***UPDATE*** When I originally posted this I wasn’t aware that you couldn’t leave a comment.  The problem has been fixed and so now I am reposting this contest!  Have fun & good luck!

the 13th giveaway of the month!!! MAAMA CARDS

My last giveaway for the month is for my friend Rachel’s new company that she just started.  Her organization MAAMA CARDS is amazing and does so much good in women’s lives through prenatal and postnatal care.  What a joy to be able to promote her cards and spread the word about how this organization is not only making some of the cutest cards I have ever seen, but they are helping women in need.

I’ll let Rachel tell you about them ……

Maama Cards grew out of the desire to support birth mothers in third world countries. While we in the process of adopting our son from Uganda, we had very little information on what kind of background he had come from. I remember just praying that he would feel my prayers of love reaching him, and that he could feel God’s comfort on him as we muddled through paperwork and government clearances. As our journey continued, my heart grew and grew for birth mothers. My heart broke for them as well, knowing that many of them placed their children up for adoption because of extreme poverty and lack of resources. After traveling to Sudan and talking with a pastor’s wife there about birthing conditions and learning that the women simply gave birth on the dirt floor of their home, I became even more convinced that God was putting these women on my heart.


Now that our son is home and in our family, Maama Cards is on its way. I chose greeting cards because for one thing there are no adoption cards out there! What’s up with that?? My first goal was to have a great adoption card, and thanks to Paige Jones and her wonderful artistic skills, we now have one. I also thought if women could buy a Maama Card in place of store-bought card for all of the baby showers and wedding showers ,etc.. that we go to, it would be a great way to honor birth moms and give back to them as well.

We give to the International Medical Corps, for both C-section kits and for pre-natal care of pregnant mothers. Their pre-natal care program will care for mothers through their birth and also provide vaccines for their baby. Our other care point is the Edna Adan Hospital in the horn of Africa, which is a maternity hospital doing some revolutionary care for women. One woman dies every minute due to a pregnancy related complication in the majority world. This is a definite health crisis.

The cards are designed by a combination of artists, all on a volunteer basis. Paige Jones of Parachute Paper has been awesome in drawing some of them, photo-shopping, and printing these, also in overall direction the of card making. Micaelan Davis of Micaelan Davis Photography has also contributed artwork. We have even had a sixth grader contribute some paintings because she wanted to help this cause.

If you want to hear a joke that doesn’t really make sense, play star wars ninjas on the trampoline, or be subjected to playing an endless game of Candyland, then come on over! We have Asher and Simon who are 4 months apart (7 and 6 respectively) and little tiny Adeline who is 3 and small, but can totally hang with her big brothers.

Rachel has graciously given me 3 sets of cards to giveaway to you guys!  I have a “thank you” set that includes 6 thank you cards and I have two sets of random cards that contain ten in each set!  My favorite card is the adoption card that I showed you above with the eggs.  The inside of that card says “Love makes a family.  Congratulations on your adoption.”

 

The first thing you HAVE to do to enter the contest.  The others you can do if you want!

1.  Head over to MAAMA CARDS and browse around.  Leave me a comment with your favorite card.

These next things you can do if you feel like getting an extra entry!  Remember to leave a new comment for each extra thing that you do!

2.  Buy a card!  Leave me a comment telling me what you bought and who it is for!

3.  Visit MAAMA CARDS on facebook, give them a like, and while you are there leave them a comment!

4.  Share this contest on fb, twitter, email, phone, snail mail …..however you can!

Good luck!  Contest ends at Noon (CST) on New Year’s Eve!, midnight (CST) on Sunday the 22nd.

***WINNERS*** Congrats to:

Here are your random numbers:

2	5	1

Timestamp: 2012-01-23 16:56:20 UTC

 

Since, my comment was #1 that’s not fair, so I drew one more number ….

Here are your random numbers:

9

Timestamp: 2012-01-23 16:57:32 UTC

 

Congrats to :  Noelle, Virginia & Kelly

 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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