Giveaway: Breastmilk Pendant – $75 ARV CLOSED

April 22nd, 2012 by Dionna | 111 Comments
Posted in Carnival of Weaning, Closed, Feed with Love and Respect, natural parenting, Reviews and Giveaways

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This is a giveaway of a $75 Gift Certificate for a Hollyday Designs Breastmilk Pendant, a visual keepsake to wear yourself and then pass on to your child. One lucky reader will win a gift certificate for $75! Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

About Hollyday Designs and Breastmilk Jewelry

Holly of Hollyday Designs knows how beautiful the breastfeeding relationship is. She also knows what it means for it to end. She writes:

Breastfeeding has changed my life, expanded my mind, and connected me to my boys in ways I could have never imagined. I am so very passionate about my children and amazed that my milk has helped them grow so beautifully. What an extraordinary power to MAKE MILK, and I would do anything to preserve that forever. . . . To see that precious milk preserved forever is beautiful to me and I hope you agree.

While breastfeeding is a much lauded and celebrated experience, weaning does not always enjoy such positivity. The weaning process can be bittersweet for a number of reasons. Finding a way to commemorate and celebrate weaning can leave both mama and child with a much happier outlook.

Hollyday Designs offers several different types of breastmilk pendants that you can wear on a necklace, as well as a breastmilk pendant bracelet and a breastmilk pendant ring. These pendants will “last as a visual keepsake that you can pass to your children as they become parents.”

Holly offers a variety of pendants. For those of us who love a splash of color, you can choose the pendant that I opted for – a pendant in a bezel stamped setting. You can ask Holly for a certain color background, or you can send in your own paper. I had two pretty pieces of scrapbook paper that I thought would be gorgeous backgrounds, and I sent both in – you can see the fronts of my pendants in the picture above.

Your bezel color can be sterling plate or antiqued copper, and Holly will stamp a name and/or date on the back of the pendant. I decided to go ahead and get two pendants, one is stamped with Kieran, the other with Ailia. While Ailia is still far, far from weaning at almost 5 months old, I took advantage of Holly’s half price offer for a second pendant.

For anyone who would like to order a second item in Holly’s shop, she has a buy one get one half price policy.

hollyday vintage filigree locket milk pendant

The vintage filigree locket pendant in Holly’s shop is gorgeous, and I thought long and hard about getting this one. I love antique (and antique-looking) jewelry, and this locket is so sweet! Holly chose this locket for mamas who want something more discreet.


Other pendants come in petite or large sizes, you can choose round, oval, square or rectangle. For your milk bead design, Holly can do a heart, flower, teardrop, star, oval, cross, or hand print.

There are pendants with double, triple and quadruple milk beads, pendants encircled in stamped rings, and a milk bead in a sweet little copper cup. And if this snazzy lucky penny pendant had been available when I ordered, I would have snatched it up in a heartbeat!

So how does she get the milk into those pendants? It is a mystery! All we know is that it “is a lengthy process that has many steps, each step requiring several days, and it is important the resin cures completely.”

Even though it is a complicated process, Holly was very prompt in getting my pedants made and back to me. She was also very kind and happy to answer questions via Etsy messaging.

If you are reaching the end of your breastfeeding journey, I encourage you to explore how you can celebrate this change in your life and the life of your child. Breastmilk jewelry by Hollyday Designs is a beautiful keepsake that you can wear as a sweet reminder of the bond you formed while nursing your little one.

You can read more about the process, what to expect, care of your jewelry, and more at Holly’s blog.

Please note: Holly is taking a break from orders for the next couple of months. She will return in the summer (probably in August), and the giveaway winner will be able to place her order once Holly returns.

BUY IT!

You can order your own breastmilk jewelry from Hollyday Designs on Etsy.

And just for readers of Code Name: Mama, you can take an extra 10% off once Holly returns this summer through September 1st; use coupon code codenamemama10.

WIN IT!

For your own chance to win a gift certificate for $75 to Hollyday Designs, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below.

One winner will receive a gift certificate for $75. Contest is open WORLDWIDE.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell us which of the Hollyday Designs Breastmilk Jewelry you would choose! You must enter your name and email address in the Rafflecopter entry system for your entry to count, after leaving a comment on this blog post.

Leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses in Rafflecopter are not made publicly visible. Please leave the same valid email address in your mandatory comment so we can verify entries. If on Blogger, you can enter it like this to foil spambots: mail {at} naturalparentsnetwork {dot} com

BONUS ENTRIES:
See the Rafflecopter entry system for bonus entries to increase your chance of winning after completing the mandatory entry. All bonus entries are entered directly into Rafflecopter. Just click “Click for instructions” for guidance and then “I did this” — any comments or extra information such as URLs can be entered into the “Extra Info” box. Give it a try or visit the Rafflecopter tutorial, and email or leave a comment if you have any questions!


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Contest closes May 23, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.

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111 Responses to:
"Giveaway: Breastmilk Pendant – $75 ARV CLOSED"

  1. I cannot seem to view her store :( It appears she has already closed –

    “ATTENTION! My shop is closed until summer for medical leave. If you have any questions regarding an order please contact me along with your order number at hollyday27 [!at] yahoo.com. I’ll look forward to seeing you again soon, thanks!

    ? I ship WORLD WIDE, even Milk Pendants!

    ? My Milk Pendant Bracelet is featured in Kaia Magazine’s December holiday gift guide! http://issuu.com/kaiamagazine/docs/december2011/33

    ? Keep up with me on my blog where you’ll find new items and order updates.
    http://hollydaydesigns.blogspot.com/

    ? Helpful information regarding Milk Pendants.
    http://hollydaydesigns.blogspot.com/p/m-i-l-k.html

    ? Keep track of the status of your Milk Pendant order here.
    http://hollydaydesigns.blogspot.com/p/orders.html

  2. Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama   hybridrastamama

    I love the rings and the birthstone pendants. I am sad to see that her shop is closed right now!

  3. I looooooove the red heart pendant! All of them are so beautiful, Holly’s got the creatives for sure!!!

  4. jani   janice_lys

    I can’t enter the first entry even… Clicked on the button ‘do it!’ then it just stucked there. I wonder why?

  5. Gianna

    Hearted shop, etsy user name gkran.

  6. Amy Lynn W   ndfanatik

    I was trying to view your items in Etsy, but it says you’re on “vacation.” :( I’ve seen several of these before and thought about it to celebrate the end of my breastfeeding journey- I’m now on my 3rd child and that is it for us.

  7. Hannah   Hannabert2011

    I love the lucky penny pendant!

  8. Karhma

    I love the variety she offers. It’ll be hard to pick.

  9. Momma Jorje   MommaJorje

    I like the star drops in the pendant. I wanted to go shop around, but the store is closed for medical leave.

  10. michelle

    This is my first child and I did not realize how passionate I would be about breastfeeding. This would be an amazing reminder of mine and hers time together BFing. The heart pendant of milk is a true symbol of the love I have for my daughter.

  11. Lucinda Halloran

    I would love to win a pendant with a flower in it!

  12. Bridget H

    I would love to sport the vintage filigree locket pendant. We have just made it to one year with IGT, but with the help of an SNS, we are hoping for more years!!!

  13. Veronica

    I am completely in love with these! What a beautiful keepsake to pass on to your kids as a reminder of the time they spent being nourished completely by mommy. <3 I am so in love with the Vintage Filligree Locket Milk Pendant… but I also love the penny one! I just don't know if I could wear that one as I am allergic to some metals. I'll be getting one of these eventually, so I hope I win! :)

  14. Lauren Lanier

    I would love a pendant with two hearts, for the past year I have been breastfeeding twins and would love a way to remember this forever :)

  15. Lauren @ Hobo Mama   Hobo_Mama

    I love the vintage locket pendant! They’re all so pretty.

  16. BoCo Mama

    These are so sweet!

  17. Rhiannon

    I love the bevel with the breastmilk hearts. that is so beautiful, that is what I would buy… who knows I may want one with DD’s name on it :)

  18. Jennifer   TrueRealMommy

    What a sweet idea!

  19. I kid you not! I saw this giant heart pendant in my dreams last night and thought “where do I get one of those?” This is the sweetest idea I’ve seen and I am on the tail end of b’feeding and would totally squeeze some out for this!

  20. Jenica   mamahen16

    I cant see any because it says she’s on vacation. But I remember looking before and I would want one with two hearts in it and hopefully she’d be able to use some milk from both my nurslings, one weaned, one still nursing.

    rjsandall {at} msn {dot} com

    (ps the rafflecopter link isn’t working for me- its just going to the main page. I’ll check back to try to complete it!)

  21. Rebecca

    Oh! I would Love the vintage filigree locket pendant! The locket pendant seems timeless, a real heirloom and something I could wear with anything and treasure, over the years.

  22. I kid you not! I saw this giant heart pendant in my dreams last night and thought “where do I get one of those?” This is the sweetest idea I’ve seen and I am on the tail end of b’feeding and would totally squeeze some out for this! Sadly a couple of the rafflecopter items I don’t know how to do and I am too late to write for the carnival and was too sad to do it anyway.

  23. Linda

    I would like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/58399504/circle-of-life-stamped-milk-pendant

    or the filigree locket. I can’t decide!

    ernestsgirl82 {at} aol {dot} com

kids toys http://www.nest.ca/

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