Sunday, November 6, 2011

My St. Nicholas Giveaway

I'm so pleased to tell you that I've finally finished all the details for my little giveaway.  I've been wanting to design a mouse for a long time and I'm so, so pleased with how my little guy turned out.  Tiny, little Benvolio is 3 1/3" of sweetness.  A tiny mouse with a big name!  He's fully jointed and made of soft upholstery velvet with Ultrasuede ears, onyx bead eyes, white whiskers, and a satiny tail.  I hope you like him as much as I do.

He will be accompanied by a mug that I designed on Zazzle.  Some of you may recognize the bear on the front of the mug--it's a stylized photo of my vintage Chiltern bear, Chester, with an antique toy top.

I've designed the back of the mug with a quote dear to my heart:
"You really don't have to be young to find a friend in a teddy bear." --Rachel Newman

We have a set of these mugs and I think I can safely say that they are probably our favorite mugs in the house.

Benvolio was quite curious about the mug.  He was pleased to see that his buddy, Chester, is right up front and center.  However, he thought that there should be something in the mug and was quite disappointed to see it empty.  He listened intently as I explained to him all about St. Nicholas and how the deadline for my giveaway is December 6th--St. Nicholas Day.  He wasn't quite buying that St. Nicholas would leave a little something in the mug because a mug isn't a shoe or a stocking.  But after some reassurance, he agreed that St. Nicholas will probably be very happy to leave a little something for our giveaway winner.

So, if you would like to be entered into my giveaway for a chance at winning Benevolio and the mug, please leave a comment with your name and your email address--all comments will be private and unpublished. Your email will only be used for this giveaway and will not be kept afterwards. However, if I don't have your email, you won't be entered. Oh, I sound like such a meanie! But, really, I can't risk hurting little Benvolio's feelings.  It's just much too hard on a little mouse's heart to be unsure where his new home will be! 

There's also a few ways that you can earn some extra chances at winning litte Ben.  First, you might want to consider becoming a follower of my blog. All followers of my blog (new and old friends alike) who leave a comment (with their email!) will get an extra entry. 

Second, if you follow me on Facebook by "liking" Bingle Bears ( ) you'll get another entry.

And third, you don't have to have a blog to enter my giveaway. However, if you do have a blog and you post about my giveaway with a link back to my blog, I will put an extra entry in the hat for you. Just remember to let me know!

Goodness, some of you could have a total of FOUR (4) chances to win little Benvolio and the mug!  I will be accepting comments (in other words, entries) until December 6th at 9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (think New York City time). 

Remember, don't forget to put your email address in your comment!  Also, please, please, PLEASE let me know if you follow my blog, follow me on Facebook, and/or posted about my giveaway on your blog (Blogger currently won't let me see who follows my blog.).

Good luck everyone!  I wish I had hundreds of little Benvolios to give to all of you!


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