Monday, February 16, 2015

Calling Home Businesses and Authors



So I've started a small online-only advertising magazine, and am looking to feature other home businesses and authors. This one's for the little guy or gal.

The An Enchanted Holiday Magazine is an online advertising magazine with holiday content, available free, and free to distribute on your own website. It's intended to give home businesses a reasonable place to advertise, and a means to "spread the word." 
 

To view the inaugural issue of the An Enchanted Holiday Magazine, click on the cover image below. It's a free PDF download.
 
http://anenchantedholiday.com/anenchantedholidayvalissueFINAL.pdf


Interested in seeing your home business or book featured? All I ask in return is that you offer the magazine free on your website or blog, and contribute something to the magazine, such as a book blurb or short excerpt, holiday memory, or original craft or recipe or illustration. (None of which would be exclusive; you're free to also post on your own blog, etc. You retain all copyright.) 

Also interested in reciprocal links with other home businesses/authors. No affiliates links, please, and family-friendly. Would consider a separate magazine for writers, including spicy romance, if there's enough interest. (I write women's/children's fic, as well as some creative non-fic.)

I'm interpreting "holiday" very broadly, as any holiday (standard or not, ex. National Pie Day), or seasonal tie-in. Questions? Interest? Email me at gtbaskets@yahoo.com.
Of course, I'll also post the magazine on my blog, where back issues will remain archived. 

Here's the code to put the graphic for the ad magazine itself onto your website. No need to download the banner image; it's all in the code. If you do post it, let me know, and I'll offer a reciprocal link to your site.


<p align="center"><a href="http://anenchantedholiday.com/anenchantedholidayvalissueFINAL.pdf"><img src="http://anenchantedholiday.com/ADMAGVALENTINELULUCOVERFINAL.jpg" width="172" height="208"></a></p> 


For more info, check out my website over at An Enchanted Holiday.



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Love Poems and Quotes for Valentine's Day

A few classic love poems and some love quotes, and a half-fold card to print for Valentine's Day. Or for scrapbooking.

All are PDF's. Just right-click and "save as."



Half-fold Valentine Card

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/halffoldcardvalentine2.pdf




 The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, by Christopher Marlowe


http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/marlowepoem.pdf





 She Walks In Beauty, by Lord Byron

 
 http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/byronpoem.pdf




Sonnets from the Portugese, "If thou must love me, let it be for nought . . .", 
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning


http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/sonnetbrowning1.pdf



 Sonnets from the Portugese, "First time he kissed me, he but only kissed . . .", 
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning


http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/sonnetbrowning2.pdf



Graphics to cut out and design your own Valentine's Day card


http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/Build%20your%20own%20Valentine%20pg.pdf



Love Quotes

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinequotesforweb.pdf

More Free Valentine Printables

Here are a few more Valentine's Day printables for the crafty. All are PDF's. Just right-click and "save as."

VALENTINE COLORING PAGES

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/cupidcolorpg.pdf
http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/heartcolorpg.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinecolorpg.pdf

HEART POSTER, or cut out the hearts to make a heart mobile

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/heartscutout.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/heartscutouteffect.pdf 

Honorary Member of Cupid's Good Kid Club Valentine Poster

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/hONORARY%20MEMBER.pdf

Valentine's Day stickers to print

These are what I call "color your own" stickers
http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinebwstickers.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinecolorstickers.pdf





Valentine Letters up over at An Enchanted Letter

I'm the owner of An Enchanted Letter, and since late last year, I've gone digital, and have been adding printable PDF letters to my storefront over on Lulu. The Valentine letters are up, if you're looking for a unique gift, or an alternative to the traditional Valentine card. Some are for adults, and some are for children. (Most of the letters I've written over the years are geared toward children.)

My mom always made kind of a big deal about holidays, so I have fond memories. Red Hots candies and those little candy hearts with the sayings imprinted on them.

Here's a sample of what the letters look like. You can read the letters before you buy by using Lulu's "preview" button.

While you're there, grab the An Enchanted Holiday coloring book and the story book (they're both free downloads. There is a coloring page for Valentine's Day in there, and a classic story for Valentine's Day. Who doesn't love "Beauty and the Beast?")





Printable Valentine's Day greeting cards

Valentine's Day is coming up quick! Here are a few Valentines to print. (The images are from Dover's royalty-free clipart.)

Just right click and "save as." They're PDFs.  And they're all quarter-fold cards.

Happy Valentine's Day!
 

Printable Valentine's Day Cards


 
http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinecard1.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinecard2.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinecard3.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinecard4.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinecard5.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinecard6.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinecard7.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/valentinecard8.pdf

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Calling all home businesses and authors

So, this past Christmas I ran a contest on my site An Enchanted Letter (letters from  Santa, etc.) and two people entered. Two.

Because nobody could find my site.

Because I'd tried what I always did in the past--post a free link on multiple sweepstakes sites. Only a bunch had gone out of business, and the others wouldn't list a contest without charging for the exposure. Fair enough, but I wasn't gonna drop $50 on a sweeps listing for a prize worth $100. Not gonna happen.

So, this crazy idea just sort of bubbled up. You know those advertising magazines that are delivered to your door, or in the racks on your way out of the supermarket? I figured why not try one online. Something to offer up as a freebie on the blog/website, hope it gets passed around.

And we'll see what happens with this little experiment.

Grab the inaugural issue. Just click the picture.

http://anenchantedholiday.com/anenchantedholidayvalissueFINAL.pdf


I kind of themed it around "holidays/the seasons," but of course gifts--and, natch, books--would be appropriate, since lots of holidays include giving gifts. Of course, I included history of holidays, and some recipes, and DIY crafts.

I hope to get one out about every 3 months. Interested in seeing your home business or book featured? There's more info over at the website, An Enchanted Holiday.

Even if you're not interested in advertising in it, feel free to grab the link to the PDF of the mag, and offer it up free on your website/blog. 

This is the code to paste into your family-friendly blog/website for the link to the magazine. And if you do, drop an email to donnaturello@anenchantedholiday.com,so I can post a reciprocal link to your site/blog over at my website. No need to download the banner image; it's all in the code:



BannerFans.com


If you can't copy the code, I'll post it on the anenchantedholiday website, so you can just copy and paste. (Blogger automatically showed the code in the box, not the actual line by line code. *sigh*.)

Happy marketing!

Donna

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Coloring Pages

Some Christmas coloring pages. PDFs. Just right-click and "save as." Formatted for regular 8 1/2 x 11 size sheets of paper.

Merry Christmas!

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/colorpgcandle.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/colorpgpresent.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/colorpgsanta.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/colorpgsnowman.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/colorpgbell.pdf

Hanukkah Coloring Pages

Some Hanukkah coloring pages
Printable PDFs--just right click to "save as"


HAPPY HANUKKAH!
http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/colorpgstar.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/colorpgscroll.pdf

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/colorpgmenorah.pdf

Christmas Printable Posters and Gift Labels

More Christmas Printables! Stickers/labels for food gifts, and for general gifts, and mini Christmas posters.

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/christmasfoodlabels.pdf
Avery labels 5163/8163



http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/christmasgiftlabels.pdf
Avery labels 5163/8163



http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/danceposter.pdf
Just a regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper/cardstock



http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/naughtyorniceposter.pdf
 Just a regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper/cardstock



http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/santaswatchingposter.pdf
Just a regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper/cardstock

Hanukkah, Christmas Printable Stickers

Here are some Hanukkah and Christmas stickers to print. Just right-click and "save as."

More printables coming!

http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/christmasstickerssanta.pdf
Avery labels 5164/8164



http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/christmasstickersreindeer.pdf
 Avery labels 5164/8164



http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/hanukkahbwstickers.pdf
Avery labels 5164/8164



http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/christmasbwstickers.pdf
Avery labels 5164/8164



http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/christmasstickersangel.pdf
Avery labels 5164/8164



http://anenchantedletter.bravehost.com/myPictures/christmasstickersmisc.pdf
Avery labels 5164/8164