing giveaway! πŸ™‚

  3. Second entry: my favorite Thanksgiving dish to consume is… hmm… that’s a tough one… my favorite thing to consume is a mix of turkey/mashed potatoes/stuffing with gravy, all on one fork-full. πŸ™‚

    And topped off with pumpkin pie and Cool Whip, of course. πŸ™‚

  4. This morning I woke up thankful for the breeze through the open window, flannel pajamas and an extra blanket on the bed, and the smell of fresh coffee, delivered by my sweet husband of 36 years.

  5. I woke up this morning so thankful that my daughter, husband, and I are healthy and able to spend this holiday week together.

  6. Favorite Thanksgiving dish is Cornbread Pudding. With sour cream, butter, and cream of corn…… yum! Can’t wait for Thursday!

  7. I feel thankful that my cold has gotten better to the point where I can now taste food, just in time to eat my delicious pumpkin scones that I will be featuring for thanksgiving breakfast. Sigh. Of. Relief. !

  8. today, i woke up thankful that my job allows me to take the afternoon off and spend it with my best friend who just flew into town. that way we can get in some quality friend time before we both get busy with holiday family stuff.

  9. I love making this sweet potato casserole during the holiday season (It’s just like Ruth’s Chris’ Sweet Potato Casserole!):

    CRUST
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/3 cup flour
    1 cup chopped nuts (pecans preferred)
    1/3 stick butter — melted
    SWEET POTATO MIXTURE
    3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 eggs — well beaten
    1 stick butter — ( 1/2 cup) melted
    Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in a mixing bowl in the order listed. Mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish. Sprinkle the surface of the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to set at least 30 minutes before serving.

  10. lately I’ve been thinking a lot about those people in the world without. I am incredibly thankful for the shelter over my head and the comfortable bed I sleep in every night.

  11. One thing I woke up feeling grateful for was my beautiful children and all of the adversity I have come through to be able to raise and continue to raise 3 intelligent and non-selfish children. My children realize that they are fortunate to have what we have even though it is not much and are always willing to help someone else in need or check in and make sure they are okay.

    The hoilday season to me is just being with family recollecting about memories and loving each other unconditionally.

  12. I woke up thankful for my wonderful husband and for how much fun we’re having being newlyweds! And thankful that I inherited fantastic in-laws who happened to be staying at our house last night and spoiled us with a nice dinner.

  13. I love making the gravy at Thanksgiving because I always used to make it with my grandmother so it reminds me of standing over the stove next to her stirring, tasting and continually adding a little of this, a little of that.

  14. I got to sleep in this morning (when did 8 am become a late morning?!), and woke up really thankful that I wasn’t at work-because Friday was my last day at my old job, and my new job does not start until Monday. And while it’s nice to have a week off, especially Thanksgiving week that I get to spend with family, I’m even more thankful that I will be starting a new job next week-one that pays more, uses both my degrees, and makes me feel like I will be actually be helping to make the world a better place, even if it’s just a small little piece of the world. I don’t know of much more I could ask for in a job!

  15. i woke up thankful for second chances. i’m grateful to those who have trusted me with a second chance and taught me how to extend forgiveness and grace to others. real love doesn’t succeed without these things, and real love is what i’m after.

  16. my favorite Thanksgiving dish: applesauce jello! it’s boiled applesauce with a packet of raspberry jello thrown in while it’s hot…and then you add some sprite or 7up after you’ve mixed the two, put it in the fridge to firm up, and anticipate the cool, refreshing, sweet deliciousness that goes so well with the heavier food on the table!

  17. I am thankful for blogs – what a great way to stay on top of things. I have just started reading them this year, and love it! What great new friends I have made!

  18. Today I woke up thankful for the crisp air in my bedroom and the two down comforters I was wrapped in. It’s the closest I’ll ever feel to sitting in a feathery cloud.

  19. I am thankful for God and the dreams HE has that are way bigger than we could ever imagine. Living life today…doing something I never thought I would be doing for a living {photography} and loving it with my whole heart. This season of creativity has been such a blessing….and oh so much fun! xoxo

  20. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is sweet potatoes with melted marshmallows on top.

    It’s my fiance’s recipe, and despite sounding horribly disgusting, turns out to be wonderfully tasty.

  21. I woke up this morning thankful that my sister-in-law is happy and healthy. My brother and her have been together since college (25 years) and now they are expecting their baby any day now! Yeah!!! I’m going to be an aunty!

  22. Since my sister-in-law is pregnant and on bed rest, and she normally prepares Thankgiving dinner, I decided to step up and make sure there is a family dinner. I am thankful for the opportunity but will the guests???!!!

    (((actully, i’m getting it catered….but don’t tell!)))

  23. I’m so glad you posted this today because I woke up feeling especially thankful for a lot of things in my life this morning… The thing I’m the most thankful for though is that in less than a month I get to marry the most wonderful man in the world. It’s a beginning of a whole new adventure for me, how can I not feel thankful?! πŸ™‚

  24. I adore your site and the fab giveaway! I woke up this morning grateful for my hubby and the chance to relax this week with our wonderful family. πŸ™‚ Blessings galore!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  25. As a college student, I’m thankful for my new (seasonal) job at Williams-Sonoma in order to earn some money for another semester!

  26. My favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving is possibly one of the simplest: mashed potatoes! Creamy and buttery… of course I love it!

  27. Here’s a dear thanks to Parcel Post for leading me to a site that led me to World Society For The Protection of Animals. I’ve found some bears and people who need help in this needy old world. The bears are victims of bear/dog fights and the people need alternate income to stop holding the fights. Parcel Post puts up some very pretty pictures and treasures but it also has played a role in helping these creatures. Thanks for being of service in the cause of bears and stationery Parcel Post!

  28. I woke up thankful that all of my family will be together to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. It’s the first time in a decade and it’s making my mother very happy πŸ™‚

  29. I am so thankful I have a job where every day I have an opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives (even with the paycuts and forced furloughs).

  30. Hmmm… a favorite Thanksgiving dish… Hmmm… the problem is, I’m drooling all over my keyboard thinking about hot roasted turkey, fresh cranberry sauce, creamy homemade mashed potatoes… mmmm…. {drool, drool}

  31. What an amazing giveaway! Today, I woke up thankful for my health, as I’m slowly recovering from a long, debilitating illness, and today was the first time in a long time that I’ve actually felt -good-. I’m also thankful for the love and support of my family during this time, and for a patient, understanding workplace, who are welcoming me back with open arms.

    xx Kit

  32. I didn’t wake up to my alarm this morning and ended up sleeping way too late- I was SO thankful I didn’t have classes today (thanks to a university holiday all week)!

  33. This morning, I woke up thankful for sunshine in November. After 12 years living in Vancouver, I still haven’t gotten used to reliably nice weather…

  34. and as for Thanksgiving favorites… I’d have to go with mashed potatoes. I’ll take any excuse to eat them, really, but they do make a particularly good “wingman” for my husband’s roast turkey:)

  35. My favorite thanksgiving dish is typically pumpkin pie, not really a dish, but what I look forward to the most. And loads of cool whip (ew, I know) on top. I also look forward to the fancy wine we get to drink as well.

  36. As I savored those first “awake” moments this morning, I heard the gentle, steady sound of a Nov. rain… & I was thankful… to be snug & warm, for the slower pace the rain sets & lastly that my husband may be home today {due to it!} Yay!

  37. I woke up this morning happy for the little things in life — namely my cozy Back Bay studio apartment in Boston that has the most terrific windows that revealed to me the grey start to my morning. Upon walking outside I was struck by how quiet the city was and how beautiful the drizzling rain was. As I sit at my desk, I look forward to spending the Thanksgiving holiday with wonderful friends and family who remind me that friendship and love is all you need.

  38. Every morning I wake up to either my daughter’s newborn wails or my 2-yr-old son’s cheerful chatting. As much as I love sleep, their little voices instantly remind me of how very grateful I am for each of them.

  39. I woke up this morning feeling thankful that I have great friends that are putting together an orphan Thanksgiving for all of us West Coast transplants whose families are still back East.

  40. today i woke up thankful for the opportunity to go on a hot air balloon ride….i don’t know when i will fulfill this but i am grateful for the opportunity!

  41. I woke up feeling thankful for my wonderful husband and the rest of my family! I can’t wait to see some of them tomorrow for Thanksgiving since we don’t see each other that often.

  42. I love, love, love mashed potatoes. Only once a year do I add heavy cream (otherwise, it’s just milk) to make a rich, creamy dish! But I also love the yams with marshmallows…ahhhh, it’s all bliss!

  43. I woke up feeling really, really thankful that the holidays bring all my busy family members together to revel in past memories and create all new ones.

  44. My favorite Thanksgiving dish that I like to eat is potato salad. I wait the whole year to get it made “the thanksgiving way” by my grandmother.

  45. I’m thankful my family will be at my house this year…my mom and dad-92 yrs old, my nephew, 17, able to be home from a 12 step boarding school, my college senior not flying across country to spend thanksgiving w/ the girlfriend, my college freshman seeming to like her school a teensy bit more, my 16 yr old’s not so bad report card, my 10 yr old “best dog in the world” still hanging in there and her side kick, mr. goofy, our 2 yr old rescue lab bbrightening our days with his antics; and sister, brother, nieces, and nephew…we’ve muddled through another year and still are able to sit down with each other! and give thanks for each other–because when it all comes down to it–it’s all about famiy, whether you’re related by blood or not

  46. I was thankful for the 19 other people staying at my parents house for thanksgiving. All my family came in for the holiday. I woke up to the smell of coffee and my grandmother and cousin already up making food, and couldn’t wait to get up and spend time with everyone.

  47. I am so very thankful for all of the sweetness in my life. Having recently moved back to my hometown Austin, TX from Los Angeles, without a set plan-just a notion and sweet emotion, I appreciate my friends and family who guided me through to my now, very dolce vita. xo

  48. I am soooo thankful for my job, being able to work on Thanksgiving to bring people to their families to celebrate the holidays. I am thankful I work for a company that takes care of their employees. I am thankful I can work in the morning and still make it to Thanksgiving dinner:)

  49. I woke up yesterday feeling grateful for all the wonderful things in my life – I husband I love so much, a wonderful family, great friends, a job that I care about and that cares about me. Life is very, very sweet and I feel so lucky.

  50. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is one my Aunt Pam makes each year. It’s ultra-sophisticated.

    Cheesy Onions:

    1/2# pearl onions
    1/2# grated cheddar

    Place onions in a baking dish. Cover with grated cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350 until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. Scoop bountifully onto your plate before your cousin (the only other person who loves them as much as you do) can get to them. Give thanks. Devour.

  51. I make my Thanksgiving fall salad with persimmon, candied walnuts and pomegranate seeds. It has taken a few years, but I have finally mastered the art of extracting pomegranate seeds!
    (it’s a secret)

  52. my favorite thanksgiving dish would have to be *anything with sweet potatoes! this year i candied wedges with maple syrup, fresh orange juice and cinnamon sticks. turned out delicious!

  53. Lately I have been feeling very thankful for having such a peaceful life. I hear friends in trouble all the time and while I try to help them out, I realise how lucky I am with my simple life!

    I am also thankful to you, Parcel Post, for this wonderful giveaway!

  54. This thanksgiving i was so grateful for having my 97 year old granpa and 87 year old grandma over for dinner. To be able to share the day with the entire family was truly a blessing.

  55. my fav thanksgiving food is mashed potatoes smothered in gravy with corn and stuffing smooshed in along the sides πŸ™‚ i’m not usually a fan of my foods mixing together but thanksgiving food was made to be mixed!

  56. I am thankful for family, friends, great weather, my new car, my job, my aunt, my dog…. and so so many other things. Thank you for a great giveaway!

  57. every thanksgiving i can’t wait for broccoli-rice casserole! this year, we even decided to make it completely from scratch.

  58. My favorite Thanksgiving meal is an old family tradition: Sour Cream Gluten! It has homemade gluten steaks covered in an incredible sour cream gravy. I have memories of when I was little running in and out of the kitchen as my grandma worked on souring her own cream and making the gravy. Paired with fluffy mashed potatoes and my mom’s homemade cranberry orange sauce, it is a meal straight from heaven!

  59. I woke up to my incredible boyfriend, who despite being 7,000 miles away in Central Asia doing research, spends hours on the phone talking to me – even on Thanksgiving morning at 5 am! I am thankful for him!

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  61. I woke up this morning thankful for the extra half hour of sleep. Sometimes we just need a little more beauty sleep and if we can grab it before the kids started asking for a million things, even better.

    So I guess I’m also thankful for my kids letting me grab that extra 30 minutes! : )

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