I cannot host a Tolkien Blog Party without giving away a few mathoms in true hobbit style! So here are this year's prizes, which are of more special magnificence than usual because I feel like everyone needs an extra lift this year.
Prize 1: Two 4-oz candles I bought from Midnight Flame, one called Second Breakfast and one called Shieldmaiden of Rohan. Both have some loose dried flowers on top of the candle for extra scent and beauty.
Prize 2: Four bookmarks I bought as a PDF file from Mirkwood Scribes that bear poetry and images from The Hobbit. I printed them myself and laminated them with contact paper so they will last longer.
Prize 3: Two 2-oz candles I bought from Plot Twist Wicks and Flick the Wick, one called The Shire and once called Misty Mountains. It's hard to tell in this photo, but the Shire candle is glittery on top.
Prize 10: the winner's choice of any one Tolkien-related ceramic mug from A Fine Quotation! This prize is being donated by shop owner Carrie Brownell, and she will only ship it to a US address because it is heavy, so please don't request it if you live outside the United States.
This giveaway is open worldwide EXCEPT for Prize 10, the mug from A Fine Quotation, which is US-only.
As always, the main way to gain entries is to participate in the party by contributing a post, such as your answers to the official tag or another Tolkien-related post, then adding your post's link to the Mister Linky widget at the bottom of the kick-off post (which is also where you'll find the tag questions). But that isn't required! You can also earn entries by doing other things like commenting, following, and telling me your prize choices.
I do my best to match winners with their choice of prizes, but that doesn't always work out -- that's why I ask for your top three choices.
Also, please be aware that international mail is slow these days. I will ship all prizes via the USPS, and they do not ship to every country right now, so please check this official list to see if your country is still receiving mail sent via the USPS.
This giveaway runs through the end of Friday, September 25. I will draw the winners on Saturday, September 26 and post the names of the winners on this blog, as well a notify them by email, no later than Sunday, September 27.
PLEASE make sure your information for the giveaway widget includes your current email address so that if you win a prize, you'll get the email informing you that you won! If you don't reply to my email by Saturday, October 3, I will choose another winner and award your prize to them instead.a Rafflecopter giveaway