Friday, December 18, 2009

Flip for the holidays!



I can't believe Christmas is almost here! I think that one of the most important things about the holidays is capturing the memories - both with video and pictures. Especially of the children's excited faces on Christmas morning, when they see the goodies Santa brought! I love looking at videos of my children at Christmas time - it brings back such sweet memories. This is Christos's 5th Christmas, and Dimitry's 2nd Christmas... amazing!

Although Christmas is one of the best times to make sure you have a handy little camcorder ready to capture all the moments, with kids, everyday is film worthy! My boys do things that make me laugh daily. There are so many moments I wish I had captured on video! Well, now with the Flip Video Camcorder, I can do that!

I received my Flip in the mail yesterday (thanks to Mom Central Canada and The Flip!) and, wow! It's amazing! It's so light and so small - weighs less than my iphone! And it's totally cute, too. It's something I can carry in my purse all the time. And since I'm not very tech savvy, the Flip Mini HD Camcorder is perfect for me, because it's easy to use. The best part? It provides 2 hours of battery life, 60 minutes of recording time, and the video is shot in high definition! Also? All Flip Video Camcorders come with FlipShare, a software that lets users organize, edit and share their videos seamlessly. Which is great for me, because as I mentioned, I'm not very tech savvy.

I will be testing out my Flip over the holidays and posting some video on my blog, so stay tuned!

As much as this camcorder is a must-have for any mom, it is absolutely essential for new moms! Well, guess what? This is the first time I'm sharing this news with you here - my baby sister is pregnant! I think this would be a fabulous present for her, don't you think? The Flip would be great for her to capture all those wonderful moments with her new baby! Who knows, maybe I'll surprise her with one of these for Christmas, too.

Now guess what? Flip and Mom Central Canada want you to win a Flip!

To enter, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me who in your life you'd give a Flip to and why.

Bonus entries:

Follow @flipvideocanada on Twitter, and leave me a comment telling me.

Follow @MC_Canada on Twitter, and leave me a comment telling me.

Tweet about this giveaway, and include @MC_Canada and @flipvideocanada in your tweet. You can also use the hashtag #flip4holiday.

Unfortunately, this giveaway is for Canadian residents only. Giveaway ends on December 31st. Winner will be picked by Random.org

Good Luck!

Edited to add: And the winner is: Lucky number 15!



Yay! Since I'm not as tech savvy as other bloggers, I had to take a picture with my iphone of the winning number on random.org, because I have yet to learn how to take a screen shot! Anyway - thank you to everyone who entered this amazing giveaway, and thanks to Mom Central for giving me an amazing flip, too! I captured some great videos over the holidays! To the winner, Suzanne - congratulations! You will love this awesome video camera! Just email me your address, please!

145 comments:

Just An Ottawa Dad said...

I'd give my Wife a Flip. She's always complaining that the kids do all these cute things, but I never get to see them. So, it would be for her, but allow me to share in the joy of our kids more...

andrea from the fishbowl said...

If I won I'd give the Flip over to my girls. They're so creative, very visual little people! I'd love to see what they come up with. It's really neat to see the world from their perspective.
(And hopefully they'd let me borrow it sometimes too!)

Chantal said...

Hey Loukia! Congratulations on the news about your sister. Will this be your first time being an aunt? WOO HOO.

Of course I would love a Flip for myself and my hubby. So we can record everything about our baby!

andrea from the fishbowl said...

I tweeted too!

Lara said...

I'd give one to my mother in law. She loves taking video of her six grandchildren but it's so hard to get the video off her camcorder so it all just sits on tapes. The flip is so easy!!

Lara said...

I'm following @FlipVideoCanada

Lara said...

Am following @MC_Canada

S Club Mama said...

I would give it to my husband because I think it'd be more likely to use that than our video camera. His hand doesn't fit in our camera's strap thing so I think it's awkward for him to use. This way he could be in on our family memory keeping, too.

S Club Mama said...

I follow @flipvideocamera now on Twitter

S Club Mama said...

I also follow @MC_Canada

Susana said...

Hmm.. I'd probably give it to my husband because I've been the official photographer for the family and this way he could become the official videographer! lol!

Thanks!

Gina said...

Id give it to myself!! :)

Krystyn said...

I would probably keep it for myself...is that bad? Well, okay, probably my SIL because she doesn't have a video camera.

reallyareyouserious at gmail dot com

Krystyn said...

Crap...I can't read. I'm not in Canada. Can I let a Canadian friend have it if I win?

Suzanne said...

Uh, yeah, so totally selfish, but I'd keep it for myself so I could record my babies! I'm horrible at developing pictures, but video is just awesome - you can watch it anytime.
And congrats, G!!!!! SOOOO EXCITING!
xo

Christiane said...

I would love a flip :) I'm a single mom who loves to take videos and pics of her little man. It's also on my XMAS list but it never hurts to have 2 and then regift the other :)

ps: I will also be tweeting and following :)

Chantal said...

RT'd the details : http://twitter.com/MrsLoulou/status/6799586208

Chantal said...

I already follow MC_Canada

Anna said...

Oh, I've been coveting one of these since I first saw one on March break this year. I'd give it to my son. He's done some really cool stuff with still photography, and I would love to see what he would do with moving pics on his own.

Chantal said...

I already follow flipvideocanada

jemrah said...

I think i would have to share the Flip with my daughter, who is 8. She would love it! But then, so would I!

Anonymous said...

I would love to give my husband a Flip. We have sadly never recorded our 8 month old son, and I know he would love to.
Lynda

Karen said...

Awesome giveaway! I'd flip for a Flip! Count me in!!!

Deb said...

I recently lost my beloved Flip, so I would give it to me. I kept it in a cute leather case. My dog plucked it from my purse and made a dog toy of it before I found him, ruining the case and crunching the lens. Poor Flip. If I win, I'll keep it far from my pup.

Zafy said...

I would keep it for myself, selfish I know:)

zaf

I DESERVE THE FLIP said...

It's my birthday today...enough said!!!

Zafy said...

I would keep it!!

zaf

Brenda @ottawamom said...

I would love to give a Flip to my son who is a budding movie maker! Great giveaway.

Brenda @ottawamom said...

And I already follow @FlipVideoCanada

Brenda @ottawamom said...

And I already follow @FlipVideoCanada

Brenda @ottawamom said...

And I already follow @MC_Canada. Can you tell I really want to win a Flip :)

Brenda @ottawamom said...

Also tweeted your giveaway here:
http://twitter.com/ottawamom/status/6801608080

Kerry said...

I would definitely keep it to record all of those little moments with my kids. They are growing so fast!

Gina said...

i will comment again.

Lynn said...

I'd give it to my youngest sister...she just had a baby boy two days ago and I need more baby videos sent to me, pronto!

Gwen said...

I'd give this to my husband! As a family, we need a new recorder badly :)

Congrats on becoming an aunt soon!

Gwen said...

I'm following @FlipVideoCanada and MC_Canada

Gwen said...

...and I just tweeted :)

Julie Harrison said...

My daughter would flip for a FLIP! She is all charged up and ready to run out into the world to work as an animator, or cartoonist, or video game maker ... naturally, I think she could make some fun videos with a FlIP camera until then!

Mary said...

I would keep it for myself so I can capture everything my little guy does all the time! I don't think thats selfish?

Kelli (aka kellidaisy) said...

I would love to win this for my daughter so we could take lots of videos of her skating to send to her grandparents in Florida!

Leslie said...

Great giveaway!

I would give this Flip to my parents. My dad is right now 1 week in recovery from his surgery from Rectal Cancer, and I regret to say that their video camera broke a couple years back. With this scare, it's become essential for us to get as many family memories as possible, because we never know what tomorrow will bring.

This would be to create and capture those family memories no matter how small, so we always remember amazing times together.

skichik79 said...

I need a flip for myself as I never have anything with me when the girls do the cutest thing .. Livia is becoming a grown little girl and im missing so many moments ... she takes care of her little sister and it's so precious i'd love to be able to show her one day but I never have my camera handy as it's pretty bulky ... yes I know sounds selfish to give it to myself but I really feel like I deserve it for all i do for them and my hubby ... I always buy for them this time i'd want it all to myself !

Mom2Miles said...

I love my Flip! I resisted when hubs wanted to buy one because I thought, who's going to have time to go thru all those videos, edit them, etc. But it's SO easy. I love to take videos that are just a few seconds long & post them on my blog. Just took some of the preK Christmas pageant this morning, in fact.

Amy B said...

I would give oldest son Philip the Flip. He has been dealing with some serious medical issues and I know he would love to use it to video when we travel for his medical appts to other cities. And also to video his new therapies.
Thanks for giving us the chance to enter.

amotherworld said...

What a fab giveaway!

Shab said...

I would give the flip to my son. I would love to see his perspective on the world!! (only temporarily, though since he's just three!)

Shab said...

awesome! there are so many people who could use this...starting with me!
i'd give one to my three-year-old to see his perspective on life!

Christy said...

I'd give myself a flip. I take pictures of the boys all day long and I'd like to take some videos so I can remember some of the oh-so-cute things they do!

Christy said...

I'm following @flipvideocanada!

Christy said...

I'm following @MC_Canada too!

Christy said...

I tweeted about the contest too!

Effie said...

my parents, they don't have a camera.

Capital Mom said...

I would give the Flip to my husband. He is horrible at remembering to take photos and I am hoping that the Flip would interest him enough that there would be some record of me and our children!

Lauren said...

I would give this to my sister because her digital camera takes horrible videos.
laurenisrocknroll at hotmail dot com

Mom On The Go said...

I'd give a Flip to my daughter, since we are always doing cool things together, she might let me use it sometimes.

Bess said...

Hi Loukia,
congratulations for your sister! I would give the Flip to myself. As you said there are too many camera worthy moments and especially when you have 3 kids and #4 coming in 4 weeks. And also because it seems that I never buy anything for myself anymore!!

Shannon said...

I'd love to give one to my husband to record things I do with the kids. I'm always the photographer and am never IN the pics/videos. I'd love that!

Shannon said...

I follow @MC_Canada

Shannon said...

I now follow @flipvideocanada

Shannon said...

Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/canucklehead_/statuses/6816504662

JRAD217 said...

Hello there! I would give my flip to my brother and his boyfriend who will be having a baby this year through surrogacy so that they could record every minute of their miracle baby's life. I am so proud of them and excited to welcome a new addition to our family!!! So this flip would be the perfect gift for them!

Julie said...

I would love to keep it for myself. But in the spirit, I would give it to my niece. She is doing visual arts in Cegep at the moment and I would love to see all the creations she would come up with.

Julie said...

I'm following flipvideocanada

Julie said...

I'm following MC_Canada

Julie said...

And I tweeted!

Mary Lynn said...

I would most definitely give the Flip to my hubby, who has had to rein in his spending on photography gear since having kids. He needs a nice treat!

Sarah (@oceansj) said...

Hey Loukia! Love this contest! I would give the flip to my husband because it sounds so easy to use and (don't tell him I said this) but he is a not exactly a whiz with technology!

Dani Joy said...

Oh I love this! We were just talking about how we would love to be able to video the boys more.We have most of their babyhood on video but then our dinosaur video camera broke.

I would give this Flip camera to my hubby! ;)

I found you from Muthering Heights. Been following Jessie for a while.

I saw your picture and thought you were absolutely beautiful and had to see your blog. ;)

Dani JOy

Mary Lynn said...

I'm now following both @flipvideocanada and @MC_Canada too!

PamelaSD said...

It would be for all of us to share the great family moments that we have

Dani Joy said...

I follow Flip video on Twitter now.
Dani Joy

Dani Joy said...

I registered and follow Mom Central too.

Dani Joy said...

ooo.. I went through all that and realized it was only for Canadians. ;( sad, oh well.

Ed said...

I'd give the Flip to my lovely wife. We're always saying that we don't have enough video of our kids so the Flip sounds like it'd be perfect for us.

Tiaras said...

wow - awesome - I'd give this to hubbie - b/c he is always complaining that the one he is has is old (it is)

InAMommyTribe said...

I would gift it to my cousin who just had a baby boy!

Betsy Mae said...

Great giveaway! I would wrap it up in gorgeous paper, beautiful ribbon, and a homemade gift tag. It would be addressed to 'me'! haha! If I had one and won this one then I would give it to my sister inlaw so she could capture her kiddies along with me!

Emily B said...

I'd give it to my mother in law. She's a grandma and would love to video her grandkids!
ebickell at hotmail dot com

Suzie said...

to my brother, who had a tough year.

CaraBee said...

I would give it to my sister, because she doesn't even have a camera and I really need to see more of my nephew!

CalgaryDaddy said...

Hi! I's give this to my wife, as we are expecting on 12/31/2009 and it would be perfect to start filming Baby! I RT and followed @flipvideocanada and @mc_candada

Thanks!

Karen said...

I would give a Flip to my son, who loves recording videos on his cell phone, this would be so much better!

Christine said...

This would make the best gift for my dad, he is the most tremendous father and grandfather. He'll do anything for us. I'd like to give it to him so that he can capture special memories of his two grandsons. PS. I follow both @MCCanada and @FlipVideoCanada

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I'd give it to my brother! I don't think he has a camera and he would use it a lot when we travels and visits friends.

BeachMama said...

I'd love a Flip, they seem so small and simple to use.

And congrats to your little Sister! And to Auntie, how fun for your family.

p.s. I also follow @flipvideocanada and @MC_Canada

Lucy said...

Hey Lou!! I would use the Flip myself for the next year as I plan my wedding!! :)

Lisa said...

Yay! You're giving away a Flip?? Whoo! I'm obsessed and want one desperately! I'd share the camera with my family. :)

JRAD217 said...

I'm following @FlipVideoCanada and @MC_Canada

Kelly said...

I'd give it to my parents since they'd love it. They can't get enough of the grandkids

Kelly said...

I tweeted about the contest

http://twitter.com/KellyNMom/status/6888183558

Kelly said...

I followed @FlipVideoCanada from @kellynmom

Kelly said...

I followed @MC_Canada from @kellynmom

bluebird16 said...

I'd pass it along to my husband, who'd love to take videos fo our 2-year-old daughter to send to his parents.

ModernMom said...

What a an amazing giveaway! I'd give my Flip to my little movie maker in the making....my daughter who will turn 11 next month! Somehow my girls have a way of catching a moment that the adults just don't see. (plus then maybe I might actually be in a video before I'm a Granny!)

ModernMom said...

I'm now following @flipvideo on twitter!

ModernMom said...

I'm also now following MC_Canada on twitter:)

The MeFest Team said...

Started vlogging w/my son who is 10. We do it on my 5 pixel camera, so very poor quality.
We'd have a ton of fun with this!
Thanks & Merry Christmas
Lisa (aka @those2girls)

The MeFest Team said...

I tweeted it (@those2girls)

The MeFest Team said...

I follow @MC_Canada(@those2girls)

The MeFest Team said...

I follow @FlipvideoCanada (@those2girls)

Sandy Eliades said...

I would love a flip for my husband...HE always forgets to bring the video camera and when he does remember, the battery never has enough life in it! My two babies (4 and 21 months) are always doing something film worthy!

FOKXXY said...

I would give this to my son. He is a budding videographer and at his age this is perfect for him.

Thank you for the opportunity.

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

FOKXXY said...

I follow @flipvideocanada on twitter. Twitter name: fokxxy

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com


I LOVE THAT THIS IS CANADIAN ONLY!!! Yay! So many times canadians are left out of the good ones. Thank you.

FOKXXY said...

I follow @MC_Canada on twitter. twitter name: fokxxy

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

FOKXXY said...

I tweeted using the hashtags and info you requested.

http://twitter.com/fokxxy/status/6905693621

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

birdgrandma said...

I'd give my mother a Flip. She doesn't have anything like this, for starters, so it would be a great gift. She has not been well for quite some time, and I'd like to have a special way to document our time together.

birdgrandma said...

For bonus entries:

I (@sweetkeet, on Twitter) have done the following:

1. Follow @flipvideocanada on Twitter. It's actually @FlipVideoCanada

2. Follow @MC_Canada on Twitter.

3) I have Tweeted about this giveaway, and included @MC_Canada and @flipvideocanada in the tweet, as well as the hashtag
#flip4holiday.

blogginggal said...

I'd give my brother and sister-in-law a Flip. Their daughters are hiting milestones every day and I must admit that I miss being able to see them all the time! With a Flip, they could take videos of these events and share them with me AND save them to show the girls when they get older!

blogginggal said...

I am now following MC_Canada (littlecomper)

blogginggal said...

I am following FlipVideoCanada (littlecomper)

Parker said...

Hi and Thanks for the giveaway. If I won I'd give it to my wife who is a school teacher and could use it in her classroom.

Parker said...

Following @flipvideocanada

Parker said...

Tweeted--http://twitter.com/parker47/status/6917370758

Sarah said...

I would flip to give this to who ever I am lacking a gift for on December 24th at 7pm... maybe my sister...but if my husband continues his tradition..it might get wrapped for myself :) He is a last minute shopper. Love that about him.

N said...

I'd give it to my little sister who lives far away so that we could keep up on what's going on in her life.

N said...

Following @flipvideocanada on Twitter, @ennsee.

N said...

Tweeted. @ennsee

Miss Shops-a-lot said...

I'd give it to my hubby, who loves taking videos of our family but hates getting out our clunky camcorder!

Miss Shops-a-lot said...

I tweeted too!

Miss Shops-a-lot said...

Following @MC_Canada

Miss Shops-a-lot said...

Following @FlipVideoCanada

miss_moneymaker said...

If I won I'd give the Flip to my daughter because she has 2 beautiful kids that she'd like to record the holidays of them.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

sarahjd766 at yahoo dot com

hether78 said...

I would share the FLIP with my husband and daughter because they could help me capture awesome footage of our family! It's something we can look back at and treasure for a life time! Thanks for the chance!

hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

hether78 said...

I follow @MC_Canada on twitter

I'm hgarland

hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

hether78 said...

I follow @flipvideocanada on twitter!

I'm hgarland

hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

hether78 said...

I tweeted about this giveaway, and included @MC_Canada and @flipvideocanada in my tweet. I also used the hashtag #flip4holiday!

tweet link:
http://twitter.com/hgarland/status/6972872888

hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

Areti said...

I'd give the FLIP to D, he's way more creative than me!

moralia said...

Ohhh... That looks awesome! I'd share it with my 4 kids if I won... They'd have a blast with it I'm sure!!! :)

Belinda M said...

I would be selfish and make this a gift for me. I have a young son and it would be great to be able to get those special moments as more than just a picture on a camera. This is something I have always really wanted but as a single parent have never been able to afford.

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

Belinda M said...

I follow FlipVideoCanada on twitter as Prairiebelle



bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

Belinda M said...

I follow MC_Canada on twitter as Prairiebelle



bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

Belinda M said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/7038052136

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

Maniacal Mom said...

I would totally give a "Flip" to my 9 year old daughter who is an aspiring film maker! She constantly makes videos with my phone, which has a terrible battery! She is amazing and makes me a better mom every day!

Maniacal Mom said...

Just started following @Flipvideocanada and @MC_Canada too! Excited to get the updates on the winners!

Lady Mama said...

Woah! Great giveaway Loukia! How did I not see this before?! I would give the Flip to my husband since he's always stealing my camera to film the kids. :) And he loves new gadgets.

Lady Mama said...

Am now following @flipvideocanada

Lady Mama said...

Tweeted too. http://twitter.com/ladymamawrites/status/7217654493

CLBuchananPhoto said...

I'm tired of playing Santa I'm keeping this baby for myself- please don't judge me I'm a really nice person I just really want a flip.

CLBuchananPhoto said...

I tweeted

CLBuchananPhoto said...

I'm fllowing all of you

spydergrrl said...

I'd give this to hubby since he loves gadgets and would take tons of pics/ video for our fams (who don't live close).

Laura said...

I'd love to give this to my fiance (his birthday is in February). He loves having all the latest technology and with the wedding coming up we've had to cut back on our spending.

Laura said...

Also, I'm not following Mom Central and Flip Video Canada :)

Jummy said...

I think my youngest brother would enjoy the flip! He fancies himself good with cameras of all kinds.

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