Hold on to your hats, folks, because it is finally time!
(Settle in. It's a long one, but TOTALLY worth it!)
The Profound Pictures Prize Package is starting right now!
Sunday, March 8th, and continuing until we announce our big winner on March 28th, 2009.
Wow. Wow. I have been waiting so long to tell you all about this! This has been in the works for...so long! I'm so excited I can't even think of synonyms. Wow. OK. So, I promised you all something big for Eli's 2nd Birthday, and here is is.
We are going to award a big, big, big prize package to a very, very deserving winner, and that's not all...we're going to benefit a couple of awesome charities while we're at it!
We have been so blessed by all of you who have been reading, writing me, loving Seth and our family, and helping support our cause to get him Cochlear Implants! We decided it was time to do something nice for all of you.
In addition to wanting to do something for you all, and continue to raise funds for Seth's surgery, you all know that Eli's birthday has really been on my heart lately. So what better way to celebrate his birthday than by holding this drawing in honor of him? We'll be donating part of the proceeds to a charity we prayerfully chose in the hopes that they will be able to bring peace to a family who is going through what we went through just two years ago...that of losing our wanted and prayed for baby boy.
We will be donating proceeds from our Profound Pictures Prize Package (I told you I liked alliteration!) drawing to two deserving charities, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and Rhyan's Hope . Let me give you a little background on these two charities.
"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a national 501(c)(3) not for profit voluntary organization dedicated to providing parents and families, that are suffering an early infant loss, with the gift of portraiture and DVD recordings.
Funding from individuals and corporations has enabled NILMDTS to provide parents and families with heirlook memories of their baby. When birth and death do coincide, this is the only opportunity to substantiate the importance of this baby's life. We also strive to bring awareness and public education to the healing effects of bereavement photography."
"The mission of Rhyan's Hope is to glorify God while providing funds for cochlear implants. We believe that every child deserves the chance to hear regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, religion, or financial status. Our mission is to use our lives and story for the will and purpose of Jesus Christ. Rhyan's Hope is a 501(c)3 private, not-for-profit corporation.
These charities are worth giving to anyway, but what if by giving you could win an awesome Profound Pictures Prize Package just by donating? I'd be in. Except I'm out, because I'm the one holding this thing. Anyway. What can you win? I'll tell you.
It's probably clear from the title that we're talking about a camera. But not just any camera, a fancy schmancy DSLR! And not just a camera...but an amazingly huge camera package! A Profound Package!
Are you ready?
OK. By buying a ticket (or 29, as Ava would say) for the suggested donation of $10, you will be entered to win all of this.
By participatig in our drawing, you have the chance to win your choice between these two amazing cameras:
The Nikon D40: A 6.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera with a 3x 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens.Here's more information on the Nikon D40 .
ORThe Canon XS: An 10.1 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera with a EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.Here's more information on the Canon Rebel XS .
Along with whichever camera suits your fancy, you will also win a 4GB, high speed memory card so that you can get snapping right away!Here's more information on the Transcend 4 GB SDHC Class 6 Flash Memory Card.But that's not all. You've got to be able to carry your camera in style, and to that end, when you win our Profound Pictures Prize Package, you'll receive:A long, adjustable length camera strap from Etsy's own VMJess !Note: strap pictured is a sample, not the exact strap the winner will receive.ANDA Crumpler 4 Million Dollar Home Photo Bag in Dark Brown/Oatmeal/Light Olive!
Check out the Crumpler 4 Million Dollar Home Bag .But that's still not all. Even the best photographers can use a little help in the post production department, and to that end, you will also receive your very own copy of PhotoShop Elements 7! John just drooled a little on my keyboard.More information on Photoshop Elements 7
But wait, we're still not finished! Once you take that perfect picture and edit it just the way you like it, what good is it if it's not displayed? That's why you'll also receive a 12 x 18 canvas print from IPrintCanvas so you can hang your masterpiece over your mantel!
Now is that an exciting Prize Package or what?You get the camera of your choice, a high speed memory card, an extendable strap, a Crumpler Photo Bag, Photoshop Elements 7, and a 12x18 Canvas for your artwork! I think these are prizes anyone would be happy to walk away with, especially since your donations are going to such good causes!
__________________But wait, I said something about giving back, right? And believe me, I wasn't only talking about the charities, or all those awesome prizes above you that can be won by purchasing tickets for the suggested donation of $10.00I want to give back to all of you, our tireless promoters and supporters, and just in case you don't win the big Prize Package, I still want you to win! So to that end, we'll be holding a second drawing, which costs absolutely nothing. That's right...it's free! We'll call them the Promoter's Prizes, if you will. What can you win? Why, let me show you!
Win a customized Baby Be Blessed Doll! Handmade with love, these dolls can be personalized right down to the scripture verse on their precious little tummy's!
A beautiful piece of customized mother's jewelry from Firefly Photo Jewelry.
This gorgeous Everything Bag from Alicia over at Tattoos and Drool She may actually be the craftiest person alive.
A customized minkee blanket also by Alicia at Tattoos and Drool, with personalized name embroidery! Blanket measures about 20"x30".
ORA customized taggy blanket from Liz over at Loving Mom 2 Boys , who is launching her etsy shop now!
ORThis adorable buggy hand puppet set, also by Liz over at Loving Mom 2 Boys!
What do you have to do to win? Well, we want our Profound Pictures Prize Package to be BIG! It is in celebration of our beautiful little boy Eli, and proceeds are going to benefit two awesome charities, after all! So we need your help!
All you need to do is help us to spread the word about Profound Pictures Prize Package, and you can be entered to win one of these awesome prizes without spending one thin dime! Just post the Profound Pictures Prize Package button on your blog and link to us referencing the drawing , and you can win BIG!
If you want to be entered for one of the Promoter's Prizes, post the button in your sidebar, link to us, and then leave me a comment linking to your post on this post. I'll check out your blog and enter you in the drawing!
Wow, are you overwhelmed? I am! You can win lots of ways...lets recap!
1. Buy Profound Pictures Prize Package tickets for the suggested donation of $10 per ticket.
2. Spread the word and add the Profound Pictures Prize Package button to your blog/facebook/myspace what have you and link to us in a post to be entered to win one of the cool Promoter's Prizes!
3. Feel good because you just helped Seth, Rhyan's Hope, and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, while getting the opportunity to win big yourself!
The Profound Pictures Prize Package drawing is starting now and will run through Eli's 2nd Birthday, March 28th, when a winner for the Prize Package will be randomly drawn. As I stated above, the suggested donation is $10 per ticket, although you can donate whatever amount you choose. You will receive one ticket for each multiple of $10 you donate, and you can donate one time or several. The more tickets you buy, the more chances you'll have to win!
Donations will be accepted via the Chip In widget (Please don't use the bracelet donation button on the sidebar!) at the top of the page. As soon as you donate, you are entered in the drawing, and you will receive a reply to your PayPal email address with your ticket number (or numbers!).
If you'd like to participate in our Profound Pictures Prize Package, please do! Even if you can't think of anything you'd need all those prizes for, I'm sure you can think of someone you could bless with them, and the proceeds are going to great causes! In just a few short weeks, you could be taking Profound Pictures!
If you'd like to enter without donating, please leave a comment on this post with your name,address, e-mail address, and I'll get in touch. No Purchase Necessary. Void Where Prohibited.