GIVE!!! The NPL Holiday Shopping Spree Giveaway -> Want to give $500 of photography to someone, or some organization, you know deserves it??? (Will have to act quickly: this Contest ends December 16th & the winner is chosen December 17th!) What person/family/cause that you love deserves a Nations Photo Lab shopping spree giveaway this holiday season? Tell your story, or a story close to your heart – whether it’s an organization, a friend or family member, or someone in need – that is deserving of some beautiful photo memories this holiday and be entered to win a $500 prize pack from Nations Photo Lab. Super easy 2-step entry: 1. Please comment on my Facebook page post with your entry (as many words as it takes to describe who you believe deserves this & why – but please less than 1000 words!) 2. Feel free to add a photo of the person or organization to your post on facebook to better illustrate your story. And that’s it!! (Oh, and if you want to purchase some great photography yourself, you can also use the promo code TLDECLUV to get $50 off your first order with Nations, or use the code DEPRINTLUV to get 40% of all prints, if you are already an existing customer.) Note: Your entry for the giveaway must be submitted by December 16th at 11:59pm EST. The winner of the shopping spree giveaway will be announced on the Nations Photo Lab facebook page and will be chosen by a panel of judges as Nations Photo Lab. Show someone you care about – or some organization whose work you care about – how much you think of them by entering them here and bring that person/family/organization the joy of photographs to brighten up their year. The $500 can be used towards photo prints, canvas gallery wraps, framed prints, photo books, and all other products available for purchase (and there are many) at www.nationsphotolab.com. The $500 will be good for 6 months by the winner. Other rules and restrictions may apply. Okay, now Go GIVE!
THANK YOU to Emily Snipes for recommending http://heartsforhailee.org/ for the $500 photography prize from Nations Photo Lab. We loved your entry and are so glad that she’ll use this prize to print some beautiful photographs from their recent Make A Wish trip to Disney. She and her family are more than deserving of it!
Emily Snipes: We have a family in our church that I don’t know very well. Their 5 year old daughter just replasped and her cancer has returned – almost exactly 1 year after she was first diagnosed. Hailee was diagnosed with an inoperable cancer in her spine on December 3, 2012 with a rare rhabdoid sarcoma. She has completed 30 weeks of chemo and 6 weeks of proton beam radiation. After which her scans showed the tumor was dead. However, after her 3 month MRI it was discovered that the beast was back and had doubled in size. Starting mid-November she started chemo 3 times a week with various other procedures and tests and doctors to try to figure out the best path of treatment and control any pain she has. Their famliy has done pictures both last year and this year of them all together. They recently took at trip to Disney as Hailiee’s “Make A Wish” request. I know they would absolutely love having the opportunity to use this gift to print out the beautiful pictures they have and will treasure forever. Her family has been through so much in the last year and yet they continue to hold on to their faith in God. So many lives and hearts have been changed by this adorable little girl. Here is Hailee’s site – http://www.heartsforhailee.org/index.html Thank you for the opportunity to enter a family!
There were SO MANY great entires between this page and Nations Photo Lab’s that they wanted to give out two additional prizes – $100 to Bridgette Martin Williams family:
Lisa Campbell: I would love to nominate the Bridgette Martin Williams family. I feel they are very deserving for what they have been through in the past month. On November 17th the Midwest was experiencing some bad weather, and the town of Washington, IL was hit by a E4 tornado. Bridgette, a classmate of mine from high school, was home with her family; they quickly ran to the basement where she and her husband used their body to shelter their 3 children under the stairs. It was at 11:10 AM that Bridgette and her family lost their home and all of their belongings. Since that day I have watched her comment almost daily on how thankful they are for each and everyone who has helped them. (She will literally name them and thank them individually) I have never seen a negative post. As time has went on they are slowly finding some of their belongings….. her son’s school pictures were recovered over 100 miles away, and she has also commented that the only pictures she has are the ones she posted on Facebook. This picture below is what used to be hanging in the front entry of their home, and in the background you can see the neighborhood.
I have offered to take family pictures for them when they are ready, and I would love to be able to offer her everything she could ever ask for to fill her home with the pictures they have lost. Thank you for considering them in your giveaway!
And Nations Photo Lab is giving out another $100 to:
Cori ‘Maybee’ Baumann: My friend Cara Jaimes. She delivered her son early at 25 weeks. They had many ups and downs, they were able to bring him home for a few short weeks before needing to head back to tje hospital. Her son Micah was a trouper and underwent several surgeries. This past month he pasted away at 10 months old. If I were her, I would be desperate for asmany prints for my wall and photo books as possible to share and keep his memory. Cara was a rock through this whole ordeal, and is in the thick of the worst grief a parent can imagine, this would be awesome for her and her family.
Please note that all are welcome to 40% off any prints using this code: DEPRINTLUV
Or, if you’ve never used them before, you can try them out for $50 off your first order with this code: TLDECLUV
Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to recommend some one, family, or cause they felt deserved it. was heartwarming to read all the entries here and on the Nations Photo Lab Facebook page.