As we turned the calendar to November and changed our clocks this past weekend, I have to say that my thoughts turned to all of the preparations for the coming Christmas season. Let me first say, I love Autumn – the colors and the holidays that is represents. I especially love the Thanksgiving season and don’t like the way most holiday shopping takes away from the Thanksgiving holiday. With that being said, there is so much to prepare for the Christmas season that my mind has had to be on decorating and plans for decor especially for Glad Rags. Every year I decorate in our theme colors of blue and silver and use a lot of snowflakes so that the decorations can stay up through January.
This year I decided to change things up a bit as I have had my mind on finding new purpose for items that don’t necessarily sell at the store. In my last blog post I announced a Repurpose Redesign Refashion Contest and really looked forward to seeing the ideas crafters would come up with for this contest. I am sorry to report that we did not have enough entries to go forward with the contest, but I do plan to have the contest in the winter months. So if you thought about entering the contest, but did not have the time to dedicate to entering it, please stay tuned. We will be having the contest in the New Year. In the mean time, we really wanted to give away the prize that we had for the Christmas category for the contest. This prize would be great for a Christmas gift, so we decided to have a simpler Christmas ornament contest.
Every year our business community has a theme for their Christmas Walk that is held the first weekend in December. This year’s theme will be “O Christmas Tree”. In planning for decorations for our window displays, I have decided to have a contest to help decorate our tree for the season. The theme I decided on for the window is a “Blue Denim Christmas”. We always end up with so much denim that comes through our store and I want to craft with it for Christmas this year.
To make it simple I decided to have a “Decorate a Denim Pocket Christmas Ornament Contest”. Those who wish to enter the contest will need to purchase either a pair of jeans or just jean pockets on sale at the store for the cost of $3.00. Then the fun begins. You can decorate your denim pocket any way that you wish to become an ornament for the Christmas Tree. Glad Rags also carries reclaimed beads and buttons that you can use to decorate your pocket. You can find the entry form here for more details, or pick one up at the store. All ornaments will need to be turned in to the store by Wednesday, December 3rd.
Contestant’s entries will be put on display for the Christmas Walk and the public will have an opportunity to help determine the winners. Photos of the entries will also be posted on Facebook, Pinterest and here on this blog. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: Originality; Overall Appearance; Technical Ability; Voting by the General Public (by ballot, Facebook likes and Pinterest likes)
This contest began on November 5th. All entries must be received by December 3rd. Contestant entries will be featured in a special window display at Glad Rags Boutique in Stockton. Voting by the general public will be open from December 5th-19th. Entries will also be posted on Facebook, Pinterest and here on my blog. Winners will be announced on December 20th.
Prizes will be awarded for First-Third finishers.
First Prize Winner will receive a VTech Inno Tab 3 Learning App Tablet for Kids ages 3-9 (Retail value $49.99).
Second Prize Winner will receive at $35 Glad Rags Boutique gift certificate.
Third Prize Winner will receive at $20 Glad Rags Boutique gift certificate.
All those who enter will receive a 30% off discount coupon good for their next purchase at Glad Rags Boutique.
So, now is the time to put on your thinking caps and come up with some decorating ideas. If you need some inspiration, you can check out our Denim Repurposed Board on Pinterest. There is no age limit for this contest, so get your family together for a fun craft night and you can all enter to win!!