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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Embossing Folder Giveaway!

I hope everyone had a safe Halloween. It's been raining off and on here for the last couple of days. I like lazy Sunday afternoons when it rains. I've been reading a lot today, and my hubby has a pot of chili on the stove. Mmmmm. Can't get better than that.


I have the above Cuttlebug holly embossing folder to give away as blog candy. But you have to do something in return. I would like you to leave me a comment and tell me what is your best Christmas/holiday memory. It can either be as a child or as an adult. I will give you a week to think about it and post, and I will draw a winner randomly from the entries. So that would mean that on November 10th I will draw a winner and post it here. You will need to let me know how to contact you, or check back after that date to see if you've won.
Do something crafty...

20 comments:

christina d said...

My best Christmas memories are when my children were young and we went to my Dad's. It was so much fun watchin his face with them. The second would be when I was young and there was a get-together of the whole family at my Gramma's every year.
Christina
cnd2006@windstream.net

Lesley said...

I have many "best" Christmas memories, but I guess the one I cherish the most is - all through my growing up years, we would finish decorating the tree with the ornaments, but no tinsel. We'd go to bed and Mom would wake us up about 1:30 in the morning and the tree would be decorated, by Santa of course! and all our extended family would be there. We'd exchange gifts, have a snack and go back to bed. It was magic!

Lesley Clark
maine_stitcher@yahoo.com

julie said...

My favorite Christmas memories are of the years when we woke up Christmas morning to fresh, sparkly snow.

Shelly said...

When my dd was little we always acted out the Christmas story on Christmas eve to help her remember that Christmas was about more than just santa claus. My dd always played Mary. The year she was 7 she came out with her back arched and her stomach pushed waaayyy out, so that she would look "great
with child". It was so cute and unexpected and we all had to keep straight faces. I made some great scrapbook pages with the pictures.

webe34him@bellsouth.net

Debra said...

When I was about 6 years old (in the late 50s), we went to my Aunts house (out in the country) Christmas eve night. My dad stayed home to make sure Santa could get in our house since we didn't have a chimney. The next day when we got home Santa had passed and my Dad had a story to tell. He told us he heard something late in the night and got up to see Santa stuck in the front door with his bag of toys. He said he had to get one of his 2x4 pieces of wood and wedge it in the door to 'pry' Santa out so he could leave us all the wonderful toys we got. That story was so amazing at that age that it made it more magical and one I never forgot. So cool to have my Dad help Santa get in the house that year.

Debra

Anonymous said...

I loved going to my grandma and grandpa's house at Christmas time. They were so good at decorating, cooking, etc. and their house was so pretty. My grandma would roast a turkey or duck with all the trimmings. We always dressed up in our new taffeta skirts. This was in the 50's. nancyd@g2a.net Nancy D. from Wisconsin

Fareeda said...

My best Christmas celebration was when I was very little and received my first tricycle. We had a green tree and snow on the ground (which we never have now during Christmas). I was a very excited three year old!!!
Fareeda
fpm2007@gmail.com

Robin said...

I can't say I have a particular best memory of Christmas. There are so many. Every Christmas was wonderful for me growing up...we always had a beautifully decorated tree/house, family and friends surrounding us, yummy food and of course presents. As a child, we always opened presents on Christmas Eve because my dad had to work Christmas morning. So, Santa would come to our house in the afternoon while we napped. THEN...he came back on Christmas Eve to fill our stockings for Christmas morning. We always felt so special because Santa came to our house TWICE!
Christmas was my mother's favorite time of year and it is also mine. There is just a different feeling in the air during the holidays.
Robin

crafty creations said...

My best Christmasses were spent with my family all around me Christmas Eve we used to make each other stockings with all sorts of silly bits and pieces in. Christmas day we'd carry all the chairs up the street to my sisters where she had prepared the most beautiful meal. Sadly some of my family are no longer with us but I so treasure these memories that no-one cane ever take away.I've got a tear now so I'll pop off - hugs hilda

hilmof@lineone.net

Anonymous said...

In 1958 my big sister ran away from home she was gone over a year and half. We looked high and low for her people would call and say they saw her here or there and off we would go to find her. One time I was getting my hair cut it was very long and they called and said she was at the show, only having one side cut,well mom made me go in and look for her to, we walked up and down the isle and she wasn't there that was one time I was glad she wasn't there cause I could have killed her if she was lol. Well my dad had a thing about leaving the light on the Christmas tree while gone as it was a real tree and the fire hazard. We pulled up in the drive away after being at grandma's all day and the lights were on the tree, we knew they had been turned off and dad said okay who turned the light on and left them on. One by one not me I swear dad, well they didn't come on by themself he said. So we all went in the house there they was my sister laying on the couch she was back home safe and sound she got home after we left to go to grandma's and she had the lights on.
I forgot my password lol
Sharon Levine levine@pldi.net

Anonymous said...

I just remember one Christmas how happy I was walking into church as the bells rang and the snow fell. My mother had made us long dresses that we had to pick-up as we walked and it was so cold and crisp. It's one of the most perfect moments I can remember from my childhood, I was just so happy.

Elise H

Ann said...

Growing up I lived with my Grandparents and ALWAYS had a special Christmas. But one year in particular was the first year we spent Christmas in Florida. It was difficult to get into the spirit of things with temperatures hovering at 85 degrees, but we managed to get the tree up and the house decorated. My Grandfather had promised me that we would have a fire in the fireplace on Christmas eve - no matter how hot it was outside. Each night just before bedtime, my Grandfather and I would lay under the tree and admire all the presents, trying to guess what was in each one. Christmas Hymns would be playing on the record player and we would watch the electric train go around the bottom of the tree imagining ourselves in far away lands. Somehow I managed to fall asleep under the tree on Christmas eve and was awakened by a scream. I looked up only to see a cloud of black dust filling the room. My Grandparents wanted to have the perfect fire going when I woke up. Instead, they were standing in front of the fireplace with black soot all over their faces. We all looked at one another and just busted out laughing. That was the first and last time we tried using the fireplace ! I now live in the home I grew up in and am planning on using the fireplace this Christmas - but, I've had the flue replaced and a chimney sweep has cleared it for use - so...we'll see what happens !!
Hugs from Florida - Ann

Anonymous said...

Christmas's aren't too much fun for me anymore as my mom passed away Dec 10th 2006.
But I do remember growing up, she raised us 5 kids by herself. We never got Christmas gifts cause she just couldn't afford it.
Then when us kids were old enough to hold after schoold jobs that Christmas we were able to give each other dime store gifts. It wasn't the receiving that was so great. It was being able to GIVE to each other that we remember the most!
Lou
lourdesfay@gmail.com

Adair said...

I have many wonderful Christmas memories. Some of my favorites was when I was a kid, we would go to Grandma's on Christmas Eve who lived 200 miles away. We would buy her a tree, decorate it and go to bed. She still had the decorations my Dad made as a child that we would lovingly put in the tree.
Adair
asvoboda@juno.com

Cheryl said...

Becky I would like to be in your drawing.
Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

My favorite holiday memories are growing up in Massachusetts with a big extended family that always got together. We had tons of food and fun. Now I have girls of my own and live in Florida. Our family is not quite as large as it used to be and everyone is scattered across the country. We have smaller gatherings but I still just love being together.
Cora in Florida stampaholic65@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We had many nice Christmases. It was always exciting to see what the cousin from far away would send. The Chrismtas I remember the most was when we received gifts from our aunt who was stationed in Hawaii at the time. I got a doll dressed ata hula dance and i have still have her. I would love to win this Cuttlebug folder.

Judy Jackson
judystamper at verizon dot net

kc_froglady said...

My favorite Holiday memory is time spent with my Grandparents, there are so many memories and now that my Granny lives far away and my Grandpa is gone they are very treasured. Thanksgiving I can see my Granny with her arms covered in stuffing as she made it homemade! Christmas my Grandpa lighting a colored fire (yeah trick logs I know now but then I didn't!) Tinkerbell brought our Christmas presents and you could hear her little bell twinkling away sometimes LOL! What a great idea - loved reading the other responses! You can reach me here

kc_froglady said...

ughh sorry my link didn't work you can reach me through my blog though :)

Bonnie in SC said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is being the first one awake on Christmas morning. I love to sit and enjoy a warm cup of cocoa and just take in the quiet stillness before all the excitement begins.