Five years ago today, I wrote a boring blog post about the stuff I found at a local yard sale. I never imagined that I would still be writing five years later. I've had so much fun writing stories, taking pictures of my vintage finds, and reading your comments. I know that many of you have been here since the beginning, and I thank you for sticking by me. And a big welcome the newer readers - I hope won't be turned off by reading my archives...I cringe at some of the things I bought during that first year or two of blogging!
To celebrate my anniversary, I will be sharing my favorite holiday gifts each day for five weeks. And once a week, I'll give away one of those gifts. That's FIVE giveaways! And THIRTY-FIVE days of gift ideas. IN A ROW. You will be certainly be sick of me by December 19th. No more complaints about my lack of posts!
Some gifts will be vintage, some not. Some may be a little goofy, and some traditional. There'll be gifts for men, women, kids, geeks, foodies and the vintage-obsessed. I'm even going to have a few guest posters share their favorite gift ideas.
Later today, I'll be sharing my gift idea for Day 1. Do you want to get updates every time freshvintage is updated? Sign up through Feedburner to get an email when my blog is updated. You can also subscribe through Google Reader. Also, become a fan on Facebook for daily updates.
I also want to hear from you...share YOUR favorite gift idea, and it may appear in one of my posts! This could be a link to an item in an online store or etsy shop (your own shop or someone else's) or a link to a tutorial with instructions for making a gift. Or just a gift that you love to give (and receive). Enter your gift idea into this form, and I will share some of my favorites.
Have fun & enjoy!
P.S. Don't worry - I'll still be doing my usual blog posts about the vintage finds that Chris and I find at auctions, flea markets, thrift stores and yard sales during these five weeks.