Our readers may have noticed that we don’t discuss politics or get into religious discussions on Traveling Mamas. Why? Because this is a blog about travel. So in honor of all those celebrating whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year, Traveling Mamas is officially celebrating Festivus for the Rest of Us.
The CajunMama household will be placing a Festivus Pole (a green product with very high weight to strength ratio) at our home and we just might make a donation to The Human Fund, to go along with our philanthropic efforts with Passports with Purpose and Five & Alive. Even the great State of Washington is recognizing Festivus as a legitimate celebration.
While those other blogs may have the traditional 12 days of Christmas Giveaways, we decided to celebrate with Thirteen Days of Festivus Giveaways. Each day (starting Dec 11, 2008) we will randomly give away an item from our Holiday Gift Guide. While we are admittedly cleaning our office space to start fresh in the new year, these aren’t “gifts that we don’t want that the recipient doesn’t want either,” (per Festivus tradition). Each is a nifty travel item, with a maximum value of $70.
All you have to do is leave a comment on TravelingMamas.com from Dec 11 until midnight Dec 23. For a bonus entry leave a Tweet on Twitter using the code #festivus. You can follow us @travelingmamas, @cajun_mama, @desertmama, @mudslidemama, and @karasw.
A new winner will be announced each day until Dec. 23, the official day of Festivus (or until we run out of swag). Maybe we’ll experience a Festivus Miracle and some new sponsors will jump on board.
And now, let the “Airing of Grievances” begin.
For those who are unfamiliar with Festivus, please see this Wikipedia page or purchase the book. US entries only, please, and if you have an issue with this, please save it for the Airing of Grievances.
Festivus Prizes and Winners:
Orbitz Gift Basket
VW Logo Items
iPod Compatable Translators
UV Sanitizing Wand
Putamayo Kids CDs
Monster Cable Power Strip
Plane Quiet Headphones