Honestly, I'm not much of a contest person myself but when it comes to doing fun things to get your business noticed, especially during these economic times, there's nothing like a contest to shake things up. I've been told that there are people out there that will join a contest like they cheer for their favorite sports teams and that seems to be true!
Anyway, our designer Dena came up with an idea to have a contest asking people to submit pictures that show their holiday spirit. There are three different categories in all and each one has it's own prize. It's still early in the game but the most popular category by far is the "Dress Your Pet for the Holidays". I'm not surprised that this category has the most pictures flooding in because quite frankly, it's still early enough in December that people don't quite have their homes decorated but by golly, they can dress up Fido in a flash!! These adorable pets have been melting our hearts and making us go "Ohhhh" since their photos started coming in.
The second category of the contest is "Show Us Your Tree" and this one is pretty self explanatory. I'm really looking forward to the flood of these pictures because trees always fascinate me. The options for decorating them and how people choose to decorate their tree always seems to reflect the owner, just like pets reflect their masters.
Lastly, the final category is "Show Us Your House". This one should be great! I can't wait to see the pictures sent in to represent this category. This one, of course, has the largest prize of all, a gift certificate to the shop to spend however you like.
So, I guess the point of this blog is - WE WANT TO SEE HOW YOU DECORATE FOR THE HOLIDAYS! You don't have to be near our shops to participate so we encourage everyone to check out our contest page at http://www.sendingsmiles.com/contest.asp and enter to win some fun prizes.
Submitting could not be easier. Just send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and feel free to enter all three. We hope to see your spirit this holiday season!!