Newport News, VA, November 28, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Angela Flynn, an ArcaMax reader from Stanley, New Brunswick, is the first person to win a $40 gift certificate for submitting a tip to the publishing company's Holiday Idea Contest.
Angela's entry describes a favorite family tradition: adding extra presents to her children's Advent calendars. She started the practice of adding dollar-store gifts to certain days on the calendar when her two children were four and two years old.
"It really does make for a fun Christmas tradition," Angels says of her idea. "If I stopped ... it would be a major thing in my house." Her tip can be found at http://www.arcamax.com/cgi-bin/news/story/1036/35985/782910 .
This entry is one of many that ArcaMax has received as part of their Holiday Idea Contest. The site launched the promotion in order to encourage their readers to send in their own holiday ideas and tips. By entering the contest, readers get two opportunities: entry into a series of drawings for $40 Amazon gift certificates, and the opportunity to share their ideas with the site's large subscription base.
"A lot of our best ideas come from our readers," says Hugh Spain, Managing Editor of ArcaMax Publishing. "We're always open to new ideas, and this contest is just one more way of encouraging that kind of communication between us."
This idea is one of many submitted so far by readers. The section supplements the main holiday feature, which contains even more holiday tips. The Recipes section has holiday dishes covering everything from the perfect turkey to what to do with the leftovers. For advice outside the kitchen, there's consumer news covering the shopping season, as well as tips for decorating and safety around the house.
For those looking to give a little more, there's also information on charities and toy drives around the country. Readers looking for something on the lighter side can read fun facts about Christmas in other parts of the world, as well as trying out trivia quizzes and vocabulary games.
Spain has high hopes for the section in the months ahead. "The response so far has been amazing, and it's definitely going to continue as the holiday season goes on. We're thrilled that our readers have been so responsive."
The contest runs until December 23rd, with a new winner announced every Wednesday. Each winner will receive a $40 gift certificate to Amazon.com, as well as the chance to have their idea published in one or more of ArcaMax's many online publications. More information, as well as an entry form, can be found at http://www.arcamax.com/cgi-bin/news/page/1036/promo .
ArcaMax Publishing is a major distributor of online news and information, including features on Parenting, Recipes, Health and Fitness, and comics like Garfield and Baby Blues. Visit http://www.arcamax.com for more information.