Holy Sheet: A Holiday Giveaway – The Entrants!

December 20, 2012


So it’s a funny thing about doing contest/giveaways – you spend all this time setting it up, you forget about two things:

  1. What if no one enters?
  2. What if people do enter and then I have to choose a winner?

Well, I’m completely thrilled that so many people entered this little contest of Jules’ and mine!  Thanks to everyone who got in to the spirit and submitted their “real holiday greeting cards.”

Of course, this now means we have to figure out the winners, which I think is rude…

But that’s not until tomorrow.  Today everyone’s a winner – we’ve split up the entries randomly, displaying half here, and half over at Go Jules Go.

As a reminder, we asked people to submit a card capturing their ‘real’ version of the holidays. We suggested images, videos, blog posts or just ideas.

Posted in no particular order…

sj from book snobbery


Lisa George

Well, there was no way to post this animated card, but click here to check it out! Thanks, Lisa!

Ruminations on Love and Lunchmeat

As part of this post, Love and Lunchmeat entered:



As part of this post, Becca entered:




She’s a Maineiac

You’ll want to check out Darla’s entry post. Not only did she make this fantastic card, she made a vlog!


Blogless Wonder

While she might be blogless, her ‘real’ card idea is a wonder:

Outside picture –

 Dog staring soulfully at a nativity scene.

Outside text-

“Christmas is about faith, love, joy…”

Inside text-

“And the ever-present worry that the dog will choke to death trying to eat Baby Jesus again.”





Shelby D.

Shelby is an aspiring animator with some genuine credits under her belt, a lot of talent, and a penchant for Terry Pratchett novels.  She submitted this original drawing.Sheet-Entry-11-student

Misty’s Laws, sporting a dashing “What Would Sexy Stalin Do?” wristband.

Want to see the rest of the entrants? (Hint: Yes, you do)  Head over to Go Jules Go!

We’ll announce the winners at 6am EST tomorrow, Friday, December 21, 2012, unless we have to cancel due to Mayan apocalypse.  Thank you for all of your terrific entries!

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44 Comments on “Holy Sheet: A Holiday Giveaway – The Entrants!”

  1. Life With The Top Down Says:

    These are great! My what creative followers you have Byronticlause.


  2. Lorna's Voice Says:

    Too bad I don’t send holiday cards. Gave that up years ago in an effort to regain some sanity around this time of year. It was marginally successful…


  3. Tori Nelson Says:

    Oh, Darla. This is why I love her.


  4. renée a. schuls-jacobson Says:

    Sorry I was lame. But Darla’s is hilarious. As is Catstache. Plus, I don’t think I’m allowed to win anymore stuff at your blogs. Although, it looks like Misty has one upped me with that Ninja mug. Perhaps I will try again another time. Good stuff.


  5. susielindau Says:

    So much Christmas spirit this year! Santa’s sleigh is sure to fly!


  6. becca3416 Says:

    This contest kicked major ass. Thanks for hosting it.


  7. Go Jules Go Says:

    What a handsome post, so befitting of THE GREATEST CONTEST ENTRANTS EVER, except for the ones on my blog, with which these are totally tied.

    We’ve got our work cut out for us, B.


  8. pegoleg Says:

    Wait a minute – did Misty enter twice? And one entry featuring swag she’s already got that proves she’s in with the “in crowd?” Talk about an over-achiever suck-up!

    These are all pretty darn good. You have some talented readers around here and Jules’ place.


    • mistyslaws Says:

      No Peg! Why would you ever think such a thing?? What a lowly opinion you must have of me! I only entered ONCE . . . for each sheet set and each blog! I’m really not seeing how that could be WRONG? 😉

      Love you, too, Peggles. :p


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      Well, we mentioned the double entry thing, and she pointed out there was no contract language specifying limited entries and then threatened to get litigious on us… you know, lawyers…


  9. rachelocal Says:

    I adore Darla’s card. Her face is priceless.

    And the sausage card? And the sausage story? LOVE! I’m glad I don’t have to pick a winner!


  10. mistyslaws Says:

    Oh my god, these are so great!! I’m kinda hoping the world DOES end tomorrow, because that way we’ll all go out as winners and I won’t have to worry about losing to these obviously far superior entrants. (And you won’t have to PICK a winner, B-man!). Who’s with me? Anyone? Hello?


  11. Love and Lunchmeat Says:

    I love Darla’s card!! I still haven’t watched the V-log though. One time I turned on one of Darla’s videos, and my son sat and watched it with me… and she said the F word. So I no longer watch Darla’s videos when my kids are around… because if anyone should be teaching them the F word it should be me. Obviously.


  12. LizForADay Says:

    People are so creative and darn funny. LOL! 🙂


  13. catstache Says:

    These are awesome! Darlas made me laugh the hardest though. I thought, if this is a contest for who i would want to celebrate christmas with, she would win lol


  14. Every Record Tells A Story Says:

    These are great – glad I don’t have to pick a winner. Because that’s a huge responsibility. I mean, imagine if you made the wrong choice….


  15. 1pointperspective Says:

    I’m not really anywhere near the top, but please, PLEASE don’t let me come in last again !


  16. blogless wonder Says:

    I know I won’t win the fabulous sheet set, but you did forget to include one line of description on my entry, which helps it make more sense- On the front of the card is a photo of a dog gazing soulfully at a little nativity scene.
    And yes, I am a bit worried about the possibility of my dog getting at any of the crèche inhabitants. Apparently, when you’re colorblind, baby Jesus can look a bit like a Snausage…


  17. UndercoverL Says:

    I liked Misty’s card from before… but she ALREADY won your giveaways! Twice! That’s not fair! Pass the pewter, chica. Pass the pewter. (>>end “I never win anything except a paperback erotica book” fit<<)



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