Friday, February 13, 2009

Hug the World

Photo courtesy of Juan Mann

In the spirit of Valentine's Day and the love that surrounds this holiday, I wanted to mention the "Free Hugs Campaign" that is taking place in Love Park, in Philadelphia this weekend.

You can read all about the founder of the campaign, Juan Mann, here: Free Hugs Campaign

Here are the details from :

Free Hugs Campaign
When: Friday, February 13th 9am-5pm

Saturday, February 14th 9:00am-5pm

Where: LOVE Park, 16th & JFL Boulevard

This is an event to make others feel better. An average person requires 8 hugs a day to feel part of something. Lets help everyone feel good about themselves and offer them free hugs!! [P.S. who doesn't love hugs?]

Sometimes, a hug is all we need.

Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.

In this age of social disconnect and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.

***Please bring water and food and if you want you can always wear a FREE HUGS shirt. Also, if you are going to offer FREE HUGS then make a sign or ask me to bring some.

Feel free to hug, help with videotaping, or observe. You can come for as much or as little time as you want.

If you have time this weekend...get out there and hug someone! It'll make you feel good!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

And the Winner Is....

I printed all the comments, cut them apart and put them into a big box. I had my husband pick from the box and he picked...


Congrats to you! Please email me : and let me know your shipping address and I'll get the cards shipped right out to you!

A big thank you to everyone who participated!

Also, I'll be listing the cards in my Etsy and Artfire shops today if you wish to purchase them.
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Monday, February 9, 2009

Giveaway Contest is Closed!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the contest! I really appreciate all of your feedback and I was so excited to have so many people enter. I'm going to be putting everybody's names into a hat today and drawing one name. Tomorrow I'll post the winner!
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Birthday Giveaway!

One year ago today I launched Design By M.E. Stationery and the Designed By M.E. Stationery website. I remember how excited and nervous I was pressing the “publish” button after the months of work I put into designing. I was thrilled when I started receiving inquiries and orders from complete strangers!

This past year has been a wonderful journey. I learned so much and I accomplished things I didn’t know I could do. I met a lot of wonderful, supportive people and I’m thankful for every single one of them. I’m so thankful for all of my clients who have helped me grow, thankful for the wonderful online friends I made who inspire me, and thankful for my family and friends, (especially my husband), who support and encourage me each and every day.

So to share my excitement and show my thanks, I’m having a contest and giving away a set of 10 thank you cards, designed by me, of course! I had a lot of fun with the card design. I used my favorite colors, my favorite flower and my favorite fonts for inspiration.All you have to do is hop over to my website, my Etsy shop or my Artfire shop, decide what your favorite piece of stationery is and leave a comment about it here on my blog. On Monday, Feb. 9th, I will put everybody’s name into a hat and pick a winner. Good luck and thank you for a wonderful year!!
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