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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mystery Giveaway




In blogging with my  artist friend, Michele, I teased her about having 500 followers and suggested that she should have a giveaway.  She, being more astute and greatly more talented than me, figured out that this week Sew Mama Sew was organizing another huge blog bonanza. I somehow missed the boat on that one. Since, she is having one, I feel it is only right that I have one too. Michele made me have this giveaway! You should really check out her blog. She makes things with household items that I did not think were possible. Plus she makes it look easy, even though I know it is not.

Anyhow for this giveaway is going to be a mystery for you and me. I definitely know it will include fabric, and maybe some other goodies as well. I am going to have this open until December 24 at 7:00 pm EST. The winner will be announced December 25 and the package will be mailed out before the end of the year. If you are a no-reply blogger, than you need to leave an email in the comments, otherwise I will have to choose someone else. Winner will be chosen randomly.

To enter this giveaway, I want to know what your favourite tradition is at this time of year, no matter how you celebrate. My son is learning about traditions and celebrations right now in school and I thought it would be fun to find out how other people celebrate.




christmas lights

My favourite tradition is to get some Hot Chocolate ready and go for a drive with my husband and children to look at all the beautiful Christmas lights. Good luck in the giveaway!

25 comments:

Kaki said...

thanks for the mystery giveaway! My favorite tradition has to be the candlelight service on Christmas Eve. Singing "silent night" by candlelight gets me every time!

Quilter Kathy said...

We do a drive around on Christmas Eve to see the lights also. My children's favorite tradition is to put out a jigsaw puzzle (uusually a 500 or 750 piece) the week before Christmas, and then watch Christmas movies (It's a Wonderful Life, The Grinch, A Christmas Carol, etc) each evening while we work on the puzzle.

gill said...

Oh dear - don't tell your son but each autumn I make sloe gin and we drink it on Christmas Day!

Michele Pacey said...

Oh my gosh thanks for those sweet words Michelle! I was shocked when I came over here!

Well my most most favourite family tradition is ALL the SINGING. Every member of my family sings and when we get together at Christmas, the guitars comes out and we sing until we're spent! IT'S SO AWESOME and so special and warm. There is nothing like it.

So this is Day 2 of 12 right? okay, see ya tomorrow!

Monica said...

My favorite tradition was the candle light Christmas Eve service at church. They'd give everyone one candle and turn off all the lights and we'd sing Silent Night by candlelight. Made me tear up every time. But my husband is in the military and we live across the ocean from that church now, so we'll have to create a new tradition. Thanks for doing a giveaway! (PS - Even though I live in Italy, it's still a US address so no extra shipping costs!)

Kelsey Rose said...

Decorating the Christmas tree together as a family has always been my favorite tradition. :)

Lee said...

After Christmas Eve mass and before the kids go to bed we all gather in one of their rooms to read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas". In the morning the kids have to sit on the stairs to have their picture taken before coming downstairs to see what Santa has left! Drives them crazy!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love a good mystery!! Tradition, we always make a gingerbread house. For the last 28 years!!

Stray Stitches said...

Our family tradition involves traveling between houses. Christmas eve dinner is at my mom's, Christmas breakfast is at our house, followed by the big Christmas meal at my SIL. But wait, it's not over. The night after Christmas we get together with family and friends out at the family ranch. We have been doing this for over 35 years.

Terry said...

As you can see by my recent blog post, one of our favorite Chrsitmas traditions is making the Giet family fudge! And eating it! LOL Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Mystica said...

My children are all grown up but the best one was decorating the tree and their faces at breakfast on christmas day. We had the stockings hanging from their chairs at breakfast!

I have a giveaway going on at my blog. A gift card sponsored by CSN Stores. please do come over and enter

Tracy said...

Traditionally, in our family, we put up the tree the day after Thanksgiving. Since we have a close family friend that is Jewish, we are learning her Chanukah traditions. And on Christmas Eve we (as kids and my son starting this year) open up a present which is pajamas to be worn on that night. On Christmas day we open presents and get together with the family to have a good ol' fashioned lasagna dinner. :)

James-Linda said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
THANKS FOR THE MYSTERY GIVEAWAY!
OUR TRADITION IS TO GATHER AS MANY OF US AS POSSIBLE AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TABLE AT NOON ON DEC 25TH, PRAISING THE SAVIOUR WHO CAME TO SAVE US AND ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY OVER YUMMY FOODS!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

sewinggeek said...

We have had many Christmas traditions over the years. Some were age related and now that the kids are grown they still want the Christmas cookies but they are not so keen in helping. I am hoping that someday I will be a Grandma and my grandbabies will come and bake cookies with me.
Setting up the Christmas houses was another favorite.
Going to church on Christmas eve when we could or on Christmas day.

Being with family is the best!
thanks for the giveaway.

Marjorie said...

When we moved away from family, we got to start new Christmas traditions. My older daughter was 2 and her wish list was "a hamburger & a trick-or-treat". That started our first non-traditional meal. Ever since Christmas dinner is "Everybody's Favorite" where each person gets to select a few of their fav's and I pick the combination that's least frightening.

Erin M. said...

I enjoy watching my kids do the advent calendar that my mom made (identical to the one we had when we were kids.) It's a felt tree with buttons and each day an ornament is unwrapped and hung. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary said...

Ours is the weekend I bake cookies. It is the only time I bake. So far I am at 8 batches. They all want the cutout cookies with the frosting on top. I usually make about 8 different kinds. Everyone can't wait until I make them.

Dianne said...

Our favorite tradition is being together and trying to open presents one at a time, so it takes a long, glorious time! It's getting harder to do that with little ones who are so eager.

Ariane said...

My favorite Christmas tradition for my little family is to decorate the Christmas tree together. It really puts us all in the Christmas spirit. I love it. What a wonderful giveaway. I missed the boat on the SMS giveaway too. But, I will have a giveaway soon.

Lee said...

How fun - I love a mystery. My family we celebrate St. Lucias day and have little gifts for each other! It really is a fun just for us family time and we always a the hot cocoa and what we call "light night" - drive and see all the lights!
thanks!

Angela D. said...

How exciting! Our favorite way to celebrate this time of year is to spend time with family. Our extended family gets together and we have a great meal and drinks.

Myra said...

Oooo...a mystery giveaway...?... intriguing! I'm down with that Michelle!! 8-)

Favorite tradition? Hmmm...? Sitting in our Christmas lights lit kitchen/living/dining rooms, with no other lights on, with quiet Christmas music playing, enjoying an apple-cider on Christmas Eve...

Mimi said...

A surprise giveaway - cool! Traditionally we celebrate Christmas Eve at my sister's where we open our gifts from each other and we have Christmas Day dinner at my house.

Jill said...

Our tradition is to help the youngest grandchild put decorations on our christmas tree. The lower half of the tree is such a hoot when it is done.

dlhaley said...

We all go to grandma's house(300 miles away) for a few days.There we open gifts and we have a feast.


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