Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Words to the Rescue Review and Giveaway!

Hi All!

I took a quick trip out At the Fence, to visit for a few minutes and share another Gift Basket idea.  Do you know someone who sends a lot of cards out through out the year?  Do you send cards out?  This book is for when you want to send a special message, not just an average card.  Words to the Rescue (The sentiment guide for the tongue tied.) was written by Steve Fadie and contains 1000 thoughtful things to write on the card when you don't have a clue.  He gives you little sayings or ideas to help get you started.  I know I like to receive a personal message instead of a generic card.  He covers everything from anniversary to thinking of you.  Here are a couple of samples from the book:
An apology-Life is full of hard times.  This is one of them.  My hope is we can work it out.
A Graduation Congratulation-Good Going_________.  You've climbed so many mountains we can't wait to see what's next.
Encouragement-Remember it takes both rain and sun to make a rainbow.
Thank you-You make me so happy, my cheeks hurt from smiling so much.

This book is designed to help you come up with a unique card all your own.  Use the sayings as they are, or put your own twist on them.  Add to them, personalize them so they come from you.


I have to say I think this is a really neat book.  You can use blank notecards, make your own cards, or just write a quick note on a sticky note.  Words to the rescue can be a great assistance, especially when we seem to have lost the gift of personalized notes.  Everything is done for us.  Take time to show family and friends that you really care.

You can purchase copies of Words to the Rescue at www.WordstotheRescue.com or at www.Amazon.com.  ($9.95).

From Words to the Rescue:

"You’ve got the card. Pen is in hand. You sit down to write. Then it strikes: total brain freeze. You desperately want beautiful and thoughtful words to flow. But your mind is as blank as a white sheet of paper. What do you do? Now there’s help. Words to the Rescue, the sentiment guide for the tongue tied is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to express their feelings in writing, but doesn’t know what to say. You get over 1000 clever, inspirational and thoughtful short sentiments organized into twelve chapters: congratulations, birthday, romance, sympathy, encouragement and more"

About Steve Fadie:

"Steve Fadie is the author of Words to the Rescue, the sentiment guide for the tongue-tied, which he crafted over a period of fifteen years.  A greeting card maker since age 5, Steve is the creator of Tag Lines cards, miniature greeting cards which he marketed to the floral industry. He is a 25-year advertising veteran. As as a Senior Copywriter he helped clients attract business, define new opportunities and sell more products and services. He lives in Commerce Township Michigan with his cat Tracer, surrounded by trees and lakes, about one hour northwest of Detroit."

And since we are having a whole month of gift baskets and ideas for gift baskets, how about one that includes Words to the Rescue.  We used a gift box for this one.  We put in the book, some pens tied with a ribbon, a hi-lighter so they can hi-light their favorites, and some blank note cards.



The winner of this giveaway will receive one copy of Words to the Rescue.

Mandatory Entry:Visit the Words to the Rescue website and then in a comment, tell me if you would use this for yourself or as a gift for someone else.  You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win.  This giveaway will end 11/17 at 11:59 pm CST.  The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  (USA only)

Extra Entries:
1. Become a neighbor ( follower). Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

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3. In a comment tell me if you have ever been stuck looking for that special card. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway). 1 entry

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received a Words to the Rescue book  for review purposes. All quotes are from the Words to the Rescue website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

36 comments:

debbie said...

I would probably keep this for myself, I could use it at times.
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I am a email subscriber.
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I am a gfc follower.
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PoCoKat said...

I follow on GFC.

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PoCoKat said...

I have been stuck many times buying a card..usually the cards are overly sentimental and you don't know the person well enough.

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Tammigirl said...

I definitely need this myself! I always feel awkward when I can't think of something to say/write.

Tammigirl said...

I am a google follower.

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Tammigirl said...

I am subscribed to your emails.

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Tammigirl said...

There have been times I have gone to several stores. I refuse to buy a card unless it says exactly what I would like it to say.

Heavensent1 said...

I would give this as a gift to my 18 yr. old daughter for Xmas...she would just love it...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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Heavensent1 said...

Yes...I'm always stuck looking for the perfect card...they never seem to say what I wish to express...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i don't know yet. I might keep it for the family, or I might give it to a friend that loves to send people notes

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rubynreba said...

I would keep this for myself.
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Follower
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rubynreba said...

There have been many times I could have used a book like this. Often I can't find the right card!
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Anja M. said...

Visited the site and I would keep this for myself.

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Anja M. said...

I follow your blog on GFC. (Anja M.)

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Anja M. said...

I am a email subscriber.

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Anja M. said...

No, I never been stuck looking for a card. I always find the right one :)

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Emillie Rose said...

I would keep this for myself! Great ideas!
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I follow - gfc
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I subscribe - using my @gmail.com address.
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Emillie Rose said...

I have never had difficulty finding the perfect card because I make most of my cards, but I have struggled to find the right wording many times! Google to the rescue!!
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sweetpea18 said...

this is a book that i can use! i am always at a loss for words when writing!
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Barginmom said...

I would use this for myself as today is my birthday and it would be a bday gift for me, and I also like to make my own gift cards and this would help me write just the right word!

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I follow gfc as barginmom

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Barginmom said...

I receive your emails!
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Barginmom said...

Yes ~ there are so many cards in the store today it is kinda hard to find just the right one so that I why I started to make my own cards.

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