A Giveaway

Since I just love to giveaway things, I have a soy candle with the scent of German chocolate cupcake that I’m going to give away to one person who comments. The candle smells more like you’ve been baking than a really strong chocolate flavor. One lucky commenter will win this yummy smelling candle which comes in a special Glendale Chocolate Affaire box.

Just leave a comment below about your favorite holiday custom, or even an old family custom you think is funny, or quirky or whatever.  Extra points if you make me smile, or laugh, or dab my eyes 🙂

I will do the drawing and announce the winners on Wednesday, Dec 19.


Legal stuff:

One candle will be awarded and shipped US mail.

Open only to U.S. and Canada.

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

Void where prohibited.


13 thoughts on “A Giveaway

  1. Jerika says:

    Every year we play “I Spy” with the ornaments on my Christmas tree. Being my family, we all get very technical with our clues 🙂

  2. Debra Martin says:

    If you can’t eat chocolate then smelling it is the next best thing! Great prize! Well, on to my special family Christmas here. Every year my church would get up donations to make up 12 turkey dinners to needy families for Christmas. Three weeks before Christmas my husband left and suddenly my world fell apart. My finances dwindled and I barely had enough to scrape together for my own family to eat for Christmas. I heard that lay offs were coming on my job and sure enough my employer called me into her office three days before Christmas. She handed me a envelope. I was ready to pass out. She smiled and said the staff had voted my sons to be the angle tree recipients that year.It was $200.00 to buy their Christmas gifts. I cried and pulled myself together.I bought one extra turkey dinner passed the blessings along to another family.I never complained about wrapping presents again!

    • admin says:

      What a wonderful and touching story. When my husband was laid off in October and still unemployed in December , we were the grateful and humble recipients of many generous gifts and support from friends, family, and even anonymous givers. It really changed my perspective. Thank you for sharing that sweet story.

  3. Charlotte Morgan says:

    My favorite tradition is having our little family gather together on Chriatmas Eve and we talk about the 3 Wisemen. We talk about the importance of those first 3 gifts of Christmas and what they mean. Just as the 3 Wisemen gave their gifts out of love, so do we give gifts each year to those we love. Then we exchange gifts with each other – those we love the most.

  4. Amy Orvin says:

    I think I missed this one, but just in case. My favorite holiday costum is looking at Christmas lights around and about.

  5. catslady says:

    I started a tradition of having a tree trimming party. Lots of fun, food, family, friends and I get my tree trimmed lol. Now my oldest daughter has one too!


  6. Kirsi says:

    One of my favorite Christmas customs is celebrated on Christmas morning. My mother, who is from Finland, makes a special Finnish sweet bread called pulla. Each year she would make a special Christmas morning batch — one for each of us kids. In one of the rolls there would be an almond. In Finland if you get the almond it signifies good luck for the coming year, but in our household it meant you got to go raid the Christmas tree first. We would line up behind the almond-winner youngest to oldest and then head for the tree down a long, narrow staircase in my parents’ home. As my siblings got older they found it amusing to go extra slow if they ended up in front for the year (I’m the 5th of 6, so I was still pretty young and extremely desirous to reach the tree with utmost haste). Now that we’re all grown up, my mother still makes pulla each year, but delivers one batch to each of my siblings’ homes for their children. 🙂

    • admin says:

      That’s such a great tradition! I love the idea of the one in charge drawing out the agonizing walk to the tree. It’s just so….kid-like. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Amy Orvin says:

    Are you the princess that lives in that castle? That is is such a beautiful picture on your blog. I hope I made you smile for a *bonus* point 🙂

  8. admin says:

    Wow, what wonderful and fun traditions! I may have to adopt some of them. I couldn’t choose a winner, so I chose randomly using random.org.

    And the winner is ….. catslady5.

    Thank you all for stopping by and sharing your wonderful memories and traditions with me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *