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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.
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?
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.