Designed, with love + a giveaway

If you've ever been in need of luxe, affordable bedding that screams comfort - I am sure you've come into contact with The Company Store. I've been shopping their quilts and cozy comforters since I can remember. And when approached by them to help promote a Kids Design Contest...let's just say it was a no-brainer.

Here's the scoop:
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 28, 2012) - The Company Store®, one of America's largest home décor and bedding companies for more than 100 years, is proud to announce the launch of its Kids Design Contest in which children nationwide will have the opportunity to design comforters to be donated to military families. This year, The Company Store has partnered with Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of the United States' service members and wounded veterans, to give away more than 10,000 comforters to military families in need across the nation.

Last year, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched the Joining Forces initiative to mobilize all Americans to 'step up and do what they do best' to support veterans, service members and their families. Roughly 75% of the military families served by Operation Homefront live at an income level substantially below the median income for their communities.

"The Kids Design Contest is a way for a child's creativity to brighten the spirits of thousands of military families facing difficult times," said The Company Store Director of Marketing Karen Feldman. "We couldn't think of a better way to engage children to support these incredible servicemen and women by giving them the comfort and care that they so deserve."

 The contest runs from Memorial Day Weekend May 28, 2012 through June 22, 2012. Voting will take place on Facebook from June 23-30, 2012 and the winners will be announced on the 4th of July 2012. Three winning designs will be made into thousands of comforters and donated to the families of servicemen and women around the nation.

Pretty awesome, right? And in celebration of a super fun contest - The Company Store has bequeathed me with one of their amazing blankets to give away to one lucky reader - that's you! Let me just tell you the Naturelle Blanket is the best snuggle blanket around. We have one and it's become a bit of a fight as to who gets it at night. 

Giveaway - next steps:

That's it! Winner announced Tuesday, 6/12/12! Good luck!

And more important guys, spread the word about the Kids Design Contest - you could make someone's day just a little cozier and brighter! Follow contest deets with the hashtag #KidsDesignContest on Twitter.