I received a message on my blog yesterday that I am a winner of the $25 gift certificate from The Vintage Pearl, courtesy of Mangibella.
In my three decades plus of living, I think I have won one thing in a contest – a bag from the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire).
I used to create about five new weekly contests for our readers, ranging from books to trips.
When calling the winners, I always appreciated the people who were excited about receiving a prize and who remembered entering the contest.
I am not sure if my initial email to Mangiabella showed my appreciation of winning a gift certificate from The Vintage Pearl.
But I did want her to know I not only appreciate the gift certificate, but the winning made a stressful week a happier one.
Thank you for picking me. I look forward to picking out something beautiful.