Archive for November, 2011

Spice Up Thanksgiving: A Coppin’s Recipe

Bet the pilgrims didn't think of this one!

Bet the pilgrims didn't think of this one!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! We’re sure you’re all ready with your holiday decorations and family plans. (There’s still some time before you should put out your Elf on a Shelf, Willow Tree nativity scene, and Kissing Krystals!) Let’s enjoy Thanksgiving for what it is—it’s a time to enjoy food and family, and think about all the things you’re thankful for. We love traditional Thanksgiving foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, and sweet potato casserole. But why not try spicing it up a little bit this year? One of the folks here at has a great spicy carrot recipe to really kick your Thanksgiving up a notch!

Sweet and Spicy Carrots


  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut on the bias into 2 ½” pieces
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add the carrots to the water. Cook them for two minutes, then drain in a colander and set aside.

In a medium-sized pot, combine all of the remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Add the drained carrots and toss to combine everything. Simmer on low heat for five minutes to help the flavors incorporate. Put your carrots into a serving bowl, and enjoy!

From all of us here at, we hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We’ll be here for you all throughout the holiday shopping season to help you pick out the perfect Christmas gifts for everyone on your list.


Christmas Comes Early this Year with the Choose Your Own Prize Giveaway from Coppin’s Gifts

Coppin’s Gifts is excitedly preparing for the holiday season. We’ve been busy stocking our shelves with affordable gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list! We have Webkinz pets that children will adore, beautiful Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore figurines, sparkling DaVinci beads and much more! We hope you’re just excited as we are about the upcoming holiday season, but just in case you’re not in the jingle bells mood yet, we’ve created a Choose Your Own Prize Giveaway!

All I want for Christmas is to win with Coppin's Hallmark!

All I want for Christmas is to win with Coppin's Hallmark!

All you have to do to win any Coppin’s Gifts item of your choice is become a fan of our Facebook page, fill out the Choose Your Own Prize Giveaway entry form and share the contest with family and friends! Here are some of the other giveaway details.

  • When you fill out the online entry form, you have to list the one item you’d like to win from Coppin’s Gifts.
  • The contest is only available at and Coppin’s Hallmark locations.
  • You can list an item you saw in one of our Coppin’s Hallmark store locations, but make sure that the store is a Coppin’s Hallmark and not a Hallmark store or another Hallmark website.
  • You can enter seven additional times by visiting and registering to win at all seven of our Coppin’s Hallmark store locations!
  • The Choose Your Own Prize Giveaway will be open to enter until Sunday, November 13. A winner will be selected and notified on Monday, November 14.

Learn more about the Choose Your Own Prize Giveaway at, or by visiting our Facebook page. Coppin’s Gifts would like to wish everyone a happy holiday, and good luck!