The good news is, everybody who participates wins!
The Rules: You must be a follower, and leave me a comment with your name and email address, telling me what you'd like me to feature in my next real giveaway (like with real winners and stuff - not just this feel good crap where everybody is a "winner"). Do you like crafty stuff? Beauty products? Holiday things? Accessories? Paper good? Any guys want me to feature something less girly? This is the place to help shape my decision about what I'll choose to be giving away next time. (If you don't want to leave your email address in a public comment thread, feel free to email me your answer at firstname.lastname@example.org) As soon as you comment (and I come to know about it) I'll email you the link to download the prize.
The Prize: A Printable Rome Photos 2010 Calender, put together by moi, with photos I took myself (I know, it sounds lame, but read on...)
I spent all of last night
To be clear, this isn't an actual physical paper calender. Although I totally wish I had enough time/resources to print out and snail mail each of you a paper calender. It's a PDF file composed of 12 printable calender months, each with a photo and a blank monthly template. And because it's a PDF file, you can save it, and print it out as many times as you'd like for yourself . It's cool because you can print out and use one month at a time (because they're all separate and not stapled together like a regular paper calender) without getting the other months all dusty and curled with age (don't you just hate when your calender doesn't lie flat against the wall?) You can ever print it out and give it away as a gift, or gifts. Or what the hell, give away the PDF file too for good measure. Circulate it as much as you want without ever needing to link back to me. Okay, maybe this is a little self-promotional, since I secretly included my name and url on every month, but oh well, I'm the one giving stuff away for free, I can self-promote as much as I want!
My only condition and request for sharing a personal creation of mine with all of you is that you not modify the file in any way, or use the photos individually/separately from the calender layout. Sound fair?
I thought I'd feature a little preview, so anyone who's still confused about what exactly this entails can get a visual. By the way, the size is standard 8.5 x 11, so in a pinch you can print it on regular printer paper (although I've never known anyone to be in "in a pinch" for a calender, haha). Otherwise I suggest printing it on a slightly heavier card stock - matte finish, if you have an ink jet printer, so it doesn't smudge.
Do we likey? Ok, good. Now run along and get commenting, so I can send you the other eleven months!