Giveaway: $100 gift certificate from Gadanke journals

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Welcome back to day three of our annual Home for the Holidays week!

Today I have the privilege of bringing you another giveaway from a friend and contributing writer to Simple Mom, Katie Clemons of Gadanke journals.


I have always been a journal lover at heart, and I’m thrilled that at least one of my children shares my passion.

But as a writer I also know the terror of the blank page that can overwhelm my creative expression. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part.

That’s where Gadanke comes in.

Gadanke, pronounced guh-dawn-kuh, comes from a German word meaning thought or idea. It’s also the name of Katie Clemons’ award winning shop, which she runs from a vintage airplane hangar in Montana.

Katie’s hand-crafted books are filled with:

  • writing prompts
  • embellishments
  • materials from Europe
  • 100% recycled paper.

Continue reading for a glimpse into these lovely story-catchers:

This Christmas journal keeps track of your memories from an entire holiday season. Most of the journals from Gadanke feature spiral-binding, allowing you to expand your book with more pages as needed.

I love the enclosed stickers, tags, lists, and interesting add-ons Katie weaves into each of her books. Combine them with your words to create a work of art and a treasured family heirloom!

Find journals for a multitude of occasions: bragging on baby, finding your direction in life, keeping track of thankful thoughts, loving where you live, and many more.

Jump Up, a kid’s journal (pictured above), is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer and features writing prompts like:

  • What stunning stuff have I done in my life?
  • Who’s my hero?
  • What does my bedroom look like?
  • What are four ways I could make the world a better place?

Bright colors, space for photos, and fun embellishments encourage kids to write & express their creativity–sign me up for that! (I’ll be gifting this one to my daughter this holiday season!)

Make sure you browse through all the products in Katie’s inspiring shop: from prayer journals to travel journals, card & letter holders to recipe journals–there’s something for everyone on your Christmas list.

Special offer: Use the code “WITHSTORY” for 10% off journals and kits through Friday, December 7th!

One Simple Homeschool reader will win a $100 gift certificate to Gadanke!

How to win

Simply use the widget below to leave a comment on this post, and you’ll be entered to win! (If you’re reading this via email, please click over to the main post to leave your comment.)

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About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. I would love to inspire my students with journalling.

  2. Shannon Hartman says:

    my niece would love it!

  3. One of each please! These are great! I can’t decide which one to get :)

  4. my sister-in-law would love it!
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  5. My great niece would adore one!

  6. I would love one of these journals, especially to fill out with the help of my little kiddos. I also think my little sister (who’s 10) would like it.
    Jessica’s latest post: Just Write: Thankful

  7. My son, Nate. He’s 6 and loves writing and drawing in whatever notebook is available, although my daughter would love whatever her older brother’s up too…
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  8. These are lovely!

  9. My son or my daughter. My son keeps a diary and my daughter writes like mad. We have found that journaling helps all of our children work past difficulties with school, peers, and health. Plus they all love doing it even the ones who can’t “write” quite yet.

  10. My son is just getting the hang of writing and would love to fill out such a special book.
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  11. My 9 year old daughter would love on of these!

  12. My sister would love this!

  13. Ooh…these look amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    I can think of several people in my life who would love to own one….I think probably my sister; she loves to write.

  14. These are wonderful! I have a 6-year-old that has declared all she’d like for Christmas are little books she can make! How perfect would this be?!

  15. I think I would most love this :)

  16. Rachel de G says:

    Hard to decide…. for my mom maybe.

  17. Dahlia O'Neil says:

    This would be perfect for my daughters…and me :)

  18. Wow! These are awesome! Definitely going into my wishlist. Thanks for introducing me to such great products!

  19. Love these!
    I have a friend who is ready to have her baby in just a couple of weeks. I’d love for her to have a journal like this to treasure her memories.

  20. Me…I want to start documenting our lives for my children and future generations.

  21. My niece Jessica would love these journals; she is a thoughtful, creative person.

  22. Trina Miller says:

    My daughter, she loves to write and would really enjoy these kinds of journals

  23. Is it selfish to say I would love one of these journals more than anyone else I know?? I go to her Web site & drool over them once in a while but I’ve never bought myself one. (Maybe I should put one on my Christmas wish list…) xo
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  24. Either my oldest son who is starting to get into this kind of thing or me!

  25. My oldest son, age 8, would probably love one of these journals. He is always writing stories or making lists about the things he loves. (I’m the adult who would most love one…)
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  26. theresesophia says:

    I am thinking my husband would love one of these or my youngest daughter.

  27. My sister would love one. :) I will be getting one for her, one for me, and one for my son… whether or not I win! I love these!

  28. My daughter would love this.
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  29. I’d love a journal, myself. :-) But, also, my son is really getting into reading, and I think journaling/writing might be next. :-)
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  30. All my daughters would love this! They all love to journal.

  31. Probably my nephew, who is 8.

  32. My little guy would flip for such sophistication!

  33. Heather Y. says:

    Well, honestly I think I would love it the most, but a close second would be my daughter.

  34. I think I would love it most, though my sister would love it too!

  35. This is fantastic! While I’d love it, I know my 2nd born son Carter would totally fill this up with his writings!

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  36. Beautiful journals!

  37. Thanks for introducing me to this wonderful company…what great gift ideas!

  38. I loves these. What a wonderful idea. It would be so hard to choose. Thanks!

  39. Thanks for giving this special gift. Would love to win

  40. I think my nine-year-old daughter would love the kids’ journal.

  41. These are AMAZING!! I love them ALL!!

  42. Wow, what lovely journals, and great ideas. I really want to start being creative like this again. Mommyhood seems to leave me lacking in this department. I think I would really benefit by starting with this type of journal!

  43. I would like to get back to journaling more regularly and this seems to combine my love of scrapbooking a bit, too. That said, my son is dysgraphic and I wonder if this would help him.
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  44. It would be me, or my sister. We are both expecting new babies at the same time!
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  45. I would love to get a journal for my five-year-old son. I’d also love to give one to my sister, who is getting married next summer.

  46. We certainly could use some inspired journaling! I’m going to check out the site for gifts!

  47. how neat are these! i really could use a journal like this.

  48. These are really cool. Would love to get one for my son. He loves to write and I know he could use a journal.

  49. I think my oldest would really enjoy writing in these beautiful journals!

  50. My friend Chantel would love one!!
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