Share Your Holiday Moments with the Starbucks® Share the Cheer Sweepstakes

December 5, 2017 separator DIY Tutorial

I’m proud to team up with Starbucks and their Share the Cheer Sweepstakes for this sponsored post. You can always count on me for honest opinions and original content.

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

Can you believe we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas? And it’s going to be 2018 in less than a month. Just let that soak in for a minute, will you?!

This has been a wonderfully full year for me with the birth of our daughter. It’s a milestone that has me reflecting on my own childhood and feeling way more nostalgic than usual. I’ve been thinking not only about my own family’s traditions but Andrei’s family’s as well and how we’re going to merge them together—and how we’ll create new moments of our own!

If you caught my post last month, you already know that Starbucks asked me to share some of those moments and memories for their Share the Cheer Sweepstakes.

The Starbucks Share the Cheer Sweepstakes

If you’re as sentimental as I am, you’ll love the Starbucks Share the Cheer Sweepstakes. It gives you a reason to create little moments of celebration and relive some of your favorite holiday memories during the busiest time of the year. You pick six holiday moments that you want to find, and those make up your own personal game board at It’s kind of like a scavenger hunt! Just snap a picture on your phone to add to your game board when you find your moment for a chance to win a $300 sterling silver Starbucks Card. You could get your family and friends involved to see who fills their game boards first!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Starts 9/25/17 at 12:00 PM ET and ends 12/31/17 at 11:59:59 PM ET.  Open only to eligible legal residents of the 50 US/DC who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Click on Official Rules for instructions on how to enter without a purchase, other alternate methods of entry, entry period dates, odds of winning, prize details, restrictions, etc. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor:  Starbucks Corporation.

I’m sharing some of my own fondest holiday moments below, but there are a ton for you to choose from when you create your own board.

My Favorite Holiday Moments

When I saw that Gifts was a moment on the game board, I had to choose it! One of my favorite things about the holidays has always been picking out the perfect gift for the people close to me. I always want to make sure it’s something that’ll be really special and meaningful, which often means making it myself. I might even combine something handmade with its perfect complement, like a set of hand-painted mugs  paired with Starbucks coffee.

Starbucks Share the Cheer Sweepstakes Santa Paws Pippa

Moment: Santa Paws

Another moment I couldn’t resist? Santa Paws! You guys know how much I love our pets. I’ve stuffed my poor cats into matching sweaters and antlers, but now that we have Pippa, they’ve been granted a bit of a reprieve. She’s much more willing to be accessorized… 😉

I know a lot of you guys share my feelings that pets are 100% part of the family, so it only makes sense to get them in on the festivities, right?

How to Go the Extra Mile with Pretty Gift Packaging

Starbucks Share the Cheer Sweepstakes DIY Holiday Treat boxes Moment: Holiday Treats

I like to do something thoughtful for neighbors and coworkers, too, because it feels so nice to be able to brighten somebody’s day. And we all know the way to most people’s hearts is with yummy treats!

You can create your own holiday treat boxes using cupcake bakery boxes from the craft store. Just stuff some crinkle filling into the bottom, and add treats in mini cupcake liners. Finish it off with Starbucks® Holiday Blend K-Cup® packs in one corner to create a coffee and sweets gift box!

Starbucks Gift Wrap K-Cup Bow Tassel for Holiday Gifts

Moment: Gifts

And you don’t have to stop with the gift itself… You can add the perfect finishing touch by hanging a cute little K-Cup tassel on a gift bag. You can see how I made one in the video above.

Share a picture of your own holiday gifts on your game board at, and if you feel like showing off to the rest of us, share the picture on Instagram, too, with the hashtag #StarbucksCheerSweepstakes.

Keurig, Keurig HOT, K-Cup and the K logo are trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain Inc., used with permission.


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  3. These are some great ideas and I’d love to win this Starbuck’s card. I’m always there.

  4. What a great idea. I’d love to receive anything from Starbucks – especially with the attention to detail. It’s the little things.

  5. I am literally sitting and sipping on starbucks right now. Love their lattes and love this share the cheer campaign. Happy holidays 🙂

  6. Wow, what a great idea to participate in Starbucks Holiday Sweepstakes! This looks so imaginative, and makes you think a bit and brainstorm those lovely memorable moments!

  7. I love Starbucks! Their Christmas Blond is my favourite! I can’t get enough of it this holiday season! That sweepstakes would be awesome to win! I love how you added a coffee to treats! What a great gift idea!

  8. What an amazing competition for Starbucks to be doing, that is really going to cheer someone into the new year. I love the idea of just brightening someone’s day with a small treat.

  9. Sounds like a fun sweepstakes. And that dog – what a cutie! I love what you did with the gift packages, how creative. It would definitely be a treat to receive one of those.

  10. Aww, I love the idea of working on a holiday game board. I need to make some cute little holiday gift bags and boxes.

  11. This is such a sweet idea and I think that people will definitely appreciate it. A little effort goes a long way when making someone’s day!

  12. This is such a great contest! I love the prize ,and I love that it promotes making fun holiday memories. Very cool!

  13. OMG, I love everything about this! I ESPECIALLY love Pippa. I wish my dogs would let me do things like this.

  14. This is really cute. I love the details in the gift. I believe in making my gifts pretty. The K-Cup tassel gift tag is a nice touch.

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