Well, this has been quite a day. I have been so excited about my giveaway for the last several days and have made a special effort to be sure to include everyone's name into the drawing. I placed each folded paper into my favorite antique suitcase and hid it in a safe place. This morning I went to retrieve the suitcase and it had disappeared from it's hiding place....poof it was gone and no where to be found.
I was so distraught that I consulted my friend Mr. Rabbit hoping he could perform his magic and make the suitcase appear.
Mr. Rabbit suggested I ask all of his forest friends if they had seen the suitcase. He eagerly coached me from behind, interpreting each report, lead and whisper. I listened intently, trying to glean any clues to the whereabouts of my suitcase with all of your names in it.
I was becoming desperate as I followed every clue, endlessly with no success. I was losing my head with anxiety.
Little did I know that Mr. Rabbit was messing with me and playing a joke on me as he smugly guarded the suitcase's hiding place....chuckling softly.
Finally Mr. Rabbit had to leave his post to feast upon his afternoon tea and sweets. Just then another rabbit in the forest looking for the suitcase came upon this suspicious looking hole and investigated.
And lo and behold he found and recovered my beloved suitcase. I was so excited and relieved. Now I could draw the three lucky winning names for my Christmas Giveaway.
I quickly set about my task and randomly selected the three winning names. As Mr. Rabbit was dining on his cookies and tea, a forest creature came running in and told him I had recovered the suitcase and would soon be announcing the winners. By this time, Mr. Rabbit started to feel guilty about playing such a mean joke on his friend (that would be me) and offered to make the announcement of the winners himself.
Mr. Sparrow quickly flew the winning names to Mr. Rabbit.
Mr. Rabbit stood on stage ready to make the announcement. He cleared his throat, put his horn up to his whiskered lips and shouted:
The winners of Diana's Christmas Giveaway are:
I would appreciate it if each of the winners could contact me and give me their mailing addresses. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The response to this giveaway was phenomenal. Thank you to all of you who left comments and took the time to sign up to be a follower of my blog.
Wishing you all a very, merry Christmas season and fabulous New Year!
(artwork by Maggie Taylor)