Sunday, January 23, 2011

and the winners are...


phew-- choosing the winners was quite a venture. i had it worked out in my head that i would just cut and paste the comments into textedit and print them out and number them, so that i wouldn't have to count to 300 or above eleven times (i would have lost count several times and ended up re-counting about one million times). that didn't work, because when i tried to cut & paste, it pasted the photos also, and would have been either a ton of work to cut and paste each one individually, or waste about 60 sheets of paper and a whole lot of ink printing all those pages. i decided to write out a list of all of the names, which even though it may seem silly to write over three hundred names, it worked out well. a handful of folks accidentally posted their comments twice, so to this method ended up making things a bit more fair for everyone, because i did not count the repeated comments. then i broke out my trusty iphone and used a randomizer to choose the eleven lucky W I N N E R S !!!

congratulations to: miss priss/morgan, ashley, claire madden, siobhan, grrfeisty, karen, karen barbé, brooke @ clairemontroad, lover mother, jessica jane, and chuck ! ! !

does anyone have any suggestions for an easier method for choosing giveaway winners? any help would be greatly appreciated.

thank you all for your comments and support. xo, hank.

7 comments:

Sheetal said...

GAH! didn't win... Any chance of winning a consolation prize since I sure need consoling? as for next time, You could use the random number generator.( http://www.random.org/ )
All you do is type in the number of comments you got and it picks a random number for you!

Marcie A. said...

I'm with Sheetal. Random number generator. Save your fingers. You need them for other things. ;)

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

I've used random.org too. Beats writing all those names on little slips of paper! :)

Chuck said...

Oh how cool! I hope I am the chuck who won! (Fingers crossed.) :)

[chucksdaisies(at)gmail(com)]

ashley said...

and i hope i'm the ashley who won!!

Jessica said...

Am I the Jessica who won? :)

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

hi katie, i've just come over from jessica jane's blog after seeing your beautiful package from the giveaway she won. i love your designs!!!!

i've used random.org too but it wasn't very pretty to look at and opted for this one instead. hope you find a way around it cos 300 entries is like woah, heavy counting for sure. cheers lades. ♥