Personalized Ornament Giveaway - AlongCameASpider

>> Friday, November 22, 2013

Finding Along Came A Spider etsy shop was a happy accident for me.  One of my oldest and dearest friends was starting her life with her long time sweetheart.  They've been together for almost 10 years and will be celebrating their first official Christmas together as a family unit.  That is pretty special.  What could I get to help them celebrate this occasion?

Well, my research quickly brought me to custom ornaments.  While researching personalized ornaments, I found the Along Came a Spider etsy shop.  It is a shop filled with whimsy and fantasy, bright colors and happy designs.  There are personalized polymer clay ornaments that are meant to impress and custom designed polymer clay cake toppers that are designed to wow.

Along with offering polymer clay fairy tale characters, milestone ornaments, pirates, mermaids, princesses, policemen, doctors and firefighters, Peg, the owner of the shop, offers personalized designs.  This is what I contacted her about. 

Peg responded to my inquiry immediately.  I sent her pictures of my dear friends and told her what I wanted.  That is, a tall red head man and a small thin brunette with medium hair.  I also asked her to put a snowboard in the picture.  Only four days later, I had a first draft picture in my inbox.

I asked Peg if she could add a dog and change the color and shape of the snowboard.  The very next day I had a 2nd draft and final product.  I was blown away.  It was perfect! 
In fact, I liked the ornament so much that I ordered another one for my sister and her husband.  I just couldn't help it.

Although there were many styles to choose from, I went with the exact same style, but different people.  I chose the outfits and sent pictures of the people.

Again, Peg sent over a first draft and I made changes.  I truly wonder if I am extra picky or if everyone does that.  I had her change my brother-in-law's build, making him taller and wider, as well as his hair color. She very quickly sent me the final draft, which I adore. 

As we all know, the story didn't end there.  I kept wanting to order more, haha.  These were addictive!  That is when I asked Peg if I could offer to give away a personal ornament to one of YOU.

That's right, you could potentially win a FREE ornament for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

I am so excited about this!

I'm going to finish up my review and then let you know a bit more about how you can enter this fun holiday giveaway.

There is a reason why this Etsy store has 5/5 stars in almost 200 reviews.  Peg creates beautiful, fun and friendly personalized ornaments and cake toppers at an affordable price.  This will be my go-to Christmas gift for newlyweds and milestone occasions. 

There is very little information given about the etsy shop or about Peg.  I always enjoy reading about the inspiration and background of Etsy shop owners and Peg did not provide this.

Since Along Came a Spider has almost 700 sales and extremely good reviews, it is less important that Peg provide this information, but it would have been a nice touch. 

- High quality, creative product.
- Affordable price for a small gift.
- Quick response and processing time.
- Friendly response.  Peg shared with me that she recently adopted a puppy that looked similar to my friends' new pup.  She was a pleasure to work with!
- Incredibly open to feedback during personalization.  I felt a bit bad asking for so many modifications.  Peg responded positively and quickly, making the ornaments just as I desired.

.{ BUY IT }
- Purchase from Along Came a Spider, here.

{ WIN IT }

One lucky reader will win one Along Came a Spider ornament of their choice!!! (valued at $25 or less)

Contest is open in the United States only! All entries must be received by 11:59pm pacific time on Tuesday, November 27, 2013.  In order for a Christmas delivery, please order by December 5th.  A winner will be chosen at random. I will notify the winner on November 27, 2013 via email (please respond within 48 hours). I will also announce the winner on this blog. If you do ond within 48 hours, I will pick another winner. I have not received a sample item for this review. This review reflects my unbiased opinion.

**Good luck everyone!

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Congratulations, entry #29, Terri Moore - You are the WINNER!


Neslihan November 22, 2013 at 6:55 PM  

So pretty. I loved the snowman and the gingerbreadmen designs...

mom2threeangels November 22, 2013 at 9:15 PM  

I love how cute they are, and so many different designs too!

L8NiteRowWL aka Betsy November 22, 2013 at 10:24 PM  

These are so cute! I love the ginger bread themes for the holidays. The pirates boy stuff is so adorable! Everything is well done.

Anonymous,  November 23, 2013 at 4:32 AM  

I love these ornaments! The makers must be very talented, I can't even imagine the work that goes into making so many!

Paisley Knight November 23, 2013 at 11:27 AM  

I am actually answering the question you asked for us to comment on:

If I had to choose one on her etsy page, I would go with the Milestone Fox and Heart ornament. BUT I would love one like the one you ordered for your friends, but of me and my boyfriend :)

Thank you for the giveaway!

Paisley Knight November 23, 2013 at 11:32 AM  

I blogged about your Giveaway!

(let me know if you want me to add any extra info!)

Jenna Freeman,  November 23, 2013 at 5:19 PM  

I love that there are so many different ornaments to choose from and that they are all handmade with love and you can tell. They would make the best Christmas presents for every type.

Christy Maurer November 23, 2013 at 6:35 PM  

I love how detailed the ornaments are.

Angela snoozy November 23, 2013 at 10:34 PM  

I really like that the ornaments are really one-of-a-kind. Pretty cool!

Jennifer MorrisHWP November 23, 2013 at 11:04 PM  

They are very pretty and in multi-races!! yay!

RG,  November 24, 2013 at 3:11 PM  

They are so cute and individual!

Natalie November 24, 2013 at 4:38 PM  

I love how they have ornaments of specific jobs, like a doctor.

Katie Klein November 24, 2013 at 5:22 PM  

I love the Polymer Clay Snowman Milestone Christmas Ornament w Date 2013 Snowman Top Hat.

Katie Klein November 24, 2013 at 5:23 PM  

So many wonderful choices to pick from!

calichristy2 November 24, 2013 at 6:47 PM  

Polymer Clay Milestone Cake Topper Fairy Mermaid Seahorse Sand Ocean Flowers Daisy Birthday totally cute for my daughter

calichristy2 November 24, 2013 at 6:48 PM  

the ornaments are so unique and original so cute and handmade.

Sheila Hickmon November 25, 2013 at 12:26 PM  

Those are so cute! I would love the Fairy Mermaid Seahorse Sand Ocean Flowers Daisy Birthday ornament.

Jai B. November 25, 2013 at 11:13 PM  

All of them are really cute and different. They would make lovely Christmas presents

Krystal,  November 26, 2013 at 9:50 AM  

I really love how adorable they are and that they are so unique.

Adriane November 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM  

I love the karate boy - my son is a Senior White belt and would get a real kick out of it - no pun intended!

DropDeadMegs November 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM  

I love how unique they are! I can find one that represents my fiancee and I, which is awesome for our tree.

megan November 26, 2013 at 4:41 PM  

I love how you can use them in multiple ways

Robyn B.,  November 26, 2013 at 7:41 PM  

The pirates boy stuff is so adorable...I would pick something for my nephew since he loves pirates.

Birdhouse Books November 27, 2013 at 7:42 PM  

I love how unique and whimsical these ornaments are!

penelope stitch stop November 27, 2013 at 8:52 PM  

Polymer Clay Milestone Christmas Ornament Snow Family Black Lab Baby Toddler Snowman

Personalized Ornaments April 18, 2014 at 12:39 AM  

I like this concept. I visited your blog for the first time and just been your fan. Keep posting as I am gonna come to read it everyday!!

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