Birthday Giveaway!

It’s May 26 and once again, it’s Andi Carter (Prescott’s) birthday. A few years ago (2020), I hosted a fun birthday contest. I think it would be fun to host it again.

In 50 words or less, give Andi a birthday gift. She can be celebrating any birthday at any age.

The 2020 winning answer

Out of 107 entries, Martha E. won with this entry in red below. (In other words, you can’t use this one.) ๐Ÿ˜Š

Andi is turning sweet 16. I would like to present her with one more day with her father. Whether or not I am transporting her into the past or bringing her father into the future, Andi will have a whole day to see her father again and have all of her family around her for her birthday.

When you submit your entry, include how old Andi is for that birthday. Enter the birthday contest in the comments. Make sure you include your name and email address (not public) so I can contact the winner.

The Prize

Winner’s choice of a Circle C Adventures (or Milestones or Beginnings) gift pack. Pack includes a writing journal and pen, an acrylic horse keychain, and a magnet (stickers instead of a magnet for the Beginnings). I will also include a horse-shaped sucker. A gift pack for a birthday gift-giving contest. Have fun! My faithful judge, Ms. Donna, and I will choose the winner of this birthday contest.

Contest runs Friday, May 26 – Sunday, June 4. Winner announced Tuesday, June 6. As a reminder, I do not ship physical prizes outside the US. This is true for all contests and giveaways, even if I forget to include it in every post.

Published by Andi Carter

I'm the main character in the Circle C Adventures series. I live on a huge cattle ranch in 1880s California. These are my adventures.

85 thoughts on “Birthday Giveaway!

  1. Happy birthday, Andi! My gift to you on this special day is to spend a day riding Taffy and for the weather to be a perfect temperature: nice and warm with a slight breeze.

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    1. Whoops, forgot to add my email! I will redo mine so you have it ๐Ÿ™‚
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      Happy birthday, Andi! My gift to you on this special day is to spend a day riding Taffy and for the weather to be a perfect temperature: nice and warm with a slight breeze.

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  2. Andi is turning 20, and if I could give her a gift, it would be a redo day. During this day, she could go back in time and undo anything, even if it meant bringing Father back or correcting the mistakes she’s made throughout her life.

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    1. Happy Birthday, Andi! My gift to you would be a cook book made specially for you by your mother, sisters, and sisters in law, with easy instructions, but delicious outcomes!

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  3. Happy Birthday Andi! You’re turning 24, you’re married, and you have three beautiful children. My birthday gift to you is that you can pick a day, any day to go back in the past and change something to save your loved ones from heartache.

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  4. Andi is turning 20, and if I could give her a birthday present, it would be a redo day. During this day, she could go back and undo anything she wished, even if it was making Father’s accident not happen, or undoing all the mistakes she’d made.

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  5. Andi is turning 16, I would give her a scrapbook filled with so many memories of Father and others in her family. It would take her back down memory lane to reminisce about things she may not remember. It would allow her to learn more about Father.

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  6. Happy 25th birthday Andi!
    My gift would be a quilt with pieces of your children’s many clothes so that you would have a story in each piece to tell once they were older. You would laugh about the times that maybe they played in the dirt. Blessings on your Birthday!

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  7. Happy birthday Andi! You are turning 15 and I am giving you a day to do anything you want. You can go riding or anything else you want to do.

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  8. This is super fun! Thank you so much for doing this Mrs. M!
    I’ll have to think about this for a while and enter later.
    Happy Birthday Andi! ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅณ

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  9. Andi is turning 60, and has lived a wonderful and full life with her husband, children, and grandchildren now.
    My gift to her would be: a day with each of her family members, for quality time, and to pass on mistake and wisdom she has learned from her 60 years. She would also teach them to trust Jesus, and to be brave in this world.

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  10. Happy birthday Andi! You’re turning eighteen today, so I decided to give you one last ride on Taffy to Memory Creek, with Riley by your side on Dakota. Itโ€™s been two years since her death and now youโ€™re getting married, so enjoy this last ride you never got with her.

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  11. Happy Birthday Andi! As a 40th birthday present (much farther down the road from where you are now) I will be giving you a chance to relive any special day of your life, whether it be your wedding day, a fun family reunion in the past, a day with your father or any family member, etc. It will be a chance for you to go back and perhaps make some more happy memories, no matter what age you are ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oops… that wasnโ€™t under 50. Here is a redo:

      As a 40th birthday present to Andi, I will be giving her a chance to relive any special day in her life, whether it be a memorable day with her father, her wedding day, etc. It will be a chance for her to go back and perhaps make a few more happy memories ๐Ÿ™‚

      That was 53 I think… I hope thatโ€™s okay.

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  12. Happy birthday Andi, your turning sweet sixteen today!! My birthday gift to you is a whole day with your best friend Cory, to go fishing, race your horses and just to have fun. With no chores and no older brothers telling you what to do for the whole day.

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  13. Just wondering, could we give her several small gifts like a gift/goodie basket with little trinkets, instead of one large present?

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  14. Happy Thirteenth Birthday Andi! You’re a teenager now, congratulations! And growing up fast too! I know you like plays, so for your present I’m giving you a season’s worth of tickets to the Grand Opera Theatre in San Fransisco! I know they are playing some of your favorite classics including The Little Mermaid, Sherlock Holmes, and Jane Austen this summer, enjoy!

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  15. oops sorry that was over 50 words, I’ll do that again.
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    Happy Thirteenth Birthday Andi! You’re a teenager now, Congratulations! I know you like plays, so I’m giving you a season’s worth of tickets to the Grand Opera Theatre in San Fransisco! They will play some of your favorites this summer, Jane Austen, Little Mermaid, and Sherlock Holmes, enjoy!

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  16. Dear Andi, Happy 18th Birthday! Today I am giving you the best gift I can think of…..a copy of God’s word (the Bible). It will strengthen you in your times of fear and doubting, it will give you joy and peace as you enter into this new stage of life in marriage. I pray you have the best birthday! May you always know that Christ is the center of your marriage, and will never leave you, nor forsake you.

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    1. That was over 50 words……Sorry.

      Dear Andi, Happy 18th Birthday! Today I’m giving you the best gift I can think of……The Bible. It will strengthen you in your times of fear and doubting, it will give you joy and peace as you enter into this new stage of life! Praying you have the best birthday!

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  17. Happy 28th birthday, Andi! My gift to you on this special day is to spend a day riding Taffy and for the weather to be perfect. When you return home, you’ll have a spotlessly clean house, your favorite meal set out on the table, and your children well mannered.

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    1. Sorry, forgot to put my name there!
      My name is Genevieve, but for some reason it put firster6. I wonder why?

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  18. Andi, you are going to your special glade with Riley and your children. Your gift is Taffy, your father and Aunt Rebecca will be waiting for you. You have a chance to right any wrongs you didn’t get to. You can give them hugs and tell them anything you want.

    It is Andi’s 25th birthday. ๐Ÿ˜€

    This is super fun Mrs. M! Thank you for doing it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Happy birthday Andi! For your tenth birthday, I want to give you your very own Bible. It will help you make wise decisions so you can know what God wants you to do.

    Thanks Mrs. M!

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  20. Andi is turning 17, and for her birthday, I would like to present her with a day to enjoy out in the fields, riding on Taffy and getting to see wild Mustangs. She got lucky this time, as a bay mare lets her pet the mareโ€™s foal, a buckskin colt.

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  21. Andi you are turning 80, and I would give you a picnic at your special spot with Riley, your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, watching them (the children) swing upside down on tree branches like you used to do.

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  22. Mrs. M, If I wanted to have Andi’s birthday while she was pregnant with her twin girls how old would she be?

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  23. Happy Birthday Andi! You are turning 24! I give you the gift to go on vacation anywhere in the world. You can take whoever you like! You could go to Europe, Africa, Asia or wherever. Have a good trip!

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  24. Itโ€™s Andiโ€™s 22nd birthday and she is speechless at Rileyโ€™s gift. Having taken all her journals, he put them together in one volume, bound in a waterproof cover. Inside was a note that read โ€œFor our children and generations to come. May everyone come to know the Andi I love.

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  25. A Poem For Your Birthday Andi:
    Andi Happy Birthday And Many More
    You are Loved around the world by
    A lot of people and pets especially Horses
    This is your special day and is all for you
    Enjoy your cake and eat it too
    May you get lots of gifts big and small
    May the sun shine for on your Birthday
    Because you sure deserve it.
    Have A Very Special Birthday.

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  26. A Poem For Andi’s 21st Birthday for the poem contest – Please use for the contest:
    Andi Happy 21st Birthday and Many Many More
    You are now able to go out and have fun
    So go out and celebrate with your friends and family.
    You are loved around the world by
    A lot of people and pets especially Horses
    This is your special day and it is all for you
    So enjoy it and go Horseback Riding and
    Because I can almost bet you will be also
    Enjoying your cake and eating it too.
    May you get lots of gifts big and small
    May the sun shine for you on your Birthday
    Because you deserve it a lot
    Especially on your special day.
    Have A Very Special Birthday Andi.
    ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽHAPPY BIRTHDAY!!๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚

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  27. Andi is turning 12, so I’m giving her a free pass to escape bossy Chad. Included with this is a Melinda-complaint-free day of overalls, as well as no chores. In other words, it’s Andi’s ticket to the perfect day! Happy Birthday!!!

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  28. Happy 23rd birthday, Andi! I wish I could give you wisdom, hope, peace, and never ending forgiveness. Since only God can do that, I guess I’ll just give you lots of prayers!

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  29. โ€œHappy 10th birthday Andi! I hope you like your gift!โ€ I said.
    โ€œOh, itโ€™s that new book, โ€˜Black Beautyโ€™ and licorice whips, my favorite candy!โ€ Andi exclaimed.
    โ€œTen of them because you are turning ten,โ€ I smiled.
    โ€œThank you for making my birthday extra special,โ€ Andi finished.

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  30. My poem for contest:

    Andi, Happy 21st Birthday
    Go out and have fun
    You are loved around the world by
    A lot of people, pets & especially Horses.
    This is your special day
    Because I can almost bet you will be
    Enjoying your cake and eat eating it too.
    ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽHAPPY BIRTHDAY!!๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚

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  31. Are we allowed to say that the locket that Andi got for her 10th birthday is the one i would’ve given to her, Mrs. M.? or is that not allowed?

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  32. Andi is going to be 24 this upcoming birthday, and unlike when she was a child wishing for gifts like candy or a new saddle, there is only one thing I would like to gift her with. Wisdom and discernment to help her grow with her walk with the Lord.

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  33. Happy birthday 20th, Andi!

    Riley shook his wife awake. Andi yawned and sat up in bed.
    “Happy birthday, Andi!” Riley opened his fist to show her what lay inside.
    “Riley, it’s a silver locket! With a horse engraved on it! And there’s pictures of our family in it! Thank you, Riley!” Andi beamed.

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  34. For Andi’s sweet 16th birthday, I would give her a bouquet. Violets, for the faithfulness she shows to her family, Forget-me-nots, that she may never forget her father, Goldenrod, for an encouragment for the future, and Daisies, lest she forget God’s loyal love for her.

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  35. Andi is turning 47. Jared has gone off to World War I and all she wants is for him to come home. My gift to her is a surprise party planned by her family. The โ€˜surpriseโ€™ part is that Jared has come home for a week to visit his family.

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  36. This is awesome!! Love these entries above!!
    Thanks so much for doing this Mrs M!!!

    Quick question…would 54 words be allowed? ๐Ÿ˜€ If not I’ll see what I can do! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  37. Andi, you’re turning 12! I want to give you this locket with a picture of Father in it. The engraving says “Always in my Heart”. I am giving you this gift so you will always have Father near your heart.
    Your big brother,
    Justin

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  38. Andi you’re turning 20, happy birthday! I would like to give you one more day to ride Taffy. I know how much you miss her, so you may ride her all day and have a picnic at your special spot. Just like the good ‘ol days!

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  39. For Andiโ€™s 13th birthday, she got a new saddle for Taffy. It was from Chad and he engraved these words on itโ€ฆ
    Andi and Taffy,
    Best Friends
    Andi loved it because she knew that a lot of love and time went into the gift that she received, from her thoughtful big brother.

    I love the prizes!๐Ÿ˜

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    1. In the post Mrs. M said, ‘My faithful judge, Ms. Donna, and I will choose the winner of this birthday contest.’ ๐Ÿ˜€

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  40. May Your 18th Birthday be your best! My Gift to you on this blessed day is the gift of Marriage to Riley! Happy Birthday Andi!!!!!!

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    1. It’s your ninth birthday, Andi. I’m giving you a thankful heart. No matter how much you want a saddle or how much you long for that lamb, please be mindful that God commands us to give thanks. Life may seem unfair but remember: you have food, shelter, and a family.

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