Depending upon where you live, any precipitation you might get this month will probably fall in the form of snowflakes, not rain drops. Oh, sure, some of you might get rain. Fans in Florida (shout out to the National Watermelon Promotion Board!) and other southern states probably won’t see much snow. Same with Texas, California and other warm states. For them, the song “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” has little or no meaning, and that, you have to admit, is a tiny bit sad.


I’m sure they’re not too heartbroken about it. After all, they’ll wake up on Christmas morning to a beautiful, sunny day and 60-degree temperatures right around the same time most of us in the northeast are cursing the winter chill and counting down the days until spring.

Either way, we all need an umbrella at some point during the year — even if Floridians need it a little less often — which is why I’m giving away the colorful watermelon umbrella you see above ($19 on as this week’s “gift for watermelon lovers” to one commenter chosen at random from all the comments left on the blog this month.

Like the website says, it’s great for rainy days, but it also doubles as a shady escape on sunny days. Another perk: You’ll never accidentally grab the wrong umbrella from the bin again, because there’s a pretty good chance that it’ll be the only red umbrella with watermelon seeds on it.

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  1. Robyn Coffey says:

    I LOVE THIS UMBRELLA! I would love to have it too!

  2. KatM21 says:

    So fun and colorful!

  3. carla miller says:

    I would LOVE to win this beautiful umbrella! We live in sunny southwest Florida and it does rain alot here! We could definitely put that umbrella to use!

  4. Debbie Trotter says:

    I love anything watermelon. I would love to win.

  5. Diane C. says:

    Never seen anything cuter! I love it!

  6. Melody Stewart says:

    I’d love the umbrella

  7. Barbara Maggiacomo says:

    Thank you Watermelon Board! I would love to win this umbrella and bring it to Boston on our annual field trip!

  8. susanne morse says:

    A seeded beauty!

  9. Tina Machia says:

    Love it! I want one!!!

  10. Pamela Gaymon says:

    Would love to be the envy of all my friends.And to win this awesome umbrella would do just that.And when the rain comes down i can dream that it’s the juice of a big ol watermelon !!!

  11. Anne says:

    Fingers crossed! I’d love to have this umbrella to remind me of summer.

  12. Anne says:

    I’d love to have this umbrella to remind me of summer.

  13. Frannie says:

    I’m a teacher and my kiddos know I LOVE watermelon! They would love to see me walking around campus with a watermelon umbrella :)

  14. Katie says:

    I like to carry an umbrella in my purse. It would be great to replace the plain poka dot one with this great red head turning watermelon umbrella

  15. The Watermelon Guy says:

    Congrats to Carla Miller. She’s the winner of the umbrella. And thanks to everyone for commenting!

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