Monday, November 22, 2010

less ordinary designs-Christmas cards!! :)

For this giveaway Sara is offering a free card design and a print package. :) 

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here telling me your favorite Christmas tradition! 

I will choose a winner on Friday! :)

29 comments:

  1. Love her!
    But do first comments ever win?
    luvmy2bobs at verizon dot net

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  2. Neat design and wonderful message. I think my favorite tradition is a relatively new one to us - the Jesse Tree.

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  3. My favorite tradition is Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve for the whole family!

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  4. Thanks for the give-away op (: My favorite tradition is hosting Christmas Eve dinner. We scatter in many directions on Christmas day, but on Christmas Eve we gather from both sides of the family and have dinner together (something Italian and something traditional) at the formal dining room table. Then we squeeze into the living room in front of the fireplace, with dessert in hand, and exchange gifts. We have a rubber chicken we pass around each year as a gag gift - seeing if we can fool the recipient with fancy wrapping. We take pictures and love on the little ones we don't see often enough. It's a happy time.

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  5. yay!! Beautiful card designs! Our favorite traditons are staying in our PJ's all day on Christmas Day (mommy and daddy give the boys new, special pj's on christmas eve) and not leaving the house all day. Since my boys are little and we dont want to tear them away from their Christmas' we let everyone come to us :)

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  6. I have a couple, we give our kids new jammies Christmas Eve and then Christmas morning they get 3 gifts each representing the 3 gifts Jesus received, lastly we Christmas morning we have communion at home and the Christmas Story from the Bible.

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  7. I love being with family Christmas Eve and staying so late that the kids are asleep about 2 minutes into the drive home. And then, Christmas morning, I love waking up to my kids' excitement...putting on a pot of coffee...turning on the Christmas music...and spending the day together.

    Fun giveaway and adorable cards...thank you!

    ~Keri

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  8. I love that after church on Christmas Eve my family drives looking at Christmas lights. And that we then stay up late opening all the gifts from each other (gifts from "Santa" are all that's opened Christmas morning).

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  9. Ooooo... My favorite Christmas tradition is making Grophens. We have a secret family recipe that we make only once a year... Christmas!! I can't wait to make them :) They're kinda like doughnuts but kinda sorta not. Ooo Christmas hurry up and get here! I'm hungry!

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  10. Hoping to try out Sara this year!!

    We're still developing traditions for our little one. I think this is the first year she might be excited for Christmas...

    My favorite tradition is still opening our presents LATE Christmas Eve. There's something about it being dark and quiet outside, just returning from church, putting on our pj's and enjoying warm drinks while opening gifts. I love it!

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  11. Our family tradition is to celebrate the five weeks of Advent. We light the candle, read scripture and talk about the birth of Christ. Then the three weeks of advent leading up to Christmas our boys will get one gift. Three in total like Jesus did.

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  12. Oh, wow! Those card designs are truly fabulous and so different! Love them! I am the same way about not wanting to be a duplicate! : )

    Putting the kids to bed Christmas Eve night in their special jammies reading the story of Jesus' birth. LOVE it!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. my favorite tradition is visiting ALL of my family on Christmas Day. it makes for a busy, busy day, but I simply cannot imagine celebrating Christmas without all these people! we begin at our house with our little family, then travel to my mamaw's house (dad's parents) where my mom & dad meet us for lunch with my uncle, then we travel another 30 minutes to my mom's sister's house where my grandmother meets us. I'm so blessed to have all my grandparents with me still....so my girls have LOTS of spoiling!!!

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  14. Is there such thing about a tradition of no traditions? I am sure we have some, though! I do love getting out the stockings and putting them all up. It just makes me feel good inside seeing all my kids names lined up so neatly in the living room.

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  15. Love the card and Sara, she has designed for me twice now. You are right she is wonderful. My favorite Christmas tradition is to be non-traditional. Growing up we made it different each year, fondue, skiing etc.

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  16. My favorite tradition is what we do Christmas Eve. We've always opened gifts on CE, but now that we've all grown up, we're not exchanging gifts. We still get together and play games and eat yummy food (certain foods...there is very little variance year to year). I love that it's a special time for my family of origin to be together before people scatter to see the inlaws on Christmas day. I'll be interested to see how this is tweaked now that my daughter has joined our family.

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  17. I love reading the Night Before Christmas right before bedtime on Christmas Eve by the fire...thanks for a great giveaway!

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  18. My dad would always hide one gift for each of the kids and leave notes (with silly little rhymes or clues) for us to find our special gift. Now I'm carrying on this tradition with my kids. I loved it then and hope my kids enjoy it too! Your Christmas card is adorable...I'd love to win this!

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  19. My favorite tradition is pretty common probably - reading the Christmas story aloud together and reflecting on our Savior's birth!

    A silly one maybe is that we always stay in our pj's and choose someone to be "Santa" who gets to distribute the gifts :)

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  20. My favorite Christmas tradition is the fact that my family does Christmas on Chistmas Eve - We have our big family dinner, then go to the Christmas Eve service at Church and then go home for a big family photo. The last thing of the night is changing into pajamas and then sitting around the tree and opening gifts, one by one starting with My Grandma. It warms my heart just thinking of it now. :)

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  21. There are so many traditions. My favorite would have to be that my MIL stays the night on Christmas eve. Then in the morning she is there with us and the kids for presents and breakfast. It is a wonderful tradition we just started a few years ago.

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  22. My favorite tradition is to not go anywhere Christmas day and let the kids open gifts as slowly (or quickly) as they want and never get out of our pj's :)

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  23. at 31 yrs old i still can't wait for christmas eve night every year when my dad reads 'twas the night before christmas!' we now live over 600 miles away but even on the years we aren't together for christmas . . . he calls and reads it over the phone to us!

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  24. Favorite. Hanging a string of Advent Bags with a Bible verse in each and a little surprise (ornament, candy, book). Every night we take time to open a bag and read the verse from the Bible together as a family.

    I also enjoy making gingerbread houses with sweet friends. :) joy.

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  25. My favorite Christmas tradition is jingle-belling our nieces. My brother-in-law calls after they've settled into bed and we sneak into the yard and jingle sleigh bells near the window. Last year my brother-in-law returned the favor and jingle-belled our daughter. She just turned 3, but she remembers hearing Santa's "ho, ho, ho" outside our house. It's so fun to hear about their reactions and seeing my little one get so excited was a blast. We told her Santa wouldn't leave the gifts until she was asleep. I've never seen her try so hard to fall asleep.

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  26. i come from a family with all girls. every christmas eve my dad would take us, and still does (despite us all being nearly 30), to go shopping for out mom. we'd spoil her silly.

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  27. Those cards are absolutely stunning!

    My family actually has Christmas on New Year's Day because we all have our own family Christmases at our own houses on the actual day. And when we get together, we have a Barbie pageant...yes, you heard right, a Barbie pageant. Me, my 2 sisters, my niece, and my daughter are all "contestants". We have talent portions, evening gown, swimsuit, and even interviews. My brother-in-laws and my Mom are the judges. I even bought crowns on Ebay for the winning Barbie. It's so much fun!

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  28. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is having a Christmas Eve kitchen dance party after we stuffed ourselves with yummy food and wine.

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  29. Since moving near my husband's family I am now the one who makes a traditional Southern Arizona Christmas feast of chile con carne, beans, rice and fresh tortillas. Love it and I can't wait for Christmas.

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