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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Win a Set of Handmade Olive Branch Wreaths!

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 27, 2009 · 268 comments

Come browse the 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Gift Guide for unique gifts from mompreneurs, inventors, artists and companies that give back. With more than 70 exclusive coupon codes, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list!

Lindsay Olives WreathsLindsay Olives'
Handmade Olive Branch Wreaths

The first thing that struck me about my Lindsay Olives' Handmade Holiday Olive Branch Wreath was just how good it smelled when I opened the box. Then I was struck by just how pretty it is. I immediately hung it on our front door, but if I'd have received it closer to Thanksgiving, I would have loved to use it as a centerpiece with a candle holder in the center like the photo on their website.

This would make a lovely hostess gift for a holiday dinner, and even better, your gift will also help feed the hungry. Lindsay Olives donates all proceeds from the sales of the wreaths to Meals On Wheels. I love it when gift giving and helping others go hand in hand!

More About Bell-Carter Foods, Inc. and Lindsay Olives
Although they're now the largest producer of table olives in the U.S., Bell-Carter Foods, Inc. is still a family-run business that will never forget its roots -- roots that run deep and wide with the way they care about their employees, the community, the environment, and the olive trees that their growers harvest. And just like the olive tree, they believe in taking their time as they grow to ensure they never lose sight of their values.

Coupon Code: All proceeds donated to Meals on Wheels!
Shop Lindsay Olives' Handmade Wreaths

One lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win both a 14" and an 18" handmade olive branch wreath! Use one as a centerpiece for your table and the other for your front door or front gate, or keep one for yourself and give one as a gift.

To enter, tell me about your favorite holiday greenery. Do you use a real Christmas tree? Do you have poinsettias or swags on your windows?


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Describe your favorite holiday greenery. What do you decorate with? What do you love to see on other houses?

2. Become a fan of Deal Seeking Mom on Facebook. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Tweet the following on Twitter. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet!

Browse the 12 Days of Cmas Gift Guide & enter to win handmade olive branch wreaths from @dealseekingmom:

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

(1) winner: Set of 14" and 18" handmade olive branch wreaths

This giveaway ends at 7:59 a.m. EST on Saturday, 11/28. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!


1 Amanda November 27, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I follow on twitter and tweeted.

2 Kimberly November 27, 2009 at 6:03 pm

My favorite holiday greenery is the Christmas tree that we choose each year at the tree farm. It always fills our home with that beautiful scent that we love.
Thanks for the chance to win!

3 Kimberly November 27, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I'm an email subscriber!

4 DeeAnn S November 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm

I'm an email subscriber. Thanks.

5 Tamara B. November 27, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I love holly with the red berries it make everything sem so festive.

6 Tamara B. November 27, 2009 at 6:28 pm

I am a subscriber by email.

7 Mary November 27, 2009 at 6:30 pm

I had a rosemary plant shaped like a Christmas tree one time that smelled so good!!

8 Cindy November 27, 2009 at 6:30 pm

I use the fake stuff. I would love to have some real stuff. Thanks!

9 DeeAnn S November 27, 2009 at 6:30 pm

I love to see all the neighbors decorating for the holidays. It's refreshing to see the variety of lights and other decorations that go up every year. We don't do too much outside the house, but we do put up lots of goodies for the birds. Inside we go crazy. Every room has some decorations in it and it's fun deciding what go where each year cause we never put the same thing in the same place ( except the Christmas Tree) two years in a row. I'd love to add these wreaths to my decorations this year! Thanks.

10 Tamara B. November 27, 2009 at 6:30 pm

I am a fan of Deal Seeking Mom on Facebook

11 Sara R. November 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm

My favorite hoilday greenery is the pine sprigs we cut from my parents' yard (they live on land that used to be a christmas tree farm). We put it on the mantle, in the windows, everywhere we can, and it makes the house smell so nice.

12 Sara R. November 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I am also an RSS subscriber!

13 CharityAndersen November 27, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I absolutely love decorating with anything GREEN, but one of my favorites is the wonderful boughs we save from the Christmas tree! We always cut down our own tree and enjoy bringing home just a few extra feet for greenery to display throughout the house!!

14 Bridget November 27, 2009 at 6:59 pm

I love evergreen swags at Christmas time.

15 Bridget November 27, 2009 at 6:59 pm

I am an email subscriber.

16 TinaP November 27, 2009 at 7:01 pm

I use evergreen cuttings that I get from the tree lots and make centerpieces for my tables ( dinning room, end tables, coffee table). The fresh smell is though out the house!

17 Connie Corey November 27, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I love the greenery with little white lights that you string around a banister on a stair. So pretty!

18 Kim H November 27, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I have a funny olive grove story to share. :) When I was about 7 years old, I was hanging around with my dad while he was in the olive grove trimming a tree. My mom came out of the house & came over to us and she was boohooing.. "Ohhh noo... Im going to be 30!! Im going to be 30 this year.. Ohhhh noooo booohooo hooo hoo..." and back off to the house she went.. LOL Im 48 years old now & I remember that as clearly as if it happened this morning...

As far as greenery goes.. Im afraid I use fake stuff these days.. Years ago, I used to take my kids into the North Texas pastures to find free "Christmas trees." Every year we'd find our beauty and I'd drag that thing back home, put it & we'd all decorate it. Also, every year, I'd break out in these horrible red burning bumps all along my arms, sometimes face & torso.. I thought it was from the pointy little prickly leaves it had..
Many years after doing this for close to 20 years I had to get allergy tested.. 2 things really stood out.. Im allergic to dust.. and CEDAR trees.. which of course is what our Christmas trees were! :)

19 Kim H November 27, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Im already signed up for your emails.. thank God & thank YOU!!

20 Kim H November 27, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Im already a Facebook fan!! :)

21 Linda Kish November 27, 2009 at 7:29 pm

We use an artifical tree each year and have to put it up high so the dogs stay out of it. I love a beautiful wreath. I enjoy looking at outdoor light displays.

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22 Linda Kish November 27, 2009 at 7:29 pm

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23 Paula November 27, 2009 at 7:44 pm

There is a house down the street that has lighted wreaths with beautiful red ribbons hanging off each window. It is beautiful. But how the heck are they getting those suckers to hang off the window? Suction cups? I haven't caught them outside yet or I will ask next time I am walking by.

24 Luci November 27, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Hello Tara and everyone.
I have a fake tree. We use to cut our own tree every year when I lived North, in Michigan. I now live in Florida so needless to say that does not happen here. And, people do not decorate their homes much here either. Which is something I really miss. There are only two tree lots in our area and one is at Home Depot. I decorate my home with fake garland greens and strings of cranberrys wrapped in them and white lights. I love to trim the fence and house inside and out with this. My mailbox and mailbox pole also. I have a small wire tree, wrapped in grape vines which I string with fresh fruit, popcorn and whole peanuts. Then I add pine cones rolled in peanutbutter and dipped in birdseed,and a few bulbs for color. Then the kritters here come around and eat off the tree. The squrils eat the peanuts, we dont have acorns. The birds eat the seed off the pine cones, and the other critters eat the fruits. I buy pinecones sented with cinnamon or pine scents and burn candles to keep that smell of the Holiday in the house. I put candlesticks in the windows. Glade has Christmas scents out this year. :) , Tara, I have been a subscriber to your website for a while. I try to look at it everyday for updates. Happy Holidays Everyone, May you all be blessed with good health. Luci

25 Judy Dunnett November 27, 2009 at 7:46 pm

I became a fan on Facebook. We have Christmas at my stepdaughter's house, she cleans and decorates and I do the cooking ... I'd trade cooking for cleaning any day.

Fake tree, fake wreath ):

26 Becca C. November 27, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Fan on Facebook and RSS! You always have great deals!

27 Deborah November 27, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I am an email subscriber!

28 Deb November 27, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I love the smell of fresh cut cedar and pine. Plastic just doesn't cut it!

29 jennifer November 27, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I love all greenery, as it seems you can get away with keeping it out a little longer! I don't really decorate all that much, since when I do, it looks like something has just been growing in my house...... so, this would be awesome to win, to take the guesswork out of what to do! Thanks for the chance!

30 jennifer November 27, 2009 at 8:16 pm

i subscribe to deal seeking mom via e-mail!

31 Nikki November 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Currently all of my holiday greenery is fake, but I would really like a fresh wreath or two!

32 Nikki November 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm

I am a subscriber to your RSS feed

33 Nancy November 27, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I love ropes of greenery decorated with ribbons and/or lights.

34 Nancy November 27, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I am an e-mail subscriber.

35 Catherine November 27, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I swag fresh greens on my front stairway and love the scent it greets my guests.

36 Kathy S. November 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I grew up in South Carolina and had a big Magnolia tree in our front yard. My mom and I would make wreaths and centerpieces out of the leaves and other greenery. I'm in Ohio now so I miss that but still enjoy the memory!

37 Kathy S. November 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I'm a fan on FB.

38 Maggie November 27, 2009 at 9:16 pm

I love all types of greenery in the winter. It always reminds me of spring during gray and cold winter days!

39 Martha November 27, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I love holly and frazier firs for greenery.

40 Stephanie November 27, 2009 at 9:58 pm

I like anything festive and green, but my favorite is the Christmas tree itself !

41 kk November 27, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Pine is my favorite. Thanks!

42 anoo November 27, 2009 at 10:08 pm

love anything green....:)

43 Some Lucky Dog November 27, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I love garlands with sparkly white lights, big bows, and ornaments. I put them up on all my windows. To make it easy I've put small nails at the top of the window frame so that the head is almost all the way down (we have wood wrapped windows). You can't see them looking up so they stay there all the time. I've marked each garland with where it goes and I leave a looped string where it hangs on the nails. Makes it easy to put them up and take them down.

44 Some Lucky Dog November 27, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Facebook fan (Cindy Brooks)

45 Christy November 27, 2009 at 10:27 pm

I just became a fan on Facebook. I love the wreaths!!

46 Some Lucky Dog November 27, 2009 at 10:27 pm
47 Some Lucky Dog November 27, 2009 at 10:28 pm

e-mail subscriber

Thanks, these are beautiful wreaths!

48 Lindsey November 27, 2009 at 10:32 pm

I use the fake stuff, so I'd love to have something real. My grandmother volunteers for Meals on Wheels every week, so she would feel so proud to have one too!

49 Jennifer Suckow November 27, 2009 at 10:36 pm

I subscribe!

50 Jennifer Suckow November 27, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I love to use the trimmings from a live tree to make little bundles that I can hang in the windows.

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