Giveaway: Fully Booked’s My Colorful Christmas

You’d have to be living far from the reach of the internet to have not have heard of Adult Coloring Books.

Trust me, it’s not as “naughty” as it sounds. Adult coloring books have been making waves all over the United States and the Philippines this year. Many people cite them as a way to relax and even meditate. Their patterns are often repetitive, intricate, and very beautiful.

I was recently invited by Fully Booked to give adult coloring a try. Based on what they know about my personality, they felt that these beautiful botanical books would be of interest to me.

So last weekend, I plopped myself on a big couch near the beach and decided to give it a try. I’ll admit, it actually felt a little intimidating at first. I love to watercolor, but these designs were made by artists whose talents far exceed my simple drawing skills and I felt like my coloring skills wouldn’t be doing justice to their creations.

But after a while, I finally decided to just let go and see where the picture would take me. My technique would be to choose one colored pencil and then shade certain patterns in the drawing with that hue till I felt it was time to switch to another pencil. I decided that once I committed to the color, I would just run with it.

After a while, I began to notice that I was no longer thinking about the drawing and just letting my thoughts run away while I shaded various parts of my piece. Before I knew it, after an hour of coloring, this is what my page looked like:  It’s still a long way from being done, but it’s definitely a nice way to relax and pass the time. Here’s some good news. Fully Booked is launching a Colorful Christmas Promo that is going to give 50 Fully Booked shoppers a chance to own their own coloring books. Details below:


Fully Booked is giving 50 lucky shoppers colorful prizes this holiday season!

  • The promo runs from November 15 to December 15 at all Fully Booked Metro Manila branches. Participating branches include: Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street, Fully Booked Alabang Town Center, Fully Booked Rockwell, Fully Booked Katipunan, Fully Booked SM Mall of Asia, Fully Booked SM Megamall, Fully Booked SM North EDSA, Fully Booked Trinoma, Fully Booked Greenhills, Fully Booked Greenbelt 5, Fully Booked Century City Mall, Fully Booked Eastwood Mall, Fully Booked Taft and Fully Booked Glorietta 3.
  • Every P300 purchase on adult coloring books entitles the shopper
    1 raffle entry to join the My Colorful Christmas promo. Only single-receipt purchases are qualified to claim raffle entries. Receipts used for claiming raffle entries will be stamped in the back and any excess amount in the receipt will be considered void and cannot be used in the next redemption.
  • Just show your original receipt/s to the Fully Booked Customer Service counter to verify the purchase and fill up the raffle entry/s. Drop completed entries in the designated My Colorful Christmas raffle drop box at the branch you’re in. Keep your raffle stubs safe as you’ll need this for claiming prizes.
  • 50 winners will be drawn on Monday, December 21. Winners will be notified by registered email and other contact information provided in the entry.
  • Prizes include a 10-pc coloring book set, coloring materials, Fully Booked GCs and a 2016 Planner.Because at Fully Booked, coloring is the gift that keeps giving. Merry shopping!

And because you read all the way to the bottom of this post. Fully Booked has been kind enough to give FIVE of my blog’s readers a chance to try this form of creative relaxation for themselves by giving away FIVE adult colouring books. Here’s how to join:

1. Like my blog’s FB page and like Fully Booked’s FB page

2. Leave your email address using rafflecopter 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

3. You must be willing to claim your prize at Fully Booked (Bonifacio High Street branch)

4. Feel free to encourage your friends and family members to join. The more entries, the more chances of winning.

Raffle closes on Rafflecopter on November 18, 2015 but you can still join via comments till November 22, 2015

I will announce 10 finalists through my blog’s Facebook Page soon after.

UPDATE: The 10 FINALISTS for this giveaway are listed below. First 5 to email me at will receive an adult colouring book for free from Fully Booked:

1. Fin Panlilio (Rafflecopter)
2. Shelly Ann Itay (Rafflecopter)
3. Crystal Sell (Rafflecopter)
4. Anne Lara (Rafflecopter)
5. Hazel Lim (Rafflecopter)
6. Phoebe Roberto (Comment)
7. Marissa (Comment)
8. Rocell Vilasis (Comment)
9. Carol Chan (Comment)
10. Abby (Comment)

A number of Adult Coloring Books can be purchased at all Fully Booked outlets. Find out more through their:

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