Monday, December 8, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Hey y'all! So, it's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day - one of the funnest days of the year. For everyone that has been around here before - hi! - for anyone new to my world, pull up a chair, put up your feet, and feel free to stay awhile!

Since Giveaway Day snuck up on me there this year, I've decided to give away a few of my digital patterns. I'll pick five winners and each winner can pick one pattern of their choosing from my Etsy shop. Here's a little sample of what you can choose from:


This is Orion and it's the most popular of all of my patterns. It features giant stars and paper-pieced arrows.


This is Winter Chalet and is part of my Nordic Christmas cross stitch collection.


Itching to be Stitching is the first pattern that I released as an independent pattern (if you'd like to see some of the free patterns that can be found on this blog or in magazines and books please see my full pattern page). And remember, there are more quilt and cross stitch patterns in my shop to choose from if you win!

So I betcha want to know how to enter, right?

You have two chances but please be sure to leave separate comments for each entry. Here's what you've got to do:

1. Leave a comment letting me know about your holiday traditions. We celebrate
Christmukkah around these parts, so we've got lots going on.

2. Leave another comment if you are a follower of my blog.

That's it! Two easy-peasy ways to enter! I will close the comments on December 12th and announce the winners here on the blog. International entries are, as always, welcome! Also, please remember that I have comment moderation enabled so if you don't see your comment right away it just means that I haven't had the chance to approve it yet (duplicate comments will be deleted).

Be sure to head on over to Sew Mama Sew to see all of the other wonderful giveaways that you can enter! There are supplies and handmade items to be won!

*the giveaway is now closed*

187 comments:

  1. I love making Christmas cookies.

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  2. Favorite tradition is taking a drive to see all the Christmas lights and decorations!

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  3. We switch off between my family and my husband's. At mine, we watch a movie in the morning while we get ready for people to arrive or to head to a friend's. At his we travel to his aunt's house and celebrate with his many, many extended family members! It's a bit chaotic but fun.

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  4. We celebrate Christmas, but my favorite tradition is going home and just being with my family.

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  5. I now follow you via bloglovin' :)

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  6. we watch White Christmas and stuff our faces full of peppermint candy cane ice cream out of Christmas mugs under heaps of blankets and quilts!

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  7. We like to order a pizza and watch Christmas movies in our new Christmas jammies on Christmas eve. :)

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  8. From the time our son was little we have had an Advent Tree on our kitchen island. Every day we would add another ornament. Under the tree is a tiny gift for each member of the family...to be opened on Christmas Eve. When he was small they were usually toys to keep him occupied until 5:00 on Christmas morning. He knew he could play with his new toy until there was a 5 on the clock, meaning there was a small chance that while playing he would doze off. Otherwise he would try to wait for Santa, no matter how many times we told him to go to sleep, lol. To this day we still give little gifts under the tree on Christmas Eve.

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  9. We go to midnight mass and then open one gift each before bed!

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  10. We have to factor in work schedules, so for us Christmas day can happen in the morning or evening. No matter what time of day, though, we always have lasagna and home-made bread. It's a nice change to the ham we seem to have often at this time of year. Thank you for the chance to win!

    Andrea (Kmen3035 @ hotmail dot com)

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  11. My family recently started making our own lefse for christmas!

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  12. putting up the ornaments and watching movies.

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  13. We open our stockings on Christmas Eve!

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  14. I follow via Google (Blogger). Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. One of our traditions started about three years ago. We love our Elf on the Shelf. Our son is seven now and he's really in to it! It's fun.

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  16. hi! We do christmas and it is always crazy, but with kids we enjoy the magic an wonder

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  17. Hi! My husband is building a little Christmas village, so each year he buys one ítem. Soon enough, that village will be larger than my own house!

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  18. My grandparents take me and my husband out each year to get a tree. It's one of my favorite parts of christmas!

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  19. I sleep over at my Mom's and we watch movies :) I look forward to it all year!

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  20. We also celebrate "Chrismukkah" :) My favorite tradition is watching The Muppet Christmas Carol movie with my family on Christmas Eve. Happy early Hanukkah!

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  21. I have two, we always put the tree up on Thanksgiving evening while everyone is here so we can comment on the ornaments as they go up. Each one has a special meaning and someone in the family can tell the tale of where it came from. My second one is staying up until everyone is asleep and turning off all the lights except the ones on the tree. I just sit in the silence and admire how pretty the tree is while thinking about all the wonderful things that have happened during the year.

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  22. I am and have been a follower for quite some time. Bloglovin.

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  23. Hello Kaye, Thank you for your generosity and I already love Orion. It would give a challenge but I need that:) Our family works in public safety and its a task getting us all together on anyone day during the Christmas season. So whatever day it happens, is special, we cook and clean the kitchen together after we've enjoyed catching up.

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  24. We celebrate on Christmas Eve with a big dinner after dinner everyone helps to clean dishes and then everyone picks a Christmas carol and we sing them all before we open presents!

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  25. I am now a follower on BLoglovin

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  26. The one English tradition that i carry on here in the Us is Christmas Crackers on Christmas day and the wearing of the paper crown a must

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  27. Hi there! What a great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    h_freund@hotmail.com
    I love our family tradition of a fancy breakfast on Christmas morning :-)

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  28. We start celebrating Dec 13 w/ St. Lucias day! Cinnamon buns and hot coffee/cocoa! thank you!

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  29. I follow your blog with blog lovn!

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  30. Decorated the Christmas tree with my boy

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  31. Kaye I am a follower and love your work.

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  32. We always gets jammies and a book on Christmas Eve!

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  33. We put up all our Christmas decorations at the start of December and my kids also look forward to opening our advent calendar, which we stuff with Bible verses and little ornaments/trinkets.

    And in Australia it's the end of the school year, so there are always 101 end of year concerts, dance recitals and Christmas parties to attend - so tiring!

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  34. We love celebrating christmas as a family! My husband didn't celebrate it growing up, but I did. I'm trying to establish some traditions as our family grows :).

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  35. my favorite tradition is on christmas day...the kids make breakfast and we watch movies all day long...and eat!

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  36. We enjoy christmas candy, particularly homemade toffee and caramel.

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  37. I love the music of Christmas and play in a bell choir. We give concerts at nursing homes in the first part of December. What a joy.

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  38. My favorite tradition is celebrating St. Nicholas day. On 12/5, my daughters put out their shoes in front of their bedroom doors. St. Nick brings them each a bag of chocolate gold coins, a Christmas ornament, and either a book or DVD.

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  39. Favorite tradition is watching Christmas vacation with my grown kids! Thx

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  40. We go to the local hometown parade and then over to the tree lighting.

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  41. We celebrate with our families in January and November, so our Christmas is very quiet with just our family at home. We have lasagna Christmas Eve, and Turkey and all the trimmings on Christmas day. We open gifts Christmas Eve usually. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  42. I'm following by bloglovin. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  43. are tradition is staying at mom's place...and getting up in the morning with the kids opening gifts and having breakfast

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  44. i follow your blog through email

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  45. My favorite Christmas tradition is Julotta.

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  46. I love baking Christmas cookies and driving through a local festival of lights!

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  47. Getting reAdy for the Hanukkah fair, latkes and doughnuts oh my!

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  48. We don't celebrate Christmas because my husband is always working on the holiday. We do try and have a good home cooked dinner to honor the holiday though.

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  49. My husband's family all go to my in-laws' home on Christmas Eve for food, fun and opening presents - always a good time.

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  50. We alternate between going to Perth and doing a big family christmas and having a quiet one with the four of us and meeting friends for brunch on the beach! I love all your patterns

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  51. We have a homemade Christmas advent calendar that has candy as well as small, hopefully meaningful activities to do each day.

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  52. Baking cookies with my husband. He always uses the duck cookie cutter, making an "Army of Duckness". Thanks!

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  53. I follow you with Bloglovin. Thanks!

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  54. I follow on Bloglovin! Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

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  55. Christmas! We always listen to Christmas music while decorating the tree, then order a pizza and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas together. I've been doing this for as long as I can remember!
    cnmartinez04@gmail.com

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  56. We celebrate Christmas. We try to attend Christmas Eve service. We make lots of cookies and candies. Have lots of family time.
    wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

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  57. I enjoy attending Christmas mass. The joy of the birth of Jesus is the reason for Christmas.

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  58. I follow you via Google Friends Connect.

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  59. Christmas Eve dinner consists of our favorite hors douvres. We're always looking for new recipes!

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  60. Christmas traditions in our house are taking a whole new turn as my 10 year old daughter is planning on cooking the Christmas dinner, I'm hoping that will take the pressure of me. She's an amazing baker and has made the Christmas cake for the past 2 years.

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  61. I live in Australia and we have a hot Christmas! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  62. I love baking cookies to give to my family and friends. Thanks

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  63. We celebrate Christmas. Stockings first followed by Stuffed French Toast for breakfast. Then presents, one person at a time, and lunch with any family that are in town or travel up.

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  64. Everyone comes to my house for a christmas.

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  65. on christmas eve we each get to choose and open one gift and then we have to wait until the morning to open the rest.

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  66. We always go to the midnight service on Christmas eve and then come home for mince pies and mulled wine

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  67. My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my children.

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  68. I am a new follower on GFC Heather Burgess

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  69. I absolutely love Orion, thanks! We have Xmas Eve dinner at my parents' house and Xmas morning breakfast at my house. I'm looking forward to it, but I don't want the season to fly by!

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  70. I follow you via Feedly thanks!

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  71. We build gingerbread houses on Christmas Eve and leave then for Santa. The kids love waking up in the morning and seeing bites missing.

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  72. This year will be different because we'll be spending it in Ohio rather than in Michigan, so I have no idea what we'll be doing!

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  73. One of the traditions is making cookies with my kids. We all enjoy this time very much!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  74. I follow via bloglovin

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  75. We celebrate Christmas around here. I wake up in the morning, give the animals new toys and treats, then spend the day with my parents and some extended family. :)

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  76. We have a 15 month old, so our holiday traditions are just starting! Looks like we will be doing Christmas Eve with one grandmother and on Christmas Day we will have the other over. Everything else is still taking shape! Next year we will have to start leaving milk and cookies for Santa.

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  77. Great patterns! We hang Christmas decorations and eat lots!!

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  78. I can see why Orion is so popular. That's lovely.
    We're quiet Christmas celebrators. The nativity, usually a tree and a few gifts.
    Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  79. We are have had a lot of transition lately so we are still setting our traditions for our little family. My favorite that has carried on is making cookies with the kids!

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  80. We get up early to open stockings together, then enjoy breakfast of overnight french toast. Most of all I enjoy being with my family :).

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  81. I'm a follower through Feedly.

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  82. Christmas breakfast at my parents house every year, then to my Aunts later in the day to eat a ton.

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  83. We go to Church on Christmas Day then come home to open presents

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  84. Thanks for a great giveaway. For holiday traditions we have St. Nicholas story and stockings on the 6th, and going to a movie as one big family on Christmas night.

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  85. We celebrate Christmas, and I love adding a new decoration to the tree each year. Thanks for the chance!

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  86. Our Christmas traditions are going to Christmas Eve service(s) and getting together with family.

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  87. I usually have a wonderful home cooked prime rib feast with friends on Christmas day.

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  88. I don't celebrate so I don't have a tradition. LOL

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  89. I am a new follower on bloglovin

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  90. My favorite tradition is the advent wreath. sarah@forrussia.org

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  91. I follow you with bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  92. Making Cookies - cookies - and fudge!

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  93. Our Christmas tradition is just to spend time with our family, it doesn't really matter whose house we are at as long as we are all together :)

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  94. We're still trying to find some new holiday traditions. Our children are still young, so we're building up things that my husband and I have brought from our own families growing up and then adding some new fun things that the kids enjoy too. ;)

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  95. Christmas cookies are one of my favorite traditions along with Christmas eve service.

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  96. We do Christmas and I love going around to see Christmas lights

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  97. We are just starting our family Christmas traditions! Mrsrachelsbooth at gmail dot com

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  98. I'm a follower of your blog via bloglovin.

    Mrsrachelsbooth at gmail dot com

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  99. We celebrate Christmas- though the location changes yearly lately! This year we'll be at home with our kids and then travel and celebrate with family the day after and the weekend. Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  100. My favorite tradition is the Holiday Parade that is held after Thanksgiving in my town.

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  101. Even though my two kids are in their 20's I still fill a stocking full of candy for them.

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  102. We do oyster stew on christmas eve and then go to midnight services.

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  103. We make "Nanna's fudge" as one of our holiday traditions.

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  104. thank you so much for sharing. these are great. I really love Orion and Itching to be Stitching. Since our children are now adults and on their own, my husband and I are starting new traditions. But we still go to church, in dramas and in the choir. We still all have pizza and chocolate milk the night before along with a white lamb cake I make and sing happy birthday to Jesus

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  105. I am a new Bloglovin follower

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  106. Holiday traditions include decorating the Christmas tree, making and decorating cookies and spending time with family and friends. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  107. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA! It is special to unpack the nativity figurines each Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  108. I follow on Bloglovin. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  109. We are starting some new Christmas traditions since we now have grandchildren. Last year we rode the Snowflake Express train with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Our kids like to have a chili supper on Christmas Eve with all the snacks and fixins while we watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation which everyone can quote by now. Thanks for the giveaway.
    smflks at gmail dot com

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  110. I follow along on Bloglovin. I am in love with your Orion quilt.
    (Michelle Folkerts account)

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  111. Love our Christmas Eve dinner. Its a mash up of my hubs and my dinners growing up.

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  112. We have an all appetizer meal on Christmas Eve. It is fun to try many different foods all in one meal. :)

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  113. Mom has everyone over to her house on Christmas Eve. We are offered drink of our choice as soon as we arrive and after saying hello and getting and giving hugs. We have a nice dinner and relax while the kids open their presents. Then it is the grownups turns. We do the dishes and clean up while the women chit chat and the men relax. Every year this is our family tradition.I have enjoyed all of your patterns. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving me the chance to win one of your patterns. Merry Christmas to you.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  114. Christmukkah hehehe LOVE that, I've been doing that since 1977, but never called it that!

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  115. Hi Kaye. I receive your newsletter by email. Rach C

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  116. We usually put up our tree late November after our local Christmas parade. This HAS to be done with Christmas music on. We also alternate where we spend Christmas as my family lives a 5hr drive away. When we do not travel we spend Christmas Eve with extended family and friends having a barbecue tea and lots of dessert, with the kids playing cricket in the yard.

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  117. Tree cutting in the mountains, sledding, reading the Christmas story, hot chocolate.....just everything that involves my family.

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  118. Love to make my once a year cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. Everyone is wiring to taste them this year again. I need to try a new recipe, but it's hard to do when I only bake them for this time. I think I'll stick withy the same. :-)
    Thanks for the chance. Happy Holidays to you!
    NaturallyFunDays(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. We have so many traditions. My favorites are baking cookies/making gingerbread houses, watching Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music all month long. Thanks for the chance. Love the star pattern!

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  120. We celebrate a double christmas - December 25th Christmas and then Orthodox Christmas in January. We we always leave decorating very late in December because that tree is going to stay up for another 2 weeks after the first Christmas celebration.

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  121. My family always watches The Christmas Story marathon while we open gifts on Christmas Eve every year- nothing crazy interesting, but it makes everyone happy! Thanks for the chance!

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  122. We always bake and decorate sugar cookies. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  123. Also, I follow you on Bloglovin. Cheers!

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  124. we watch every version of A Christmas Carol we can find...

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  125. we celebrate Christmas. We hang out on Christmas Eve and open gifts in the morning. It's always fun. ksmith8@emich.edu

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  126. i follow on BL ksmith8@emich.edu

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  127. My favorite Christmas tradition is our annual family Santa party- Everyone goes (cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc) and it is so much fun and great to have that time to see everyone!

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  128. I loooove Orien! So cool! My fav tradition is our Christmas stockings! The best part of all the gifts!

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  129. We celebrate Christmas with our extended family & we have lots of fun with an afternoon & evening of board games & karaoke singing. It's so lovely to have a fun & relaxing time with some family members that we don't get to see regularly. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  130. I follow via Bloglovin, thanks.

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  131. We always go cut down a tree with my dad (he's the one that has the most fun)

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  132. We do family gifts every Christmas Eve, no wish lists allowed! It is always fun to see what everyone gets for each other!

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  133. I follow via The Old Reader and Bloglovin'.

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  134. Holiday traditions: Christmas tree inevitably just a few inches to big for the car, requiring leaving the window open with the tree sticking out! And fruitcake - real fruitcake that is solid nuts & fruit with only as much batter as needed to keep it together.

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  135. And I am a bloglovin follower. :)

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  136. 25 books of Christmas for my daughter! Each night we let her open a new book to read that night! She has quite the little library for a three year old! :)

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  137. We always go to Grandma's for Christmas Eve, have a big dinner, open gifts and then go to the candlelight service. This year we started doing an activity Advent calendar too.

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  138. We celebrate Christmas. We have a tradition of having corned beef and swiss cheese on rye w/pickles on Christmas Eve for dinner. I have no idea where it came from but that's been our Christmas Eve dinner for as long as I can remember. Oh and baking Christmas cookies with my mom and now my daughter :)

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  139. I like to spend Christmas morning with my grandsons and have a yummy brunch!

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  140. On the 6th of January a funny witch called the Befana comes bringing coal (made of sugar) if you haven't been good and sweets if you have! You get them in a sock (a bit like a Christmas sock but usually made of burlap!).

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  141. We celebrate Christmas and this year my husband I are going to my parent's home in Colorado where 5 out of us 8 siblings should be there!

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