Thursday, December 30, 2010

An Anniversary Give-Away To Thank You!

December 28th marked the 33rd anniversary of marriage to my wonderful husband Mike...as well as the 3rd anniversary of my blog Thanks For Today. Looking all the way back to my very first post, you can see that it was written exactly 3 years ago to the day. I had no idea where I was going with the blog--only that I knew I wanted a creative outlet. I didn't realize at the time how much fun I'd start having by meeting so many other bloggers and gardeners and nature-lovers!


Before the year comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments and thoughts that you've shared with me here. To celebrate and show my sincere appreciation for your visits and friendship, I am giving away some greeting and note cards that I've had made using collages of a variety of clematis blooms from my garden. There are 2 designs, and you will receive 2 greeting cards with each design, as well as 2 note cards with each design--plus envelopes, of course. (I feature these cards at my Zazzle store and even have stamps to match!).




There is nothing you need to do but leave a comment! You do not need to have a blog--just be a blog reader! I'll give this until midnight on Tuesday, January 4th, at which time I'll close the comments and randomly pick a lucky winner! At that time I'll make an announcement, get your address and mail you the cards!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comments and friendship! Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2011!

Today I am thankful for my blogging friends and everyone who has taken the time to visit here and leave comments over the past 3 years.


Words and photos ©Thanks for today.™, by Jan Huston Doble
Written by Jan @ http://www.thanksfor2day.blogspot.com/ Not to be reproduced or re-blogged without express permission of the author.

39 comments:

  1. Jan!!
    HAPPY ENDINGS! AND A HAPPY NEW BEGINING!
    Lovely cards!

    Love from Linda

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  2. Happy Anniversary Jan, three years!! wow! Reading your post made me realize that I let my second anniversary slip by. Ooopss!!!

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  3. thx Jan for your wonderful blog...what a great anniversary!! Here's to a fabulous 2011...

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  4. Seems a lot of wonderful things happen on Dec. 28th, my birthday too!

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  5. Jan, those are stunning. Happy Anniversary, and have a great time.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  6. GORGEOUS Collages!! Happy anniversary to you. Off to check your store...

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  7. Beautiful cards from a beautiful person. Happy Anniversary(ies) to you, and Happy New Year. I look forward to reading more uplifting missives from you in the coming year, along with the perusal of some fine dandy photographs. XO

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  8. Congratulations on three years of sharing the garden. Also, Happy New Year!

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  9. Happy Happy Anniversaries Jan! Your beautiful blog and your marriage . . . I love your first post! A lovely way to begin a blog. What beautiful cards! I am thankful for the grace and beauty you have added to my life. Many Happy Returns to both anniversaries. May you have many blessings over this New Year! Happiest of New Years to you and yours.

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  10. Jan, Wow! A triple cause for celebration. Happy Anniversary to you and Mike, Happy Blogaversary, an Happy New Year. The cards are stunning; please count me in. -Jean

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  11. Well Happy Anniversary and Blogiversary too Jan! I have enjoyed your postings so much and I am looking forward to more in the New Year ahead.
    Happy New Year!

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  12. Happy 33rd Anniversary and Congratulations on blogging for 3 years! I love your site; it's so informative and wellmade. Happy New Year from Alaska!!

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  13. Happy anniversaries on both accounts and a happy new year to you.

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  14. Hi Jan, Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year. Your photographs are just stunning. Don't you just love clemmies? :)

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  15. I saw this on FB and was awed by your 33 years! That is so incredible! I hope 2011 brings the very best to you all!

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  16. Congratulations on your blog anniversary and new venture! The cards are beautiful!

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  17. Happy Anniversary Jan and Happy 3 Years blogging. The gardening world is a better place with your blog and beautiful posts in it. I love your cards - they're so colorful! Happy New Years to you!

    Kathy

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  18. Jan, Happy Anniversary - both of them. I always enjoy seeing your lovely flower pictures, the colors are always so vibrant. I haven't been blogging quite a year yet, but am having fun with it.

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  19. Jan girl ! Happy New Year : )
    Congratulations on these anniversaries : )
    My anniversary is April and 34 years so we are close ? same year ? 1977 ?
    Blogging .. good grief I have to look that up but I think it started in 2006 .. phew ! haha
    you are so sweet to have this give away and those are gorgeous cards & envelopes !
    I think I have to think of something like this too for the coming year .. something fun, as you have done !
    On with the fresh new ideas and plant hunting for 2011 !!
    Best Wishes for the New Year Jan!
    Joy : )

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  20. The cards are beautiful. Happy anniversary and happy new year!

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  21. Congratulations on three years of blogging and sharing. Happy New year to you and your husband and happy gardening in 2011.

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  22. I don't need the cards (I can always visit your blog for the gorgeous botanical inspiration!!), but just wanted to say happy anniversary and blogiversary!!

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  23. Hi Jan, congratulations to both anniversaries. Yeah, times flies when you are happy!

    I wish you a Happy New Year dear Jan.

    XX Tyra

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  24. Happy Anniversary, Jan ... 33 years married is a wonderful achievement! Congratulations to you both! Hubbie and I reached 32 years last year ... I had to go back and change 'this' to 'last', still getting used to thinking of 2010 as last year, lol!

    Three years writing this fabulous blog is also a great achievement. I do so enjoy your posts, so keep on posting.

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  25. Jan I love your blog and visit it often. Congrats on both your anniversaries!
    Love your flower notes.
    And yes life is a gift!!
    Debbie :)

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  26. Dear Jan, Happy Anniversary! I think I might, too, be coming up on my first post anniversary. Thanks for being my gardening friend. Beth

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  27. Jan, Happy Anniversary and Blogiversary! 33 years is a great achievement, Wow, I am still way behind you. Happy New Year 2011 and may you and family be blessed with happiness, joy, laughter and good health tripplefold.

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  28. This is late, but Happy Anniversary and New Year!
    Your work is as lovely as ever.

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  29. Very Happy Wedding Anniversary and congratulations on completing 3 years on blogger - I know I've not been a very regular visitor to your blog but have always enjoyed every visit... take care Miranda x

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  30. Happy Anniversary! I love your clematis photos, gorgeous!
    Leona

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  31. Happy Blogaversary! I'm so glad to have met you through blogging. I still remember finding your blog when I started 2 years ago. I remember you had lots of pretty bird pictures and poems on those posts. It seems like I've been reading that lots of bloggers started their blogs during the winter.
    Here's to many more years of blogging (and marriage :) )!
    PS Beautiful cards!!

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  32. Jan, just love your cards, I have been thinking I should do something like this with some of my favorite photos. I would love to attend the "Garden Blogger's Fling" in Seattle, but just the thought of navigating the freeways after I drive off the ferry from Whidbey Island, to get there makes me shudder.
    I chuckled as I read your comment on my latest post on my garden blog, as I was still editing out my mistakes. I really should thoroughly read the posts BEFORE I post them *chuckle* but as usual, I am in too much of a hurry.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  33. Jan!

    Happy Holidays! Happy Anniversary! Happy New Year! Happy Happy Happy!
    I love coming to your site to see how you view life through the lens of a camera! You have such a wonderful eye to capture the full beauty of our world.

    I finally bought a new Nikon but am still in the learning stages. I don't think people realize it's not as simple as point and shoot. Not only does it take a creative eye to capture the subject matter, it takes skill, which I am lacking at the moment.

    I hope that your 2011 is bright, beautiful and healthy!


    Peace
    Brian

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  34. Happy Anniversary and Happy Blogaversary! I found your blog from FaceBook. What pretty cards and what a great idea for a giveaway.

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  35. Hello again Jan, I’m glad I caught this post. I am delighted to see you’ve reached your 3rd Blogaversary. Congrats, wishing you much more creative fun in Year 4 :-D

    Also, I’d like to Congratulate you on your Wedding Anniversay. What a nice idea to run a giveaway to mark both occasions. I do enjoy my visits to your blog seeing your wonderful collages and birds that visit your garden. Enjoy your winter birds now :-D

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  36. So glad I found your site! Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary!

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  37. Jan, congratulations on the longevity of your marriage, that is quite an accomplishment these days! Happy anniversary on your blog too!

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  38. Congratulations on your blogoversary!

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  39. Happy anniversaries! I love those cards, but not sure if you would mail them all the way to Australia. If not, I could re-gift them to a friend in the US!

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