Today’s giveaway sponsored by National Geographic Kids
What the fox. How in the world did it get to be the middle of December? It feels like we just got done clearing the Thanksgiving dishes. Now I’m racing (in vain) to make Christmas shipping deadlines, trying to synchronize my brain with my calendar and to-do list, and almost (but not quite) regretting the past few weeks of domestic indolence.
It’s like I’ve been jolted out of hibernation by the clatter of reindeer and jingling bells. So much for a long winter’s nap.
Oh well, like the song says, I better not pout. Not with a whole week’s worth of holiday presents to bestow on some lucky readers, thanks to some terrific companies I’ve been very happy to work with this year. To be eligible to win, simply leave a comment (registered with your email address), and please feel free to enter each giveaway. All winners will be randomly selected after 11:59 pm CST, Friday, December 20. On the odd chance the same person wins in one or more giveaways, the higher value item will be awarded, and another drawing held for the remaining prize (s).
First up, a year-long subscription to National Geographic Kids or National Geographic Little Kids magazine (10 issues, eligible to U.S. and Canadian addresses).
As much as I’ve enjoyed serving as a NGK Insider, my kids have enjoyed it more. My nine year-old loves getting the Kids magazine, and they’ve all found something fascinating in the books we’ve received, especially the Weird But True series of bizarre facts. The Littlest Who really likes to regale me with these. Did you know George Washington’s dentures were made from hippopotamus ivory? Now you do. If you’re looking for boy-friendly books for ages 8-12,Ye Olde Weird But True book and Ultimate Weird but True 2 book are a great bet, according to my review panel. There’s also a WBT app for iPhone and iPad.
In other true facts, the National Geographic online store has guaranteed Christmas delivery with standard shipping until 12/20.
By the way, photo on top is this year’s silly hand-knit hat for my 12-year-old nephew, the latest in a series that includes a bearded balaclava and a viking helmet. I have become the auntie from A Christmas Story who sends bunny pajamas. Weird, and all too true.
Alright, leave a comment, cross fingers, and come back tomorrow for another surprise!