Tuesday, December 8, 2009

As promised

an Ella giveaway & a coupon for everyone!




How would you like to win a copy of Vintage Hip Christmas Crafts: 9 step-by-step tutorials for layouts, decor, gifts, and more by Margie Romney-Aslett and daughters Megan and Brooke?

You have up to three chances to win.

1. Tell me what you favorite holiday tradition is and why as a comment on this post.


2. Join Ella's email list for all the inside scoop including coupons and leave another comment on this post to let me know you did.


3. Tweet or post on Facebook linking to the Vintage Hip Christmas Crafts book on Ella and leave another comment on this post to let me know you did.

What I really like about this book is that the projects are varied both in type & skill level. Also, there are full instructions & yummy eye candy to walk you through each project.

I'm finally going to try my hand at this garland I've had my eye on tonight. Garrett & I have a date to watch Prep & Landing and I think this will be the perfect on the sofa activity.

I'll draw a winner Friday night, 12/11 but if you can't just wait until then I have a coupon to share with you, my readers for 25% off Vintage Hip Chrismas Crafts. The code is CRAFTY09. It is valid through Sunday, 12/13, and is good ONLY on that title.

So if you need help with the math you can get this great idea book for about $4.50 which ironically is what I paid for my smoothie this morning. I definitely think the book gets you more bang for your buck.

Make sure you check out the Ella blog for a list of other places you can win!


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16 comments:

Lizzette said...

Our family tradition is that our entire family gathers together at grandpa and grandma's house, we have dinner and then the family gathers in the living room and the grandpa reads the story of the birth of Jesus from St Luke chapter 2. we all take about this and why we are grateful for the things we have been gives. then one of the boys reads The night before Christmas and then we all go home. I love trhis traditin because it helps us remember the true spirit of Christmas, as well as keeps our family close together.

Lizzette

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is that we make a birthday cake for Jesus and sing Happy Birthday! It really focuses on the reason for the season and puts it in a context that my young children understand. Also, as they are older we can reinforce the idea that even though it is Jesus' birthday, we are the ones blessed with the precious gift.
Merry Christmas!!!!
LAP

sandalloons44 said...

our favorite holiday tradition is baking, many cookies with those cut outs as hoping we can always tell out of the oven what the shape looks likes or is supposed to look like(LOL)
and colored sugar on top, perinals and sprinkles galore. pure yum and of coarse, always going to church is one of our biggest traditions also, cuz that is the reason for the season!!!!

thanks for the opportunity!!!!

sandalloons44 said...

I posted the link on my facebook page for 800 friends to see!!!!

Lizzette said...

I posted the link to my facebook page

Fay said...

My favorite tradition comes from my husband's side of the family. Every Christmas Eve, everyone gets to open just one present from under the tree. Each member of the family opens their one gift and what we find is fun Christmas pajamas to wear for Christmas Day. After all the presents are open, we all rush to change into our pajamas and then we gather around and sing Christmas carols and get ready for Santa. The whole family gets in on it and we have a great time. The next morning, we are still in our pajamas opening the rest of our presents. I love this tradition because it brings our family together on Christmas Eve. After all the hustle and bustle of the holiday activities, it is nice to have family members having a good time together.

Jennifer said...

My fave tradition is eating Grandma's split pea soup on Christmas Eve. Many years ago, we would have a huge meal - roast with all the sides & fixins. The grandkids would race through the dinner, since no presents until after dishes were done. Grandma realized no one NEEDED the huge meal, so we moved to soup and small appetizers. Easy peasy all the way around!

Jennifer said...

I'm on Ella's list!

Jennifer said...

And I tweeted this (@jenwaters) :)

DenaZS said...

We put Christmas songs on the CD player, get the decorations out of boxes, and hang the ornaments on the tree. We did it with our daughters and now with our g'son. Fun.

sharyncarlson said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is baking Christmas cookies with my mom and grandma. It's great quality time together and I love sharing the treats with friends and family :)

sharyncarlson said...

And I've joined the email list.

sharyncarlson said...

And I've also tweeted a link to the eBook (@sharyncarlson). Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

Lizzette said...

I joined the list also

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is exchanging ornaments with my husband (and now our daughter). I love remembering why we picked those ornaments each year when we decorate the tree. And I love knowing that my daughter will have her own ornaments when she leaves our home and won't have to start from scratch.

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

I also joined the Ella email list. Although it was a while ago, so I'm not sure if it still counts.