While it's true there is more happiness in giving than in receiving, there is a limit on what a girl should spend on a giveaway, yes? And so nervous planning aside, I've sealed up the wallet and stopped myself from purchasing any more items by tying up the basket in a bow.
Why am I writing this blog post, listing the items in my giveaway basket? For three reasons.
1. To share the cool bookish items I found with you, as you might want to purchase one or two for your book launch giveaway
2. To remind myself of what's in the gift basket in case I forget between now and August, and
3. To entice local folks to wear vintage when the time to attend my in-person book launch comes, as those doing so will be entered to win.
Total Value $200!
Yikes! Did I really spend that much on my gift basket--all the items, plus the basket, gift packaging, shipping, and taxes? Receipts don't lie! At least it's a tax deduction, right?