Contests And Giveaways

First off, we at want to say a big "Thank You" to all our readers who sent in submissions for our "What Makes Your Grandparent So Grand" contest and to all of the wonderful grandparents out there who inspired all of the beautiful essays! We feel so honored to be able to read your touching stories - we pinch ourselves every day! We don't want to keep you in suspense any longer, so here are our contest winners:

We would like to thank everyone who submitted a special story for our Anniversary Contest. There was an amount of e-mails that came in and we truly enjoyed reading...

... A picnic blanket! That's why we're giving away one of our own St. Tropez Personalized Picnic Blanket Totes to whichever A Personal Touch reader gives us the best advice! Since August is National Picnic Month we want you to finish this sentence: "You can't have a picnic without ..." Simply write a comment on this post with the one item you can't have a picnic without and why you love it so much. Whoever writes the most unique, creative and helpful answer will win their very own personalized St. Tropez Picnic Blanket Tote as shown in the picture. Just make sure to leave a comment on this post before September 8th and you can win! It's THAT easy!

Congratulations to our Personal Wedding Story Contest winners! We want to thank all of the participants who shared their heartfelt stories about how has played an important...

“Grandparents are a family's greatest treasure, the founders of a loving legacy, the greatest storytellers, and the keepers of traditions that linger on in cherished memory. Grandparents are the family's strong foundation. Their very special love sets them apart. Through happiness and sorrow, through their special love and caring, grandparents keep a family close at heart.” ~ Author Unknown Grandparents really do have a special love that sets them apart from anyone else. They are always there to love you unconditionally, to listen when you feel like you’re not being heard, and to give advice that is always wise and pure of heart. These are just a few of the many reasons why they deserve their very own holiday, which is coming up on September 11th.
When you hear the word S'Mores, what's the first thing you think of? Here at we are immediately transported back to our fondest summer camp activities and memories.
drink recipe Thanks to one of the bizarre calendar websites I love, I discovered that today is “Work Like A Dog Day.” Today is supposed to be a day to show appreciation for and honor those who carry more than their expected work load. But I think if you’re the one who usually works like a dog then you should celebrate yourself, too!
splash contest We’re heading into the final stretch of summer--where did the time go? I remember when I was in grade school my mom would go out and buy a blank poster board and on our first official day of summer and we’d sit together and write down our individual and family goals for the summer. It would usually include reading three library books each (always my mom’s suggestion), going to the zoo, maybe a museum trip on a rainy day, a lemonade stand and of course going to the pool. I remember my most challenging goal growing up was the summer I was determined to jump off the high dive at the pool. I had been nervous about it all year but I knew if I put it on the family “To-do” list that I would HAVE to finally conquer my fear or I’d never be able to show my face in my house or school again. It seemed like it was taking hours to climb the ladder to the diving board, and when I looked down it took everything in my body not to turn right back around and climb back down … but I just made myself take a leap and fell SLAP right into the water for the biggest splash of my life!