{Entries for the giveaway are now closed, but please continue to use this guide for your Christmas shopping!}

This is not your ordinary Christmas Gift Guide. It doesn’t necessarily have items for everyone on your list, or an equal selection for men and women, or adults and children.

What it does have is an assortment of some of my favorite items by some of my favorite companies, actually, by some of my favorite people.

They’re generous, too. Each company represented has offered products for giveaway to the commenters on this guide!

Let me introduce you to my fabulous Christmas Gift Guide sponsors. Click the pics to visit these companies’ websites.

Artistic Photo Canvas

Artistic Photo Canvas

Three Artistic Photo Canvases hang in our home, two large 24″ x 36″ prints of our last two years’ family photos, and an 11″ x 14″ of what I call our 25th anniversary picture. When you order from Artistic Photo Canvas, your canvas is not only of the highest quality, it’s printed and framed by real people: no automation involved. Sign up for APC’s newsletter to find out about periodic specials; when I ordered our more recent family photo, I received the 11″ x 14″ canvas free.

Lew at APC has generously offered a $150 gift certificate for canvas prints—go large! Retail value: $150.



DaySpring is the source for Christian cards, home decor, and a wide selection of gift items. My home is full of DaySpring wall art, coffee mugs, jewelry, serving pieces and more. Their designs are beautiful, inspirational, and functional. DaySpring is offering 2 giveaway items: an
Ever Grateful – 10″ Large Pitcher
and a 13.5″ Serving Platter – Jesus Is The Gift – John 3:16 and Jesus is the Gift Snowflake Collection – Set of 2 Embroidered Tea Towels. Retail value: $60.97.

(Watch for more DaySpring giveaways coming soon!)

Eclectic Whatnot

Eclectic Whatnot

Ruthanne is a blog buddy with a flair for creating colorful and comely camera straps. Not only do I love my camera, but I also love accessorizing it, evidenced by the fact that I use a strap with one of Ruthanne’s covers, another strap, three camera bags, and a separate lens bag with five alternating covers. My camera is high maintenance, but I enjoy pampering the baby.

Ruthanne is donating the Crush camera strap; when my 10-year-old daughter saw it, she told me to rig the contest so that I would win. It’s that awesome. I bet you’ll want it, too. This is a wonderful gift for the camera-toting female in your life. Retail value: $35.

Code MHSH15 will get you a 15% discount at the Eclectic Whatnot Etsy Store. Order by December 16 for Christmas delivery, US only.


fashionABLE scarves

fashionABLE is a new line of scarves brought to you by Mocha Club. Each fashionABLE scarf is named after a woman in Africa whose life has been changed because of your purchase, and includes a hand-written note telling you what she is ABLE to do because of it. You’re tougher than I am if you don’t cry when you hold that card in your hand. This is a beautiful gift that you can feel good about buying.

Mocha Club is donating one fashionABLE scarf. Retail value: $22.

from head to foot: all of you living all for Him by Annie Downs

Annie Downs from head to feet

My dear friend Annie Downs has written a new book for teen girls, from head to foot: all of you living all for Him. Sharing a mix of humorous, revealing, and deeply personal stories, she takes the body piece-by-piece and examines how we can better use it to serve God. Annie is exactly the kind of mentor I want for my 13-year-old daughter, who will receive this book for Christmas.

Annie is offering a copy of from head to foot: all of you living all for Him for giveaway. Retail value: $13.95.



Gussy is a ruffle girl. Her designs are fun, frilly, and feminine. With a product assortment ranging from wristlets to laptop bags to zippered pouches to headbands to Christmas stockings, Gussy has something special for gals of every age! Gussy is offering a $30 shop credit. Retail value: $30.

Lisa Leonard Designs

Lisa Leonard jewelry adorns my life. Each piece is hand cut, hammered, drilled, stamped, polished, and assembled. It is truly wearable art. The new “Through My Lens” necklace is currently at the top of my Lisa Leonard wishlist. Lisa is offering two $50 gift certificates to her store. Retail value: $100.

My Funky Camera

My Funky CameraWhen I got my first DSLR, I wanted something more fun than the default Nikon strap. Googling “cool camera straps” led me to My Funky Camera. My Andalucia Love Birdies is so lovely that it is regularly complimented, and usually photographed by other photographers on photo walks. My Funky Camera also offers wristlets—which my camera surely needs, right?—and even smaller straps for point-and-shoot cameras.

Gabi has offered a camera strap. Retail value: $32.

NAPP—The National Association of Photoshop Professionals


The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, or NAPP, is your source for education and inspiration on all things photography and Photoshop. Benefits of a NAPP membership include: 10 issues of Photoshop User magazine delivered to your door; members-only forums; online technical support; product reviews; unlimited access to more than 1,000 Photoshop and Lightroom tips and tutorials; hundreds of product discounts from companies like Adobe, Apple, B&H, Wacom, onOne Software, and Epson.

NAPP is offering a free NAPP membership! Retail value: $99.

(FYI: because I’m a NAPP Evangelist, you can always get a $10 discount and a bonus offer when you join using the NAPP links in my sidebar)

Red River Paper

Red River Paper

I consider my Red River Paper to be “the good stuff.” When I’m printing for framing or for a gift, it’s the choice. UltraPro Satin looks and feels just like traditional photo lab paper and features an elegant luster finish. It captures the true depth and range of colors in your photography, and lets your inkjet printer perform to its maximum potential.

Red River Paper is offering 3 packages of UltraPro Satin inkjet photo paper: 4 x 6, 5 x 7, and 8.5 x 11, 100 sheets of each size. Retail value: $77.30.

Straight No Chaser

Straight No ChaserI’ve had the pleasure of seeing Straight No Chaser twice in concert here in Atlanta. SNC is an incredibly talented a capella group with a flair for creative covers of both pop and Christmas songs. All I Want for Christmas is their new 2 CD + DVD set containing the Christmas albums Christmas Cheer and Holiday Spirits plus a DVD of their live New York City Christmas concert special.

SNC has offered an All I Want for Christmas boxed set. Retail value: $35

(Atlanta residents: keep your eyes open for another exciting SNC giveaway to be posted soon!)

The Pleated Poppy

The Pleated Poppy

Lindsey is a crafter extraordinaire. I adore her posy pins, which always garner compliments and make me look shabby chic and über-stylish, no small feat. My girls heart the posy headbands. Lindsey is offering a $30 shop credit to The Pleated Poppy. Retail value: $30

Receive a 10% discount at The Pleated Poppy with coupon code MHSH.


Union28Union28 is a new discovery for me. I love their philosophy: Union28 offers a line of designer t-shirts for husbands & wives who want to honor each other and make a positive statement about marriage. Right on! Union28 is offering the My Husband Rocks Chocolate Fitted Long Sleeve Tee. Retail value: $23. This makes a perfect gift for both newlyweds or those celebrating a big anniversary.

Union28 is offering a 10% discount on orders with coupon code U28MHSH10.

Were you counting? There are 13 sponsors and a total of 15 prizes valued at $708.22. Woot!

How to Enter to Win One of These 15 Great Prizes (do one or all, leave a separate comment for each)

  1. Leave a comment. Every item may not fit your Christmas list, so feel free to list up to three products that you would especially like to win. It may be helpful with the distribution of prizes.
  2. Spread the word – tweet it! Include @dawnMHSH and a link to this post http://bit.ly/9Ec6sK . Please spread some sponsor love by including some of their twitter handles: @APCpro @DaySpringCards @EclecticWhatnot @livefashionABLE @annieblogs @GussySews @LisaLeonard @myfunkycamera @NAPP_news @RedRiverPaper @SNCmusic @thePleatedPoppy @Union28
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The giveaways will end on Tuesday, November 30, but I hope you will continue to use this guide for your Christmas shopping!

{Disclosure: I asked each of these companies to participate in this Christmas guide and giveaway. Union28 provided a product for review, but I already owned items by the other companies. I have affiliate accounts with DaySpring and Red River Paper. I have purchased, won, and/or been given products by these companies and I really love their stuff and wanted to share them with you. Thanks to their generosity, giveaways are included, too. I hope that covers everything.}

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