December 2009 Blog Archive


Thu

24

Dec

2009

December 24th - What time is it? Time for a limited-edition LÜM-TEC Watch!

Prize Update: The winner of our final present is from France. Join us in congratulating docguillaume!

We hope you enjoyed our holiday blog and all the presents.

 

We've finally made it to the end of our holiday calendar, and to finish it off with a bang, we've got the biggest (most exciting, in our opinion) present for you! We're giving away, to one lucky commenter or retweeter, a brand new, limited-edition wristwatch (Model A5 of the Bull45 series) from LÜM-TEC worth $599!

 

This American company specializes in made-to-order and custom-produced watches. Each watch model is produced in very limited quantities, and we at Jimdo have the pleasure of giving away one of these rare watches!

 

Based on the feedback from watch connoisseurs and experts on the needs of watch lovers around the world, LÜM-TEC continues to develop and improve LÜM-TEC watches. Their watches set themselves apart through their high-quality workmanship as well as the unusual strength of their illumination. By using six layers of Superluminova, the watch face has extremely high visibility and retains an especially bright luminescent charge.

Dial: Chronograph

Casing: Bead blasted PVD 45 mm

Strap type: Top grade rubber strap

Dial window type: anti-reflective coating on both sides of sapphire crystal

Movement: Miyota OS10 chrono from Japan

Power supply: Battery

Water resistant: 100 meters (10 atmospheres)

Date function: Yes

Other functions: black dial, orange lume

Limited Edition: Only 100 produced

Special functions: MDV technology / Super-LumiNova / 8-layer MDV® LUM-TEC ORANGE luminous application

How to Win

Win this most awesome of awesome giveaways by leaving a comment below or by retweeting it. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick the winner.

 

We'll announce the winner in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win.

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Wed

23

Dec

2009

December 23rd - Goodies from Google

Update:

The winner of the Google Goodies is from Russia: Елена, blog comment #35. Congratulations!

There aren't that many days left until Christmas (and Hanukah is coming to an end now too), so our holiday blog will be winding down in a few days. But don't be sad! There's still a week's worth of chances to get something great, to win one of the presents. Today's special gifts are a whole bunch of surprises from Google… and a whole bunch means that we're giving away 8 presents at once!

Each winner gets

  • high quality pen
  • 1GB USB thumbdrive
  • T-Shirt
  • Mug
  • Rubiks Cube
  • Note pad
  • Mousepad
  • Footbag

 

How to Win

You want to win the Google package? Leave a comment below or by retweeting it. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick the winners.

 

We'll announce the winners in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win.

 

Good luck!

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Tue

22

Dec

2009

December 22nd - JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness Coupon Codes!

There are just two more days until Christmas! We wanted to give away something that's both great for you and maybe a lifesaver if you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet! Starting today until December 31st, 2009, you'll save 30% when ordering or upgrading to JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness.

 

How? We've got a coupon code for you. Just enter during the order process, and you'll save!

 

The coupon code:

Jimdo-XMAS-2009

 

If you want to give the discount as a present, that's easy too! Just share the code with a friend… maybe write it in a nice card :)

 

JimdoPro offers

  • Your own domain name (for example www.yourname.com)
  • An ad-free website
  • Additional layout options
  • Premium Support
  • Your own email address at your domain (for example info@yourname.com)
  • and much more


You'll save $18 on JimdoPro!

JimdoBusiness offers

  • 2 domain names (for example www.yourbusiness.com and www.yourbusiness.biz)
  • Unlimited email aliases (forwarding addresses)
  • Business-level Support
  • 50 GB storage
  • Unlimited password-protected areas
  • and much more


You'll save $35.80 on JimdoBusiness!

We hope that this token of our appreciation for you will help warm your holidays a little bit. Have a happy December 22nd!

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Mon

21

Dec

2009

December 21st - Elf Yourself!

After our brief hiatus yesterday, the Jimdo holiday blog is back! This time with something that's sure to bring a smile to your face.

 

Get yourself into the holiday spirit with this nifty site called ElfYourself! All you need are a few pictures - of youself, your friends, your family - and you can all be prancing around in the funniest of outfits! You can even choose different dance styles and music. It's definitely worth a minute to have some fun with.

 

Just look at what fun can come out of it:

 

Do you have any other similar sites for holiday fun? Share them with us in the comments!

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Sat

19

Dec

2009

December 19th - Deck Your Site in Holiday Cheer!

Your website can look as colorful and cheerful as the holiday season! Today we've got a new layout for ALL Jimdo users!

Don't worry, colorful doesn't mean garish. The background is a little brighter than usual, but the design is simple. Just try it out -- preview your site in it, you can always change back.

How do you choose a new design? It's easy!

  • Log into your Jimdo page
  • Click on the Layout button
  • Choose the new design!

Not a Jimdo user yet? Signing up just takes a minute :-)

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Fri

18

Dec

2009

December 18th - Get through the winter with GiVille

GiVille's is a breath of fresh air from Giessen, Germany - and the sponsor for today's giveaway. To keep your ears, head, and throat warm this winter, the folks at GiVille are giving away five "anti-frost sets". Each anti-frost set includes one warm fleece hat and a matching scarf. You'll not only stay toasty in these cold winter months, you'll look good, too!

Even if you're not fortunate enough to win one of the gifts tomorrow, it's worth it to take a closer look at this clothing label. There are great hoodies, shirts, and other accessories for men as well as women. GiVille is definitely a place to look if you need a tip for finding your Christmas gifts! We've put together a preview below of their collection if you'd like to take a look.

How to Win

Win your frostbite protection by leaving a comment below or by retweeting it. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick the winners.

 

We'll announce the winners in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win

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Thu

17

Dec

2009

December 17th - One-of-a-kind Silver Jewelry from MenZao in France

Congratulations to our winner today from Germany! He lucked out with comment #16: Robert Brungert on the German blog

Our gift to you today is another unique piece by a Jimdo user! We're totally enamored of the silver filigree jewelry piece made by French user Soline Désiré.

 

After studying jewelry design and goldsmithing, she opened her own studio "MenZao" in western France.

 

The name "MenZao" means standing stone in the Breton language, and embodies Soline's artistic philosophy: a mixture of the Orient, nature, tradition, and authenticity -- all MenZao pieces are handmade and unique!

 

We're giving away this necklace and earrings today… and there's even more good news! If you don't win,  you can still buy something from her work -- at a 15% discount. If you see a piece you like, get in touch with Soline!

How to Win

For those of you just joining us, just leave a comment or retweet this for a chance to win!

 

From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick the winner.

 

We'll announce the winners in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win

 

Good luck!

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Wed

16

Dec

2009

December 16th - New Photos for your Jimdo Pages

It's time for another holiday blog present -- this time for everyone!

 

We want everyone to go home with something today, so our gift today is digital :-) Below are 31 new photographs of many different styles and subjects that you can use for your Jimdo site.

 

Please especially thank

 

www.cdesign-fotografie.de

www.museemarcviers.jimdo.com

 

for their generosity. The rest of the photos are from members of the Jimdo team. We hope you like today's present... :-)

Photos from cdesign-fotografie.de

cdesign-fotografie.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format [4.3 MB]
Download

Photos from museemarcviers.jimdo.com

Jean-Claude Rongier museemarcviers-jimdo
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format [5.0 MB]
Download

Photos from the Jimdo Team

Bilder JimdoTeam.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format [11.3 MB]
Download

Photo Sites on the Web

We also have a few tips for sites around the internet where you can get photos for free (or for very little).

 

  • Clipdealer (save 10% by entering the coupon code Jimdo when ordering)
  • www.everystockphoto.com (search engine for free stock photos)
  • www.freephotosbank.com
  • Don't forget to always check the licensing agreements when using the photos, they can very and it's up to you to make sure you're doing it right.
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Tue

15

Dec

2009

December 15th - A Holiday Grab Bag - Cool Stuff from Jimdo Users

Update! Wow, there are lots of winners today from all over!

 

  • The Heatcliff shirt is giong to Germany, to Twitterer Lessa111

Today we don't have just one present for you to win from a sponsor, we've got great gifts from four creative and talented Jimdo users! Since we're giving each item separately, your chances of winning are quadrupled!

 

1) Milky Window goes all out!

 

Milky Window from Hamburg stands for unique design for unique people. At Milky Window, they don't want to see everything too clearly -- seeing this differently is good! You don't have to take our word for it that this works for them, just take a look at their street art photography and today's prize: the infamous Don Karolito! He is one of Milky's puppet gang and will come to keep you company. He's about 12 inches tall and covered in diamonds (diamond-shaped fabric, that is).

2) The Juicy Shirt of the Week!


At http://www.juicyshirt.de/ you'll find "T-Shirts for everyday" in all shapes and colors, with a huge variety of prints - there's definitely something for everyone! The winner of this gift will be able to take home the current  Juicy Shirt of the Week. We're looking forward to your "juicy" comments :)

3) Heatcliff Streetwear for you!

 

Heatcliff Clothing is for anyone whose blinkers are off, and is open to everything that's in the world! We quote: "Hiphoppers, rockers, house heads and everyone with an eclectic music taste like us, to the skaters, surfer, snowboarders and everyone who enjoys the outdoors and nature through sports... but also for everyone else." Sounds great, doesn't it? To celebrate our holiday blog, Heatcliff's owners are giving away a t-shirt and set of buttons!

4) A personalized illustration of your name from www.dieartige.de

 

Wow! We haven't seen something this cool...well, ever! Alexandra (aka dieARTige) creates beautiful, completely unique, and individual illustrations for your name. For the first day of school, for a newborn child, for a sign for a kid's bedroom or anything else, these are great. Take a peek inside, browse through the name illustrations, or explore the other illustrations - the winner will get their own personalized name illustration!

 

How to Win

Here's the drill: Leave a nice comment below on this blog post, or retweet this on Twitter. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick the winner.

 

We'll announce the winners in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win.

 

Good Luck!

One last thing: Vote for Jimdo!

Vote for Jimdo!
Vote for Jimdo!

 

 

 

Jimdo's in the running for ReadWriteWeb's Favorite Web Products of 2009. We'd be ever so happy if you could take a minute to vote for us. THANKS!

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Mon

14

Dec

2009

December 14th - Your Portrait by Emi Nakamura

Congratulations! Joan Hall (commenter #5) below is the winner today!

 

Emi Nakamura is a self-taught freelance artist from Hawaii who specializes in portraiture and has a passion for all 2D art forms. You should definitely take a close look at her amazing work, which is showcased on her JimdoPro site www.inspireemi.com - everything from drawing and painting to photography and digital design. But the best news is that today's winner will be made into an Emi Nakamura work of art!

 

Emi has graciously offered to create a portrait for the winner. Just send us a picture (it doesn't have to be of yourself, of course). The portrait will be done in charcoal, unframed, at least 8x10, and "portrait style" (ie. shoulders up). If you want to surprise someone with a really special and unique gift this year, this might be something you want to win!

 

Some of Emi Nakamura's Art

We hope that you like Emi Nakamura's gift to the Jimdo community as much as we do!

How to Win

Here's the drill: Leave a nice comment below on this blog post, or retweet this on Twitter. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick the winner.

 

We'll announce the winners in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win.

 

Good Luck!

 

Don't forget -- leave a comment to win

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Sun

13

Dec

2009

Pure Enjoyment from Speicher & Consorten

Congratulations! The two winners:

 

from Germany (via Twitter)

sternengewitter

 

from France (on the blog)

http://www.lesdessousdemarine.com/

 

Hamburg's warehouse district is destination for fine wares from all over the world. The Hamburg company Speicher & Consorten keeps this tradition alive and offers its customers a world-class selection. Together with Jimdo, they're going to spread around a little of that luxury, as we're giving away two special packages:

 

The "Consorte" Package includes 6 products:

 

  • Columbia Fuerte Coffee
  • White Monkey - Green Tea
  • St. James Ceylon Tea
  • West Indian Curry
  • Sweet Red Chili Salt
  • Leichte Prise - Milk Chocolate
  • Packaged in a "sea chest"

The "Tallyman" Packages includes 3 products:

 

  • Columbia Fuerte Coffee
  • Happy Valley Darjeeling
  • Leichte Prise - Milk Chocolate
  • Packaged in a "sea chest"

We think that's a pretty fine present, if we do say so ourselves! Read on for a reminder of how to win

How to Win

Here's the drill: Leave a nice comment below on this blog post, or retweet this on Twitter. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick the winners.

 

We'll announce the winners in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win.

 

Good Luck!

 

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Sat

12

Dec

2009

December 12th - Holiday Baking Goodness

We haven’t really written anything about our favorite holiday traditions yet (besides St Nicholas Day), but this tradition is gastronomic, and we’re really looking forward to seeing how it turns out if you try this recipe! It’s a wonderful thing to bake during this time of year: it warms up the kitchen, it makes everything smell delicious, and at the end of it, there’s yummy treats to eat! Even if you’re not a baker (maybe you’re a butcher or a candlestick maker?), we’re sure you’ll still enjoying eating this :)

 

For all of you who do enjoy baking cookies, cakes, and other treats, our treat today is a delicious recipe for you and your loved ones to enjoy, or to delight your friends with at a holiday gathering!

 

This cake recipe is from Jimdo User and professional baker/pastry chef Tortelinchen! Tortelinchen really knows her stuff, there’s evidence of it all over her Jimdo site, where you can see the results of her baking magic and the glowing comments in her guest book. Take a peek at a few of her creations here:

 

Layer Cake Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites (m)
  • 4 egg yolks (m)
  • 2 eggs (m)
  • 250 grams of butter or margarine
  • 250 grams of sugar
  • 8g (1 packet) of vanilla sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 150 grams of wheat flour
  • 100 grams of cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons of rum

Directions

 

Preheat the oven to 400°F (if you have a gas oven, you may wish to use the broiler instead).

 

Beat the eggwhites until stiff and then put them to the side.

 

In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter or margarine until it's soft. Add in the sugar, vanilla sugar, and salt and mix well.

 

Stir in the two eggs for about 30 seconds, then stir in the egg yolks.

 

In a second bowl, combine the flour, corn starch, and baking powder. Make sure they are well-mixed and sifted.

 

Mix in half of the dry bowl into the first bowl, then half of the rum (you can also try Cointreau or Amaretto). Repeat with the remaining contents of the dry bowl, and the rest of the rum. Finally, add in the egg whites.


Grease your cake pan well (put baking paper on the bottom). Spread about a tablespoon of the batter evenly on the bottom of your form, and place it in the oven about 8" under the heating coils. Bake for 1-2 minutes until the layer is golden brown. Take the pan out and add another layer of batter. Continue this process until you've used all the batter.

 

Tip: Make the cake 2-10 days before you're going to eat it! It tastes better that way

 

Good luck from www.tortelinchen.de and the Jimdo team!

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Fri

11

Dec

2009

December 11th - We Share Holiday Cheer

 

It's freezing here! (though not covered in snow like in the picture on the right)

 

We hope, wherever you are, you're staying warm, that you have the pleasure of the company of family and friends, and you're enjoying yourself!

Today we don't have any physical or electronic presents to give away, we do want to post something. Here's a BIG DOSE of holiday cheer and gratitude from Jimdo.

 

We love you, our users this much:

 

[ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ]

 

We've had a great time this year, working with you to get up new websites, improve the old ones, fixing bugs, launching new features, hitting 1 million users (!), celebrating our 2nd birthday.

 

Thanks to all of you for being there with us!

Oh, and one last cheery thought: we just discovered the Jimdo site www.everettsanta.com

 

Take a look at the photo gallery, it's sure to make you smile!

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Thu

10

Dec

2009

December 10th - A Cool Template for Everyone!

 

Today we've got special present for all Jimdo users, or at least those who stop by the blog in the next few days... :-)

 

The amazing Jimdo user myTemplates from France has taken it upon himself to design additional layouts and styles for other Jimdo users, that are easy to use (through the personal layout interface, see the instructions below). His motto is "Color your Jimdo" and you'll see that the colorful, stylish, and elegant designs do just that!

 

Normally to get one of these designs you'd have to go to the myTemplates site and buy it. But... for a limited time only, we are giving away the design "Hawker03" to everyone as a holiday gift! But you can only download it for the next three days, so get it now! Isn't that great? If you like the design, don't wait around -- download it now! We'll be taking it down on Sunday.

Design Preview - Hawker03

Instructions and Design Download

How it works:

 

Step 1)

Download the ZIP-file at the bottom of the blog post and extract it into a folder of your choice.

 

Step 2)

Now you'll need to uplooad all the images to your Jimdo page. Here's how:

  • Log into your Jimdo page
  • Go to Layout -> Personal Layout -> Files and select alll the images you extracted from the ZIP file and upload them.

 

Step 3)

Now you'll need to take care of the HTML and CSS, but don't worry! Just open the .htm document from the ZIP file in a text editor (like Word, Notepad, Textwrangler, etc.) copy the entire contents and paste it in the "HTML" section.

 

Just do the same thing with the .css document, just make sure to paste the contents into the "CSS" section.

 

Don't forget to save! - That's it, you're done and the new design is online!

 

Bonus

In the folder "icone" you'll find a small image that you can use as the favicon (it's the icon that appears in the browser next to the website address/URL). To use it, just log in, go to Settings -> Website -> Favicon and upload it!

 

We hope you enjoy this new Jimdo design! Happy December 10th, and stay warm tonight :)

 

Free Download Over :(

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Wed

09

Dec

2009

December 9th - Mix It Up!

Congratulations! Update:

 

Each of the following winners will receive a personalized mix:

 

www.photixop.jimdo.com from the Spanish blog

www.perevoddoma.jimdo.com from the Russian blog

www.piccolocuore.net from the Italian blog

 

Today you have the chance to win something that you won't find just anywhere. The title of the post isn't exactly accurate, since you don't need to do anything -- our friends from Russia will take care of it!

 

They're already a hit in Russia, and we hope you'll enjoy them as well: The DJs at www.mydj.ru. The company in Moscow spins the latest music in Russia's clubs, they also do it for companies, brand videoss, and for all the high-quality sounds that professional productions need.

How to Win Your Personal DJ-Mix

That's what we're giving away today: MyDJ.ru will make three individual DJ mixes of about 20-30 minutes for the winners picked from commenters and re-tweets. You can use your personalized mix for whatever you'd like: as background music for your website, for your Animoto videos, as music for your holiday party... it's up to you! :) We'll let the winners know who they are tomorrow morning.

Good luck! Don't forget to leave a comment to win!

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Mon

07

Dec

2009

December 8th - Sharp Photos from Every Angle!

Congratulations to all our winners!

Have you ever tried to take a photo from an unusual angle or position, or even tried to use to the self-timer? Most likely you have at some point, and the camera almost slipped off the chair or you couldn't hold your arm in that position long enough.

 

Luckily, there's Joby's Gorillapod! Even better luck, Joby is giving away NINE of these awesome camera accessories.

 

The lucky winners will be able to use their Gorillapods to attach their cameras to basically anything! Thanks to Joby, blurry and shaky pictures will be a thing of the past -- you could even try attaching it to the top of your Christmas tree :)

 

How to Win

Here's the drill: Leave a nice comment below on this blog post, or retweet this on Twitter. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick the winners. Share with us what kind of crazy photos you're going to take if you win a Gorillapod!

 

We'll announce the winners in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win.

 

Good Luck!

Don't Miss Out!

Don't miss a single day of our holiday giveaways! Follow Jimdo on Twitter -- we'll tweet every day when there's a new gift to win.

 

If you become a fan of Jimdo on Facebook, you'll see new blog holiday blog posts in your news stream.

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Mon

07

Dec

2009

December 7th - Your Bike (and behind) will thank you!

Update: Congratulations to Nathalie Boot, who won Titantico Watershed Saddle!

 

Woah, what a bicycle seat! But this piece is not only cool to look at, it's also very functional.

 

Whether you bike daily or you're more of a weekend rider, this seat (worth about $265) - donated by Rad und Tour in Cuxhaven, Germany - will revolutionize your riding experience!

 

What's so special about these bicycle seats? Well, the "Titantico Watershed Saddle" is the first waterproof leather saddle! Each one is handmade and custom-made for two weight classes: under 180 lbs and riders over 180 lbs. This helps make sure you're comfortable on the seat, that it fits ergonomically. So if you win, we'll check discretely to make sure you get the right one :)

How to Win

Here's the drill:

Leave a nice comment below on this blog post, or retweet this on Twitter. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick a winner

 

We'll announce the winners in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win.

 

Good Luck!

 

Don't Miss Out

Don't miss a single day of our holiday giveaways! Follow Jimdo on Twitter -- we'll tweet every day when there's a new gift to win.

 

If you become a fan of Jimdo on Facebook, you'll see new blog holiday blog posts in your news stream.

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Sun

06

Dec

2009

December 6th - Surprise Presents!

Update: Congratulations to the six winners of the surprise Jimdo packages!

 

Ulfsgezwitscher via Twitter and Patricia Prader via blog comment (Austria)

Kryowstudio and Photographions (France)

Diamantya (Italy)

and especially to

 

walkingtallinhighhells who was commenter #9 here!

Getting off to a little bit of a slow start today on St Nicholas Day. We hope you don't mind, as we've got some exciting presents for you on this special day.

 

What's so special about December 6th? Well, in many parts of Europe, St. Nicholas Day is a day for gift-giving. In fact, in some countries it's the main day for presents!

 

Today we're giving away six surprise Jimdo packages! What's in the packages? We wish we could tell you, but that would spoil the surprise...

How to Win

Leave a nice comment below on this blog post, or retweet this on Twitter. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick six (!) winners for the surprise Jimdo packages.

 

We'll announce the winners in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win

 

Don't Miss Out!

Don't miss a single day of our holiday giveaways! Follow Jimdo on Twitter -- we'll tweet every day when there's a new gift to win

 

If you become a fan of Jimdo on Facebook, you'll see new blog holiday blog posts in your news stream.

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Sat

05

Dec

2009

December 5 - Beautiful Jewelry for Jimdo Users, from Jimdo Users!

Congratulations to Jennifer Alyse on winning one of the pieces of jewelry!

 

After the Bobsmade giveaway a few days ago, we've got some more great handmade items from Jimdo users for you! Besides being really excited to give away cool stuff, we're also happy to be able to showcase some of the talents of our Jimdo users!

 

Feast your eyes on the handmade jewelry by Rachele and Silvia, two Jimdo users from Italy!

 

Rachele's creations are delicate and so detailed, that we can't stop looking at them! Almost everything is made out of Fimo - a material that most of us probably only vaguely remember from our childhoods. Did you know you can make anything from mini-cupcakes to wedding cakes to jewelry out of it? Who would have thought! :)

 

Silvia also creates beautiful jewelry. Besides Fimo, she also uses materials like Swarovski crystal, rose quartz, as well as other precious stones and crystals. On her Jimdo site you can see her handmade necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and much more....

How to Win!

Leave a nice comment below on this blog post, or retweet this on Twitter. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick six (!) winners for these pieces of jewelry

 

We'll announce the winners in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win

 

Don't Miss Out!

Don't miss a single day of our holiday giveaways! Follow Jimdo on Twitter -- we'll tweet every day when there's a new gift to win

 

If you become a fan of Jimdo on Facebook, you'll see new blog holiday blog posts in your news stream.

 

Leave a comment to win!

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Fri

04

Dec

2009

December 4th - 8 Animoto All-Access Passes

Congratulations, we have a new winner! Cody Chidsey, get in touch with us to get your Animoto Pass.

Our widget partner Animoto has been predicting the end of boring slideshows. If you try them out, they'll take your photos, set them to music, and create a really cool video out of it -- a little like having your own MTV music video director!

 

Today's gifts: 8 All-Access Passes from Animoto for our holiday blog readers. With these All-Access Pass, you can create your own videos without any length limitation, download them, and much more.

 

Your holiday video slideshow could look like this:

How to Win

Leave a nice comment below on this blog post, or retweet this on Twitter. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick eight (!) winner for these passes. Since we have six versions of our blog (in different languages), we'll pick one winner from each language and then two more randomly. Great chances!

 

We'll announce the winners in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win!

 

Good luck!

Don't Miss Out!

 

Don't miss a single day of our holiday giveaways! Follow Jimdo on Twitter -- we'll tweet every day when there's a new gift to win

 

If you become a fan of Jimdo on Facebook, you'll see new blog holiday blog posts in your news stream.

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December 3rd - Green Your Life!

Update! The winner of the urban retro bag is a lucky commenter from France! Congratulations Jimdo user www.oblood.net

 

Boy, are we excited about how many of you have been commenting! It's great that so many of you are following along in the holiday blog and participating in the contest. The winner of yesterday's present has been revealed on yesterday's holiday blog post, so just take a look if you haven't already. If you didn't win, don't worry: there are many more chances this month for you to walk away with cool stuff... like today. The next Jimdo Holiday Blog gift:

 

Save the world in style -  the idea behind "Green Your Life" is as simple as it is good: anyone can do something for the environment while buying great stuff. Sustainable Design [German site] for everyone! If you're interested in learning more about this, in addition to the Green-Your-Life website, you can also follow GYL on Twitter

You can win one of their products - the Urban Retro (right), which is, like all Green Your Life items, unique and custom-made. This Jimdo Holiday present is worth 169 Euros (~$255)!

 

How to Win

Leave a nice comment below on this blog post, or retweet this on Twitter. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll pick a winner for this great bag.

 

We'll announce the winner in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win!

 

Good luck!

Don't Miss Out!

Don't miss a single day of our holiday giveaways! Follow Jimdo on Twitter -- we'll tweet every day when there's a new gift to win

 

If you become a fan of Jimdo on Facebook, you'll see new blog holiday blog posts in your news stream.

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December 2nd - Rock out in style with Bobsmade

 

We've got a lucky winner! Congratulations to Katrin

Commenter #54 on the German blog)!

Today we've got a present to warm your ears (both figuratively and literally) - these hot headphones from awesome Jimdo user Bobsmade, a creative & custom clothing shop will make you the envy of everyone around you! Not only can you listen to your favorite music, you can look great while doing so :)

 

Bobsmade - art and custom clothing, each item is made by hand and decorated with love and care. You might be wondering what exactly "custom" means for clothing -- in this case, every customer decides what they'd like to have on it! (Projection) screens, shoes, hoodies, headphones, bags, and much more!

 

Sadly, just one person can go home with these beautiful headphones today (click on the images below for a better look). For the rest of you, we recommend checking out the site in case you're looking for some gifts to give (yourself).

How to participate (and win!)

Leave a nice comment below on this blog post, or retweet this on Twitter. From all the comments and tweets made by 1am PST (4am EST), we'll hold a raffle for these hot headphones.

 

We'll announce the winner in an update on this blog post tomorrow, so don't forget to check back in to see if you're the lucky one! Also, make sure that you're logged into your Jimdo page when commenting (or make sure to fill in your website) so that we can get in touch with you if you win!

 

Good luck!

 

Leave a comment!

 

 

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December 1st - Christmas Graphics for your Jimdo Page!

It's not quite winter yet (at least not here in Philadelphia) - but we thought we'd kick off the season by getting you into a bit of the holiday spirit. What better way to do that than with cookies and mulled wine... Or with awesome, free Christmas graphics that you can use for whatever you want: to spruce up your site for the holidays, to make your own Christmas postcards or e-cards, or even to print out and to decorate your home. :-)

We looked around the web for you all and found some great sites you can "download" some free holiday spirit:

 

SmashingMagazine

WebDesignerWall

CrazyLeafDesign

IconDock

LoonDesign

CleverIcons

 

If you know if any other sites with holiday icons, images, or other graphic downloads, share them with us in the comments!

(Sample images from SmashingMagazine)

 

Don't forget to check the licensing for any graphics/images you download!

 

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