Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gift Bag Giveaway & The Gallery Collection Card Review

This giveaway is now closed, thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to Glenda, entry #12!
The Gallery Collection asked me to take a look at their personalized Christmas cards, and as I perused their selection I knew their designs would be perfect for my mother-in-law. They have many really beautiful, full color, classic designs that I knew she'd like. Her choice was the Silver Snowfall Seasons Greeting Card, which is described as:

A shimmering pine forest, in striking silver foil, embellishes the deep blue snowy night sky in this winter scene card. Dazzle your company employees, friends and family with this beautifully embossed holiday card, full of your warmest greetings. This card is made of dark paper; therefore greeting and personalized imprint available in silver foil only.
The cards are really elegant. The silvery trees really pop against the dark blue. The paper is very thick and smooth. It's thicker than the cardstock I use for scrapbooking; very heavy weight and pre-scored for easy folding. The pictures don't do justice to the deep sculpted embossing of the design and the rich brilliant silver foils. The Gallery Collection offers coordinating envelopes with silver lining. These also are self sealing, usually an extra twelve cents per card. That's very handy if you've got a lot to send, when licking and sealing to be very tedious. My mother in law's return address is also printed in silver foil on the back flap, another time saver, besides giving everything a very rich and pulled together presentation.
Inside is a greeting picked from over thirty choices, which include leaving the top message portion blank. You can also add a few lines of a personal greeting as well as your name. There are many ways to customized the message so it's exactly as you want it. The print is also in silver foil that matches the front design and return address printed on the envelopes. I thought this picture also showed how deep embossing of the front design is on the back of the top flap.

According to the invoice, my review order of 25 Christmas cards with foiled lined envelopes and fast seal envelopes, with a 40% discount and $75 dollars off, would have cost $94.07. Making The Gallery Collection a good choice for businesses, wanting to make a good impression on their clients and present a very professional image. I know I'd certainly be impressd if I got this card in the mail!

Giveaway!

Just in time for the holidays or another upcoming special event, I have a gift bag ensemble from The Gallery Collection to give to ONE of my readers! Each one will make wrapping a snap and give your gifts an attractive and coordinating look.The winner may choose ONE of the following three following emsembles:
Classic Gift Bag Ensemble
Elegant Gift Bag Ensemble
or if you prefer a non holiday ensemble you can also pick Everyday Gift Bag Ensemble
To Enter:

Tell me which personalized Christmas card design from The Gallery Collection is your favorite design. Leave the design name and number in your comment.

Extra Enteries:

Tell me which gift bag ensemble you'd pick, if you're the winner. You can also more entries to this giveaway by following me via Google Friends Connect, email, Facebook, or Twitter so you'll be the first to know about giveaway opportunities in the future! Spreading the word is also appreciated. Just let me know what you do in a separate comment for each extra method you do.

This giveaway is open to US residents now through November 21st, EST to US residents. Winner will be chosen via random.org, contacted via email, and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen.

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Disclosure: I was provided with the reviewer's set of cards with envelopes shown in this post. My personal experience and options with this product are unbiased by this relationship.

35 Friends Said:

beadweaver said...

My favorite of the christmas cards is:
Season's Greetings Red
Berries Card
Design 864CX
I love the berries against the black.
Renee

Annette W. said...

What a beautiful selection of cards!

My favorite is Golden Magi Peaceful
Christmas Card
Design 368CX.

Great giveaway...so practical and pretty! derekannette at gmail dot com

Annette W. said...

I would be happy with any of the gift bags sets but like the elegant set best!

Annette W. said...

I also follow you, Katie!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really like the Shimmering Sapphire
Ornament Holiday Card


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Shooting Stars Mag said...

gfc follow

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i'd pick the elegant collection

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Ashley said...

I like the Design 317CX
Golden Sleigh Bells Holiday Card

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I like the classic gift bags.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

gfc follower.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I like the Design 140CX
Christmas Chapel Holiday Card

laprochaine at gmail dot com

Glenda said...

My favorite card(s) would be Currier & Ives Four
Seasons Calendar Card

Design 931ZW

Because it is eye catching, down to earth and totally beautiful. I am going to add it to my facebook account and also to the end of my emails.
Hugs,
Glenda

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I would like to have the elegant gift bag ensemble

laprochaine at gmail dot com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow via gfc
laprochaine at gmail dot com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow via email
laprochaine at gmail dot com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow on FB
laprochaine at gmail dot com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow on Twitter
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MaryAnne said...

I think this card design is very elegant:

Design 368CX
Golden Magi Peaceful Christmas Card

But this polar bear is adorable:

Design 496CS
Sparkle Bear Greetings Card

MaryAnne said...

I would pick the everyday gift bag ensemble =)

MaryAnne said...

I follow you with GFC

MaryAnne said...

And email

MaryAnne said...

also facebook

MaryAnne said...

and twitter =)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Great giveaway! I went to their site and my favorite is the Seasons Greetings Snowscape card!
http://www.gallerycollection.com/card/GoldenSnowscapeHolidayCard.htm

These bags would sure come in handy! Thanks for the opportunity!

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

I'd be happy winning any of the bag sets, but my favorite is the Everyday Gift Bag set. I'd use them to put the gifts for our bridal party in. My fiance and I are on a tight budget and it'd be nice to win these and not have to buy them.

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

I already follow via google friend connect.

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Busy Working Mama said...

I like the Season's Greetings Red
Berries Card

aleksa91 hotmail com

kpintn said...

I like the Snowflake Dazzle Die-cut
Greeting Card
Design 851CS


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kpintn said...

I like the Elegant Gift Bag Ensemble

kpintnathotmail.com

kpintn said...

I follow via GFC


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kpintn said...

I am your Facebook Fan!

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kpintn said...

I subscribe to your emails!

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Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Entry for Glenda via email:
Everyday Gift bag ensemble give away.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Entry for Glenda via Email: Email Subscriber

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Entry for Glenda via Email: FB Fan

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