Friday, December 3, 2010

A gift for one of you!



 Happy Holidays! 
I am sure you have all started the hustle and bustle of the holidays,
decking the halls...
baking cookies
shopping
wrapping
decorating
mailing
caroling
holiday cocktail consuming
hot cocoa sipping
glove hunting
candy cane licking


There are so many ways to get things done this holiday but one way to make the shopping easier is by using online stores, like those offered by CSN stores.  They feature over 200 stores that will provide wonderful deals on things like  drop leaf tables, slippers,  handbags, and kitchen items.  Right now you can get guaranteed shipping by Dec. 24th.

Another way to make things easier this season is by having a great bag that allows your hands to be free. 
I have one of these bags and have used it for over 3 years.  I love it.  CSN stores sells these bags!  And that black bag up above could be yours!

Well now it is time to make all of that easier by sharing one of your favorite December holiday traditions.  What puts you in the spirit?  What do you do this time of year that makes you feel cozy and festive inside?

One person who shares will win this handy bag that leaves your arms free so that you can sip that peppermint mocha latte while....
enjoying a cookie,
filling your shopping cart,
holding your little ones hand in line for Santa
yadda yadda yadda! 

So inspire us all to get cozy this weekend...when snow is about to fall right here in the frozen tundra of MN, and share what activity, item, or tradition you cherish these days.

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, December 7th.  
I will send it Wednesday, December 8th to the lucky winner!  


22 comments:

The Tompkins Family said...

Sitting in the dark and looking at the Christmas tree, sipping hot chocolate while Christmas carols softly play in the background...doesn't get much better than that!

Anonymous said...

oohhh! I would love a bag like yours! :) My favorite tradition is "Little Christmas Eve" on the 23rd. We celebrate with my immediate family-usually out for dinner and then back to my mom and dad's after santa arrived leaving the presents. We open gifts, eat desserts and sip on wine-so fun!
~Haley~

April said...

As a kid we celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve. Santa would come while we were at church then we would open up gifts and eat all night!
Now, I would say the fun traditions are watching the old Christmas movies like 'It's a Wonderful Life' and the old cartoons for the kids.

One Take On Life - Heather said...

Decking our house out for Christmas both inside and out, while blasting some christmas music.
I love watching The Grinch who stole Christmas with my kids too!

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

I love driving my kids around the neighborhoods at night (usually past bed time) and take them to see all the houses decked out with lights. We turn off the car radio and all sing Christmas songs on our trip.

Anonymous said...

my favorite thing about this season in terms of activity or tradition is watching the snow fall. simply that. watching it fall out my front window..and this year i have a new front window with a totally differnt view to get to know and enjoy for years to come. also-i don't plan on a lot of quiet gazing time with a 2yr old and 7month old!!
pw

Barb said...

One of my favorite activities is finding/choosing the perfect Christmas card to fit our mood for the year and sending it out to all of those we love - no matter the cost of the stamps. Just love sharing a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as a little gift from us to you. This is only second to having family come home for Christmas and the wonder of it all when seeing everyone's face during this "I Believe" season.

Anonymous said...

Oh so many! Maybe playing games with my siblings when we get together. Maybe all the cookies. Maybe the snow. maybe the music. the wrapping. YES definitly THE WRAPPING! i've always been a lover of the wrapping. RR

Tracey Ann in WI said...

For me it would have to be picking a couple of stars off the tree at the local Piggly Wiggly and buying a gift for someone less fortunate. This year I also picked a couple of gifts to buy for a family we are sponsoring at the school I work for. I also have always loved watching my son open his gifts on Christmas morning. ~Tracey Ann in WI

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of the holidays is just hanging out with the family, playing games, sipping wine or hot cocoa or hot cider and watching a few Christmas movies.

One thing I really enjoy prior to the big day is drawing names with my friends and then buying them a toy that will later be dropped off at the local toy drive. We buy a toy that would be fitting for the name we drew. If I draw the name of a friend who is a teacher I might buy a toy school bus. It's always fun to exchange the gifts and have a good laugh together and then drop the toys of for someone else to enjoy. Jan S.

Anonymous said...

I love the snow (as long as I don't have to drive in it!), watching my girls's faces during this magical season, getting together with family, eating yummy food/treats and celebrating Jesus's birth. In fact, we used to make a birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas, but haven't in a few years. We should start that up again! Jamie Trampe

Cara (aka Temberton) said...

First, I love Bagallini! So, thank you for the opportunity to win. Second,one thing that gets me in the holiday spirit is thinking about the wonderful Yule log cake that my MIL makes every year. It's a yummy tradition! She also has a tradition of reading Christmas stories on Christmas Eve. She's had the books since she was a little girl and everyone loves to hear her read them! One year, she asked me to read and I was so honored!

Crystal said...

I love doing the holiday baking ... Rob and I are both terrible at it and our stuff never looks like it should, but we have such a blast doing it. Thanks for the chance to win!

BixiandGoxi said...

We made Snow Ice-cream yesterday which was very funny and delicious as well. I think this is going to be a new december tradition!
Thank you for this giveaway!

Danifred said...

These days it's about a new ornament every year, making gingerbread houses and our visiting elf. I can only hope I am creating memories my girls will cherish forever.

Kathy Kendrick said...

I love to come down in the morning early when no one else is awake yet, turn on the Christmas tree lights and just sit and enjoy the beauty and spirit of the season. How lucky and blessed I am...

Anonymous said...

The year Mike and I were married we made an assortment of holiday treats in the weeks before Christmas, which included the candy he has been making for many years. We then distributed the goodies to family, friends, & co-workers. Last year we made them and again this past weekend, so I think it is safe to say that it is turning into a holiday tradition. This year we even had a little help decorating the cut-out cookies, which resulted in sprinkles everywhere!

Becca

Lynelle said...

We aren't traveling this year so we are trying to do more of the Christmas things around the city...Holidazzle, Macy display, etc. We started with going to Junie B Jone play last weekend. So fun!

The Gardiner Family said...

Christmas is so fun with the kids, but I really enjoy Chip and I watching It's A Wonderful Life after the kiddos are asleep on Christmas eve. It is a tradition he has had forevere and not it is one for us!

Grandma Charlie said...

After a day putting out my Christmas house collection that almost does me in physically, I love to sit down with a drink and enjoy them. No beer in the house tonight, will have to improvise!

schmobes said...

Baking day! My sisters and I get together at my Dad's house and bake. All day. I love sharing the tradition with my kids, too!

Meg said...

I love taking the boys to get our tree at a tree farm. I never did that as a kid. But my stepdad and stepbrother introduced our family to it. It has given us so many GREAT family photos and memories. Now Joey and I do it with our boys...

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