Carpentree has given us an exclusive coupon code, good from now through the end of the year! Go use it to buy your Christmas wish list item today! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway below to win a free Carpentree Framed Art piece.
I’m so pleased to be participating in the Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Pitch List Bloggers! By following the links below, you’ll be able to visit posts by all my Pitch List friends, reviewing some of their favorite gift items and giving them away to some of our wonderful readers. I’m so excited about these posts. I can’t wait to see the great gift ideas, and I hope that you find some fun new items to give this year.
I decided that for my part of this giveaway hop, I wanted to focus on some of my favorite home grown businesses, from right here in Oklahoma. And the first one I want to share is also the closest to my heart – Carpentree! Even if you don’t recognize the name, you will likely recognize Carpentree’s amazing products. They have been making beautiful and inspirational framed art pieces for over 35 years. If you’ve ever shopped at any major Christian bookstore chain, you have seen these pieces displayed prominently.
Sixteen years ago, I was a new college graduate looking for my first job as a degreed accountant. I didn’t recognize the name at that point either, but as soon as I walked through the door I noticed the wonderful artwork on every wall. I didn’t know at that interview that this job would be so much more than a job. My co-workers there became friends and mentors over the years. The atmosphere was so nurturing and supportive. My first opportunity to write for a larger audience came at Carpentree, when one of the owners, Ginny Hobson, was co-creating a collection of art and poetry and short stories called Friends Are Flowers: In the Garden of the Heart, and she graciously chose something I had written to include.
The wonderful Christian atmosphere of that workplace sparks inspiration for the designers at Carpentree. Each piece is prayerfully designed to pair a beautiful image with the perfect bible verse or inspirational quote. Their products range from small gift items to large and impressive statement pieces. There truly is something for everyone at Carpentree!
I’m so excited about the piece that we chose for this giveaway! You know that chickens are my passion and I’ve shared before some of the great chicken items that decorate my own home. And now you have the opportunity to have a wonderful chicken print for your own home. One that isn’t too kitchy or country, but will fit in with many styles of decor. Even Joe Cocker is a fan of this piece, although I think he’s glad that this handsome roo won’t be sticking around to compete with him for the girls!
Thank you so much, Carpentree, for providing this wonderful item for my give away!