Art Got Heart: Spread the Love with Free Gifts
At Banter & Bliss Candle Co. we've always known that our local artist and small business community has a BIG heart. Even in these uncertain times, we've seen countless examples of artists and entrepreneurs alike stepping up to help those who need it most—whether it's making masks for healthcare workers on the front lines or donating food to those in need or simply sending a care package to someone who might need a "pick me up." That's where we wanted to do our small part to brighten someone's day and do what we do best—spread the love! So, we got together with some of our favorite Los Angeles and Orange County-based small businesses to put together 15 gift boxes which we'll send out to deserving individuals (nominated by you!) over the next 3 weeks.
How to nominate a deserving individual:
This giveaway will be entirely run on Instagram only. Please follow us @banterandbliss if you'd like to participate. Every Tuesday from April 21-May 5 we will post a call for nominations on our Instagram feed and story @banterandbliss. Look for the latest photo in our feed featuring our matchstick heart and you know you're in the right place! In the comments section of the post tag someone you think should receive a gift box and tell us why they deserve a "pick me up." We will choose the five most compelling entries each week to receive one of these limited gift boxes. You can nominate first responders, healthcare workers, a friend, a neighbor, or anyone you think needs a virtual hug during these difficult times. Here's how to enter: (1) tag the nominee using the "Add a comment" feature on Banter & Bliss' Art Got Heart Giveaway Post, (2) tell us why they deserve a free gift box, and (3) include the hashtag #artgotheart. Entries must have all three items in order to be valid entries. You may nominate more than one person, however please do us a favor and submit separate nominations as separate comments. Once a nomination period has closed, if your submission was not selected, you may resubmit your nomination when nominations open again for the following round. Limit one free gift per customer. See giveaway schedule below for dates/times that nominations open, close, and winners are announced each week. No purchase necessary to participate. Open to US residents only. 18 and older. Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Instagram in any way.
Round One (5 gift boxes): Nominations open Tuesday, April 21, 2020 @ 12 PM, nominations close Sunday, April 26, 2020 @ 11:59 PM. Winner announced Monday, April 27, 2020 @ 12 PM.
Round Two (5 gift boxes): Nominations open Tuesday, April 28, 2020 @ 12 PM, nominations close Sunday, May 3, 2020 @ 11:59 PM. Winner announced Monday, May 4, 2020 @ 12 PM.
Round Three (3 gift boxes + 2 gift boxes featuring Hadron Epoch): Nominations open Tuesday, May 5, 2020 @ 12 PM, nominations close Sunday, May 10 @ 11:59 PM. Winner announced Monday, May 11, 2020 @ 12 PM.
We'd like to say thank you to the following artists and small business owners who generously donated products to these gift boxes:
The Art (and Science!) of Candles: Banter & Bliss Candle Co. is the premiere provider of candlemaking experiences with services offered for all kinds of events—from workshops to weddings to experiential activations for major brands. Gift boxes include a 6 oz. candle from the "Minimalist Collection" and a bottle of rainbow matches featuring a unique strike on bottle design.
The Art of Soothing Scrubs and Soaps (and now, Moisturizing Waterless Hand Cleanser!): Bonblissity's pampering products transform your dry, scratchy skin into a silky, soft experience. They use only premium natural ingredients to craft their scrubs and soaps and blend only the highest quality spa ingredients, such as cocoa butter, shea butter, fine grain salt, and pure cane sugar, into their revitalizing products. They don’t believe in waste. Every element of their bath and body creations is there because it adds value, helping to repair and replenish your skin. Every gift box will include a 2 oz. bottle of their new Moisturizing Waterless Hand Cleanser and a bar of their vegan soap—Love Yourself. Treat Yourself.
The Art of Epoch Stationary for Epic Minds: Hadron Epoch creates premium-grade quality planners, journals, notepads, desktop goods, and practical lifestyle items to help customize your day-to-day routine. Our final two gift boxes will include either a Hadron Epoch 17M 2020 Planner or "Way to Fight" SMTWTFS daily desk pad.
The Art of Cotton Candy: The Jolly Sheep spins fresh gourmet cotton candy at events across Los Angeles and Southern California, and ships favors/giveaways for delivery across the US in standard, custom, bulk, and private label. Each gift box includes a sweet treat from The Jolly Sheep.
The Art of Self Love and Self Care: Luscious International offers pure botanical, all natural and organic anti-aging and skin moisturizing products. Each gift box will include a bottle of their bath salts.
The Art of Jams, Jellies, & Marmalades: Paradise Preserves makes their jams, jellies and marmalades in small batches, about 15 jars at a time. They use fruits and vegetables in season, from growers local to Southern California. Some are from farms, some are from the corner store, some are from their neighbors’ backyards. Each gift box includes a jar of Carey's famous preserves "because jelly makes you happy!"
The Art of Cheerful & Colorful Stationary & Paper Goods: Sketchy Notions® was established in 2011 and started out as a tiny blog. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BFA in Studio Art, Chelsea and Sketchy flew off to Italy for 2 years to fill sketchbooks and create while abroad. In 2012, she returned to California and started turning her sketches and paintings into prints and cards. It has grown and taken over her small studio is located in scenic Northern California. Each gift box includes prints of her "thank you" coloring pages and a pack of crayons!
The Art of Coffee: T'HO Coffee is a coffee shop that strives to operate using refurbished goods & zero waste products. They source, roast, & brew with planet in mind. Each gift box includes a bag of ground coffee because "you deserve it!"