Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine's Day Contest

If you were to look up Valentine's Day on Wikipedia, this is what you would find.
Saint Valentine's Day (commonly simply Valentine's Day) is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The holiday is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The holiday first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, hen the tradition of courtly love flourished.

ModernValentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass produced greeting cards, and Valentine's Day has become the second-largest greeting card-sending holiday in the United States, behind only Christmas.

Interesting, right? And I mean, what an awesome day! When you get to celebrate everyone and everything you love! With all of this hate and sadness in the world, how fabulous is it that we get to say, "you know what, despite it all, I love you"? It should be something that happens everyday, but somehow it seems limited to February 14th.
So to celebrate this day of giving what we love to those people who mean most to us, whether they be a boyfriend, hubby, child, cousin, best friend, frien-enemy or some random person you meet on the street, my friend Venessa from Simon and Schuster and I are hosting a contest!!! In place of a box of chocolates or a card, we've decided to give what we love the most (books, that is. What else?!) to you!
The books that you can win are...
STUPID CUPID by Rhonda Stapleton


PERFECT YOU by Elizabeth Scott

KISSED BY AN ANGEL by Elizabeth Chandler

PERFECT SHOT by Debbie Rigaud

All of these books are ones that I either LOVED or heard great things about!!!

How to enter:
Simply comment on this post with your email address and one person, thing, book, activity, animal, ect. that you love by February 21st (one week after Valentine's Day). The first winner will be able to choose out of the five, then the second winner out of the four that are left, ect. until they are gone!!! This contest is open to those living in the United States only!

Don't forget to SPREAD THE LOVE by chatting about this post on Twitter, Facebook, your blog, ect.!!!
Happy Valentine's Day,


Anonymous said...

I love sons with amazing lyrics and melody. Ingrid Michaelson songs, John Mayer songs, and of course Kate Voegele. :)

Jamie said...

I love my family!! My kids and my husband are my life and I am very lucky!!


JB said...

I love my amazing friends, family, and boyfriend, and the fact that they love me enough to put up with me!


Amily said...

Things I love: my wonderful husband, family, friends and the blessed life we all have. And of course, on a cold day, curling up with a good book, hot chocolate at hand and a fire crackling in the fireplace!

Amily dot beidelman dot almy at gmail dot com

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

Awesome contest!

I love life, family, my dog, books and reading and being happy!

Thanks so much!


Crystal said...

I love my husband, cat, family, and Alaska

Elana Johnson said...

What a great idea for a contest!

I'm in. elanajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com

And I love...summer. :)

Liza said...

Great contest! I love my family and my dad's sweet chocolate lab.

mslizalou at

Kate said...

Amazing contest. Gosh, there is so much to love: my cats, my husband, books.. the list could go on forever.

suzie townsend said...

Great contest Mary!

I love my dogs, my mom, my sister, my best friend Joe and all the guys who are overseas with him, everyone I work with, and all the fantastic writers I've been fortunate enough to work with.


Yan said...

Okay aside from all the blood relatives I must say I love my bookcase. Because without it I would've been dead by now from books falling on top of me lol


Anonymous said...

HI, I love this idea! I agree with all the hate and discontent with goverment and wars and natural disastors all around the globe, why can't everyone take a look within themselves and say "Why is this important? Why do we have to fight?" I always have thought that if the leaders of the countries were the only ones fighting, look at all the bloodshed could have been stopped. email

Belly said...

Family love is required, boys come and go, favorite books are topped...
but the one true constant love in my life is grasshopper pie :)
It has never let me down (even that one time I went up a jean size)

Kristen said...

I love my husband dearly. :-D

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love chocolate, candy, spontaneous gifts, and sitting by the fire reading a book.

Lisa R said...

I love my family and friends. But my special somebody is my hubby.

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Carolyn Borgen said...

Of course I love my daughter and husband but before them was my 100 lb dog. He's still on the top of the love list. And this year he gets 3x the love since my daughter has become his number one fan =)

Kimberly B. said...

What a great giveaway! I love my parents and sister, my new acquaintances and close friends, and all the ways (traditional and new) we have to keep in touch with them these days!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

LeslieJane said...

Too many loves to list just one. I love reading (obivously), crafts, cats, travel, and anytime I can combine them (eg craft or read while flying on the plane, ect). Also love entering contest, so much so that I made a New Year's Resolution to win at least five contests a month.

Leslie Jane

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