Get Creative with Cranberries this Friendsgiving for a Chance to Win a $2,000 Dinner Party

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Cranberry Marketing Committee, USA Partners with Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess, to Launch First-Ever Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest

It’s no secret that cranberries are a staple at every family’s Thanksgiving dinner table. And, thanks to Friendsgiving – a millennial-driven trend all about celebrating Thanksgiving with your closest friends – now there’s another occasion to get creative with cranberry dishes, decor and drinks! In honor of this new American tradition, the Cranberry Marketing Committee, USA (CMC) is launching the Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest encouraging consumers to post photos of their cranberry creations on social media with the hashtag #FriendsgivingCranberryContest and then upload them at One Grand Prize winner will receive $2,000 toward their next dinner party!

The CMC has teamed up with holiday décor and recipe specialists, Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, co-founders of A Beautiful Mess, to offer tips and advice for a fun and festive Friendsgiving. The sister-duo share inspirational cranberry ideas – from drinks to dishes to décor – in a complete party planning checklist, at

“From good food to great company, our Friendsgiving celebration has become a tradition that 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 help 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 Friendsgiving, follow @uscranberries on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, ‘Cranberry Cravers’ on Facebook or

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 Multiple entries are permitted, and don’t forget to tag and tell friends! To enter,

  •     Share cranberry creation(s) on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest) with the hashtag #FriendsgivingCranberryContest
  •     Upload picture(s) at The contest page is also accessible through

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 Follow at

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 Follow at, and

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