Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Review (with giveaway): The Gallery Collection

Giveaway closed- congrats to my winner- Sarafan2
 
I apparently have a new goal here on the blog- get everyone thinking about the winter holidays! It's November now, so what are we waiting for! I recently received something new to help me get into the Christmas mood- my pretty new Christmas cards from The Gallery Collection.  Here's a bit about The Gallery Collection, from a press release that I was sent:
The Gallery Collection is the leading business-to-business publisher of premium quality Business Christmas Cards, Christmas Cards and All Occasion greeting cards in the United States. Established in 1929, and still family owned by Prudent Publishing Company, we are proud to present the finest quality personalized Christmas cards and greeting cards available on the market today.
I had the opportunity to browse The Gallery Collection's huge selection of Christmas cards and pick out a design that I would like to review. They have almost 300 Christmas card designs to choose from, so this was more complicated than I thought it would be! Honestly though, choosing a card was the hardest part- everything after that was incredibly easy and I found the site to be very user-friendly. If you have a specific type of card in mind, it's easy to narrow down your options. There are categories such as religious cards, calendar cards, personal cards, business cards, photo cards, season's greeting cards... to name just a few.


I finally settled on this gorgeous Shimmering Tree Merry Christmas Card.  After I chose the card, the site walked me through the next steps- choosing a greeting for the inside of the card, personalizing the imprint, and selecting the personalization on the envelopes.  I sent off my order and received a confirmation shortly- and then a week later my beautiful cards were in my hands!

The cards turned out as pretty as I had hoped. These are really high-quality cards on nice card stock. The embossing and imprinting is well done and everything looks really professional.  I can't wait to send them out to my friends and family!
The inside of our card- all personalized and ready to send!

My beautiful card! I really love the card and also am crazy about the silver imprinting of our address on the envelope!
To help you get ready for the holidays, The Gallery Collection has graciously offered to give away a gift bag ensemble to one of you. The winner will get to choose from the Elegant Gift Bag Ensemble, the Classic Gift Bag Ensemble, or the Everyday Gift Bag Ensemble. Another hard choice! Open to US mailing addresses only, please. 

Elegant Gift Bag Ensemble
Classic Gift Bag Ensemble
Everyday Gift Bag Ensemble

Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Visit The Gallery Collection and let me know what your favorite card is or which gift bag ensemble you would choose

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each one that you do):
1. Publicly follow my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Enter any of my other currently ongoing giveaways. Please leave a separate comment for each! 
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this: "@gabreviews is giving away a gift bag ensemble from @gcgreetingcards! Visit http://bit.ly/9nUz3z to enter. #giveaway"
You can tweet once per day- please leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet each time.
4. Follow The Gallery Collection on Twitter
5. "Like" me on Facebook
7. Put my new button (the one with blue flowers- code on the right side of this page!) up on your blog and let me know where I can find it! If you have the old one up, that counts too, but I'd love it if you could update your link!

Giveaway will close at 9PM Pacific time on November 15, 2010. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received Christmas cards from The Gallery Collection to review on this blog, as well as the opportunity to give away a gift bag ensemble to one lucky reader. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

91 comments:

Benita said...

My favorite card is the Holiday Memories Card.

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rubymoon said...

I would definitely choose the Elegant Gift Bag collection. My favorite card is this one:

http://www.gallerycollection.com/card/HolidayMemoriesCard.htm

Holiday Memories

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Love the everyday bag collection. I love using bags.

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