We multilinguals love words, don’t we? And we especially enjoy what we can do with words in our different languages: We share meanings, engage in conversations, participate in cultural traditions, and so much more.
To celebrate words I contacted Michelle from Mother Tongues to ask if she wanted to do a giveaway at Multilingual Living. I asked her because Mother Tongues is all about words. Michelle’s products help give us ways to share words and meanings with the world around us.
I also contacted Michelle because of the way she runs her business: She is respectful, honest, dedicated and generous. Michelle is truly behind what she does. Doing a giveaway with her is an honor.
Here is more about Mother Tongues from Michelle herself:
I love words. Maybe you do too. I seek out words, not the normal, everyday words, but words in languages that I do not understand, words that can teach me concepts from other cultures. These words, I believe, can inform my life and all of our lives in positive, life-giving ways, because I’m convinced that one culture can educate another.
I’ve built a business around these words, a clothing company called MotherTongues. I print meaningful words from diverse languages on t-shirts and accessories like socks, scarves, tote bags and aprons, along with a poetic explanation of the word(s).
We (my husband is my big inspiration and motivator, and I’m the worker bee) started by picking a word we know: “UBUNTU,” a Zulu or Xhosa word from our native South Africa. Ubuntu is a term for humaneness, for caring, sharing and being in harmony with all of creation. It means that we are all connected, all of us on this planet. I am because we are. We wanted to share this cool concept with the world.
Mother Tongues is giving away a $40 gift certificate for anything they sell on their website. Head over to Mother Tongues to see all of their products! Or send Mother Tongues an email if you have any questions!
How to Enter the Giveaway…
To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is the following (each counts as an entry as long as you leave a separate comment below saying that you did each):
- LIKE Mother Tongues on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MotherTongues. (Then leave a comment below letting us know you did this!)
- Join the Mother Tongues email list for news and coupons: Go to the Mother Tongues website, scroll to the bottom, click on the “Newsletter – Sign Up” button, and get signed up. (Then leave a comment below letting us know you did this!)
REMEMBER to leave a separate comment below for each!
This giveaway will close at midnight PST on June 7, 2011.
*** Anyone in the world can enter! Just make sure your email address is correct when you enter your comments so we can contact you! ***
Make sure to read the Multilingual Living Giveaway Rules!
Hope you enjoy this giveaway!