04 Mar 2013

I pinkEpromise that you’ll love this Mother’s Day Giveaway

It was already an emotional day when the gift arrived in the mail.

Fourteen years to the day since Peter asked me to marry him. And I said yes. Because he was the guy who loved me despite my irrational phobia about ever having kids.

And now we have three.

It’s been a long journey from there to here. So when I saw each of their names in their own handwriting printed into the silver charms I cried. At the desk in the corner of a messy playroom I cried for all the unexpected wonder I’ve unwrapped with each new child. Jackson, Micah, Zoe.

And today I get to give away a necklace similar to mine.

A Personalized Fine Silver Charm Necklace from pinkEpromise that can include 1-3 charms of the winner’s choice – a stamp of a child’s hand or footprint or handwriting like I chose. It will easily become your new favorite memento.

It is carefully stamped, fired, oxidized and polished to create this keepsake of your precious lil ones. Because of the multi-step process it may take 4-5 weeks to produce. The necklace includes a sterling silver chain in 16″ 18″ and 20″ lengths. And in addition to the necklace, you will also receive the stamp of the artwork that can be used in scrapbooking, invitations or other uses. My kids think it’s *the* coolest to have their own personal name stamps!

And truly this beautiful gift would make any mama, aunt, grandma, godmother, you name it swoon. So I’m thrilled to say that pinkEpromise will be offering them on very special super sale just for us for the next two weeks!

Buy your own necklace. Click here to get started ordering your heart-meltingly beautiful keepsake.

And the best part about this gorgeous piece? The creator behind it! I met Blair because I’d fallen in love with her art and mentioned it in a post I wrote last year – 100 Mother’s Day Gifts I’d Totally Give Myself. She wrote to me and the more I heard about her story, the more moved I was and the more I wanted to introduce her to you all.

But it’s better in her own words -

I am a mom to two super cute little boys and was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 in May last year. I was determined to do whatever I needed to do to fight and watch my children grow. I had a bilateral mastectomy, chemo and radiation. During that time I had 18 lymph nodes removed.

I am an original etsy shop owner and always wanted to have a daily deals site. I realized this was my time! Due to the lymph node removal I wasn’t allowed to create my jewelry for my etsy shop and I created pinkEpromise and am able to support and celebrate things I am passionate about!

I LOVE handmade items and many of the items on pinkEpromise are just that! The generous artists and vendors put their items on pinkEpromise for a sweet deal and we are able to donate a portion of our proceeds to The Healing Consciousness Foundation which is a breast cancer foundation that directly helps breast cancer patients. I am a direct recipient of the great work the HCF does.

I LOVE working with the artists and fans of pinkEpromise and have met so many wonderful people along the way.

Isn’t she awesome?

As a woman who had both an aunt and a beloved cousin battle breast cancer, this one is close to my heart. So I sure do hope that whether you’re entering the giveaway or not, you’ll go meet Blair and her beautiful community of pinkEpromise artists.

And then entering the necklace giveaway is easy peasy – just use the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entry is subscribing to pinkEpromise (which, really is a win-win). And then there are 3 other options for additional entries. I’ll pick a winner Sunday night. Happy shopping!

Subscribers just click here to come over and enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. 1
    Kelly Mahalak says:

    If I win this, I’d love to have my daughter’s name written, and my 6 month old daughters hand print. I’d love to have my late sons footprint as well <3

  2. 2

    I would get my girls’ names and some of my son’s first scribbles!!

  3. 3

    is this open for people who live outside the US?

  4. 4

    I would love one of these necklaces. I would have my 2 children’s name on it and cherish it forever! So precious!

  5. 5
    Angelica says:

    Amazing! I think leaving very wordy and obvious hints this year for Mother’s Day will work, in case I don’t win :)

  6. 6
    Jada Smith says:

    These are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing! :)

  7. 7

    I would most likely pick the 2 charm necklace.

  8. 8

    I would get my daughter’s hand and foot print, such a precious keepsake!

  9. 9

    I would absolutely get my two sons’ and my daughter’s signatures!

  10. 10

    (Not sure where my original comment went). I would pick the names necklace with my children’s names or hand prints.

  11. 11
    Kristin says:

    What a truly wonderful giveaway! My daughter is 3 and she is such an artist…would love for her drawings made it to a keepsake :)

  12. 12
    Meredith says:

    These are so sweet! I would have each of my 3 children write the word “love”!

  13. 13
    Mireille says:

    This is such an amazing idea! I would love to have my daughters footprint :)

  14. 14
    Christine Henry says:

    I would love to get my children’s names – maybe in my mother’s handwriting.

  15. 15

    My first grandchild was a true miracle when she was born last May – since she can’t write her name yet :-) I would love to have a necklace that included her hand and footprints. PinkE Promise is such a great idea!!

  16. 16

    The previous comment was me, but I used a different email address than for the Rafflecopter. I would just like to add that my sister battled breast cancer for 10 years, and was an amazing hero and inspiration. I wish Blair the very best of health.

  17. 17

    What an amazing story & a wonderful line of jewelry! I would give this for my mom with something from Madi (as much as 15 month old can do) and have my sister’s daughter Bella write her name :) Grandma would be in love!

  18. 18

    My almost-5 year old son has cerebral palsy (he is non-verbal and non-ambulatory). A few weeks ago, he wrote his name for the first time…and it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. I’d love to have his handwriting on a charm, as a reminder on the tough days of how capable he is!

  19. 20

    Love the necklace! What a great idea to capture their precious handwriting…would love to have one with my three children’s names. My aunt is a breast cancer survivor…I think this year she celebrated 20 years cancer free. :)

  20. 21

    How great! Love it!

  21. 22

    If I would win this I’d have my 19 month’s drawing or hand print, plus something commemorating the miscarried babes I have in heaven.

  22. 23

    That’s just gorgeous! And thanks for telling us about the site too- even if I don’t win I might have to order one of those necklaces- probably my daughter’s handprint, as she’s far too little to write. Thanks again- also, I love reading your writing! I read every post from you that pops up in my reader- so thanks for sharing your heart with us. :)

  23. 25

    What a beautiful keepsake! A little bit of frozen-in-time when our kids are small…. would love this! We have been blessed with two children, our oldest is 5 and a budding artist. So, my ultimate necklace would have both their names on a charm and one of Eli’s family portraits on the third!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. 26

    I would give this to my daughter if I won…with her daughters artwork on it :)

  25. 27

    Beautiful. All of it. The necklace, Blair, pinkEpromise. Beautiful!

  26. 28

    I love these necklaces. I’ve seen similar items you can make into keychains and considered getting one for my husband for father’s day. I love the necklace for moms!

  27. 29

    LOVE these and wanting one badly! Here’s to hoping I win (but if don’t I may have to just purchase one!) Thanks for offering this, giving us a chance to have one for ourselves! =)

  28. 30

    Ooops forgot to leave what I’d get…I’d get my daughter’s handwriting (who at almost 9 has just recently learned to write her name due to her special needs) on a necklace to wear every day! I’d also get my son (5 y/o) who loves to write and display his name for me to read as well! =)

  29. 31

    Love this and the story behind it! What a precious, precious reminder of your children’s childhoods. I would get my son’s name on a necklace.

  30. 32

    I love the names and footprint charms

  31. 33

    would love to have my three kids signatures on this. thanks for telling us about Blair :)

  32. 34
    Amanda V. says:

    I would get my little boys handprint. My SIL recently passed from breast cancer. My great grandmother is still fighting it at 89.

  33. 35

    I love the charm necklace! Except that I have FOUR kids so I’d have to get four charms…but that’s okay! Or two necklaces with two? Anyway… love love love it :) Thanks for sharing, Lisa! And I do know a breast cancer survivor… as well as other forms of cancer survivors. My heart goes out!

  34. 36

    I have three kids and would love their names on charms!

  35. 37

    Love the necklaces- I have three girls and would be honored to wear their names!

  36. 38
    Sabrina says:

    I love the triple charm necklace is so pretty!

  37. 39

    I’d like my two kids’ names in their handwriting and a butterfly charm.

  38. 40

    I great, big puffy heart love the idea of having my kids names in their own handwriting. How precious!

  39. 42
    Melissa Torres says:

    I am enjoying learning about awesome tools for my kids and family through your site, plus great shopping sites where each purchase helps or encourages someone through a donation. Thank you for the great anecdotes and sharing of personal stories!

  40. 43
    Kimberly says:

    I would gift my mother-in-law with this necklace. I would include the names of my two nieces and my daughter!

  41. 44

    I would do my son and daughter names and the baby’s hand or foot print. or maybe all theri prints. decisions, decisions :)

  42. 45
    Melissa D says:

    My girls’ names. So honored to be their mama. <3

    My sweet cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer on 3/2/09 at the age of 31. She is currently cancer-free! :) She posts a "Feel Your Boobies" reminder on the second of each month for everyone to comment that they've done their self-exams.

  43. 46

    For my 2 precious grandbabies. They already own my heart, this would be icing on the cake!

  44. 47
    Jennifer says:

    Would love to get hand and footprints of my son!

  45. 48

    My sons drawings and daughters scribbles :-)

  46. 49

    Love this necklace. We just celebrated my friend’s last chemo treatment which was 02/25/13. We had a week of celebrations ending with a No More Chemo party on 03/01/2015! She starts radiation soon and we are already planning that fabulous celebration. Making as many memories along the way.

  47. 50

    What a beautiful idea! I love that families can choose to have children write or print hands and feet.

  48. 51

    I would have my late daughter’s name inscribed. I already wear a little necklace with her ashes in it and this would be a nice compliment.

  49. 52

    I would absolutely have my boys names in their handwriting. They are 4 & 6 and I love how they are each writing their own name – it is so sweet!

  50. 53

    If I won this beautiful gift… wow…. I have three kiddos. The older two boys I would get them to write their names and the youngest I would maybe get him to draw a picture! What a cool necklace!!!

  51. 54

    I would get my first son’s handprint done. He died at age 2 1/2. I have one copy of his handprint. That’s what I would get.

  52. 55
    Emily Archer says:

    I would get my 2 daughter’s hand-written first names, and my son’s first scribbles. Such precious memories! Also, my mom is a breast cancer survivor! This is near and dear to my heart, as watching her battle was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Excited to be introduced to Blair…she seems like an amazing woman!

  53. 56

    Three kids, three charms – perfect! :)

  54. 57

    We just witnessed a family of 7 fight the most courageous fight against breast cancer. After 4 very brave, very courageous years, this sweet family lost the Mama of their house. This is such an important fight. Thank you for bringing more awareness to it, and for sharing such beautiful, precious jewelry. I have 4 kids. I love them outrageously. I’d love to win this, and if I don’t I’ll definitely drop some Mothers Day hints to my hubby. This is beyond precious!

  55. 58

    If I won I would get the names of my two daughters. I just had the second 5 weeks ago and this would be such a treat to have this around my neck when I go back to work in a few weeks. It’s just beautiful!

  56. 59
    Aimee facebookname Logan Alexander (Aimee) says:

    I would get my sons name and my girls scribbles :) <3

  57. 60

    fingers crossed!!

  58. 61

    For sure would get his name as he writes it. Coolest thing ever!

  59. 62
    Valerie Reeder says:

    What a great idea for Mother’s Day! Would love to have such a memory!

  60. 63

    My son’s handwriting of his name, his sister’s name (she can’t write yet), and a heart. It’s wonderful!

  61. 64

    Hey! I cried just reading your post about how you felt when you got your necklace. I would love a necklace with my kids names on it. So precious! :)

  62. 65
    Crystal Clayson says:

    What a great idea, I would love a necklace!

  63. 66

    If I won this I would have my two sons hand written names and my baby girl’s hand print! What an amazing mother’s day gift this will make for someone! Good luck to everyone!

  64. 67

    I love the necklace and the pinkEpromise concept– especially that it gives back to such a worthwhile cause. My aunt and grandma are both breast cancer survivors and are the strongest women I know, so devoted to God and their families. I hope to emulate their courage and grace under fire. Thank you, Blair for what you help do. I am amazed by your strength and heart.

  65. 68
    Michelle S. says:

    I love, love, love this necklace. I would definitely get my sons’ names on it. My family has been affected by breast cancer as well and I lost a cousin a couple of years ago. She died young, but fought it bravely. May God richly bless and heal Blair. And thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

  66. 69

    You had an irrational phobia of ever having kids? I’m there now. 29, Christian, married almost 3 years. Tortured on a weekly basis with the decision. Scary stuff! What changed your mind??

    • 70

      Hey Becky, oh it’s a long long story. I’m actually writing about it and it will come out as a book one day :) But the short version is that I discovered Jesus loved me just the way I was, kids or no kids. So I was liberated from the pressure of having to produce them. And when my oldest arrived, it was like unwrapping an unexpected gift that had been saved till last. Beautiful and amazing to be invited to co-create life with Christ in that way. There is no rush. Jesus is patient and loves you just where and who you are in this moment. Promise.

  67. 71

    Beautiful gift to have something like this captured forever…. Blair you are such a fighter! Very inspiring… my dad is currently fighting liver cancer – and through his struggle I have become more aware of how many people are touched by cancer seeing how it is now affecting my kids! Praying foe your continued health!

  68. 72

    I just gave birth to my first child about a month ago, so I would love to do his hand or foot print! so beautiful!

  69. 73
    Courtney says:

    I love this! Beautiful necklace, beautiful story. :)

  70. 74

    If I win, I would have my 3 children write their names and wear it EVERY day!!! So precious :)

  71. 75

    What an amazing story she has, and what a beautiful line of jewelry! I have 3 little ones, just like you, and would love to have their names on a necklace :)

  72. 76
    julzntommy says:

    These necklaces are so precious! And there are some really wonderful stuff on pinkEpromise…what a gem of a find!

  73. 77
    Joyce M. says:

    One of my breast cancer survivor heroes was the assistant director of the childcare where I worked. She seriously was lively and shining every single time I saw her throughout her treatments. She was a source of hope for everyone around her, and still is. Now she’s the director. :)

  74. 79

    I love this! I’ve been looking for something this sweet.

  75. 80

    hand prints and names.

  76. 81

    These are gorgeous! I have two dear friends who are breast-cancer survivors.

  77. 82
    Nicole H. says:

    I love, love, love the handwriting! I love when they first write their name in that kiddie scrawl!

  78. 83

    Love these charms. This would definitely be my favorite piece of jewelry. Blair is a great inspiration!

  79. 84

    Oh, how lovely this is! I would get two charms, one for each of my boys, with their drawings. Wonderful, simply wonderful. Thank you so much.

  80. 85

    So pretty!

  81. 86
    Michelle says:

    I would get my girls signatures. And also my husbands!

  82. 87

    This is so adorable! I would get my sons name and have him draw one of the silly faces that he so loves to doodle.

    I have several family members who are breast cancers survivors, my grandma, an aunt and cousin.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  83. 88

    What a BEAUTIFUL keepsake! :)

  84. 89

    these bracelets are a magnificent idea!!

  85. 90

    Absolutely love these, such an awesome idea! I would get my sons name and hand print.

  86. 91
    Mary Kate Pynes says:

    Absolutely beautiful necklace!!

  87. 92

    What a great giveaway and great product. Keeping this in mind for the future if I don’t win. My kids are too young to write their names!

  88. 93

    Oh heavens this is cute. I want :)

    • 94

      I would have my sweet son Jack write “Nama”- that’s my Mom who is a Breast Cancer Survivor and just hit ONE YEAR in remission!! :) She would love this!

  89. 95

    I want to give one of these necklaces to my sister as a gift. Her little ones are 5 and almost 3. I need to think of an idea of how to get their handprints/footprints and/or written names from thousands of miles away because I want it to be a surprise for her. These necklaces are so lovely!

  90. 96

    I would get my children’s names in their handwriting. These are so beautiful!!!

  91. 97

    I love this necklace! I have two pictures that my kids draw a lot, and I would put those on the charm!

  92. 98

    what a brilliant idea! I LOVE it!!!

  93. 99

    Oh I would totally get the handwriting and dig through old stuff so all the signatures were from when the boys were 7!

  94. 100

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this necklace! If I won one, I’d get my son’s name and a picture, and if I don’t, I will leave a very obvious hint that I want one for Mother’s Day!

  95. 101

    This would be the perfect gift for my daughter who just now has a precious daughter of her own ♥

  96. 102
    annmarie says:

    perfect!! i would love this!

  97. 103
    Stephanie says:

    How beautiful and timely. I would love the necklaces and I have a good friend that is currently fighting breast cancer as well. Thank you for the drawing and the post.

  98. 104

    What a great idea! I’m not usually a kid-jewelry kinda person but I love this. Even if I don’t win, I will order my own necklace!

  99. 105

    I would get something with my kids writting on it. Love these necklaces!!

  100. 106
    Katie Jessee says:

    If I win, I’d get a necklace with mine and my daughter’s name on it. And where it close to my heart always. I lost my mom to breast cancer almost 10 years ago, she never got to my daughter which makes me really sad, but it also makes me cherish the relationship I have with my daughter so much more.

  101. 107

    I love little Zoe’s writing! These are wonderful, wearable keepsakes!

  102. 108
    Jessica Anderson says:

    I would love to get my kids handwritten names!

  103. 109

    If I were to win this necklace I would have both of my children’s signatures made into a necklace. What a beautiful reminder of them being so little!

  104. 110

    I would love to see my children’s names in their writing! That is so beautiful!

  105. 111

    Absolutely love those necklaces, Lisa-Jo!

  106. 112

    These are gorgeous! I am teary-eyed just thinking of my girls sweet names scrawled for me to hold around my neck and near my heart forever. Love.

  107. 113
    Kristin Y. says:

    I think, I would get my daughter’s hand-written name. At ‘almost 5′, she works, so, hard on her writing. I’d love that captured.

  108. 114
    annmarie says:

    so classy! i love it

  109. 115

    These are so beautiful, what a wonderful gift. I was thinking that I wanted a charm necklace with the initials of my 3 children, but now I totally want this necklace instead, since the charms are in their very own writing. Thank you for sharing this!

  110. 116
    Sara Suastez says:

    I am not quite sure which one I would do! They are all such great options! If I could I would get my oldest daughters handwriting and my younger daughters hand or foot print!

  111. 117
    Jessica says:

    Those are beautiful!!! Thanks for introducing us to this new site!

  112. 118

    These are beautiful!

  113. 119

    I’m in love with your necklace and mine would be similar with my two older kids names… I’m not sure how we would denote my 1-year old. Love this so much though!

  114. 120

    Those are beautiful!

  115. 121

    I love the necklaces with the children’s handwriting! Precious!

  116. 122

    I also love how she can stamp children’s handwriting on the necklace charms. Absolutely beautiful. I have an aunt and cousin who are both breast cancer survivors. hallelujah!

  117. 123

    I have a beautiful little daughter and would love her name, Mikayla Juliet, on a charm or two! However, I love the look of the child’s handwriting but I’d need to wait a couple more years.

  118. 124

    I have four kiddos, I would love to have their names in their handwriting! What an incredible keepsake!!

    My friend, Tammy, is battling breast cancer RIGHT now! She has 6 kids, ages 10-18!! praying for her!!

  119. 125

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’d be hard pressed to choose between my kids’ names or their first self-portraits.

  120. 126
    Phoebe Fuller says:

    I love these…my daughter is about to turn 5 and enter kindergarted this fall, so she has learned to write her name and is drawing “stick people” quite well!

  121. 127
    Kirstin says:

    I love this. I cherish my children’s little hand & foot prints as well as their first signatures.

  122. 128

    Aww :) I would get my daughter’s handprint :)

  123. 129

    I LOVE this, and I would definitely get my kids names in their own hand writing. My mom is a breast cancer survivor.

  124. 130

    I just love this! I will own one of these! Preferably when my kids still have their cute messy little handwriting!

  125. 131

    I would love to have my children write their names and have those keepsakes forever. I also love the idea of having them hanging around my heart all day. Precious! Yay for Blair!

  126. 132

    I would love to have my daughter’s name in her own handwriting to wear around my neck! Beautiful gift idea.

    My breast cancer story…just today, a mere 45 minutes ago, I learned that my friend’s mother (stage 4) has just received a “no evidence of disease” from her NED scan on Monday! Praise God!

  127. 133

    Love this necklace! Want!!!

  128. 134

    I would love to have my daughter’s name… I remember writing it in the sand at the beach when i was 7 mo preggo. The hubs took a picture of it, i’d love to have that inscribed in metal to keep for always!

  129. 135
    Ashley Phelps says:

    If I win {and if not, when I “encourage” my Hubby for this as a Mother’s Day gift…} I’d LOVE my son {age 7} to write his name and my daughter, {age 3} to try. :) Who knows what she’ll come up with! How SWEET! I am in love with these charms!

  130. 136
    Christine says:

    I love this necklace! I saw it on pinterest a while back. It was one of the first things I ever pinned :) I would love to have my sons’ names, but especially a little drawing my now 10 y/o made when he was five. It is a little person with a huge grin who looks like he’s running and waving his arms. I can just imagine him shouting, “Happeee!!!” everytime I see it and I can’t help but smile. I have the original drawing at my in home work area where I can always see it. I also made it into a wallpaper on my phone and printed a 5×7 photo of it that I have stuck in the corner of the mirror in my bedroom. I so love this little picture, even five years later I still smile!

  131. 137

    Oh, I would love my kids names. My two boys can write their names and just tonight my 2 1/2 year old daughter took a pencil and carefully made tiny little “letters” to sign her name on a paper for her brother. How sweet to have those always.

  132. 138

    So sweet– the necklace is a definite keeper! Time to start dropping the hints. =] My kids are 23, 20, and 8, so I think I might use their drawings from when they were little. So glad I still have them.

  133. 139

    I’d love my kids names on one

  134. 140

    Since my daughters are grown I think This would be a great mothers day gift for the two who have given me beautiful grandchildren!

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