Sunday, September 22, 2013

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New giveaway, September specials and Coupons!

New Giveaway:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Favorite holiday tradition?
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Winner will be announced on September 29, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Last week's Baby Steps winner announced tomorrow.

September Specials:
Did you know you can get the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge and SEVEN stamp sets for just $114 (that's only $15 more than the regular Artbooking pricing of $99).

Just $114 before tax and shipping.

Here's the value of the deal shown above:
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It's so easy!

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160 comments:

  1. we don't really have any traditions only because the husband and I came from different backgrounds. The one thing that I stick to is putting the tree up Thanksgiving day.

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  2. My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is going to the movies with my daughter. We are a two-person family and when she was little, there was always a Disney movie released on Thanksgiving. No lines, no wall to wall tension, just us and a couple of other families. Now it's a much more popular event, but it's our tradition.

    My favorite Christmas tradition has been banished by my daughter, I would set up the table for the Christmas tree on Christmas eve (we lived in a VERY small apartment) and she would decorate the lunch bags that served as our stockings. I loved seeing what designs she would draw. But she found out that other people had stockings, so I made her stockings for us. I still have to sew on the tags so we could hang them... : ).

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  3. My favorite holiday tradition is going to my grandmothers house on Christmas eve. We have ham, turkey, ziti, and a ton of other food. Everyone spends the day together and then we gather around the Christmas tree to open the presents and the kids start a paper ball fight. I remember my grandfather when he was alive loving it! And now that I have two children of my own I love sharing this tradition with them. :-)

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  4. LOL, we have an old red plastic bell that was my hubby's from childhood (he's almost 70)...and it was tied on the tree with a brown cord shoelace that get's hing somewhere on the tree every hear. Of course the red is now faded and who knows, maybe that brown shoelace was once black? Just a reminder of how little we really need to have a MErry Christmas...all those wonderful memories are priceless!

    mj

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  5. My favorite holiday tradition is our annual Christmas Dinner. We don't have quite as many people these days, but the feeling is still the same when we all get together.

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  6. Each year I have a "Cookie Factory" day. We set aside one Saturday in early December, but late enough that all the big kids are home from college, and all the girls & little boys come to my house to make cookies ALL day. I have my daughter and my 4 grandkids, my sisters and their daughters as well as any grandkids they have. It's a wonderful day because the bigger girls play with and help teach the little ones. The day is full of love, laughter, and best of all memories that will never fade. By the end of the night all the kids are usually piled and snuggled up all together on the sofa, last year it was 4 deep and absolutely precious and priceless. To me, it is Christmas when my heart is so full of love and joy.

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  7. We always make Christmas cookies!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  8. We have been married for 42 years and our favorite Christmas tradition has always been to host the family Christmas breakfast in our home. My husband is the true chef in the family, and he does all the shopping and most of the cooking for the big day. When Mother and Daddy were living, they would arrive early, see what the kids got from Santa, and Daddy and my boys would make freshly squeezed orange juice, while Mother and I put finishing touches on the gifts, tree, and tables before extended family arrived. Precious memories! Now we do it with the boys' families.

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  9. There are few traditions at our house for Christmas, but the one we started early on was not cooking a huge meal. Remembering that my mother was in the kitchen all day when I grew up bothered me. So we prepare finger foods and favorites beforehand and just "munch" all day on Christmas. Love that we just have more time to spend with each other and not apart.

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  10. Our family tradition is going to church together on Christmas Eve as a family. Even if we split up to visit other family gatherings, we always try to make it to church together.

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  11. One thing is the same since I was a child. Santa comes on Christmas Eve after the kids are asleep. On Christmas morning the kids wake up and see what Santa brought and open presents. The in-laws always opened gifts on Christmas Eve so it has worked out well.

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  12. Favorite Holiday tradition is a birthday party of Jesus on Christmas Eve before we go to church.

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  13. My favorite holiday tradition is the family gathering together at the Thanksgiving table and each telling what they are thankful for.

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  14. Hi Joy! My favorite holiday tradition is going out to pick out our Christmas tree. We don't have children, so we take our little Shih Tzu, Winnie, with us in her red "puppy purse" to help us pick out the tree. It is so much fun! Thanks for giving me the chance to win this super cute cartridge!

    hugs
    Patty

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  15. My favorite holiday tradition is when we decorate our tree. We make hot chocolate & then we brave the cold & cut our own tree down. We come back home & play Christmas music & all of us decorate the tree together!

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  16. We started a new Christmas tradition last year ... the Pickle Decoration! This actually is an old German tradition where a decoration in the shape of a pickle is hidden on the Christmas tree. On Christmas morning, my grandkids rushed to the tree to see who would be the first one to find it! That lucky person got an extra gift from Santa. This was so much fun and we laughed for hours afterwards!

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  17. Thanksgiving time we have a family meal together with Turkey, roasted potatoes, gravy, stuffing,cranberry salad and egg custard and pumpkin pie!

    Thanks for a chance to win some great things!

    Denise Wells

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  18. Thank you for a chance to win yet another great giveaway! My favorite family tradition is gathering the entire family around the Thanksgiving table and each family member shares what they are most thankful for.

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  19. Hi Joy, What a cute cartridge! My favorite time of the year is Christmas. I love singing the Christmas carols!

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  20. My favorite tradition is making cookies for Santa, with the grandchildren, on Christmas eve.

    Thanks for a chance to win this great cartridge.

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  21. A few years ago, we started having some of the grandkids help decorate the tree. It's fun to notice how much higher the ornaments have gotten on the tree. They are also more spread out instead of being all bunched up.

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  22. I love decorating my home....I transform my entire house into a Christmas house....pictures on the walls, furniture is moved & removed, trees appear, garland is in every doorway & over every window. Our entire house twinkles with lights & my homemade quilts are hung around the house, laid on chairs & over sofas, all to welcome friends & family during the season. LOVE this constant tradition.
    debbie_L53@yahoo.com

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  23. My favorite Holiday tradition, is having my whole family come over for Thanksgiving and Christmas and spending the whole night before, up cooking and visiting! The smells of Holiday foods fill the air and I love the closeness that everyone feels!
    With all the decorations and lights glowing, we all settle down of the evenings and enjoys conversation and laughter!

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  24. My fav holiday tradition is making Christmas cookies. I make what are called Pizzelles. They are an Itlaian cookie made with a waffle like machine & are flavored with anise. Fun Snowman cartidge giveaway.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  25. Love the site favorate christmas decorations are hand made ones
    Thanks Ethel from Florida

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  26. My mother in law always makes the best gingerbread boys, when the kids were little they would look forward to decorating some of the boys. We look forward to our special tin of cookies each Christmas. Now that my mother in law is older it's too much for her to make them alone so now the family is planning to get together and have a gingerbread boy baking day so the tradition doesn't have to end.

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  27. I always make an apple and a pumpkin pie, and homemade bread for our holiday dinners.
    Karenl1020 at gmail dot com

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  28. Oh, I forgot to mention, we don't do this anymore, because my sons are young adults now, but one thing sticks out for me that I love thinking about. I hope someday to be able to carry this out with grandchildren!
    Every Christmas Eve morning, I'd get up really early, like around 6am, and while everything was completely silent, I'd reach under the tree and switch the music to the tree on! My kids would hear this and automatically run to the tree!!!!! It was sooo exciting for all of us!
    Bring on the grand babies!!!! Lol

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  29. nOW THAT OUR FAMILY IS GROWN AND GRANDCHILDREN ALSO PAST THE TEENAGE STAGE, OUR FAMILY ALWAYS ENJOYS GETTING TOGETHER ON CHRISTMAS MORNING FOR AN ANNUAL "FAMILY AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST." THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR ABOUT THE LAST TEN YEARS. A HUGE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE OF EGGS, SAUSAGE, CHEESE IS THE FOCAL POINT OF THE BREAKFAST. THERE IS USUALLY FROM 12-15 PEOPLE HERE. I SO ENJOY IT AND LOOK FORWARD TO IT EACH YEAR.
    MSTGANE
    ANN

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  30. Our traditions includes going to th Zoo for all their lighting and animals to see. Love a drive around town to see all the decorations. I would love this cartridge to win to make new decorations for us to enjoy! bringler@att.net

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  31. We have always had Thanksgiving on Black Friday because my husband and I work on Thanksgiving Day. Right after Thanksgiving dinner, we put up the Christmas tree. It's friends, family and all of the stray folks that have nowhere to go. It's a fantastic time of fellowship. It's this night that we read the story of Jesus' birth from the Book of Luke.

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  32. Decorating the house and ttree together with the grandkids is the most fun tradition here. I used to have the perfect two color themed tree each yewar and everything was perfect. My kids called it the Martha Stewart tree. It was beautiful but they like it better when we use all of our favorite ornaments with a huge variety of things. I make felt and sequin stockings for all the babies their firsy Christmas and we find little things to fill them with each year including a new ornament or twofor them to save for their trees.

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  33. Getting together with Family on Christmas day for dinner and gifts. Family time is what is most dear to me. When the kids were young decorating treeeeeas ur Christmas tradition.

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  34. My children always got to choose a new ornament for the Christmas tree every year. They usually chose to make their own, but, once in a while, it was purchased. Now my children have their own children and they have chosen to carry on the tradition with them. I love it!
    Joyce from McCloud

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  35. I have many, but one of my favorite traditions is the making of fruit salad for our Christmas Eve family gathering. The night before Christmas Eve, some of the family would get together and make this wonderful dish. It was a lot of fun.

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  36. Thanks for the great coupons! Favorite holiday tradition? I don't think I have a favorite but if I must choose it would be going to my parents for Thanksgiving day. Hope I win this cart...great embellies for the snow photos of my kids!

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  37. I would love to have Snow Folks! Christmas Eve dinner and opening presents is our family tradition.

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  38. I love bringing out our "Elf on a Shelf" for my son on Thanksgiving night. My husband and I try to get really creative with finding his new hiding spot each night. My son can't wait to find him each morning!!

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  39. My favorite holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies!!
    Evelyn

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  41. My favorite holiday tradition is our new ornaments. Each year everyone picks out a new ornament, usually one that represents something special that happened that year and those are the first ornaments to put on the tree!

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  42. We are starting new holiday traditions now that both of our boys are grown and married. We started one last year ~ we will take a family outing to see the Cleveland Symphony/Chorus holiday concert at Severance Hall in Cleveland, OH. Both of my boys are very musical, so they love going, as do their spouses. It's a fun outing ~ wonderful holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season, a beautiful venue, and a nice dinner afterwards. We enjoyed last year, and I'm really looking forward to continuing the tradition this year! Our tickets are already bought, so we're ready to go!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win Snow Folks!

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  43. Hard to pick just one! We love traditions. We make a gingerbread house every year. We have French toast and sparkling cider for Christmas eve dinner. We drink cocoa and go looking for Christmas lights around the neighborhood. We open one present on Christmas eve, it's always new pajamas! We buy new sox usually once a year...because they are 1/2 off on the day after Thanksgiving! We study the ads and go out early that day and get the best deals ever! :)

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  44. We also have made so many memories over the years building our own traditions, it is hard to choose. We all love to ice skating outside. During Christmas week, they play holiday music and we take movies, drink hot cider and laugh all day as we play like little kids again!

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  45. Favorite holiday tradition is getting the family all gathered, which is easier said than done any more!! Thanks for a chance to win, and also for always gathering coupons together for us

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  46. Favorite holiday tradition started when I was a child - making Christmas cookies. Now I carry on that tradition with my grandchildren. They all love it and ask when we are going to do it every year. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. I love going to my parents' house on Christmas Eve, when all the presents from grandparents, aunts, and uncles get quietly brought into the living room and then one of the guys yells out "ho ho ho", and when all the kids run into the room, they see the big pile of presents!

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  48. Favorite holiday tradition is family time and we do that White elephant gift exchange it's so much fun.
    Susie A.A.
    Rhm.Tx.

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  49. Our tradition is to trim the tree the first weekend of December, and on Christmas eve to sing lots of carrols at home.
    Hugs,
    Ardilla :)

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  50. My favorite holiday tradition is scrapbooking all of our holiday traditions and activities!! This cartridge would be great to use!!

    Annemarie J

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  51. Fav holiday tradition is, about a week before Christmas, my parents and sisters and I get together and make a few hundred tamales to eat on Christmas eve. It takes us all day long so we get to visit and laugh all day long. We have been doing this for about 50 years. We have so much fun.

    Grace st momof340@yahoo.com

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  52. We do the full 12 days of Christmas. We make cookies one day. Go see Santa one day. Make gingerbread houses one day. The girls make gifts one day. We always make an ornament one day. Things like that.

    I am in a winter wonderland swap. This cartridge is one I am looking at getting.

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  53. My favorite tradition is having either Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner with extended family. Thanks for the coupons!

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  54. My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with all of my bothers and sisters with their family on Christmas Eve and with my kids and grandchildren on Christmas day

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  55. My favorite holiday tradition is when my children and my grandchildren all get together and we bake cookies and treats to give to friends and family and then my granddaughters and I spend most of the day decorating gingerbread houses. Thank you so much for the chance to win! lindagk23

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  56. Thanksgiving is my husband's family most special holiday! I love it- green bean casserole, turkey, stuffing, cranberry salad. Family time figuring out what we need to buy the next day.

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  57. Now that the kids are older, I'm just happy when they still want to be at home to hang out together!

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  58. Fave holiday tradition would be the turkey dance on Thanksgiving.

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  59. First off thank you for all the great ideas, as well as the coupons, they are great. I love receiving your e-mails to see what I can learn today. Also thanks for the chance to win such great prizes. Have a great weekend, can't wait for the next e-mail!

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  60. Thanks for the awesome coupons. You really know how deal out retail therapy (LOL). Can't wait for your next video. They are always so much fun and the gal who stars in them is definitely worthy of an academy award!! (just thought I'd let you know)

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  61. My favorite tradition is Christmas dinner, opening stockings and being with family.

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  62. The bundle is a great deal. Thanks for always remembering to post the weekly coupons. You certainly look out for your followers. Thanks for a chance to win,

    Mary O'Neal

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  63. My favourite Christmas tradition, is that my friend and I get up christmas morning and take our horses out for a ride in the snow before everyone is awake. Its so peaceful to hear the soft crunching of hooves in the fresh snow and happy sighs from the horses as we meander down the trails. This is the perfect morning.

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  64. What a cute cartridge of designs! Would love to win it!

    Our favorite Christmas tradition is watching "The Nativity Story" on Christmas Eve after returning home from the Christmas Eve service at church.

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  65. Christmas is wonderful to my hubby and I, we love putting up the tree and my hubby bakes and decorated a fabulous Christmas cake this year he wants to make a "moving cake" with a train that goes around, can't wait!

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  66. Christmas brunch on Christmas day
    Judy B

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  67. We have yet to have a "favorite holiday", our son is seven months so its difficult to say because so far he has made Valentine's, st. Pattys day, Easter, and fourth of July extra special. My husband and I are looking forward to these bigger, family gatherings, like Thanksgiving day and Christmas. By then our son will be a little older and maybe enjoy the bright lights, the delicious food!

    Thank you for the announcement, good day and God bless

    rruby05@gmail.com



    Thank you for the announcement, good day, and God bless (:

    Rruby

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  68. When I was young, my single mother always had to work Christmas eve so we started a tradition of an easy & favorite meal. Fried shrimps, baked potatoes & jam cake. I could have everything ready to go when she got off work so ask she had to do was fry the shrimp. Sadly, that tradition has gone by the way side when I married into a family that hates shrimp! Thanks for hosting another give away!

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  69. So many things are done just on the holidays,, meat pies, making candy,putting tree up right after Thanksgiving,,,but my favorite thing is when the family all get together at my sisters on Christmas Eve and bring goodies and lots of joy and love....Love my whole family getting together... :)

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  70. Our family tradition is traveling to colonial Williamsburg and having dinner with Thomas Jefferson!

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  71. Our family tradition is traveling to colonial Williamsburg and having dinner with Thomas Jefferson!

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  72. I love getting the kids together, now that they've grown and decorating cookies, decorating the house and tree and enjoying a great meal together. Family is my favorite tradition!

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  73. My favorite Holiday tradition was putting up the Christmas tree the day after thanksgiving. But the kids are grown and living away from here. So now they have their own family traditions. Now our traditions are enjoying their's whenever we can visit them.

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  74. My favorite holiday tradition is going to my grandmother's on Christmas morning. Since I was little my mother's side of the family has always went to my grandmother's house at 5:00 in the morning. As I get older I am thankful for every Christmas we get to continue this tradition.
    -Mary

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  75. My favorite holiday tradition is going to my grandmother's on Christmas morning. Since I was little my mother's side of the family has always went to my grandmother's house at 5:00 in the morning. As I get older I am thankful for every Christmas we get to continue this tradition.
    -Mary

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  76. We are just now starting traditions. Our son will be 3 in November and neither of us have family in the area so it is up to us to decide what our traditions will be :-)

    Robin Anderson
    robinmarie72@gmail.com

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  77. When I was younger, my favorite was seeing the Christmas tree all lit up for the 1st time on Christmas Day. "Santa" always put it up!

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  78. One of my favorite new holiday traditions is our Christmas Eve candle light service at our church. The church is decorated with all white lights and when everyone has their candles lit, they turn off the church lights and it is so beautiful!! Also I make all my Christmas cards every year and usually use either snowmen or Christmas trees on them and this cartridge would be perfect and quick to make cute little snowmen for my cards this year!

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  79. First thank you for all the coupons! Our favorite holiday tradition is a Birthday party for Jesus! We do it every year. I bake some sort of breakfast bread or cake, we sing Happy Birthday, and read the birth story of Jesus. The kids love it and look forward to it every year.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. Thank you for coupons. Fab holiday tradition is putting up the tree. Children are grown but come home for a weekend of decorating.
    Madamw63

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  81. I have followed your blog for years and love all the ideas and helps you give. Thanks for all you do!

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  82. Awesome! My husband and I enjoy trimming the tree with our 5yr-old, we play christmas music and have snacks while we talk about family and fun times.
    rocio
    rociot2000@aol.com

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  83. There is a sub-division that is known for putting up Christmas lights for over 50 years. It is our tradition to go and walk through the neighborhood a day or 2 before Christmas. They have nights that are walking or hayrides only. These people put up AMAZING Christmas displays. The fountain synced to Christmas music is always one of the best!

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  84. Love Holiday Food. There's a reason we gain weight, but it's all so good and you only get it once a year, so how can you say no?

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  85. My favorite tradition as a child was going to look at Christmas lights with my mom and sister every Christmas Eve. My dad always stayed home. And every year, after we got back home, Santa had always came. But my dad had always "just missed him ~ because he was in the garage or in the bathroom or something~" It NEVER dawned on me why my dad was staying home until I was much older!! I LOVE the Christmas spirit! My favorite tradition as an adult in the ornament exchange we have on Thanksgiving day with my siblings :-)

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  86. Thanks so much for all the coupons!! Appreciate the time you take to do that:)
    We have now made some new traditions as are kids are now getting married and having families. We all celebrate the holidays together. On Christmas Ever, we all go sledding during the day,then enjoy hot chocolate, apple cider around a bonfire and listen to Christmas music!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  87. On Christmas eve we read twas the night before Christmas. When the story is done we put Christmas music on as we get a plate of cookies and carrots ready for santa and the reindeer. When the plate is ready we watch out the window until we hear the sound of sleigh bells and its time for the little ones to run to bed!

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  88. On Christmas eve we read twas the night before Christmas. When the story is done we put Christmas music on as we get a plate of cookies and carrots ready for santa and the reindeer. When the plate is ready we watch out the window until we hear the sound of sleigh bells and its time for the little ones to run to bed!

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  89. Of the standard holiday traditions, the decorated Christmas tree is one of my favorites, especially looking at the magical glow of the tree around midnight, adorned with ornaments that contain so many precious memories. However, my favorite tradition that is unique to our family is my kids put quirky items in my stocking each year. It started when someone said, "You should put something in your mom's stocking" and they did but it was "things" like a dinner roll, a fork, a pair of laundered underwear that I kept asking my daughter to put away in her room. There must have been 20 items and each one seemed funnier than the next. We laughed until it hurt. Since then it has become a little tradition.

    Karen (aka Duchess of B Street)

    p.s. I don't own the Snow Folks cartridge but would love to win it.

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  90. My favorite holiday tradition is now making Christmas cookies with my grandkids. They may not look like Christmas tress or gingerbreadmen but we have fun making them. Although sometimes as much frosting is in and on the kids as on the cookies. Jill P, Manteca CA

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  91. My favorite tradition is a quiet Family Christmas Eve Dinner, reading the Christmas story from Luke and opening one presant before we all go to bed.
    PamelaD

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  92. Favorite holiday tradition -- Hmm hard to say. Maybe new pjs on Christmas Eve. :) Love the snowman cartridge - thanks for the chance to win.

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  93. Favorite holiday tradition: my brother and his wife always fix a big feast for Thanksgiving and I fix a big feast for Christmas and I always take the week of Christmas off from work so I can bake and craft. I'm so thankful for my family!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway. penny.whitlock@yahoo.com

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  94. Favorite holiday tradition...... riding around looking at Christmas lights with all of our family. We laugh and share memories from past Christmas

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  95. Favorite holiday tradition...... riding around looking at Christmas lights with all of our family. We laugh and share memories from past Christmas

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  96. Christmas Eve celebration with my family and my husband's family is something we all look forward to every year. Lots of games and card playing and of course eating.

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  97. The weekend before Thanksgiving before all the stress starts-we go to Olive Garden every year on Friday, then shop all day Saturday.

    Shelley K. from Green Bay

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  98. Favorite Holiday Tradition is going to the local long term care facility as a family (12 grand children and parents) to sing carols and the grands play carols on the piano at lunch on Christmas Day, before we have our family Christmas Dinner. We all look forward to it, and the kids especially love talking with all the grandmas and grandpas.

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  99. I really enjoy your website. Have the correct sizes to cut is a blessing. Thank you.

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  100. I really enjoy your website. Have the correct sizes to cut is a blessing. Thank you.

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  101. My favorite holiday tradition is having my whole family for dinner. Also there is a football game played between our hight school and the high school across the river. It's been a rival for over a 100 years.
    Gerry

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  102. LOVE the Snow Folks cartridge! Thanks for the chance to win it!
    My favorite holiday tradition is baking several kinds of cookies and sharing them with friends and neighbors.

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  103. We have a Christmas party for all the children in the family and friends with children. we set up craft stations for the kids. Face painting, decorating sugar cookies, ornament making, reindeer food making. We also have a train set up and Santa of course. I just love seeing the joy on all the children's eyes.

    I love all the snow men and snow women.

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  104. Christmas Eve every year our little family travels to my in-laws home where we spend the night. Christmas morning my father in-law makes breakfast for all of us. Then we open all our presents and stockings before heading our separate ways. This is a very special tradition especially because our daughter is the the only grandbaby they have.

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  105. Christmas Eve every year our little family travels to my in-laws home where we spend the night. Christmas morning my father in-law makes breakfast for all of us. Then we open all our presents and stockings before heading our separate ways. This is a very special tradition especially because our daughter is the the only grandbaby they have.

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  106. My Christmas tradition is that I bake lots of cookies every year for my friends and family. Every year they ask what cookies and breads I bake this time.

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  107. I'd have to say that my favorite Christmas tradition is putting the tree up on either Thanksgiving or my Bday (whichever is first and both are on the same day this year). I put on the lights, the kids put on the ornaments and hubby finishes it off by putting on the star.

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  108. My favorite Christmas tradition is getting together with my family and spending Christmas day together opening presents and eating a big meal from soup to nuts. Also watching the little ones opening their presents with wide eyes knowing Santa brought them everything they wanted.

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  109. My favorite Christmas tradition is we all open one present Christmas Eve and then we read "Twas The Night Before Christmas".

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  110. Every year Christmas Eve the whole family gets together at our house. We always have a live nativity with the youngest baby being baby Jesus.
    Florence of Louisiana

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  111. It's a tradition for us to go to Christmas Eve church service and also to open presents Christmas morning and then have a big brunch.

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  112. Church on Christmas Eve. When the kids/Grandkids
    get up they can open their stockings until everybody gets up.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  113. Tree up early Dec. Making Christmas cookies with my 2 daughters. Christmas Eve get together with family to open presents and eat! Christmas day big family dinner and celebrating Jesus' birthday and our daughters birthday!

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  114. My favorite tradition is making snowcream! The kids always look forward to the first snow. We also have a cookie day where I have all the sugar cookies cut out and ready to decorate and the family and also friends get together to decorate, they always bring extra sprinkles because it seems the last ones get forstening then dipped into sprinles! Love it all aroung! Blessings to you and your blog

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  115. My favorite Christmas tradition is preparing all the Polish foods just as my mother and grandmother did before me.

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  116. With 14 kids and Grandpa, going through the trees hunting for the perfect tree was always a big adventure. All the kids would decorate, oldest did the top and younger did the bottom.
    Thanks, CricutCrazy54

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  117. I love to drive around looking at all the wonderful Christmas lights.

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  118. Several years ago we started a tradition after our children started moving out and having families of their own that we call Christmathanks. We hold it on Thanksgiving and we combine Christmas and Thanksgiving. I decorate for Christmas, we hang stockings, share gifts and have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Our children wanted to get together as a family but yet also start their own Christmas holiday traditions. It's wonderful!

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  119. Our favorite family Christmas tradition started when our kids were quite young. We have a fondue supper with steak chunks, spring, tator tots, lettuce salad. We quickly replaced the can of heat under the pots with an electric deep fryer. When the kids were small they loved making their own corn dogs with a batter and small chunk of a hotdog. The kids are now grown and have families of their own and they all three carry on this tradition. The family talks for hours!!

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  120. Hot chocolate and popcorn and listening to favorite Christmas music as the tree is decorated.

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  121. Although my kids are 29 and 25 we still carry on many traditions - dated ornament each year, tree hunt, tree decorating, etc

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  122. I take a picture of my son on Christmas morning each year and then put the photo in an ornament frame. So far I have eleven ornaments that document his growth. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Blessings to you and your family.

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  123. Going to Mom's house for Christmas lunch and seeing all the family and catching up. Letting the kids open presents and watching their faces. I can't wait til Christmas. Penny B from NC.

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  124. Joy, I have made handmade ornaments for christmas but not with the cricket. One year I crocheted little snowmen with black hats, they were a lot of fun. I would love to win this snowman cartridge. Thanks for the chance.

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  125. My favorite time of the year. my favorite part is having all the family together and eating way too much.

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  126. Love, Love, Love the ornament! You have such a beautiful way of looking at shapes and seeing how they can come together to create such beautiful projects!! Gorgeous!!

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  127. Wow! Love your blog. Will definitely be back when I can spend more time. . . Lets see, my favorite holiday tradition would probably be that when I wrap the kids gifts, I assign each one a fictional name (i.e. Mickey Mouse),. Then that have to guess even what packages belong to them. Reveal is Christmas Eve. :)

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  128. Just wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU for all the inspiration and videos!!! you rock Joy!!!
    Have a lovely day!
    Liz O.

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  129. Joy,
    I am always so amazed at your creativity! Lovely projects and inspiration. Keep up the good work!
    ~Tracy

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  130. I have a tie for favorite Christmas tradition.... one is that I give two gingerbread parties a year and I absolutely treasure those! Also we do Christmas cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve and that just floods my heart with such treasured memories.

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  131. Never made an ornament with my Cricut, but I will now!
    Sue I. From IN

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  132. My favorite holiday tradition is our Christmas Eve ornament exchange. Everyone in the family gets a new Christmas ornament, usually representing something that happened over the last year. Each year when we get out the tree, we enjoy all the memories from the ornaments. Plus when my kids start families of their own, they will have a big box of ornaments to start their own tree.

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  133. My favorite holiday tradition is grandma Green's jello salad made with lime jello, ice cream & pineapple! Every holiday, and only on holidays does it grace our table!

    Blessings,
    Melitta

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  134. Love your blog. Our holiday tradition is going to grandma's house on Christmas Day for baked lasagna, wine and a good time.

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  135. Gr8t giveaway, I love the transition of Thanksgiving to Christmas seasoning, both are the best holidays...family time!

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  136. Our favorite tradition is just having a wonderful dinner with the family. Christmas is a beautiful day. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  137. I have always wrapped up new pajamas for my son to open up on Christmas Eve. He always tried to figure out what one he would get. He is 18 now and he still gets to open up his pj's although now it is a tee shirt and flannel pants. buck2@casscomm.com Janet

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  138. Love your site I have made christmas ornaments with the help of my cricut machine The best time was when I did them with my grandchildren They had a blast and I also enjoyed being with them
    Ethel from Florida

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  139. I love, love, love, the 3D ornament. I just wish I could buy the cartridge. The snow folks are so cute.

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  140. My favorite holiday tradition is Opening gifts with our kids and their families.

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  141. I love the ornaments. Thanks for the opportunity to win the snow people cartridge.

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  142. Lighting and praying over the Advent candles each night before dinner.

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  143. I had traditions when I was a child. I tried them with my child but being a family with 5 children to a family with 1 child was not quite them same. Now I am grandma and my daughter changes every year.

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  144. Our favorite tradition is making baked goods and delivering them to the neighbors. Also the one package opened on Christmas Eve is new pajamas. The running joke is "I wonder what this is".
    This cartridge is adorable, thanks for the chance to win.

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  145. Thanksgiving dinner where everyone shares in the preparation...now if I could just get them to share in the clean up....

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  146. My favorite holiday tradition is having the family all over for Christmas Eve, playing games and going out to look at Christmas lights

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  147. Thanks for the coupons.
    My fav holiday traditions is hanging up the cards I receive.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    designsbyddragonfly.blogspot

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  148. thanks for all the ideas and the giveaways of course!!!! Love getting kick started to want more cartridges, don't tell my hubby! S-h-h-h-h!!!

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  149. I have a few favorite christmas traditions.but my favorite would be making homemade hot cocoa and driving around town listening to christmas music and looking at lights

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  150. That's cute! It is time to get started on Christmas cards and décor, isn't it? But currently being on an island where the temperature never drops below 80 degrees, I can only wish to go somewhere cold enough to need mittens! Your creations and videos are awesome btw. thanks
    Kate C

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  151. My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree. When we are done, I just love sitting in front of the fireplace and looking at all my favorite ornaments. They each have special memories for me.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  152. I'm new to the site and love, love everything I've seen. Can't wait to do some of the cards posted. Thank you.

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  153. I was always a "bum" year after year. Guess my mom of 6 kids didn't have time for creativity! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  154. one of our favorite Christmas traditions is to play the pickle game. We have this pickle ornament that we hide and whoever finds it first between my nieces and nephew gets a prize. They start hunting as soon as they walked in the door and I love that.

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  155. one of our favorite Christmas traditions is to play the pickle game. We have this pickle ornament that we hide and whoever finds it first between my nieces and nephew gets a prize. They start hunting as soon as they walked in the door and I love that.

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  156. My favorite Christmas tradition is singing Silent night at the Church program. That song always reminds me that Jesus is the reason for the season.

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  157. We open gifts on Christmas eve and stockings on Christmas morning.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  158. My favorite holiday tradition is sledding on Christmas Eve afternoon, then returning home for several different kinds of homemade hot soup. Love that!

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  159. My favorite Holiday tradition was one our children started. My husband was a service man and as such most of the holidays meant he would be off somewhere in the world. I tried to make Christmas extra special for our kids. I would usually have my BFF and her kids over for all special holidays. We celebrated Thanksgiving together, the kids decided that the Thanksgiving afternoon would be setting up their CHRISTmas tree. We did this for several years, when their dad finally got stationed ashore he had to learn what all the traditions were. The kids continued this until they left home to start their own families, and they continue this with their families also, with football thrown in for their spouses.

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