The holiday season is upon us. While this season can bring joy and excitement for many, it can also bring sadness and painful reminders for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
As a young widow, I understand this conflicting holiday spirit. This is our third Christmas without The Hubs and only the first year that things feel a little bit easier. Before my loss I was such a Christmas fan, almost childlike in my excitement. I was easily caught up in the magic of the holiday and consumed with spreading the joy and spirit of giving to all I could. A piece of that was lost when I lost The Hubs, and I thought I had lost it altogether. But now I see it was always there…waiting for me to be ready for it again.
And now that I am, I have a deep desire to spread some of my newfound cheer to those who are still in the depths of the holidays blues….resulting in a trio of holiday giveaways geared toward widows/widowers facing the holidays without their spouse! Without further ado…
NYAW Holiday Giveaway #1
We all remember the excitement of creeping out of our bedroom as a child to find our stocking stuffed full with goodies on Christmas morning. Once we entered the married life, the filling of our stockings became the job of our spouses. Some may have done this job gladly and well, and some may have halfheartedly dropped in a thing or two or forgot completely! ;) But nevertheless, we knew someone was there to think of doing it for us.
But now that we are alone without our spouses, who fills our stockings? Unless they have older and very thoughtful children, odds are the stocking of a widow/widower is hanging empty on Christmas morning. This may not seem like a big thing, but it can be a painful reminder of what is missing…
But for one winner, an empty stocking won’t sadden a mantle this Christmas. NYAW is giving away a customized thoughtfully-filled stocking to a young widow or widower! <3
This giveaway is open to all who have lost a spouse/fiance/partner. You may enter yourself, or you may enter a widow/widower that you know. Shipping and customization information will be gathered after the winner is chosen. Here are the details:
- Loot: One fun-filled stocking! :)
- To Enter:
- [Mandatory] Become a member of NYAW using Google Friend Connect in the sidebar on the right and leave a comment letting me know if this stocking is for yourself or a friend/family member
- [Extra Entry] Like NYAW on Facebook
- [Extra Entry] Promote this giveaway on Facebook
- [Extra Entry] Promote this giveaway on Twitter
- Be sure to leave a separate comment below for each individual entry to I can tally your total entries!
- Giveaway Closes: Thursday Dec. 8th at 12:00 Noon EST, to ensure adequate shipping time. Winner will be announced on the blog!
- Legal Stuff: Winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday. No purchase necessary. Unless otherwise noted, all giveaways are for US Residents only within shipment only within the United States.