Who wouldn't love to receive a special packet of handcrafted Irish artwork delivered to your door each and every month?
Well, that's the wonderful monthly surprise offered by Emerald Post.
Today I'm delighted to introduce you to this beautiful artwork, and to celebrate St. Patrick, Emerald Post has sponsored a lovely giveaway for one lucky reader to win.
But first let's learn a little bit about Emerald Post.....
What Is Emerald Post?
Emerald Post Parcels are magical, old world art bundles delivered to your mailbox monthly. That's your real mailbox, not the electronic kind.
An Emerald Post Parcel is a limited edition bundle of beautiful things sent in a charming, hand addressed emerald green envelope.
It is dispatched once a month. Most items are 5 x 7 inches in size or smaller. Your bundle will include 3-5 beautiful pieces chosen from the following categories.
- A quality original artwork print
- Photo prints
- Postcards (blank for personal use)
- Notecards with envelopes (blank for personal use)
- Original Block Prints
- Occasional Original Artwork
- Use of ephemera such as postage stamps, maps, etc
- Tidbits of history & folklore
The Emerald Post Experience:
Imagine after a hard day's work, opening your mailbox to find the soft emerald glow of a thick, meaty envelope pulsing with mystery.
Imagine sitting down in your favorite armchair or at the patio table, hot cuppa tea in hand to open your Emerald Post Parcel, your name scrawled beautifully across the front.
It looks like it has traveled to you from distant lands, from another time. Wonder, magic and beauty unfold and settle in where exhaustion & stress might normally be.
You pull out an artfully crafted bundle inspired by the Celtic lands of Ireland and the British Isles.
Today, you find a photograph of crumbling castle ruins covered in ivy, a print of a watercolor painting of ivy leaves with ivy facts and folklore printed on the back, plus a postcard print of a spired cathedral in cloudy blues and greys.
Your mind is carried away to green lands, shrouded in mist and myth.
The Artist Behind Emerald Post:
Emerald Post is the brain child of Abby, an artist and traveler based in Missouri who has a deep affinity for Ireland, Celtic history and culture. These passions coupled with her love of simple pleasures, like handwritten letters, inspired Emerald Post.
An Emerald Post Parcel is a limited-edition bundle of (mostly flat) beautiful things sent in a charming, hand-addressed emerald green envelope, the old-fashioned way.
Each Emerald Post may include 3-5 pieces of Celtic inspired artwork in the form of original artwork, art prints, photo prints, notecards, block prints, postcards, etc.
Emerald Post was created to rekindle a love for mail, sending and receiving, as well as to transport subscribers across lands and time to ancient portals, crumbling ruins, mist-cloaked valleys, to a fascinating culture, whose land has lit a spark in the artist's soul and imagination.
The contents of each issue are a secret to be revealed only after the recipients have opened their parcels.
The March Issue of Emerald Post:
The March issue will feature Ireland, naturally, as March and St. Patrick's Day offer us a great time to celebrate Irish culture and history.
The March issue will include a fine art print, a postcard photo print, a mini notecard, and large print of a hand-painted map, all of which will pay homage to the beautiful shades of green found on the Emerald Isle.
Emerald Post Shop:
Monthly subscriptions are available at very reasonable prices, and U.S postage is always free.
And good news for Irish American Mom readers.
All through March readers are welcome
to use the coupon code IRELAND10
for 10% off anything in the Emerald Post Shop
until March 31st.
One lucky winner will win the March Emerald Post bundle.
To enter just leave a comment on this blog post by noon on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.
Any comment will do. What you write does not affect your chance of winning, but if you need inspiration why not tell us why you think Ireland is such an inspirational place for artists.
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. 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 lucky contestant for mailing of the prize.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 15th 2017, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes’ entries by clicking here.
A big thank you to Abby for sponsoring this prize, and wishing her every success with this wonderful, innovative business, inspired by the beauty of Ireland.
And thanks to all who join in the fun and support this St. Patrick's Day giveaway.
Update 3/15/17 – Winner Chosen:
Good news. Our winner has been chosen using the randomized “Pick Giveaway Winner” WordPress plug-in.
Congratulations to …..
I’ll send our winner a quick e-mail to let her know about her lucky win.
Thanks to everyone who joined in and entered this little giveaway. And a big thank you to Abby for sponsoring this prize. Wishing everyone a very happy St. Patrick’s Day.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
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