Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year? It feels like it was only yesterday that I was looking for last year’s Christmas Giveaway sponsors!
I know it’s only October and there’s still a few more months before Christmas actually draws near. But if I’ve learned something from the past two Christmas Giveaways I ran on this blog, it’s that the earlier it’s organised, the better for everyone!
It is my hope to make the Christmas Giveaway an annual affair on this blog, with your help as a sponsor. It truly brings joy and cheer to the community, and bandies them together in many ways. This post details what it entails for all parties involved.
*Note: Due to limited time and energy levels and the effort involved, only 10 – 20 sponsors will be selected and promoted. I will follow up with each of you individually. Thank you so much for your kind understanding and generosity!
Who is This Christmas Giveaway for?
This giveaway is specifically meant for people who live with a chronic or mental illness, or a disability. Many of them live difficult lives and are unable to work, much less afford a nice gift for themselves.
They have lots of things they’d like to try on their wish list. This ranges from products that might bring some pain relief, improve their quality of life, or simply bring them a moment of happiness. What you have to offer may just be the perfect gift for someone who’s in need out there.
As an incentive, participants will also be able to increase their winning chances, the more involved they are in promoting your gift. You can see it as a three way collaboration between you, me and all participants, where everybody wins 🙂
What It Means to be Christmas Giveaway Sponsors
I’ve held two Christmas Giveaways on A Chronic Voice so far, and they have been a resounding success! With the pandemic still lurking, a surprise gift of the good kind is always appreciated.
Those two giveaways would not have been possible without generous sponsors like you. Last year, there were more than 30 Christmas Giveaway sponsors, and it was a grand affair for all! You could say, it was like an online holiday party for people who are chronically ill or disabled.
I am looking to promote your brand, product or service on my blog and social media, which has a combined following of nearly 37,000 users. This consists mainly of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
I will be shining a spotlight on each sponsor, and promoting each one of you across all channels every day as much as I can.
What Sort of Gifts Can be Given Away?
Just about anything that can be considered a gift and is legal! If you’re giving away edibles, your company needs to be registered. It shouldn’t be a discount code where winners still need to pay something, either.
Some Gift Ideas:
- Mobility Aids
- Comfortable Clothing
- Period Underwear (or Even ‘Regular’ Ones 😉 )
- Orthopaedic Shoes
- Medical Accessories (or Just Pretty Ones! 😉 )
- Gift Cards
- Food & Drink Products such as coffee, tea and cookies
- Kitchen Gadgets & Tools
- CBD Products (Popular!) (Needs to abide to laws within each state and country.)
- Art & Craft Products
- Paintings, Drawings & Other Artwork
- Books (Best if also available in audio and e-book formats, as some disabled users aren’t able to read or hold physical books 🙂 )
- Mentorship Programmes
- Cash Prizes
- Any Product That Helps with Pain Management
- Home Gardens
- Pet Accessories
- Digital App Memberships
- And the list goes on!
How the Christmas Giveaway Works
- State Your Terms & Conditions as a Christmas Giveaway Sponsor. For e.g., What do you plan on giving away, and how many of them? Can they select from a collection and are there any restrictions if so? Do you ship within a certain location only? Etc.
I Will Consolidate all Christmas Giveaway Sponsors & Prizes into a Single Blog Post. Viewers will be able to see pictures of your product, find out more about it and visit your website and social media accounts from there.
- Creation of Graphics. I will create giveaway graphics for each sponsor. This gives both sponsors and participants more material to re-share to their blogs or social media.
- Social Media Shares & Outreach. I will share the giveaway blog post and also promote all sponsors across my social media. They have a combined reach of over 37,000 followers (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest).
Encouragement of Reshares & Promotion of Your Brand. Participants will be encouraged to share your giveaway items and brand as much as possible. They will earn ‘points’ each time they do so. This gives them more chances of winning items that are high on their wish list.
Some of the things they can do to promote your brand via the giveaway widget are to: share the blog post, retweet about your item with your handle, pin an image that features your product, follow your social media account, tag their friends in social media media posts, and more!
- The Christmas Giveaway Will be Run on Rafflecoptor. The last two giveaways were also run using Rafflecoptor, which is a widget specifically meant for giveaways. We can insert your terms and conditions, keep track of each person’s level of participation, and select random winners.
- Maximum of One Prize Per Person. Participants may join as many giveaways as they like. But to keep things fair, they may only win a total of one item.
- Shipping. To keep things simple, shipping costs will be borne by the sponsor, if any. Gifts do not need to be shipped in time for Christmas, especially with disrupted schedules due to the pandemic. But if that’s possible, I am sure the winner will have a very happy Christmas day! 🙂
- Timeline. I am looking to launch the giveaway around mid-November, and will run it for a month. The targetted closing date for now is 10 December 2021. Winners will be announced on a separate post within 2-3 days. You can find the winners’ announcement pages for the past two giveaways here: 2020 and 2019.
If you’d like to make someone smile this Christmas, then sign up to be a Christmas Giveaway sponsor! Feel free to leave a comment below, or email me if you have any questions at all: [email protected]
The form where you sign up to be a sponsor will guide you through the process as well. Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity. A chronically ill or disabled person thanks you in advance!
P.s. If you would like to sign up to be a sponsor under a few different names or companies, you may need to clear your cookies or open the link in an incognito tab or new browser. Thank you!
*Note: This article is meant for educational purposes and is based on the author’s personal experiences. It is not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your own doctor before changing or adding any new treatment protocols.
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