Thursday, December 4, 2008

Blog Candy Time!

ETA: This contest is now closed. Thanks for commenting! : )
Hi everyone! Sorry I didn't post this sooner, but I fell asleep this afternoon! I never do that, but I had a doctor's appointment earlier, then had to deliver my SU orders and got very sleepy after an early dinner. Boy did that feel good!
Anyway, here is the blog candy I'm giving away for having 10,000 hits! There are two stamp sets from My Favorite Things and SU, some ribbon, SU rub-ons, holiday paper, brads, Making Memories frames, and some primas and other "stuff".
Here's what I'd like you to tell me in your comment: What are some of your holiday traditions? I love to hear what other people do...I find it interesting. In my family, we celebrate Christmas Eve with a Polish dinner called "wigilia". It's a meatless dinner of homemade kluski (made sort of like a dumpling) with honey poured over the them, a soup made from prunes and navy beans (my LEAST favorite part of the dinner), and a sort of mushroom soup that my mom starts making about a week before we eat it. We all start the dinner passing around the wafer my mom gets from our church. For dessert, I make my grandmother's cheesecake. It's not like the New York style with cream cheese. It's made with a yeast dough and farmer's and cottage cheeses on top (along with eggs, milk, lemon juice, sugar, etc mixed in). It's so delicious and I only make it at Christmas and Easter. That's the only time she made it and I think I'm the only one who loves it as much as she did! We've always opened our gifts on Christmas Eve as well...even as a child. Santa always snuck in while we were eating dinner...he was always so sneaky!
Well, that's first blog candy giveaway! I'll leave this open until Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m., so leave a comment and please pass the word. I know there are lurkers out there who don't comment, and I'd love to hear from you! Thanks so much for stopping by!


jules p said...

Well, i am new to your blog. So first let me say...I am glad I "found" you.

Our tradition is making a big huge gingerbread house. Then we decorate it, and put it in our entry hall for our visitors to see. They love it.

cpullum said...

Wow I could use all of this for Scrapbooking and cardmaking!
Merry Christmas!

Cheryl said...

Wow! this is a great giveaway! Congratulations on the big 10,000! Your blog is really wonderful! As children we got to open one present on Christmas Eve. All the rest were opened Christmas morning AFTER my dad finished his plowing route (He worked for the Town of Cherry Creek so had lotss of roads to plow!)

LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole, what great candy! Our favorite tradition is going to church on Christmas Eve, singing carols and lighting the candles by passing them one by one to each other. One year, it even began to snow softly---just heavenly!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for the chance


Pamela said...

We open our gifts Christmas morning. First we have a breakfast of "whompems"--which is actually donuts made from biscut dough. My husband's family started calling them that because you whomp the can of biscuts to open them. We strect the dough to make a hole in the middle and deep fry them. (I know, not healthy but it is Christmas!) Then we top them with a carmel like sauce made with brown sugar, butter, etc. After breakfast we gather together and my husband reads the Christmas story from the Bible that he was given by his family we he went into the Air Force at age 18. The Bible has been used so much that it is falling apart. My kids (now grown, still want the story read from that Bible. Then we pray and thank God for blessing and for trials and for bringing us through those trials. We also pray for whatever is on our hearts. is time to open presents. I then start the big meal while everybody else puts toys together or gets in their "stuff". It is a fun day.

Thanks for such a generouse giveaway. Have a great day.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

Tracy B. said...

One of our Christmas traditions we start on Dec 1st. We have a notebook and for each day of the month of Dec thru Christmas Eve there is a song, scripture and a story. Every night we sing and read together as a family until the night before Christmas and we tell the Christmas story! We have really grown to love this every December. It puts you into the RIGHT holiday spirit:)

Barcelona Red said...

New to your site, and happy to be here. What great blog candy! One of our many Christmas traditions is to have green eggs and ham for brunch on Christmas morning. No joke - my grandmother puts green food coloring in the scrambled eggs. The kids love it!

One tradition I recently read about and hope to implement with my family this year is to spend the first night "under the tree" once we have our live Christmas tree up.

Char in So Cal said...

Wowza! FAB blog candy!

One of my FAVE holiday traditions is baking Christmas cookies with my kids. Everybody gets into the action and we save ebnough cookies to put on Santa's cookie plate on Christmas Eve.

Thanks for the op to win your YUMMY blog candy!

Char in So Cal
scrampaddict {at} cox {dot} net

Terria said...

Wow! this is a great giveaway! Congratulations on the big 10,000!
By the way tag your it ;)
Stop by my blog for details.

Bunny B said...

My fave tradition is card making and baking cookies!! FUN! :) Thanks so much for the chance! Happy Holidays!
bunnybx at gmail . com

MarikaGabez said...

I was at home in the family who was not religious. When I create my family, this situation changed. Today I have five children and each December to begin preparations: can not miss Advent calendar, the invitation to relatives on Christmas dinner and the morning opening gifts, when we are all together.
Read stories from the life and more user-friendliness of all the people they encountered. So in the meantime sometimes invite compIete stranger to tea or coffee in our home.
Congratulations on the big 10,000! Your blog is really wonderful!
Merry Christmas!


SnappyStamper said...

Looking through your site is blog candy in itself! And many congrats on 10,000~ I can see why!

In my family we have many traditions, one has been to eat mexican food on Christmas Eve(!) beofre church, and another is to open 1 present on Christmas Eve.

I think Christmas is the most wonderful time of year!

Jerrold said...

Well, in our home my daughters and I put up the tree together and then (untangle)the lights:) My wife is then in charge of putting on the ornaments with them. It is always so pretty when the tree is finished because we've worked together.


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