December 2010 Blog Archive


Fri

24

Dec

2010

December 24th - Two Luxurious Nights in Hamburg

Update

 

Congratulations to Waldemar (comment #42 on the German Jimdo blog)!

Hamburg, we love you! We love to tell people about how great Jimdo's home city, it's simple fantastic! In the last day of our holiday blog, we'd like to give you a chance to see for yourself, thanks to our partner trivago - Europe's largest hotel comparison website. You can win two amazing nights in Hamburg!

But not just two nights anywhere -- you'll stay in the Best Western Premier Alterskrug Hotel, one of trivago's partners. You'll relax in this four-star hotel in a double room and wake up in the morning to enjoy the Best Western breakfast buffet. We want you to have lots of energy to see all the sights of Hamburg! And if you happen to live in Hamburg or now it well, a little staycation in a luxury hotel never hurt anyone!

 

For our aspiring Hamburg tourists: the hotel is right on the Alster lake; the area is great for taking walks and exploring. It's just a short bus or metro ride to shopping and other destinations. One other bonus: the Elexia Health and Wellness Center is right in the hotel and free for guests to use -- if you need to work out or pamper yourself a bit.

How to Win

  • Leave a comment on this blog post, tell us why you want to visit Hamburg!
  • Retweet our daily tweet

Thanks to everyone who joined us this year in the holiday blog! It was great fun for us, and we hope for you too!

 

It's been a great year, we hope you have a great 2011!

 

The Jimdo Tea

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Thu

23

Dec

2010

December 23rd - Zapata - Custom Airbrushed Shirts in Comic Style

We've got something to give away today that you may not be familiar with yet. Unless you already have t-shirts in your closet with custom comic-book-style images on them? Didn't think so... and are the t-shirts individually airbrushed? I think you get the point -- today's holiday blog gift is something a little out of the ordinary!

 

Götz, the mastermind behind ZapataShirts taught himself this technique and has been spraying t-shirts for several years now with funny and clever images -- specialized for the occasion. His favorite subjects are motorcycles of all kinds (you can see a huge gallery of images on his website), but he'll spray an image of YOUR choice on the t-shirt.

 

We're giving away three custom t-shirts today -- they're great as birthday presents, for special occasions, or just to add to your own wardrobe. Don't forget to take a look at the gallery of sample images below.

How to Win

We hope you've figured out how to enter the contest by now! There are two ways:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post, maybe you could tell us what image you'd put on the shirt
  • Retweet today's holiday blog announcement tweet

 

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Wed

22

Dec

2010

December 22nd - Tombomb Hawai'i T-Shirt

Update

 

Congratulations to Alain Bertrand (@Huitpool) who is the lucky winner of a Tombomb t-shirt!

Jimdo users are really everywhere -- and today we bring you a holiday blog giveaway from a site all the way from Hawai'i.  Tombomb is many things -- t-shirt company, nonprofit, Hawai'i beach lifestyle brand, green fashion, "girls-just-wanna-have-fun-surf contest" -- founded by Keli Campbell. Oh, and in case you were wondering, the word is a combination of tomboy and bombshell.

 

You have the awesome chance to win a t-shirt from Tombomb today. Maybe it'll bring you a glimpse of sun and beach when you wear it!

How to Win

  • Leave a comment on this blog post
  • Retweet our daily update on Twitter
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Tue

21

Dec

2010

December 21st - MistyStix Dry Ice Stir Sticks for Smokin' Cocktails

Update

 

Congratulations to Valerie Maulbeck (@cathycatastroph)!

When I first saw the MistyStix website, I was completely amazed! Could there really be something to make regular drinks and cocktails give off such cool special effects? And to top it all off, it's a product from Jimdo user.

 

Victor describes them like this:

MistyStix are dryice swizzle sticks that create a misty fog effect in beverages. By loading MistyStix with dryice, beverages can become extraordinary and will delight guests of all ages with a fun visual experience.  A sure way to put a smile on a face, MistyStix are the last touch that will increase the allure of the drinks you serve.

 

Check out the gallery and the video below to see them in action!

How to Win

To win, you must live in North America. You'll get a delivery of MistyStix for your next party or special occasion!

  • Leave a comment on this blogpost, share what kind of drink and occasion you'd use MistyStix for!
  • You can also retweet today's daily announcement tweet (don't forget to follow Jimdo on Twitter)
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Mon

20

Dec

2010

December 20th - Unique Jewelry from Sandrine of Mephistosa

Update

Congratulations to Jacek Stec of Adventure-Hunters.com!

Sandrine started doing beadwork as a little girl, but a long hiatus from this craft (lucky for us) came to an end when she moved to Nghe An province in Vietnam several years ago and decided to take up this creative pursuit again.

Luckily for us, she has continued with her creative ventures and built a whole Jimdo site about it: Mephistosa.com

 

To kick off our last week of the holiday blog, Sandrine will create a unique piece of jewelry (a necklace) for the winner in either African or steampunk style.

How to Win

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Sun

19

Dec

2010

December 19th - Bobsmade Box Full of Amazingness

Update

Congratulations to www.mareikehartl.de!

Ok, we might be repeating ourselves a little but it's the case again that we'd like to keep today's giveaway for ourselves. But again, we won't do that of course! :-)

Thanks to one of our fav sites Bobsmade, we're giving away an exciting package of goodies... it's really a Box Full of Amazingness! The package includes buttons, stickers, a watch, glasses, AND a bag. Lots of fun prizes to bring some extra cheer to your December!

The "Amazingness" should speak for itself, so check out the pictures to see what could be yours!

How to Win

For a chance to win...

  • Leave a comment on this blog post. Don't forget to enter your website or note another for us to contact you if you get picked.
  • You can also retweet today's tweet from Jimdo's Twitter account

 


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Sat

18

Dec

2010

December 18th - Photographic Print from Flower Image Studio

Update

Congratulations to Tom Allen!

 

It's with particular pleasure today that today's holiday blog giveaway is a photographic print from Brian Ierston's Flower Image Studio. A Jimdo user located in Southeast Queensland, Australia, Brian has been photographing flowers for many years. With a little bit of luck, one of his works will grace your home or office!

 

The winner gets any one (1) 10”x15” (25.4 x 38.1 cm) photographic print (on best quality Lustre photographic paper) to be selected from the gallery in the Flower Image Studio (see examples below). The offer includes free delivery to anywhere in the world, that Australia post will deliver to. The value of this offer is $45.00 AUD. The lucky winner may prefer to have one of the larger prints. If you choose a more expensive print, you can use a $45.00 AUD credit toward the cost of the preferred size print.

 

How to Win

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Fri

17

Dec

2010

December 17th - Lightweight Sportswatch from MyCocoloco

Update

Congratulations to lukanova.jimdo.com!

Small, light, extraordinary, and athletic - that's how we'd describe the sports watches from MyCocoloco. These sporty accessories come in eight different colors: snow white, dark black, ocean blue, red fire, yellow sun, green apple, peach und glowing (the last actually glows in the dark!), and they do more than just tell time

Features & Specifications

  • LCD Display
  • Sports Watch with tourmaline, a naturally-occurring mineral with many health benefits. Helps with concentration, natural body detoxification, better sleep, increases relaxation, and many other benefits.
  • Size: 17mm x 10mm
  • Band width: 5 mm
  • Weight: 10g
  • Material: soft-touch-rubber
  • Waterproof up to 3 atmospheres

How to Win

You could be wearing this sleek bit time-telling awesomeness.

 

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Thu

16

Dec

2010

December 16th - Bright New Layouts for a New Year

We're overdue for a holiday blog gift that EVERYONE (or at least all Jimdo users) can use. So today we're unveiling a grand total of nine new layouts: three for JimdoFree, three for JimdoPro, and three for JimdoBusiness!

Take a look in the galleries below, there might just be one you can use to spruce up your JimdoPage for the holidays or for the New Year! Enjoy the previews below...

JimdoFree

JimdoPro

JimdoBusiness

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Wed

15

Dec

2010

December 15th - Sartorial Surprises from Juicyshirt

Surprise! Juicyshirt is back. Last year, they helped us give away cool stuff for the holiday blog. This year thanks to Juicyshirt, we're doing it again - we're giving away eight t-shirts and 4 button & sticker sets!

On Juicyshirt's website, not only can you order hip t-shirts for guys and girls (as you might guess from their name), you can also stuff your stocking with colorful stickers, buttons, bags, and hats. If you have an artistic bent, you can even design something yourself! Just click on "t-shirt designer" to put something unique together.

If you don't end up winning one of today's great giveaways, Juicyshirt is still an awesome tip if you're looking for presents for the fashionista in your life!

How to Win

There are two ways to enter to win today's Juicyshirt gifts:

  • Leave a comment on this blogpost
  • Retweet the daily tweet (You're following Jimdo on Twitter, right?)
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Tue

14

Dec

2010

December 14 - Happy Holidays Getaway!

Wow, can you believe it? We're halfway through the holiday blog. Has the holiday spirit captured you yet? Are you stressing out about find gifts to give?

To help fill your stockings, we're giving away a voucher for a trip for the whole family!

How to Win

  • Leave a comment telling us about your dream family vacation
  • Retweet today's holiday blog tweet (find Jimdo on Twitter)
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Mon

13

Dec

2010

December 13th - Reflective Leashes for Man's Best Friend

Update

Congratulations to Mindee Larsen (@mindee7)!

We know there are dog-lovers among you... and what better way to show you care than to make sure your best friend stays safe at night?

 

Together with Jimdo user Brent Thomas, we're giving away a reflective dog collar to make sure you and your canine friends are visible when you're out walking in the dark. Brent started DogWrappers when he heard that over 1 million dogs are hit by cars every year.

So far most of our holiday blog surprises have been for humans, we're excited to be able to bring something for the four-legged friends in your lives. After all, three members of the Jimdo team (scroll down to the botton) say "woof" instead of "Hello".

How to Win

 

  • Leave a comment and tell us about your favorite story about a dog
  • Retweet the daily tweet (are you and your dog following us on Twitter)


If you don't have a dog, maybe you have a bicycle -- in that case, Brent's other site might have something for you. Check out BikeWrappers.com!

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Sun

12

Dec

2010

December 12th - Pure Relaxation from Yogipop

Update

Hip hip hooray! Congratulations to http://sandrik.jimdo.com/

"my om is my castle" - that's the slogan of the relaxing eye pillow from Yogipop -- and that's what they look like to us! If the holidays are a stressful time for you today's giveaway is just the thing to help soothe them away.

 

Thanks to Yogipop, we're giving away a relaxation kit that'll give you a way to find your inner stillness. In it are a "my om is my castle" eye pillow and an "i love" button. If you're finding yourself a little lost in the hectic activities of day-to-day life, make sure to enter to win this gift.

 

The eye pillow from Yogipop is put together by hand, has silk-screened pattern, and is filled with a mix of flaxseed, dried lavender, and fennel seeds. A pretty relaxing mix, if you ask us. With the "i love" button, you can show just how big your heart is (or use it as a reminder to keep calm).

 

How to Win

As always, there are two ways to toss your hat in the ring for a chance to win today's giveaway Leave a comment - maybe a tip for how you stay calm during stressful times? Retweet the daily tweet (here's Jimdo's Twitter account)

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Sat

11

Dec

2010

December 11th - Pimp Your Bike

Update

Congratulations to Philippe Ousset (@ph_o)!

It's a particularly special day today in the holiday blog. There's something for the avid bike riders among you... or those wanting to get back in the habit of riding (maybe a new resolution for 2011?) - and want to do it in style!

 

With our friends at Rad & Tour Cuxhaven, we are giving away a designer bike seat, one with real titanium! The Selle An-Atomica is the first waterproof leather seat to go to market. Each one is handemade in Wisconsin, USA. It's the product of many years of research and development - ergonomic perfection and your comfort are the result.

 

Important: Each Titanico Watershed Seat has two versions: one for riders below 180 lbs and one for those above 180 lbs. Cheating won't work here -- if you don't have the right version, you won't get the full effect of the advanced technology. Don't worry -- both versions look exactly the same.

 

If you're the lucky winner, we'll get in touch with you so you can pick the color of your seat and let us know which version you need. 

 

How to Win

  • Leave a comment on this blogpost -- do you bike to work? Or are you more of an off-road type?
  • Retweet the daily tweet

 

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Fri

10

Dec

2010

December 10th - Handmade Mini-Tree from Delicate Arts

Update

Congratulations to Елена Влох!

Today we're giving away a beautiful tree from the Academy of Delicate Arts (www.delicatearts.ru) created by two artists: Alina Lante and Vasily Chechil. The tree is made out of a special type of clay, and was specially produced for the Jimdo Holiday Blog! The winner gets not only the tree, but also the material and directions on how to make one!

How to Win

  • Leave a comment, tell us about what you'd make out of this clay or where you'd display the tree
  • Retweet the daily tweet

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Thu

09

Dec

2010

December 9th - Handmade Designer Brooches from Italy

Elena Salmistraro is a young designer (and Jimdo user!) from Milan, and thanks to her contribution, we have yet another special giveaway for Jimdo's holiday blog. Today's gifts five elegant brooches in the shape of lotus flowers made by hand from Jacrocki.

Jacrocki is a special patented material, created by the company Okinawa. It's an ecologically-friendly material, composed of approximately 80% cellulose which is then mixed with recycled paper pulp and latex. it's stable, durable, flexible, so you can be sure your brooches will last! The brooches are about 2"-3" in diameter and can even be washed!

 

You can find more of Elena's creations on her website and on her brand Alla's site. Feel free to take a peek through her other work!

How to Win

As usual there are two ways to win:

  • Leave a comment on the blog, tell us how you'll use the brooch!
  • Retweet the daily tweet (don't miss it, follow Jimdo on Twitter)

 

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Wed

08

Dec

2010

December 8th - Japanese Goodie Bags

Update

Congratulations to Wendy Riedi of http://www.full-circle-health.com!

The Jimdo team in Japan is awesome! Not only are they doing a bang-up job of spreading the word about Jimdo all over the country from their office in Tokyo, they're also always making super, amazing Jimdo goodies that are the envy of all the other Jimdo countries! To give the rest of the world a little taste of the trendy Japanese swag, we're giving away 7 Japanese goodie bags (one per Jimdo language version participating in the holiday blog) with surprises inside from the land of the rising sun!

What's in the goodie bag?

  • Jimdo cloth bag
  • Stickers galore!
  • Magnets
  • Buttons
  • and a few more surprises from Japan!

It's definitely worth it to toss your name in the hat for a chance to win today!

How to Win

You know you want to win! To enter in the giveaway either

  •  leave a comment: tell us the reasons why *you* should win a Japanese goodie bag!
  •  or retweet the daily tweet (and start following Jimdo on Twitter!)

 

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Tue

07

Dec

2010

December 7th - Keep Your Head Warm with Beanies from Wahine

It's said that when it's cold out, you lose the most body heat from your head -- so when winter comes calling, cover up your brain! You don't want those important thinking parts to freeze :-)

 

Of course, the best cover for your head is one that adds to your style -- which is where headbands and beanies from Beanie Wahine come in!

100% Organic - Handmade in Switzerland

Wool and love are the only things you'll find in these beautiful beanies and headbands handmade in Switzerland. For the environmentally aware: they're produced almost entirely by hand (no electricity), only the label requires a sewing machine.

So it's with pleasure that we, together with the good folks from beanie wahine, present three beanies and three headbands for today's holiday blog surprise. We hope they'll bring a little bit of color and life into the gray winter days!

 

How to Win

In case you missed the giveaways the previous days, you can enter to win by

  • leaving a comment on this blogpost (don't forget to leave us a way to get in touch with you)
  • retweeting the daily Tweet (are you following Jimdo on Twitter?)

 

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Mon

06

Dec

2010

New Faces at Jimdo: Jan, Kerstin, Robin, Katharina, Magda, and Moja

This is just a quick blog post in between all the awesome stuff we're giving away in the holiday blog (check it out if you haven't already!).

Please welcome Jan Brauer (Development), Kerstin Ebert (Design), Robin Drexler (Development), Katharina Mock (Marketing), and Moja (Fun) to the Jimdo team! Magdalena Wyganowska is new too, but you met her already when we introduced the Polish version of Jimdo

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To find out what they're doing at Jimdo, check out their new bios on the Jimdo team page. Inspired to work at Jimdo? Take a look at the Jimdo Jobs.

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Mon

06

Dec

2010

December 6th - Art Print from TheArtofLife.Jimdo.com

Update

Congratulations to Jenna! (@kissesforusall) who wins the prize!

Need some more decorations for the blank walls in your house or apartment? Don't let today's holiday blog giveaway pass you by. If you're looking for a reminder of the world's natural beauty or an inspiring text, Robin Hebert has something for you!

 

The winner today gets a 16" by 20" print of Robin's work (you can pick what you'd like from the gallery on her site).

Robin Hebert is a Washington State-based graphic artist whose work you can browse through on her JimdoPage TheArtofLife.Jimdo.com. A graduate of Manhattan's High School of Art and Design, Robin's passion is photography, particularly nature scenes. If you like her work, take a peek at Robin's Flickr account as well!

How to Win

To win a print of Robin's work to grace an empty wall near you...

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Sun

05

Dec

2010

December 5th - Two Nights in Tunisia

Update

Congratulations to nuestracasaenviguera!

Pack your bags and get ready to go! If winter is getting to you, make sure to enter to win today's amazing giveaway: two nights for two people in a luxury apartment in Hergla, Tunisia. Hergla is a little fishing village with all the authentic charm you could wish for, as well as a first-class beaches on the Mediterranean. It's only about 10 miles from Port El Kantaoui.

 

The agency Desert Rose Service will help the winner find flights and transportation, and if you're interested in expanding your trip to stay longer or see more, a representative will be happy to help you put something together!

Conditions: The winner can pick their dates, depending on availability of the apartment. The prize includes two overnight stays, but any other costs are the responsibility of the winner.

How to Win

How could you not want to go to Tunisia? Start looking for guidebooks and plane tickets! To go on this adventure, make sure to

 

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Sat

04

Dec

2010

December 4th - Fine Organic Coffee from X-Roasting

Update

Congratulations to our three winners!

In the winter (at least here in the northern hemisphere), the days are short, the temperature is cold, waking up in the morning is hard to do. Thank goodness for coffee!

 

To get your winter mornings off to a good start -- or for an afternoon pick-me-up -- we have three packages (500g each) of the high-end Blue Delight coffee from Quijote Coffee.

Andreas Felsen
Andreas Felsen

X-Roasting is a project by Andreas Felsen and a coffee-roasting-expert friend. It's sort of an Open Source Coffee Roasting project, where they get the best out of every bean -- and every person has the chance to expand their coffee-horizons. If you like a particular X-Roast blend, you can roast it yourself -- or have a roaster you know copy it.

 

Cool beans? For sure. Now here's your chance to win some beans yourself :)

How to Win (in case you're just joining us)

For a chance to win the coffee that might just get you through the winter

Good luck!

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Fri

03

Dec

2010

December 3rd - DIY Bag from Manomama

Update

Congratulations to Valentina, the lucky winner of the DIY bag from Manomama!

Today is one of those days when we'd really like to keep the prize for ourselves... But we'll give it up for you, dear Jimdo users, because we know you'll love it! With a little bit of luck, you can be the winner of a cool new bag from Manomama. This bag is really something special - each one is unique, because you put it together yourself!

 

If you're the lucky winner, keep an eye on your Midi³ bag. Everyone will want to borrow it. Friends, family, random people on the street will stop to admire you... or it. ;-)

 

We'll announce the winner Monday morning by updating this blog post, so don't forget to check back to see if you've won. And don't forget to look at the holiday blog over the weekend - there's great stuff to win on those days too!
Good luck and happy December 3rd!

How to Win

To become the lucky owner of this felt Midi³ bag, you can

  • leave a comment on this blog post (link your website or JimdoPage so we can find you)
  • retweet our daily tweet (Jimdo on Twitter)

 

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Thu

02

Dec

2010

December 2nd - Spice up your life with YourCurry

Update: We have a winner!

Nanou has some tasty curry in the future!

Just right for the chilly winter months: a few spice mixes to warm you right up! Whether for yourself or as an gift for friends and family, these new curry spices from YourCurry's online store are perfect for anyone who loves curry and cooking!

 

Gudrun and Antje from YouCurry have generously contributed a set of three different delicious curry mixes as a gift for the holiday blog. It's a bit of a surprise which of their different mixes they'll choose. In the mean time, check out the different combinations available on their site and think about what recipes they could go well with. There could be some tasty combinations in your future...

How to Win (same as yesterday)

You can enter to the Jimdo holiday blog gift for December 2nd by

  • Leaving a comment here in the blog, let us know what delicious culinary experiments you're planning if you win
  • Retweeting the December 2nd tweet!

The winner will be announced on this blog post (we'll update it at the top)
Good luck to you and your taste buds!

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Wed

01

Dec

2010

The holiday blog is back!

Lovers of the holiday season, we've been working on how we can spread some cheer in December, like we did last year. With the help of your fellow Jimdo users from around the world, we've put together almost a whole month of amazing surprises for you - gifts large and small, as well as gifts all Jimdo users can use. Everyone will be a winner!

 

How it works:

Just check the Holiday Blog to see what we're giving away in the day's post. To win, you can

a) Leave a comment on the blog post (important: be logged into your JimdoPage or make sure to leave another way for us to contact you should you win)
b) Retweet the day's Twitter update (here's our Twitter page)

Everyone can participate!

Not only Jimdo users can be part of the fun, everyone can win -- so tell your friends they're more than welcome to join in!

Today's the first day of the holiday blog giveaways, take a look and leave a comment - you could win!

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Wed

01

Dec

2010

December 1st - Toodot ♥ Tahoe - Limited Edition T-Shirts from Hamburg

Update: Here are the winners!

Congratulations to

For the first gift of this year's holiday blog, there's a new and cool bit of fashion from Jimdo's home city Hamburg! The small and hip fashion label toodot makes great clothes with style but without too much attitude.

 

Everything they sell is made out of organic cotton and produced sweatshop-free in Turkey. Look good in good conscience!

The folks at toodot have generously donated three of their "Tahoe" t-shirt from the limited run of 250. To win a t-shirt

  • Either leave a comment below to be entered to win one!
  • Or if you'd prefer, you can retweet today's tweet to be entered to win.
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