Giveaway: $100 T-shirt Gift Certificate from Union 28

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Tsh is the founder of this blog and is currently traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.

Today I’m giving away a $100 gift certificate to Union 28, a little t-shirt company. But oh, they’re so much more than a t-shirt company — after all, check out their mission statement:

“It is our mission to encourage marriages and to honor the sacred covenant between a husband and his wife by communicating a positive image of marriage in a fun and stylish way.”

Their t-shirts, hoodies, and bags exist in order to celebrate marriage. How cool is that?

All five of us have one of their shirts, and anytime we wear one, we get comments galore — by strangers and friends alike. The most common response is, “I love your shirt! That is so cool. Where’d you get it?”

Learn more about this company, these t-shirts, and how to win a $100 gift certificate.

I picked up Tate from school one day, and came home greeted to this little guy:

Union 28 sent a package of their t-shirts while I was gone, and Kyle immediately threw them on everybody. I was smitten.

Tate jumped out of her school clothes and into her new shirt, and has hardly taken it off since (it’s pink, after all…). But she really does beam when people ask her, “Your mom rocks, eh?” Oh okay, I beam, too.


I swear, I don’t tell her to pose — she does it on her own volition. Like she did last Thanksgiving.

I love how well-fitting the t-shirts are, since I have a hard time finding shirts that fit me and my normal-sized body well. They’re classy, they’re silly, and they’re fun. But they’re also positive and affirming — I like to wear my “my husband rocks” shirt, and Kyle likes to wear his. Well, his “my wife rocks” shirt, but you know what I mean.

And no, we don’t wear them all at the same time. Look out! The Oxenreiders are here and they all love each other!, they would say. We take turns wearing them, keeping the level at classy and not cheesy.

Union 28 has hoodies, a wide variety of shirts, and even music. Want to tell people “my husband rocks?” How about “my wife rocks?”  How about “I love my husband” or “I love my wife?”  Got ‘em.

This company is amazingly cool. Take this snippet from their site:

“…Some may say it’s a stretch to attribute marital improvement to a slogan or symbol on a t-shirt, but we know better. God intricately designed us to be affected by simple things. Why else would we get such joy from an ice cream cone on a hot day, be moved to tears by watching a new dad hold his baby for the first time, or feel completely withered by one harsh word?

“Maybe it will kindle or rekindle a desire in someone to let their spouse know how much he/she means rather than assume they know. Maybe it will open someone’s eyes to see the blessing they’ve been missing in their spouse. Maybe a couple will be inspired to take the steps to repair a wounded relationship so they can wear the same message and mean it with all their heart.

However God wants to use this message, wherever He wants to send it, whoever he wants to encourage by it or heal with it, may it be so.

Yes, they’re just t-shirts. But it’s quality-made, nice-looking, life-affirming clothing that I’m proud to support because the company values the things I value. That’s where I want my money to go.

Does your wife or husband rock? Do your kids think their mom or dad rocks? Give them a t-shirt for Christmas that says so, and watch them beam as they tear off the paper.

One Simple Mom reader will win a $100 gift certificate to Union 28!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: How does your spouse rock?

2. For an extra entry, “like” Union 28 and Simple Mom on Facebook. — you can use the provided buttons below. Then leave an additional comment letting me know you’ve done so.

Union 28:

Simple Mom:

This giveaway will end tonight, Thursday, December 2 at 11:59 p.m. I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.

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  1. I think this would be a GREAT gift idea for my husband.
    Of course he needs a “my wife rocks” tee :D

    I’d package up a “my husband rocks” tee in the same box…..

    Then we could have a love fest on Christmas Day.
    I don’t mind cheesy one bit.

    —S.S.

  2. He makes dinner almost every night.

  3. My husband rocks because he does all the dishes during the week while I’m studying (I’m in med school). I couldn’t do med school with a kid without him!

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    TallyMichelle says:

    My husband rocks because he loves me…all my mess, all my crazy…and is the best daddy I’ve ever seen.

  5. I’ve also liked Union 28 as well as Simple Mom.

  6. My husband rocks because he came home today letting me know he’s going to get a new job offer from his dream job tomorrow!

  7. My husband truly does rock! He is at this moment making me popcorn as I just sit and read blogs. :-)

  8. My husband rocks because he loves me in the most subtle ways. He is always looking for ways to help me shine. And he is a super Dad.

  9. Simply said: We are each other’s rock! Pretty awesome shirts to make a statement. Kate F. is a lucky gal for having a dear hubby who cooks every night!

  10. ok. i’ve seen the my hubby rocks tee. and i MUST have it. because my hubby DOES rock!!! :)

  11. My husband supports everything I have ever wanted to do, be, or try. Plus, he’s hot and he works hard and it a great dad. Is there anything else I can ask for? nope.

  12. I like both Union 28 and Simple Mom on Facebook!

  13. What a cool company! Of course, my husband needs one claiming that I rock … and I need one that says he does, too! And my boys need one that says both my husband and I rock…

    After dealing with the stomach flu/digestive tract issues this week, my husband picked up the reins and took over: dinner, dishes, laundry, helping around the house, helping grade our boys’ school papers. Not only that, he loves me for being me – not the wife I should be or want to be – just me. He ROCKS! :-)

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    Leah Seydel says:

    We just had our first child in June. My husband thinks it is important enough to have me stay at home with our daughter, he’s working 2nd shift to help make the one income work. He never complains. He’s such a hard worker and amazing man of God.

  15. My husband works hard so I can stay home with the kids, something I always wanted to be able to do!

  16. My husband rocks because he can always make me laugh!

  17. I’m a fan on FB!

  18. I’m pretty sure I married the perfect man. He adores me, he’s a great father, AND he cleans (because I am woefully inept at many household chores). He’s also a godly man who sets a great example for me in his spiritual life, and I hope my son turns out just like him!

  19. My husband works his tail off 10-12 hours daily outside in the cold rain (we live in WA), and hasn’t had a day off in over a month, yet when he comes home he still takes time to wrestle with the kids and we play board games. I know he’s tired, but he doesn’t really complain. It’s such a privilege to be a stay home homeschooling mama!

  20. I like on FB

  21. I like Union 28 and Simple Mom on FB!

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    Becky Kankelfritz says:

    My husband rocks for so many reasons. One of my favorite things he’s ever done happened last year when I was pregnant with our son. I was in the hospital, on bed rest, because of toxemia. We have a daughter with special needs and no family around so bed rest was a huge problem for us. I was feeling really low, like I was letting every one down; my daughter, my husband, and my yet-to-be-born son.

    And then, my husband walked into my hospital room wearing his Union 28 “My Wife Rocks” shirt. I started crying right then and my nurses all thought he was the sweetest guy ever. He is!

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    Becky Kankelfritz says:

    I like Simple Mom and Union 28 on Facebook!

  24. What a unique company! My husband rocks because he’s not very easily ruffled. He’s the calm in the storm of estrogen around here and it’s like the sun comes out when he comes home!

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    Kiersten H. says:

    My husband rocks because he is such a good cook!

  26. He is present for our kids when he is home and totally supportive of me. And when he isn’t home we know he’s working hard to give us this great life.

  27. My husband works hard, cares about spiritual things, loves his family, and is just all around awesome!

  28. My husband ROCKS because he’s taken over so many duties lately while I’ve been on the couch, sick, that when I tried to put shoes on our two-year-old she cried “No! DADDY Mommy do it!” He rocks :)

  29. I love these! One of the glas from our Bible study was wearing one and I totally forgot to ask where she got it (know I know!) My husband does indeed rock. He’s the funniest, most cool, most completely awesome person I have ever known. I’m gonna need to get one of these and show the world that my husband rocks :)

  30. My husband shows me he loves me in so many ways. I am truly blessed.

  31. I like on FB.

  32. my hubby rocks in lots of ways, he cooks, cleans, & takes me to fancy restaurants!! :)

  33. like you both on fb

    thanks!

    :)

  34. My husband SO ROCKS! I am 9 months pregnant and have only been comfortable sleeping on the couch in the living room for the past month. Instead of reveling in getting the whole bed to himself, my hubby has camped out on the living room floor in his sleeping bag so I don’t have to sleep alone. : )

    • Aaaaah, This was the most darling thing ever. What a dear man♥ Too bad I’m not voting or you would win for sure.

  35. My husband is the most amazing dad I know. He loves our two daughters and they live for the moment he comes home from work because his attention is focused 100% on them and whatever they want or need to do. I have fallen so much more in love with my husband since we had kids. I love watching them be together.

  36. Love this. What a great reminder of how fun love can be. And yes, my husband is pretty awesome. :)

  37. My husband has been known to run a bath, light some candles, play some relaxing music and let me have some alone time.

  38. Oh, I would LOVE to win this. I admire these tshirts every time I see them!

  39. I have liked.

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    Christy F. says:

    My husband rocks because he always puts my desires first. He would sacrifice anything just to make me happy and comfortable. :) He really rocks.

  41. My husband rocks in so many ways, but at the moment I have to say that he especially rocks for supporting me through a year of postpartum depression (which I refused to acknowledge for about six months). He came home every day and helped pick me up and talked to me and worked with me. THAT is a real man.

  42. My husband rocks for so many reasons. Mainly just because he loves me so much. Thanks for sharing their site. I may have to get us some shirts for my husband’s homecoming from deployment whether or not we win.

  43. I liked both on FB too!

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    Jenny Runyan says:

    Those shirts are the greatest! What an awesome company! My husband rocks because he is doing the dishes right now even though he has a test to study for…all while I search away on the internet. He is awesome.

  45. My husband rocks because he sacrifices what he wants for what our family needs!

  46. My husband rocks because he truly believes in an equal partnership – in his heart he does. I think that’s rare.

  47. My hub rocks because he never complains about how much I shop!

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    Stephanie Gonzales says:

    My husband rocks …
    Because he holds me when the dark days come
    Because he is a geek of th Nth degree and every t-shirt he owns has a superhero symbol on it
    Because he allows our son to take fencing even though my husband desperately wants to play with swords, too
    Because he can say the word “yeah” in a deep baritone that turns me to mush
    Because he is my best friend, confidant, and life mate
    Because he genuinely loves women; the way they think, the way they talk, and the individual beauty of each one… He can make any woman feel special and seen for who she is … All without making me feel jealous or worried in the least… I know I am his one and only

  49. I like simple mom and union 28 on fb.

  50. My husband rocks because he wore his “My wife rocks” shirt at the hospital when I had my last baby – the nurses loved it! We have a pair of shirts, but I’ve had my eye on that new hoodie!

  51. I like Simple Mom & Union 28 on fb

  52. My husband rocks because he does all of the ironing!

  53. My husband rocks cause just this past Friday after 3 out of 5 of us where sick, me being one of those who was sick, came home from working a 16 hour day and w/ in 10 minutes my house smelled of bleach and not sick. Oh how he loves me!!!! My husband really ROCKS!

  54. My hubby rocks because he loves God, loves me unconditionally, is patient, has a gentle spirit, and is a wonderful father. I know he’s always got my back!

  55. I like Union 28 and SimpleMom on Facebook!

  56. My husband rocks for many reasons, but one of my faves is when I come out the kitchen and find that he has made me tea without being asked :)

  57. How does your spouse rock?

    My husband rocks in every singe way a person could. But he rocks out loud at being a father.

  58. My husband rocks because he is genuinely concerned about his family’s happiness.

  59. My husband rocks in countless ways…he’s fun, patient, easy going and makes me and our children laugh every day.

  60. In addition, I “liked” both union28 and simple mom on facebook! Thanks for this giveaway!

  61. My husband is willing to stand through a deployment for me and our family. He’s pretty hooah.

  62. I like both of you on facebook =)

  63. My husband rocks in EVERY way! He is affectionate, affirming, patient, an amazing dad, helps around the house, and is dead sexy!

  64. I love this idea! I see so much “ball and chain” comments about spouses, negativity abound.

    I LOVE my future spouse (less than six months until the big day!), and I’d love to get shirts after our marriage!

    My future-husband ROCKS because he’s a true partner in life. We support and love each other, no matter what, and he is always there. I in turn, do the same for him.

    That, and he makes a mean cup of coffee in the mornings :)

  65. My wife rocks because she is a great cook, a great mom, and she *tries* to be a great housekeeper, even though it doesn’t come naturally for her.

  66. I just liked both sites– I’m REALLY Hoping I win this!!! Money is so tight right now, and I’d love to give this as a wedding-day present to my future husband! :)

  67. My husband rocks because he loves me, supports me, tells me when I am being unreasonable in the nicest possible way (we call them his pep talks), he works hard for his family and makes a lot of sacrifices and compromises for us. he rocks as a husband and a Dad.

    We really want a set of these T-shirts.

  68. avatar
    Abigail Gunter says:

    My husband rocks because he loves me for all of my crazy ways. He also is very patient with me. He is my best friend!

  69. My husband rocks because he willingly does the dishes, without being asked.

  70. My husband rocks because he just gets me. And he knows just the right thing to say to make me laugh, which I totally love!

  71. I’m a fan on facebook!

  72. My husband rocks because he made my car ready for the winter chaos last night!

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    Danielle Krouch says:

    My husband rocks because he takes time to come home for lunch every day even when he’s busy! Today during lunch break he helped put up some more Christmas lights inside. Love that guy!

  74. My husband inspires me. He thinks before he speaks and is perhaps the wisest person I’ve known. Our young sons adore him. He takes the time for them to work beside him, though jobs take twice as long. Our family and friends admire him. My husband has a strong work ethic and is a wise steward in all he does. My husband rocks!

  75. My husband pays our bills and does our financial reports for our work! I am so thankful for this!

  76. He loves me even when I am unloveable!

  77. I “like” Union 28 and Simple Mom on FB.

  78. My husband rocks because he goes out of his way to take care of our family in so many little ways – that I too often take for granted – fixing the leaking faucet or the broken lamp, taking our daughter for walks in the evening, decorating the house with lights for the holidays, and on and on.

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    Jennifer Grumbling says:

    My husband rocks becAuse he helps reel me when when I go spinning into craziness!!

  80. avatar
    Danielle Hanley says:

    I don’t even know where to start to explain just how much my husband rocks! I can condense it enough to say that God has blessed me beyond belief to have such a wonderful man!! I wouldn’t be half the woman I am today without his love and support.

  81. My husband rocks because he is an amazing man seeking to glorify Christ as he leads our church and remains humble while God is blessing the work here. I love him!

  82. No husband here, but these t-shirts would make a great gift for my favorite little family. My friend just had a baby, and she and her husband are both cutting back to part-time jobs so that they can share baby duties and avoid daycare.

  83. He’s a godly and loving man. It pretty much rocks.

  84. “liked” on fb

  85. My husband totally rocks because he tells me I am beautiful every day, doesn’t make me feel bad when my day is crappy (we have 3 kids under 4…and sometimes, days are crappy), and he comes home after a long day of work and night school, and helps me do laundry….like right now :) He ROCKS!!! (and totally deserves me to wear a shirt that says it :)

  86. My husband rocks because he leads our home in a godly way…and he knows how to get me out of a bad mood :) :)

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    Kimberly Lee says:

    My husband rocks because he is made me dinner tonight when I was needing some rest. And I just absolutely love watching him with our son. He recently started participating in the Watch DOGs program at our son’s school too. Still madly in love with him after 15 years!

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    Kimberly Lee says:

    Just “liked” both items! Woo-hoo!!! :-)

  89. My husband rocks cuz he’s not just a dad to our kids, but he acts like dad to EVERY kid. He’s one of those guys that can connect with kids (and people of any age) instantly! Love that about him! Kids are just drawn to his energy!

  90. My husband rocks in so many ways. He is super helpful around the house and I really appreciate all he does.

  91. My wife rocks because she is so amazingly supportive

  92. Has been liked.

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    Shelby Lessary says:

    my husband rocks because he knows how to truly love people, whole heartedly and unconditionally. He rocks because he instinctively knows when to be gentle or firm with his support. He rocks because he supports me in everything I strive for and encourages me to be happy by being myself. He rocks because God made him that way and I thank God every day for creating this wonderful man just for me.

  94. Hey! I’m a California girl and my clock says it is 11:53. Which means I should still be able to comment on the doll house post! So here it is :) I would give it to my two daughters! They would love it. And how are they special? I like the way a poet once described it as children being your heart running around outside your body.

  95. He has such a stressful job but always smiles and sings when he come home (I wish I could do this after my laundry, cooking, cleaning,… day)

  96. avatar
    Shelby Lessary says:

    I liked you both on fb too! Thanks for doing this. It is so refreshing to read how so many husbands are loving their wives so well too!

  97. My husband rocks because he loves God first. He works 14 hour days so I can be home with our four kids. He doesn’t care if our house is a mess or I haven’t showered in a few days. He is always willing to wrestle with our sons, cuddle with our daughter, and give me a foot massage. And he still finds time to lead a service at the Rescue Mission.

  98. I like Simply Mom and Union 78 on Facebook!

  99. My husband is an awesome dad taking lots of time to play and hang out with our kids.

  100. My husband rocks because he makes time in his busy schedule to take over so I can have time to do the things I love.