Giveaway :: Design des Troy

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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January is the time of year I find myself searching out new stationary goods. Somehow the new year doesn’t feel quite so new without some fresh cards to use for thank you cards, notes to friends and birthday greetings. Over the years, my stash has started to become something of a collection of fantastic artists who pride themselves on the art of find paper goods. I find that if I keep myself well stocked with options that I would want to receive, it’s easier than ever to choose one to send out on a minute’s notice. Plus, January is the absolute best time to stock up on holiday greetings for next year because it allows you to be ahead of the game from the get go. The perfect way to a “Happy New You.”

Samantha and Owen Troy, the husband and wife team behind Design des Troy, create the kind of stationary I wish I could claim as my own. The “I Heart Your Guts” Valentine card is actually making me rethink my “no Valentine” policy with my man. And the “Triangle Pattern” cards?. Swoon. As far as that jump start on next year’s holiday, look no further. The “Death Ray Rudolph” cards are absolute perfection. Design des Troy also creates custom invitations for weddings, album covers, you name it. A “Happy New You” seems to wrap up nicely when its got the right design, don’t you think?

Design des Troy is giving away three 2012 “Teeny-Tiny But Still Pretty Colorful” calendarsto three lucky winners! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Tuesday, February 7th.
Imagine you were to write a notecard to a person you don’t know personally but admire very much. Who would it be for and what would you say?
Please begin checking the winners box on February 20, 2012 to see if you’ve won. Good luck!
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    Sherry Schafer says:

    I would write a notecard to Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts. She had a wonderful idea and started with simple steps.

    Dear Ms. Low,

    I admire your independece, open-mind, and courage. You are standing up for what you believe in, and it is not easy. You are opening new doors for all girls. You are inspiring and empowering. Thank you for following your heart.

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    katherine w says:

    it would be for the lady behind the desk at the library. a cheerful smile is all we exchange but it makes a real difference. i’d compliment her rosy outlook and encourage her to keep on the sunny side.

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    Lindsay says:

    This is a bit of a long story but I would write a card to express my condolences and also my thanks for the Hatlen family of British Columbia. Their struggle and quest to find a cure for rare brain tumours in children after the death of their four year old daughter has resulted in a researcher being able to isolate and potentially treat these fatal (and inoperable) tumours. The short of it is that they made something amazing come out of a very sad place, and in doing so will help hundreds of families from suffering like them!

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    Jenni says:

    If I could send a card to anyone, it would be to my husbands grandmother. A few weeks after our first date, she passed away, and it has always been one of my greatest wishes that I could have met her. The way my husband talks about her, with such love and reflection, makes it apparent how important she was in his life. He tells stories about her all the time, and I know she was one of those women who you would forever be changed from meeting. I wish I could let her know how much I admire her through the stories he has told me, and I wish I could thank her for helping him grow up to be the man he is.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i would send a card to Christina Applegate. It would say: Thank you for being a kick-ass breast cancer survivor!

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    I  would write to Dr. Suess, if he were still around, to tell him how much my 3-year old loves him. I would tell him how M has memorised his entire ‘I had trouble in getting to Solla Sollew’, a book with big words and fantastical characters. Even though he cannot read yet, Dr. Suess’ illustrations teach him when to turn the page. The book and M’s ‘reading’ of it brightens our day. Dr. Suess makes magic happen.  

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    Emma says:

    I would write to Astrid Lindgren (who is unfortunately no longer with us) to thank her for the profound joy and light her creations have brought to the lives of millions of children. Seeing that her pen was mightier and more beautiful than any other’s, I would simply draw many little scribbles and doodles to express my gratitude around a big, smiling sun. I know she would understand every ounce of my expression.

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    Renee A. says:

    It would be the author of the book “Devoted” by Dick Hoyt… it tells about how they had their first child and during delivery there were complications and he was found to have cerebral palsy and everyone said he would be a vegetable, but the parents didn’t give up and their son would later grow up a wonderful person and even graduate college. I just admire people like that who don’t listen to what others say about the disabled and listen to their hearts instead, doing what is right. You must read the story to feel inspired. I love when people don’t give up on others, they inspire me.

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    Meg T says:

    I ran across a woman’s blog a while back that blew me away. She had one son with downs syndrome and is in the process of adopting another little boy in a different country that has downs as well. I know it isn’t easy to adopt. It can be a long, expensive, emotional process. On top of that, this sweet boy has severe disabilities. I would love to right her a note of support and love and encouragement for doing such a beautiful thing. I really admire this stranger and am motivated by her love.

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    julie r says:

    I’d write to Amelia Earhart. Her accomplishments have made her one of my heroes since girlhood. (And I adore her classy look, her name and her desire to be herself.)

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    Trish says:

    I’d send a note to the widowed, disabled vet who comes through the line at the soup kitchen every Sunday morning…” Thank you. You’ve helped me, more than I could ever help you.”

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    Elizabeth says:

    This is actually something that I try to do regularly, much to the chagrin of my friends and family.  Recently I heard someone answer their phone at a coffee shop and explain the change in insurance policy was due to a recent divorce.  So, I slipped him a note.  I have recently been through a divorce and so I simply wrote what I had.  “Dear friend, I overheard you mention you’d been divorced recently.  I want you to know that no matter what your situation, I’m thankful you’re here. I know it’s difficult, no matter what has happened.  Good luck and happy epiphanies along the way.”  

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