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 the journals. Since being diagnosed with Cancer this year, I have really been inspired to write for my 3 year old who Mommy is, memories shared with her and for my husband. As Katie promotes “our story matters” even if the only reader is myself.

  2. What a fantastic product! These just went on my christmas list for my homeschooled son, who is 15 and struggles with writing. Such a great way to get him thinking without overwhelming him!

  3. Stephanie S says:

    I would love to gift one to my daughter. She is only 4, but it would be a great way to capture who she is today and follow her journey as she grows.

  4. This would be perfect for my reluctant writers . Thanks for the idea.

  5. My nephews have amazing imaginations. These would be great prompters.

  6. I would love to win this. It would be a great gift for my daughter

  7. This would be a great gift for my daughter

  8. My husband would love the love letter journal! I think I will give him one for our anniversary next year. We have written each other love letters our entire relationship but the collection of them in a journal has something very special about it.

  9. The Gadanke products are so creative and inspiring! Thank you for introducing me!

  10. My best friend, Diane, loves to document the little moments of motherhood. Gadanke is perfect for her!

  11. These are adorable!!

  12. I am the adult in this family that would most love a Gadanke journal! I use journals for prayers, bible copywork, lists, dreams.
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  13. Ashley McRea says:

    My 18 year old daughter, definitely. She loves beautiful things, and she is the journal keeper in our family.

  14. This looks fun to have, do, and keep!

  15. I’d love to help my daughter document all her great stories.

  16. Jessica B. says:

    I think I would enjoy the journal most now, but in a year or two, the kids were appreciate it a ton.

  17. Brittney Moore says:

    I love journals, I love writing and reflecting, but I think I would give these journals to my son and daughter’s teachers, they are fabulous ladies and they each have a special story!

  18. I would love to give one to one of my grandparents. That way there stories will live forever.

  19. I love these journals!

  20. Me! LOL, in a few years I can see my oldest LOVING these.
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  21. I love journals.

  22. My sister-in-law would just love this! I drew her name and this would be a great gift for her!
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  23. Denise Veal says:

    I’d love to win one of these great journals.

  24. I would love to save it for my future daughter and then start recording things right after her birth!
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  25. My sister-in-law loves to journal, so I’m sure she would enjoy these.

  26. My younger daughter. She is a writer at heart.

  27. I’d love one for myself, actually. I haven’t journaled since my first child was born five years ago and this might inspire me to get back to writing!

  28. I’d love it for myself most of all! My oldest son would enjoy one too. :)
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  29. These are so cool!!! I love them!

  30. My youngest daughter loves journals and keeping memories in written form and would love one of these amazing keepsakes!