Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Comfort Cross Review & Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED (as of Friday, 04/22 at MIDNIGHT)! 
Thank You to all who entered! I really enjoyed reading all of your comments below! I wish I had one for all of you, but I only had 1 to giveaway...
 
The Winner is Brandy McAmis!
You have 24 hours to send me an email at media@frugalfabulousfinds.com to claim your prize, OR I get to choose another winner!
 
I STILL HAVE 1 COMFORT CROSS TO GIVEAWAY!!! Soo...I am going to extend this giveaway for just 1 more day! You have until this evening, Friday, April 22nd to enter!

I recently joined this great blogging program for fellow bloggers to promote and review products called Business 2 Blogger. Through this great program, they connect you (the blogger) with companies who want you to try their products for free in exchange for a review! Pretty cool, right?

Well, I was selected by a company to try out their product! My Comfort Cross chose me as one of the bloggers to review their product! http://mycomfortcross.com/

So what is the product?
An attractive handcrafted cross made from Olive wood. The cross comes inside a beautiful red velveteen bag with a card explaining the significance of the comfort cross and this verse: “When I am afraid. I will trust in you.” – Psalm 56:3.


Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, it is perfect for taking with you anywhere...

The cross is smooth to the touch, and a perfect reminder to have faith in God. It is small enough where you could take it with you in your purse, back pack, diaper back, etc. You could keep it in the car, on your desk or by your bedside.



A close up of the card

The Olivewood Cross
Comfort Crosses are individually carved from a single unique piece of beautifully grained olive wood pruned from the olive trees around Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus.
Christians have been carving crosses like this for hundreds of years, originally for pilgrims and more recently tourists visiting the Holy Land. Each craftsman receives a fair price to support their family and Christian community. The Comfort Cross is designed to fit comfortably into the palm of your hand as an aid to prayer or meditation. Ideal as your spiritual companion for easing children's fears, comforting worries and stresses of adults and focusing the prayer of the sick and elderly.

What's really great about this company?
Their mission is to help Christians in Bethlehem. This is a story they sent to me below:
Issa is a Christian living on the outskirts of Bethlehem and has been carving crosses and religious items his whole life to support his wife and three children. Twenty years ago my mother met Issa on a visit to Bethlehem and began importing his olive wood handicrafts. With the decline in Bethlehem tourism, Issa and other Christian Artisans are struggling. Our aim is to support them by providing a market for olive wood crosses direct to Christians in America.

Purchasing comfort crosses and other handicrafts made by local Christians in Bethlehem who are paid a fair price for their work both provides yourself with a beautiful natural reminder of Jesus Christ but also supports the presence of Christians in the land of Christ.

How much do they cost?
If you go to their site, you can buy individual crosses for $6, a pair for $11 or in packs of ten for $40. Comfort Crosses can be used for fundraising and giveaways at just $3 each, see the website for all the details.


If you go to this link, you can purchase 2 crosses with cards and bag and postage within the US for $12, a $2 discount.


OR you can win one in the giveaway below! I am giving away 2 crosses to my readers!


Comfort Crosses make a wonderful gift to say “thanks” or “I care” to your pastors, priests, bible study groups, prayer groups or any family member or friend in need of a little boost in faith. Also, Easter is coming up and this would be a perfect gift to that special someone for the holiday! Comfort Crosses are also available for fundraisers!


Visit MyComfortCross.com to find out more information on their crosses and about the wonderful service they are doing for others!

Now comes the GIVEAWAY…
Two lucky readers will each receive one Comfort Cross of their very own to keep or give as a gift!


MANDATORY ENTRY: All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what you like about the comfort cross or any gift ideas you have for the comfort cross!

Bonus (please leave additional comment):
1. Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Follow me on Twitter & Tweet about this giveaway
3. Like "My Comfort Cross" on Facebook
4. Share this giveaway on Facebook


This giveaway will end on Friday, April 8, 2011 Friday, April 22, at 11:59 PM! Thank you for entering and GOOD LUCK!!! I look forward to reading all the comments :)

33 comments:

  1. This would be a perfect gift for my friend who is having twins.

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  2. This is so nice. Love it. I would keep it. I love the look of it too.

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  3. Okay ladies! Since you two were the only ones that commented...please email me your Name & mailing address and you will be a sent your very own Comfort Cross :)

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  4. I love it!
    It would be so nice and such A "comfort" to have.

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  5. My family is going through a very rough time. My husband was in a car accident (he is physically OK, but emotionally...) This would be great to remind him that he is never alone.

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  6. Olive wood feels alive to me and is a reat reminder that the Spirit is alive in all of us.

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  7. Since I don't know anything about tweeting I guess I will go to their website to see about buying one for my Mom who I am sure would cherish it.

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  8. If I was to win this, I would give it to my amazing sister who was just diagnosed with lupus and is having a very hard time. She could use a little comfort right now. This is also significant since she just moved across country and is still looking for the perfect church and prayer group.

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  9. i would love to have a cross,they are so beautiful.

    trina huneycutt

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  10. trina huneycutt-continue my comment.my dad passed away recently and i wold like to give my mom one of these.

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  11. This cross would be a piece that could bring comfort to my husband and I who are dealing with infertility and adoption. It is a difficult process that requires strength and faith to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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  12. This would be the perfect gift for a lady at my church who is going thru some tough times. She just survived a battle with cancer, now her husband has lost his job.

    Penny Fernandez

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  13. That is so pretty! Small enough to fit into the frailest hands, showing those that Jesus loves them and to remind them of the suffering he did on the cross for us! A sign of peace.

    Thank you for offering the giveaway on Frugal Fabulous Finds! (I'm a follower)

    Sincerely,
    Glastetter Farms

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  14. I would give this to my friend who just had a life threatning experience....it would comfort her in many ways.
    Barb

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  15. My mom would love this!!!!

    ~Lacie

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  16. I would love to give this to my kids as they go to college in September.... One gets homesick easily... Mama's boy lol

    Janet Treaster McDonald

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  17. I just lost my grandpa who i was always very close with. Im having a really rough time and im tryinh to remember god takes those he needs but I misss him so much. He was such an amazing person and I wasnt readyvto say good bye.

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  18. This could be a comfort to all that know and understand Christ lives in us and promises us life everlasting. It is a beautiful gift.

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  19. I'm following you on twitter and I tweeted! pennyspeeps!

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  20. I love the story behind the cross maker and his devotion to his craft for his family. I think it's a beautiful piece! The only suggestion I would have (not that there is anything wrong with this one because it's great!) Is to maybe include a variety of verses to select from so if it is sent for comfort, joy, new parents, sympathy, etc the recipient will have a reference point for the gospel they need. I would use this cross to share the joy of the Lord with my school aged daughter so she could use it to spread the word to family and friends through her wooden cross.

    Kristin Stitt

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  21. Everyone needs a bit of comfort.

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  22. I posted on facebook too. I'm a fb friend. Kim Sardo

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  23. My son would love this...he wears my rosart beads.

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  24. The crosses are beautiful! I would love to have one. But, if I did have one right now, I would give it to my sister. She is such a beautiful person, all the way to her soul. I have always said that she is my guardian angel. God gave her to my parents so that she would be there from the day I was born. She was just given custody of twin newborn babies. I couldn't be happier for her but I am even more happy for those babies. They have no idea how much they will be loved and taken care of. She prays for those babies endlessly.

    If I had the cross, I would give it to her so that she always knows that it is ok to be afraid because God is always with her and will never put on her more than she can bare.

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  25. I would love to have this gift for my daughters room. I would hang it above her door in her room, my aunt says that when you do this it blesses the room

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  26. The Comfort Cross is beautiful! I would love to win one. I collect crosses because I love the Lord.
    http://www.facebook.com/carole.p.barrett#!/carole.p.barrett

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  27. would be great for my kids when they are scared or worried about something

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  28. It is always a blessing to get a gift so beautiful But its a much better Blessing to give one!!!! you are blessed!

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