Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Birthday Month Giveaway on May 20, 2017 - Your Choice of One of Five Cross Pens!

Once again I have the opportunity to review several lovely pens from Cross . . . and announce a giveaway, but this time whoever wins this drawing will be able to choose one pen they want from the five pens I review! Sounds like fun for sure!

Bailey Blue Lacquer Fountain Pen

Favorite Features -
  • Beautiful color, design and details.
  • Writes smoothly and dependably
  • Comfortable weight for writing
  • Makes a wonderful gift for graduation, Mother's Day, Father's Day or for a birthday!
Cross says; "Executive quality and style, Bailey was designed with an eye for detail. From its multi-grooved chrome center ring with patterned engravings to its sleek, modern clip, it exudes a distinct style which is sure to be noticed.
  • Traditional, well-balanced design
  • Distinctive cap-over-barrel styling
  • Multi-grooved center ring with deep-cut engraving accents
  • Patented twist-action propel/repel feature
  • Specially formulated Cross ink flows flawlessly for a superior writing experience
  • Lifetime mechanical guarantee"
I say the Bailey fountain pen is beautiful! I love it and believe it would make a wonderful "first" fountain pen! Certainly would make for a unique and thoughtful graduation gift!

Botanica Green Daylily Fountain Pen

Favorite Features -
  • One of the most beautiful fountain pens I've reviewed
  • Everything about this pen is perfect - perfect design, weight, details
  • Would be a beautiful gift for Mother's Day, a birthday or graduation
Cross says; "Boldly original. Brilliantly floral. Botanica makes a beautiful statement with its artfully illustrated floral designs. The whole collection simply sparkles with lush colors, swirled engravings, metallic inlays, and an elegant pavé band. It was designed to reflect the creative spirit of those who aren’t afraid to dream big.
  • The brilliant flower patterns are printed over an ivory metallic lacquer base, with unique print process and enhanced with accents of silvery chrome or brilliant gold plated deep cut engraving that adds intrigue, depth and dimension
  • Jewelry style Pavé center ring
  • Unique floral designs inspired by the popularity of henna designs
  • Ivory lacquer, deep cut engraved and enhanced with silvery chrome or gold plate
  • Lifetime mechanical guarantee"
I love the Botanica collection and this one is especially beautiful! The greens, blues and gold just go together beautifully. This is a pen you will be delighted to use each and every time you write - or if you give it as a gift, the one who receives it will love it for sure!

Beverly, Deep Purple Lacquer, Fountain Pen

Favorite Features -
  • Beautiful design and details
  • I love the deep purple color!
  • Perfect weight for writing comfortably
Cross says; "Elegance redefined. Uniquely contemporary and beautifully feminine, Cross Beverly makes writing a pure delight. Polished chrome details and a delicately curved clip add interest to its sleek profile. Use it to express your creativity both on paper and in life.
  • Sophisticated finishes
  • Contemporary clip design
  • Perforated accents in polished chrome
  • Presented in a gift box
  • Lifetime Mechanical Guarantee"
I find the Beverly Fountain Pen to be so beautiful and an ideal fountain pen to give as a gift for graduation. It is the pen which will be a favorite, go-to pen for everyday and special event use.

Aventura Starry Blue Rollerball Pen

Favorite Features -
  • Beautiful blue pen
  • Comfortable weight for writing
  • Lovely design
Cross says; "Mass Appeal A workhorse for any taste or style. The Aventura Collection makes your daily routine anything but ordinary. Lightweight and comfortable, with a traditional profile and chrome accents, it brings a classic touch to everyday tasks.
  • Sophisticated profile
  • Contemporary style center band
  • Lifetime mechanical guarantee"
For many, many years I have written with fountain pens - I love them! But, if I were to use a rollerball, this is a pen with which I would enjoy writing! This pen is a pen you will love for writing and will make a great gift for Mother's Day, graduation, Father's Day or a birthday.

Tech3+ Translucent Red Lacquer Multifunction Pen

Favorite Features -
  • I LOVE the color and design of this pen!
  • Very handy with two ball point pens, a pencil and a stylus all in one.
Cross says; "The ultimate in multi-tasking. Meet our incredible all-in-one switch hitter. An effortless twist transforms this finely-crafted black ballpoint pen, to a red editing pen, to a pencil, and back again. On the other end is a precision stylus to improve accuracy and ease when you interact with your favorite mobile device. However you choose to work and create, Tech3+ delivers on versatility, convenience, and style.
  • Classic design with three writing tips inside: a black ballpoint, red ballpoint and pencil
  • Continuous twist technology for easy tip selection
  • Wide 8MM stylus that also unscrews to reveal an eraser
  • Compatibility with most capacitive touchscreen devices
  • Lifetime mechanical guarantee"
If you are looking for a gift for Mother's Day, graduation, Father's Day or a birthday which will be used each day, take a good look at this pen. The design is beautiful - etched, deep red . . . beautiful for sure!

These five pens from Cross are the ones from which you may choose one for your prize should you win in the drawing on May 20, 2017! You can not go wrong with any of them - you will be delighted with any you might select. All of them show the quality and attention to design and detail for which Cross is well known.

So, for the details on this giveaway . . . I am giving one Cross pen away (USA only). If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing - which will be on May 202017, please comment below to tell me which pen you will choose should you win!

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win one Cross pen and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know! 


  1. I would choose the blue rollerball. They are all very beautiful, though. I follow you everywhere!

  2. I love this contest. It's the day before my birthday and just a few days before my oldest graduates. I love the Tech3+ Translucent Red Lacquer Multifunction Pen. Red is my daughters favorite color and you're right that you can't go wrong with a cross pen...liked shared on FB,GOOGLE+,tweeted on Twitterand pinned on pinter estate. Count me in!

    1. Whoops! That last part should say,"Tweeted on Twitter and pinned on Pinterest." Auto correct is such a fun nuisance.

  3. love the red multifunction pen

  4. Beverly, Deep Purple Lacquer, Fountain Pen

  5. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/857008753870286848

  6. That's a difficult choice -- Cross Botanica Green Daylily Fountain Pen with Fine Nib for myself but as a gift I'd prefer Cross Tech3+ Translucent Red Lacquer Multifunction Pen

  7. Follow you on Google Friend Connect (gala)

  8. I follow on Facebook (gala ya)

  9. shared

  10. Aventura Starry Blue Rollerball Pen.