Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Ohmygosh! Are You Ready? (We can help!)

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Christmas is fast approaching! Are you ready?!

Well, fear not, because Cool Moms Rule is, and we're going to help you get organized this holiday season with tips, tricks, special deals and giveaways all designed to do away with holiday stress!

Tomorrow, Cool Moms Rule's own Viv will be live (sorta) via podcast, asking those expert chefs over at Butterball just how much turkey is enough to feed her hungry family (plus tasty leftovers for the next day's sandwiches).

We want to send an extra "thank you" out to the Butterball folks, who went above and beyond to answer Viv's question--when they found out she didn't have her own personal ipod shuffle to listen to the podcast (Viv was planning on sneaking away with one of her boys' MP3's), Butterball sent her an ipod shuffle of her very own! And they even put their own special "Happy Holidays from Butterball" right down the side to commemorate the event!

So, obviously, Cool Moms Rule is suggesting you go right out and get a Butterball turkey for Thanksgiving this year! = )

Remember, you can catch Viv's question, and others, via the Butterball Turkey hotline podcat tomorrow, via Butterball.com (or you can subscribe to the podcast and others Butterball has to offer via itunes).

But that's not all we have for you! Oh no. Because right after Thanksgiving, you'll want to get out all those holiday cards, won't you? (okay, maybe "want" isn't the operative word here). Bet you aren't looking forward to addressing all of those now, are you?

Don't fret! Cool Moms Rule has asked the fantastic folks over at the Colour me Family website to give you a hand with all your holiday mailouts. Over at Colour me Family, you can personalize your holiday address labels with just a few clicks! You can create cute cartoon faces with the right hair and features for Dad, Mom, sons, daughters, babies, everyone in your family! You can even pick a special background for your cutie patooties! Viv discovered this simply sensational site surfing the internet, and she wrote to let the Colour me Family folks know how much she enjoyed their labels. They really came through for us:

Colour me Family are offering the winner of our next giveaway a customized family address set of 60 personalized labels free!

Here's how to enter the getaway:

Write a short comment below this post letting us know what about the coming holiday season has you most stressed this year!

Maybe you fear the long-standing family feud between Uncle Fester and Auntie Em will come to a head right at your dinner table! Maybe your dog has a habit of trying to snare the Thanksgiving turkey, or your cat likes to pounce on the ornament-laden Christmas tree!

Just let us know below (please remember to include an email address), and you could win the free personalized label set from Colour me Family!

We'll announce the winner on Monday, November 12th. There, now, aren't you feeling less stressed already? Good. That's what we're here for!

Update: We have a winner! Thanks to Kris B., who won our Colour Me Family labels.


Rachel said...

What an awesome thing for Butterball to do! We use a Butterball Turkey every year!! I can't wait to check this out.

Thanks for the useful links and GREAT information. I know this will come in handy this holiday season for me and lots of other moms and dads!!

me said...

Thanks for the kudos, Rachel! Don't forget to add your comment on
what has you most stressed this holiday season, for a chance to win a set of personalized address labels from Colour me Family!

Caryn said...

I will try to keep this short : )

Every year hubbie and I alternate spending Thanksgiving/Christmas with our respective families (each in different states). We spent 8 months overseas and missed out on last year's rotation. This year we were supposed to fly out of state to visit hubbies family. We have a new baby and when we were pregnant earlier this year we told them we would not be flying with the baby until he was older. Well, of course they were very disappointed they weren't going to see our little boy. Unfortunately one of the cousins had a baby the day after our little one was born and is flying back for Thanksgiving. Needless to say we expect much more prodding from the family as they continually try to get us to change our minds. We also know that we won't hear the end of it (probably not until we show up with our baby!)

CrystalGB said...

What has me stressed is preparing the holiday meals for my large family. My mom just had surgery and won't be able to do a lot.

Wendy said...

What has me stressed about this year's holidays is the grief we're going to get from my husband's mother for not spending Christmas with them because my father is flying 1000 miles to be with us. Since Mom passed, Dad's alone, and he wants uninterrupted time with his grandchildren, one of whom he's never even met yet. (The inlaws live 15 minutes away and see us all the time.) She'll probably cry to my husband that the rest of his family has also traveled far to see us and it won't be fair to them if we don't go over, and I'll be stuck in the middle between my husband wanting to keep his mother happy and my father not wanting to lose a moment of his 10-day visit to someone else.

Rachel said...

Guess I missed the part about what has me most stressed.

That would be all the traveling and the fact that it's possibly two of our family member's last holiday seasons. yep, that'd be it.

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