Monday, November 05, 2012

Christmas Giveaway

Giveaway Closed

Hello, my lovely friends!
I am having a Christmas giveaway :)
I know we haven't had Thanksgiving yet,
but I would like to start early with the giveaway so that everyone can participate
and then I will have time to ship it off so that you can have it when Christmas begins.
This giveaway is open for anyone, even for you that live in another country.
This giveaway will end at midnight on November 14.
I will announce the winner on November 15.

To participate in the giveaway all you have to do is:

1. Be a follower of my blog

2. Leave me a comment about a Christmas tradition you do.

That's it :)
One of my family traditions is go out into the woods with my husband and son
to find our Christmas tree.
We also like to go out on Christmas eve to look at Christmas lights in the neighborhood
and then have Chinese food :)
You are more than welcome to take this button to place somewhere on your blog
so others can enter the giveaway.
Just left click, save picture as and link back to my blog.


The winner will receive....


Two handmade lace snowflake ornaments,
a lace snowflake pin and a cute penguin hanging pillow


Three handmade bead wreath ornaments.


Three Christmas framed pictures that were made from recycled Christmas cards.


Three handmade Christmas cards that say "Joy".


Sixteen gift tags also made from recycled Christmas cards.


And a handmade stocking with lace and a lace flower.
And the stocking was made from a woman's linen skirt :)


I am so thankful for each one of you!
Have fun :)


GIVEAWAY CLOSED

41 comments:

Dessi said...

We go on a walk in the nearby woods and gather evergreens for the Advent wreath!!! WE get pine cones, nuts, fallen nest and then use ribbons to create the wreath...it creates such atmosphere of awaiting and expectations...waiting for the birth of Christ!!!

Dessi said...

Also, I have become a follower of your blog...it is a lovely place on the internet to stop and visit:)

Julie Marie@Idyllhours said...

Oooh Stephanie, everything is soo beautiful!... please enter me in your generous giveaway... I am a faithful follower ever since I found you recently!... xoxo Julie Marie

Julie Marie@Idyllhours said...

A favorite family tradition of ours is still to leave out cookies for Santa... now that I am older (and so is Santa!)... he gets cookies and coffee or tea instead of milk... and I usually stay up and enjoy it with him!... xoxo Julie Marie

budgeteer said...

Thank you for a beautiful giveaway Stephanie.
Google reader.
Our very silly tradition is for the family to dance around together
singing 'The Sun has got his hat
on... cause it's nearly Christmas
Day. Our dogs join in with their
barkie game.


budgeteer (heart for home-making)

Faythe Fukumoto said...

every year on Christmas eve, my kids were allowed to open 1 present.That present was always a pair of pajamas..Although my kids have grown and have kids of their own, they are at Papa' and grandma's house to open their 1 present.

Mikaila said...

Hey, I am now a new follower! A family tradition my family did when I was little, was that Mrs. Santa would always leave a new pair of pajamas on our bed without us knowing on Christmas eve. We loved this.

mary_smith said...

I'm already a follower! We live in south Florida so we go for a walk at the beach Christmas eve or morning depending on the weather. Then I cook a big brunch on Christmas.

Amazing items you have!

Delvalina said...

whoaaah big giveaway!! my family tradition is..mom is going to cook for christmas eve, we started to pray and worship God at 11-12pm am we end with gift exchange and have a food party! and next day on christmas we go to church together, and we open house for our friends and other family to come home and have small party ( eating foods, singing together, talk or christmas giveaway) sister I need to talk with you :) sending you my big hug and kiss <3 special big hug for Elijah from his indonesian aunty hehe :P

courtney said...

Hi there,

Thankyou soooo much for your comment on my blog :) It really means so much to me that you love my photos!! :) Your blog is absolutely stunning :)

Courtney
xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful things to share! I'm a follower and we celebrate Christmas Eve with my late husband's family and then on Christmas day we go to my family. My daughter always puts up our Nativiy Set that I made when we first got married. Now there are several more that join our first set.♥♫

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I like your Christmas tradition of cutting the tree and looking at the lights!
Thank you for having this sweet Christmas giveaway!
Thanks for the Sunday post. I say "just a minute or later" to my Grandgirl too much! I need to give her my Time!
Warmly,
deb

GrammaGrits said...

I am a subscriber!

GrammaGrits said...

Great giveaway! We have Jewish pinwheel cookies every year - have had a tradition of them for 35 years!

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Debbie said...

What a beautiful and fun giveaway!
I just love the lace stocking.
I came from a family of 5 siblings, and we would go to one anothers homes during the month of December sharing our "home made" Christmas ornament with that home and family. My parents were included in this as well by the way. Our Christmas tree grew with many special ornaments made with love over the years, and now we have those ornaments to look at with delightful memories.

We too would make a day of fun and sledding as we would go and cut down our Christmas tree in the woods.

Sweet Blessings to you!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. Have a lovely day.
~Clara

Dawn Olmesdahl said...

A tradition that we still do started when you and I were younger! Growing up we would take a drive on Christmas Eve to look at Christmas lights and then watch the movie, "Ernest Saves CHristmas". Now that I have a family of my own, I still do this ... drive to look at Christmas lights and then watch "Ernest Saves Christmas"!

Lauren Davenport said...

Christmas day we read about Christ's birth in the Bible and then enjoy gifts, good food, and time together.

Pamela said...

A Christmas tradition for us was wrapping 24 Christmas book for our children and allowing them to open one each evening. We'd turn the Christmas tree lights on and relax as a family. We'd add a new book each year and when it was unwrapped we had hot chocolate. Now my daughter started the tradition with her children.

A lovely giveaway!

meandmr.com said...

Cute giveaway! I'm doing one too! I'm doing a Shabby Apple $50 giveaway on my blog! You can check it out here: http://meandmr.com/post/35113285949/shabby-apple-50-giveaway

Hope said...

Are you giving away all these gifts as one giveaway? That's a lot of giving!

I will post a link to your giveaway on my blog.

We like to go out on Christmas Eve also to look at lights. The fun thing is that even my two oldest children still like to be part of that.

One night, during our Christmas holidays, we go out for In - N - Out Burgers and park under a huge lit up tree in Old Fair Oaks Village. Then we go looking at lights.

:) Hope

Denise said...

So nice to meet you.I'm a new follower and will be back in a bit to peruse your blog further.Your sister in Christ,Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage :)

Denise said...

Oh My,I sure dropped by on the right day :) What a generous giveaway.If I qualify please include Me if you will.How lovely it all is-Denise

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Stephanie,
That is a lovely and generous Giveaway! Please add my name to the hat and yes, I am a Follower of your lovely blog.

Some of our Christmas traditions: My father and I always made donuts together and when he passed away, I made them by myself, remembering fondly our time together and how much fun we had.
I ALWAYS make fruit cake and for after our Christmas dinner, I always have pumpkin pie and Sticky Date Pudding with Hot Toffee Sauce because Hubby and none of the kids liked plum pudding.
When our little ones were growing up we always had a Christmas Eve service and then we would go look at Christmas lights.
On Christmas morning, we always read the Christmas story from Luke 2 before we opened our gifts.
I guess that's a lot of traditions but then we have always been a traditional family. :)

Blessings,
Sandi

Think Loveliness said...

One of our traditions is to yearly choose a night to go visit our favorite local provincial park, decorated heavily in Christmas lights, ride on the little musical family train there, take fun family pictures, drink hot chocolate, eat roasted chestnuts and donate to the firefighters department all on the same evening!
Can't wait to do it all again this year! Hugs~

Myric said...

Oh goodness! Who would not want those goddies! Our one family Christmas tradition was reading a passage from the bible and sharing the blessings and goodness of the Lord in our life.

MLynn said...

Stephanie-

I will say it again, your talents are so amazing! How you have the creativeness, time and energy to complete all these tasks is beyond me!
How clever the gift tags, they are way more beautiful than anything you can buy.
My favorite childhood Christmas memory has always been the reading of the Christmas story, even to this day we always read from the Bible about the birth of our Lord.
Since getting married and having our sweet Aliyah we have started another Christmas tradition just for our family. We shop every year for matching (hard to find at times) pajamas for the three of us, then on Christmas Eve we open those gifts and wear our new cozy pajamas to bed!
Loved reading the other posts from your followers!
Have a great day, my friend!

Conniecrafter said...

We go to our Christmas eve service at church and when we get out we go driving around looking at all the lights in a few different neighborhoods.

Jill Flinton said...

New follower of your blog...

Our tradition? Setting up all the Christmas houses/villages on our table.

Mrs Sarah Coller said...

What a gorgeous giveaway...thanks for the opportunity to win!

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to get each child an ornament each year. When they get married, I plan on presenting them with all their special ornaments! (I get to keep their Baby's First Christmas ones though! :)

Blessings to you!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Dorothy said...

Hi there, I'm a new follower. Thanks for visiting my blog, too!
Our church choir goes Christmas Caroling to the elderly and shut-ins in our neighborhood the week before Christmas. We all enjoy this very much.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Dorothy @ hensrule.blogspot.com

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Great giveaway! I am a new follower! I am crossing my fingers. My favorite tradition is our Holiday book advent calendar. I wrap up 25 books every year. Some old favorites and some new surprises. The kids take turn opening one each night in December. They also get a chocolate advent calendar and we have our chocolate and read our story every evening. I was surprised that even my 11 year old son still enjoys this every evening!

Anne Payne said...

You are so talented! These Christmas items are lovely. We always have movie night on Christmas Eve with finger foods :)

Kate M said...

Hi Stephanie - apologies for the absence, but since I came back from Germany last Saturday I have had a stinking cold and am feeling thoroughly sorry for myself!! Lol!
On Christmas eve when we were younger, everyone gathered at our parents house to celebrate the start of Christmas day. Now, sadly, our parents are no longer with us, it falls to me as the eldest to welcome everyone into my home - and I love every minute of it. Christmas eve is my wedding anniversary too so it's a double celebration. Would love to win just one of your beautiful Christmas giveaways - you are so talented.
Take care my friend
love
Kate
xx.

Olga said...

Oh, those are wonderful Christmas treasures! Please, add me to the giveaway too as I am your follower.

Here is one of the Christmas traditions in our family.

Starting December 1st, every day a little Christmas gnome appears somewhere in our house (my husband hides it). My children go searching for it every morning. On the 25th of December, we have 25 of them lined up on the mantel. That's a tradition that my husband grew up with in Norway as a kid, and now he continues it with our children.

RNmama said...

Christmas is one of our favorite times. A tradition that my husband and I started on our firstborn's first Christmas was this: On Christmas Eve, amongst baking cookies and other foods for the next day's big meal, we would bake a birthday cake. This cake was for Jesus. This was a special time because we would get to talk about the story of Christmas and the birth of Jesus; the gift that the Lord gave to us; the gifts that the Wise Men brought to the baby. Christmas morning, the children would gather around the birthday cake - before a gift was touched - and as the candles are lit, we would sing happy birthday to Jesus. This is a tradition we have continued every year and with our firstborn now 18 and two more children 15 and 12 - we continue this tradition. I pray that they will pass this tradition on to their children as well.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Thank you for the opportunity of entering your Christmas gift draw, Stephanie. I am already a follower and thank you for stopping by my blog with your lovely comment. Everything you have in your gift package is gorgeous...oh to be the lucky one (smile). So many of our traditions from my childhood days seem to have changed now that my sons are off and married, living in another city,and forming their own family traditions but the tradition of spending Christmas together has never changed. We also exchange Christmas ornaments each year which I really love. Memories of the past and present prevail. Thank you for including me. Big hugs, Gayle Page-Robak

A Vintage Fairy said...

Oh wow, wonderful give away! I want in. I'm your newest follower and thanks for visiting by blog! Have a great rest of the week!

Niki O'Reilly said...

Your Give-Aways are just wonderful and I have enjoyed reading all the lovely traditions your followers observe.
When my first husband and I were about to share our first Christmas as newly-weds, we were not able to go to either parents' home for the holiday because Randy was in the Air Force and could not get leave. We realized this would probably be the case for most of our Christmases. So our families each gave us some of the decorations we had grown up with and added some each year. These became the foundation of any decorating theme we used. My son now has outdoor Christmas bell-lights Randy's family give us that first year.

Brennen said...

My family's Christmas tradition is new pajamas on Christmas Eve. They're especially nice for pictures on Christmas morning.

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