I began by printing out the 30 entries and cutting them into strips of paper that were entered into the basket.
This time, the kids wanted to be King & Butterfly Princess.
(The king doesn't have an official cape. This one felt powerful enough.)
Costumes donned, the ceremony began.
We made sure to shake up the box.
The King picked first for the winner of the book, "The Love Poems of Rumi" (Ed. by Deepak Chopra)
(I made sure to hold the basket up so he couldn't peek in and read anyone's name.)
The Butterfly Princess picked second for the winner of the handmade poetry book, "One Day", by moi!
Now what you've been waiting for,....
The winner of "The Love Poems of Rumi"
Kristin (Kristinlba@aol.com)* !!
*(I had two Kristin's enter...I made sure to put email addresses next to the second Kristin that entered on the entry slips so we could distinguish between the two)
The winner of "One Day"
Congratulations to both winners! I will be in touch via email to get your mailing addresses.
Of course, the fun couldn't be over then...both decided to play with the papers they had so carefully chosen.
I'm so excited to have participated in this and want to thank Kelli (http://ofkells.blogspot.com) for hosting such a wonderful giveaway, as well as all of the wonderful people who entered and left such kind comments.
And I haven't forgotten...I did mention another giveaway in celebration of the opening of Strength To Be Me! That one will be posted soon - yet more chances to win!
Have a beautifully poetic evening!