I wanted to get this one out ASAP to hopefully hit Mother's Day in time which involved a late night!
An e-mail has been sent and given the urgency of reaching Mother's Day, she has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen by random.org.
Thanks to all those who entered and if you didn't win, check out YouFloral as it's a great concept!
Giving gifts is such a fun experience for me and I love the thrill in finding that one of a kind, unique product. Many people, like my husband, dread buying gifts and he waits until a few hours before to get my gifts. I like to spend quite a bit of time preparing because a gift should be from the heart. I don't think gifts should be given out of obligation rather out of love and sincerity.
I was at a loss for Mother's Day as I've been so busy planning two birthdays and the deployment of my husband to Kuwait on 4/29. I was looking at some other giveaways at TwitterMoms when I came across another giveaway for YouFloral and instantly fell for the concept. Sending flowers is a very nice gesture but to send flowers with a vase you can customize just adds to the personal aspect and adds so much love to the gift.
If you are like me, I had never heard of YouFloral. I had the pleasure of receiving a complimentary order of flowers and their patent pending, exclusive VaseExpressions. I can assure you the ordering process is so easy and is done in five steps:
- Select the occasion
- Select the theme
- Upload a photo (optional)
- Add your message
- Choose from a beautiful selection of flowers based on how much you want to spend
For my order, I chose Mother's Day and 19 theme choices were available on the next screen. The choices allow for so many personalities and tastes. I like the idea of not having to try to create the background as it's done for me.
Once you select the theme, you can choose from a photo & message, photo only or message only. I chose the photo & message and the next screen that pops up is to upload a picture. Another nice feature is you don't have to worry about sizing the photo perfectly for the upload. The tools available allows the user to edit to fit appropriately. After I added my photo, it was time to add the message and then to select the flowers. YouFloral's program provides a color match automated service ensuring your flower choices will match your theme. They take out all the work needed to make it look perfect!
Look at how beautiful the outcome is! It is so gorgeous and was even more beautiful in person. It arrived in a secured, protected box by UPS and was wrapped just as elegantly in fine tissue paper and protected in little tube vials to ensure each stem had enough water. It was a beautiful vision!
I played around in the program and easily made three different versions in under 15 minutes. You can take all the time you need as there are so many choices to make and with the message option, you can unleash so much creativity. Your loved one will not be disappointed!
What makes YouFloral unique are the VaseExpressions I noted above. They are full color, customizable, waterproof vase liners that fit inside the glass vase. After pouring water in my vase, it remained dry and didn't damage the image. When the flowers are gone, your loved one will have the beautiful liner to treasure.
With a combined 60 years in the farm-to-consumer floral business, they also guarantee your flowers will arrive fresh and will last.
If you need some ideas, you can also browse their examples here.
I would highly recommend YouFloral for all your gift giving needs!
The Giveaway - One winner will receive the following:
- Your very own YouFloral - beautiful floral arrangement with customized vase - up to $79.99 value
- $10 Walmart GC
- Hand Sensory Soap Dispenser - $39.95 value
- Robeez children's shoes $25 GC
- Flirty Apron - $31.95 value
- Surprise organic skincare sample pack
To Enter (mandatory):
Follow my blog (each entry will be verified) and visit YouFloral and tell me which occasion you would choose.
Bonus Entries (worth one extra entry unless noted):
- Become a fan of YouFloral's Facebook page (2 entries)
- Become a fan of my Facebook page.
- Subscribe and confirm to my blog (will be verified)
- Follow me on Twitter (2 entries).
- Add my button to your sidebar (3 entries)
- Add Angels4Epilepsy's button to your sidebar (3 entries)
- Add Youthfultips to your blogroll (using my URL) and link back to me (3 entries)
- Blog about this giveaway (five entries) - leave link
- Tweet about this giveaway (2 entries - can be done daily)
Limited Bonus Entry Opportunity Until April 11, midnight:
This how you can get some bonus pre-entries before it's even posted but only for a limited time!
If you go to http://www.mamavation.com and on the right hand side is a list of all the Mamavation Mom contestants, you can vote for Colleen_Mouse and secure five bonus entries (per day) until midnight (EST) on April 11, 2010.
Leave your five entries afterwards - this can be done daily until 4/11 midnight.
Sorry but this giveaway is only for US and ends 5/5/10 at midnight. Winner will be chosen by random.org and I will do my best to validate entries and get the winner their prize pack in time for Mother's Day.
*Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. No financial compensation was received.