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

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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.

Enter today’s other Home for the Holidays giveaways:

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished 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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  1. He lets me sleep in and then bring me tea in bed…

  2. I like Simple Mom on FB

  3. I like Union 28 on my FB

  4. My husband rocks because he loves me unconditionally.

  5. My spouse rocks because he moved his office walking-distance to our home in order to always be close to our three simple boys and their learning-to-be-less-complicated mom!

  6. I ‘liked’ Union 28 and was already a liker Simple Mom!

  7. Jenny Van't Land says:

    My hubby is the most amazing guy in the world. I personally have had a pretty rough year this year, and got really overwhelmed with how many people we know who end up cheating on each other or getting a divorce. It’s discouraging and sometimes I let that fear get to me. This morning, however, my husband sat me down and played a video for me that he has been working on- it’s all pictures of us from the time we knew each other in high school up until now, as we have a family together. He told me he wanted something tangible for me to look at any time I have my doubts that we are going to make it. He truly is a man of God and God knew exactly what I needed in a husband. MY HUBBY ROCKS!

  8. My husband rocks because he has the most amazing character of any man I have ever met. He will be true to his word no matter what! He helps me be a better me too!

    I would love to win this!!!!

  9. I liked Simple Mom and Union 28 on FB

  10. My husband rocks because he works so hard in a job he only moderately enjoys so that I can stay home with our little boy. I would be proud to wear a t-shirt saying he rocks!

  11. Jon was laid off and hasn’t been able to find work for quite some time. While we’d both prefer that I be the stay-at-home parent, he has done a great job managing our home, loving on our kids, and continuing to look for full-time work. On top of all that, he lets me sleep in on the weekends! (Amazing for a full-time working mom while pregnant!)

  12. my husband rocks at being a brand new father of our little 3lb preemie son. it is such a joy to watch him grow in love for our family 🙂

  13. I “liked” simplemom on Facebook. I couldn’t find Union 28 to “like” them.

  14. Cindy Simpson says:

    My husband’s one goal is to follow after the Lord in all he does. He is a servant leader that is willing to do whatever is necessary at the moment to be helpful to us, his family.

  15. Cindy Simpson says:

    I ‘like’ Union 28 and Simply Mom.

  16. My husband rocks because he loves me no matter what…

  17. My husband rocks because he is always making me laugh and he is just an amazing father to our boys!

  18. My husband rocks because he rocks my world everyday (by being the most awesome person ever)!

  19. I like union 28 and simple mom

  20. I’ve liked you both on FB!

  21. What a timely give-away! Christmas shopping made easy!

    My husband rocks… for more reason than I can count! He loves the Lord, loves our family… and the man makes coffee! 🙂

  22. I already “like” both Simple Mom & Union 28 on FB. 🙂

  23. Jennifer Goforth says:

    My husband absolutely rocks. He has the most caring heart. As a young boy, he helped raise his disabled brother. That love and service has translated into our marriage. He has changed more dirty diapers than any man i know. He watches our girls when I work, helps out at home, and just….rocks!

  24. He rocks because he takes care of me. Without question, even if I’ve been cranky towards him just moments before.

  25. My husband rocks because he’s a wonderful person and an amazing dad!

  26. My husband rocks because he is so passionate about life, he loves the Lord, and me and our girls. He’s wonderful!

  27. My husband rocks for so many reasons! But right now it’s because he’s getting ready to be a dad and seeing him love this little girl in my tummy so much before she’s even here really, really rocks!

  28. Very cool company indeed!

    My husband “rocks” because he supports me in every way. Most recently by allowing me to quit my job and stay home to take care of our son. It’s requiring a lot of sacrifice but he knows how important it is for us and supports it completely. I love that guy! 🙂

  29. My husband rocks- not just because he is the musical director of a wind band and gets in some good moves when conducting up-tempo numbers- but because he is my friend,soul-mate and lover, and understands all my funny traits! He’s always there for me.

  30. I like Union 28 and Simple Mom!

  31. My husband works hard so I can stay home with our daughter.

  32. Husband rocks because we are a team when it comes to raising our two sons!

  33. My husband rocks because he supports me and all of my crazy ideas!

  34. My husband rocks because he works long, hard hours to provide for our family and give me the opportunity to stay at home and raise our children. Oh, and he’s an amazing cook when he gets the chance to be in the kitchen!

  35. Amy McGrath says:

    My hubby rocks because he gets home from a difficult day at work, and still has the energy to help with the kids, with dinner and even makes time to rub my feet.

  36. Amy McGrath says:

    I “like” Union 28 and Simple Mom on Facebook.

  37. my husband rocks because he’s my steady – when I’m flitting all over the place, he brings me back and still loves me the way I am!

  38. I like you both on FB!

  39. My husband rocks because he never thinks twice when it comes to forgiving me for my downfalls. His words to me are always encouraging and let his heart come through.

  40. I’m a new fan of Union 28 on FB! 🙂

  41. My husband rocks because he is so supportive of me, in my artistic pursuits and in the care I take of our family. I never have to wonder if I am appreciated.

  42. My husband rocks because he always has my back …and finishes up the things I start that I don’t have the skills to finish!

  43. He does the dishes while I nurse the baby

  44. He’s a great listener and problem solver!

  45. my husband rocks for so many reasons….
    he’s an awesome father!
    he works so very hard to support us!
    he is always willing to do what needs to be done around the house b/c i’m a working mom and can’t always get it all done!

    in short…he just rocks!

  46. Beth Butler says:

    My husband rocks because he is loyal and honest.

  47. i liked simple mom on fb!

  48. i liked union 28 on fb!

  49. He does ALL the laundry and always puts fresh sheets on the bed on Friday so when we crawl in Friday night, it’s heavenly clean and fresh for the start of the weekend. He’s also a guitar teacher and really does rock out. I’d love to wear this t-shirt to his next student show. Would be so funny.

  50. My husband rocks because he goes out of his way to make life a little easier for me.

  51. my husband rocks like weezer!

  52. I like Union 28 and Simple Mom on Facebook!

  53. My husband rocks b/c he is a great provider, my best friend, and loves me more than anyone I know!

  54. He makes me coffee in the morning!!!

  55. My hub works hard to provide for our family. He is funny and smart and he ROCKS!

  56. My husband ROCKS because he does so many little things for me. He will run to the store when I have a sweet tooth, he will take me to my favorite restaurant just because I love it, he brings home my favorite snacks and the list goes on and on!

  57. Sarah Furman says:

    My husband rocks because he give unconditionally!!

  58. Valerie R. says:

    My husband will grill for me in any weather.

  59. Even when he’s exhausted and emotionally spent himself, he always lets me to tell him about my day and my concerns — he is a great listener.

  60. My hubby rocks, because he seems to know just what to do, when I’m feeling down !
    Thanks for the great giveaways!


  61. I also liked you all on facebook!

  62. My husband rocks because he fixed my car with some duct tape and a zip tie. 🙂 Love that man!

  63. Jacqueline says:

    He rocks because he is my rock–my unwavering sense of strength, support, love, and stability.

  64. I liked you on FB as well!

  65. My husband ROCKS and saved our Christmas program by making a beautiful manger for Baby Jesus in about 30 minutes. He’s the best!!!!!

  66. Lauren W. says:

    My spouse rocks because he loves our family, puts us at the front of the line in his life, works hard to support us and allow me to stay home with our children. What a great husband he is!!

  67. Lauren W. says:

    I liked Union 28 on Facebook and already like Simple Mom on Facebook. Hope I win!!

  68. My husband rocks because he loves God and he encourages me in my faith. He is also a great dad to our children. Lots of fun and laughter when he is around.

  69. I liked you on FB also!! :o)

  70. I have an awesome husband who is also a great father to our children. He ROCKS!

  71. My husband has such an awesome, pure heart and he is always showing me he loves me 🙂

  72. I have never seen shirts and bags that are so cool!
    I must say my husband rocks! He does!… because he works really hard so that i can stay at home with our girls and homeschool them. It’s such a blessing and an honor to be called his wife. I need the “my husband rock” shirt.

  73. My husband is so good to us – and the primary responder at night, Lord bless ‘im!

  74. how does my husband NOT rock is the better question 😉 he works, is in graduate school full time, interns part time, and still takes time to take care of me!

  75. My husband rocks because he supports me no matter what I do. Whether it be in homeschooling or me starting to sell ThirtyOne products and everything think between! He somehow another loves me unconditionally. And ya know what? I love him unconditionally as well!

  76. like on facebook!

  77. My friend and her husband have these shirts and I have wanted them ever since! My husband rocks because he helps out around the house without even being asked! He just throws some dirty laundry in the washer or sweeps or cleans dishes. Awesome!

  78. My husband rocks because he goes above and beyond all. the. time.

    I can go away for an evening or whole weekend and know that our kids (four under the age of 8) are in great hands. He also loves to cook and doesn’t mind to help me around the house.

    He’s my rock and I know he loves me – no matter what.

  79. wow, what a great company! I would love one for myself- “My husband rocks”- because he truly does. He takes care of our daughter when I’m tired or stressed and need a few moments alone… he cooks, he cleans, he’s amazing! 🙂

  80. My husband rocks because he loves Jesus and works hard to take care of me!

  81. My future husband rocks because he is supporting me through graduate school which is so wonderful.

  82. My husband rocks by getting up so early every morning and going to work- working hard all day (sometimes late into the evening) and then coming home with enough energy to love on and play with the kiddos. He is an amazing daddy and provider for our family!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!! 🙂

  83. I like Simple Mom and Union 28 on Facebook!

  84. He has worked sooo hard to build a business during this recession. It has been a really hard few years, but we are still hopeful it will be worth it!

  85. I “like” Union 28 and Simple Mom on Facebook.

    Thanks again!! 🙂

  86. My man rocks by taking care of us and others!

  87. My husband works full time, is finishing a PhD 3 days a week and still invests in our 6 kids as much as he can AND takes me out once a week! But more than that, he loves His God and is a wonderful example to our family!

    • Sarah Gainey says:

      I was reading through other’s answers and I just have to say, I think your husband rocks too, that’s one intense schedule! We are blessed women : )

  88. My husband rocks because he is committed to me and our family.

  89. My husband really DOES rock!! He packs lunches for all 3 kids before he goes to work in the morning…..and then he cleans up the kitchen!!! Sigh….I fall in love with him all over again every time I walk past that empty sink!

  90. Mollie A. says:

    He works so hard to provide for our family, and still has the energy to make dinner and help with the kiddo every night when he gets home. He rocks!

  91. My husband rocks because he travels a great deal for work, yet still comes home and pitches right in with our kids!

  92. My husband rocks because he is so self-less. He is so giving and he always makes me laugh! I love him so much!

  93. My husband works very hard so that I can stay at home with our beautiful daughters. He Rocks!

  94. Sarah Gainey says:

    My husband rocks in a million ways. My top 3 right now?

    1. When he comes home from work he gives our son his undivided attention
    2. As soon as the little bit is in bed he gives me his undivided attention
    3. Then he helps me do any task I needed his help/input on during the day

    And then, and only then, he takes some time for himself. I’m one super blessed lady : )

  95. My husband rocks because he is loyal, honest, trustworthy, loving, kind and generous. He is the one who always helps a friend or neighbor out. All around great guy. Glad he is mine! He rocks!

  96. My husband rocks because he is making me breakfast while I type this. <3

  97. Fan on fb.

  98. My husband definitely rocks! Thanks for the chance!

  99. Sarah Gainey says:

    I liked union 28 and you on facebook : )

  100. My husband rocks because he came home to give our family another chance!