Macy’s Thank-A-Mom Movement {Ends 5/13/12}

During the month of May, Mother’s Day is the hot topic. And what do we do on Mother’s Day? Why we honor our Mom, of course.

Well, this year, Macy’s is partnering with 5 charities in honor of mothers. These charities include the following:

That’s quite a fantastic little list of charities to support, isn’t it?

Macy’s is calling on each of us to help show our support for these charities. Participating is easy. All you have to do is head to Macy’s Facebook Page and send a free Mother’s Day e-card to the special mom {or moms!} in your life. For every e-card sent, Macy’s will donate $3 to the charity of your choice… and they’ll donate up to $400,000.

What are you waiting for? Send an e-card right now by CLICKING HERE.

To encourage my readers to participate in this awesome campaign, they’re allowing me to host a giveaway here on Blessed Beyond Words. Macy’s is offering up a choice of purse hanger, butter LONDON Top and Tails Set or Jones New York pashmina to one of my readers. You get to decide which prize you’d like!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter Gadget below. And because of the nature of this campaign, I’m requesting that you be Facebook Fans of both Blessed Beyond Words and Macy’s in order to gain extra entries.

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Disclaimer: I will receive an item mentioned above as a thank you for putting up this post. Macy’s is sponsoring the giveaway and sent me the information provided to you in this post through M80. Any opinions expressed are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way.

Macy’s Believe 2011: Collecting a Million Reasons to Believe {Ends 12/25}

For the past 4 years, I have been honored to be a part of the Macy’s Believe campaign. It’s a project near and dear to my heart because the money goes to the Make A Wish Foundation. I macy's believehave several family members and loved ones that have seen their own dreams come true because of Make a Wish.

The task is simple: Write a letter to Santa and drop it in a mailbox at your local Macy’s store. For every letter sent to Santa, Macy’s will donate $1 to The Make-A-Wish-Foundation – up to 1 million dollars. Over the past 3 years, Macy’s has collected over 4 million letters. {You guys ROCK!}

There are a few special perks available this year as part of the Believe campaign:

  • Macy’s Believe-o-Magic App – For the first time ever, shoppers that mail their letters through the Believe Stations in Macy’s stores will be able to take a photo with the animated stars from the animated holiday special “Yes, Virginia.” Through today’s technology, customers with IOS and select Android smartphones can download the “Macy’s Believe-o-Magic” application which will allow them to unlock the magic to see and interact with Virginia, Ollie, and all their friends. Customers can stop in the frame and take a picture, and that photo can be uploaded into a holiday card template to share by email or Facebook if desired. Customers can also preview the magic at home by downloading the application and printing out the marker. When you point the “Macy’s Believe-o-Magic” camera at the marker, you’ll be able to see an animated Virginia ice skating!
  • National Believe Day – Today, December 9th, Macy’s is celebrating National Believe Day to honor the spirit of the season and inspire kindness and generosity from coast-to-coast. The special day focuses on the season’s message of goodwill and charity toward others.
  • Believer of the Week – Enthusiastic Believe fans will have the chance to be featured in Macy’s Facebook profile photo as the “Believer of the Week.” Just share your photos of your visit to Macy’s Believe center with their Facebook community and help spread the Believe Magic around. The photo that receives the most “likes” will be featured as the Macy’s profile picture for a week.
  • Create Your Letter to Santa Online – You can find a super simple tool to use at After creating your letter, you can decorate it with fun icons. Then, just print out your letter and bring it to any Santa Mailbox at Macy’s Believe Stations. And don’t forget to stop by Santaland inside Macy’s to see the Big Man himself!

The Believe campaign runs now through Dec. 24.

To help encourage my readers to believe, Macy’s has asked me to share my favorite Santa memory.

A few years ago, we were having a really rough year. Jace was only a couple of months old, and we also had Ashley and Zander. We only had enough money to buy the kids their “special” ornament and maybe one other gift. We had decided there would be no “Santa” that year. We just couldn’t do it. Well, a group of very special ladies that I know got together and started sending us packages – all marked from “Santa” with “Do not open until Christmas” on them. I was truly blown away by their kindness and generosity. Then, on Christmas morning, we opened our front door to leave for our Christmas festivities and found garbage bags full of gifts for the kids: coats, mittens, hats, clothing… so many needs fulfilled. There was no name on the card just, “Sorry, Santa couldn’t fit all this down the chimney!” To this day, I have no idea who delivered those gifts to our home. But it is one Santa I will never forget. That Christmas, we barely had a dime to our name, but all of the kids – and my husband and I – were well taken care of. It was truly the best Christmas I have ever had.

Now I want to hear your favorite Santa memory, and so does Macy’s. I’ll give away a $20 Macy’s gift card to one lucky reader so you can do some after Christmas shopping and get something you really wanted. 😉 The giveaway will end at 12:01am on 12/25. To enter, use the Rafflecopter gadget below.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is from Macy’s. I am sponsoring the giveaway myself. The Santa story and any opinions expressed are 100% my own. I am not being compensated for this post in any way.


Macy’s Thank A Mom Movement {Giveaway}

This giveaway will end Friday, April 29 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be announced first thing Saturday morning, and MUST have their information to me by Sunday at noon EST to ensure delivery of the prize.

Happy Mother's DayThis Mother’s Day, Macy’s is hosting their “Thank a Mom Movement.” Not only does this campaign celebrate mom, but it empowers you to donate $5, (up to $400,000), to the charity of your choice in her honor.

It’s so easy to participate. All you have to do is send a (free) e-card to the amazing mom (or moms!) in your life, and Macy’s will donate $5 to the charity of your choice, from one of Macy’s five partnering charities.

Visit the “Thank a Mom Movement” on Facebook to make a difference this Mother’s Day.

Below, you can find  info and videos for each of the five charities involved in Macy’s “Thank a Mom Movement”.

Futures Without Violence formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund ®

The Make-A-Wish Foundation®

National Park Foundation ®

Reading Is Fundamental ® (video link):

American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement ®

To show their thanks for participating in this program, Macy’s wants to send a bouquet of flowers to a very special mom in your life this Mother’s Day weekend. One lucky winner will select a recipient, and the flowers will be sent right to her door.

To Enter for your chance to win:

Leave a comment and tell me who you would send the flowers to and why.
*Mandatory. If this is not done, you cannot win.

Want Extra Entries?

  • Send an ecard to a special mom in your life through the Thank a Mom Movement. (Honor system in place. Send as many as you like, but be honest. Leave a separate comment for each card you send, as well as the recipients first name and last initial.)
  • Subscribe to us via email. (2 extra entries.)
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook. (Once per DAY – just leave a link, or copy/paste text that you posted with your Facebook User Name.)
  • Follow Blessed Beyond Words on twitter and Tweet about this contest. (Leave your twitter id, please! And 1 Tweet Per DAY.)
    Use the re-tweet button above, or here’s a sample tweet:

    • Win a bouquet of flowers for your mom this Mother’s Day from Macy’s and @angievinez – Ends 4/29:
  • Grab our button and put it on your blog. (Leave us a link to your blog, please!)
  • Add us to your blog roll. (Leave a link to your blog, please!)
  • Follow our blog publicly  – either through Google’s Followers Gadget or through Facebook’s Networked Blogs. (Leave a comment for each one that you do. Anonymous following doesn’t count.)

Fine Print: Contest is open to residents of the US. If you already do any of the above, you qualify. Please leave a comment for each of the extra entries you complete. However, you must first leave the required comment as stated above. Giveaway will end on April 29th at 11:59pm (EST), and the winner will be selected via the “And the Winner is..” plugin. Winner will be notified via email upon selection, and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Disclaimer: I was contacted by M80 on behalf of Macy’s Thank a Mom Movement. I have not been compensated in any way for this post. Sponsor is fulfilling the winner’s prize as stated above.