First, I want to thank all of the fabulous folks who brought their children out to Barnes and Noble in Oceanside to support Mission Meadows Elementary School. What a great event. It was lovely to see so many kids so excited about reading! This is my third year appearing for Mission Meadows and I can tell you that I'll absolutely be back for a fourth.
On the I-am-a-cheapo front, I thought it would be nice to have some bookmarks to hand out at the booksigning and I only had a few left from the batch I made up for ALA (and they were kind of giant....not what I had in mind for an event like this) so I thought I would enlist my old pal, vistaprint. However, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make a reasonably sized bookmark on vistaprint. Either a postcard or a business card or a brochure. That is what you get.
"Darn!" says I.
"There must be a way!" says I.
Just then, my inner-cheapo (who hangs around a LOT) said, "Why don't you just do a vertical business card, punch a little hole in the end, add some ribbon and voila! You have a little mini-bookmark!"
I love my inner-cheapo. (One time my IC convinced me to make my daughter's Irish Dance Dress. These things run about 1,000-3,000 bucks. Seriously. I had many people ask me who my dressmaker was! Just me and my glue gun.....hahahaha.)
And I love mini-things. Tiny little donuts......Lego people....itty-bitty cupcakes.....who doesn't like little things?
So, I took the advice of my inner-cheapo and made the most adorable bookmark/business cards EVER.
Very pleased with myself.
Now to the giveaway part. You, yes, YOU can get some of these bookmarks for yourself. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL.
You can get one of these:
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!
You also get a lovely reusable shopping bag that says LOVE and a cool little blank book to fill with your own ideas.
And the only thing you have to enter is to leave a comment about why you love dragons....or knights.....or both.
Oh, and promise not to tweet about the contest. Just kidding. I don't have twitter, so I'd never know anyway. I just wanted to put something in about twitter so I would look cool.
Which I am not.
But I am okay with it. I mean, I am royalty....so that kind of trumps cool in some places.
P.S. Contest ends February 14th, the LOVE day, at 11:59 p.m. I'll randomly select a winner from the sugar bowl of despair.