Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Giveaway Day

Sew Mama Sew is sponsoring a Giveaway Day and today is the day it starts, go on over there and see the whole list of wonderful crafters who have some wonderful giveaways for you today.

I'm giving away this 'Whooville' inspired Christmas stocking.


All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me your favorite Christmas memory, a favorite tradition or what you like the most about this time of year.
Be sure to leave me an email address or a link as to how I can contact you and tell you "You're a winner"
This giveaway is open to ALL of you, yes if you live overseas I'll mail to you too, just be aware that I'm not the postal service and it may not arrive in time for Christmas, though fingers crossed it will.
Contest will close December 6th at midnight west coast time.
Good luck, have fun and go check out all the other crafters

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Nica said...

Wow, i'm the first one... So my precious tradition and since a little one my mum always have put in my presents side some tangerina, i always have to eat and feel the smell of them...

Libelinha said...

My favourit tradition is open the present's at 12.00 am, lol...

Sorry, my english is not very good!...

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Dawn Till Dusk said...

We always got to open one or two presents before we would go to christmas eve service but our Mother would always pick out the gifts so we could open our new Christmas Cloths to wear to church!

Karina said...

well..to create gifts, to spend time all together, watch starts and trying to remember funny episodes of our life during last year

Carrie said...

this is so cute! i love the message of this story and i love how christmas draws my family together. it is so special!

Always Sewing said...

My favorite part of Christmas is our Christmas Tree. I used to love decorating it myself, placing each ornament just so. Now my daughters decorate it and I just love watching them trying to find the perfect place for each ornament. Then we get to sit back and enjoy!

Nutsy Coco said...

That stocking is so cute! There are so many things I love about Christmas that it's hard to pick a favorite, but I love spending time with family and watching our favorite Christmas specials.

Andrea on Third Street said...

Very sweet! My favorite Christmas tradition is having a huge family gathering on Christmas Eve, rotating between homes each year. We would have a fun meal (my fav: lasagna!) play guitars and sing, eat endless treats and then open gifts from our family while we were all together. Much of the family has moved on now but those of us who remain try to carry on!

Joffre said...

Decorating the tree has got to be my favorite.

phadsgal said...

My grandma always gave her grandkids two presents: one with baked goods (including her amazing snickerdoodles), and one that she bought at a store. We would always shake them, so that we could open the baked goods gift first--that was the one we really wanted!

cookingkatie said...

I love that stocking!!!! My favorite tradition is just getting together with family, since we travel year round.

stephjacobson said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is making and giving handmade gifts. Also, now that I have a child of my own, I love seeing how exciting Christmas is for him.

Donna said...

What a fun day today is. Finding lots of new blogs to read!

I love love love eating tourtiere on Christmas Eve and watching a movie with my hubby and a glass of wine after the kiddies have gone to bed. We worked hard to come up with traditions for our little family now that we're no longer travelling at Christmas. . too hard with two young kids!

Susan said...

We leave cookies for Santa and food for the reinder. Just seeing the kids around the holidays, is what I most enjoy.

Beautiful stocking!

Potpourri said...

I love finding oranges in my stocking.

HobbyGirl said...

Favorite Christmas memory was the mini boxes of cereal santa would always leave for us.

Aleisha said...

My whole family (almost 40 of us) get together at my grandmother's for food, singing and just spending time together. The little ones are the only one who get presents at this gathering. Then, we all sit in a circle and hold hands and we all get a chance to say at least 2 things we are thankful for during this year.

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Laurie said...

Favorite tradition..Santa always left a can of cashews in our stocking! Only time we got them!

sweet limes said...

This is beyond awesome!

I love the smell of the holidays. With all the baking and cooking going on each house you walk into smells so delicious!

Olivia said...

My favorite thing about Christmastime is singing Christmas hymns and carols with my family. And I know it's not as meaningful, but I also LOVE eggnog! I look forward to it all year long! :)
The stocking is super cute; thanks for the chance to win!

Michele said...

I like unpacking my children's ornaments they've made over the years. They're ornery teens now!

Amy said...

That stocking is absolutely adorable. My favorite tradition is that we open our presents on Christmas Eve so that we can celebrate Jesus' birthday on Christmas Day.

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Megan said...

I LOVE this whimsical stocking! Favorite holiday tradition, you say? My grandpa still dresses up in the same santa costume he wore when my cousins and I were kiddos...some traditions you just never outgrow.

Nancy D said...

My hubby and I started a tradition when we had our first Christmas. We take turns getting a heart ornament for our tree. Now our tree is covered with hearts, each a remembrance of a previous Christmas.
Love your whoville stocking!

Trulyana said...

I love your stocking, it is amazingly beautiful and vibrant.
My earliest memory of Christmas was when I was in Portugal. (I was born and grew up there, but now live in the UK.
I think I must have been really small and I sneaked into the kitchen/dining room at the time where the Christmas Tree was and ate the alcoholic chocolate decorations off the tree! heehee definetly a most memorable experience, as I continued to sneak in every Christmas and do the same.

PinkLady said...

What a fab stocking!!

My favourite memory is one of waking in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve and seeing Santa himself walking towards me carrying a tray of freshly baked cookies! Obviously I now realise this was some sort of dream or excitement induced hallucination but I believed it really happened for years after! Oh, the magic of festive fantasy! xx

FlowerMomma said...

what a cute stocking. I love waking up early in the morining to the bright lights of the christmas tree.

Angela Pea said...

My Favorite Christmas memory?

My dad was a military man, and worked on secret military projects during the Cold War. He was often gone from home with little notice and for long periods of time.

Daddy was called away the week before Christmas the year I was in third grade. Mom, my two little sisters and I were so sure that he would be back in time for Christmas Day. The first few days flew by, as we kept busy baking cookies, playing games and waiting for Daddy. As the week went on, our spirits sank. This was back in the “olden days”, before mobile phones, email or the internet even existed for the general public, so there were no phone calls or messages to let us know what was going on. We went to church on Christmas Eve, then came home and sadly climbed into our beds. We just knew that Daddy was going to miss Christmas.

Then, in the middle of the night, Mom woke us up. “Hurry!”, she said, “Put on your boots and coats, lets go!” This was nothing unusual – remember, this was during the Cold War, we lived on a military base that had missile silos , and my Dad was involved in lots of secret development type things. We played War Games all the time, diving into shelters at all hours of the day and night, storing food and water, and practicing bomb raids. Mom bundled us into the car and we headed towards the middle of the base. She parked at the staging building on the flight line, pulled us all out of the car, and hurried us over to the gate. There was a C-130 on the tarmac, tail down and lots of airmen shuffling palettes back and forth. The guard let us in, and Mom started running towards the airplane. There, climbing out the cargo hold was…DADDY!!! He made it back, just in time for Christmas.

Shannon said...

My favorite christmas memory so far was last year as it was my son's first one. Seeing his pure delight around the presents was so wonderful. It's also when we learned that he was a natural comedian. My brother sneezed and my little guy copied him and it was so funny. That day anytime someone sneezed, Kestan would repeat it and make everyone laugh. He learned what it feels like to make others laugh and he continues to be a great joy. I can't even imagine what this year will bring!

Your stocking is incredible!!

Care said...

Oooh, I would love that! My favorite tradition is making ENGLISH TOFFEE!! The one time a year I let myself make (and eat! heh heh) a huge batch!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Luci Malloy said...

My favorite Christmas tradition and memory are new jammies. We always got to open them on Christmas eve because my mom wanted us to look good in the picture of Christmas morning ( of course at the time we didn't know that). Also making candy with my great grandma!

Terri said...

I love spending all those special times with my husband and children...one of my favorite traditions is going to the tree farm and picking out our tree....they started naming our tree last year....so that is also fun.....I also am loving celebrating advent this year....just remember the reason we are celebrating--the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Madalyn Riggins said...

My favorite memory is of my siblings and I sleeping in the same room Christmas eve, then waking up together.

Katie said...

That is so pretty and girly and would match my daughter's room perfectly. It would looks so cute hanging from her toddler bed!

Okay onto a favorite tradition. Growing up my brother and I always drew a picture of something nice we did during December and added it to our Gift for Jesus box under the tree. It was just an old shoe box wrapped up but a few days ago we got it out of my parent's basement and it was so fun to see the 80s wrapping paper and read through the years of "gifts" we'd left for Jesus. Too funny, one year my brother said he didn't kick me when I was mean to him and it had a big X over it and a new nicer message on the back after my mom saw it and made him redo it.

This year we're going to start the tradition again with our 3 year old, the same age both me and my brother were when we started.

merlinthecat said...

I love putting up the x-mas tree with my 6yo!

rlbates said...

I loved as a child reading the Christmas story, the Night Before Christmas, etc to myself and my younger siblings.

KatyK said...

Having caviar and champagne - started this tradition with a dear friend

jennirowles said...

My favorite thing I'm looking forward to this year is finding out the gender of my baby--we find out on 12/22! I also like baking and visiting family. jennirowles@ yahoo.com

Leslie L said...

One of my favorite tradition is our Christmas Eve meal- Cheese fondue!

homehearthappiness said...

Love the fabric you've used on the stocking. What do I love most about this time of year? Having children. My eldest is 5 years old and the excitement and wonder just grows each year. i think I'll be the one who's upset when they find out SC isn't real! Many thanks for your giveaway. x

Monica said...

My favorite memory was a santa that my grandfather would hang every year. He would always put a tiny bottle of whiskey in santa's hand, and that cracked me up!

simplymodernmom.com said...

we make gingerbread houses. happy giveaway day! here's my giveaway http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2009/12/the-gift-box-a-giveaway/

Coralee said...

Christmas eve candlelight service is a huge highlight for me!

andrea creates said...

My favorite Christmas memories are always decorating the home and baking cookies-every year:)

Jingle said...

That is awesome! The thing that I love most about this time of year is the overall sense that everyone wants to try to make people happy. So many people work to do more during this time of year and that is worth celebrating! You can just feel it in the air!

lesleyandsara said...

i love this stocking. i love this season because i can get my kids to behave by reminding them that santa is watching them.

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ikkinlala said...

My favourite tradition is to play crokinole after dinner.

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Melissa said...

I like having my kids out of school and the whole family home together! Yay for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas memory was last year. I had an emergency Appendectomy on Christmas Eve, and as a result we stayed home as a family on Christmas day. We had a quite, but enjoyable day with our girls which, we discovered, was a very nice way to spend Christmas. We enjoyed it so much that we plan on doing it again this year!
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Melanie said...

The stocking is so cute!!

Favorite tradition might have started this year with an Elf on the Shelf...

CupCakeCutie said...

LOVE it! My favorite holiday tradition is Chili and Cinnamon rolls on Christmas eve. My dad's family ate it growing up. My siblings grew up with the tradition and now my husband and I carry it on with our own twist. We have traditional chili as well as Cincinnati chili since that's what he grew up with.

Elizabeth Davis said...

Each year, my husband and I select a tree ornament to represent the events of the year. We also allow each of our little daughters to pick one for their own. That way, in later years, we can know what was happening in our lives at that point. I label them with the date.
It's fun to reminisce each year about Christmases Past.

Your stocking is wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

M said...

My favourite Christmas memory is seeing my son in his little striped red and white sleeper on his first Christmas. He was two weeks old and soooo adorable.

Michelle said...

We always watch "how the grinch stole christmas" while cuddled up on the couch with popcorn and apple cider. It has been my favorite chirstmas movie for as long as I can remember. This year, my 6 month old son gets to join in and make it extra special!

Ammie said...

Oh, what an adorable stocking!

We make nativities every year, and one of my favorites was an edible gingerbread nativity. It wasn't too eerie, although we couldn't bring ourselves to eat the Christ child, but it sure was tasty!

VirgĂ­nia said...

My favourite Xmas memory must be the warmth of the fireplace at my grandmother's livingroom.. And my first bike, standing there for me, watha surprise that was!

Heather said...

I love that classy looking stocking!!
My favorite Christmas memory, was the year my parents gave me a box that was moving a little, and inside was my white furball puppy! I will always remember that Christmas as the best one yet!
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Kory & Erin said...

So cute!!! I am loving this giveaway day!!!! Hope I win!!

The Tungseth Family Blog said...

I love this time of year because of the snow that we have a putting up the tree and lights. My favorite tradition is driving around with my family and looking at all the lights! Love the stocking hope to win it!

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Elizabeth said...

So cute! My beloved tradition is letting the kids open one gift on Christmas eve -- and it's always pjs and slippers.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Cute stocking! I love all the family dinners this time of year.

maryl said...

Presents arrived under the tree as they were wrapped when I was a child. Every night my father would come home from work and begin shaking presents...ours and his....All the while he would make outlandish suggestions about what they might contain. Of course, he had us all, Mom included, in a puddle of giggles.

morgansmom2000 said...

Watching The Polar Express with my family on Christmas Eve.

The Perfect Trio said...

We haven't done this yet but, I hope for it to become a family tradition...

I would love to make "reindeer food" and sprinkle it in the yard before we go to bed on CHristmas Eve so Santa's reindeer will have something to munch on while Santa is delivering our gifts!

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MM4ver said...

My Favorite Christmas Memory is that we used to make home made pizza Christmas eve, then go to church and Santa would come when we were at the service. I loved getting home and runnign down stairs to see the presents for the first time!

Jodi said...

Love the stocking. Actually, one of my favorite holiday traditions is watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

The Sewing Dork said...

My favorite Christmas memory is the year I thought we were most poor, and my mother and I had just moved across the country alone. I was expecting a downer of a holiday, but she managed to afford presents, a tree, and scared up some company to keep us busy.

Sewclever82 said...

I love this time of year. I love the smells and the lights but most of all I love giving gifts. I enjoy whatching as friends and family members open gifts. It's better then recievig gifts I think, well usually!

Bunny said...

Every year since we were little, my brother and I have opened one gift before bedtime on Christmas Eve. Dad would then put our letters to Santa in the wood furnace, so that they would float up the chimney and away to the North Pole. :)

Crystal Hendrix said...

My favorite gift was when I was young and Santa brought me a chest full of flowy dresses!! Oh I loved that!!

The stocking is so cute!!

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Digital Misfit said...

I love baking holiday cookies with my mother. When I was a little girl, I used to help roll out the cookies. Now she helps me.
Fun, family time and delicious cookies too :)

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Kristen said...

ahhhh. so cute!!!

every year we make sugar cookies and frost them....my favorite EVER!!!!

by Daisy said...

my favourite thing about Christmas are the street decorations. every street gets lots of lights and each year it's different, so you never know how it's going to be!

Jane Bain said...

My favourite Christmas memory is of eating my Granny's Christmas pudding as a young child, which i did not really like, so that i could try and find a silver sixpence! I am very lucky to have been left her little store of sixpences.

Katie said...

My favorite tradition is the christmas tree. This include picking out a christmas tree, bringing it home and decorating it with lights and garland and ornaments. Favorite part hands down.

Mama Lusco said...

Very cool! We like to go cut a fresh tree for Christmas. Sometimes looks like Charlie Brown's tree, but the smell is fabulous :) THanks. alusco@centurytel.net

djaj said...

Wow ! My most precious memory about Xmas is how I felt excited... And one morning, just after having seen that well, yes, Santa had come, I went into my parents bedroom crying out from joy...
I also keep in mind, when we were teenager and young adults, when we discussed each year again what would be the best : opening the gifts the 24 at night or the 25 in the morning.... Lovely memories !

Libby said...

My favorite holiday tradition was going with my parents every Friday after Thanksgiving to pick out our Christmas tree and all the fun that goes with it.

Her Royal Highness said...

oh that is so cute! I think we're still in the process of figuring out our traditions since we're a young family

Kristy James said...

How adorable! My favorite tradition, it trying to get the excited kids to bed so they are ready for Christmas morning.

Miss Prickly said...

My brother and I were so excited to get a Sit 'n Spin one year for Christmas, but before we could try it out our two oldest brothers took it up to the highest hill on our property and broke it apart on the first run! We were crushed at the time, but we laugh about this every year!

Kerry said...

What a fun stocking! :)
We eat my mom's homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas.

Shauna said...

My favorite tradition is the Christmas Eve candlelight service. It doesn't seem to matter what church I'm at, I love it when everyone is singing Christmas songs in the candlelight.

Alisa said...

We love walking through this really pretty neighborhood that has an amazing Christmas light display. We walk and drink hot chocolate. We just love it.

Rachel said...

My husband's birthday is December 10, so when he was young his mom came up with the idea of getting the Christmas tree on his birthday. He looks forward to it every year! It's so sweet. I love it!

AlwaysInspired said...

The hubby and I watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation while we decorate the tree each year! We can quote the movie line for line as we decorate!

Jen said...

LOVE it, so cute. I have to say my favorite holiday memory is when we would all stay at my grandma's house Christmas Eve and all the kids would sleep in the basement (contain the chaos right?) and when someone would wake up, we'd start getting each other up and asking if it was still too early to go get our parents. Eventually we couldn't contain ourselves anymore and we'd all run up stairs to wake up our still groggy parents so we could open our presents. Those were the days.

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woolybooger said...

My favorite holiday tradition is getting in the car and looking at Christmas lights with the children. I also love getting gifts for everyones stocking.

Mutti said...

My favorite memory is taking a Christmas tree as a surprise left at the door to an elderly friend who had never had a tree in her entire life.

Mutti said...

My favorite memory is taking a Christmas tree as a surprise left at the door to an elderly friend who had never had a tree in her entire life.

Mutti said...

My favorite memory is taking a Christmas tree as a surprise left at the door to an elderly friend who had never had a tree in her entire life.

barefootquilter said...

Santa always leaves a trail of clementines and Hershey kisses to our stockings!

Meg said...

My favorite is the tree. i love getting the tree, trimming it and drinking cocoa by it's light every night until Christmas.

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amber said...

i would love to win. i love being with family, the spirit if giving and seeing Christmas though the eyes of my children

Marianne said...

Oh my favorite thing about the holidays is the food! I love all the baked goods people share and all the cookies!

Emilie said...

My favorite christmas tradition is exchanging hand made gifts each year...we draw names and each make a handmade gift for that person. Its always fun to see what everyone comes up with.

Jill Dater said...

My favorite memories are eating lobster with my family on Christmas eve.

KimberlyFDR said...

My family tradition (which I love) is that we always open one present on Christmas Eve and then the rest on Christmas day. When I was little, I wanted to open more on the eve. Now I have to prevent my parents for opening more on the eve ;)

Crissy said...

I love eating satsuma madarin oranges. I eat so many during the holidays that my mom mom once filled a stocking full of them and gave it to me as a gift. :o)

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sandyandcosmo said...

I love that stocking! We always play a "steal" game at Christmas with little mystery presents.

RyanSarahN said...

What a cute stocking! i love it. my favorite thing about this time of year is getting together with family.

Anonymous said...

Penny, that is BEAUTIFUL!!!! My favorite Christmas memory is an old one - my mom and I always wore matching PJ's on Christmas Eve. It was the most fun to spend the weeks before Christmas trying to pick out our jammies. Now my mom and I match with my kids, my sister in law, my best friend from high school, her daughter, and another family friend. Everyone goes to my mom's at the end of the night on Christmas Eve and we all put on our matching jammies and have a cookie party!

Staci

SheilaC said...

I love the joy in the face of children at this time of year!! My kids are all grown up and I miss that so much!


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Wendy said...

Our holiday tradition is to make a trip to a local Christmas store to buy new bulbs for everyone.

adelantegirl said...

Every year we have a wooden nativity scene. We leave baby Jesus out until Christmas Eve. Then everyone gathers and sings silent night while the youngest child puts baby jesus into the manger

Courtney said...

As a child, my mother would tell us that Santa would not come to our house until the 1000 piece round Christmas puzzle set up on the dining room table was complete. Of course, I believed it. Once I was grown, she told me that the puzzle diversion was the only way that she could keep us occupied and not driving her bonkers with anticipation of the BIG DAY. I have that Christmas puzzle now -- it's missing two pieces, but I still put it together every year.

Kati said...

My favorite tradition is opening gifts on Christmas eve so we can focus on Jesus' birthday on Christmas day.

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Tanya said...

I love putting up and decorating the tree!

What a great stocking!

Katie B. said...

This is SO cute! I love it. We're starting some new traditions this year with our 2-year-old. My favorite so far is the advent calendar!

Natural Mom said...

My favorite Christmas was the year all of our gifts were handmade. My dad made a doll crib and my mom made the doll with blanket and clothes. It has definitely influenced me in how I celebrate Christmas with my own kids.
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miss fancy said...

opening presents one person at a time one by one - there's always a chorus of oooohhhs & ahhhhhs and the whole process can take hours but it's well and truely worth it for both the giver and the receiver!

paige said...

My favorite thing about this time of year in the excitement that my 3 year old gets when we drive by the "Yights" (Christmas lights!). Her eyes just light up:)

Holly said...

A favorite tradition is observing Advent with both a stocking/calendar (filled w/gifts for the kids from grandma) and a wreath made by a dear friend many years ago. It really prepares us for Christmas Day.

mframe said...

My favorite tradition is giving one handmade gift to each member of the family.

Anonymous said...

Cute stocking!

My favorite tradition is buying a new Christmas ornament every year for my kids. My mom did this for me until I was 18, and those 19 ornaments on my tree are my absolute favorite things in the world. Now I get to have all the fun picking out ornaments for my kids.

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Kama said...

That is totally awesome! I wanted to make stockings for this year, but I got distracted by Christmas surprise quilt gifts instead. Then Baby #2 is due in 5 weeks and I just don't have the energy after chasing my 14 month old son around all day!! :) My favorite Christmas memory is that my mom used to play Santa when we were little and kiss all of us on the cheek. Then when we would wake up, we would have to look for the lipstick print that Santa left. Who knew Santa didn't wear lipstick? ;)

Miss Amy said...

Ahh my favourite time of year... simply because my gorgeous daughter sings me songs (madeup ones) about how christmas is coming!! Our Christmas Tradition is Fruit Loops for Christmas Breakfast!! :D

Grace Wong said...

I love Christmas because I love giving presents!
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Mari said...

Cute, cute, cute stocking! I especially like the frufru encircling the top. Thank you for sharing your sewing talent!
I love how people are more thoughtful and kinder at this time of year.

Can't Believe I'm Sewing said...

Putting up the Christmas tree is my favourite tradition

The Gosfam said...

That stocking is too cute. My fave tradition is new pjs for everyone on Christmas Eve. Love it!!

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Hello, I'm Emily Clare. said...

What a darling little stocking! My favorite tradition is opening our stockings first thing Christmas morning while we're all still in our pajamas, sipping coffee and oohing and aahing over the little surprises and pretending to be surprised by the orange in the toe!
Emily
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Cinnamon said...

That stocking is fabulous. If I don't win, will you post a tutorial for it? My favorite thing about the season is the excuse to spend hours sewing or knitting because there is a deadline for all my projects.

Jessica said...

My favourite tradition is opening one present christmas eve, but it is always new pj's to wear that night. Thanks for a chance to win.
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Quiltsmiles said...

LOve to go to Christmas Eve candle light service. A great way to stay true to the spirit of Christmas.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Happy Holidays.

Jane

Jessica said...

This is so adorable!

My favorite tradition is getting and giving ornaments on Christmas Eve at my Grammy's house where we eat avocado sandwiches! Yum!

GloJoeSews said...

Fave--opening one present each on Christmas Eve at midnight.

Very Verdant said...

First of all the stocking is so very cute.

My favorite tradition is setting up my Mom's Christmas tree. We do this as a family right after Thanksgiving dinner.

Mari said...

Setting up the Tree has always been a favorite...and like Nica we got a clemintine in the toe of our stocking. Now that I'm all grown up it's nice to do away with that tradition of having to eat breakfast FIRST! Uggggg
Thx for sharing and love the stocking.
Happy Holidays

Barbara said...

Oh I love this stocking. We love the Grinch at this house and in fact have a huge pile of Christmas movies on video and dvd that we start watching 1st Dec. My own particular fav is White Christmas and I watch it while wrapping gifts (with sherry!). Bx

Ellyn said...

that is so cute! My favorite thing about the holidays is having my little family all home, dh home from his work travels, dd home from college....

Andrea A said...

I love that stocking! just being able to spend time with family is my favorite part of this time of year...decorations make this season something to get excited about too :)

Jenny said...

Great stocking, and my son is in need of one!! I love coming sleepily down the stairs and everyone gathering around the lit fireplace to open stockings first. Thanks for a chance.

Trudy Callan said...

Very cute. What I love about this season is just listening to the laugher of delight of my children and my husband having time off from work so we can spend time together as a family.


Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I am also doing a giveaway. I have two blogs, www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

My 9 year old daughter is having a giveaway on her sewing blog as well, www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Hope you'll stop by and have a look around and enter our giveaways.

Have a blessed day.

Trudy

Nanbon44 said...

One of my favorite traditions is the Christmas stockings. The Stocking is filled with fruits, nuts, candy, a coloring book, crayons and small gift items. The stockings are the first thing the kids go for. Did I mention the kids are 30 something with children of their own and yes the tradition continues.
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redzshadow said...

The thing I like most about this time of year is the togetherness with family. I enjoy watching the younger kids open presents and run around playing.

This is a very cute giveaway, btw!

Our Family said...

Our favorite tradition, which has continued with my own girls, is to eat homemade Mexican food on Christmas Eve and end the night by opening one present. Thanks for the offer!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about this time of year are my mom's carmel rolls. She only makes them on Christmas and they are the most delious amazing things anyone has ever put in their mouth. She has to let the dough raise and that seems like a painstaking long time. Then she puts the carmel sauce on top and then you have to wait for them to cool. Tortue! Once they have cooled all you want to do is gobble them up then it is over and you have to wait for next Christmas.
Dana
dknox1010@hotmail.com

Megan Presley said...

My favorite thing growing up was getting up to have coffee cake and presents (when I was younger the presents came first, as I got older, the coffee cake came first!). Now that I have kids, I just can't wait to see their smiling faces at the tree and their excitement at getting a new toy they wanted. And I still make the same coffee cake for my little ones.
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Lauranie said...

VERY CUTE!! Our tradition started with my first child....new PJs on Christmas Eve...breadmaker cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate while we open gifts Christmas morning, then loading up the car still in our PJs and driving the 2 hrs to my parents to open more gifts then a YUMMY Christmas meal!! Hope you and yours have a wonderful and safe Holiday season!! Thanks for giving!

Carol in E TN said...

I love the glitter and twinkle but I most like celebrating Jesus' birth. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Our family started a tradition when we were pretty small. We all put things in everyone else's stockings. We've continued this practice for over 30 years.

Thanks for the chance to win the cute stocking.

free indeed said...

I love the lights and sounds of Christmas. Our cookie decorating day is full of laughter, creativity and fun every year. We've been decorating these same cookies for over 40 years!

Leslie said...

i love all the lights and decorations and the looks on my kids faces when we go see them!!! great giveaway..

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Pacokeco said...

One year my mom and brother could not make it to our house for Christmas so we invited all the people without plans for Christmas from my husband's office to our house for Christmas dinner. We called it the misfit Christmas and it was so much fun!

sarah said...

My favourite Christmas traditions have become more recent... since I've become a grown-up ;) it's travelling home on Christmas Eve to spend a short vacation with my family.

Jessica Jo said...

i like that ican give away all of the stuff i have made over the past year that is cluttering up my house. um, i mean, i like making and giving gifts!

gill said...

hi
i love the smells of christmas! the tree,mince pies etc
gill x

Dee said...

My favorite holiday tradition is having hubby's family over for Christmas morning breakfast, then gift opening at Grandma's!

Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize and for your generous contribution!
Merry Christmas!
mayhem5@softhome.net
http://thequiltingdee.blogspot.com/

Amanda Pedro said...

Great stocking. looks like the kind I used to draw on my hand drawn cards. When I had time in my other life! lol. before kids.
Anyhow, i like to open 1 present on Christmas eve, although I get a lot of grief from my husband!
thanks for sharing

Emily said...

That's fantastic! One of my fave memories is going out to the Christmas tree farm late one year, and there were no nice trees left, so we ended up with what we called the "Christmas bush" - short and fat, and pretty funny.
Thanks!

Catherine said...

My favorite tradition is decoration our felt advent calendar tree that Mom and I made when I was 8- you can tell the felt ornaments she decorated, and the ones I decorated.

Mrs. Fix said...

Such a fun stocking. My favorite Christmas tradition is singing Mariah Carey's ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU while dancing around our living room. We do it throughout the holiday season and first thing on Christmas morning.

SueAnn said...

Oh how I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this for my brand new baby Grand Daughter! Her Momma wants her to have a specxial stocking for Christmas and I think this might be "it"
SueAnn W

Breanna S. said...

My favorite holiday tradition is picking out a tree! We also always watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas several times before the big day.

The Mangerchine's said...

I love time with family, comfort foods, homemade gifts, and the spirit of giving.

shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

carriegirl said...

That is adorable! Two favorite Christmas traditions around here are 1) watching a VHS tape of old Christmas specials (taped years ago!) with the kids, and 2) my dad reading the Christmas story out of the Bible to all the grandchildren on Christmas Eve. Very cozy!

quilteddog said...

my favorite tradition is decorating the tree.

bethany said...

okay LOVE the stocking. My favorite memory is Christmas morning!! We woke my dad up early (of course) and we had to wait looking at our present while the coffee finished before we were allowed to wake up mom...it was torture...

Jessica Christensen said...

We've started a tradition in our own family to have gigantic breakfast on Christmas morning instead of Christmas Day dinner. I like that. It's the only day I get to eat bacon. Can't wait!!

Brooke said...

so cute! I know just the girl! My favorite tradition is to have a special breakfast planned for after we open the presents... and hopefully it is enough to distract the kids!

Michele P. said...

I love spending time with friends and family, the wonderful aromas of food cooking in the kitchen, baking and of course watching the children open their gifts!

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Greta said...

I LOVE this stocking. It is so cute :) My favorite family tradition is that on Christmas Eve before we open gifts we read outloud the Christmas Story it is a book my brother got for his first Christmas from my grand mother and last year my parents tracked down a copy for me from a second hand bookstore so I have a copy now as well. It is wonderful.

Christy said...

My fave Christmas tradition is baking holiday cookies. YUmmy!

I love your christmas stocking! I would love to win it!

Rebecca said...

I just love having my hubby off work for a couple days and coziness of being together as a family.

Helena said...

What a fun stocking. My fave thing about this time of year is remeber why we celebrate about God giving his son.John 3:16

Natasha said...

I love the Polish Christmas Eve celebration that my family has done, my whole life. Sharing bread and lots of different meatless courses.

clowslines said...

My favorite tradition started with my husband when we met 17 years ago which is to watch 'Christmas vacation' every Christmas eve. Neither of us ever tire of it, we giggle like children and look forward to it EVERY year.

c'est Moi! the tink-n-frog said...

Baking cookies with our oldest son is one of my fondest memories. Still makes me smile.

bethany said...

Ooh! Absolutely fabulous!! Thanks!!

I love the candelight service on Christmas Eve. Something about beautiful carols and the warm glow that get me everytime!

Thanks again!!

Sweetie Pie Bakery said...

Cute stocking!

My favorite tradition is one my grandma used to do with me as a child. We open what she called, #1's on christmas eve. They were ALWAYS pajamas. As a kid, I would hope it was going to be a toy every year! It took me a while to realize that it was always going to be pajamas. Made nice photos christmas morning for the photo album though to have everyone in matching pj's! Sneaky :)

Susan said...

Love the joy of decorating, Love seeing my son getting so excited.
Thanks so much for a cute cute giveaway. Hope I win my son will LOVE it!

missbossypants said...

my favourite tradition is going to the Santa Claus parade the first Saturday in December, then returning home to put up the tree and decorations. It's a wonderful time for our family of 4.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Mamameo said...

Let's see. I think one of my favorite traditions is when my 6 yr. old little guy helps with the cookies and baking of the gingerbread boys. Nothing like putting on an apron and getting down and dirty. We love making cookies during this time of year. They make great gifts and the house smells are amazing.

Treasuresofjoy said...

I love to go see the Christmas lights!

VivaVariety said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is decorating! I have a white "kitschmas" tree and lots of little vintage baubles. This stocking would go perfect with my kitschy, vintage Christmas! :D

StephanieS said...

That is a great stocking!!! I love this time of year because it makes me think of my most favorite things. Seeing family, snuggling up in blankets, wood burning fires, hot chocolate, sweet treats, presents, etc. It just makes you feel warm despite the cold outside.
Thanks for giving!

Betsy said...

I LOVE this stocking! I love my family's Christmas Eve traditions - dinner with family friends, then the late candlelight service which ends after midnight so we can really wish each other Merry Christmas!

Firesong said...

We all get new pajamas and put them on Christmas Eve and eat cookies and milk before bed. So fun!

Love that stocking! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lil Bean said...

I love singing Christmas carols and hymns in church! :)
What a great stocking! I love it!

hcvallad said...

What an adorable stocking! Favorite Christmas memory is waking up with my stocking next to me in bed and then opening them in my parents bedroom. My mom wraps each little present to make it more exciting!

sy said...

thanks for hosting the giveaway! i love christmas because i get a long vacation and can travel to toronto and see my parent!

Country Girl said...

This little stocking is adorable!! I love this style! I always loved to spend the night at my grandparents house on Christmas Eve and then open our stockings as soon as we woke up. We had to wait until everyone else was there to open presents, but the stockings we could!

Kess said...

There are some pretty amazing traditions that people have. It was really interesting to read them, and more than a few sounded a little bit familiar.
I think that my favorite Christmas tradition is making Christmas cookies. Ever December since I was born, my family gets together with a couple that my parents have known since college. Their children are almost like siblings to my sister and I, but they live more than 6 hours away, so we rarely see them. For one night in December, we all sit down, get our hands dirty, and catch up on the year. Plus, we end up making enough cookies to last us and all our acquaintances until Valentine's Day!

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Carrie said...

my parents didn't have enough money for presents so they made us things-when we came home from school, my mom was burning some candles so we wouldn't smell the cookies she'd made us.

Cal said...

Very cute stocking! I made my first one yesterday, and have two more to make before Christmas, so maybe I will win yours and make one more only! I find Christmas is finding its magical for me once more, now that my daughter is three. Cliche but true that it is a re-visitation to joy and excitement of a Christmas season through a child's eyes. Have a great one!

Peggy said...

I love spending time with my family, putting up the Christmas tree, being sneaky about presents and making special little surprise for those that I love!

Oh my, I absolutely love this stocking! Living in a house of all males I love tidbits of girliness about!!

Jiaying said...

The best part of Christmas is having time off to spend with family and eat, eat, eat. :)

Thanks for the giveaway.

Brad, Brooke, Abigayle, Rebekah and Indy said...

My favorite tradition is having birthday party for Jesus on Christmas Eve! It is so much fun...not only that, but we have special orange rolls on Christmas morning! :)

JJ said...

My favorite tradition? We eat Mexican on Christmas...enchiladas, taquitos, tamales, and carnitas; it's the yummiest feast!

Madeleine said...

What I like the most is decorating the tree! And opening up the stockings! :)

Thanks for the giveaway! Happy holidays!

misszucchini (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Emily said...

Hi. My name is Emily. I am a 9 year old homeschooler. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to my Grandma's, and we always her help her decorate her tree. I love to sew. Right now I am sewing a Christmas tree skirt to go underneath our tree this year. I have my very own sewing blog at www.sewingsister.blogspot.com . I hope you will come to my blog, too. I am also doing a giveaway on my blog. Thank you for this generous giveaway prize. I would love to be entered for a chance to win.

Emily
sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

isabel f. said...

great great giveaway!
yes you are tooooo kind :)))
please count me in!!
and go to my blog
http://rosaechocolat.blogspot.com/
I’m hosting this giveaway too :))
HUGS from Portugal :)))

quiltmom said...

What a great Christmas stocking- someone is going to be thrilled to win it.
We have an annual tree trimming party to decorate the tree.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Becky said...

Such a lovely give away! My Mom always made a batch of Chex Mix for Thanksgiving and kept a huge tupperware bowl fill of it until New Year's day. Now i usually start the never -ending bowl for tailgating to the first football game of the season and keep it full til New Year's. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stop by my bloggie place for my giveaway! sewinstitches.blogspot.com

Spendlove said...

Fun stocking, a family favorite is the Grinch who Stole Christmas - Thanks for the chance

CMEH said...

My favorite memory is christmas eve at my great aunt's house with my family eating, opening presents and enjoying company. It was a wonderful time that I miss!
Thank you for the generous giveaway.... it is very cute!

Mama24Monkeys said...

I love the lights. All those little lights just warm my heart. I wish we had them all year long.

itsgottabeodin said...

Every year on Christmas eve we drive around and look at christmas lights. We look forward to it every year.

Lynn Osborne said...

What an amazing stocking. I love it. The best thing about Christmas is remembering the reason for the season! Thanks for the chance to win! lynnosborne[at]verizon [dot] net

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