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Thursday, April 29, 2010

IHAN Anniversary Celebration Statistics

No wonder I'm tired!!!!  I had no idea the number of gifts nor their value until I sat down and tabulated these Stats.....unbelievable!!!

Now keep in mind these are rough numbers.  I did not go back and recount and obsess.  I'm sure there is someone out there who will re-count for me...feel free!!  LOL ( need to see a psychiatrist for your obsessive tendencies if you are the one who actually does it)

Number of Prizes: over 160
Retail Value of Prizes: $3300.00
Number of Winners: 83
Total Number of Comments: 4613
Qualifying Grand Prize Enteries: 2448

Can you believe it?  I couldn't!!!  If I seem a bit wonky lately it was from having to exchange e-mails with 83 winners (multiple times) and many contributors to coordinate shipping of prizes.  Then there was the calculating postage, paypal requests for postage, boxing up prizes for about 75 people, and hand written notes in the packages.  Hmmmmm.....yep....I guess there is a good reason I've been tired lately.  This was a 4 person job not a one person job :)

You know what kept me going?  It was all the wonderful thank you comments I received from IHAN blog readers.  So many people took the time to thank me for doing the 32 Days of Giveaways and complimented my posts and efforts.  What an incredible Pay Check that was!!!  Thank you to everyone who took the time to read and leave comments.  I so appreciate your kind words and support.  It is truly fuel for my soul.  Not only that.....several folks sent nice thank you notes back with their postage.  A few sent extra postage and more offered to send more to cover additional expenses.  I don't know of another business person (I"m sure they are out there....but I don't know them) that people actually offer to pay more....go figure!!!

Then there were those few gals who worked in the background....they had the toughest job of all.....they gave me feedback and support when the going got rough.  Their suggestions, help, several daily e-mails, and kind words really allowed me to keep my sense of humor up until the end.  You girls know who you heart felt thanks!!! 

Oh yea....there is someone to blame for all of know who YOU are too!!!!  This is all your fault and don't forget it.....LOL :)

Huge Smiles and Monster Gratitude!!!

(edited to add the total number of grand prize people)


allsewnup said...

Time to put your feet up for a well deserved break. You did an awesome job of it.
Congratulations and heartfelt Thank You.


Elizabeth said...

Well, I feel like a schmuck for not sending a thank-you card back with my postage, but I am really very thankful for my fun little prize. Your giveaway was spectacular! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

joanne lendaro said...

Well, it was a great way for IHAN to celebrate the one year mark!

Thank you and all of your wonderful suppliers who made this fantastic giveaway possible. I've never seen anything like this before and it sure was fun!!

Wishing IHAN many, many, many years of success because of it's fabulous management and staff.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Yes, Thank you, once again for all your work. I have never seen such a celebration either. You are so amazing.

Goosegirl said...

Kelly, you are amazing!!! No wonder you are tired! You have been working your bunz off! It was fun to read about all the new products and so fun for me to win too!
I learned a lot about products that I would not have known about and have several that I am saving up for.
Thank you so much and thank you to the wonderful and generous companies who donated the gifts.

Rafael's Mum said...

Just as well you got that wonderful chair to put your feet up in! It was a wonderful 'tornado' of prizes in true IHAN style! Thank you so much for organising it all! (and team of course too!)

Joy V said...

You are to blame! You have the blog that everyone loves to read!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow girl, what an accomplishment! You might even make it into the book of records! Please stop by my blog and vote for my friend. Have a great weekend!

Loralynn said...

Amazing! No wonder you are exhausted!

Quilt Hollow said...

You did an amazing job with so much to do....I had no idea there could be so much! Anyway...put your feet up and relax!!

Pat said...

I love doing giveaways. It's a lot of fun doing giveaways, but it's also a lot of work. Your're right, my graditude is when I get wonderful feedback from all of my terrific followers, and their delightful comments. How great!
Happy Quilting!

Barb said...

You just did a bang up job!!! Now it is vacation time....let your employees spoil you.

Gene Black said...

Hmm... I see that I didn't email you enough times to get listed in the statistics! I will try harder next time! hehehehehe

Jean said...

Take a day off and sew sew sew.....thanks for a great giveaway!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

how nice of you to devote so much of your time for that giveaway. i'm so glad Barb has bragged about you over and over and led me to your blog. thanks again and again and I love the mod podge.

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