I was so very happy when the FedEx truck pulled into the driveway this afternoon because I knew why it was here. This is why:
My friend Carla who is an independent rep extraordinaire with Origami Owl kindly sent me a full locket to review. I was so glad when we arranged this because I really think these lockets are perfect for my readers – moms in particular and for dads because these lockets would make fabulous gifts for the wife!
I knew it would be pretty but let me tell you, the online photos do not do these lockets and charms justice. They’re beautiful. Solid, heavy (but not too heavy) and high quality construction make these something you’ll cherish for a really long time.
I won’t go into all the details of the founding of the company, but I encourage you to read the whole Origami Owl story on Carla’s site as soon as you finish entering the giveaway below. It’s inspiring to say the least.
There is much to love about this whole concept. The idea behind the charms is telling a story – so once you choose your locket (each locket comes with a standard chain but you can upgrade your chain if you want) and charms you’ll have a wearable scrapbook around your neck. I chose 4 charms and a disk that says “family”. The charms represent our family – a Y for our last name, a heart lock because we’ve given our hearts to each other for safe keeping and then music notes and a music staff because music is a huge part of our lives and because we love to worship God by singing and playing music.
Another fabulous feature of these lockets is that it’s easy to “swap out” your charms so you can be telling a different story with each wearing. Choose just one locket and switch out the charms and/or disk inside based on what story you want to wear that day. The locket opens easily but is held together with a magnetic pull so the charms will never fall out.
Here’s the best part: Carla is also allowing me to host a giveaway here for a $50 credit toward a purchase of your own Origami Owl products! I’ll choose ONE random person from the entries below to win the giveaway. (Giveway winner must have U.S. address)
Ok so here are the details for the giveaway. Sorry, international readers. This giveaway is only available to US Residents.
To enter you must visit Carla’s Shop and list in your comment at least 3 charms you’d choose for your locket if you were to buy or win one (don’t worry – if you win you can change your mind later!). Make sure you include your email address too so we can notify you if you win! That counts for your mandatory entry. I’ll choose a random winner on August 3, 2012 so hurry!
Other ways to add entries are as follows:
1. Tweet this giveaway and come back to comment with the tweet url of the specific tweet. This will give you five more entries into the giveaway. (don’t worry about commenting 5 times about your tweet – I’ll take care of that – just one more comment is fine!) Here’s a sample tweet that fits the 140 character limit: “Fabulous Origami Owl living locket giveaway! Win $50 product credit: http://parentingzoo.com/members/?p=1885”
2. “Like” Carla’s Origami Owl facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/DesignALocket
Come back here to this post and comment that you liked her page with your FB name so we can verify! This will give you five more entries into the giveaway.(Again, don’t worry about commenting 5 times about your like – I’ll take care of that – just one more comment is fine!)
3. Take advantage of Carla’s offer of a free charm with a $50 shop purchase before the giveaway ends. Come back here and comment that you ordered with your order number to confirm. This will count for five more entries into the giveaway! (Yep, again, I’ll take care of the extra comments so you’re entered the extra times.)
4. Share the giveaway on your Facebook wall or anywhere else “social”. Come back and comment how and what you did to share the giveaway. Each additional type of sharing counts for one more entry – but for this one you’ll need to comment each time.
In addition to the giveaway above, Carla has generously offered our Parenting Zoo readers a *FREE* charm with a purchase of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) on her online shop. Click here to visit her shop and choose your story to tell. After you’ve placed your order contact Carla at orders at designalocket dot com, tell her you heard about her offer through Parenting Zoo and let her know which free charm you would like to have! THANKS Carla! The free charm with $50 purchase offer expires 8/31/12. US residents only please.
Click here for Carla’s Origami Owl website and shop.
I’ve listed this at:
Contest void where prohibited. U.S. Residents only.
*****UPDATE – Comments for this are now closed*********
The Winner of this review is comment #25 – Theresa G. at Faith and Family Books. I’ve emailed Carla your information so she can contact you about your prize! Congrats!!
Disclaimer: I received product from Carla New, Independent Representative for Origami Owl to review and offer this giveaway. I was not compensated to write this post in any other way than receiving the product from her nor was I required to give a positive review of the product. The product I received was equivalent to the amount of the giveaway prize offered.