Monday, December 9, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day - Hip Holiday Giveaway

It's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day again, and I have to admit that I really wasn't ready.  I've been home from my Thanksgiving Snow-cation for a couple of days now, but I'm still fighting the cold - at least the one in my head.  Nevertheless, I didn't want to let the day go by without playing, you know?



If you're new to my little blog, let me introduce myself...  I'm Wendi, a mom, grandma, recently retired banker, lover of color, quilts, crafts of all kinds, and {especially} these two little people.   And according to my husband, I'm always "too pressed for time", hence the name of my blog (just in case you were wondering.)

And now for the good stuff...

This summer, while I was visiting my daughter, she handed me a fat quarter bundle, and my precious grandbabies, left town and let me not only have the kids all to myself, but make a c-u-t-e Christmas quilt from the yummy Hip Holiday by Josephine Kimberling as well!  Super fun!

photo courtesy of Westwood Acres
And since it's Christmas, and since I can't make each of you your own Christmas quilt, I purchased a fat eighth bundle of the adorable Hip Holiday from my daughter's {new} shop for one lucky winner.  And if you don't win, you could even buy yourself a bundle (ps:  it's on sale!)

To enter:

1.  Leave a comment below and tell me your family's favorite Christmas tradition.  (One of ours -well, ok, mine - is watching "White Christmas" every year.  And the best part?  At least one of my kids will make it a point to watch it with me.  Aren't they the best kids ever?!!)

2.  If you're a follower of my blog (or become a follower) you get a second entry.  Just leave a second comment.

3.  For a third chance to win, head over to my Facebook page and "Like" it, then come back and leave another comment.

photo courtesy of Blend Fabrics


So, you have 3 chances to win!  Good luck!

Sorry - while I have many friends internationally, with the price of postage, I can only ship domestically this time.  Oops, apparently I linked to the wrong thread on SMS, so I'll keep my promise and ship anywhere in the world.

Per SMS rules, the giveaway will be open until 5 pm Pacific Time on December 13, 2013.

And thanks for visiting!

Per SMS Rules, comments are now closed.



565 comments:

  1. I love making Christmas cookies with the whole family.

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  2. I love that fabric!! I wish I'd had a chance to scoop some up and get crafty with it already this fall, but my to do gifts list was too long and something in those fun colors wasn't on it. Thanks for the chance!

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  3. these are so pretty! one thing we do is we all swap names and fill each other's stockings! That way Mom doesn't know what everyone is getting (and she doesn't have to do ALL the shopping either!) My "grown up" kids love doing this for each other every year!

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  4. already follow on Facebook too :)

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  5. Beautiful fabric, lube being a gma!

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  6. I like baking lots of cookies and giving them to family, friends and neighbors! LOVE this fabric, thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. I make them watch the Grinch with me! With the grandbabies now the adults enjoy it more! Thank you!

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  8. Our favorite tradition is decorating the tree while listening to Christmas Carols. I know it's cheesy, but it's my favorite. :)

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  9. We decorate christmas cookies. My favorite topping is red hots!

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  10. My family gets together on Christmas Eve to play a game that involves winning some small prizes supplied by me. Lots of fun! Great fabric giveaway!

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  11. We have a breakfast that of stuffed French toast that we have had for Christmas morning when my sons were little. Now that they are grown we still have the meal when we gather tho it may be Christmas Eve for dinner, but we have to have the stuffed French toast! Tradition!

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  12. Decorating the tree the day after Thanksgiving. It really gets me ready to tackle Christmas shopping...online these days.
    Thanks.

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  13. My family has a tradition of heading a cabin in the mts. every Christmas & I love the relaxation & family time!!

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  14. Our tradition is to go to the movies on Christmas day. I've been doing that every year with my family since I was a kid.

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  15. Getting and giving Christmas ornaments every year, even better if they're handmade.

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  16. My favorite Christmas memory growing up... My mom was a magician in the kitchen- she would bake up a storm and we would have a full on party when we decorated the tree! We would have all her many treats and cookies plus egg nog and sparkling apple cider. We'd listen to Bing Crosby's Christmas music and decorate the tree. Each child got to hang ornaments and we would get to hang our own baby's first Christmas ornament. One lucky kid got to put the topper on. My son is 2 and was finally able to hang his own ornaments this year! Its been awesome getting to keep the same tradition in my little family!

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  17. You would be so proud of me! When I lived near you the most I'd ever sewn was a drawstring bag. My sister hosts a sewing group and so I've become a touch more skilled- this year I actually sewed on of the Christmas gifts I'm giving this year!

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  18. Our favorite tradition is eating pizza with the whole family on christmas eve!

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  19. We always watch White Christmas, too! This is such a lovely gift. Thanks for the chance.

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  20. We watch "It's A Wonderful Life" with all the kids, grandkids, never gets old.

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  21. I am a follower, enjoy reading it.

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  22. My favorite thing is decorating a tree. Here at the farm we don't do a big tree so I miss doing a huge tree with lots of decorations but our little mini tree will suit me for now :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. And I follow via bloglovin'

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  24. Such a fun line! Our tradition is to put up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. Want to maximize the time it's up. :)

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  25. I like your Facebook page. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. Every year my husband uses the duck cookie cutter to create an "Army of Duckness" instead of christmas cookies. Thanks!

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  27. Hi! My Christmas tradition is also watching White Christmas. and a few more.

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  28. My favorite family tradition is that we always open one gift Christmas eve and it is always a new set of pajamas to wear for Christmas!

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  29. Our tradition is actually staying at home for Christmas, but this year we are visiting my husband's family in Germany. Thanks for a chance to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Potato pancakes for lunch on Christmas day!

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  31. Every year my sister and I get an ornament with our name on it. I've continued the tradition by getting ornaments with my husband's name. Our tree is covered with "Laurie" and "Tim".

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  32. Santa would hide a pickle ornament on the tree, and whichever child found it got an extra present!

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  33. Our one tradition is have Chinese takeout or Sushi on Christmas or Christmas Eve. We have an infant son now so I'm sure we will be adding to this over the years.

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  34. I love watching Christmas movies on Christmas eve.

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  35. I love that line - such fun. We serve Chinese noodles on Christmas Eve - it is a long story on how this started, but it has been going strong for over 70 years now and several friends have started doing so as well.

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  36. I started following you via bloglovin - I too am a grandmother - with 2 1/2 y/o triplets - such fun

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  37. I love this bundle, really wish I had more! I love watching the kids making gingerbread houses, now that they are adults we are making it a comepeition this year. I also love watching their gift exchange. My kids all live far apart so Christmas is the only time they are all in the same place everyother year, just watching the interactions between them warms my heart.

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  38. When the kids were small we always went to the woods to cut the tree, but now it's just my husband and me. I really need grandchildren!

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  39. We have a white elephant exchange after we have our Christmas dinner. We start with the oldest among us picking a gift from under the tree and opening it. The next oldest can pick a gift from under the tree or steal the gift the first person had. You keep doing that until everyone has had a turn. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. My favourite tradition is making Dundee cakes for the family

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  41. Sweet bundle -- thank you! My family gets together for Christmas Eve dinner at my parents, and then Christmas morning brunch at my house. I hope we always do.

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  42. I'm an "old" follower via Feedly, thank you!

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  43. Our family's favorite Christmas tradition is my Christmas dance performance. I've been dancing with my ballet company for 13 years, and it's become quite a family event with everyone getting involved in one way or another. Love it!

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  44. I like going to the tree farm with my kids every winter

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  45. Baking cookies with the kids is my favorite!

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  46. Now that my son has discovered lego we have a new tradition of building a Christmas themed set on Christmas Eve morning. I love it.

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  47. I follow you on bloglovin and pinterest

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  48. Christmas Eve dinner at our house with my 6 brothers and sisters and their spouse, my husbands 8 brothers and sisters and spouses, our parents, and 13 neices and nephews and 3 great neices and 1 great nephew and that's a wonderful holiday!

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  49. I LOVE this fabric line! Every year my mom and sisters and I try to sing for either a Christmas party or an old folks home or something like that. We love it!

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  50. My daughters and I always make sugar cookies together. Great giveway!

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  51. Every Thanksgiving weekend, we make a huge batch of Springerle cookies. After giving them out to everyone who wants some, we try to make the rest last until Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the fabric.

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  52. We don't really have any traditions. I just like spending time with my family.

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  53. My family's favorite tradition is decorating the tree and house right after Thanksgiving dinner is done. Thanks for the sweet giveaway

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  54. Like when we were kids, I think my sisters and I still try to wake up earliest and call to get them out of bed. Thanks for the chance.

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  55. Favorite Christmas Tradition -- on Christmas Eve, we have chocolate fondue!

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  56. Second entry -- I follow via bloglovin!

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  57. On Christmas Eve we eat the same thing every year. We have fondue and a red velvet cake roll for dessert. Easy and delicious, perfect for Christmas Eve.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  58. Driving around look at the Christmas lights.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  59. I follow you on Bloglovin. kcannon@anwsu.org

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  60. I love to make cookies with my children. kcannon@anwsu.org

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  61. i dont have any holiday traditions since my daughter passed away in my arms. i have no other family. my best therapy is hand peiceing and hand quilting and donating to charity. you are so blessed with your children especially this time of year. i love this fabric. thank you so very much for a great giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  62. Icing the cake the week before Christmas with my 9 year old daughter, we have been doing it together since she was 3.

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  63. i follow you via bloglovin babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  64. I love eating sushi on christmas eve :)

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  65. My favorite Christmas Tradition is that we are allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve, all other gifts will be opened on Christmas Morning!
    whtsands4@aolcom

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  66. Gorgeous fabrics! I love our Christmas Eve dinner. We always get a honeybaked ham and my mom makes green beans and potatos. So Yummy! I also love to decorate the tree with all of the ornaments we've collected over the years!

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  67. I am now a follower, I "liked" your FB Page. Not easy to find it.

    whtsands4@aol.com

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  68. We've just started the tradition of wrapping up 24 books and opening and reading one each night starting December 1.

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  69. I'm now following you through bloglovin :)

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  70. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to church late Christmas Eve and then going to bed in our new Christmas jammies.

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  71. Uhhh actually we're not really into xmas...we're rather scrouge-ish. I've been trying to convince myself to get a tree, for the kids sake....but just can't justify spending the money, or storing it somewhere for the other 11 months of the year! UGH. We will probably decorate The Stick (which is actually a very cool root I found about 10 years ago, it's about 6" tall/long). I guess decorating it or another stick are our tradition since we can't get into trees :-)

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  72. Picking out the tree! We always go on hubby's birthday...the 16th, and we all make it a point to be available at some point in the day to go pick out the tree!

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  73. My favorite Christmas tradition is hanging the stockings. They're chock full of candy and always include the traditional orange!

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  74. We always have a Christmas movie that we watch for several years. First it was Christmas Vacation, then The Santa Claus, Elf and now it seems to be The Christmas Story. Thank you for a very generous giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  75. FOLLOW>BLOG LOVIN'

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  76. HI, BAKING COOKIES TOGETHER!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  78. HI, WANT TO 'LIKE' YOUR FB PAGE,BUT CAN' T LOCATE IT?

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  79. We get our tree early, the day after Thanksgiving to enjoy it as long as possible and always watch White Christmas as our very first movie of the season.

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  80. My favorite Christmas tradition is opening up presents on Christmas Eve with my family. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  81. Family Christmas Ornament Exchange. kmcassie@gmail.com

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  82. I follow via blog loving. kmcassie@gmail.com

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  83. I tried to like you on fb, but the link was bad. :(

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  84. 25 years ago I made 24 little stockings for advent. We still fill them up daily with little presents. It used to be a sure fire way to get the kids up and out of bed for the whole month of December. Thanks for the chance to win such pretty fabric.

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  85. I love this fabric! My favorite tradition is the Jesse Tree. <3

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  86. My favorite Christmas tradition is eating seafods with the whole family on christmas eve!

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  87. Our favorite tradition is going to a live nativity at a church every year.This will be out 12th year to go . conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. Baking lots & lots of cookies for Christmas. My sisters & I baked cookies with my Mom, and now I bake every year too. Thanks.

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  89. Following via GFC & Bloglovin

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  90. I'm a new follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

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  91. Making cookies for all the family kids...and a few adults!

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  92. we make aebleskeivers on Christmas morning

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  93. thanks for the giveaway. Watching White Christmas is one of my favortie traditons too. In fact my daughter called tonight to see what day would be good for her to come over.
    We also like to drive to our North Carolina mountains to pick out our Christmas tree.

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  94. We eat crackers and cheese, shrimp cocktail, drink COCKTAILS! and eat lots of cookies on Christmas eve.
    angelamiller387@hotmail.com

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  95. Just starting traditions with our 2 year old. Truth in the tinsel is one.

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  96. I love Christmas morning. Watching everyone straggle out of bed, gathering & throwing wadded up wrapping paper at one another. Good memories! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. Listening to my husband read the night before Christmas to our adult children. He's been doing it since they were toddlers over 30 years, and it gets more hilarious every year.

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  98. We always have homemade cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning.

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  99. One of my traditions is watching all of "The Santa Claus" movies!

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  100. I follow you via The Old Reader!

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  101. We like to watch "Elf" and/or "A Christmas Story" each year.

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  102. My favorite tradition is going out into the forest and cutting down our tree. We've never had an artificial tree and I wouldn't have it any other way! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. we celebrate Christmas on the evening of the 24th (we are german) I love how cozy it is.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  104. I love everything about Christmas, it is my Favorite holiday and I can't get enough of all the fun...caroling, (or just singing in the car/at the house from thanksgiving day on!) making Christmas cookies & gingerbread houses, watching all the Christmas movies, advent, decorating, but my favorite thing of all is reading "the night before Christmas" and the story of Christ's birth from the bible on Christmas Eve.

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  105. We have a candlit christmas eve service and then a huge Prime Rib dinner at home and get to open one gift.

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  106. I love getting new PJ's on Christmas Eve to sleep in!

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  107. We open small gifts under our advent tree on Christmas Eve!

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  108. I love everything about Christmas.....

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  109. Spending the time with my grand kids making new memories. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  110. I'm a new follower via RSS Feeds.

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  111. Favorite Christmas tradition is when the Christ Child comes. We all(children) must go up to my mom's room and wait for the Christ Chilld to leave and then a bell rings. When we come downstairs all the lights are off, the candles are lit on the tree, the adults are at the bottom of the stairs and the song Silent Night is playing from the children's choir being sung in German. It is a very Holy and precious moment.

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  112. I am a follower! : ) Thank you!

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  113. We love watching the Grinch cartoon and Charlie Brown!! Such sweet memories of watching them when my boys were little!!

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  114. Our family Christmas tradition is to decorate the tree on the first of December - thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric!

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  115. Setting up a picnic for Santa on Christmas Eve :)

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  116. We "adopt" a less advantage family through a local charity, and shop for the groceries and gifts for them as a family. Oh, and we watch Elf at least once. Thanks for the chance to win, feel free to come enter my SMS giveaway also!

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  117. Tromping through the woods and cutting down a tree

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  118. We open stockings together on Christmas morning.

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  119. Thanks so much for the chance! My favorite tradition is playing a "white elephant" type game among us adults instead of gifts. We always have a joke round and one year my gift was a clock with a picture of me as the face - obviously everyone wanted it!

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  120. We open one present on Christmas eve. The rest have to go to Gma's and get opened with hers.

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  121. Cookies and also doing the Elf on the shelf bashfulhal(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  122. We go sledding Christmas Eve day. It means we have to be ready for christmas a day early and it makes Christmas Eve so much more relaxing and enjoyable. Thanks.

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  123. enjoying making traditions with my 2yo and 4yo girls. Watching lots of Christmas movies & reading lots of Christmas books is especially fun.

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  124. Super cute fabric!
    wannabequilter (at) gmail.com

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  125. We love to drive around town to look at all the Christmas lights and decorations. And, after my little one is in bed, I love to sew Christmas gifts and watch Hallmark Christmas movies!

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  126. My favorite tradition is making Christmas goodies with my kids!

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  127. I watch Christmas Vacation every year with my family! It always makes us laugh.

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  128. My favo Christmas tradition is a new one with my new little wee ones - its making sugar cookie cutouts with them, its an all day affair, messes up the kitchen, you gain 5 pounds from all the cookies you eat but damn they are gooood!

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  129. This is sad to say, we don't have any Christmas traditions yet. Last year my husband was overseas over the holidays, and I was living with his parents while our new house in a new city was being renovated. This year will be our first year as a family together, our daughter is 20 months old and we can start some new traditions. Reading some of the comments above has been great inspiration!

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  130. Candlelight Christmas Eve service.

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  131. We have a Grinchy Dinner every year complete with Roast Beast

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  132. We love driving around town looking at Christmas light displays.

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  133. We have to watch Muppets Christmas, Elf, and A Christmas Story!

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  134. I love to make gingerbread houses with my children each year.

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  135. We like to do advent activites each day and I really look forward to doing that.

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  136. I like you on fb as Tabitha Swain Klucking.

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  137. I love watching White Christmas. Just watched it the other day and this week I get to see it in a theater!

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  138. I follow you on blogger and love to see your posts! Thanks for the inspiration. We have many traditions, White Christmas is one of them, another is dinner and dessert by candlelight starting the day after Thanksgiving through the New Year.

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  139. Its funny, we never "got into" watching any of the Christmas shows! But a favorite tradition of ours was to bake sugar cookies.. me and my two kids. Had alot of fun!

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  140. having all the lights/tree on as much as possibly. its just so cheery. and having sour cream cookies with butter cream frosting

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  141. I love when the Three Wise Men come to town. Traditionally, we don't have Santa in Spain and it is them who bring presents to children. It's celebrated on Epyphany Day. Thanks for the giveaway

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  142. We love to watch The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

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  143. We get together with my husband's family on Christmas eve and have stockings and dinner and a gift exchange. We always have a lot of fun.

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  144. We make pita bread pizzas and Santa comes early on Christmas Eve!

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  145. When our boys were little we liked to drive around looking for Christmas lights. Now that they are grown we like to spend many hours playing card and board games. Beautiful fabric! Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  146. We go away to a state park cabin the day after Christmas. The quiet of the beach is the perfect wind-down from the holidays.

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  147. My favorite tradition is our Fondue dinner at Christmas Eve, I look forward to it every year. Thanks for the chance!

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  148. My fondest tradition that I remember as a little girl is when my dad would read on Christmas Eve a chapter in the book "The Greatest Story Ever Told".

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  149. We love to kick start the Christmas season with a trip to the country for a good old fashion Christmas celebration.

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  150. It has to be watching It's a wonderful life, what a lovely movie that is!

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