Posted on December 23rd, 2009 by roxxyroller in Giveaways Canada.
One of the best things about doing product reviews, is that you get to know about products that you would otherwise probably never know of….
The other day I received some information about a new product called Hug-E-Gram. The concept caught my attention. The patent pending Hug-E-Gram consists of two soft plush cotton arms with cartoon hands that are held together by an elastic band. They are stuffed with a polyester fiber to create a soft and cuddly hug giving a heartwarming feeling. Each arm is 32 inches in length and the Hug-E-Gram is held in place with velcro strips so that one size will fit all. It can be surface washed and air dried.
At first I wasn’t too sure about the product, I mean who would I send a “hug“ to….Then hubby came to my mind!
It seems that he is forever working, and running a HUGE Co-Gen plant, he has to be there an awful lot — so we are often apart. He continually calls and tells me how much he misses me, and wishes he could be at home. This I thought would be a perfect way to let him know how much I really miss him too!
I wrote Peri, the founder of Hug-E-Gram, and asked if she would like to do a review and giveaway at CoolCanucks, which she immediately agreed to!
She is an extremely kind and generous lady, not to mention brilliant in inventing the Hug-E-Gram!!
The Story of Hug-E-Gram, directly from their website:
“My name is Peri and I am a breast cancer survivor. Even though my family had a long history of cancer, I was still shocked when my Doctor told me the three worst words in the English language, “You have Cancer”. I decided to fight back aggressively and over the past five years I have had many surgeries and treatments, but I am happy to say I am cancer free today!
Along the way there were many dark days. The pain was excruciating, the mental anguish of cancer recurring was unnerving, and just coping day to day was very difficult. While people were very kind and meant well, the most comfort I felt were the simple hugs from my husband. Maybe it was the love, or maybe it was the support, or maybe knowing we were in this together! Whatever it was, the times I felt the worst were the times I needed a hug the most.
In the beginning of my treatments my husband was always there for me, but as the months turned into years, his job made it impossible for him to be there all the time. However, I sorely missed his hugs when he was away. I thought if he couldn’t be there to give me a hug, maybe I could make something that would be the next best thing to him being there. Not being very good at sewing I still decided to sew a plush, soft set of arms that I could wrap around me. I imagined closing my eyes and feeling the support and comfort of a hug from my husband.
The hug really worked, I always felt better, but I didn’t dare tell him about for fear he would think I was being silly. I thought I had kept it secret from him when one day I went to put it on and I noticed a tiny audio speaker with a button hanging on a rubber band from the hug. I pushed the button and out came my husband’s voice saying,“You are the best, I love you! and I think the hug is a great idea! ” I felt goose bumps up and down my spine, and I broke down and started to cry! I wanted to freeze that moment in time and be able to share this feeling with other cancer patients and so the Hug-E-Gram was born.
It started me thinking about the people I thought would benefit from a Hug-E-Gram. Mothers whose children are living away from home and won’t be there to celebrate on Mother’s Day, they need a hug. Or our brave men and women whom are serving overseas and won’t be home for the holidays, they need a hug. Or the grandparents living miles away from their grandchildren and not being able to afford the trip, they need a hug. I realized that hugs were the medicine for the soul and everybody needs one! Though we are often so many miles apart I felt Hug-E-Gram could bring people closer together.
Since I was a little girl I have been taught to make the world a better place. So in a world with too much violence and hatred, I ask for your support to spread the kindness, goodness and positive energy through hug-e-grams and up lift the spirits of people all over the world. We can then use the proceeds to help those that don’t have any hugs in their life.”
What an extremely great idea by Peri! I totally love it!
I was sent one to review, and it works just like it says it does, it is beyond wonderful!!
They give you the option to record a short voice message…I knew I had to send my hubby one of these hugs!
The recording process is extremely easy and once that step was completed, I received the box with the containing the Hug-E-Gram for Marc, a wrist band where you read “ I LOVE you”, and a gorgeous bouquet of handcrafted roses!
The message in the recording is really clear, and I can’t tell you how happy I am to be able to give this to hubby!
If you have a friend, a relative, someone special that is having a rough time or you just want to let them know you love them or miss them, Hug-E-Gram is really a great way to let them know you care!!
The very kind and extremely generous Peri would love to give one lucky CoolCanucks reader the chance to win a Hug-E-Gram of their very own!! Yaye, you will be so impressed with the Hug-E-Gram and may want to even order one before even entering the giveaway!! They are that amazing!!
*****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of people are not following the rules, and their entries are simply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you cannot follow my rules here, then your comments are simply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****
1) Head on over to Hug-E-Gram and tell me in a comment who you would send a Hug-E-Gram to!
2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to CoolCanucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must verify the subscription in your email too, as I will check! Not verified = disqualification, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you subscribed with in your comment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!
3) And thirdly for any entries to count, follow CoolCanucks Via Google Friend Connect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!
******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your comments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************
————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————
EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of winning!!)
Become a Facebook Fan of Hug-E-Gram! Leave me your Facebook name please.
Become a Registered CoolCanucks Member in our forum and leave me your username there!
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Refer a friend to CoolCanucks Forum – do not sign yourself up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the referral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!
Purchase anything from Hug-E-Gram for the duration of the giveaway and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!
**Giveaway open to both Canadian as well as US Residents and expires on February 27th, 2010**
A HUGE thank you to Hug-E-Gram for sponsoring us with this GREAT Contest here at CoolCanucks!!
Congrats to #155
February 8th, 2010 at 1:16 pm
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