O Happy Day Handmade Giveaway

Everyone who knows me learns quickly that I like to give. I give my  time, love, food, and many handmade gifts. The greatest thing for me is that the giving always feels like a gift in itself! While I am offering ohmyhandmade.com my time and love (food is a little tricky via internet) I think a handmade “Hello!” gift is also in order. So I will be giving away a custom Giving Tree from my Etsy store.


1. Comment here with what you feel is the best gift you have ever received-or given! Was it the gift of a helping hand during a difficult time, something perfect and handmade, you tell me: )

2. Add my shop as a favorite on Etsy and tell me about it here

3. Subscribe to ohmyhandmade.com

4. Blog about this post and link back to it

5. Add ohmyhandmade.com on Facebook

Giveaway closes at midnight EST,  July 4th, 2010

I can’t wait to break out the brown paper & string!

Thank you all for sharing your wonderful stories! The winner of this giveaway is Grace Hester from Grace Hester Designs-congratulations!


  1. The Monkeys' Mama says:

    After three miscarriages, the best giftS were a lesson in patience and faith resulting in the “presents” of my two daughters.

  2. Sarah Buharie says:

    As much as I would like to keep this to myself…the best give I gave was when I took over an orphan child and supported him for 10years till he was an adult and able to take care of himself.
    He gave me the best gift back – which is to grow up to be a lovely man who is now training to be an accountant.

  3. Dawn says:

    Oh, what a beautiful piece of work! I would have to say the best gift was during my biggest that came from my mom. My first child was born in June 2001 while we were at our new military unit. While I was on summer break/maternity leave from teaching, my husband was deployed because of the events of 9-11. I was working full time as a teacher and completely frazzled about daycare and scared for my husband.

    My mother dropped her life and moved in with us for the 9 months he was overseas to be my son’s caregiver. She has always said she would be there whenever she needed us, I didn’t realize how much she meant that.

  4. Cinnamon says:

    the best gift I have recieved has to be tolerance with a bit of forgiveness mixed in. I always pushed the envelope when I was younger, and my parents never gave up. Now I hope to do the same for my children when they need it. I’m so glad the site is back! Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us.

  5. My most satisfying gift is one that I gave. My husband and I moved from Scotland to Melbourne, Australia three years ago and as a leaving gift, we gave my best friend of 21 years (and Godmother of my 12 month old boy) a return ticket to Oz. She was between jobs at the time and couldn’t have afforded it otherwise. Made saying goodbye a WHOLE lot easier knowing that we’d see her in 6 months!

    Vari @ Buttercup Ink xx


  6. Jenny says:

    the best gifts i have ever received are my two children. with each child, the odds were stacked against us, but through perseverance, faith, and the love and support of family and friends, i have my two miracle children.

  7. *kate says:

    Really, this life is a gift. Through all of its ups and downs, it never ceases to amaze me how good I actually have it.

    *I am a fan on facebook and I follow via RSS. And I’m about to make you an etsy favorite. 🙂

  8. Laura says:

    best gift has to be the Big Bird sweater my mom knit for me when I was IN COLLEGE! 🙂
    15 years too late, but how could I not love it?

  9. Allison says:

    Just added your shop as a favorite on Etsy. I love Etsy for making it so easy for me to give great handmade items as gifts, especially to babies and kids!

  10. Stacy says:

    After my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer I shared her story with some friends in my small group from Bible study and a few others that are close to me. Shortly after I received an envelope in the mail with $200 in it with an anonymous note telling me the money was for me to get a plane ticket to visit my mom. Money was very tight at that time and that only increased the meaning of such an amazing and generous gift. That gift filled me with so many emotions it was a bit overwhelming. I am truly blessed to have friends that care so much about me and my mom too. thanks for the chance to share my story.

  11. Jill says:

    The comments here are so inspiring!! I am touched by how many of them are just about gratitude and people, not about bling and things!
    Thanks for bringing this blog back–I love it! I hope you will continue to do posts about starting and running an e-commerce business again, too! Thanks.

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