WAREHAM, Mass., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new holiday in town! It's called Friendsgiving and it's all about celebrating Thanksgiving with your closest friends – either on Thanksgiving or the weeks before or after. In recent years, Friendsgiving has become the hottest dinner party on social calendars and its popularity keeps growing… promising to be bigger than ever this season!
To toast this new American tradition, the Cranberry Marketing Committee, USA (CMC) is launching the Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest - giving party-goers the chance to be $2,000 richer for their next dinner party! Entering is easy… post your cranberry creations online with the hashtag #FriendsgivingCranberryContest then upload your photos at CranberryFriendsgiving.com for a chance to win.
Cranberries have long had a place at mom's Thanksgiving table, but as America's Original Superfruit®, U.S.-grown cranberries are also a star at any Friendsgiving feast. In sweet or savory recipes, crafty cocktails or fashioned into elegant décor, cranberries are THE fruit for this holiday celebration. The CMC has teamed up with holiday décor and recipe specialists, Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, co-founders of A Beautiful Mess, to create The Ultimate Friendsgiving Guide. The sister duo share inspirational cranberry ideas – from décor to dessert – in this complete party planning checklist, at CranberryFriendsgiving.com.
"From good food to great company, our Friendsgiving celebration has become a tradition we look forward to every year," say Elsie and Emma. "And we can't have Friendsgiving without cranberries! Their versatility, along with their bright flavor and color add a special flare to recipes, cocktails and decorations."
"Elsie and Emma, like many millennials, truly enjoy a homemade lifestyle. We're excited to partner with them to help bring imagination to our Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest," says Michelle Hogan, Executive Director of the Cranberry Marketing Committee, USA. "Cranberries add delicious flavor to any recipe, and a bold look to any décor, so we look forward to seeing how their versatility is presented in the entries."
For more inspiration on how to feature cranberries at your Friendsgiving, follow @uscranberries on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, 'Cranberry Cravers' on Facebook or visit uscranberries.com/health/recipes.
Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest Details
The contest runs from October 26th through December 14th 2015. A copy of the official rules can be found at CranberryFriendsgiving.com. Enter as many times as you'd like and don't forget to tag and tell your friends! To enter,
- Share your cranberry creation on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest) with the hashtag #FriendsgivingCranberryContest
- Upload your pictures at CranberryFriendsgiving.com. The contest page is also accessible through uscranberries.com
About the Cranberry Marketing Committee, USA (CMC)
The CMC was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality product. Authority for its actions are provided under Chapter IX, Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, referred to as the Federal Cranberry Marketing Order, which is part of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended. This Act specifies cranberries as a commodity that may be covered, regulations that may be issued, and guidelines for administering the programs, and privileges and limitations granted by Congress. For more information about the CMC, visit uscranberries.com. Follow at twitter.com/uscranberries and facebook.com/cranbecravers.
About A Beautiful Mess
A Beautiful Mess is a lifestyle blog focused on creating a beautiful life. Founded by sisters Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, it focuses on simple ways to create an inspired lifestyle. Their posts feature home décor projects, recipes, holiday guides and crafts, as well as bits of their lives in the Midwest. In addition to writing A Beautiful Mess, they've created two bestselling photo apps, A Beautiful Mess and Party Party and they teach online classes at Shop A Beautiful Mess. In 2013, the sisters released their first book, A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book and in 2014 they released their second book, A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home along with their own product line. For more information on A Beautiful Mess, visit abeautifulmess.com. Follow at twitter.com/abeautifulmess, instagram.com/abeautifulmess and facebook.com/abeautifulmessbyelsieandemma.
SOURCE Cranberry Marketing Committee