Abiart Creative | a Giveaway!

This giveway is now closed. Stay tuned for more opportunities to win good stuff in the future!


I mentioned last week that plans were in the works for The Realization of Good’sย very first giveaway, and I hope you’ve been waiting with eager expectation! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m a huge fan of giveaways, since I used to be one of those people who “never won anything”…but kept on entering away, and it eventually paid off. I nowย know that persistence is key, and that filling out those entries is actually worth it! The few giveaways I’ve won have felt like having an extra birthday…getting a package containing something awesome that I didn’t have to pay for in my mailbox is pretty great. (Maybe my love language is gifts.) Anyway, in this case, that’s working to your advantage, because now that I have a platform, I am looking forward to running my own giveaways regularly. It’s my turn to give back!

So I’ve been mulling over what to start with…I wanted it to be something extra special for this first run. I also wanted it to be something that would appeal to at least most of my readers, and I know each of you have varying interests. The cool thing about this prize pack is that it is a gift that “keeps on giving” — the winner will be able to use it to bless others!

Without further ado…from now until Sunday you have a chance to win twenty-five beautiful greeting cards designed by my friend Abi over at Abiart Creative.

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I feel so privileged to have grown to know,ย in the last decade or so,ย a handful ofย talented, artistic, budding entrepreneurs my own age, and it’s a huge honor for me to introduce Abi to you today. She’s one of those rockstars who is making her mark on the world in a big way at a young age, as the owner of her own graphic design company and designer of the fabulous Abiart Card line. Abi happened to be in Haiti visiting a friend when the 2010 earthquake occurred, and she came home with a passion for homeless and orphaned Haitians, whichย helped to birth the vision for Abiart Cards. (A portion of her sales support a school for girls inย Passe Boi dโ€™ormes, Haiti.)

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Letter writing is one of those golden things that people just don’t do much anymore — we stay in touch through social media and write an email if we need to. But when was the last time you mailed someone a card? Everyone loves getting fun mail, and it really doesn’t take more than a few minutes to pick out a pretty card and jot a few lines. Let’s bring back snail mail! This giveaway is designed to make it easy and fun for you to brighten someone’s day with a beautiful card filled with love from a sister, cousin, or friend.

I asked Abi to handpick 25 of her favorite designs for the giveaway. They’re made in two different shapes, tall and square, come with coordinating envelopes, and range in occasion from birthday to sympathy to friendship and more. She also included one of her silver markers for addressing the envelopes, and I’m throwing in a sheet ofย Vintage Rose forever stamps, because they’re pretty and will correspond so well with the gorgeous mail you’ll be sending out when you win these cards. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Check out Abi’s website and Facebook page to see more of her lovely work. You can find her cards in a store near youย or request a catalog by sending an email toย abiartcreative@gmail.com.

To get your name in the drawing for the 25 cards & envelopes + marker + stamps, you mustย click here to visit the Rafflecopter giveaway page and follow the instructions on the screen. You getย one entry each for: liking The Realization of Goodย on Facebook, liking Abiart Creative on Facebook, following me on Instagram (a great way to stay up-to-date with what’s happening around here), tweeting about the giveaway, and leaving a comment here on this postย telling me about one of two things: eitherย a giveaway that you won (or reeeally wish you’d won), or an itemย you’d definitely enter a giveaway for right now, because it’s the epitome of awesome. (I’d love to hear your suggestions for future drawings!) ๐Ÿ™‚ You can do just one or all five of these things to get entered, and if you want, you can come back and do the tweeting once every day for extra entries.

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The giveaway willย run for one week and close at midnight on Sunday. I’ll announce the winner here on the blog on Monday, so stay tuned!

98 thoughts on “Abiart Creative | a Giveaway!

  1. I once won a $150 Amazon giftcard in a giveaway. I could hardly believe it was true!

    The cards are so pretty. Thanks for the giveaway. I also like Abiart on FB

  2. Oh man to admit winning once before makes me feel unworthy to ever win again. I won a Pioneer Woman giveaway one time. She sent me a camera thus beginning my DSLR journey. Pretty awesome as I was broke at the time.

  3. I absolutely love these cards and would love to write, stamp and mail every one of these to the people I love. I’m definantly a letter writer and would use these beauties up quickly. Thanks for the giveaway. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Abi’s my second cousin and I’ve always loved her cards! I’m trying to bring back the art of snail mail too, so this giveaway is perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to see a giveaway for a book,(I’m currently coveting “The Nesting Place” and “The Hardest Peace”)

    • So cool, Kristin!
      And that’s funny, The Nesting Place came to mind as I was trying to come up with a prize. It really is a great book! And now I’m going to need to check out The Hardest Peace!

  5. The best thing I ever won was a Mini iPad from Pottery Works in Lancaster City…. I was so shocked. Like you, I feel like I never win anything:)

  6. I LOVE Abiart! I enjoy sending cards and try to send one card a week to someone. (I’m not always successful, but try to be:) It’s fulfilling to me. This year I made a goal to send/give all my close friends and family a birthday card. It’s been a lot of fun! I’ve never won anything in a give-a-way and right now I can’t think of anything in particular that I would enjoy winning but these cards would be lovely!

  7. Abiart Creative cards are SO beautiful…and such high-end quality, too: the typography, the photos, the paper…just lovely! I would be thrilled to win this collection! Something else I’d definitely enter a giveaway for is handmade pottery…like a mug or something. I love the earthiness of handmade pottery.

  8. This is a sensational giveaway, Melanie!! I am a huge fan of cards too. I wrote a post about it months ago so I’m so glad we share yet another thing in common!! I would definitely enter one of Jess Lively’s giveaways for her cool intention tattoos!! I know you’re going through her podcasts for inspiration… Did you ever listen to her Farnoosh Torabi podcast? I don’t know if you listen to her podcast show but it’s also fantastic and motivating. I think you might like it! I’d also love to win a consultation session with her!! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for sharing this wonderful opportunity! I hope I win!!!! Love those cards!

  9. I’m one of those people that “never wins”. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I’ve seen Abiart grow from the beginning and yes, she’s a rockstar. ๐Ÿ™‚ An Anthropologie gift card would be fabulous. I’ve never let myself spend money there, but that store defines my style more than any other retail store around. Swoon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I absolutely love getting these cards from you Melanie. They are the few cards that I am ok with letting up around my house for months on end simply because they look like artwork rather than a cheesy card, if you catch my meaning. I have never won any kind of giveaway so I’d be happy with winning anything but I’d love to win some kind of really awesome handcrafted household item or journal. Or possibly a kimono. I’d like that too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. I love Abi, and her work is phenomenal!! I’ve entered giveaways for the ESV leather journaling Bible but have never won ๐Ÿ˜ฆ maybe someday I’ll just give in and buy it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. These are beautiful! I’ve entered my share of giveaways and have yet to win so maybe that persistence will pay off soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. once upon a time, I won a basket from the library. nothing great. but a giveaway I. So far the only one ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Thank you for the chance to win some of my lovely & talented friend’s cards! Love these! She designed my wedding card suite & is one of my good friends!
    I am friends with abi & you on fb + instagram.

  15. I love and use Abiart cards and think this giveaway is “the epitome of awesome”! Gift cards for home decor stores would also be great, as decorating is one of my hobbies! Thanks!

  16. I’ve admired Abiart’s stuff for such a long time and would looove to win this. Book giveaways are always awesome too. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have yet to win a giveaway, so here goes nothing! ha.

  17. I just discovered Abiart’s cards, and I’m totally in love! So beautiful! It would be way too much fun to win some greeting cards ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I’ve never been successful in winning giveaway prizes. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I love Abiart’s cards and would be thrilled to win this one! I would also enter any giveaway that involves coffee.

  19. I follow a lot of high-quality, handmade bag companies on Instagram. I’m always entering their giveaways, but so far-nada. This is a giveaway I’m excited about because I write and send a lot of cards and letters! Thanks Melanie!

  20. So excited about this. There is something so beautiful about getting a real card in the mail!! I won a giveaway to a local hair salon last winter and have yet to use it. I’m savoring it and know that when I use it I won’t be able to look forward to it anymore!!!

  21. These cards are beautiful! There is something so special about getting a card in the mail! I won a book in a giveaway.
    And I’ve chanced on your blog via my sis-in-laws facebook likes and I’ve enjoyed it! ~Emeleen

  22. I would love to win. I am one of those people who enter lots of giveaways and have yet to win anything! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. One day I won applesauce in a squeeze bag of some sort! ๐Ÿ™‚ What I would love to win? Books… I absolutely love books!

  24. personally, this is a grand giveaway! i love cards. for other ideas, starbucks giftcards, books, etc., is right down my ally.

  25. I don’t enter giveaways very often so have never won one. I love cards! This year my girls and I are making it a point to send cards through the mail. It’s been so much fun! Unique giveaways such as this one are so much fun. Since I love coffee and Fair Trade, some coffee paired with something else would be a great giveaway. Or anything that benefits the underprivileged. I just found your blog about a week ago and am enjoying it ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Abi’s cards? Of course I want them. I love snail mail–both sending and receiving. And I never win anything. So I usually don’t even bother trying. (And I thought I’m optimistic? :)) Books are always a drawing factor in anything, including a giveaway–especially with some delicious loose leaf tea to accompany it.

  27. So I totally stumbled across you on intstagrm, and love following your blog! Me, I never win give-aways, but I’ll keep trying!

  28. I often don’t win either but still enter a lot..just hoping to win! Thanks for the giveaway! I enjoy giving and receiving snail mail. These cards look really neat!

  29. What a neat site! Love your ideas and this giveaway! I recently won a sign that says Rise and shine and give God the glory. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. I recently won TWO giveaways on Instagram in one week! It was crazy. ๐Ÿ˜€ And fun!
    These cards are gorgeous, and one can always use extra cards to have on hand for special occasions or “just because.”

  31. These cards are so pretty! I won the latest book by Dorcas smucker called Footprints on the Ceiling. It was neat since we share a kind of unusual first name. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dorcas Siegrist

  32. These cards are so creative and artistic. Another giveaway I would of loved to win was for a gift card to one of my favorite stores. Or sometimes those stores have outfits you could win as well. They are always fun!

  33. I love cards, it is fun to find nice cards. I actually won a book of dorcas Smucker’s, footprints on the ceiling. I love to read and share good reads with others.

  34. About a yr ago I came across these gorgeous cards at a small amish store in PA. Since then I’ve been trying to find a website to order some off of. When I saw this I was delighted & would LOVE to win it since I never win things ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. I’ve always wanted to win one of pioneer woman’s giveaways.. Esp the cameras, but alas, never did. I really love abi’s cards tho. They’re absolutely gorgeous!!

  36. I’ll pretend to be optimistic, even though I’ve never won an online giveaway before… I always love books, and gift cards are great. I have only ever sent one of Abi’s cards, but my favorite part was writing with white chalk on that lovely black envelope. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Thank you for this great giveaway!
    I have wom some postcard giveaways on Postcrossing Forum, I got some really amazing cards. Also I wish so much I’d have won a Jane Austen giveaway on Tumblr with tons of her books and their versions and other nice Austen related things!

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