Tuesday, February 11, 2014

minted journals : a giveaway

this is a sponsored post

We are officially back to school and I'm right back into the swing of uniform washing, lunchbox packing and note reading (so many notes!).

The lovely people at Minted contacted me about a back-to-school giveaway and I was happy to oblige. I adore their personalised journals for children and Che's have come in handy over the past few weeks as he has been bursting with bright ideas for comic strips and lego lands. These journals are perfect for those who value memory keeping and are also a brilliant idea for birthday gifts - original, practical and affordable (no batteries or screens required). 

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Minted are giving away three sets of 3 personalised journals valued at $48/set. To enter simple leave a comment explaining why you would like to win the journals and which design you would choose for your children (or your children's friends). 

Three winners will be chosen and announced in this post on Tuesday 18th February at 8pm. This giveaway is open to international readers.

Best of luck!

Comments closed. The three winners are: potts.family, Vanisha and heidi. Congratulations! Email me at jodiclairewilson @ yahoo.com.au and I'll pass on a code to redeem x


68 COMMENTS

  1. I'm a big Minted fan. I'd be all over the "I see the moon" journals. I've always loved the moon in children's illustrations.

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  2. Love this! :) I can't decide between which ones... Loving Floral Mix, Moonstruck Thoughts and The Great Big Sea! :)

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  3. What great gifts these would make! I would get the "Chalkboard Dreams" for a friend and the "Bursting With Bright Ideas" for me!

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  4. These are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win! I love the "I See the Moon" journals, for obvious reasons.

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  5. I would like to win the "chalkboard dreams" or the "bursting with bright ideas" notebooks... One for a friend who needs the encouragement right now, one to jot down memories for my 9 month old daughter. And one for me to pour my goals and dreams into.

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  6. I am a writer to my core, and when kids have been old enough to hold a crayon, I have filled notebooks with their doodlings and the accompanying stories they dictate to me, these would be perfect to get one for each of my my 3 kids. "Boldly Noted" or "Empty Journal" or "Big Apple"....Such lovelies, thanks for doing an international giveaway-- Wahoo!

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  7. I love the 'Work Of Art' journal, 'Simple Thoughts' journal or the 'Oh The Places' journals... I'd love to start a gratitude journal with my 4 year old, something I saw on an Instagram post the other night and loved...

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  8. This year we will embark on our first overseas family holiday. I would love to gift my three daughters the oh the travels journal for them to document their travels. What a beautiful gift idea.

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  9. Love it! This year we welcomed our baby boy, a brother to our first and very much loved girl (she was 3 last week). I wish I could win the "Bright Ideas Journals" or 'Simple Thoughts' to write her thoughts about becoming big sister, life and love. She is so smart and sensitive and I never remember to write her beautiful words.

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  10. I like the Genius journal! My 5-year-old loves drawing and labelling it with her favorite words such as toy, pony, love and lollipop. Journaling was something I did when I was a kid (I think that's why I enjoy blogging) and I'd love to teach that to my daughter, too. ♥

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  11. I have a daughter who fills journals faster than we can keep them up to her, my eldest son is moving out next week to start Uni, I'd love to give him one to record his thoughts and feelings in.
    I liked the 'nothing worth doing', 'empty journals', and 'wisdom journals'
    They look gorgeous
    cheers Kate

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  12. I love the Bicicletta. I'd love to stick my photos from last year's 52 Project in them for keepsakes for my girls ( and a spare for me!)

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  13. I would love the 'floral mix' journal for my daughter, because she is always taking my paper and pads, and also because as a part of my 52 project I have included a picture or artwork of hers each week as well as a portrait. This would definitely be perfect ! http://tenthousandkisses.blogspot.co.nz/

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  14. What wonderful journals! I would love to give the 'I see the Moon' to my God-daughter, who has such an inspiring view of the world. She sees joy and excitement in the simplest of things and I can quite see her being quite the creative.

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  15. Work of Art journal would be perfect for my 6 year old son. His drawings always make me so happy and brighten my day.

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  16. The Sail Away Journals is very meanfull for me and my little one...

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  17. My Little Miss 5, wants to be an artist, a doctor, and an author when she grows up. She loves to sit and draw. I would love to gift her a blank blue bird journal, or a Gemma the Giraffe. The Great Big Sea journals are sweet too. *sigh* :)

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  18. Definitely moonstruck thoughts journals. Gorgeous

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  19. The I Say Things journals would be perfect for recording all the wonderful, crazy, zany things my grandchildren say.

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  20. I so love the Pretty Poppies Journal! My 2 year old girl is starting to talk a lot more these days (she's bi-lingual and doesn't talk properly yet) and I'm trying to record all of our funny conversations, the new words she's learning, the names of her plush friends. And I'm sure she wouldn't mind adding some drawings herself. Lovely giveaway, thank you.

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  21. Wow these are so super! My 11 year old lass is in her final year of primary school and also writes tons of song lyrics - her dream that does not waiver is to be a singer and an actress - and Chalkboard Dream journals are exactly what my Miss Ruby does - never gives up (I wish she would give up her habit of not sleeping mind you!) and has BIG dreams and really does work hard for them. Thanks for sharing these ace journals.

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  22. These are gorgeous! But, do they have to be for children? I love the bright ideas book, as I seem to get a lot of these and have to grab to closest scrap of paper to scribble on.

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  23. lovely! I loved the Moonstruck Thought it looks great!

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  24. I work from a home based floral studio and often my little lady is "working" with me. The floral mix journals would be the perfect gift for her to have her very own work book...and it might save some of her Mama's notes from her work observations:)

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  25. The Alphabet Journal is such a wonderful idea. I find that since they do not teach cusive in school anymore it is something of such interest for little ones. This is the perfect practice space. I just love it!

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  26. I love Moonstruck Thoughts and I See The Moon and the Great Big Sea and A Journey To The Center Of The Earth and and and....Seriously how can I choose? :) Would absolutely love to gift these to my daughter.

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  27. I love the color of Bicicletta Journals and it would be nice to write my 3 year old son's funny anecdotes into these journals.

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  28. Id love anyone and would gift it to my eldest son to.encourage his imagination and delightful story writing. Thanks for the chance :))

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  29. Id love anyone and would gift it to my eldest son to.encourage his imagination and delightful story writing. Thanks for the chance :))

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  30. I love the archer journal, simple and poetic! Thanks for the giveaway...

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  31. My niece would love the floral mix or To Color or Not To Color journals! She loves to write!

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  32. To have the moon struck shots journal set would be fantastic, because I wrote as a child, shared so many thoughts in the journals that I brought on summer vacations, trips and school outings. Looking through those journals now, I find so much love and sense of adventure that shows me how important it is for my children to write in a journal like i did. I save everything and of course in 15 years or so when they are older I will give them back their filled journals to read about their childhood. I want them to know how beautiful a child's imagination is, and that sense of adventure I hope they never loose.

    Stephanie.
    stephanievainer@Hotmail.com

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  33. Oooh - very pretty! I´d pick the "I see the moon"-journals for my boys! :-)

    http://tinajoathome.com/

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  34. Axel has been drawing out his dreams for us lately and also ideas about his future house plans. He gets these ideas and pictures in his head and gets so excited to put them on paper. It is so fun to watch him start to sketch just like his dad. Being quite taken with outer space, I would choose any of the solar system or planet journals for him. And, of course, make him share on with his sister.

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  35. One of these journals would make the perfect gift for my 6yo niece, Aeysha. She has a real affinity with writing and recording her feelings. I would choose the Charmed journals for her, they are a little bit grown up!

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  36. It's funny you mention the school notes. I had no idea until Miss 9 started. Notes all the time about everything! I keep them by the dinner table and we discuss them as a family after eating and our dinner table conversations. I think I've caught the note bug because I wrote her teacher a short one page letter about Miss 9's reading progress :) Having left her parents to move in with us, we're actively encouraging Miss 9 to express her feelings. We write letters, we talk, and email. But I think having something that's personal, personalised and entirely hers might be another way for her to work through her emotions. I think she'd like the I see the moon journal - just yesterday when we were on the see-saw she was talking about the moon :)

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  37. Oh, what a lovely giveaway! Maya has just started doing drawings that actually look like something and i've been dating them and keeping them on loose sheets of paper but it would be lovely for her to have her own journal to draw in and document the progression of her artistic skills :) So I guess it would have to be the work of art journals for us!

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  38. I just found out "someone" (not me unfortunately) is pregnant and I would love to give her a journal to document her pregnancy story. Her partner is robot crazy so the robot journal jumped out, but then I also love the Master piece Journal as I believe every woman creates a master piece when she becomes a mother.

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  39. My dear friend, who's husband is in the military, just got orders to be a Marine security guard all around the world. She has three daughters who I know would love to document their travels as they move from place to place. Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway! xo, Sarah @movingeastonwest

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  40. I think my girl would love it to collect all her thoughts and memories about her grandparents (who she only sees 12 monthly) to put photos and memories of visits in. I love the outdoorsy type and wisdom journal designs. So cute

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  41. So sweet this giveaway ! I love Pretty Poppies Journals... for my daughter ! I hope it will take the direction of France...:)
    Friendly ! Delphine.

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  42. Would love to win this for our nephew who turns six this month- he requests paper and drawing pencils for all his gifts! My favorite kid journal was the "my masterpieces journal."

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  43. I'd love these for my little ones and I'd pick: my masterpieces, bursting with bright ideas and Oh, the places we'll go (for aur next family trip planned in a beautiful green italian region).

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  44. I have way too many journals, but the Astro pup journal could maybe help my son getting into the same habit of recording his thoughts. Here's to hoping...

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  45. I write to keep calm. I write to keep my sanity. I write to remember what I have to be thankful for. Sometimes, I vent in my writing. I have found that when I go back and read about my " problems," they aren't actually as terrible as I think they are! I have been trying to teach my children also the value of writing. I hope they can learn to find therapy in it like I do!

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    1. Oh and I love the floral mix Journal. :)

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  46. How wonderful are these! I would like to win them to encourage my child to keep a gratitude journal, as she is almost 8, we would call it a things that make me happy diary. I would like to give the other two to her closest two friends to encourage the same idea for them. I especially like the I see the moon design or the Oh the places we will go. Thankyou for this opportunity :-)

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  47. these are gorgeous. i'd love the moon journal for my son and the bright ideas one for my daughter…such a sweet idea to encourage journal writing!

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  48. I'm writing a diary for each daughter since when I was pregnant... I want to keep memories of the first time they have done something or what was the weather when they were born... These journals will be perfect! I'll choose something with flowers for Zoe Tiare (Tiare means flower in Rapa Nui) such as Pretty Poppies or Soft Bouquet, and something "japan style" for Alma Aiko (Hello you or Posy). The third could be used for my dreams ... Or another child maybe!!
    Minted designs are simply beautiful!

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  49. Personalized journals for the young creative mind! I love it. My daughters are filled with such wonder and expression; to capture it all in a single space is perfect. I would choose the Works of Art, the Simple Thoughts, and the Nameplate journals for my girls; though really, it would be a delight to have any one of them.

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  50. Oh my, so many beautiful ones to choose from - I would choose the Owls, the Great Big Sea, and To Color or Not To Color, but I might change one of those for the Foxy or the Empty. Such clever and smart ideas, and beautifully designed!

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  51. I just adore "I See The Moon" journal. Journaling is an invaluable practice as it allows one to sort out thoughts and it documents personal growth. I must admit, it's easy to ignore journal writing with all of life's daily demands, but my these adorable journals certainly encourage a commitment to journaling!

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  52. The Great Big Sea Journals, I love this one, and I would probably keep it myself because I don´t have kids, because I´m only 18. :)
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  53. My big boy would love the sail away journals for all his sweet drawings and writing practice. Nothing like instilling a love of good stationary in my children while they are young! :)

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  54. i love the sweet little lady bugs and balloons with equal adoration!
    i have been looking for ways to help piper express herself as i return to work and she is in other people's care more often. we have a lot going on in life at the moment and i think down time is the best way to help little people manage their emotions. xx ashley

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  55. Well this is perfect since I have 3 kids who love to draw! I would let them each pick out whichever of the designs they wanted and get the blank pages and then they could each have their own special journal :)

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  56. I would choose the owls for my sweet, sensitive nephew. He has the kindest way with my older two children and my newborn. He will soon have another sibling and may have reason to write about and work through the changes in his life.

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  57. I would choose the owls for my sweet, sensitive nephew. He has the kindest way with my older two children and my newborn. He will soon have another sibling and may have reason to write about and work through the changes in his life.

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  58. The sweet little ladybug and vintage stamp ones are my favourites for poppy. I can imagine the outpouring of creativity being put lovingly on those pages. We like to write and express ourselves at home and remember precious stories and moments as a tribe.

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  59. i like the Floral Mix Journals/
    i love to write

    Anna

    anna_k67@yahoo.com

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  60. I like the Thoughts of a Major journal. I would give these journals to my kid sister because she loves to write and has even won several writing contests in her school. She loves cute designs such as that journal! I think writing in a journal such as that would be fun and encouraging for her :)

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  61. The Bursting With Bright Ideas is certainly catchy, My son would adore this journal and would feel so special owning one.

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  62. We are encouraging drawing and writing in our family at the moment to offset all the electronics ie tv, tablet, as well as bring out our boys creative sides. I would choose 'The Adventurer Journals' for Paz as he is very interested in Geography, 'I want to ride my bicycle' for Vinnie as he has just learnt to ride his bike this week, and lastly 'My masterpieces' for Luca as he loves drawing and is learning how to write!

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  63. I love the 'bursting with bright ideas' journal - perfect for my 5yr old daughter who is always exclaiming that she has an idea! She is learning to write so this would be the perfect place for her many big ideas!

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  64. What beautiful journals! I'm inspired to get my 6 year old son writing more stories and writing about his thoughts, inventions and adventures! I was blown away with how far he came with reading and writing last year in kindy and want to encourage more of this at home and let his imagination flow! I love the Moonrise Adventure notes and The Archer for him and the Sweet little ladybug is super cute for his little sister to use in the coming year when she learns to write! Thanks :)

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  65. I write to survive - if I didn't write some of my thoughts down I'd be constantly in a daze - writing them down helps me to let them go. My favourite is the moonstruck journal, it's beautiful. I'd gift them to a friend who needs to remember to write at the moment. x

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  66. Wow! these are incredible and so simple too :) I would love to win to gift one to a friend for her to journal her newly born daughter's adventure, one for my three (and a half, Mum!) year old to be able to drawn in and capture who she is right here, right now forever and lastly one for myself to pour my soul into. Just like I did when I was a young girl, just for me to remember, to process, to grow.

    I adore so many but if I need to chose right now I'd chose a Sweet Little Ladybug journal, a colour or not to colour and last one I'd let my daughter chose!

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