Quilter's Blog Hop Giveaway!

09 December 2012


 
Before I announce what the giveaway is, I wanted to let you all know about the Low Volume Charm Swap that I am hosting.  Sign-ups just started yesterday and we need 28 swappers.
For those of you who are new to charm swaps, here's how I am going to work this one.  You must buy THREE DIFFERENT yards of fabric. You will then cut each different yard into 5" charms, sort them and ship to me. 

You must be on Flickr (you don't have to be super active, just have an account) and agree to participate in the swap group, which you can find here. The flickr group will be where you post pictures of what you are purchasing in order to avoid duplicates. Please purchase quilt shop quality fabric only. You will send me 3 sets of 56 charms and receive an assortment of different charms back.
UPDATE: The swap is full!!


Okay, now on to the giveaway!


This giveaway is sponsored by Aurifil!
We will be giving away a thread pack and a wool thread color card. If you haven't used Aurifil thread, you are missing out!  I highly suggest it!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment about your favorite holiday tradition.  Normally, I try and respond to comments but since there will be so many, I might not be able to respond to everyone.  I really appreciate you all stopping by today and I would love if you come back and visit!   
 This giveaway is open to everyone.  This giveaway will close on December 15th at 9pm CST.  And a winner will be announced on December 16th.  Make sure you go check out all of the other giveaway's here.

167 comments:

  1. My favourite tradition is stirring the Christmas pudding mix and making a wish!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  2. I joined the swap and already picked my fabrics from The Intrepid Thread! My favorite tradition is putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving. We always do it that day and my kids anticipate it so that is one tradition we'll keep forever!

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  3. Thanks for opening up the low volume charm swap to internationals - I have signed up on Flickr! My favourite holiday traditional is putting up the Christmas tree (or, this year, putting up the ornaments out of reach of little cats!).

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  4. Going to buy the Christmas tree is what I like the most. thanks for the chance!

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  5. My favorite holiday tradition is the food! We always have cinnamon rolls!! :)

    Oh, I signed up for the swap and am so excited!

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  6. My favorite holiday tradition is driving to be with our families. We were the ones who moved away while everyone else stayed put :-(

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  7. Since you made it international, I'm in for the swap (my first!). My favourite holiday tradition is Christmas morning breakfast - scrambled eggs, sausage, fizzy orange juice, lots of fruit, and fresh baked croissants. When I was little my parents would slow us down and stretch out the day by letting us open stockings before breakfast, but we had to get dressed, eat, and clean up before opening presents.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sarah

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  8. Great giveaway! My favorite is just being with family!

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  9. I love setting up and decorating the Christmas Tree with all of our family ornaments!

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  10. I love making Christmas cookies with my family. The kids sprinkle and the adults bake and accidentally squish cookies so we can taste test.

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  11. My mom buys my children their own series of Hallmark ornaments that they've been getting since they were born. My oldest is 20 and still looks forward to her Barbie ornament. Thanks for the chance.

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  12. I love opening our Christmas Stockings on Christmas Eve after church and right before we go to bed. Maybe I will finally win some Aurifil to try it. I have probably entered 50+ giveaways trying to win some.

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  13. I love putting up the tree and turning the lights on every night!

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  14. My favourite tradition is putting up the X-Mas tree with the children during the 1st weekend of December.

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  15. Hmmm, we don't really have any traditions, but I do love looking at all the decorated houses.

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  16. My fav holiday tradition would be opening one present before we go to the candlelit service at the church on Christmas Eve. When we were kids, the gift was always from my aunt and it was a necklace to wear that night.

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  17. My favorite holiday tradition is the Christmas Eve service at our church.

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  18. My favorite holiday tradition is making the cookies. I used to have help, but now I just do all of them alone. ALL of them and there are a lot.. YUMMMY!

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  19. I love making cookies with the women in my family. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Our favorite tradition is our Christmas light drives.

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  21. My favorite holiday tradition is watching George Carlin while we wait for dinner. Yes, my family is weird lol

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  22. Montagem da árvore sempre no dia 8 de dezembro, era mais divertido do que abrir os presentes.É... minha avó ia contando histórias de cada enfeite ,do pinheiro(que é linda)do papai noel,panetone,biscoitos.Saudade...Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  23. I like making wassail and decorating gingerbread houses, though we don't do that one every year. We can't live without the wassail though.

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  24. My favourite holiday tradition is having homemade eggrolls for our Christmas dinner!

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  25. Our Family Tradition is to all go over to Mums Christmas Eve where we decorate what are the Market type shelters/ Gazebos, with lights and lovely table decoration.
    Then eat and be Merry before all gathering around the Tree and opens the gifts, that way we can go to In-laws places for Christmas Day.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Merry Christmas

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  26. My favourite tradition is the opening of the stockings. So much fun and excitement for everyone.

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  27. I love making gingerbread houses with my girls on Christmas eve.

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  28. We bake a bunch of special cookies and have family over and eat well and watch movies and read books and try to get out to do something in the snow too. Lovely giveaway, thank you.

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  29. I love decorating the tree! So many memories! Thanks!

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  30. In the past, my brother and I have really enjoyed making gingerbread houses together, but I'm hoping to start a LOT of new traditions this year since it's my first married Christmas!

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  31. My favorite tradition occurs on Christmas Eve when our grandchildren hang the quilted stockings that I made for their first Christmases! One grandson even had me make stockings for his beloved Ugly Dolls and his dog, and he faithfully hangs these as well!

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  32. I love the afternoons spent baking all kinds of holiday goodies with my children-even though they do all the decorating and I do all the clean up!!

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  33. I like the kid's Christmas concerts, and Christmas music!

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  34. Cutting down the Christmas tree.

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  35. My favorite tradition is picking out and decorating the tree with my kids. We have to take the obligatory shot of them strapped into their car seats with the tree strapped to the roof - they think it's hilarious that there is a tree over their heads :)

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  36. My favorite holiday tradition is driving around looking at Christmas lights.

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  37. My mom always bought us a new ornament for the tree each year. Now I do it for my kids!

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  38. My favorite tradition is baking Christmas cookies with my granddaughters.

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  39. My favorite tradition is watching Christmas movies with my husband - we know all the dialogue and songs to White Chirstmas. Thanks for the give away!

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  40. I would love to use some new thread! I like the decorations.

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  41. We like to drive through the neighborhoods that put out luminaries every Christmas Eve.

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  42. I love reading holiday books by the light of the Christmas tree every night!

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  43. My favorite tradition is making ollibollen on New Years Day. A Dutch tradition that translates to "oil balls". Doesn't sound so yummy in English but it's a thick batter that you drop into the deep fryer and then eat with icing sugar :)

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  44. We enjoy driving through the neighborhoods and looking at all the pretty lights.

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  45. My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with all of my family (most of which are more than 8 hours by car away)

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  46. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. One tradition in our household is to read the Christmas story from the Bible before we open gifts on Christmas day.

    Thank you.

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  47. Every year my mom and my sisters and I all get together to make lefsa! It is such a fun day!

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  48. My favorite holiday tradition is singing Christmas songs while decorating the Christmas tree! :)

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  49. I love watching "The Muppet Christmas Carol" with my family every Christmas Eve!

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  50. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love having friends over since my family is far away. I usually host a Thanksmas party halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year it was over this past weekend. Lots of fun, food, friends, etc. I'm also adding a Christmas Eve gathering this year since I have to work Christmas Eve and can't go home!

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite christmas tradition is going tree hunting with my family!

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  52. I love singing Christmas music!

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  53. The Jesse Tree is my favorite holiday tradition! Hanging a new ornament each day and reading the scripture that goes with each symbol. I make felt sets of Jesse Tree Ornaments - some with beads and sequins. To see photos, please visit my Etsy shop (Pink Scissors Design).

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  54. Opening presents on Christmas Eve. We started doing it when my boys were beginning

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  55. My favorite tradition is when Santa hides the gifts at our house. Christmas morning is like a treasure hunt - very exciting. Thanks for the chance!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  56. I love decorating the Christmas tree! I also love sending cards to neighbors, and baking Christmas cookies, and...so many traditions to love! Happy holidays!

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  57. I love decorating my little 12" artificial Christmas tree. It really puts me in the holiday mood. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  58. I really enjoy wrapping presents and attending our local holiday parade. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  59. My favorite tradition is to go out to dinner and then drive around and look at all the pretty Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. Sometimes we will find gas stations or party stores that are open until midnight and see what stocking stuffers we can find. It is hilarious what we bring home sometimes.

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  60. My favorite tradition is the food,decorating and be with family.Happy holidays!!

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  61. Fav tradition is everybody snuggled together watching White Christmas. After so many years I think the dogs even know all the words to the songs. Best Wishes to you and yours.

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  62. Putting up the tree with y husband and daughter. Hubby puts on the lights and the garland and daughter and I put on all the ornaments.
    Kay
    ktreve(at) hotmail (dot) com

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  63. My favorite holiday tradition is the cookie making. For years my grandmother made all the cookies but now that I'm old enough she has passed it down to me.

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  64. I'm always alone on Christmas so I generally buy a food treat of some sort for dinner...

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  65. My favorite holiday tradition is making cookies, thanks!

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  66. My favorite holiday tradition is making as many cookies I can to send to our girls and now make our little grandson his own little box of cookies:)

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  67. I love to spend time with my family at their hobby farm in the country! awolk at rogers dot com

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  68. I enjoy baking Christmas treats for the family and neighbors.

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  69. Driving around town to look at Christmas light on Christmas Eve with my family. Thanks! :)

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  70. I love looking at the christmas lights and visiting family.

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  71. Favorite Christmas tradition is making cookies with my family.

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  72. My favorite Christmas tradition is just getting together as a family and cooking Christmas Dinner. It's something my family has done for years, we believe in that there is always room for everyone, no matter your age.

    I grew up being allowed to stir whatever my mom needed stirred and graduated up from there learning how to cook. Then when my Grandmother in another town had to go to the hospital becuase of ulsers and left my sister and I how to cook Christmas dinner we knew what to do. We had everything done on Christmas day 15 minutes after my parents walked in the door.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway

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  73. My husband and I have our morning coffee by the Christmas tree each morning. I just love it!

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  74. My favourite tradition is going for a drive to see the Christmas lights. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. Have to watch The Christmas Story. The leg lamp cracks me up! Thank you for the great giveaway.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  76. Traditions are strong with my adult kids and their families. My Mother's and my recipes have been asked for and are now archived with the kids. Cooking and baking was always where my Christmas spirit arose.

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  77. Christmas Dinner of standing rib roast and Yorkshire pudding with the family! Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  78. Our family gathers on Christmas Eve and has an early supper then we go to church. It is always so beautiful seeing the church decorated and the choir singing. Thanks for the giveaway. Patty
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  79. We have a big dinner, watch a Christmas movie then read Night Before Christmas before packing the kids off to bed :-)

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  80. My favorite tradition has changed over the years. I love watching my sons and now their wives open the gifts they have given to one another and see the delight they have in making one another happy. It is a true testament of their love that they know one another so well and take such joy in receiving the odd, little things from each other.

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  81. I enjoy making Christmas cookies with my grandchildren and messing up my whole kitchen. So rewarding. I love it!

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  82. I really love when we decorate the Christmas tree & turn on the lights. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  83. My favourite holiday tradition is eating Christmas Pudding and Brandy sauce with my partner Jim and my lovely hounds here in the UK

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  84. Oooh I have their mako cotton card but not this one. My favorite tradition is eating turkey sandwiches on bad for you white bread with butter and mayo, I hate to admit to how many years I've been doing that!

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  85. I love gathering around and telling old stories about when we were kids with my family and close friends!

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  86. I love spending time with family and friends! :) Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to You! :)

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  87. We go sledding Christmas Eve Day and have chili and hot chocolate. Fun. Thanks.

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  88. getting all the family together for christmas

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  89. My favorite tradition is giving my kids new pjs on Christmas Eve! :)

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  90. I already use Aurifil thread. Really, really nice thread.
    My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with family to bake cookies.

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  91. Aurifil thread is such a nice giveaway. My favorite holiday tradition is cooking a big meas, having family and friends over and play the $5 gift game at Christmas. We eat well, enjoy each other's company and play dirty Santa with the $5 gifts. It's always a good time.

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  92. I just enjoy spending time at home with my family!

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  94. My favorite Christmas tradition is sending out Christmas cards!! I've heard lots of good things about Aurifil but have not had a chance to try it; this would be a good chance don't you think! Happy Holidays!

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  95. I don't have an holiday traditions but I do appreciate the kids being home from school and sleeping in. ;)

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  96. My favorite tradition is making cookies with the kids. We make a day of it and have a great time.

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  97. My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas morning. Get to sleep in. Go to the Black Oak Casino to try luck at the slots and then have brunch. Good morning. Good idea. I enjoy your blog very much. I just want to thank you for giving all of your followers a chance to win your Aurifil thread. I have never tried this thread and maybe I might be able to. Happy Holidays.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  98. We open our gifts on Christmas Eve one by one youngest to oldest. I love doing it that way! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  99. Our favorite tradition is riding around the neighborhood the Saturday Erving before Christmas looking at all of the lights. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  100. My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Eve dinner and presents!

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  101. Visiting loved ones. Thank you.

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  102. Stargazing on Christmas Eve is one of our favorite traditons!

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  103. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway...I love Aurifil thread! I love to have the family home and attend midnight mass. Love Christmas!

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  104. Every day is an Aurifil day! And I just ran out, I would love to win this for sure.

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    1. Sorry, I forgot to tell you our tradition (I was excited about the Aurifil)
      We have sheep dip on baked potatoes every Christmas Eve.

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  105. Thanks for the opportunity. My favorite holiday tradition it to spend the day baking cookies to give to neighbors and friends!

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  106. My favorite tradition is a candlelit dinner for Christmas eve - no matter how simple or elaborate the meal is, it gets served by candlelight.

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  107. Everyone gathering at Mom and dad but you can't open any thing or eat anything until 6 pm sharp!
    hulsey at gmail dot com

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  108. My favorite tradition is Family Breakfast on Christmas morning. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  109. My favorite tradition is decorating the tree. My Mom bought each of us kids an ornament each year that represented something special about us that year. It's fun to tell stories and share memories with my own kids and husband. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. Thank you for the chance. My favorite holiday tradition is just being with our kids enjoying our meal and new toys

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  111. Love to decorate gingerbread houses with the kids.

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  112. OOOOHHH, I LOVE AURIFIL!!!! My favorite holiday tradition is all of our family meeting together on Christmas eve at Gramma's for food and cheer:) We have done it every year since I can remember and that a lot of years lol!!

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  113. I have a cookie decorating party for the grandkids and friends, its so fun to see those little ones play with the sprinkles and icing

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  114. We always gather up the family and watch the Torchlight Parade down our ski mountain. It's followed by fireworks and carols, and has become our family tradition.

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  115. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop. Merry Christmas.Its just my husband and I so we really don't have any traditions. I love your 'gift' for the giveaway.

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  116. Christmas eve pajamas! carrie dot hare at gmail dot com

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  117. onw of our favorite Christmas traditions is that every year our family goes to visit this beautiful live nativity that this very large church in the city has. They have the city of Bethlehem set up ..With tons of people in costumes and tons of animals with these really cool stables and buildings they have built for each scene. The most gloroius of all is the angels. They are unbelieveable. wW have done this every year for the last 8 years now.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  118. Making gingerbread cookies! Thanks for the chance!

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  119. I love going to the Christmas Eve service with my family.

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  120. My favorite tradition? Cookie swaps and potlucks! ....thanks for the chance to win!

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  121. My favorite tradition is taking the kids to Candy Cane Lane so they can enjoy all the lights & decorations. They are always so excited to go and sometimes we go more than once. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  122. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite tradition is to make handmade gifts for my family and friends.

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  123. My favorite tradition is everyone finding a seat around the table and the dinner is served. Everyone is talking and laughing and so very happy. Its a moment that makes my whole Christmas.

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  124. Our favorite tradition is burning the marshmallows. Every year someone has to watch the marshmallows on the sweet potatoes so they don't burn. No matter who it is, we are having so much fun that they forget to watch and we have burnt marshmallows on our sweet potatoes. Now everyone volunteers to burn the marshmallows.

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  125. My favorite tradition is chocolate waffles for breakfast Christmas morning :) Thanks for the chance!

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  126. Our family tradition is to get up and have a HUGE breakfast and then open gifts!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  127. I'm loving all my childhood traditions now that I have two small boys - especially the Christmas kids' books.

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  128. I have tried Aurifil in my machine and I love it. I can't wait to try their wool thread.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. My family alway got pizza and ate it while we drove around looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve, thanks for the giveaway.

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  130. We read Twas the night before Christmas and leave milk and cookies for Santa

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  131. Favorite tradition is that we write clues on the package tags for our presents. Some are very silly and the receiver has to make at least one guess before opening.

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  132. We love to put up our Christmas village the week after Thanksgiving - decorating out house takes all three of us a full week but its a lot of fun

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  133. We like to have a special "themed" meal on Christmas Eve. Sometimes I'll ask one person to select their favorite appetizer, another to choose a salad, another an entree, etc. That's a fun one, or I'll do something like Traditional English dinner, or we'll have a full on barbecue (dressed in appropriate summer wear). It's a lot of fun! :)

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  134. Baking cookies on Christmas Eve. Thanks

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  135. I love baking cookies with my family.

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  136. Fave tradition: Watching the Grinch with the whole family (original animated version with Boris Karloff).

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  137. I love watching the Grinch and all of the anxiety and stress of making gifts. Really, I do!

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  138. My favorite tradition is Christmas Dinner - with the whole family actually SITTING AT THE TABLE and passing around all the good food.

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  139. We don't really have any tradtions, we sort of go with the flow

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  140. Going to the Christmas programs and services at church..always putting up our tree the day after Thanksgiving..
    Thanks for the chance to win..
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  141. My favorite holiday tradition is watching It's a Wonderful Life with my husband. We love that movie! Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

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  142. my favortie tradition is decorating gingerbread houses with my grandkids..so much fun..

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  143. My favorite tradition is driving around looking at Christmas lights.

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  144. looking at all the lights. thanks and merry christmas. I follow on GFC. vickise@gmail.com

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  145. I like trimming the tree while listening to Nat King Cole carols and eating ribbon candy and a Whitman's sampler box of chocolates.

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  146. After having a wee one it's watching him go nuts with his new toys, if I can pry him away from the boxes.

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  147. We like to ride around town and look at the Christmas lights.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  148. Not usually much for CHristmas itself, but will be deep frying apple rings and apple fritters for New Year's Eve: A Dutch tradition. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  149. My mom started making coffee cakes before I was born. They have become such a part of our holiday season, our family wait up for their delivery until the wee hours *grin* Now that we are all adults, it's fun to carry on the tradition with my cousins.

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  150. Then main tradition is the Christmas PJs I make each year.

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  151. I love to spend Christmas morning with my grand kids!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  152. I like looking at the lights at temple square Christmas Eve.

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  153. One of our traditions is letting all the kids open one present early which containers new pjs to wear on Christmas eve

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  154. One of our favorite tradition is to go out and look at all the Christmas lights. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  155. I love spending the day baking and decorating cookies with my family. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  156. We always enjoy a Trim the Tree party the night after Thanksgiving. So much fun!

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  157. I love Candlelight Christmas Eve service that ends with Silent Night. So Peaceful!

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  158. I love riding in the car, and critiquing everyone's lights ;) It gets really silly sometimes. PLEASE allow me the chance to be included. I'm a few hours behind, but this giveaway is SO SO SO awesome!!! Thank you!!!!!

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