SUNDAY GIVEAWAY: sarah + abraham





sarah + abraham is an online boutique specializing in children's stationary, birth announcements, and invitations, founded by talented designer Sara Tams. You will love the unique style, that is classic and simple, combining both vintage and modern inspirations. Orders are completely customized, and turnaround time is amazingly fast! We think the handy "mom calling cards" are especially fun.








sarah + abraham products make great gift ideas for babies, children, moms, and teachers... and just in time for Valentine's Day, Sara is offering a set of 24 adorable personalized valentines & coordinating return address labels to one lucky winner.







To be entered, leave us a comment answering the following question:

How important to you is the old-fashioned, hand-written thank you note?

How to earn additional entries:

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6.) Become a fan of Mama Manifesto on Facebook by clicking the button on the left!


[this giveaway will be closed on Saturday at 11 PM, & the winner will be announced next Sunday!]



And now, for the winner of last week's giveaway:
(((Lyndsea Tim Tim)))


Congratulations! Shoot us an email by 1/24 to mamagiveaways(at)gmail(dot)com with your prize in the subject line, and we will hook you up! Keep checking back for more great giveaways!

77 comments:

  1. I think with Facebook, Twitter, and email we have gotten away with not communicating in a more personal matter. One of my New Years Resolutions is to write a daily hand written note to someone to tell them how much I appreciate them....it is just something we don't do anymore and it is so important to relationships :) Have a great weekend!!! Jen Hess

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  2. The old-fashioned, handwritten thank you note is still #1 in my book! I love, Love, LOVE stationery and even a pretty wax seal to top it all off! Thanks to my mom for passing down the importance of sending a thank you note, or writing a letter just because-I plan to do the same with my kids!

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  3. I don't care that much about a hand-written thank you note. Sometimes it seems like just a thank you would be nice :) Really, I wouldn't even mind an email.

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  4. It's almost as though handwritten notes are a lost art with technology at the level it is. I still enjoy sending thank you cards after any party. People really enjoy them more now that it's rare!

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  5. I have a mama button on my sidebar.
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  6. Oh I would love to win! Love Sarah + Abraham. The handwritten note is super important to me- I LOVE getting something other than daily bills. Especially these days with all the techology stuff, it's kind of died down.

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  7. oh man...hand written thank you's AND any form of corresponce should be as BIG today as it was 30 years ago.

    I still have a stack of letters that my husband and I wrote back and forth on his first deployment. If emailing were the way to go in only 2003 in Iraq I wouldn't have those precious memories of he and I.

    Thanks for this giveaway.
    jakemelissajakea@aol.com

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  8. I'm a new follower!

    jakemelissajakea@aol.com

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  9. i just signed up for Mama Memo.

    jakemelissajakea@aol.com

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  10. i now follow you and S&A on twitter AND I tweeted!

    @jonahbonah

    jakemelissajakea@aol.com

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  11. And I tweeted about it (@30daysblog). Phew...I think I did all I can. Hope I win. ;)

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  12. i have your button

    http://theperfecttrio.blogspot.com

    Melissa

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  13. cute cards! I am definitely a fan of hand-written thank-yous. I still need to get mine out for Christmas though. I just think people have forgotten a lot about etiquette and it really is not only a nice thing to do, but proper, too.

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  14. I think hand written thank you notes will never go out of style. I have the sarah + abraham silhouette family cards and I LOVE them! thanks for sponsoring the giveaway of more products.

    www.vickynguyen.com

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  15. Hi Mamas!
    I have posted a blog entry about your give-away on my blog. I think hand written thank-yous are very important, and that it is important to teach children to take the time to be intentional about showing gratitude to those people in their lives who cared enough to do something kind.
    I enjoy your blog very much--I would have loved having resource like this when my children were young. Ali's mom is a dear friend of mine, and it was she who directed me to this blog a few months ago.

    http://redemptionbybeautyeverlasting.blogspot.com/2010/01/words-and-give-aways.html

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  16. I love sending hand-written thank-yous, though sometimes I am VERY late sending them out.

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  17. We still send handwritten thank you cards, although I admit to doing the writing - our kids are ages 5, 4, and 2! I let them draw a picture and the oldest writes their names. These valentines are just adorable, hope I'm the lucky winner!

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  18. Very important! And now that my son (3) loves getting mail, I wish more people sent handwritten notes. I am lucky that my mom sends him one every week! The valentines are precious!

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  19. I know it's too late to enter the give-away, but I want to put in my opinion about the thank you notes. My grandmother taught me about them, and it's something that has gotten lost in our society. Very few people do this anymore, but I'm still thrilled when I get one, and I save them all. I especially love the handmade cards that some people design especially for me. And yes, I do still send them myself. I'm a nut about stationery, and special pens, and I admit that I have way too much of this stuff, but it's so fun. And thank you notes aren't just for gifts. They are for time spent, and for thoughtful acts of kindness, and for friendship. They can brighten someone's day in a way that really lasts. A thank you note can be pulled out of a special basket and read again, unlike an email that gets filed or deleted.

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  20. I love thank you notes and am trying to teach my children to write thank you notes as soon as they are given gifts! I think it is a lost consideration nowadays.

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  21. I subscribe to the newsletter.

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  22. Handwritten thank you's, or any handwritten notes for that matter seem so personal and heartfelt. I always remember and appreciate receiving one because I know that person went out of their way to do something kind.

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  23. I love handwritten notes, and I love Sarah & Abraham! She did my Christmas cards this year!

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  24. I am a big believer in handwritten thank you's on nice stationery. My children were writing theirs the day after Christmas on their Sarah and Abraham notecards!

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  25. My grandma really digs old fashioned mail, and since she is one of my only relatives who isn't online, it forces us to keep up the handwritten tradition, for that I am thankful.

    Following on bloglines. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. I love thank you notes but I'm embarrassed to admit my handwriting has dwindled to an almost illegible scrawl these days...

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  27. I always ALWAYS hand write thank you notes! I even send them out for my 1 year old son. Best to get them started on a great habit early!

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  28. I love receiving handwritten notes of appreciation because knowing that someone made the time to put pen to paper in a world that is becoming increasingly non-paper makes me feel special.

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  29. I would love to say that handwritten thank you notes are important to me, but I'm honestly not very good at sending them! However, this year my New Year's resolution is to try to write one handwritten note to someone every week. This would be a great gift to help me do that! :)
    Carrie
    carrielucekc at gmail.com

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  30. I really enjoy writing thank you notes and receiving them in the mail. I'm a huge fan of buying sweet cards too. emilyfette@gmail.com

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  31. I follow you on Twitter. I tweeted twice about the giveaway too. I'm @Fettbot. "Giveaway- win a set of 24 @sarahandabraham personalized valentines & return address labels from @MamaManifesto. Enter at mamamanifesto.com" AND RT@mamamanifesto

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  32. i still love a handwritten note on cute stationary...it shows they took time out to pick a card and write the words. i still do it and make my kids do it as well

    melissa tichy

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  33. I like to send thank you notes because I love any excuse to make use of my extensive stationery collection! But I don't like the feeling of "having" to send them and certainly would never feel offended if I did not receive oe. It seems like one more obligation that fall on busy moms!
    Polly

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  34. I try my best to do hand written thank yous for birthday or special events, but not holidays. The holidays are generally so chaotic for us that it just doesn't happen. I really appreciate the thanks I get from others so I try and reciprocate.

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  35. I'm very much about the handwritten thank you note. My boys are 5 and 8 and I have always had them 'send' thank-you cards after birthday parties; we always thank our guest what they brought us. Someone took the time to find and bring you something nice and it's always nice to acknowledge them for that.

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  36. Oh, fabulous question! This is one of my biggest sticking points, since it seems the thank you note has fallen by the wayside. I think the art of the handwritten thank you is one of the most important things you can teach your child. I've tried to teach my daughter by example, writing notes after receiving a gift, and now helping her write her own notes. I've taught her that someone took the time to think about, purchase, wrap and send a gift, and we need to take the time to say a heartfelt thank you.

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  37. I just became a follower! Love your blog!

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  38. I just subscribed! Hope I win!

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  39. Now a Facebook fan, too!! Yay!

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  40. The hand written thank you note is VERY important to me. I always make sure to send them, and love to receive them. They show gratitude in the most romantic of ways...

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  41. I am now a fan on Facebook...

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  42. I subscribed to the Mama Memo...

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  43. I so shared you over on my blog, here's the post...http://dawnypoo.blogspot.com/2010/01/tuesday-tip-sarah-abrahambirthday-girl.html

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  44. I think it is so special to recieve a hand written thank you note. i always try to have my kids give them for gifts they recieve.

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  45. I love getting handwritten thank you notes in the mail, and I like writing them too when I have time. My grandmother instilled in me the importance and delight of a hand-written note, and to this day I still think of her when composing a letter.

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  47. I think that handwritten thank you notes are extremely important. I always help my kids write them for holidays, birthdays, etc. I feel it helps to teach them about following through.

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  48. I still think that it is very important. I consider it rude to not send a thank you note.
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  49. I follow your blog.
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  50. I think it's extremely important. It shows that you care and it's personal. I've gotten calls from people thanking me for sending them a card and telling me that I'm the only one who has. I find it brightens a person's day when they receive something in the mail. Thanks.

    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. email subscriber
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  52. I hope I have taught my two children to say thanks in person whenever possible. If this isn't possible, then they write notes of thanks.
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  53. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.....Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  54. Email subscriber to your blog.....
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  55. Also, I follow you on Twitter!
    "Tweet!" ~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/8160465037.
    Thank you.....Cindi
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  56. Facebook fan of Mama Manifesto!
    Again, thank you very much.....Cindi
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