Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog Hop Giveaway!!

Tis the Season..as they say!!
And what fun...another Quilter's Blog Hop!  This one is organized by the Quilters Gallery and is filled with giveaways.....now that is Christmas Spirit!!

Go and check out all the fun stuff going on at the Blog Hop Party!!



So.....what can I put up for my giveaway???
How about one of these.....

It is kind of Christmassy (is that a word??) and I would love to send it off you one of you as my Blog Hop Christmas present!!

What do you need to do?
Enter by telling me what is the most fun Christmas tradition you have in your family!
and
second chance: Let me know if you are  follower!

These giveaways are open to everyone...international visitors welcome...starting Dec 10 till Dec 17. I will make the draw the evening of Dec 17. Please be sure to include your email so I can reach you if you win. And stay tuned :)

147 comments:

  1. My favourite tradition is a massive Christmas breakfast with cinnamon buns and everything else you could love before we open gifts. It's wonderful!

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  2. Oh my tradition used to be all of us walking through the woods to find that perfect tree....but, now you can't do that..people don't want you cutting them down...but I loved it.

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  3. Our most enjoyable Christmas activity is going to Christmas eve church ad seeing all the families that are home for Christmas

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  4. I am a follower! THanks for the chance!

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  5. My favourite Christmas tradition would have to be our annual party on Boxing day, the day after Christmas. We don't have family around here so that is our "family" get together!

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  6. When the whole family finally gets together, we all stand around the butcher block in the kitchen and have a mass tequila shot with lime and salt. Good times!

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  7. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making 'monkey bread' with the grandchildren on Christmas morning while we are waiting for all the adults to wake up to open presents. It's a mess of sugar and cinnamon all over the kitchen but they have so much fun helping. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  8. I am a follower - oh, I love these bags you have been making!!

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  9. It's our heritage favorite - the orange in the toe of the stocking - stockings get dumped just to get that orange first.

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  10. I love the advent calendar tradition I just started this year with my kids!
    Ana

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  11. putting the tree up and the kids (now teens) have their own bag of decorations the put on it

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  12. gone next door and friends on Christmas Eve

    adashave@nf.sympatico.ca

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  13. My favourite Christmas tradition is making fresh, homemade pasta (an homage to our Italian roots)..

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  14. one of the favorites would be making the strudel .... I had assumed it was tradition and none of the brother inlaws said anything different sew now we have been doing it for over 30 yrs . Before it was kind of hit and miss if there was time.Now it is something everyone looks for, even on my side of the family.

    funny how food seems to become traditions .... comfort and memories I think

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  15. My favorite Christmas tradition is getting together with the extended family on Christmas eve at my Dad's house. He is gone now, though, this is our second Christmas without him, so at times it's hard. We miss him. We still get together though at his house with our stepmother, and tell funny stories about him.

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  16. My favorite tradition is getting together with the family on Christmas eve. We have an appetizer only meal. It's a chance to try many different recipes. Thanks for a chance to win this great looking bag! :)

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  17. I love to play Krokinole with everyone at Christmas. Nice to find another Canadian blogger! Thanks.

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  18. One of our favorite traditions is Christmas Eve when the children select the gift giver - who passes out the Christmas gifts.

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  19. Our fav tradition is everyone opening one Christmas gift on Christmas Eve after dinner. Thanks!

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  20. I have been following for a while.

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  21. Ever since my girls were little I would get them a brush and comb set for Christmas and now that they are on their own they still expect it. So now I have started doing that for the granddaughters as well

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  22. Hmm. I should say decorating the Christmas tree and wrapping the presents.

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  23. My favorite tradition was making a gingerbread house with my sons , we used the leftover candy from Halloween to decorate it , fun times.

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  24. I am a follower . Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. Love to decorate the house for the holidays. Now that we have 4 grandchildren living nearby, it is especially wonderful. I also love to have the grandkids over to bake and decorate gingerboy cookies and then we hide them all over the place.
    Happy Holidays,
    Nettie
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  26. On Christmas Eve, we break open a pinata full of candy and small gifts!

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  27. I became a follower to your blog. Faborite tradition is puting up my little tree with all my snowman ornaments.
    Blog Hopper from Eugene, Oregon

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  28. My favorite tradition is building Gingerbread houses with my family. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and Merry Christmas

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  29. Hi Flo,
    I love discovering fellow Canadian quilters - I am a new follower from your neighbouring province of Alberta- and my home city is Edmonton.
    What a terrific bag you have created as a prize.
    I have not made many bags and not for a long time but yours is a beauty.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Edmonton,
    Anna

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  30. Our favorite tradition is to have a tree trimming party for friends and family to come and visit and share in the decorating of a tree.
    It will be a bit different this year as our son has moved to Charlottetown and will not be with us for Christmas.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  31. My favourite thing is the church service at midnight on Christmas eve! after the service we all have mince pies and mulled wine!

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  32. Well that's a no-brainer for me!!! Opening presents! Love your bag!

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  33. What a beautiful bag! Funny, I love to make bags, but never make them for myself. Go figure. LOL This one is really pretty. I love the way you got your blog name. I tend to flit from one thing to another ALL the time. LOL

    I'm a new follower!

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  34. My favorite thing is the special baking that I do at Christmas. The house always smells wonderful!

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  35. Opening the presents and watching others open theres.
    The bag is wonderful thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. hey you are from Saskatoon.....I'm from Saskatoon...lol Small world!! I just love being with family at Christmas so that is my favourite tradition

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  37. My favorite tradition is having all the kids and their kids over to exchange gifts. I love the chaos of so many people and so much excitement.

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  38. We go sledding Christmas Eve Day. It's become a big deal with our children, we invite everyone, sled, have hot chocolate and chili and are home by 2 to make final preparations for our
    Christmas Eve dinner and celebration.

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  39. What a wonderful giveaway. My favorite tradition is to get together with my family every Christmas Eve.

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  40. My favorite family tradition is making homemade pizza on Christmas Eve

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  41. What a great giveaway! I am your newest follower

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  42. That's really pretty. I guess it would be making Christmas cookies.

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  43. my favorite Christmas tradition is baking cookies with my daughter :-)

    Thanks for the chance to win

    Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

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  44. Following you!

    Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

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  45. We get up and have cinnamon buns OJ and coffee then we start opening gifts first is the stockings then the rest. Thank you for such a nice giveaway. I can't use it for myself but I do have three sister-in-laws and a mother and mother-in-law. Happy Holiday to You and Yours. I also follow

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  46. My favorite tradition is being with family and watching "A Christmas Story" all day Christmas and shouting out the funny lines.

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  47. My favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree with the kids and singing carols!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!!

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  48. We always have Christmas hash and biscuits for Christmas breakfast at my hubbys mom's! LOVE it!

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  49. I just became a follower of your blog, because I like why you named your blog Butterfly Quilting. I am the same as you, moving from project to project.

    Since my DH and I live so far away from most relatives we just celebrate together. This year we sort of adopted a young family and they invited us to join them this Christmas.

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  50. Getting together with the whole family on Christmas eve. We've done it for years. Thanks so much for a very generous giveaway.

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  51. Making Christmas cookies together as a family - every one wears an apron! Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  52. Going out for breakfast on Christmas eve, it became a tradition one year when i was sick and my dh took the kids out and now we go out every year

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  53. My favorite thing to do is getting together with my grandchildren to decorate the tree. Thank you for the wonderfull giveaway. Joyce--ccarter13@windstream.net

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  54. My favorite tradition is the Jesse Tree, which I made with my kids a couple of years ago. :)

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  55. Flo: Christmas traditions are so vast and all are extremely wonderful. We began keeping a family album when we married close to 50 years ago, that album gets opened once every Christmas eve, and all of the memories of our missing loved ones are shared, then we know that Christmas is a blessing we all have in common, and our loved ones not forgotten. It's such fun to pass on the stories of our family members to the young ones who are always ready for a good story and more chuckles and to learn the history of their backgrounds.

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  56. We like to go to a carol service at an old unseated church in our town. They serve shortbread cookies shaped like the church and hot apple cider. You can leave a comment on my bog if my name is picked.

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  57. We like to go to a carol service at an old unseated church in our town. They serve shortbread cookies shaped like the church and hot apple cider. You can leave a comment on my bog if my name is picked.

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  58. We go out for a drive to see the Christmas lights and then go for hot chocolate.

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  59. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is the Grand children making ginger bread houses

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  60. We go to a tree farm to cut down our own Christmas tree every year. it is really special for us.

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  61. Our tradition is eating mine pies for breakfast on Christmas day, am following.

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  62. We have a "camp out under the Christmas tree night" in our house some time between Christmas and New Year's. It's lovely to read books by the tree light and snuggle in to a night full of sugar plum dreams.

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  63. We read the Christmas story of Christ birth.

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  64. The thing that I like to do now that my kids are grown and out of the house are watch as many of the Christmas movies that are on TV as possible.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  65. I am a new follower.

    lsandes@cocmast.net

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  66. I've been following your blog for quite a while. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  67. BEAUTIFUL bag! Thanks for the chance to win. One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is drive around on our Friday date nights and look at Christmas lights (with my husband and 4-year old son.) Happy holidays.

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  68. Nice bag! I would love to win that! I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

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  69. We used to go pick out a tree off our property in the mountains. Now, we live in the suburbs of southern CA, so we have a nice fake one. Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

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  70. Getting together with family is the best tradition.

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  71. Every year I make my younger grandsons a pair of boxer shorts in Christmas fabrics. They wear them to bed all year round. And they dont wear out in a year so unless they are outgrown, they now have a few pairs. They love getting them to see what pictures are on the fabric.

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  72. We don't celebrate Christmas at our house, but my favorite holiday thing is baking. I then donate the cookies and pies to fundraisers to help the less fortunate.

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  73. we always have bake day with all the girls in the family. we laugh, and eat and make cheese balls, and eat some more! LOL...

    Lorene

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  74. Lovely purse. I love the baking of cookies. It is really the only time of the year I bake. I haver someof the best recipes

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  75. That purse is very nice! Our Christmas tradition has to do with various foods some of the family members like but don't often buy for themselves...snack-type things or (in one case) black olives! We make sure those things are ALWAYS in their stockings on Christmas morning. I never realized how much it meant until the one daughter asked, once she married, if that meant she'd not get her black olives in a stocking any longer!!! (The answer: She DOES still get them!!!) We have other traditions but that one seems to mean the most to the kids!

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  76. Oh Wow, we have so many, but the best is hot chocolate christmas eve after opening all the presents. Just tops off the evening and sends the kids off to bed!

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  77. Christmas Eve we ride around and view all the beautiful light displays and decorations.

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  78. My favorite tradition is getting together with our grown children and their spouses (no grandchildren yet) and opening presents together.

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  79. my favorite Christmas tradition is one we started just a couple years ago. Most of our kids (now grown) live far enough away that we dont get to see them at Christmas...so instead of just hanging out at the house my husband and I got to the soup kitchen in our town and help out with Christmas dinner

    It is just a blessing to be able to share ourselves

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  80. My favorite tradition is a big family dinner on Christmas Day.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. GFC follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  82. We have a big Christmas dinner with lots of people. we invite others who have no family left. we play a game where we draw for a present and than can steal one form someone else.Its makes for lots of fun.

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  83. Karaoke with my family members :)
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  84. What a great giveaway. thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. One of my favorite traditions is coming down early to turn the lights on the tree before my children get up. Then opening presents with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies, my favorite breakfast!

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  86. My favourite tradition is filling the Christmas stockings and watching everyone open theirs!

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  87. As my son has become a teenager, we're working on traditions that he will actually join us in. We usually like driving around to look at lights.

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  88. We like to eat snacks and watch the movie "A Dream for Christmas" on Christmas Eve

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  89. A very fun tradition that we stared doing a few years ago is playing Dirty Santa! You NEVER know what may be in the gift you select! We have a $10 limit and it is amazing at what you can find or make for $10, if you really put some thought into it! There will usually be a few hilarious gag gifts that have a $10 bill tucked into the bag with the gift... I am on the lookout all year long for my Dirty Santa gifts--- it's such fun! :-) Thank you for the chance to win that lovely bag-- and I *NEED* it-- you should see the one I've been carrying -- it's getting OLD! :-)

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  90. The most fun thing is baking & eating cookies at Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful bag.

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  91. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  92. I love baking cookies. lovely bag. I cross my fingers. hugs

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  93. Having the Nisse lady visit with family and friends is definitely a fun tradition. Thanks

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  94. My step daughter and I did one of my favorites this past weekend. We made recipes in a jar, filled Christmas mugs with goodies and made christmas baskets of goodies, these go to her friends and family members.. and my grandson wanted to know when the kids day for decorating the gingerbread houses will be this year... love traditions./

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  95. I became a follower
    A day or two in the kitchen baking all kinds of Christmas cookies. Santa gains weight in our house.

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  96. Lovely bag! The best tradition is getting together with as much family as can make it. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  97. Our Christmas tradition is that we open up one gift on Christmas eve.

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  98. I would love to win...awesome give-a-way...Christmas...a day spent in my Christmas pajamas, putting together a Christmas puzzle, watching my two kitties open their gifts and eating whatever suits my fancy....have a wonderful holiday.

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  99. I had to become a follower. My blog addy is butrfly2200.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    :)Carol

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  100. My most fun tradition at Christmas time is baking cookies and then eating them of course.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    :)Carol
    mcnabca@efirehose.net

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  101. I'm a new follower, great giveaway!

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  102. Our most fun tradition at Christmas is a White Elephant exchange for the adults, it is a lot of fun and laughs! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  103. One of our favorite traditions is to read the night before CHristmas on CHristmas eve.

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  104. i'm a silent follower. You make my days bright! I too flit from this to that and loving every bit of it still wish I could actually finish every pattern i clip or buy! So now I am not so silent. Christmas tradition: a box of windup (no batteries allowed) Christmas toys and puzzles that we have been giving and receiving for 25 years. The basket only comes out at Christmas time and the adults play as much as the little ones.

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  105. Seeing the kids open up their presents from each other to each other. They just started buying for one another a couple of years ago, and it's nice to see them getting involved in the fun of shopping for another family member.

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  106. We have a big brunch, with cinnamon buns, oh and champagne and orange juice, then open gifts.

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  107. A tradition at Christmas is a water fight with buckets of water or water pistols when its really hot - with all the family - young and old. Also a game of cricket

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  108. Mum and I sit up every Christmas Eve and watch the Christmas Carols on TV while sipping on Bailey's. We have done it for years , since my children were tiny (they are all now adults)
    Thanks for the Give Away

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  109. The school carols - my daughters and I attended the same convent school. It is very nostalgic to go for the carol service.

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  110. the most fun ... hmm I think that's the "snowball battle" usually 10 to 15 of us when we visit the grandparents (well they don't play along anymore)

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  111. My favorite tradition is a polish tradition of having "opwatke". It's a tradition to have this wafer bread with family to wish them a new year filled with love and happiness. Thanks for the chance.

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  112. My favorite tradition is baking Cookies,fudge, and now my hubby and I Play Mr and Mrs Santa Clause for the different groups around here, and we enjoy it very much. Love to see the children and adults faces.

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  113. What a great bag. I love hand made purses and would love to win this one. My most fun Christmas tradition is the family get together at my nieces. It's controlled chaos. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  114. My favorite is Christmas egg breakfast, and potatoes too. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  115. New follower on GFC, The Sleepy Dreamer
    lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  116. We don't really have a tradition. Christmas Eve we go to my parents house, we exchange gifts with my family. We host Christmas Day at our home. We open gifts from Santa with our 12 yr old son on Christmas morning. That's about it. I still don't think it's tradition? ;->

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  117. Tradition is to get together as a family a couple weeks before Christmas and make candies and cookies.

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  118. We go down the street to the cousins' house a few days ahead for a dinner of black beans & rice with s'mores for dessert.

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