Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Little Giveaway


Need a little holiday cheer? Maybe this will help— a little pre-holiday giveaway! For a chance to win a set of 5 of my Aquatic Santa cards, leave a comment below about a Christmas tradition that you look forward to each year. The winner will be announced on Monday, November 30 2009. Good luck to you!

22 comments :

stigg100 said...

I always look most forward to making cinnamon rolls from scratch with my family. My mom would make them for us every year for Christmas - Cinnabon can never measure up! Now I make them for me and my family.

pam said...

The tension of my mother - the domestic goddess - on christmas day which will inevitably result in a how come I can't get any help around here while she chases everyone out the kitchen, all to ebb away once the turkey is carved.

heartattacksoup said...

the only thing i consider a tradition is to open one, and only one, gift on christmas eve. it makes me feel like a kid every time!

Dee / Cloth Company said...

I now have a collection of little houses and bottlebrush trees that I very much look forward to setting out in December.

Mari said...

Making sour cream coffee cake on Christmas morning. My mom measures out the ingredients the night before, and we prepare the batter and pop the cake into the oven upon waking. The wonderful smell fills the house as we open gifts.

A Life More Fabulous said...

Making my grandmother's Scottish shortbread, filling the house with pine boughs and little twinkling white lights (no coloured ones for me), and of course, singing Christmas carols - I always get so emotional about them, I'm a bit of a sap, admittedly.
Hope your holidays are off to a beautiful start so far, if Aquatic Santa is any indication, you're well on your way :)

Amanda said...

My favorite Christmas tradition actually happens early, when we're decorating the tree. my family has lived all over the country and my mom has always labeled all of the ornaments we've come across throughout our lives - where they're from, who they belong to, who they came from - so we practically have our life history in ornaments! We each hang our own ornaments and retell the associated stories, reminiscing the people we've known and the places we've been. I love it!

Melanie said...

Every year at the begining of December, on a Saturday morning, my mum and I put up the Christmas tree and make the house festive. We always listen to the same "White Christmas" tape (yes, tape) and Bing Crosby Christmas records. My favorite part; when all is in it's place, we sit back, joined by the rest of the family, and admire our work over a hot cup of cocoa.

elle s'ennuie said...

I think what I most look forward to is the feeling of Christmas, with things and people slowing down (well, except those looking for last-minute gifts...), Christmas lights and old classic Christmas songs, smell of mandarin oranges and gingerbread, strangers wishing you happy holidays... It just feels so peaceful, like a little breather moment in a mad world.

Cassandra Marie said...

I'm alway excited about watching holiday movies on Christmas eve and then getting together with my whole family on Christmas day to exchange presents and eat a ton of food!

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Cassie

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seakisst said...

What a lovely way to share traditions! We have many in my family, but the one I like best, especially as I get older, is that on Christmas day, it's just me, my parents, and my brother at home (or wherever my parents are living, anyway) with no television. We usually put on Christmas music and play games like Scrabble, Cribbage, and Hearts and just have family time. It's the one day a year I can count on having my family members' undivided attention and they have mine. :)

Polly R said...

My favourite Christmas tradition is going to our family friend's house on christmas eve. We gather round the piano and drink mulled wine and eat Cornish pasties (they are from Cornwall, SW England) and sing Christmas carols. There are loads of adults and children and everyone is happy and relaxed. Oh and they also make the best Christmas chocolate log for after the pasties :) x

Dorothy said...

It's a toss-up between playing video games with my husband's family and sipping hot chocolate.

ruysanchez@hotmail.com said...

We pile into the car and drive around the neighbourhood, oooohing and ahhhhing over people's Christmas light displays! Now that my brother has three boys, we have to take two vehicles, but we end up back at Mom and Dad's drinking hot chocolate or tea and eating her homemade shortbread cookies. I can't wait!

Ms. Jenn said...

Christmas is one giant tradition in my family. We begin decorating the day after halloween. In all, we can put up a collective 10-11 trees in different themes. Being Cuban, we celebrate what is known as Noche Buena, which is Christmas Eve. That's when a whole load of family members (that at times I'm not sure how I'm related to) come over and we roast a lechon. I love the feeling of having a bunch of family and friends over.

I have my own little personal tradition. I sit next to the tree in the formal living room, where I'm usually alone. I stare at the lights and listen to the noise my family makes, just taking a moment to reflect.

mina said...

Alas, I will be traveling and will not get to partake in Christmas festivities this year. These cards are gorgeous and would be perfect! My fave tradition is our sparkly tree.

martha brown said...

Christmas Eve is my cousin's birthday and each year we go to her parent's house and get all warm/cozy/relaxy. This year is different though! My mom is hosting (my adult daughter said now Christmas is ruined)-- so this year it's about forging ahead with a new tradition. After all,Christmas is about love and family and we will always have that.....

Gaunt said...

i look forward to waking up at dawn to spend time with my family before the craziness of presents sets in.

giulia said...

There are so many. But one involves a few friends instead of family. We go to a showing of It's a Wonderful Life at a gorgeous Art Deco theatre up the street, then to a nearby pub for Irish coffees. Strong ones:) (We walk home.)

xoxo

Brandy said...

Cookie decorating with friends and family is my favorite tradition.

teg said...

My favorite tradition is decorating trees with my family! Hot chocolate + carols + delicious pine = perfect.

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Beany said...

Have to post a curmudgeonly post...

I don't celebrate Christmas traditionally, but my husband and I spend a quiet day together cooking, and playing networked games together. 9 years of marriage and this is definetly something we can now call a tradition.

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