Time to “Leap” into a new design – Giveaway too!

Happy Leap Day All!

After working for quite some time JL, my hubby and handy dandy webmaster, finished my new blog design enough to make it live last night. Did you check it out? Please head on over to look and see what you think. There are still a few little bitty things that I would like different (mainly the header), but it is nice change of scenery. You may have also noticed that I now have BlogHer ads. I wanted to try them to see how it went. I have always admired all of the blogs out there with them and have learned about several from looking around the BlogHer site itself. One of these days I will get to the BlogHer convention (oh please come to the East Coast one of these years).

If you notice any bugs with my new blog layout please let me know. Leave a comment here or e-mail me. The information for that is in the About Moi section.Now onto the giveaway information.


The Giveaway:

A few weeks ago I was contacted by someone to run a giveaway on my blog – so readers check out the details below. I asked if it would be acceptable with them to wait and do it with this launch . . . she agreed. In fact she also increased the goody being given away last night!  Here is the information. 

Announcements Galore would like one of my readers to win a $30 gift certificate to their website. If you have a special event coming up, need to make photo greetings, or announce a wedding or new baby, then this is perfect for you (there are many other possibilities too). Head on over to Announcements Galore to see what they have to offer.

Here is an example of one of their really great designs: 

Announcements Galore Sample

Cute no?!?! There are so many possibilities it can make your head spin.

If you would like a chance to win all you need to do it head over to the Announcements Galore website and look at what they have to offer. Then head back here and leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite(s) are. What will you do with the $30 when you win it. . . think positive! Don’t worry you can always change your mind later on.

Rules (you knew the teacher in me would do this):

  • For one entry all you need to do is leave a comment here telling me how you would use your $30 prize at Announcements Galore. For a second chance you can blog about this giveaway and link back to me. Just let me know so I can give you the extra credit entry. 
  • Please be sure to leave your e-mail address and/or blog so I can contact you for your information when you win.
  • A winner will be randomly selected from all of the comments by Random.org (no trees will be killed in the making of this giveaway).
  • Entries will be accepted until 10:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 6, 2008. I will announce the winner here during the day on Friday, March 7, 2008.

Oh, and for those of you who want to purchase something now (or later) from Announcements Galore please know they gave me a cool coupon code for 10% off –> SPRING10. Just let them know TheAngelForever sent you.

Good luck and have fun. . . and enjoy the new look at TheAngelForever.com



P.S. Thanks to JL for being the best webmaster (and of course hubby) a girl could ask for!


*** UPDATE: It is officially after 10:00 EST on Thursday, March 6, 2008. The comments are now closed. Thank you to everyone that entered and to Announcements Galore for sponsoring this fun.  I will post a winner tomorrow. Stay tuned more giveaways in the future.


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  • citystreams says:

    So cute!! I want to win some. We could use them for Bri’s birthday in a few months or maybe even sooner. I might just post about this to get the extra credit link too. They are adorable!

  • citystreams says:

    PS- I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the new design!!!

  • Megastein says:

    I love the new design, it’s so colorful and fun! If I won this giveaway I would use it to announce my soon-to-be husband’s 30th birthday and Toga party.

  • Sandra says:

    We are having a pony birthday party for the Princess this summer so someone else to figure out how to make invites for that would be awesome!!

  • Shawna says:

    I Love Love LOVE the new design, too–it’s fantastic! I’m off to check out Announcements Galore . . .Mike and I are having a deck built this spring and want to have a party at the end of May to celebrate my sister-in-law’s 24th birthday (she’s so young!). She would totally dig having cute announcements for the invitations instead of me just sending out a boring email or using evite.com.

  • Punkypwr says:

    Well since I am always on here keeping up with your exciting life and those cute boys, I figured I might as well say hi. I would so use that gift certificate for Taylor’s thank you notes. His birthday is coming up and I think people would get a kick out of poto thank-yous!

  • Punkypwr says:

    that would be photo not poto…can you believe that i am a teacher??? LOL

  • Jen says:

    I love the new design. I wish I was capable of being this creative! I would probably us the gift certificate to show our family back in NYC how Dahlia looked on her first birthday, since most of them won’t be here for it. Or maybe, if I am lucky, I could use them as “we’ve moved” cards if I can convince my hubby to move back!!

  • Michele says:

    I would use the credit to invitations for either a surprise party for DH or maybe just a card to show how much the boys have grown..

  • Kelly says:

    I am active in the recovery community – what I would do with my $30 prize is create my own “invitation” to recovery with my phone number and my email address on it so that I could give it to those who are still suffering.
    I would apply the $30 towards the Uprint option so that I would always have them available to print out.

    I have added this to my blog as well with a link.

  • Cindi Hoppes says:

    Hello, What a fun give away! I would choose a Christmas card and have my sons pictures put on the card. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi

  • Sue says:

    I love this blog. It is so well put together. I love announcements. And speaking of announcements I would use the prize to announce my 13 year old son’ s indoor soccer team’s Division Championship win for the season. I have an awesome picture of my son stopping a goal from the other team and another picture of my 13 year old, three year old, and 9 month old holding on to a very big tropy with huge smiles on their face! It is very cute!
    I would love to be entered in the drawing.


  • stacey moore says:

    we would get easter cards!! thanks so much

  • Shay says:

    I would like your Circles and Dots birthday announcement.

  • Amy says:

    I’m torn between those great collages, and photo Easter cards. It would be a tough decision if I was the lucky winner!

  • Aimee says:

    I would use the gift certificate for a birth announcement when my little girl arrives in July!

  • Shannon Baas says:

    Christmas cards

  • Casey H says:

    I would have to save these for when the baby comes in August, we dont know what we’re having yet, but I adore the “chocolate birth announcement” in both boy and girl… So once we find out, my mind is made up!!

    Please enter us to win!!

  • Andrew Gordon says:

    I would love the christmas cards and get an early start on next year!

  • jenna says:

    I like their custom keepsake collages. I’d get the baby’s first year collage. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • donna pavcik says:

    anything christmas

  • michelle rosborough says:

    I’d spend the gift certificate on the Happy Holidays! announcements

  • Lisa O says:

    I like the Halloween Dots cards and would use them in the fall…


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  • Marie Fink says:

    I like the custom Keepsake Collages . What a nice site!

  • Linda Moeller says:

    I loved the photo on your blog of your son superimposed on the TIME magazine.

  • Suzie says:

    I’d get birth announcements. Our son was born February 20th.

  • Carissa Davis says:

    I would use it for Chocolate Birth Announcement – Girl for my friend or Our New Address for myself.

  • jeanette malan says:

    i would use it towards my daughter birthday

  • Kristi says:

    I have a graduation soon and these would be great!

  • Jennifer Short says:

    I have an ice cream party each summer, and I’d love to send out invitations with photos from previous years’ parties.

  • Christina Gould says:

    I like the Chocolate Birth Announcement. I would use it for my upcoming move.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I love the Christmas circles and dots!

  • Jason says:

    I would get the photo Easter cards. They seem nice.

  • Natalie says:

    circles and dots bday invitations!!! so cute!

  • Carolyn says:

    I’ll go for the Happy Easter since it is the next holiday and have the perfect picture to put on it. ;-) Thanks.

  • linda says:

    Christmas cards would be my choice.

  • veronica sandberg says:

    Christmas cards

  • Ginny says:

    like the chocolate also :-)

  • Debbie says:


  • susan varney says:

    the christnas circles and dots

  • Laura says:

    Ooh! Nice new design!

    I’d use the gift certificate to do birthday announcements for the little Monkey’s 4th birthday. Hey- 4 years with him…we deserve a special card!

  • kiyana says:

    I like the Christmas cards!

  • Shannon says:

    I would use the invitations for boy for my son’s 1st birthday this April!!


  • Marissa says:

    I would go for their birth announcements. I like the Adoption Announcement for a Girl. I have a friend in Russia right now finalizing paperwork for their adoption… so it would be quite useful! :)

  • Jim Cincinello says:

    The wedding invitations are very nice.

  • Nina says:

    I’d use the gift certificate for the “Happy Holidays” announcements….thanks!

  • C Duran says:

    I would use it to buy baby announcements.

  • Alecia Gibson says:

    I’d use it to buy holiday cards.

  • aimee rose says:

    i have a 3 yr old birthday party to plan and i always do custom invites for my kids…
    this is a great and well needed prize and gives me the opportunity to try a new company!!
    i really love the circle and dot bday cards. too adorable!
    also i never thought of moving annoncements! i will be needing those in 3 mos!
    good luck all!