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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 Michele November 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm

I just LOVE this wreath idea. I'd have to say that anything real (live) is the best - a live tree, pots of rosemary. I'll have to add olive wreaths to my list! I've been trying to grow them for years.

2 heidih November 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm

I love all things natural!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pine branches, pine cones, etc.
I would love to have these wreaths - they could be up all yr.

3 heidih November 27, 2009 at 10:46 pm

I am an e-mail subscriber.

4 Heather November 27, 2009 at 11:04 pm

I love decorating with "found" greens: picking up the trimmings from the bottom of the christmas tree and making it into a wreath, magnolia leaves, palms, holly, etc. My children and I take walks to see what we can find.

5 Laura November 27, 2009 at 11:07 pm

My new "green" decoration this year is hanging small wreaths from long strips of fabric in the windows of our kitchenette. Each wreath will have a small bird ornament perched in the wreath. They are so simple yet add a special Christmas touch.

6 Chrissy November 27, 2009 at 11:08 pm

My favorite holiday greenery is the classic pine boughs. I decorate with pine wreaths, swags, and of course, the Christmas tree. I love to see swooping pine boughs on people's porches.

7 Laura November 27, 2009 at 11:09 pm

just became a fan on facebook!

8 Chrissy November 27, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I'm happy to be an e-mail subscriber of Deal Seeking Mom!

9 carol lambert November 27, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Pine cones, and swags are so festive. Olive wreaths sound lovely.

10 Valerie November 27, 2009 at 11:16 pm

I like all evergreens, but a couple of long-needle branches tied together with pine cones attached makes a wonderful spray for the front door.

11 Valerie November 27, 2009 at 11:17 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

12 Whitney November 27, 2009 at 11:19 pm

We get a real Christmas tree each year. I also like to use the extra branches around my nativity on the piano.

13 Casey November 27, 2009 at 11:21 pm

I typically use pine wreaths/broughs to decorate with and have never thought to use olive!

14 Casey November 27, 2009 at 11:21 pm

I follow on fb.

15 Casey November 27, 2009 at 11:23 pm

I subscribe via email.

16 Denise November 27, 2009 at 11:25 pm

The house just wouldn't be the same without pine wreaths and swags. Love greenery!

17 Denise November 27, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Already subscribed!

18 Denise November 27, 2009 at 11:26 pm

I'm a FB Fan!

19 gretchen November 27, 2009 at 11:47 pm

I love pointsettas....we were married at Christmastime, and have some silk ones that were in my wedding bouquet. We re-purposed them in a little wooden sleigh with other greenery....every year I'm reminded of my wedding day as we decorate!

20 gretchen November 27, 2009 at 11:47 pm

and I subscribe to the feed!

21 Lisa November 27, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Since my childhood my absolute favorite Christmas green was princess pine. My Dad and I would go out looking for it growing in the woods around our log home and drape it over the fireplace mantel. These wreaths look gorgeous, too! I just finished teaching my children about ancient Greece and about how they used olive branch wreaths for olympiad prizes. Wouldn't it be neat to have one on our door!

22 Lisa November 27, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Oh, and I subscribe!

23 Tracy November 28, 2009 at 12:28 am

I enjoy the fresh smell of pine wreaths and swag out on our front porch!

24 jen November 28, 2009 at 12:29 am

We hang a large wreath outside on our chimney and shine a spotlight on it. I like simple decorations like these wreaths. jenmizener at gmail dot com

25 Tracy November 28, 2009 at 12:29 am

I am an email subscriber! Thanks for all your hard work!

26 jen November 28, 2009 at 12:29 am

I'm an e-mail subscriber. jenmizener at gmail dot com

27 Sharon W November 28, 2009 at 1:57 am

We used an artificial tree until it was finally time to get rid of it. We will be buying a real tree this year and I have evergreen trees in my yard to cut from to decorate.

28 Sharon W November 28, 2009 at 2:00 am
29 Sharon W November 28, 2009 at 2:00 am

I am a facebook fan

30 Sharon W November 28, 2009 at 2:01 am

I am an email subscriber

31 Sharon W November 28, 2009 at 2:01 am

I follow with Google Reader

32 Cat November 28, 2009 at 2:13 am

I love the smell of pine trees. Decorating the tree each year is very exciting.

33 Thi November 28, 2009 at 2:40 am

Our Christmas tree as nothing beats that wonderful smell. Also, we hang real mistletoes around the house :)

34 Lori Z. November 28, 2009 at 5:50 am

I'm a cedar freak. While at the farmer's market last week I asked the local Christmas tree grower if she had any cedars and she looked at me in disbelief as she replied, "we have them growing all over the place but none in the farm." Looks like it's a cedar wreath only for us this year...

35 Lori Z. November 28, 2009 at 5:51 am

I subscribe via email

36 Lynn November 28, 2009 at 7:32 am

I love holly and real cedar branches mixed together and any kind of berries for added color. I change my decorations each year. That keeps it interesting for me to decorate and a little challenging. I would love to win the olive wreaths. I have never tried that greenery before so that would really be a treat!

37 Lynn November 28, 2009 at 7:32 am

I am a subscriber already. I love your blog!

38 Andy November 28, 2009 at 7:36 am

We like to decorate with pine garlands and evergreen wreaths on our doors. We use real greenery on our doors and fake wreaths in the windows - they last longer and no one is near enough to smell them like the real ones on the doors. Plus it is a greener thing to do as they can be used every year. They are going on their 12th season now. My wife hangs them from the inside of the windows and they stay in great condition that way.

39 Andy November 28, 2009 at 7:36 am

I am a subscriber to your blog. Thanks!

40 HEather November 28, 2009 at 8:15 am

My kids without fail every year bring me home pieces of mistletoe from school. I put a piece of red ribbon around it and hang it in the door way. This is my favorite greenery and our fresh tree is my second favorite.

41 Sue November 28, 2009 at 8:15 am

I subscribe!

42 Sue November 28, 2009 at 8:16 am

My favorite greenery at the holidays is mistletoe - even though I know it is detrimental to the foliage it lives on, it is the only greens I know of requiring me to be kissed!

43 jean November 28, 2009 at 8:37 am

pine branches

44 Heather November 28, 2009 at 8:47 am

My mom always bought pine roping when we picked up our Christmas tree. In years past I've tried using the artificial pine roping, but it just isn't the same. The real stuff has such a fantastic smell and has an obviously natural appearance.

45 Tracie Merritt November 28, 2009 at 10:52 am

When we first moved to South Carolina I was taken back by all the
Magnolia Trees, Camilla bushes and holly trees that were green in the middle of winter.I have a Old Victorian house so we gathered up all those magnolia leaves and made wreathes for every window.How beautiful they were.We also put holly on all the mantels which by the way we have four.An we enjoy fresh camillas
in vases year around.

46 Sarah November 28, 2009 at 11:09 am

I subscribe via RSS

47 Sarah November 28, 2009 at 11:11 am

I get free trimmings from Lowes' and create wreaths and little bunches of greenery to decorate my candelabras.

48 julia November 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm

While we're picking out our tree, I also load up on free greenery from Lowe's to decorate the mantles and tops of bookshelves. It makes the living room smell so good!

49 julia November 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm

I also subscribe to your RSS feed!

50 Adrianne November 28, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I have a thrifty was of using greenery... I gather the cuttings from when we get our Christmas tree and put them on the top of our book shelves and on the entry table. Great holiday color, smell and it's FREE!!

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