Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!




I haven't posted in quite a while, and what better way to try to get back into the groove than a giveaway.

Sew Mama Sew  is hosting their annual Giveaway Day, which actually runs from the 12th through the 16th, at 5pm PST. Since there are so many blogs participating, it gives you time to check out as many as possible and sign up to (hopefully) win great stuff. Winners will be chosen by random number generator, and  notified by email (please make sure yours is available) by 12/18, and this post will be updated with the winners name. We will ship anywhere in the world.



               


Up for grabs here are ten (10) fat quarters from "The Woodlands" collection from Khristian A. Howell for Anthology fabrics. Khristian is a great designer and has designed other collections for Anthology as well.  We carry some of her lines, including The Woodlands in our shop. Just leave one (1) comment telling me your favorite family tradition for the holidays. We're looking to find ways to create memories with the boy.

And just in case you just have to have these fabrics, or anything else we carry, we are offering 20% off your fabric purchase in our shop through Saturday, 12/17/2011. Just use coupon code SMS20 at checkout.

I'm going to go check out some of the other posts!  Thanks for stopping by! Happy Holidays!





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Michele said...

We like to open presents before Christmas!

anne said...

great giveaway! i love making and decorating christmas cookies, and can't wait until my boys are old enough to do it with me!

Kelly said...

awesome fabrics - hope i win! we love doing the elf on the shelf with our kids. every morning, "elfie" is in a new place, and i love seeing the excitement on my girls faces when they find him. :)

Jennifer said...

my favorite family tradition is church and dinner together on christmas eve

Lynz said...

Welcome back to blogland - are you here for a wee while? Hope so!

My Mum buys my Chookie a tree bauble every year and we have them displayed on a little gold metal tree of her own. They're nice wee memories of how she was at every Christmas and what she was interested in.

Maryanne said...

We all get a new set of matching pajamas made by Mummy on Christmas Eve. We are all very coordinated for present opening in the morning

Heather said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is baking hundreds of cookies for our friends! And the huge sigh of relief when it's all over!

Sequana said...

One of our fave traditions when the kids were smaller was opening boxes with new jammies the night before.

I think they still do that with their own kids.

KD-Quilts said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is making a breakfast pizza for after opening the presents!

Tricia said...

Love that fabric line!

This is our first Christmas with our little one. We are getting her a book each year in addition to any toys Santa brings.

Tara said...

Every year we go out and search for Santa with my cousins on Christmas Eve.

Brianna said...

My favorite family tradition is to make chocolate covered pretzels and give tins of them to everyone we know. It's delicious, and friends always look forward to the pretzels.

AstaD said...

i do like my family tradition to have an extra table setting for one during Christmas even dinner in honour of all that could not join us for whatever reason.

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Robin said...

We have visits from our house nisse (gnome or elf) for the month leading up to Christmas. This tradition started when my brother and I were children and was inspired by the book Gnomes by Wil Huygen. http://www.amazon.com/Gnomes-Wil-Huygen/dp/0517270730/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323703909&sr=1-1

twelfthzodiac said...

As kids, we were always allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve. I always felt sad for kids that had to wait until the morning - that one gift before bed helped to calm the nervous excitement that makes it hard to fall asleep as a child!
While not a 'tradition', our rule on Christmas morning was that all 5 kids had to be awake before we could drag mom & dad out of bed. hehe

annmacp said...

We have our family dinner on Christmas eve, and the dessert is a Danish rice pudding with whipped cream and chopped almonds folded in. Whoever finds a whole almond wins a prize! Over the years we have added more than one almond, and usually if an adult finds one, he or she will slip it to a nearby child.

adriane said...

A new tradition that I married into is going out to Chinese food on Christmas day, it's very different from what we used to do (a nice sit down family meal at home) but it's growing on me ;)! Thanks for the chance, love that fabric!

Misformilk said...

I love decorating the tree with the kids. We always end up telling them stories about each of the ornaments and spending the time together listening to music.

Laurel said...

we love doing advent calendars - it gives the girls something special each day that helps with the "how many days till christmas?!" thing

Carla said...

Every year we make a LOT of cookies and share them with our neighbors, mailman, and staff at school.

Oso said...

Since my daughters are two years old, we're building family traditions everyday. I think decorating the Christmas tree is one of my favourites.

Thanks for the chance to win.

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Celtic Thistle said...

Our favourite Christmas tradition is decorating the Christmas cake. Our 3 boys have been responsible for the icing decorations on the cake since they were small (the youngest is now 22). Every year they set to making winter scenes from icing to place on their third of the top of the cake, and even now that one is married, the wife and the others' girlfriends join in too. They are not the most elegant cake toppers but they signal Christmas to the whole family!

stitchinpenny said...

Favorite family tradition is putting baby Jesus in the manger Christmas morning.

aksherry said...

When the girls were little we used to read a portion of a Christmas book each night. It was only brought out at Christmas and the girls looked forward to the story each year.

Candice said...

we LOVE going to a live nativity!

jaya said...

my favourite holiday tradition...attending midnight mass. for a young child, i'd recommend watching your wedding video together.. and showing him all his relatives..and then call them to wish them happy holidays.
thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Lynne said...

Favorite holiday tradition: We measure the kids every Christmas Eve on the door jamb at my in-laws' house. It's fun to see how much they grow from year to year.

Marie said...

Going to the Zoo one day before X-mass.

Colette said...

I have so many favorite traditions, but my favs are new pjs on Christmas Eve, ornaments in our stockings, and baking Christmas cookies.

Catie said...

Love playing games with the family and just spending time with them. Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

We love to make Christmas Chocolates each year :)

pippablue said...

What a lovely fabric line! My favourite tradition is playing board games after Christmas lunch.

chiliquilter.com said...

We open our presents on December 24 th. in the evening. It is a tradition in Denmark.

Anita said...

Awe, what a lovely bundle.

We always sing a Christmas carol before we open gifts. I think it's a nice tradition.

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

Our tradition is to go to church Christmas morning.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

One Christmas present the night before Christmas and family dinner that night before church. The presents Christmas morning. Thanks for the great giveaway. I LOVE this fabric!!

erica said...

I enjoy our annual family get togethers, acting out the christmas story, our advent calendar, and reading christmas stories together

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I love setting up the christmas tree - we play christmas music, make egg nog, it's just fun. On christmas day I love when we get home from visiting and the husband and I cuddle up and play with our presents

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I love setting up the christmas tree - we play christmas music, make egg nog, it's just fun. On christmas day I love when we get home from visiting and the husband and I cuddle up and play with our presents

Valerie said...

I love our annual gingerbread house decorating day, even when my kids were tiny I'd gladly hand over the frosting bag and bowls of candy and let them go to town. The results were never going to win prizes but the pride they had at creating their own gingerbread house... (and the bowls of candy were always appreciated too!)

jac. said...

my favorite tradition is my sibling exchange we do each year with a goofy theme. this year the theme is magnetic.

Desi @ Wee Share said...

We used to live in GA and loved to visit the lights at Callaway Gardens-- which was just ranked in the top 10 light displays in the world by National Geographic! However, we moved to SC in July and now I miss it .

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Katey said...

I love making cookies with my mom!

Jessica said...

I love to make cinnamon pull apart bread with my in laws on Christmas morning, lounge and drink coffee in our pjs!

NinjaEema said...

We're Jewish, and one of our favorite traditions is making latkes together. I remember making them with my grandmother when I was little.

Sarah said...

throughout December I give my kids lots of hot cocoa with whipped cream and a candy cane for stirring... this fabric is one of my fave new lines!

Robyn said...

My favorite holiday tradition is looking up the lottery numbers for the tickets in our stockings! we never win, but we sit around at talk about what we would do with the money before we reveal the winning numbers. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Jacey said...

My favorite traditions are driving around to look at Christmas lights, and as an older kid, watching Christmas Vacation!

Nancy said...

Sleeping under the Christmas tree with my siblings was always a favorite for me. Can't wait for my girl to start the fun. Thanks for sharing this giveaway with us.

M. said...

When I was a kid, my cousins, my sister and I would sleep in my grandparents basement. I loved it !

Taryn said...

My favorite holiday tradition is our Christmas Eve gift giving! We have to be creative (no wish lists) so it is neat seeing what everyone gives each other!

gill said...

We all go to the midnight church service on Christmas Eve - we live next door to the church so not far to go!!

Amber said...

I joined a handmade ornament swap this year and my 2 year old son loves getting new ornaments in the mail to hang on the tree! I'll definitely be making this a tradition :)

Ambersewwonky (at) yahoo (dot) com

Irina said...

Thanks for the chance! I'm looking forward to decorate the tree with my 2 year old daughter

Cinnamon said...

Wonderful giveaway! We always frost cookies as a family. The kids love it, and my husband cleans up so it's a win win for me :) scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenny Bartoy said...

Oh what a great giveaway, thank you for the chance!

One of my favorite holiday traditions is our Winter Solstice family celebration. We make bird feeders with pine cones, bake a cake, light a candle, open a special gift and have a winter feast for dinner.

Laurel09 said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is sitting quietly as a family and reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Christmas Eve

Gali said...

since we celebrate Hanukkah my favorite thing is lighting the Menorah together.
:)

K@ren said...

My favorite tradition is watching the grinch with my daughter on Christmas Eve!

Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway! Happy Holidays to you and your family <3 xo

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Joy said...

We get up in the morning to greet the sun! :D

In Black and White said...

My favorite tradition is walking with my family. I grew up marching around the fells with my extended family and whenever there are holidays or family events we always end up at least taking a walk along the clifftops together. I cherish that time even more now that I'm so far away - I live in Chicago and my family are all back in the northeast of England.

Amy said...

My favorite holiday tradition is my Mom's annual eve of Christmas eve dinner. We have tamales and other yummy mexican food and all sit around after drinking eggnog and visiting and just relaxing before the rush of friends and family that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day hold. :)

piecelove said...

We like making hot apple cider with loads of whipped cream and drizzling caramel syrup on top. Very kid-friendly, no caffeine--they feel very "adult" holding their warm beverage. And it's good!

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I love the advent calendar we started this year!

fallingforpieces said...

Brunch with my maternal Grandparents, and of course, Christmas Eve service the night before. thanks for the chance to win!

Kristy said...

We love driving around looking at Christmas lights while eating donuts....and we're usually all in our jammies too! :)

Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

cradke said...

My sister in law gave me a great idea - we have two little elves named Minty & Linty. Santa sends them from the North Pole to play with my kids before Christmas. At night they get into mischeif and leave surprises for my kids in the morning. Little candy treats, decorating the tree with underwear, hiding in the cereal boxes...

Karen said...

Every year on Christmas Eve our entire family (17 of us) gather in our tiny living room to exchange gifts and share a simple meal. There is always lots of love and laughter :)

The Hungry Crafter said...

Thanks for the chance! That acorn print kills me... When was a kid, my favorite tradition was leaving food out for Santa -- he would always leave us a note, and I loved waking up on CHristmas morning to see what Santa had to say!

Megan said...

my favorite holiday tradition is getting the entire family (over 60 of us) together for Christmas dinner. love that fabric! :)

Catherine et Olivier said...

Hi ! thank you !!!
in our family, we always go for a walk on Xmas eve, and after dinner to church... and back home, we have a nice hot chocolate and some satsumas. Love it !!

Deanna said...

Games with the family. I have great memories of playing cards with my parents.

MeganAnne said...

ooooo... I'd love to win this as I just won a different bundle of these fabrics!

I love to sing songs and eat latkes on hannukah

rachael said...

we like to decorate sugar cookies with out two girls (7 and 3). happy holidays!!

Shannon said...

I love these fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway. My favorite tradition is all cooking Christmas Breakfast together.

Jamie said...

We go to Mass on Christmas Eve, then have yummy appetizers for dinner at home.

SewingMom2Three said...

Our Christmas tradition is opening presents on Christmas Eve while eating meat & cheese tray & snacks. It's fun & yummy!

Brevistraex said...

My favorite holiday tradition is hanging out with my sisters, one of my sisters lives overseas so we never see each other.
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Jennie said...

Making gingerbread houses - with a kit - is a favourite with my kids. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kritta22 said...

We like making gingerbread houses. All that yummy candy!!

Captain Sharmie said...

my favourite tradition is baking with my grandmother. so. much. fun!

thanks for sharing!

Heidi Staples said...

Lovely fabric! We love the Christmas Eve pageant at church.

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ErikaB3 said...

my favorite tradition is letting my kids decorate the bottom 1/2 of the tree

Niina said...

Thanks for the chance. When I was kid, we ate Christmas dinner (24th) at 6 pm and then we had to wait till 9pm for Santa to visit (nzighbour dressed as Santa) Oh the agony of waiting and then the agony of fear when Santa finally came...

Sarah said...

Lovely fabric. My favourite Christmas tradition is dad's cooked breakfast on Christmas morning!

Thanks for the giveaway
Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

We always drive around and drink hot chocolate in the car and look and Christmas lights.

Anne M said...

We love to stay in our pajamas all day and just relax without any rushing. We do not live near family so we don't have to go anywhere or do anything, but enjoy each other's company.

Jessica said...

The kids use our wooden nativity set to "act" out the Christmas story on Christmas Eve.

Sarah said...

We've listened to the same album every christmas morning since I was born. We've moved from vinyl, to tape, to cd, and now I have it on my ipod!

fieryone said...

we have quite a few Christmas books. I have 24 fabric bags numbered 1-24. Each year I put the books in the bags and we use them as a kind of advent calendar where we get to read a different book each night.

Elke said...

We like to sing a special song every morning in advent.

MG said...

If weather permits,we like to walk around the neighborhood looking at the Christmas lights that people have put on their houses and trying to spy Christmas trees through windows.

Linda E in AZ said...

Favorite Christmas tradition is listening to all the lovely Christmas music and/or caroling. I still have fond memories of going around the neighborhood, singing Christmas music as people answered their doors.
thanks!

Kersten said...

I seem to keep saying this today... :) but I would say I love giving oranges to my kiddos in their stockings. It was my favorite thing about christmas growing up and I still love it! Hopefully my kiddos do also. :)

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

We get ornaments as souvenirs when we go on trips. It's so fun when we're decorating our tree to reminisce about where the ornament came from!

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

We get ornaments as souvenirs when we go on trips. It's so fun when we're decorating our tree to reminisce about where the ornament came from!

Jennifer said...

My favorite tradition is trimming the tree together!

Sarah said...

Great giveaway! We are still creating our Christmas traditions but having the kids decorate the tree with us is always great fun!

Melissa said...

Giving the kids a big present of a family gift -- one year a zoo membership, another a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Jan, another year season passes to amusement park. Less "junk" around the house, and a gift that creates memories!

Sistermoon said...

Every year we all get a new ornament for the tree...I enjoy picking them out with the family every year.

Laura said...

My favorite tradition is making a handprint ornament with my kids each year. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

lili said...

My favourite family tradition is the Christmas Dinner Hat Craft Competition. After everyone's pulled their Christmas crackers and got their paper hats, we use the toy, the joke and the leftover wrapping from the cracker, along with a bucket of craft supplies, to decorate our hats. The best one gets a prize!

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@pril said...

Making snowcream.

leigh7911 said...

We have cake (coffee cake, usually) for breakfast Christmas morning, for Jesus' birthday. :)

Panda Parables said...

i put little angel ornaments around the top of the christmas tree - just like my mom used to do.
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Jamie @ the Backless Shirt Blog said...

Lovin' the fabric! I never had a real tree growing up. Every year we not only get a real tree, we go to a tree farm and pick the perfect one to cut!

starikun said...

Every year we go skiing with a bunch of family friends

Eve said...

We make ornaments every year, so when the kids are older they get to take all the ones they made growing up for their own trees.
mapdot{at}gmail{dot}com

Sew Flippin Cool said...

we go to a christmas tree farm and cut our own tree!

Gidget said...

We love to watch 'Its a wonderful life' on Christmas eve!

lorraine said...

our familys tradition is to make polish bowtie cookies :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Bailey said...

Making cookies!

Valerie said...

Every night we read a Christmas book by the light of the Christmas tree in our jammies. It's a fun way to end the busy days surrounding the holidays!

Steph said...

Our favorite tradition is reading the Christmas story together and driving around looking at lights and this year, our new tradition is baking! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jamie Lee said...

Great fabric! My favorite tradition is the candlelight service on Christmas eve.

Pat V. said...

We have a list of holiday movies that we watch together each year as a family. They range from "Elf" to "It's a Wonderful Life." It's a fun, peaceful time!

KarenD said...

I love baking with my family and friends. Also enjoy that we wrap everything that goes into the stocking!

Hollie said...

We love lighting our VW Van menorah. That's our favorite tradition.

Sara said...

Seeing all the Christmas lights all over town in the comfort of our warm heated car;)

Lisa Marie said...

When our son was young we would do a Christmas morning treasure hunt with notes left by Santa. The wonder and excitement in his eyes was thrilling to see.

Tiara said...

love driving around looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve

Jennie said...

We make several batches of cinnamon rolls on Christmas Eve and take them to the firefighters, policemen and ER workers who work that night. It's our way of thanking them for being away from their loved ones on Christmas Eve.
Great giveaway - thanks for the chance!

Lynn said...

i just love baking and making ornaments with my boy=thanks for the giveaway!

Vicki said...

Santa Claus used to hide the stockings when I was growing up. I think that needs to start happening with my kids' stockings!

Lotti said...

Oooh I haven't seen this line before but it's lovely. I have just started a new tradition with my 2 little boys. Every year I buy them their own christmas tree decoration, just 1 each but they get their own decoration box so that when it comes time to decorate the tree, they have their own decorations to put on. Hopefully it won't be too long before they are making their own decorations for the tree too

Morgan said...

Caroling. Thanks for the lovely fabric giveaway!

Shannon said...

We decorate a gingerbread house with my dad. carol with my inlaws and I buy a new ornament for my daughter eachyear: something that symbolizes a memory for the year previous ie penguins after a trip to the zoo or a tulip the year we plated flowers together...

oh, jenny mae said...

my kids each get to pick out an ornament at hallmark every year. i have a bunch of my old ones from when i was a kid.

Procrastination Via Sewing said...

Yay for a giveaway!

I love to make Christmas cookies with my little ones. Cookie cutters are so much fun!

Anne said...

We like to decorate the tree together, then stand back and admire it. Merry Christmas!

Pam said...

making cookies with grandkids

Michelle Olsen said...

My favorite family holiday tradition is to open 2 presents on Christmas Eve - new PJs & a book. That way, they can go to bed lookin' good & with something fun to read.

supersara20 said...

We swap stockings that are filled every year.

KeriCan said...

Hot chocolate by candlelight, listening to Happy Christmas Eve by the Oak Ridge Boys. roguekeri at live dot com

kbzelazny said...

Great fabric! We bake cookies, and watch christmas specials on tv. Thanks

webmailaddress2 said...

We eat Christmas goodies together.

Lyanna L. said...

Fun fabric! Thanks for the chance. Our holiday tradition is to get a christmas tree on christmas eve

Annik Miller said...

Yes, I adore this fabric line. What an ubernice giveaway :) Every year my dad and his wife buy an x-mas tree that is strictly decorated by the grandkids. No adult involvement allowed. It's hilarious. Three ornaments on the same branch. Anything goes.

sew and so much more said...

Cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast!! We've done that since I was a kid and I passed the tradition on to my kiddos :-)

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

My family has the kids open one Christmas present on Christmas Eve. It's always pajamas, but I am always excited by it!

Mary
iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Our daughter is 1 but when she's old enough I want to do an advent calendar with "acts of kindess" each day.

Kimberly N said...

I love our advent calendar. It's a big wooden one that has enough space for little toys. I put 1/3 chocolate and the rest little toys, stickers, etc. My son is excited about it every single day.

Alli said...

We eat dim sum for breakfast on Christmas morning. My uncle brings it every year! :)

C. said...

Homemade eggnog... it's the best! christina112358 at gmail dot com

everinprogress said...

I LOVE this collection- so cute. Our family lives all over the place, so holiday traditions usually involved travelling. We always left carrots out for the reindeer, too

Cathy said...

we play a lot of board games

Jada said...

My favorite tradition is to ride the bus downtown to shop!

j_poshusta@yahoo.com

Anne said...

We always decorated sugar and gingerbread cookies, making a huge batch of icing and separating it into a bunch of little cups which we'd dye every color in the rainbow. Even toddlers can join in if you don't mind a big mess!

Byrdi said...

My favorite tradition is the Nisse coming. The Nisse is the Norwegian version of Santa. The Nisse always comes and brings a present for the family to enjoy, like a board game.

Shana said...

My favorite tradition is sitting around the tree reading the Christmas story from the Bible.

Spontaneous Threads said...

Great fabric. Best Tradition for our family is selecting and addressing Christmas cards. We flip a coin to see who licks the envelopes.

Ramona said...

I buy a christmas ornament for each child and mark them with their name and year every year and now that they are adults they have ornaments for their trees.
ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

drmithome said...

We have a Christmas Eve brunch with all our extended family.

Dresden Quilter said...

We take a drive to see the Christmas lights and get hot chocolate.

Lisa said...

We have our children pick out something for their other siblings that they think the will love, then we exchange these gifts after church in Christmas Eve. Christmas morning is spent opening presents in our pajamas and eating a big breakfast.

Anne said...

*drool* I LOVE those fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!!

We really enjoy making Christmas cards and dropping them off at the nearest assisted living facility. :)

akd1104 said...

My family always gets together for Christmas on Christmas Eve. My boyfriend and I then drive around and look at lights then come home and watch Elf.

wooLynn said...

Baking cookies, making a gingerbread house and making at least a few handmade presents for people who appreciate them.

Jenny said...

i love meeting my family for childrens' mass on Christmas Eve!! thanks for a chance at these fabrics!

CitricSugar said...

Love these fabrics - ever since my nephew was born, I'm always on the lookout for boy-friendly fabrics. Thanks for the chance!

My dad and I watch the World Junior Hockey tournament every year starting with Canada's first game on Boxing Day. We get some quality one on one time because no one else in the family can stand us when we're watching hockey. :-)

Cathy said...

I love advent calendars and new jammies for the winter solstice.

Lindsay said...

Our new holiday tradition is to go Christmas light "hunting". It's fun to hear the boys get excited when they find a cool display! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Carla said...

I enjoy gingerbread men making on the holidays! Thanks for the giveaway, I love that fabric!!

hueisei said...

Decorating Christmas tree and wrapping a presents.
Thx for the chance to win ^^v

Holly said...

I love watching Christmas Vacation with my hubby!

smooze13 said...

my husband's family sings happy birthday to Jesus Christmas morning

Tanya said...

Christmas movies or books! We keep adding to our collection, it makes me happy to see our kids love this holiday so much!

Melanie said...

We always fill our stockings with treats that that person loves. Fancy gifts aren`t necessary its just nice to see what someone else put in for you

Crystal said...

Great giveaway! Our favorite tradition is letting the kids open their stockings while we get the coffee started, lol.

Tracey said...

My husband and I paint a glass ornament every year with our favorite memory for the year. I hope to have 50 to 60 ornaments covering our tree one day!!

Judi said...

Love this fabric! Our favorite tradition is to do a Bible study each night starting at Thanksgiving and going through Christmas that is an overview of the whole Bible - we do a Jesse tree filled with ornaments representing each reading.

alli b said...

we always wear new flannel xmas pjs christmas morning. thanks for the giveaway!
allisonbright{at}gmail{dot}com

Mirza said...

My favorite family tradition is making one handmade gift for my kids. They open that one gift on Christmas Eve, giving them a bit of time alone with their handmade gift, before they receive the store bought ones purchased from the store.

charlotte said...

Baking and lots of it! We live to give yummy treats:)
Clunsford at gmail dot com

Mindy said...

Making candy with my granny......love the peanut brittle and divinity!

babygirlhoarder said...

Opening pajamas on Christmas eve!
Thank you :)
mtrand2 AT gmail DOT com

molly said...

Candlelight worship -singing Silent Night - on Christmas Eve. Preferably at midnight. :)

Jodi said...

Carols by Candle light and Church before presents on Christmas Morning. Have a lovely Christmas however you choose to make it your own.

M said...

We like to drink steaming mugs of wassail!

michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

Lady K said...

Family film festival! With cookies!

Bethany said...

We love watching white christmas on christmas eve while have snacks and cuddling under the blankets!

Glenys said...

Christmas Caroling is really fun!

shelly said...

My favorite family tradition is probably baking at Christmastime. I can't say that I always bake a particular thing on a particular day, but the season inspires the baker in me and I go hog wild. It's a bit tough to not pack on the pounds...

Ali said...

Making cards or ornaments.
aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

Dolores said...

The present opening on Xmas morning, just seeing the excitement on the kids faces is priceless. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

dxx

Jessica said...

We always decorate gingerbread houses. When it was just me and my hubby, we would compete to see who could create the cutest and most decorative house. Now that we have 3 children, it is a fun family activity where we all sneak candy as we decorate our cute little houses. We have so many traditions, but this is one we enjoy with just our little family.

Jerry said...

We hide a pickle ornament on the tree. The first child to find the ornament gets to open the first gift on Christmas morning.

helena said...

Every year we watch the local christmas parade, then a few nights before christmas we go and see all the houses decorated in christmas lights, we also do advent calendars and stockings.

camelama said...

A favorite family tradition for us are board games that only come out at Christmas. That was something we looked forward to all year! Games like Rail Baron and Empire Builder.

Christie said...

playing the new games that came under the tree

Catskill Quilter said...

My favorite family holiday tradition is decorating the tree -- so many memories!

Bonnie said...

Loving those acorns...

A tradition since I was a kid and that I continue now with mine is cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas day. My mom's were from a tube...mine are overnight rolls: http://www.turntablekitchen.com/2010/02/the-amazing-overnight-cinnamon-rolls/

Mindy said...

We always read the Christmas story from the Bible and shre the thing we are most thankful for before opening gifts. It's a special time we tell each other the heart felt things we think of all year, but seldom say.

Kristie said...

It's not a tradition yet, but I made my kids flannel Christmas pillowcases at the beginning of the month and I am going to give them new pjs on Christmas Eve. I think I'd like to do both again next year. Fun, easy things to look forward to.
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jojoebi said...

we live the other side of the world to my family so we have had to start our on traditions here. Every year I buy a handmade ornament for my son, it is fun taking them out each year and remember which year each one represents and opening the new one to hang on the tree.

Cass said...

We decorate a gingerbread house. Normally I buy a kit from the store but this year I'm going to try making my own gingerbread.

Pam said...

Thanks for the chance to win. When the kids were little, they used to bring their Santa sacks into our bedroom and we'd all open presents on our bed.

Kristy QP said...

We pick out a special new ornament for each child every year. I write the year on the ornament box so we can put them on the tree in order and talk about them. This year my sons getting a firetruck ornament because he's fire obsessed! It'll be a great reminder in years to come!

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Joyatee said...

We always bake a fruit cake together. I hate fruit cake, but I love spending time with the family.

nancym said...

We celebrate Hanukah, and one night was always a "family gift" like a board game or tickets to a show.

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