For the Love…Of Blogging GIVEAWAY #6

This is it!  The end of the For the Love…Of Blogging Week!

You made it to the end…and as a reward?  GIVEAWAYS!

We are continuing our day of giveaways with one of my oldest friends on twitter and the blogging world, Julie Sancken of J. Sancken Photography.

Here is what Julie has to say about her new little awesome business:

JSancken Photography started in the spring of 2010. After taking hundreds of photos of my son, Brayden, I knew I wanted to share my talents with my local community. As well as starting portrait photography, I started dabbling in a little bit of nature photography, and soon got the idea to do 3.5×5″ photo note cards with my photos. The cards are the perfect size for a small thank you or any other short note-without that awkward white space when you can’t think of how to elaborate! They also make great gifts, and I hope to add more photos to choose from soon!

I actually have a couple of her prints in my bedroom…they are GORGEOUS! See?

Not only is she available as a photographer for YOUR family (she is based out of Pontiac, Illinois–about 90 miles south of Chicago), she also sells prints (like the ones I have) and photo card sets.

Her cards are generally sets of 10 for $15, but for the rest of the month, she is offering them to you as 10 for $10! That is a five dollar savings!  She is so awesome!

Plus Julie is giving one set of 10 photo cards away to one of you for FREE!

You have TWO ways to enter:

1) Tell me who you would send a handwritten note to and why!


2) Tweet about the giveaway and then come here and leave a comment that you tweeted.  You can make something up, but if you are all lazy like I am, you can just copy and paste this:

I love blogging and I love giveaways!  Enter to win with @ksluiter and @basicallyjulie!

That’s it!

Of course you should go browse (and then buy!) in her site.

You should follow her sweetness on twitter.

You should like LOVE her on facebook

and of COURSE you should follow her blog!

This giveaway ends Sunday, January 30 at noon est.  Winners will be chosen by and posted that same day.

The fine print:  J.Sancken Photography is providing the spoils for this giveaway.  I have gotten nothing in return other than the joy of giving you something I love from someone I love.
About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. My Grandmother use to write to me all the time…right up until her passing. She would write everyone she knew. It wa her hobby…correspondence. I have been trying to get into keeping in better touch, by sending actual mail. These would come in very handy with my new “hobby”.

  2. I would send notes to my grandparents. 🙂

  3. tweeted! @scbrown929

  4. I would send a note to my dad in the hospital.

  5. I just tweeted my entry” *wishing myself good luck* 🙂

  6. I love sending hello notes & these would be super awesome to send to my BFF in Michigan!

  7. I like to write hand written notes to my giveaway winners when I send their loot. I also still write handwritten thinking of you and thank you notes all the time. What can I say, I am old school. In my opinion, nothing makes a person smile more than knowing someone actually sat down and took the time to write to them!

    I LOVE this card!

  8. my SIL who lives in Czech & just had a baby in November!

  9. Love these kinds of cards. I’d give them to people on my team at work who have told me a handwritten card is one of their favourite forms of recognition.

  10. I always send handwritten notes to my bestie (and bridesmaid). We used to work in a giftshop together, which sold crazy and funny cards. Now we make a point to pick up cards for each other. I love getting cards in the mail from her!

  11. I wrote a handwritten note to my husband earlier today. I still write handwritten thank you cards. They are just more personal to me.

  12. Jackie Mask says

    One of my closest friends is moving to California in a few months- I would definitely use these cards as a way for us to keep in touch!

  13. Jackie Mask says

    Tweeted! @jchanmask

  14. I would write to my Mom. She always sends me letters but I usually just call or email her back. Letter writing is a forgotten art and I want to help rekindle it. Pontiac, IL that’s so funny. My grandparents were from Cullom. I’ve been there many times. I’ll have to check her out. Thanks Katie!

  15. I love Julie!! I also have a print of hers!
    My BFF is moving far away and I would be writing her very often. She’s a sister to me…makes me sad…but a note written with these would make her smile. I know it!

  16. Tweeted!!

  17. I would write my bff. we rarely have time anymore to talk and a hand written note is so much nicer anyway

  18. I tweeted!

  19. I love sending handwritten notes and I still write out by my hand all my thank you notes and am teaching my boys to do the same thing. Who doesn’t love a beautiful card with a lovely handwritten note?

  20. I would send notes to all my friends because it’s always nice to get mail that isn’t bills!

  21. Beautiful photography! I would send a note from my daughter to her Nannie.

  22. tweeted

  23. I love to write letters, I do all the time. I would send a note to: my mother-in-law (we’re penpals), my cousin, my 2 aunts, my mom, my bestie, a letter to my hubs at work, my blogging bestie, and then I’d probably frame a couple, too pretty to send them all away!


  24. Ok, I would send you a note, my friend Casey, my other friend Alice and then whomever paid me enough to send out the remaining 7.

  25. also did the tweeting thing.

  26. missy widener says

    LOVE sending handwritten notes. and receiving them, too. I think I would send one to my daughter just to see her lil dimple smile when she gets mail and realizes it is from her mom. and it would be for a girl’s night out.

  27. Amanda Venema says

    I LOVE handwritten notes! I would send one to a dear friend who has been going through a particularly rough patch in life.