The premise is simple. The details are more....er....detailed, but we'll leave them out for the moment.
The question is this: would you be willing to send me a postcard (kitsch or cute, reality or technicolour touch-up, beauty or beast - the choice is yours) from wherever you are in the world to me in little old England? In return, I would like to offer you some beautiful jewellery as a prize.
Briefly, if you email me & tell me that you'd like to play, I'll send you a code number for every postcard that you'd like to send. Whenever I receive a postcard, I will scan it & post a picture of it along with the code number on this blog. Come the day of the draw to be held in, let's say, a month's time after the start of the competition, I shall press-gang my MILlie ( Mother In Law) into drawing a number out of the hat. Don't worry - there'll be some innocent bystanders to ensure justice.
No doubt you're wondering why I'd like to receive a postcard? I make art journals & I would dearly love to be able to make a memento book celebrating this new journey in my life. It's a cheeky notion on my part - why on earth would you want to go to all this trouble for me? May I offer you one more incentive? For every postcard I receive, I will donate $1 to Ovarian Cancer Action. I think I'll have to set a limit of $250 though- if I look down the side of the sofa, I might be able to increase the donation a little more!
Whilst you're having a ponder about whether you'd like to take part or not, I'm going to assemble & lavish love on the chain bracelet that will be the first prize.
So what do you think? Would you like to play? Have you any friends, forum buddies or net pals who might like to join in too? If so, in a few days time, I'll ask you to vote for the principle colour of the pendant which is going to be the second prize.
Later on, we'll need to talk about the earrings which I'd like to offer you as a third prize.
So my friends - who wants to shout 'PANTS to Ovarian Cancer' & play 'The Postcard Competition'? Add a comment or email me & say 'I'll play' so that I can see if this idea is a hit or a miss.
Many thanks for reading this post - Jennifer xox