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It’s our Big Week Of Giveaways here at The Happiest Home! Check out all giveaway posts here, and read on for what we’ve got for you today…

For our final holiday giveaway this year, we’re thrilled to work with a company we really love: Minted, which gives independent artists an opportunity to connect with potential customers and sell their work, and consumers the opportunity to find unique – but still affordable – art that we can’t find in big-box stores. Minted’s lines of stationery, photo art, home decor, and even fabrics are inspiring and I love knowing my purchase is supporting independent creative talent. 

And we’re giving away a $300 Minted gift code to one lucky reader! 

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