Where’s Waldo? (A Giveaway)

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: traceybridges22@, erinb1@, joannamattas@, erin.m.bittner@, melissakphilip@

Remember scanning the pages of the Where’s Waldo? books to find the hidden Waldo? Kids love those books; adults do, too. Now, Candlewick Books has put out a collection of Waldo postcards that you can send to friends and family — and share the hunting adventure.

In fact, if you have kids going off to camp, this book would be great for sending them notes during their time away. Likewise, older students away from home on internships at college would still love to get a bit of Waldo in the mail.

Candlewick Press is offering 5 copies of the Where’s Waldo: The Phenomenal Postcard Book to LifeasMOM readers.

To Enter:

Leave a comment on this post, telling us when you like to send postcards.

This giveaway will be open until Sunday, 7/3/11, at 8pm PST. The winners will be selected randomly and notified by email, and this post will be updated with their name as well. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: traceybridges22@, erinb1@, joannamattas@, erin.m.bittner@, melissakphilip@

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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  1. My daughter and I like to send postcards to family members who live far away as a little reminder that we’re thinking of them. We even make our own printable ones so we can send postcards of ourselves!

  2. Rachel Shanafelt says:

    I only send postcards when I’m on vacation, but I’d love to hear all the ideas πŸ™‚

  3. Denise G. says:

    I love to send them anytime…everyone loves letters!!

  4. Heather E. says:

    I like to make my thank you cards into post cards. I also like to use them for a quick “Hello… I miss you… let’s get together” message to a friend. These would be GREAT for that! Thanks!

  5. We love to send postcards to our own-of-town relatives… so fun to receive happy mail!

  6. We love to send postcards when we are on vacation or even just exploring something new nearby. My daughter loves sending them to her Grandma and also to her Cousins who live far way.

  7. I love sending postcards to my nieces, usually when I’m traveling, but who wouldn’t want to get these Waldo cards in the mail anytime?! πŸ™‚

  8. Joanna M says:

    We send postcards just to say hi! A piece of mail that is happy spreads smiles πŸ™‚

  9. Demetria says:

    We like to send postcards to friends and family here and around the country. My kindergartener especially loved to practice his handwriting by sending a love note like this to grandma πŸ™‚

  10. I like to send postcards when I’m far away from family. It’s nice to send a short note. Thanks!

  11. We like to send postcards anytime.

  12. Jen Fitzpatrick says:

    I love to send postcards when I just want to send a short note or quote to someone. Plus, it saves postage!

  13. I love to send “just because” postcards to out-of-town relatives.

  14. I love sending them to my nieces and nephews. Kids LOVE getting mail, even if it only has 1 sentence on it! πŸ™‚

  15. I love Waldo and love sending post cards!

  16. We love sending postcards on vacations. I would love these for my daughter to practice writing!

  17. When I’m overseas, so the postage is cheaper!

  18. I’d love to send random postcards to our family members scattered about everywhere.

  19. I LOVE to send postcards to friends & family anytime just to say HI & Smile Always!

  20. I sent postcards to my kids any time. It is a nice surprise to get something in the mail, and they aren’t expensive to buy or to mail!

  21. I let the kids draw pictures on them for relatives.

  22. I send postcards to let far away friends and family know they are on my mind.

  23. My son loves to send postcards to his grandparents from wherever we happen to be…even if he sees one at the CVS around the corner, he asks to send his grandparents a postcard πŸ˜‰

  24. It’s fun to drop a note to a friend in the mail since it seems to mean so much more these days!

  25. Vacations.

  26. I used to collect postcards and it’s so much fun looking back at all of the places I’ve been or our family and friends have been.

  27. Leftover from my childhood – I always send postcards on vacation. But it would be fun to send them more often!

  28. Great idea! Our kids are going to 4H camp for the first time this summer πŸ™‚

  29. My husband loves picking up postcards when we travel and mailing them to family. I love Where’s Waldo. This is perfect! πŸ˜‰

  30. What a fun book…we love to send postcards anytime!

  31. My dad has collected postcards for longer than I’ve been alive, and we “read” the Waldo books endlessly in my childhood. This would be awesome!

  32. We love to send post cards anytime we go away, even if it’s just on a quick day trip. Everyone loves to get mail!

  33. Wouldn’t they be great to send out ‘well done’ or ‘thinking of you’ notes?!

  34. I send them when I’m on vacation, usually to my nieces and nephews (or my kids, if they’ve been left with the grandparents).

    I love Where’s Waldo–and I’m thrilled this is a Candlewick Press book. Our family has had such good luck with Candlewick books (H is for Home Run is our very favorite, but there are soooo many good ones!)

  35. I will be sending postcards to my DD who is going to her first sleep away camp!

  36. My best friend and I live across the country from each other. We love to randomly send cards, letters and post cards to each other. I would send one to her and each of her kids!

  37. none of my side of the family lives where we do, so my 5 year old would LOVE to send postcards to his far away family!

  38. I love to send them anytime! I remember when they had only three Where’s Waldo books – red, blue, and yellow. I mastered them all πŸ™‚

  39. I like to send them when I travel!

  40. Victoria R. says:

    I sometimes send postcards to my kids at home. They love getting their own mail!!!

  41. Meredith C. says:

    I would have my kids send them to their grandparents that don’t live near us

  42. Who doesn’t love postcards!? I send them to my little nieces and nephews to remind them tht I love them.

  43. I am always willing to send postcards.

  44. Pamela J says:

    I like to do postcards for thank you notes because I like the limited space available. Whatever it take to get it done works for me. At least they’re written. πŸ™‚ Thanks for another great giveaway!

  45. We like to send them from our vacation spots!

  46. I will send them to two of my kids that are going to be away at college soon. They are 18 and 20

  47. I spend a fair bit of time away from my favorite girls and love sending them random postcards, letters, notes, cards, silly packages, etc. I don’t need a special occasion or vacation….I just do it whenever, so it’s fun and they look forward to the next bit of randomness. These would be perfect.

  48. Too cool! I love Waldo! I spotted him in the crowd during the World Series game on Halloween this year and thought that was about the best costume idea ever.

    Anyway… I like to send postcards to my friends and family in my home state. They’re easier to get written and sent than an actual letter, but have the same “real mail” appeal.

  49. Chi Anne says:

    We are a military family that lives far from family and friends. We often send postcards to keep family that doesn’t have a computer updated on our lives. The kids like to write them and family loves to recieve them!

  50. My kids send postcards as thank you notes, easy, fun, and cheaper! These look really fun.

  51. I like to send post cards when I’m on vacation. I like to let family members/friends know I’m thinking of them. Great idea!

  52. Heather Abbott says:

    My sons and I are doing a postcard project. Anytime someone is traveling with in the US or abroad, we have them send us a postcard. Then we spent time learning about the country, coloring the flag, trying food from that place and listening to music. The boys love it and are learning a lot.

  53. Kids away at camp would love some mail!

  54. We’re moving soon, so it would be great to have some fun postcards to send people “back home.”

  55. zalyndia powell says:

    We use postcards pretty much anytime. We rare going on several trips soon and would love them for that! It would also ne great to send to my daughter’s friends at the beginning od the school year!

  56. Sending postcards and letters are a dying art…i think with all the ways of communicating today people forget that it is the actual act of penning words and putting it in the mail that says hey i remember you…till today i am thrilled to get postcards from family and friends especially those from overseas…

  57. I have a SIL that’s helping at a summercamp this year and we love to send her notes and postcards. πŸ™‚

  58. I usually only send them while on vacation. πŸ™‚

  59. My favorite time is on vacation

  60. I would let my kids send them to their grandparents, and other relatives who live far away.

  61. I like to send postcards when we are on vacation.

  62. Whenever we go on vacation, we find postcards that remind us most of our vacation. On the last day we mail them to our home. After a few days of being back home, we get a great reminder of what a fun vacation we had!

  63. I like randomly sending them to my cousins young kids. So much fun getting mail!

  64. Andrea D. says:

    I would have my girls send them to both sets of grandparents since they are very far away.

  65. TwoDiffSocks says:

    my kids are going to my my moms in Long Island from the summer….a nice break from living in NYC. so, for them to send one or two when they are away would be nice and for them & me to send one or two to their/mine great-grandmother in NJ who is 96 –a nice surprise for her

  66. My son likes to send postcards to the family. It is his way of making them smile when they get their mail. Plus, we use them for part of our homeschool writing time.

  67. Anne Marie says:

    Postcards are definitely for vacations – fun to share with everyone.

  68. angie mccolman says:

    I know how much I love receving postcards and greeting cards in the mail, so to have these Waldo postcards would be so fun to send out and know what fun the receiver would have getting them! Sure would ‘love’ to win them…angie from kingston

  69. I am planning to send my son mail when he goes to college in the fall… already been collecting “neat” postcards such as from art exhibits, etc. These would be a great addition!! Plus they would be fun to send to just about anyone to perk up their day.

  70. Rebecca W. says:

    I have kids going to camp and that would a great idea to send them.

  71. Jennifer M says:

    I like to send postcards just because. πŸ™‚

  72. I love to send postcards anytime I’m on a trip…especially to kids!

  73. When I’m on vacay I like to make a game of finding the most amount of postcards I can get for a buck! In NYC sometimes I can find 15!

  74. We like to send postcards to our parents from our children.

  75. Michelle says:

    My kids love to send postcards to their grandma who lives on the other side of the country. They like it even better when she sends some back!

  76. Stephanie Sample says:

    We like to send postcards when we go on vacation. I let my kids pick out the post cards and scribble on the back. I’ve learned to print address labels for the recipients before we leave for vacation.

  77. LOVE postcards! They are a perfect, low-energy alternative to electronic communication – I call them “old-school facebook”

  78. I send postcards when we are on vacation.

  79. I went to college in the mid-west and then moved home to the east coast. Although Facebook and email have been great at keeping us plugged into each others’ lives, isn’t it great to get a handwritten note {even a brief postcard} across the miles?

  80. my dad loves postcards so i think it’s fun to send them to him πŸ™‚

  81. I don’t travel all that much so sending postcards when I’m out of town isn’t something I do very much. But, I always send a postcard to my students before the first day of class to let them know how happy I am to be their teacher. I also send the periodically throughout the school year as a “good note home”.

  82. My son recently discovered Where’s Waldo and loves it! I’ve been taking out the books from the library for him.

  83. I like sending postcards to my children who are in college. I send them a card of encouragment every couple days.

  84. I’d like for my kids to use them to send to cousins and friends.

  85. Katie Bauer says:

    I would love to send postcards to my family in California. We are in Michigan and miss them so much!!

  86. My two teenage children would love these postcards to send back and forth to their cousin in Pennsylvania. The three of them loved growing up with the “Where’s Waldo” books I would give to them at holidays or birthdays. Thanks for the giveaway.

  87. I send postcards every few weeks to my sister away at college. She would love these!

  88. We send them when we visit places my family members don’t know much about: laos, hong kong, Malaysia, etc…

  89. We like finding quirky, weird postcards on vacation and send them to our home, so when we get back, we have fun memories to relive!

  90. Tracey Bridges says:

    My kids love to send postcards to their cousins just to say Hi! Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. On vacation. Especially to ourselves. It’s fun way to journal our trip

  92. We like to send postcards at random times to remind our friends and family that we love them and are thinking of them!

  93. i always send postcards while on vacation. i think it is the perfect time.

  94. I like to send quick “thinking of you” postcards when I’m short on time, but want to stay connected.

  95. monica b. says:

    just for fun – no occasion!

  96. I usually only send postcards on trips but this would be so cute

  97. Danielle Budd says:

    I would love to send them to family members that i usually only email…a handwritten note is always nice and unexpected!

  98. I like to send postcards when I travel

  99. Tammy Lindner says:

    We like to send postcards from wherever we are on vacation. However, my kiddos are now making their own postcards from pictures of sporting events or family functions and sending them out whenever. It is a great way for them to be creative and to stay in touch with family members that live too far away to see on a regular basis. Thank you for the chance to win!

  100. We recently moved away from family & my daughters send postcards to their cousins and grandparents.

  101. When we go on vacation to different states!

  102. Jennifer says:

    Cool. Love Waldo.

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