It's the age old question: if your house was on fire and you could only save one or two (material) things, what would they be?
It's funny to look back and see the ways that my answer has changed over the years. When I was younger, my prize possession was probably the stuffed teddy bear I have had since I was baby. After I was married, I might have named my wedding dress, all packed away in its box (although what I would have done with it after saving it, I'm not sure).
But now? Now it's the irreplaceable items that I would reach for first - the photographs and video from my daughters' first years of life. The pictures bring back so many memories and the video? I can't help but smile watching Big Sister E take her first steps or listen to Little Sister B's baby laughter. And as much as a regular video camera is great, nothing has compared to being able to pull out my handy, portable Flip MinoHD camcorder to catch those special moments.
The image that comes to mind when I say that is probably something like this, isn't it?There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a Flip MinoHD that looks like this. Not a thing. But... what if it could be ultra-thin, pocket-sized, state of the art, have a built-in USB connector, excellent video quality and, while including the numerous great features that Flip digital cameras are known for, look like this instead?
When it comes to taking standard items and turning them into the coolest, most unique gifts around, CafePress is #1. Everything from t-shirts to posters to aprons to mugs to just about anything in between can be customized to express yourself just as you would like.
Upload your own design and start from scratch to create completely personalized gifts or, if you aren't sure where to begin, there are an endless number of designs by community members that are already made to choose from. Whether you want something humorous, political, referencing pop culture or animals, chances are that style will be available. Found one that you like? CafePress makes it easy to display your image or message across their wide range of products with ease.
Using the design tools available right on CafePress makes it fast and easy to select a product and customize it in minutes. Add clipart, shapes, text, colors... it's all up to you. They will even give you hints and tips as to where to place your images or on the sizing, not to mention being able to fully preview your finished item before ordering to ensure you are completely happy with it.
Do you have an upcoming event (such as a family reunion or bachelorette party) or occasion (maybe a birthday, wedding, baby shower, etc) where a personalized gift would really stand out? CafePress offers you the products you are looking for to declare your self-expression at the prices you want. If you can't find what you are looking for in their catalog of over 250 million unique products, well, then just create your own.
Thanks to the extreme generosity of CafePress, one person will get to design the ultimate in custom products, because...
One very lucky person will win a custom Flip MinoHD from CafePress! Choose from one of their many, many designs or upload your own! ARV $199.99!
To enter to win: Visit CafePress and leave me the link to one of their great products that you would like to own.
Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).
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1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!
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Giveaway will end on August 26th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
A big thank you to CafePress for providing a Flip MinoHD video camera for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.