Win a Year of Stationery: Mother’s Day Pinterest Contest

You know what your mom really wants for Mother’s Day? More letters from you! It is time to celebrate one of the most important women in your life by picking up that pen again and making your mom’s day with a handwritten note. Wait, a day isn’t enough! We’re going to help one lucky person write his or her mom all year long. Pin the stationery items you would want from Chronicle Books and win 12 different stationery collections for a year of letters to loved ones.

How to Enter
• Create a Pinterest pin board called “A Love Letter to My Mom”
• Pin 5 (or more!) stationery items from that you’d like to win to keep in touch with your mom all year long*
• Pin more items from across the Web that remind you of your mother. Board must have a minimum of 20 pins to be eligible.
• Label the pins #DearMom and tag @chroniclebooks
• Leave a comment below with the URL for your board. Please enter a valid email address so we can contact you if you are a winner.
• Want an extra entry? Tweet your pin board entry on Twitter and use the hashtag #DearMom and @chroniclebooks

Contest Timing
Entry Period: May 1-31, 2012
Winner will be announced by June 15, 2012

Pin board entries will be judged by a team of sharp-eyed Chronicle Books editors and stationery specialists. Entries will be judged on creativity, aesthetics, and cuteness factor.

Check out our sample pin board entry for an idea!

Grand Prize
The winner will receive 5 stationery products from Chronicle Books that he or she pinned, plus additional items for a total of 12 stationery products. You can include notecards, postcards, stationery collections, and plenty of other fun products to use to write your mom all year long.*

Runner Up
Tweet your pin board entry on Twitter using the hashtag #DearMom and you’ll be entered for a chance to win 12 stationery products selected by Chronicle Books. One winner will be chosen at random.

Need a Pinterest invite? Email and we’ll send you one asap.

Update: Congratulations to Ashley Odell, our grand prize winner, and Paper Pastries, our runner up! Each pin was a wonderful tribute to your mothers and a real inspiration. We also have to give a shout out to the winner of a surprise “Judges Choice” award, Nora V, who had the most adorable dialogue on each pin with her mom, Rosalie. You two made us smile.

Winners, please send your mailing addresses to and we’ll get your prizes in the mail. And thanks again to all our Pinterest pinners! If you’re not already following Chronicle Books on Pinterest, you can find us here. We’d also love to follow you back. Tweet your board to us @ChronicleBooks or send the link to

Happy Pinning!

Alyson Pullman
Publicity Coordinator

Official Rules:

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected form entries; computer malfunctions, including but not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission or communications line failure. Form entries that contain errors, are incomplete, corrupted or illegible will not be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify entries from anyone tampering with the form entry process.

This contest is open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) over the age of 18 at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Void where prohibited. Employees of Chronicle Books, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter this sweepstakes.

The pin board entries will be judged by a team of sharp-eyed Chronicle Books editors and stationery specialists. Entries will be judged on creativity, aesthetics, and cuteness factor. One runner-up will be selected at random from Twitter entries. Sponsor will notify winners by email.

The Winners will receive a year of stationery from Chronicle Books! The Winners can expect to receive their prize packs within 30 days of receiving email notification that their entries have won.

For the name of the winner, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to A Love Letter to My Mom Contest, Attn: Publicity Coordinator, Chronicle Books, 680 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.

By participating in this sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by these official rules. Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to any computer, other equipment, or person relating to or resulting from participation in the sweepstakes. Entrants release Sponsor, its agencies, and assigns from any liability, damage and/or loss resulting from participating in this sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to publish, post online, or otherwise refer to the name of the winner in any and all forms and media throughout the world, and for any and all publicity or promotional purposes, without obligation or compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Chronicle Books, 680 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.

*Contest excludes all Moleskine products.
*If you choose stationery products that are out of stock similar substitutions will be made.

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