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Friday, October 15, 2010

Discovering Possibilities Event (and giveaway)!!

Last week we had to split up our creative team between the Provo Craft Swarm and the rockin' Oh My Crafts Discovering Possibilities Event in Salt Lake.

Here's some fun pictures of our gals teaching and playing with the fun ladies at the Oh My Crafts Discovering Possibilities event!! Shauna Lund and Linda Holley (amazing sisters) taught a fun Holiday Traditions album at this event. Everyone loved receiving their own i-rock tool and learn how fun and easy the i-top tool is! 
Shauna and Linda
Students completing their Holiday Tradition album in class.
The students loved putting together this beautiful 6x6 Holiday Traditions album (the same fun class Lori taught at Scrapfest)!! In fact, scroll down to find out how you can WIN one of these class kits!
Holiday Traditions 6x6 Album

Shauna and Linda with the fun students!
Group Shot!!
Lots of Imaginisce Giveaways!! 
Want to be a WINNER!!?? We had a few leftover class kits from this event and we want to pass them along to THREE lucky winners one of the Holiday Traditions 6x6 class kits. The kit INCLUDES an i-rock tool and everything you need to complete this darling album!! Tell us about your favorite holiday tradition and we'll pick a winner next week!

188 comments:

ME said...

My favorite holiday tradition is opening my Christmas stocking with my brother. I'm 31 and he's 25 and it's still the best part of the day!

fuzzyfoot1 at yahoo dot com

Melanie Stanczyk said...

My favorite holiday tradition is the family gathering and having a super yummy meal together!

I would really love to win an i-rock tool and an awesome album...so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

our favorite holiday tradition is the day after thanksgiving in our small town-we have a fun festival that kicks off the christmas holiday. the kids have so much fun and santa is there. it is so much fun! we look forward to it every year! the album sounds like so much fun--would love to win!

skurin said...

Our annual Tea Party is my favorite Christmas tradition. All the women and girls in our family get together for a real tea party. We have all kinds of snacks and treats, and then we auction off the gifts we brought. The money we raise goes to charity.

Liz said...

I would have to say it's 4th of July. Is FAvorite holiday with our tradition of seeing fireworks
We were married this day and we always see a firework show.
It's nice cause all family friends usually remember so we all celebrate together.

Emily said...

My favorite holdiay tradition is getting out the ornaments to put on the tree. I am fortunate enough to have been given the ornaments that belonged to both sets of my grandparents. Some of them are very old and handmade. We love to take turns putting them on the tree and telling the stories about them, and remembering the good times of the Christmas' past. It keeps those who aren't with us any longer alive in spirit, and teaches our children about those they were never able to meet.

As I think about this, I can't wait to get out those ornaments!

Kathy said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had by everyone! My favorite Holiday tradition is baking cookies and treats with my kids. We bake lots of different treats each year and make gift baskets to share with famiy and friends.

Jamie said...

My favorite holiday tradition is the decorating of the tree. We do it every year just after Thanksgiving.

Amy said...

How fun!! My favorite Christmas holiday tradition is when my whole family gets together for a Christmas party and we craft, exchange gifts, eat, and play games. One of my other favorites is when my mother, sisters, and I get together and make Christmas candy. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Melissa D. said...

Thanks for sharing the leftover class kits! My favorite tradition is putting up a little tree in my kids' bedroom that I used to put in my bedroom as a child. Complete with the same ornaments and nativity!

shari said...

My favorite holiday tradition is going to church with the whole family on Christmas Eve. and then having a get togeather afterwards with everyone. Thanks for the great giveaway, I'm a follower and would love to win. Shari (cricutrookie)

Colleen said...

When my girls were younger we would wrap up 24 different Christmas Story books on Thanksgiving weekend and place them in a basket. Starting Dec 1st through the 24th, one of the girls would pick a book to unwrap and that would be that night's bedtime ritual. Since my girls are now "grownup" in their minds (high school and middle school) they have decided that they are too old and busy for this tradition, but assure me that when they have children the tradition will continue.

Jeriberry said...

my favorite holiday tradition is playing board games with my family on christmas eve. We all get together and celebrate before any presents are opened.

Erika said...

My favorite holiday tradition is spending christmas eve with my husband's family and then doing presents with him christmas morning then spending christmas day evening with my family. My family we do dinner and every year we change it up, one year chinese food, one year mexican, etc. LOVE IT!

Martine Labelle said...

My favorite Holiday tradition is spending Christmas Eve with my family. We have a big dinner, then we play board games (yes, everybody, even my dad who never likes to play! lol!)until midnight, when we open our presents!

Laurie! said...

My favorite holiday tradition, and this is very silly but we love it, is going to Walgreens on Christmas Day. It always ends up that my mom forgot something she needed for whatever it was she was making to take over to our family gathering and so either my dad or I have to make a Walgreens run. Glad the store is open on Christmas Day!

Jessica Wekenman said...

The class looks like it was so much fun! My favorite holiday tradition is putting up all the holiday decorations and wrapping the gifts and making the cards! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm dying for an irock!

Rhonda Miller said...

My favorite holiday tradition is to spend a quiet Christmas Eve with my family. Each of the kids gets to open one gift and then we read Luke 2 and either listen to some Christmas music or watch a movie together before helping the kids put out their stockings and go to bed.

Kath said...

I love Christmas Eve. We go to Church together as a family, eat a light dinner, and let the kids open gifts from the grandparents. It's so nice and laid-back and pleasant.

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Although we are all grown ups with our own families and traditions every year my brother and I and our respective families go to my parents place and help them decorate their tree. It's always a nice evening of family time without the usual distractions and is a great way to kick off the holiday season!

Bobbi said...

My favorite holiday tradition is I have Christmas Eve dinner for my side of the family and then I have Christmas Day dinner for my DH's side of the family. We started this tradition 5 years ago when I had my DD because we did not want to run from house to house. It is a lot of work, but I love having everyone over to my house to celebrate the holiday with us. We have lots of food and laughs.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

My favorite holiday tradition on Christmas Eve is getting in our new pj's, watching the Polar Express & then sprinkling the reindeer dust on the lawn with my hubby & babies (5 & soon to be 2) Thanks, this will be an awesome early Christmas gift for one lucky person!
Staci

Christy said...

that mini is sooo cute! My favorite tradition is our holiday birthday parties! My bday is the 19th and my baby brother's is the 24th so we always have birthday cake on Christmas Eve after church.

Lara said...

My favorite tradition is making sugar cookies.

Melissa said...

We have lots of holiday traditions, beginning with putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving to taking it down on New Year's Day. But I think my favorite is listening to Harry Connick Jr.'s Christmas CD. It always puts me in the Christmas spirit. Sometimes, I listen to it for fun in the middle of July!

Denise said...

My favorite holiday tradition is making homemade sugar cookies with my son. It takes a couple days to do it and we have so much fun doing it.

Tracy Mac said...

My favourite holiday tradition is playing cards with my family after supper. Also, since I've had children (mine are still in toddler stage) I love watching my kids get excited about everything from the company at our house, the food, the tree, & the presents :)

Kelly Swosinski said...

What a great album ! My favorite tradition is putting up the tree !!

Jenni said...

On Thanksgiving night after everyone leaves from our big family dinner and all the stress from planning is over, my family likes to watch Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. We love to get in the Christmas spirit and compare our families and how fun/ ridiculous they both are!

Drayia said...

My favourite christmas tradition is the 12 days of Christmas. Depending on the year or where we lived it worked in 2 different ways. When we were new to the area we would decorate a basket and fill it with christmas goodies both homemade and store bought we would also include a big Red Bow. In the basket was a note "Please enjoy these special treats then refill the basket including a Red Bow to pass alone to a neighbour. Please hang the Red Bow on your door so that others can see that you have already reiceved your christmas treats." Then on Christmas eve we would drive around our neighbour hood to see all the red bows. Other times we would chose a neighbour and leave treats for them for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. It really brought the true meaning of Christmas to my live as a child and I continue this tradition as much as possible with my family regardless of how little we might have for Christmas and Christ is about Giving!

Kelly Sas said...

I dream of attending an event by Provo Craft! Looks like so much fun and creative inspiration heaven. My fav holiday tradition is setting up our Christmas Village with the kids. They each have their favorite home, part of the village, etc to set up. We do it at the start of the season which also makes it a special tradition.

Sandra said...

we make a gingerbread house Thanksgiving weekend - it is a decoration in our house until January 1 where we smash the house!
Sandra

Wende said...

My favorite holiday tradition is to have a late night Christmas Eve dinner with friends then go caroling in the neighborhood. It is always fun and reminds us of what "it" is all about. Sharing, giving and loving!

Diana said...

I want an i-rock tool!!! My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve when my side of the family gets together and the cousins all play games--LOVE that!

Tanya said...

Love the album! My favorite is putting up the tree, the day after Thanksgiving at my moms. My sister and her family and my family all go and help mom, then we order pizza!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

yougotmel said...

my favorite tradition always has and always will be spending Christmas Eve at my parent's...the entire day. We do a huge seafood feed at noon and spend the afternoon hanging out. anyone who doesn't have another family gathering that evening sticks around and watches movies all night!

Maureen Reiss said...

Our favorite tradition is putting out the cookies and milk for santa and sprinkling oatmeal on the snow outside for the reindeer. The kids are so excited in the morning when they see both are gone.
Thanks for the chance to win

EileenMV said...

My favorite holiday tradition is eating taco's with my family on Christmas eve before we open the presents!!! It's kind of a weird one - but that's why it's so special!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

My favorite tradition is just a wonderful Christmas dinner with the entire family... gets a little loud and boisterous at times, but love abounds and that is what makes the day so special!
Sheila at shesasassylady at hotmail dot com

TeenaBugg38 said...

I don't really have a "tradition". I recall Christmases at a friends house when i was growing up....her extended family was HUGE and there wasn't much money but they had a wing ding of a Christmas....her family all drew names and everyone handmade a gift, and they had a huge potluck kinda Christms dinner with everyone bringing a dish......I hope to adopt these same tradition in my own family and I ALWAYS want my kids friends to feel the warmth and love I felt at MY friends house!!

Stephanie said...

I love that every year my husband buys himself a gift and wraps it and when he opens gifts we are all trying to figure out if it is the one he bought and wrapped and put under the tree for himself! It is always something fun! I also love that Christmas Eve my girls open their Christmas PJ's and then off to bed!

Thebug415 said...

My favorite holiday traditions involve food...of course...lol. We have a cookie making day with my mom and my girls. We also like to bake yummy monkey bread for Christmas breakfast too.

monica said...

la mia vacanza preferita ????in autunno quando tutti lavorano io mi godo le vacanze in qualche posto soleggiato

Jen said...

My favourite holiday tradition is eating a big breakfast on Christmas morning with my family. We did this with my parents when I was younger and we have continued the tradition with my kids.

K said...

On Christmas eve we get up & put on new PJs, spend the day playing games and relaxing as a family. Meals are kept extremely simple with everyone helping out. Then in the evening we each have a bath with new bath products (& toy for the kiddies) before bed.

Its a lovely calm family day before the rather busy Christmas day & is my favourite tradition.

Carrie said...

My favorite holiday tradition is spending time with my family usually over some yummy food! :-) Thank you for the chance to win!

Charisma3103 said...

My favourite holliday tradition was always having Christmas dinner at my grand parents house . All the family was there and no one ever left hungry it was so much fun and all the love the family had for each other really showed. We haven't had a big famil;y Christmas like that in over 22 years since my grandfather passed away.

Janie Boots
boots3103@hotmail.com

Moni said...

MY fav holiday tradition is prepering Christmas tree with my boy. Love to see him decorating the tree and smiling and singing. He loves Christmas, so do I. Than he, goes to my parents house and he decorates their tree as well.
Hugs,Moni

Nitasha said...

My favorite holiday tradition involves being surrounded by family and just truly enjoying each other's company. After dinner, we just sit around and tell stories about the 'good old days'!

Betsy said...

My favorite holiday tradition is making boxes for Operation Christmas Child We get together with friends and family and pack gift filled shoeboxes. We have done it together the past 15 years and it's so cool to know that we are helping to bless needy kids in other parts of the world! My "2nd fave" tradition is stockings at mom's house. This is really the only place we do fun stockings and we love opening all of the little stuff who doesn't need new socks, and smelly lotions and sparkly pens???

Suzuki said...

We spend our holidays always lounging after present opening watching good movies and snacking on the favorites that everyone contributes to the festivities every year and everyone knows that "certain" foods will be there!!!

Ashleigh said...

My new fav Christmas tradition is Elf on the Shelf. We started this last year with my son and cant wait to bring Mo the elf out again!

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I would have to say Thanksgiving we got to the in laws every year and cooking not always traditional meal of Turkey but that's what makes it fun.
It's just nice that we do this each year the boys 25, 24 and they are good Men and go.
What's better than food and family.

♥♥ CHARITYCRAFTER! ♥♥ said...

My favourite holiday tradition is dressing our Christmas tree together x Leigh x

Lydia said...

My favorite holiday tradition will always be decorating the christmas tree, whether alone or with my whole family this is a tradition that I love and cherish!!

XXOO AMY said...

We have several "theme" trees that we decorate all together, but I have one that I decorate all by myself. It has all the ornaments that my dad (who passed away 3 yrs ago) bought me. He got me one every year for Christmas and wrote the year on it. I love the memories that go with each and every one.

KellyG said...

Love that kit, looks like everyone had fun!! One of my favorite traditions is going and cutting down our Christmas tree, we always have so much fun, no matter what the weather is like!

Jennybean said...

Every year I find a special ornament to get for each of my children to signify something that happened or that they loved in the past year. That way, when they grow up and move out, they'll have a start to their own ornament collection.

perezmom said...

My fav tradition is picking out the Christmas tree and watching the Griswold's Crazy Christmas antics and watching 24 hours of "You'll Shoot you Eye Out" and ....

How can I pick one?

-Kristin

Tona said...

My favorite holiday tradition is baking a huge variety of cookies with my mom. Sadly, I'll be baking the cookies by myself this year but maybe I'll get my husband involved & start a new tradition.

Dawn said...

Would I like to win??? YES!!!
My favorite is making MANY platters of cookies to hand out to neighbors and local fire station and then to the nursing home staff.

Snips and Snails said...

I love putting out Luminarias every Christmas Eve. I have been doing this with my family since I was little and have continued it with my own family now.

Pretty Little Paper Love said...

My favorite Holiday tradition is after Thanksgiving my hubby & the kids leave to go visit his parents a few hours away and I get to spend all of Black Friday weekend alone & shopping! :D

nadine said...

My favorite holiday tradition is taking my daughter to pick out a special ornament each year that symbolizes something that she has done or accomplished during the year. We spend many hours looking in all the shops for just the right ornament.

chene said...

My favorite tradition is our Christmas Movie Night. My family comes over or we meet at my mom's house, eat junky food and watch a few holiday movies. I love the time we spend together to do this.

CKMommy said...

My favorite tradition is Christmas shopping with my parents and sisters...we have a blast!

Denise said...

Adding at least one new, special ornament to the tree each year. I have fun searching for a really special one.
DeniseB

jan farnworth said...

my favorite holiday tradition is opening gifts on christmas morning but opening on per family member so that each person gets to open it and show it off. it can be nerve racking waiting your turn but fun to enjoy watching others open what santa left them.

stefeni said...

Looks like you ladies had a lot of fun! My favorite tradition is opening presents on Christmas day then going over to the relatives for yummy potluck all day. I only get to do these family get togethers once a year now since I'm on the mainland so I really cherish the family time.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Kathy Martin said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is getting together with my good friend to bake our Christmas goodies together! :)

Jess said...

I love that at every holiday no matter what the traditional food my family just makes lots of baked pasta dishes. Forget the turkey and stuffing, we're all about the lasagna.

Colleen B. said...

My kids are still small so decorating the christmas tree would be my favourite holiday tradition. To see their little faces light up and the excitement building up leading towards christmas - want to enjoy this as long as possible!

Rosalee said...

Seems like u guys had so much fun.
My favorite thing about christmas is opening presents. I also love watching my husband open his presents. The look on his face is priceless when he sees what he's gotten. Thanks for the chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Chris Wooten said...

Our favorite holiday tradition is on Christmas Eve, hold Famlies get together. We then take new additions to our family a trip through Tanglewood Park to see the lights

chris
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Trickut said...

I have 2 favorite traditions. First fav, is after spending christmas eve at my moms house, hubby and I load up the kids and drive around looking at lights, when we get home the kids open a gift of new pj's, put them on then we read "The Night Before Christmas" before bed. Second fav, every year my 2 sisters and I take all our children 8 this year, to my moms house and we all bake then decorate cutout cookies together, just as we did when we were little! Thank you for a super giveaway.

Rachel
gl2814@zoominternet.net

Lesley from WI said...

Our favorite holiday tradition is when St. Nick visits. We have a scavanger hunt that my husband puts together and St. Nick leaves us poems all over the house. We have so much fun finding our gifts and then opening our stockings!!

Shawninaz said...

We always spend Christmas Eve with my husbands family. First we go to our Church Christmas Eve service, then out for Mexican Food and then to my Mother In Laws to open gifts. I always look forward to this special night.

Steph B said...

My FAVORITE tradition happens 2 weeks before Christmas! Before all the crazyness of the entire family showing up we go away for a weekend to this small snowy mountain town, stay in a nice hotel and visit the Heritage Rail Way Museum to have evening train rides with the yards all lit up with Christmas lights. It is extremely peaceful, and the kids really enjoy themselves! This is our Christmas present to them!

Chelle said...

We never put any gifts under the tree until the kids are in bed and asleep..sometimes not until 2 in the morning (what with neighbour holiday parties)..then that way I get to see the magic of the holiday when they get up in the morning. My older two still love it.

AJ said...

My favorite holiday tradition is to play and sing Christmas Carols!

marilyn said...

My favorite holiday tradition is just spending time with my parents and enjoying the holiday with them. They are getting older and I treasure these times with them. It is nice to slow down the holiday hustle and bustle and just visit!

Joli said...

My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas plates!! My dad has bought me one every year since I was born, I now how a huge collection of plates and nowhere to put them, but someday I will display they all proudly!!

Tigerrlyli said...

My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with the whole family and eating all the wonderful food.

Kelly said...

Years ago I gave my best friends Mom a set of 12 days of Christmas drinking glasses. Every year since (going on about 25 years now), they get pulled out and everyone takes a glass, then we gather around the piano and sing the 12 days of Christmas. Her parents have since passed away, but we keep the tradition alive and it is so much fun!

kelly
kbiendesigns@gmail.com

KimR said...

One of my favorite traditions is snuggling up with DH and our kitties in front of the tree with only the tree lights on and carols playing.

Barb said...

A favorite tradition in our home is opening our Christmas Eve "gift". It almost always is PJ's. It is carried over from my childhood. My brother and sisters still do it - and our married children do it!

Cynthia B. said...

My favorite holiday tradition is counting down the days 'til Christmas with my kids. We have several advent calendars that we've collected through the years, and in the mornings, sometimes I'll find them all ready to go for the day...my little "elves" often take care of that. ;)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly Massman said...

Our family tradition is just getting the family together (everyone if possible) and enjoying some time together!

craftymom205 said...

My favorite holiday tradition is all family getting together on Christmas Eve and having Christmas at my Dad's.

Debbie said...

Our favorite family tradition is making sugar cookies at Christmas. My mom first started in 1950, then kids came along and became a part of the tradition, and then grandchildren. My mom still has the original page she tore out of a magazine, proudly displayed on a scrapbook page.

Rebecca said...

My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies with the kids just like my Mom used to do with me :)

TeacherMom said...

My favourite holiday is Christmas and my favourite tradition is getting and trimming the tree with the kids. They get so excited to go to the tree farm and pick out our own big tree. There is nothing like the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree in your home. Then having them "help" me trim the tree and then sending them off to trim their own fake tree any way they want (as Mommy's tree has very strict rules about what goes on it and where it goes!!!) hee hee Thanks for the chance to win. Would love to have this kit sitting under my tree to give to a loving friend.

GreenScrap said...

Well my fave tradition is from my husband's family. They welcome Christmas during Thanksgiving with a Bingo Game with weird prizes. Before marring my husband I've never played bingo before. TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

My favorite holiday tradition is spending time with family that you don't get to see otherwise. Everyone has such busy lives and are so spread out. You get to be with them and just spend time, catch up and enjoy!!

Wendy C.
chloecsmom@gmail.com

mommyof5kidz said...

My favorite Holiday tradition is decorating the tree with my kids. I am SOOOO tempted to to "fix" it and rearragne the ornaments, but I sit back and let them decorate. It has more "inner" beauty that way. LOL

Melinda AKA medialady said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is getting all the ladies in the family together on Thanksgiving afternoon with our newspaper ads. We set up our next two days of shopping so we can get as many bargains as possible.

Kim said...

We always try to focus Christmas not on the Santa aspect but the Christ aspect, so to help us keep our perspective where it should be we always take time on Christmas Eve to read some scriptures and share the Lord's supper. It is just our way during the busy holidays to help us remember the real reason we are celebrating.

owlbeescrappin said...

Great photos! Wish I could have been there! Congratulations to all the lucky winners! My favorite holiday tradition is staying in our pajamas all day and enjoying family time with our girls by the fireplace and Christmas tree. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome gift! U-Rock!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

My favorite holiday tradition is having breakfest with my boys on Christmas morning. It is such a nice way to begin the day.
-Cher

gocanucksgo said...

Wow, looked like everyone had a great time! One of my favourite holiday traditions (unfortunately, we don't do it anymore =/) was a wrapping paper fight. Once we opened our presents, we would start throwing the wrapping paper at each other. Now we just get everyone together and have a great Christmas dinner and reminisce about our wrapping paper fights lol. Thanks so much =)

Melanie said...

My favorite holiday tradition is spending Christmas Eve at my grandparents.

sucor said...

My favorite Christmas holiday tradition is our family gathering on Boxing Day, December 26th. This leaves everyone free to spend Christmas day as they want. Another is a cookie made only at Christmas from a recipe handed down.

Kris said...

I would LOVE to win that!!! My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree, but I haven't decorated one since moving out of my parents' home several years ago. This will be my first year decorating a tree as a wife and a mommy :)

Leah said...

I have so many favorites but I would have to say making christmas cookies with my children. I love to see the joy when they create something special. I'm excited already!

Chris C said...

Our favourite holiday tradition is the game of cricket just before the christmas dinner - you see over here in NZ our Christmas is in early summer so we like to get out and enjoy the sun.

itsmelah said...

We have several Holiday Traditions. One of my many favorites is baking. My Mom taught me to bake and now I am teaching my daughter. I like passing this tradition down.

AnneMaflan said...

My favorite tradition is spending Thanksgiving morning baking with my mom and my sister, then watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the NFL football game with my whole family.

We do it every year and I just love it and look forward to it all year long!

Sandy Davis said...

My favorite is giving each of my kids and grandkids a box of what I call foo foo gifts!

Amy K said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is gathering with family that I don't see near often enough, and catching up with them!

Katrina said...

My favourite holiday traditions are for Christmas. We always decorate the tree on December 1st - all together and daddy puts the angel or star (whichever we decide for that year) on top. Then on Boxing day we continue our celebrations down at the beach in typical Aussie style - lots of fun and laughter to keep the spirit of Christmas going :)

NanaBeth said...

Making cards and small holiday room decor for the residents of our local nursing homes.

April said...

Very cool! My favorite Holiday tradition is getting my girls new pj's every year on Christmas Eve. They both get so excited to see what they'll be! :)
- April W

joni said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all! One of our many traditions is to have the kids put together their own gingerbread house...we've done it since they were very little and now they are in their 20's and when they come home, I still have them ready to create! And they still love to do it and get excited about decorating them!

Kirsten Moran said...

Driving around to see people's light displays:)

Lori C. said...

Our favorite tradition has been opening Granny Jammies on Christmas Eve. My mom has made PJ's for her Grandkids and Great-Grandkids for over 30 years. My girls can't wait to see what she has made just for them. They know that each pair was made with a lot of love. Sadly, my sweet Mom passed away this year. It won't be the same without her PJ's or her. Thanks for the opportunity to win your amazing kits!!!

pdrnc said...

Baking cookies is my favorite tradition. We make much more than we could ever eat so we pass them to neighbors and friends.

Charlotte Cornett said...

Our favorite tradition is allowing the kids to open One present on Christmas Eve. My kids are grown and they still get excited!

Scrapycandy said...

This giveaway is exciting! My favorite holiday tradition is the Christmas dinner...we bring out the best dishes and our favorite foods and take loads of pictures and get stuffed!

NANA R NASSAR said...

Xmas for sure! we get together to celebrate our Savior Jesus Christ and my grandpa birthday! xoxoxo

beulahmom said...

Gathering all our children and grandchildren together for a day of feasting and games!

Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway!!

Tracy Pea said...

Our favorite tradition is at Christmas. I've been collecting Little People Christmas sets since my kids were toddlers. They're teenagers now, but they still love to put out their special decorations every year. :)

ShoppingTamii said...

just being with family :)

aly said...

Spending time together as a family - it doesn't matter what we're doing!

Cindy d said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is decorating gingerbread cookies together. We always have so much fun and everyone gets to express their creativity.

Manhattan Mandie said...

I bake my Grandma's Gingerbread Boys. I've made them every year since she has died and it's a wonderful way to have her with me at the holidays. I'm so lucky to have the recipe written in her handwriting too!

Pamk said...

baking cookies with my boys. they'll be 14 and 21 this year and the still bake cookies with mom. Shush don't tell anyone lol. Great giveaway. I'd love to win it.

alwayscharlie said...

I have so many favorites but the most favorite is the family gathering at my house on Christmas eve.

Terry said...

My favorite tradition is on Christmas eve us and our kids go to an afternoon matinee movie together then we grab some chinese food on the way home and spend the evening playing some kind of game.

Tonie said...

Every year with a friend we plan a holiday craft event for our kids. They invite friends who have no idea what crafts are. The kids make something new each year along with gifts for their teachers.

Beth said...

My favorite family tradition is watching my dad carve the turkey while my older brother sneaks pieces.

karennarelle said...

my favourite family tradition is that we are all together on christmas day. no excuses, no maybes. we are always all home for christmas

Frank Garcia said...

Decorating my Christmas tree with my family making it sparkle and adding more and more decorations to it every year, which we use only
Golden decorations, it is indeed the best time of the year!

Pam AKA: picnic said...

My favorite holiday tradition is the season itself... I love Christmas, wish we would all enjoy the reason for the season and take the commercializtion out of it and just enjoy... Wish the world could just stop and EVERYONE have the day off the enjoy their famlies, enjoy my family is my favorite tradition...esp, the grandbabies... thanks

Manders said...

I. Would have to say thanksgiving because its the start of the family getting together my birthday sometimes lands on it and my nanee we have lots of food fun and laughter each person makes their specialty we r relaxed comfy not all dressed and we start in am and it last azll day we usually rent a movie and all fall asleep its really a great bonding and I look forward to it. i

Carole RB said...

My favourite holiday tradition is Christmas Eve party at my brother's with his children and all family

Jill P said...

Its been fun reading all of the comments! Like many others, we have 1 gift to open on Christmas Eve, and its always new pjs. Love the new kit! Hope I win!

Paper Gods said...

Favorite Holiday Tradition? Pumpkin Pie and looking at lights in the neighborhood with the kids. They are so innocent and beautiful when they are filled with wonder at that time of year. Mmmwah!
M...

Scrapfaire said...

My favorite holiday tradition growing up was putting all the presents from Santa on top of your bed (made up of course) so that when the grandparents came over on Christmas Day they could go from room to room and see what Santa brought everyone.

Glynis said...

My favorite holiday tradition is waking up to the smell of Christmas morning breakfast and sharing it with my family :O)

Princess said...

Ah, sweet holiday's. Could it get any better than great food and great company. I loved the tradition I had of getting up New Year's Day meeting friends for a frigid, icy mountain bike ride in the foothills of Colorado. And thanksgiving dinner never tasted so sweet like the year we served food to the homeless of our city. The greatest memories of holidays though, is loving and being loved by family and friends.

Jean said...

We have so many but my favorite has got to be pictures with Santa. It does not matter that my kids are now 26 and 22! I mean a tradition is a tradition. It should not stop just because one child is 6'2" and 300 pounds or the other is almost at the age where she should be bringing children of her own to do this! BUt, I have conceded to not dragging them to the mall anymore. Instead I bought a Santa suit for my husband and we take the pictures at home! Last year, however, they surprised me with photos with the mall Santa. They know how much it means to me and they did it on their own! I have an entire album of layouts of these photos.

Kim said...

My favorite holiday tradition is our Christmas Eve party. Every years since I was a little girl my mother would invite family and friends over for Christmas Eve. We would spend days preparing and making all kinds of Christmas treats and snacks. We still continue this tradition to this very day. I love the time spent with our family and friends on this special occasion.

HeidiK said...

I would have to say that my favorite Holiday Tradition is making Christmas cookies with my mom and now my daughter who is 7 has joined in. we spend an entire weekend doing this and have so much fun.

wustaz said...

I've got to tell you I am pretty excited about our holiday tradition of my siblings getting together. we started this after my brother died. it's a way to stay connected and to remember him

ddinak said...

My favorite Christmas Tradition is waking my sister up with, "Wake Up! Wake Up! It's Christmas!!!! Santa's been here!!!!" It was how I would wake her as kids and now that we're in our (ahem) 40's, she still finds it funny that I call Christmas Morning and scream into the phone!

juliem said...

My favorite tradition at christmas is having dinner with my family and playing games.
Hendersonville

Connie M said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is eating hot fresh cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas morning <3

Marielle said...

I would have to say baking cookies with my boys and stuffing a billion little things into their Christmas stockings LOL!!!! Thanks for the chance to win !! :)

Jodi Releford said...

My favorite tradition is putting up all of the Christmas decorations. They make the house so festive and set the scene for all of the holiday festivities. Ok, now I'm ready for Christmas!

Laura Stewart said...

looks like a fun kit!

Carol said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is our Christmas Eve Smorgasbord dinner with family.

Carol B

Lisa J said...

Decorating our Christmas tree has to be the best ever! Then to take a picture by it when its done. Would absolutely love to get the kit to complete the perfect LO for this! Thank you for the chance!

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Connie said...

I love spending Christmas Eve with my family. It's mom's birthday and a special family get together. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

My favorite tradition is new PJs on Christmas Eve (or tees for years when no one needs new PJs!)

creativejackie831 said...

To be honest with you my favorite tradition is being around the ones I love and telling each other how much we love and cherish each other. However with recent passings in my family I feel as though I don't need to wait for a Holiday to do so. I feel like every day I have something to be thankful for, and that my life and the ones around me are a gift. Thank you for this amazing giveaway, and I apologize if my answer isn't exactly what you were looking for. My email address is jacquelyn831@gmail.com

motherloves3 said...

My family tradition is to have a family turkey dinner and just enjoy each other company.
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Holly* said...

food. i love the food that goes with all of the major holidays in our family.

Ann-Katrin said...

I love to make gingerbread together with my daughter before christmas. Thanks for the chance to win. Pick me, pick me, I so want to ROCK.

amayo said...

My favorite tradition is one I created with my husband after we had our first child. We wanted to focus on Christmas as a family time and so we work every year on a gingerbread house. But it isn't just houses that we all do together, we make our own gingerbread so we are not limited to kits, and we have made a castle (complete with a dragon and all my royal children), a train, several houses, and a nativity (with sheep, camels, donkeys and people involved). I am not sure what we are trying for this year, but it is a lot of fun to see what each child contributes to the idea.
Alyssa
alyssa at mayofamily dot com

amy said...

My favoriate holiday tradition is writing out Christmas cards. I try to get the photo I plan to use in November, and start card writing in early December so I don't feel rushed. I love sending updates and hearing back from folks who I don't get to see very often.

Chocolate Mousie said...

When I was a kid, we'd line up in the hallway, youngest first, oldest last, and wait for Mom and Dad to turn the Christmas tree lights on, the music, and they'd get their coffee. Then I'd close my eyes and my sister would direct me where to go in the living room to see my gifts from Santa. We'd all pick a part of the sofa or a chair and pin our Christmas list to it on Christmas Eve so Santa knew who wants what and where to leave it. Our presents to and from each other were always under the tree. One of my brothers and my sister did their kids. I'm doing it with mine. Even though she's an only child, she still has to wait in the hall until we tell her she can come into the living room. :)

Hollyk said...

I love to make home made cookies and candies and give them as gifts to my friends. My friends all say this is their favoriate gift every year and they so much look foward to it.

Jen said...

When we were little kids, my parents took a photo of us on the stairs at Christmas. About 5 years ago, we started taking a picture with all of us lined up the same way we were when we were little. Now, we've started including our significant others and even the grandkids in the photos. They are fun to look back on now.

{VICKI} said...

baking cookies for santa

IRW Dana said...

Our favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree Thanksgiving evening after we get home from dinner with family. Our adult children are home and they help decorate the tree and we laugh and have fun. Remembering where each ornament came from.(we buy an ornament each year on vacation) It's the most relaxed and enjoyed part of our holiday.
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Stephanie said...

wow, looks like they had a great time.

We have always done "Christmas Morning" Christmas Eve night. When we were little it was because Mom had to work Christmas, so she told us that Santa came early for us. Now that most of the grandkids are grown, every year Mom (their granny) hides their gifts and they have to find them. They start looking when they first come in the door. It's a lot of fun.

Samantha said...

I have 2 favourites! The day mom nakes the Christmas cake and the first day we start to play Christmas carols- our decoration day! We start the morning with the same Christmas album every year and listen to the cds in "our" traditional order as we decorate the tree and the house!

Your Croppin' Hosts said...

Christmas family dinner is one of my favourite traditions. It doesn't happen at the same person's house, and for a variety of reasons, not always the same people are there, but there is always a family dinner and I love it. I also love the day we buy the tree and get the decorations out.

fromtheowlsnest said...

My favorite Christmas tradition started when my daughters were very young (they are now 23 and 21). As many families do, we would let them open one Christmas present on Christmas Eve....it was always pajamas. But now that they have moved away and started their own families, each Christmas Eve, we all still get together and they still get to open one present but since they no longer wake up in my house, they do not get pajamas, they get an ornament each year to add to their collection for their trees. The ornament usually represents something significant to what events happened that year. They each look forward to opening that one present each year, although my 21yo still wants pajamas and will often come to my house the week before Christmas to stay and tell me she is living there again so she can have her pajamas.

Becki said...

Our family follows the tradition of hiding a pickle ornament in the tree for the little ones to find and the lucky little one who finds it, gets an extra gift.

Lillian Child said...

I would LOVE to be one of your lucky winners - these kits look fabulous! And I would dearly love to use one of the i-rock tools. Thanks for your generous giveaway. Our favorite family tradition is cookie baking day, when all the ladies (and a few gents) of the family (cousins, aunts, mothers, daughters, sisters, etc.) get together or a full day of baking and frosting, giggles and belly laughs, chatting and snacking, and most of all hugs and smiles!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

We started a few new traditions with our own little crew with the birth of our first daughter. The kiddos always open their new Christmas PJ's on Christmas Eve, scurry to put them on, head outside to sprinkle reindeer food for Rudolph and friends (we make this on Christmas Eve), hurry back inside to fix the coffee pot for Santa along with his cookies and then read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas just before tucking them into bed. Once all of the gifts are opened on Christmas morning, we make pancakes using "Mrs. Claus' Pancake Mix" that she always sends by Santa!!!

Samantha T. said...

For 3 years now I've had my MOPS steering team over (the ladies who plan and run our Mother's of Preschoolers group)for a Christmas party. We wear our PJ's, do an appetizer and dessert pot luck and drink apple cider and wine. We have such a great time!

Nicole Brenna said...

My husband is Norwegian and they celebrate on the 24th while I am an American so we celebrate the morning of the 25th. Norwegians only give one present and their stockings so we do that on the 24th and then on the 25th have a lots of presents from Santa.

scrapperbecka said...

On christmas day, everyone in my family, aunts uncles, cousins etc... get together at my moms house for dinner. It is the only time we are all together at once.

Julie Kelley said...

Oh!! I love the holidays... My favorite tradition is decorating the tree, and setting up our manger set (which belonged to my grandmother)...

PamS said...

My favorite tradition is decorating the tree. The entire family is involved and it makes for a wonderful evening.

serena said...

my favorite holiday tradition is telling the storey of each ornament as it goes on the tree while being mocked by my husband!

Brittney said...

My favorite holiday tradition is picking out one ornament every December 1st. They all mean so much when you're just picking out one per year!

BabyScrap'nSew said...

My favorite holiday tradition is opening up one present on Christmas Eve right before bed. My mom started this with us when we were younger, and although she's no longer with us, and we are adults, it has stuck. As a kid I loved the excitement of having to choose that ONE present you just can't wait to open, and then having to actually wait until Christmas morning to play with it.

S.Y. said...

My favorite holiday tradition is, and has been, making cookies with my children, and now my grandchildren. Watching those sweet little faces really enjoy "helping" make the cookies is my favorite part. The precious photos of those messy little hands, faces, aprons, table and floor are worth every bit of the clean-up; because the photos capture moments of all our fun together. Just thinking about it makes me ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas to hurry up and get here!

Minta's Creations said...

My favorite holiday tradition is when the kids and I made cookies for Santa and then my husband will leave them a letter thanking them signed from Santa of course. They get all excited. Then they will come down the stairs on Christmas Morning and we will make hot cocoa and drink it while opening presents.

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BearFamily said...

I live in the Netherlands, so my favorite holiday is definitely Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas is a very Dutch celebration, he arrives always the second weekend of november with his steamboat from Spain, which the kids really believe he does, lol. It's already a celebration for them to watch him arrive and his helping mates the "Zwarte Pieten" doing funny things and giving special Sinterklaas candy. The same evening the kids can put their shoe next to the fireplace or door and maybe they find something the next morning, but don't forget to put some sugar, bread and water for Sinterklaas' horse "Americo". On december 5th he will maybe come to your house,and put a big bag with toys in front of your door.
Astrid.

Arjanne said...

I like Christmas, especially setting up the tree. It's really magical!

Kelly English said...

My favorite holiday tradition is going out to drive around and look at all the beautiful Christmas lights!

{raisingAlexis} said...

Our family tradition is to make handmade decorations each year. The kids always love seeing decorations made in previous years!

Susan said...

Our favorite Christmas tradition is after we put up the tree and its all lit up...we just turn out all the lights and admire it :) Then comes sugar cookies and a good National Lampoons Christmas vacation. Thank you for the opportunity to win a kit and the iRock.
Susan
susanpollock37 at yahoo dot com

Kim. said...

Looks like you had an amazing time.
Our favourite tradition at Christmas is that each of us have to select one present that we will give to charity, now obviously they are unopened and you never know what you are giving up but my kids love this idea and we have done it now for about 20 years and they never complain have only ever queued up to go deliver the presents to a local hospital.
Kim xXx

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