Our Own Cyber Monday–We’re Giving Away Ten Pearl Necklaces!

November 28, 2016 | By | Comments (90)

Congratulations to our winners Alice Gober, Karen Perna, Linda Bapst, Pat Witt, Dianne Fuzek, Sarah Kessler, Susan Fell, Ellen Matthews, Ashleigh Schulz, and Ann Riley!

Scroll down to learn how you can enter for a chance to win a beautiful pearl and leather necklace from Wendy Mignot.


Thanksgiving is over, which means the holiday season is upon us, and we’re celebrating Cyber Monday by giving away ten of these fabulous necklaces from Wendy Mignot! Based on 30A in Florida, Wendy Mignot crafts beautiful pieces that make lovely gifts. Perfect for a bohemian beach look, a leather strand and freshwater pearl come together to make a chic piece that you can wear on its own or layered with other jewelry. Whether you gift it to a friend or yourself, this necklace scores in style points.


Wendy Mignot jewelry


So, how can you win it?

In 100 words or less, tell us in the comment field below about your favorite holiday tradition. Ten winners will be selected, and you have until 11:59 PM Eastern time on November 30 to enter—best of luck! See full contest rules here.


If you need more holiday gift ideas, here are a few more of our favorites from Wendy Mignot:

Wendy Mignot jewelryRain Three Freshwater Necklace, $125


Wendy Mignot jewelry

Gypsy Three Level Cuff, $500


Wendy Mignot jewelry

Japa Mala Freshwater Necklace, $700


Product image courtesy of WendyMignot.com and Colleen Duffley Productions. 



  1. Kelly M.

    Christmas traditions included family time vs. the amount of gifts under the tree. A simple dinner of home cooked Polish food and quality time with family members is all that was needed and still is to this day.

    November 29, 2016 at 12:15 pm
  2. Angela

    Christmas is a holiday that gives us weeks to create loving memories and holiday traditions. We have many holiday traditions from baking my grandmother’s Christmas cookies, to a visit from the elf, (long before Elf on the Shelf), watching favorite Christmas movies together, gifting a Christmas for children on the Giving Tree and the list goes on, but my favorite tradition is my husband magically transforming into Santa. For nearly 3 decades, he has put on his magical red suit and “surprises” family and friends during the Christmas season, always filling his sack with a stuffed animal for each child to cuddle as he waits for Santa to come back on Christmas Eve. You can see and hear the magic in his eyes along with that of the small children and their parents. He also visits the nursing homes to the delight of the elderly and those who are ill. When our children were small they would also go dressed as Santa’s elves and pass out candy canes at the nursing home. He now has the joy of “playing” Santa for the children of the children he visited when they were little. As for me, I am still Santa’s driver, waiting in the car to hear of the excitement and total belief and amazement of each child and their parents from the surprise visit from Santa.

    November 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm
  3. Tammy Blair

    My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is before prayer, everyone states what they are grateful for over the past year. It is so heart warming to hear all the reasons to be thankful for.

    November 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm
  4. Jamie Gorges

    Each year in Dec I bake several dozen cookies for decorating. My 3 daughters and 10 grandchildren ranging in age from 8 months to 22 years come to decorate them. They start asking in Sept. When cookie day is.

    November 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I Just Love This Time Of Year Because I Am A Giver. I Have Taught My Three Children To Find Someone Every Year To Do Something Special For. It Does Not Have To Be Much Just A Small Act Of Kindness. We Love To Participate In The Shoe Box Ministry. We Head To the Dollar Store And Start To Gather Our Little Goodies To Pack Into The Boxes. It is Amazing How Much Stuff You Can Put Into A Shoe Box. Just Knowing That This Little Box Full Of Goodies Is All This Child Will Receive For Christmas We Try To Make It Extra Special. Now All Three Of My Children Are Grown And On Their Own Living Their Own Lives. I Hope They Carry The Tradition Of “Giving” On With Their Own Family One Day. Remembering That ” Little Things Mean A Lot” And “It Is Better To Give Than To Receive”.

    November 29, 2016 at 2:10 pm
  6. Angela

    My favorite tradition is making Swedish Christmas rolls. We eat them at Christmas Eve dinner. They are made with cardamom or saffron. The whole house smells lovely for the season. We enjoy them days after with coffee for breakfast. Baking them is a tradition that was passed down from my Swedish/Finnishl American grandmother.

    November 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm
  7. Julie Greene

    My very favorite holiday tradition has to be the yearly family Christmas photo! After everyone has feasted on dinner AND before the opening of presents, Grandmama must get her family photo! No presents until the perfect photo is taken! The pictures taken up until the “perfect” family photo often become the more treasured pictures. Lots of laughter and love are frozen in time in the photos that capture the love that my family has for each other! Precious, precious memories!

    November 29, 2016 at 4:33 pm
  8. Taylor Penzes

    During the holidays, my papa used to come over with exactly 146 apples to make apple pie with my mom and i! I would peel and de-core, mom puts the apple in the shell and spices it, and papa makes the fork prints on the top!
    After we were done, we kept 2, he kept 2, and he brought the rest to the Salvation Army Hostel within the area!

    November 29, 2016 at 6:41 pm
  9. Danielle

    I love Christmas Day, early afternoon, sitting around the tree with my parents drinking my moms famous whisky sours and eyeing the presents about to be opened 🙂

    November 29, 2016 at 8:13 pm
  10. Cyndi Mire

    My favorite Christmas tradition is when our family gets their hot chocolate ready and we go all over our beautiful country town and go Christmas light looking! The grown ups along with the children absolutely love driving and singing Christmas carols while seeing the beautiful decorations.

    November 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm
  11. Ashy Schulz

    My favorite family holiday tradition is spending Christmas Eve at my aunt’s home for our annual Christmas Eve PJ Party. Everyone wears their new Christmas pjs, we cook a huge gumbo, and celebrate the season with my mom, dad, Maw Maw, aunt, uncle, and cousins. We bake cookies for Santa, and make reindeer food for the littles. #myperfectchristmastradition

    November 29, 2016 at 9:43 pm
  12. Chad Schulz

    After my dad passed a way a few years ago, I began to reevaluate many things once believed to be important. A Christmas tradition that has since been introduced to our family is giving the gifts of experiences and memories. Now, being a dad myself, I hope to create more than the momentary memories that end up at the bottom of the toy box. We now “gift” a memory making experience for Christmas that we can enjoy as a family. Whether it be tickets to a museum exhibit that my daughter is interested in, concert tickets to her favorite singer, trip to the nations’ capital, or Broadway show…we are gifting memories that will be held in her heart forever…and a day!

    November 29, 2016 at 10:25 pm
  13. Michelle Coles

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating my home with all the colors of the season for everyone to enjoy. Also the hunt for the perfect gift to give to loved ones brings me the most joy!

    November 30, 2016 at 10:55 am
  14. Chelsea McClung

    My favorite holiday tradition is driving up to Birmingham to my in laws house and seeing not only the excitement on the little ones faces before opening gifts but, the excitement in my father in laws voice as he reads a carefully picked bible verse each year. The grandchildren are always patient as they know the tradition of learning before opening their gifts. So a joy to spend the day with loved ones from near and far.

    November 30, 2016 at 12:09 pm
  15. Melissa Berridge

    The traditions in my home seem to change from year to year but my favorite is holidays at the lake house with family. We would have everyone over and sit together for a meal my mom spent days preparing for. The time with family is the best part of the holiday season!

    November 30, 2016 at 12:13 pm
  16. Amie Lane

    My grandmother always believed cardinals were good luck and granted wishes, and each year at Christmas one of grandchildren got to put a feathered cardinal ornament deep inside the tree. Even though she’s been gone over 15 years, my family still does this & I still believe.

    November 30, 2016 at 12:15 pm
  17. Jeannette rubio

    The holiday was a big time for medecorating the tree and outside over the yrs its become less and less about decorations and more about family and important people and helping others.

    November 30, 2016 at 12:58 pm
  18. Jaime A. Geraldi

    We always put up the Christmas tree on my birthday, December 20th!

    November 30, 2016 at 1:06 pm
  19. Kelly

    My favorite Christmas was every Christmas sending time with my Dad. He passed away November 18. This Christmas will not be the same.

    November 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  20. Arne Koennecker

    Since our son is born, 2,5 years now, we let him put the power plug in for the Christmas lights and just enjoy his face when he sees the lights the first time in the year.

    November 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  21. Rachel Williams

    My favorite tradition hands down is to bake my Memaw’s sugar cookies. She made them for us and we all got together to ice them for as long as I can remember. My parents have video of me talking about my “sissy” (which I don’t have I only have a brother lol) when I was 2 icing these cookies. Now 29 years later we still bake and ice and my mom has taken on the role (as my memaw has passed) for my 4 year old daughter and our son who will celebrate his first Christmas this year. Even when my husband and I lived states away from my family we still made it to my parents to celebrate Christmas and we made our cookies. We use her exact same recipe (and cookie cutters) and never vary from it. I love all the memories and family time I had every year doing this and now I get to include my husband and our children. I greatly miss my Memaw and so wish she could have met my husband and our kids. It is a way for us to still celebrate with her. ❤️

    November 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  22. Linda Bapst

    We are generally only three for the holidays so it’s really important that we stick with traditions. Every other Christmas we spend in Santa Rosa Beach, we eat a feast walk on the beach and watch the fireworks in Seaside. We have pancakes and hot chocolate on Christmas morning!

    Our favorite tradition however is singing Christmas carols together as my husband plays the guitar and we sing along. We used to do this with our family before we moved to USA but continue. The best part is that I’m tone deaf so we have a lot of fun with it!

    November 30, 2016 at 2:36 pm
  23. Briana Davsko

    Decorating the house head to toe, baking cookies, driving around town seeing all the Christmas lights and watching my sons eyes light up with joy. Also a time to be thankful for a roof over our head and food on our table.

    November 30, 2016 at 2:38 pm
  24. Ann Riley

    When I was a little girl my Grandmother woul take my cousin and I to New York to see the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.
    We would get all dressed up in brand new dresses and coats with hats and gloves. We would go to lunch some place fancy and then go see the Rockets perform. It was always such a special day!

    November 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm
  25. Christine Brooks

    Each year my father and I toast my Mom with Asti. She rarely drank but champagne was her favorite. She would get silly and it was hysterical. She played Mrs. Claus to Dad’s Santa, so Christmas is always challenging. Our toast to her takes us back to her silliness and smile and for a few minutes it’s like she’s with us. Cheers.

    November 30, 2016 at 4:02 pm
  26. Anne Snyder

    My maternal grandparents were of Irish descent. As long as I can remember we have had mutton pies on Christmas Eve. The pies are homemade pies filled with lamb and served in chicken broth. My sister and I are now carrying on this old tradition with our families as we celebrate the holiday season.

    November 30, 2016 at 6:40 pm
  27. Julie Updike

    Beautiful pearls, always appropriate!

    November 30, 2016 at 8:25 pm
  28. Julie Van Hove

    Our favorite Christmas family tradition is going to the Christmas tree farm and picking out a “living” Christmas tree. We bring it inside to decorate for the holidays and then plant in the back yard for a lifetime of memories. This year we will pick out a tree to commemorate my son’s 18th birthday and memorialize my father who passed away in April of this year.

    November 30, 2016 at 8:36 pm
  29. Karen

    Every year me, my husband and son would decorate the tree on Christmas Eve while listening to Christmas music. Then our son would open a present from mom & dad. I’m divorced now but my son & I still carry on that tradition. It’s peaceful and fills my heart with love knowing that we still have our family. It’s not the size of the family that matters, it’s the love given & felt.

    November 30, 2016 at 8:46 pm
  30. Alice gober

    Our favorite tradition is making handmade Christmas ornaments with my daughter to give to our friends and family. We always keep one to add to our trees collection. Merry Christmas

    November 30, 2016 at 9:14 pm
  31. Olivia

    Each year, my mom would wait until the middle of the night Christmas Eve, pick me up from my bed, and carry me, sleepy-eyed, to the window. Standing there in the snow would be Santa, caught in the circle of the outside light. He would look up and wave, blow a kiss, and be on his way. By Christmas morning it was a hazy dream, and the most magical Christmas gift a dad could give his little girl.

    November 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm
  32. Stephanie figuerado

    My favorite holiday tradition is our gratitude tree. Sure I have tons of ornaments that I have collected over the years. But a few years ago while getting frustrated putting up the tree I told myself there had to be a more meaningful way to appreciate our Christmas tree and all it’s meaning. That’s when I came up with the gratitude tree. Every year my family and anyone that visits my home over the holiday adds an ornament to the tree for something they are grateful for. Being an artist I have all the materials right in a bowl next to the tree for the ornaments tomb made. We spend so much time just looking at the tree and seeing what people are grateful for! An attitude of gratitude really makes the season special each year!

    November 30, 2016 at 9:27 pm
  33. Guy Curtis

    My favorite holiday tradition is being able to be with my family, especially my sister, Jean, and always enjoying her holiday cooking and baking. She always makes homemade donut holes, it my favorite annual present and family tradition.

    November 30, 2016 at 9:36 pm
  34. Jean williams

    Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love being with my family and friends but this Christmas is going to be sad my younger brother died of lung cancer in September. I know he will be with us in spirits.

    November 30, 2016 at 10:11 pm
  35. Shawn

    Our Christmas traditions are simple ones.
    We always make fresh cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning- the refrigerated canned ones. They bring us back to our childhood. We watch the parade on TV, and open presents during breakfast. Orange juice, coffee and hot cocoa are must haves.
    We order petit fours from Swiss Colony for Christmas and Easter. No one makes them better.
    Our final tradition is our tree, covered in souvenir travel ornaments & Hallmark sound ornaments. We each get one on sale after Christmas and play all of the Hallmark ones as we both decorate and tear down the tree. No one else has a tree like ours!

    November 30, 2016 at 10:46 pm
  36. Jamie Plott

    We have a neon Santa Claus with our family name on it. A NEON SANTA CLAUS! WITH OUR NAME ON IT! It currently hangs outside of Birmingham AL and has hung for almost 45 years – with constant, annual repairs 🙂

    November 30, 2016 at 10:55 pm
  37. Donna Parisi

    Every year we go to NYC to see the tree at Rockefeller Center and to see a Broadway show. Everywhere you go in the city, there is Christmas cheer. It has become an annual trip for my family.

    November 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm
  38. Tricia albert

    my favorite holiday tradition is making buckeyes on Xmas eve with my kids. Even though we don’t live in Ohio anymore we still share the love for this buckeye state traditional food

    December 1, 2016 at 12:11 pm
  39. Linda

    Every Christmas Eve, I prepare a traditional Czech meal for my kids and grandkids, as my grandmother did for us. We eat by light of the Christmas tree, after my youngest granddaughter says a blessing. We then head out to enjoy the Christmas lights of many others while driving along listening to Christmas carols in the car. When we return home, it’s hot cocoa and Christmas cookies for all!

    December 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm
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