Holiday Giveaway: Win A Vintage Typewriter Key Bookmark!

by Alicia Sparks on December 13, 2011

You really have no idea how difficult it's going to be to NOT keep this for myself.

UPDATE: Friday, December 23, 2011: The giveaway winner was randomly drawn Tuesday night and has been notified. Give a big congratulations to Grace, and be sure to visit her fantastic site, Subplots by Grace at!

UPDATE: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 11:59: The giveaway is over and comments have been closed. Check back later for the winner announcement!

Guess what, Sparklings!

Not only have I taken my own holiday shopping advice for writer gifts, but the gift I’ve purchased is for YOU!

That’s right: is hosting what I plan will be an annual Christmahanakwanzika Giveaway!

(I hesitate to use the word “contest,” as there’s really not much more to it than entering the drawing.)

Not sure what to buy the writer in your life? Or, yourself? Check out the Gift Buying Guide: 25 Gift Ideas For Writers

Up for grabs is this ridiculously awesome typewriter key from Krinkled Gifts and Novelties. It was taken straight from a 20th century typewriter and repurposed as a bookmark. The key features the ampersand (&) on one end and the number seven (7) on the other. I chose this key for you because I know many of you are both writers & readers (get it?) and the number seven is considered lucky in many cultures.

Sure, your freelance writing career takes a lot of hard work, but who couldn’t use a little luck in the coming year? ๐Ÿ™‚

To enter the drawing, all you have to do is:

  • Be a citizen (or have a mailing address) in the United States or Canada.
  • Leave a comment telling me which book would meet your bookmark first. You have until 11:59 p.m. EST, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 – that’s one week.
  • Before sending your comment, make sure you include your real e-mail address in the section that asks for it. This wonโ€™t be visible to the public; only to me, who needs it in order to contact the winner.
  • Say a little prayer that your name is drawn from the hat (yes, that’s the method I use).
  • Check your e-mail on the morning of Wednesday, December 21 to see if you won! I’ll also post the name of the winner at the top of this post, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back just in case your winning e-mail gets lost.

Simple enough, right?

Let’s go!

Photo Courtesy: Krinkled


J.T Dabbagian December 13, 2011 at 6:13 pm

The current book that I’m reading is “BioShock: Rapture,”
which for once ISN’T a social media book….Although I will say I’m currently reading Falls & Decker’s “No Bullshit Social Media,” but since that’s on my Kindle, I can’t really bookmark it with a material item…lol.

Tania Dakka December 13, 2011 at 10:30 pm

My bookmark would meet Cialdini’s Psychology of Influence first:) And that is because it ISN’T offered on Kindle. LOL

Laura December 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

What a treat this bookmark would get, if it could hold the pages of the next book I am reading, Queen Isabella – Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir.

Grace December 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Hi Alicia, What a cool idea. I love vintage things. I’m reading “Volcano: A Hawaiian Memoir” and the author’s name escapes me at present. I’m at work and the book is in the car. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for a great blog and a sweet gift.

Callie December 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Awesome! Consider me entered. I think the first book I’d use the key for would probably be “The Hunger Games.” I’ve asked for it for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ I heard about the book a while back, but didn’t really get interested in it until I saw the movie preview. Now I really want to read it!

Ashley December 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm

The Bible. I’ve set a goal to read it during 2012.

Julie December 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Mine was inspired by a movie, too – “The Help.” I loved it so much I picked up the book the other day. Good thing I didn’t get it on Kindle, LOL! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Amanda D. December 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I would use this bookmark for the Hunger Games book that I am getting ready to start reading.

Edited to remove user’s email from public.

Josh T. December 20, 2011 at 10:37 am

The Grammar Devotional! I finally bought a copy! I’d use the key to mark my place each day!

Christopher December 20, 2011 at 11:06 am

The Harry Potter books. I’ve read them all, but my kids bought me a box set for my birthday so I’m going to re-read them. Or, maybe I should leave those in the box set and keep them nice and mint?! Consider me entered still please? HA!

Ann December 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

Hmm…for such a vintage item, I’d use it with a vintage book. Maybe something of Jane Austen’s ๐Ÿ™‚

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