It's time to launch our Twelve Days of Christmas Irish Gifts Giveaways. Please join me for a little bit of Irish fun and may the luck of the Irish be with you.
But first, let me say Happy Thanksgiving to all. This year I am ever so grateful for this wonderful community of readers, who enjoy and subscribe to my recipes and ramblings from this little corner of the internet.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such loyal readers and for sharing your heartfelt, warm and often poignant comments. Your love for Ireland and your Irish heritage is truly a joy to share, and warms my heart.
Some readers who follow along have no Irish heritage in their DNA, but they're Irish at heart. They feel Ireland calling to them, and love to learn about our history, culture and heritage. A hundred thousand welcomes to you. This is a space where everyone is welcome.
This year I would like to celebrate the holidays with you in good old Celtic style with a series of Irish gift giveaways. Together with Aidan from Gifts of Ireland, I'll showcase some lovely Irish prizes. All boast an Irish or Celtic theme and celebrate our culture and heritage.
This is my way of saying THANK YOU to you for choosing to be part of this little Irish American community.
And so, without further ado, let me show you our first lovely prize.
(A quick tip from Mom - Take a look at the video at the top or side of this post to see the prize in more detail)
Day 1 Prize: Rynhart Bronze Christmas Tree
This lovely framed piece is handmade in Ireland. It would look lovely hanging on your wall for Christmas or resting on your mantelpiece beside the fire.
The tree is decorated with beautiful Celtic scrolls and knotwork. This is a truly authentic piece of Irish home decor especially for Christmas.
This lovely piece of art was created in Glengarriff in West Cork along the Wild Atlantic Way by Rynhart Studios. Founded by Jeanne Rynhart in 1981, her most famous work is the Molly Malone bronze statue situated in Dublin.
Dear Old Molly Malone is one of the most beloved and visited statues in Ireland for both tourists and Irish people alike. A trip to Dublin is not complete unless you take a visit to see Molly.
Jeanne's daughter Audrey and her husband Les Elliot now run the art studio. They create stunning pieces that are lovlingly rendered with deep connections to Irish and Celtic culture.
We can see this in today's Christmas Tree prize, where the tree is created with interwoven Celtic knotwork.
The Irish word for Christmas tree is
Crann na Nollag
It is proununced phonetically like this - kron nah null-ag.
Check Out Our Video Prize Reveal
At the top of this post I've shared a short video featuring this lovely prize.
I met with Aidan from Gifts of Ireland in Dublin, and we shot an information video together showcasing each prize for our giveaway series.
Why not check it out, and get to know us a little better, plus you'll learn about Aidan's mission to bring Irish made, culturally significant gifts to the world.
How To Purchase Gifts From Gifts of Ireland
Aidan stocks a wide selection of gifts from Rynhart Studios.
You can purchase this lovely Celtic Christmas Tree through this link...
Plus Aidan has a Black Friday sale now on. For items over $50 you'll receive 20% off plus a free gift.
How To Enter Our Giveaway
One reader will win a Bronze Celtic Christmas Tree Framed Artpiece.
To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.
You can write any comment. If you need inspiration why not let us know if you have any special Irish christmas ornament you hang on your Christmas tree? Or simply let us know about your favorite tree ornament that you hang with love each year.
If you live in Canada or Ireland, then please answer the following question in your comment by typing A, B or C for the correct answer ...
How do you say Christmas tree in Irish?
A. Crann na Nollag
B. Dadaí na Nollag
C. Oíche Nollaig
A winning comment will be chosen randomly using the Pick Giveaway Winner Wordpress plug-in.
Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published, just used to contact our winner for mailing of the prize.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes’ entries here.
A bit thank you to all who support this giveaway and share it with family and friends. Why not spread a little Irish Christmas cheer with those you love this year?
Any many thanks to the good folks at Gifts of Ireland for so generously sponsoring this prize, and all the prizes in our 12 Days of Christmas Irish Gift Giveaways.
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Day 2 of our Irish giveaways.
- May The Road Rise To Meet You Irish Blessing Plate Day Twelve Gift
- Irish Tweed Cap Day Eleven Prize
- Health, Love and Happiness Ogham Wishes Day Ten Gift
- Love, Loyalty and Friendship Irish Wall Art Day 9 Gift
- Celtic Pocket Watch By Mullingar Pewter Day 8 Gift
- Erin Knitwear Hat For Her Day Seven Gift
- Celtic Cross Silver Pendant Day Six Gift
- Donegal Tweed Scarf Day Five Christmas Gift
- Ireland Photo Frame Day Four Christmas Giveaway Prize
- Quiet Man Cottage - Day Three Prize For Christmas
- Day Two Of Our Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways
- Day One Of Our Twelve Days Of Christmas Giveaways
Update: Winner Chosen
Our first winner in our Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways has been randomly chosen using the Pick Giveaway Winner Plug-in for WordPress.
And the lucky reader is ….
I’ll send an email to arrange mailing of her prize. A big thank you to everyone for supporting this giveaway by leaving comments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every comment.
Thank you all for supporting our Irish American community and our Irish Gifts Giveaway spree.
Have a safe and happy holiday season.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
Disclosure: Irish American Mom LLC has an affiliate relationship with Gifts of Ireland which means I earn a small commission should you purchase an item through the links on my blog. The price you pay is not affected. Thank you for supporting this Irish business.