Thursday, December 8, 2011

spreading some holiday cheer...

No project today...but I did want to spread some holiday cheer:



It's my older brother's birthday today so let's celebrate with some blog candy!

Leave me a comment...I'd love to hear about your favorite holiday tradition....THEN link up....yup a 2 step process peeps:)

I'll announce the winner on Sunday and hope to get a response speedy quick so I can ship the goodies out on  monday:)

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29 comments:

  1. me here me here! Amy!!
    Christmas eve...dinner with family...with gravy sauce chicken and mm..delicious dinner...
    On the Christmas day, maybe mm to have Christmas party with friends and family ...for dinner..same as of all the years..
    Of course red and green are the tradition colors!
    Thanks for any chance!

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  2. Happy Birthday brother-o-Amy! :):):):):):):):):) What awesome bloggy candy!!! My fave tradition is going to look at Christmas lights!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  3. Happy Birthday to your brother Amy! !!

    i love your blog candy!!! My fave tradition is having bbq cum lunch with close friends and families... hugs..xoxo

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  4. YAY! Happy Birthday to the David Suzuki look-a-like!
    I'd have to say...my absolute FAVOURITE holiday tradition is that...because my parents got sick of my brother and I waking them up at 5am or 6am on Christmas morning and we often had my dad's family Christmas on Christmas Eve and would get home late...we started to open our stockings at midnight on Christmas Eve (which is actually Christmas morning)...then it evolved into getting takeout with my grandma and doing our stocking opening afterwards, but, now that we're grown up...I have my man's family dinner on Christmas Eve but, we STILL open stockings at my parents house when we're done there...Maybe it's my favourite because stockings are always a surprise and I usually decide on my own presents...lol...I'm not a control freak...am I?

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  5. How generous of you and fun way to pre celebrate your bro birthday and excellent way to share the Christmas spirit..

    I would love to cook for people, have a little get together. One Christmas, I cooked for 40pax, it was great.

    My husband and I love to watch the twinkling lights of our Christmas tree for the month, in the dark and marvel at it. We prepare and attend Mass on Christmas day :)

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  6. Fave Christmas tradition? Family Christmas Eve service at church and then home for all of Christmas Day, just the four of us. We start opening presents as soon as the kids are up and then take a break midmorning to make scones for breakfast. The kids love the break in the action to start playing with some of their new toys. Then a leisurely day to just be together.

    Wishing your brother a very happy birthday!!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your brother! My favorite holiday tradition is our annual Christmas morning breakfast! It's always full of treats!

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  8. Happy Birthday to your Brother :)
    hmmm..... I don't really have any favourite holiday tradition... hehe.. it's alright :) I just wanna comment for fun! Don't count me in for the giveaway :D

    Hugs!

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  9. Happy Birthday Brother:) Its hard to have a family tradition when my hubby works shift work and it varies every year over the holidays, but I do love baking cookies every year with the kids. Even the teenagers grab and apron and help out:)

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  10. Happy Birthday to your brother!!

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  11. Happy Birthday to your big brother. My favorite tradition is to bake cookies and make cards with my girls to share with friends.

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  12. Happy birthday to you brother, Amy! Lots of fun to have a birthday in December. I enjoy all of Christmas. Watching the grandchildren open presents has to be my favorite time. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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  13. Happy Birthday Amy's Brother! ;)

    My favorite tradition, is one we started about 9 years ago. Before we put away the decorations, I print up personalized sheets that have some "highlights" of each family member's year.We each "wrap up" the year with what we each remember the most (we don't share it...it's a quiet time project). We fold them up and put them in a stocking. The "reveal" is the next year, when the decorations are pulled out again. It really helps us put into perspective how far we've come. It has been funny and teary at times...a very special moment to share with each other. Thanks for the opp. to win! ;)

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  14. how cool to spread the luv, Amy! And the chance to celebrate with your bro.

    My favorite holiday traditions have changed through the years as I've gone through life. But in our small family, I finally gave the decorating of the family tree over to our sons. I get the boxes down from the attic, set them out in the the family room and begin to unwrap each ornament. The boys will take one at a time and either remember where the ornament came from or stop to hear the story of each one...it is a precious walk down memory lane and has taken the stress off me to do it all!

    Merry Christmas, friend. May there be new traditions for you and yours.

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  15. Happy birthday to your brother! :)

    My fave tradition is to take out my tiny white Christmas tree. It was handmade by a dear friend whom I've lost touch with. It reminds me of school days when we gave each other presents. I love that it fits nicely in a garbage bag lol...I literally take it out, plug it in and it lights up. :) The perfect lazy girl's X'mas tree.

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  16. Wow, you are SO generous! What a fabulous blog prize. :)

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  17. Hi Amy! my favorite tradition is the Christmas pageant at church on Christmas Eve with all the kids participating - especially the smallest who wear little sheep hats!

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  18. What a wonderful prize! I don't have a favorite tradition just enjoy being with family and having my sons home for a few days.

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  19. Happy Birthday Amy's brother!!! :)

    My fave tradition is playing board games on Christmas Eve. Sooo much fun!

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  20. Happy Birthday to your brother! My favorite Christmas tradition is making our breakfast casserole Christmas morning and my dad brings homemade carmel rolls...the boys still require...I mean love this tradition! LOL

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  21. how fun!

    My godmother gave me a special ornament every year growing up and now I am doing that for my godchildren too:)

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  22. I don't know if I have just one favorite holiday tradition. I probably had more when I was a kid and my Dad would dress as Santa. We would go to my grandmothers for Christmas Eve and then later that night after dinner we would go over to our Great-Grandmothers house for desert and opening some presents and magically while we were there Santa would of stopped by our house. Funny how I never noticed my Dad was missing at Great Grandma's house.

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  23. hello dearest! hope you are doing well!! i've been away from the computer--blogland for too long!! busy december!;) love what you've been up to...xoxox

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  24. thanks so much for the chance to win.. my favorite tradtion.. well one of them is.. we have a Jesus stocking, and on Christmas morning before we go in to see our presents from Santa we write a little note to "Jesus" and place it in the stocking.. these are usually a goal that we will work on to better ourselves for the up coming year.. and then we read the one we wrote the year before and reflect on how we did.. :) hugs

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  25. Happy brother-ly birthday! My favorite (new!) tradition is taking off a day from work a few days before Christmas. It gives me time to bake cookies, get some last minute gifts/cards done, and some time to be by myself before the big holiday rush!

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  26. Well happy Birthday to your brother! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! I love to decorate the tree with my kids and christmas music in the backgroud! Then lots of baking! TFS CallyAnn

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  27. We watch Home for the Holidays (Robert Downey Jr. and Holly Hunter get me snorting every time) ... seeing family dysfunction always keeps thing in perspective.

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  28. a tradition we have is choosing a charity to donate money to. i learned this from my dad when i was little. i remember us not having a lot of money but my dad would make it a point to send money to someone less fortunate than us.
    love that you are celebrating your brother's birthday with blog candy!

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Cheers,
~amy~