I had a post all written up for this, but after talking with my mom last night I wanted to start with the best lingerie gift story I’ve heard. Amazingly, it’s from my family.
I didn’t really talk about it, but my grandmother passed away a few weeks ago. I went to Ohio for the funeral, went to her house (which felt terribly empty without her in it) and have spent the last several weeks thinking about my grandparents and my memories of them. They were warm and wonderful people, and they loved each other very much.
My grandfather was notorious for being a late Christmas shopper, so every year he would go out and get gifts as they went on half price sale on Christmas Eve. He would them wrap them in newspaper for all of his children. The one exception was for my grandmother. According to my mother, he would march into the swankiest dress shop in their small town in Ohio on Christmas Eve and demand to see their fanciest bra, panty, and slip set. Then he would buy it for my grandmother. My mom says that as a kid she remembers my grandmother gleefully opening a new set every year (in front their five kids, no less!). I sometimes find it hard to explain how lingerie can be meaningful to people, but lingerie meant something lovely to my grandparents.
Sadly, not everyone is as great as picking out lingerie as my grandfather was, which leads us to the holiday contest for this year!
Nic of Knickerocker (who is in my top five favorite people ever list) and I were sitting around on Skype the other day talking about giveaways. Well, namely how we loved having them but didn’t want to do the same old thing. I can only blame this giveaway on our holiday spirit and wacky senses of humor, but once we hit on the idea we knew what we wanted to do.
I know there are lots of Knickerocker fans around here, so I think this contest prize is especially exciting. The winner will receive $50 to spend in the Knickerocker shop on fabulous custom made panties, bodysuits and more.
So, without further ado we bring you the holiday contest from Knickerocker and The Full Figured Chest!
Your Mission: Buying lingerie is hard, but receiving it can be even harder. In the ugly holiday sweater spirit, we want to hear all about the worst lingerie gifts that you’ve received. Minimizer bra from your mother? Three sizes too small thong from a well meaning significant other? Any lingerie horror story is fair game, from training bras to Valentine’s Day gifts gone awry. If you tell us your story or send us a picture, you will be entered to win custom lingerie from Knickerocker that actually fits!
The Prize: 1 $50 gift certificate from Knickerocker.
The Rules :
1. Like Knickerocker on Facebook.
2. Like The Full Figured Chest on Facebook.
3. From December 2nd to December 22nd, post your horrifying or humorous stories and pictures in the blog comments. From December 23rd to January 1st, we’ll have all of the entries up on both the The Full Figured Chest and Knickerocker Facebook pages for you and your friends to vote on. The winner will be determined by the votes instead of a random draw. On January 1st, we’ll tally up all of the votes from both pages and declare a winner!
Make sure that you do all of this through the Rafflecopter widget, since it helps us keep track and makes your entry faster. Pictures can be linked to or can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to include them with your entry.