This year, Macy’s is adding to the spirit of “Believe” with a national Santa Tour, an honorary National Believe Day, a “Yes, Virginia” animated special, and a new TV commercial featuring Queen Latifah.
Inspired by the New York Sun’s famous “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial from 1897 and includes letter-writing “Believe Stations” in Macy’s stores across the country.
For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1 million.
On Friday, December 11, 2009, Macy’s will celebrate the first National Believe Day to recognize and reward acts of kindness and generosity from coast to coast. Also that day, CBS will premiere a new original animated special called, “Yes, Virginia.” on Friday, December 11, at 8 p.m. ET.
For more details, please visit Macy's BELIEVE.
While there, don't forget to enter the "Tell Us Why You Believe" contest to win a trip for four to New York City, for the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010. To enter just tell Macy’s WHY YOU BELIEVE.
This year they have also added a wonderful resource for schools and teachers by providing an online toolkit that allows teachers and schools to use “Believe” as a writing lesson or activity during the holiday season. The toolkit includes a Santa letter template, coloring sheet and “I Believe” bookmark cut-out and can be downloaded at Macy's BELIEVE.
A big thank you to M80 on behalf of Macy’s and in the spirit of giving, I have two $25 gift card to Macy's to give away to two lucky readers of the Fun 4 The Children blog.
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This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only, 18 or older and will end at 11:59 PM EST on December 18, 2009. The winners will be selected at random and the entries verified. The winners will then have 48 hours to claim their giveaway prize. If the winner does not claim their prize within their 48 hour period, a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be provided and shipped directly by M80 Public Relations on behalf of Macy’s.
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** We did not receive any incentives from M80 Public Relations or Macy's for writing this post. I big thank you to M80 Public Relations on behalf of Macy’s for generously provided the gift cards for this contest. **
Thank you to all that entered. I wish I had gift cards to give to all of you. Here are the two winners:
Deanna G. and JC
I've sent an e-mail to both of you and you will have 48 four hours to respond (must reply by 12:25 PM Monday 12/21/09). If I don't receive a reply, another winner (or two) will be selected.
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