Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Handmade Holidays & Giveaway!

Are you looking for one of a kind fab gifts this holiday season? Well, head on over to The Nesting Place for a Shop Hop and some great finds! (I love The Nester's Tassels!) And of course, check out all of the great jewelry and accessories here in my Blog Shoppe! Have some fun and get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Sounds like a good time for another GIVEAWAY! Simply leave me a comment; tell me about a favorite holiday tradition and which item from my shop is on your wish list! Be sure to include your contact information. This giveaway will run through Wednesday, October 29th. I will announce the winner on Thursday, October 30th. The prize .... you will just have to wait and see, but I promise you will LOVE it!

23 comments:

Ashley said...

I love having all of my family together for Christmas morning. Growing up it was wonderful! My parents are both only children so we had both set of grandparents, my parents and my sister there. It was wonderful to wake up early, open presents, and enjoy each other's company without having to go anywhere!

I like the queen pendant and the custom photo! I found you from Pink Christmas. Love the pendants!

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Jan said...

For us, it's the Mason family tradition of pajama race on Christmas Eve. Everyone gets new jammies, we all open then, compare them, and then race to see who can change first. At this point, there would be a great outcry if that tradition ever changed.

What I love in your shop (among other things!) is the rustic harvest bamboo tile pendant. My favorite colors, a great shape -- love it!

Jan M.
Austin, TX

The Ollila's said...

We don't have any traditions really in our family. It is something I really want to start with my kids, but don't know what I want to start and do every year. I love the pj idea. My sister and her husband hang a blanket up around the Christmas presents and make the kids do their chores, eat breakfast, take a shower and get ready.....anything to torture them. Whenever they see tears they would let them get their presents. Kind of mean for the little ones, but so funny with the big kids. They are a hilarious family.
My favorite thing is now the newest necklace on your blog. THe orange blossoms. So beautiful.

Marie said...

Our family gets together every Christmas Eve and we play games and eat ALL day together. When I was growing up we would put on a play for my parents that we had practiced, but now that we are all grown and married, we each prepare a home video with our own little family putting on a skit or play. Then Christmas Eve we watch everybody's home video. It is so much fun. After that we open presents from each other and Grandma and Grandpa. It is my most favorite day of the year.

rainydaygirl said...

My favorite tradition is between my hubby and I. After we do the Santa stuff we exchange one gift on Christmas Eve. It helps us focus on each other as spouses instead of parents. We have been doing it for 18 years and will continue to do so.

Nellie Jane said...

Such great ideas Les! I love your stuff--you are seriously so creative. And the link to handmade stuff is so fun and cute! Thanks!

Greta said...

One of my favorite traditions is one we do with my 96 year old grandmother. She loves bingo and the past 25 years or so on Christmas Eve we've played Bingo. I've won everything from Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to lottery tickets!
I learned about you from Pink Christmas. I so plan to order something to get that neat pendant.
My favorite I've seen is the cupcake tile. It would be so fun to wear for birthdays!

The Tulip Lady said...

First of all, family traditions: We have a couple, food is a big one, specific things are made at Christmas like Pfeffernuesse cookies, Date rolls and Russian tea cakes.

My mom also started an ornament of the year. She puts the date on it somewhere, if we have done something or are somewhere special for that specific year then the ornament will be of that theme.

Reeva said...

we get together and eat tea cakes and have hot chocolate while we play games and ask 'what if questions'.

thanks for having sucha generous giveaway :)

Tami said...

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is Christmas Brunch at my parents with all my sisters and brother there. There is a lot of joking and laughing going on while all 14+ try to gather around one table. Your pieces are really cute!

Dianne and Sean said...

My kids favorite tradition is a pizza picnic. Sounds very un-Christmasey, but we order pizza, spread out a blanket on the floor by the tree, turn off the lights, and have dinner by the lighted tree and listen to Christmas music. Sounds silly, but my kids absolutely love it!

I love your Pink Christmas pendant, and also the bamboo tile necklaces, and the rings, and okay I just love it all!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve service. To join with others and sing carols before coming back home to chow down and begin celebrating is so enriching. Even driving back home and seeing all the lights and families coming together is so special!

I love the rustic bamboo tiles! Both are gorgeous! Your rings are fun, too!

Jessica said...

i love going to christmas eve service and then we come home to feast on lots of italian food...one of my favs is wedding soup. on christmas morning, we have a brunch after opening presents. lots of fun..looking forward to seeing my 14month old open presents this year!

i love your button bracelets..they are so cute and original. your pendants are very cute as well.

Donna Ryan said...

We open ALL our gifts on Christmas Eve! Christmas morning is just Santa stuff (unwrapped). We eat a New Mexico Christmas dinner with lots or RED and GREEN chili, tamales, and posole. It's what we grew up with.

I LOVE the map pendants. I just don't know what city I would choose... I hope I win!

Do it yourselfer said...

our fav tradition is making cookies...every holiday. love that rustic bamboo tile necklace! absolutely adorable! be sure to check out my giveaway.

Cheryl said...

I was the child that was chosen in the family to place the white dove on the christmas tree each year. I can remember lifting her from the maroon and gold hat box and placing her so gently onto the tree branch. I chose my youngest to be the "dove child" in our family.

Alisa said...

I think "today" my favorite Christmas tradition is staying in our pajamas all day. It keeps us home, and low key and relaxed.
But I also love our kids trees in each of their rooms. I love opening one gift on christmas eve.
I love our "Jesus" stocking that we place our gifts to him- things that we are working on for the next year.
These are all Christmas ones, but a favorite not Christmas one is I search and search every October for a darling ghost for my mom. I give her one to celebrate an anniversary every Halloween. It is funny and special at the same time.
I would choose the map, or candy corn. (or a ghost if you had it!)

cassie said...

We always have a "party" on Christmas Eve. It's when the whole family gets together for presents and visiting. We always have ham & rye mini sandwiches, shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, and various cakes and candy. Then we all get together Christmas Day afternoon for a large dinner.

I really love the colors in the "orange blossom" necklace!

Ginny said...

Love the orange blossom necklace & the candy corn pendants.

Sonia said...

My favorite holiday tradition is that on Christmas eve my kids get to open one gift from us. It's alway's pj's and they know it, but it's so they have cute pj's on for Christmas morning photos. That way Adam Jr. isn't dressed all sloppy and comfy! Just comfy!

I have two things on my Christmas wish list from you. One of your button bracelets, and one of your bamboo tile necklaces. I absolutely love it all though!!!!

lelly said...

stopping by from pink christmas!!

loving your designs - i'd put the scrabble necklace on my wishlist.

favorite holiday tradition? just one? we love to light a red candle in our window on Christmas Eve. it's an Irish tradition to show that our home is welcome to all visitors who might be out on that special night!

Stephanie said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is every Christmas Eve I get to spend with just me and my 4 daughters. We put on our aprons, a little bit of Barry Manilow's Chirstmas music on, grab the camera and bake sugar cookies. We have been doing this for over 7 years now and we all look forward to that night.

My Chirstmas wish would be to have a scrabble necklace. I love your ideas. Keep them coming!

Charity said...

In honor of Halloween...here's our favorite tradition. We let each of our children pick out 5 pieces of candy after trick/trunk or treating. We then write a letter to "The Great Pumpkin" and put the remainder of everyone's candy outside. In the morning, the children open the door to find that their candy is gone and has been replaced by "The Great Pumpkin" with some books from their wish lists. We LOVE this tradition...

...and I love everything, I have to say that button bracelets, bottle cap necklaces and scrabble necklaces are my favorites and are definite must haves on my Christmas Wish list...