Saturday, December 14, 2013

Massive Giveaway Week Kick off, Coupons, Winner!

It's a Big Christmas Giveaway Week starting today!

The first giveaway is the: Cricut Edge to Edge Cartridge:

How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - What's your favorite holiday tradition?  One of mine is to ride around and look at Christmas lights and drink hot cocoa!
Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email. Then scroll down and look for the comment box at the bottom.

2) Subscribe to me on youtube, pinterest or my email club.


Winner will be announced on December 15, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Last week's winner of "Holidays Through the Years": Marianne Barkman
Congratulations, Marianne! Please email me at joyster110@gmail.com within two weeks with your name, address and what you won and I'll get that shipped out to you pronto!

Coupons:


 AND EXTENDED thru SUNDAY (even tho says Sat only):






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193 comments:

  1. Karen Henson-BibbeeDecember 14, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    I like to stay away from the mall at Christmas time!

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  2. Decorating our home and baking for our Drs and neighbors.

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  3. Home made Christmas candy. It wipes me out, but the reaction I get when people eat it is pricelss

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  4. We always have homemade spaghetti and meatballs for Christmas Eve dinner and then open gifts.

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  5. My family has a 'rolling picnic' where we have snacks and hot chocolate and drive around to see the Christmas lights.

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  6. Congrats to Marianne!

    My favorite Christmas tradition is attending the Christmas Eve service at church with my family, then coming home to a special meal. Thanks for the coupons and the chance to win!

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  7. I love to make my own Christmas cards. I always get a bunch of compliments.

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  8. My favorite Christmas tradition is adding a new ornament for each person every year... So much fun picking out just the right one for each person. My children were able to trim their first tree with their own ornaments when they moved out.. We still do it..

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  9. My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my mother and sister.

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  10. My favorite tradition was always decorating the tree and remembering each ornament. This year I have a one year old "helping" me. :) Always good to add in some new traditions!

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  11. I like to bake cookies and share them with friends and neighbors. I have three or four special recipes I have used for many years.

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  12. thanks for the coupons. My favorite tradition is our sledding party on Christmas Eve. We have a blast!

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  13. I love driving through the neighborhoods enjoying all the Christmas lights with my family.

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  14. We read the Christmas story from Luke, pray and the open presents.

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  15. My husband and I have no children, so every year we adopt many many stars from the Adopt a Child and buy the entire Christmas for them. They can put something they want and it is usually very simple like a new coat, new boots, very rarely have I seen anyone ask for an expensive toy. Often times we ring the bell and wait across the street in our hoopty shaded window car and watch as they all stand there reading the names on the packages..they don't even bring them inside for awhile..its awesome!! Thats the only presents we exchange....our hearts are full! God bless and Happy Holidays to you all!

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    1. What a wonderful holiday tradition. Merry Christmas.

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  16. Each year while my mother was alive, she and my two sisters would bake cookies, runzas and kolaches for family and friends. After her death in 2005 my sisters and I and now two nieces spend two weekend days baking family favorites and remembering the fun times we had doing this with mom/grandma.

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  17. My favorite holiday tradition is going down to the Chocolate factory and seeing all the christmas lights. The kids love it! I just subscribe to you by email! :)

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  18. My favorite tradition has been to cut down our own tree from the tree farm. Some years it took us forever to find the perfect tree.

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  19. Shannon VanderYachtDecember 15, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    I remember every Christmas Eve my mom would stay up wrapping presents watching White Christmas. That is her favorite movie, I always thought that was silly. Now I love to watch it with her. My favorite Christmas tradition is watching my favorite Christmas movie, Its a Wonderful Life, then of course the kid in me has to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas. As I am laid up after surgery, I am planning on watching your youtube channel and getting some crafting ideas. I have a huge scrapbook pile to do, before my daughter graduates!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  20. Thanks for the coupons.
    My fav tradition is decorating the tree with the family.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  21. my favorite tradition would have to be spending time with family and friends

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  22. Thanks for offering us the opportunity to win the Cricut Cartridge. It makes beautiful cutouts which would be a plus to use as accent layers in my scrapbooking projects. My Family Tradition for Christmas Eve when my 2 children were little was to let them open the 1 present that was under the Christmas Tree for them. Inside each wrapped box was a Brand new pair of Pajamas for them to wear that night, so that they would be wearing nice cute pajamas when Santa came to drop off the rest of their Presents. Also inside the box was a book for them to read that night in order to calm them down to get them to sleep that night. As they got older, they book then became a video. When they were ready for bed they would set out a plate of cookies for Santa, that were baked earlier in the day along with a glass of milk. WOW !!! Going down Memory Lane for you has put a smile on my face. :)

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  24. What an awesome giveaway, thanks so much!!!! Our family tradition, is on Christmas Eve, My Mom gives everyone Christmas jambes to open and wear for Christmas morning, having warm homemade cinnamon buns while opening gifts that morning!!!

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  25. Congrats to the winner. Thanks for wonderful giveaway chance. My fav Christmas tradition is to decorate the Christmas tree.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  26. My favorite tradition is putting up the tree with the rest of the family. Then we have a game night afterwards...loads of fun.

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  27. Opening Christmas presents with my children and attending the candlelight service at church on Christmas Eve!

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  28. Our daughters hand out all the presents and then one by one we open them so we can appreciate what has been given to each person. We started this about 5 years ago. We've always had just a few presents so this is a special way to 'extend' the gift opening.

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  29. I go to a neighbors house and we do Christmas Caroling

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  30. My favorite tradition is getting a new ornament each year for the kids.

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  31. My favorite tradition is getting a new ornament each year for the kids.

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  32. My favorite thing to do on Christmas Eve is to ride in our golf carts with my family and sweet little dog around the neighborhood to capture pictures of all the beautiful lights and use those pictures in my Christmas album.

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  33. Our favorite tradition is making cookies and having a decorating contest, my kids get more creative every year!

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  34. My favorite thing to do during the holidays is host several Gingerbread House Decorating parties. We bake the gingerbread, assemble the houses and invite waves of friends over to decorate houses.

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  35. We have an area in Kokomo called "We Care Park". The man who owns several blocks of property and a ton of volunteers decorate anything and everything. There's a lot of tradition that takes place with the opening of "We Care Park". Everyone donates as they either drive through or walk the park and all the money goes to the families in need each year. Last year he and his volunteers rasied just over $75,000! It's so much fun, Santa and Mrs. Claus are there and visit with the kids, and serve hot chocolate. It's great to give back to the community! Thank you for offering this great give-a-way!

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  36. Our favorite tradition is to go to Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg with our daughter and her family. Watching our grandchildren's eyes light up when they see the lights and decorations is priceless!

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  37. Our favorite holiday tradition is making Christmas cookies together.

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  38. Taking the family out to cut down our tree!

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  39. I love taking kiddies to drive around looking at lights... we also usually have about 3-4 christmas programs to attend-while that seems overwhelming now soon i know I will miss them.

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  40. I love baking kuchen (German) with my family.

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  41. My favorite tradition is buying gifts for the family that our church adopts for Christmas.

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  42. One of my favorite traditions is playing in our church Christmas program. I've been playing my flute in it since I was in high school, with the exception of the five years hubby and I lived out of state. It's really special this year, because our three year old gets to sing in it as well!

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  43. My favorite tradition is going to my grandmother's house and visiting with out of town aunts, uncles and cousins! We have done this every year since I can remember. And even though we are all grown up and moved away from home, we all usually end up there every Christmas! Love it! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

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  44. My favorite tradition is making dozens and dozens of cookie varieties to give as gifts.

    Janis LU
    janislu@msn.com

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  45. That cartridge looks awesome!! My favorite tradition is just being able to spend time with family!
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. My favorite Christmas Tradition is Christmas eve, making Home Made pizza with the whole family helping!!

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  47. My favorite Christmas tradition is attending the Christmas Cantata and Christmas Eve services at church.

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  48. Merry Christmas Joy!! We have a couple of traditions! My husband reads the Christmas Story from Luke's account in the Bible on Christmas Eve right before we all go to bed. On Christmas morning, we don't tear the wrapping paper that our gifts are in. My children are now in their 20's and they each have 1 wrapping paper that they had on their gift when they were little ones! We each take turns opeinging a gift and that makes it special. Thanks for an awesome give away! I've been a follower for several years and love your blog!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  49. That cartridge is a must-have! Thank you so much for the chance to win it! My favorite Christmas tradition is a get together with my family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) at my late grandparents' home which is now my Uncle Reg's house. We eat lots of good food, have a fun gift exchange and reminisce about good ol' times, all with fond memories of Memere and Pepere Allard in our hearts! That house was a home of love, kindness and generosity. :)

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  50. My favorite holiday tradition is having breakfast with my Mom on Christmas morning......priceless and precious!
    mb6464@hotmail.com

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  51. my favorite tradition for Christmas is to have family over for Christmas eve, have a wonderful dinner and play music with my children who all play instruments. Barb

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  52. gathering with family, it's what is important. We don't exchange gifts any more we just get together for a really nice meal and visit. I look forward to it so much.

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  53. Our daughters and their families come over Christmas Eve day…love having them here…oldest brings homemade eggnog! hehe Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. I love watching the kids open their presents on Christmas morning and then eating homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast!

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  55. We go to Midnight Mass with my parents. The choir sings for half an hour before the start of the service. The music is beautiful and with the darkness outside making the stained glass windows more intense in color, the church feels even more serene. The flowers and manger scene are also absolutely beautiful. The feeling that comes to me during this service is what waiting through Advent truly is all about: Christmas!
    Thank you for all your inspiration and the chance to win this terrific cartridge!

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  56. Great cartridge for the lucky winner! My favorite Christmas tradition is bundling up with a warm drink & riding around our community in the golf cart on Christmas Eve to look at the Christmas lights & the luminarias. It just makes the night so magical & beautiful. So many houses with luminarias lighting their walks & driveways to welcome the Christ child! Love your blog, Joy. Merry Christmas!

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  57. My favorite tradition is picking out a new ornament that captures the best of the closing year, and decorating & remembering with each ornament added to the tree! Blessings, Melitta

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  58. never saw that cartridge before but as a mainly cardmaker - that cartridge would make great backgrounds for my cards. Favorite Christmas tradition - when we were in the service it was making dozens and dozens of Christmas cookies for the troops. Now retired tradition has changed and we all spend Thanksgiving at my son's house and Christmas at my daughter's house. Playing games and enjoying family at each place. Family is everything!

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  59. Favorite Holiday tradition is having a birthday party for Jesus before we go to church on Christmas Eve.

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  60. Would love this cartridge i love thedesigns

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  61. Listening to Christmas music is at the top of my list! I am subscribed to your YouTube channel and to the blog via email so I see you twice in my inbox every day (don't know why twice though)! Merry Christmas!

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  62. My favorite tradition is having the whole family here on Christmas Eve, it's wild but so much fun, Christmas day only a few people come over but no one wants to miss the night before

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  63. I play carols on the piano with the fireplace blazing! Sometimes the family sings along, sometimes it's just for me.

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  64. My favorite tradition would be whenever we celebrate Christmas is that we always do the stockings first share with everyone what was there and that has to be put away before anything else is opened. We do this mainly because the stockings have expensive small items in them and then we know they are not going to be swept away with the garbage!

    Thanks for a chance to win

    Denise Wells

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  65. My favorite holiday traditions is sitting around the table after Christmas dinner and sharing stories of when our parents were little and the traditions they had. Wow have times changed! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  66. My favorite tradition is meeting at my niece's home for Christmas Eve with the entire family.

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  67. My favorite holiday tradition is making Christmas cookies with the grandchildren. One of them said this year that he looks forward all year long to making cookies at grandma's. Really tugged at my heartstrings! Thanks for the chance to win this great cartridge.

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  68. My favorite getting up on Christmas morning and and seeing the fun little goodies that Santa left in our stockings.
    Thanks for the chance to win this great cartridge, love it!

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  69. Our tradition is to make tamales every Christmas Eve to share with our family and friends. This is a beautiful cartridge. We reminds me of the colorful banners that are hung during the holidays. Papel Picado.

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  70. My favorite holiday tradition is baking each grandchilds favorite cookies! They look forward to them every year! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. I have 9 grandchildren and cannot afford the things they want so I give them cash. I spend hours coming up with different ways to wrap it. Last year i got books at the goodwill and hollowed out the middle. I putting it in tin cans this year. I opened the soup cans from the bottom then glued the bottom back on. I left the soup lables on the cans and then wrapped them. My daughter says her kids spend hours trying to figured out how their gift will be wrapped.

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  72. My favorite Christmas tradition is Candlelight Service at Church and singing Christmas hymns. Look forward to it as hubby is gone playing Ho Ho for all the little children!!!

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  73. Our family tradition for Christmas is just being together! We open presents one at a time and enjoy seeing our
    kids and grandchildren's happy faces. I love the geometric shapes in this giveaway. They are some of my
    favorite timeless ones to scrapbook and make cards with... Thanks for the giveaway...

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  74. My favourite holiday tradition was going to see santa at the mall with the kids. My four are 15 now so we don't get to do that any more. The last year they sat on santa's lap they were wearing M&M shirts. Santa said, "They do exist!" like the commercial. It was a great way to end our tradition.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

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  75. My favorite Christmas tradition is one that we just started with our grown boys and their significant others last year. We make the 2 hour trek to Cleveland, OH to see the Cleveland Symphony/Chorus Christmas concert. It's held in the spectacularly beautiful Severance Hall and features traditional Christmas carols, classical Christmas music, and music from Christmas movies. We drove through snowy NE Ohio to attend this event just yesterday! It's always wonderful ~ just being in Severance Hall makes you feel the Christmas spirit. We hope to continue this tradition for many years to come!

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  76. favorite tradition is candlelight Christmas Eve service with my family. Love singing hymns of praise to our Savior with my kids. This would be a great prize. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. Being together with Family and Friends is very special for us. We also enjoy attending Christmas Mass. It really is a wonderful time of year. Merry Christmas to everyone.

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  78. Being with family was my greatest tradition. Remembering the reason for Christmas is my joy during this special time of year.

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  79. Favorite tradition is decorating the tree and the kitchen, and then walking by and seeing the festive lights on the tree and other decorations makes me smile. :)

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  80. Being together with Family and Friends is very special. Making Christmas cookies with my grand kids

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  81. When I was a child Santa always came on Christmas Eve. So my favorite tradition would be Christmas Eve with my daughter and her family. It's a relaxed evening with finger foods and then opening presents. ... Like the cartridge, lots of possibilities.

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  82. Mine is baking with my husband, it's so much fun and great together time!

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  83. My fave xmas tradition is trimming the tree with the family. We laugh and put antlers on the pups and take lots of pix. In fact, today is THAT DAY!!! Thanks.

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  84. Every year I make photo ornaments with the grandkids' pictures and hang them on the tree. Everyone loves to find all their photos and exclaim over this year's new one.
    canana7

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  85. My favorite holiday tradition is everyone being home for the holiday. I have 2 older kids away at college and only see them when they come home for Christmas and visit for a short time in the summer. It's so nice when everyone is home under one roof!

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  86. Decorating the Christmas tree, while holiday music plays and drinking hot chocolate...That is one of my many traditions :-)

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  87. We make Tollhouse cookies, and it is the best together time of the year! Merry Christmas Joy!

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  88. I enjoy going out each year & seeing all the Christmas lights & decorations. Being thankful for my family & friends.
    Thank-You for the chance to win this cartridge. Have a Merry Christmas & a healthy New Year!!

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  89. We watch Christmas story all day while opening gifts! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  90. My favorite tradition is Prime Rib dinner on Christmas Night - Look forward to it all year!

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  91. I like to drive around & look at all the beautiful Christmas lights & to enjoy watching a Christmas movie each evening & working on sewing & Christmas crafts. Thank you for the give-away & have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

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  92. My favorite thing to do at this time of year is to ride around looking at all the Christmas lights people put on their houses and yards. The lighted Christmas decorations are beautiful and I appreciate all the time people put into these displays. Merry Christmas everyone!

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  93. Great give away. My favorite thing to do is make Christmas cookies. Once I get in the mood it's hard to stop.
    Have a great week.
    Mary O'Neal

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  94. I love to make our traditional christmas candy and cookies as a family to give out to neighbors and friends. By the way thanks for always posting the coupons each week. I am constantly going to your website when I'm in the store and needing a coupon. Thanks again.

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  95. Love this giveaway! My favorite thing is making each of my family members' favorite appetizer and decorating the tree together while we munch!

    Tracy in the snowstorm :(

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  96. My favorite tradition is making and decorating christmas cookies with my kids so that they can leave them for Santa.

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  97. My favorite Christmas tradition is to make Christmas ornaments with my children. This has turned into a tradition with my oldest as she is now a mother too. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love your giveaways but most of all your crafts! They inspire me a lot!

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  98. I just love relaxing with my family by our Christmas tree. But the last few years, it's been fun to go to Macy's on State Street in Chicago, to see the Christmas windows and have lunch by the great tree in the Walnut Room Thanks for a great giveaway!

    k underscore austgen at yahoo dot com

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  99. My favorite Christmas tradition is Christmas Eve - light finger foods (so no all day in the kitchen preparations), and the best part is the grandchildren at my house opening their presents from Grandma. Touches my heart. Thanks for the inspiration you give and the giveaways too!

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  100. My favorite tradition is to make Christmas treats to share with family and friends.

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  101. My absolute favorite tradition is getting together with family, but I also enjoy making my own Christmas cards and decorating a live cut Christmas tree.

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  102. We save a new Disney movie each year to watch on Christmas Morning after the gifts, in our pajamas. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  103. We have a tradition of first opening stockings, then we stop and have our favorite cinnamon rolls for breakfast.....then begin with the gifts under the tree......one at a time!!!

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  104. So hard to pick one tradition as my favorite as the whole season is one of Joy because of the reason for this season, the birth of Jesus Christ. After a simple meal of cold cuts on rolls and salads, we love going to the Christmas Eve candlelight service at our church and returning home with our family. First, we read the Christmas story from Luke, then sing favorite Christmas carols, and then open gifts one at a time. We start from the youngest to the oldest opening up one for all to see and a thank you said. We continue going around again and again until no one has any gifts left. Helps everyone to see what the gifts are and the reactions to gifts given, and it's a respectful and orderly time as family. Then the fun begins with board games, puzzles, Christmas goodies.

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  105. We have two traditions that have been carried through my young years, my kids years, and now my with my grandkids. We start baking cookies about two weeks before Christmas and then on Christmas Eve we all jump in the car and go look at all of the outdoor lights and decorations. My grandchildren get a big kick out of listening to my stories of baking cookies and Christmas Eve "drive" with my family and then listening to my kids relating Christmas stories when they were growing up. Merry Christmas, Joy

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  106. My fondest memories from when my kids were still at home was a massive cookie baking/decorating day. Now that they are grown and have children of their own, I have one Grand Princess who lives close enough for us to do that with me.

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  107. My favorite Christmas tradition was singing Christmas carols, in school, in church, and anywhere friends would gather to celebrate the season. Second was baking Christmas cookies, all kinds and fixing treats for each of my neighbors.. A plate full of different kinds of cookies, and candy. Hummm can smell the goodies baking.

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  108. My favorite Christmas tradition is gathering together for our family prayer before opening presents. Another was choosing a name from the angel tree to purchase Christmas presents for the needy.

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  109. My favorite Christmas tradition is the stocking presents. It started when I was a little child at my grandparents, and now I love filling stockings for my grandchildren! May you have a blessed Christmas, Joy! Thanks for your gifts of inspiration!

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  110. We always go to the Kentucky Horse Park to see their light display.

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  111. Attending church services on Christmas Eve is my favorite tradition - something I've been doing for 44 years now! Merry Christmas!
    bhadder at mei dot net

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  112. I loved reading all the traditions listed here. My favorite is looking at the Christmas lights that people put up. I wish I could thank every one of them personally. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  113. I love your Cricut Knowledge, you Rock
    SusanR in Kremmling, CO

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  114. your work has convinced me to try CCR just so I can try some of your layering techniques. been
    looking for the edge to edge cartridge but gave some hints to Santa so I'm waiting for the day.

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  115. One of my very favorite traditions is baking and decorating Christmas cookies with my husband. He is a pro with the Spritz cookies! Merry Christmas, Joy and thank you for all the inspiration.

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  116. I thank you for the chance to win this cartridge. I have been wanting this one ever since it came out! My favorite Christmas tradition is having all the family over for homemade spaghetti and crab stew. Everyone brings a gag gift and we play greedy Santa. The next morning - it''s off to my daughter's to open gifts with her and her family, followed by a humongous Christmas breakfast! And of course taking tons of pictures to scrapbook!

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  117. I would love to win that cartridge! Look at all the neat backgrounds. That cartridge would be a lot cheaper than buying a lot of expensive dies. Cricut can also change the size of those cuts without purchasing different sizes of dies.

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  118. Our family has waffles with strawberries and whip cream for breakfast. Yummy.

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  119. We moved to this neighborhood of 34 homes in 1986 and every Christmas eve the people down the street set up a bonfire and bring in sand for our luminaries. This way we get to meet the other neighbors (any new ones especially). Neighbors who moved away also show up....

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  120. My favorite is making homemade gifts for family

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  121. My favorite is making homemade gifts for family

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  122. We adhered to several family traditions when our son was younger, but most were for children, such as he always got to open one gift on Christmas Eve (always PJ'S . . . hmmm). After a dinner of homemade chicken, dumplings and noodles we, always read "The Night Before Christmas" and when he was eight or so, we included "The Polar Express." The traditions that we still count on are traveling around northern Virginia admiring all the beautiful lights and decorations that people have so generously shared with us. Every few years we'll go into Washington, DC (about 7 miles) to witness the magnificent displays there. Christmas Eve is the one night of the year our son and his wife stay overnight with us. Christmas day we always watch a Christmas movie. For the longest time only "A Christmas Story" would do, but now the only restriction is that it has to be about Christmas. The recommended dress code is jammies. Thank you for being such a great creative role model, Joy. You've taught me so much. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, filled with good health, love, hope, joy and those you love.

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  123. We fix finger foods for Christmas, read the Christmas story from Luke 2, and spend the day watching either our favorite movies or the new ones we got for Christmas. I appreciate so much the inspiration you give and the giveaways you share! Merry Christmas!

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  124. Love the idea of edge to edge cricut designs. That will save a lot of time. I need to win! Linda B from Broken Arrow, OK.

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  125. we started a tradition of taking our children to buy an ornament of their choosing each year. when they got married they were given all the ornaments they had purchased over the years for their own tree. we now continue the tradition with or grandchildren.

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  126. We have a big family celebration Christmas Eve with my family and my husband's family at a township hall. We have card playing and game playing with all of the kids and adults.

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  127. While our children were growing up, we always enjoyed going to a special neighborhood where everyone went all out decorating for Christmas, and driving around to see it all.
    Elaine S.

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  128. Our favorite tradition is to ride around looking at the Christmas lights and taking pictures of the new fallen snow.

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  129. We attend midnight mass, and now the boys are older, sleep in!

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  130. A favorite tradition when my children were small was to give them a roll of brown paper and some Christmas stamps and ink pads and they stamped the brown paper to make wrapping paper for santa. They loved to see that Santa had used their wrapping paper on their gifts under the tree on Christmas morning and they had such fun making it.

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  131. My favoritet Christmas tradition is going to our local Long Term Care Center as a 3 generation family and sing carols and have our 7 grandchildren play Carols on the piano for the residents as they enjoy Christmas lunch. Afterwards we have our Christmas Dinner and open gifts, and enjoy being a family.

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  132. We always read the Christ story in Luke. Very precious!

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  133. Baking and decorating sugar cookies with my kids and grandkids.

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  134. My family makes Christmas Eve the focus of the holiday. We have a great time! Thanks for the chance to win this almost impossible to find cartridge. Tracy P. sprty_grrl03@yahoo.com

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  135. My favorite Christmas tradition is like yours, going around Christmas Eve looking at all the lights!

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  136. My fave tradition is putting up the Christmas tree. I love how excited my grandsons get putting on the ornaments!

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  137. I loved, as a child, to decorate the family Christmas tree.. it was always gathered off of our property, and some were not always "perfect".. but each year, that was the fun of hanging the ornaments...and finding the perfect spot to were the right sized ornament should be hung.. I loved my Christmas music, still do...in the background.. and I loved decorating the Christmas cookies with the 4 different colored frostings on the homemade cookies..
    ohhhhhhhh, Thanks for the run down memory lane here for a bit.. Thanks so very much for the Cricut cart give~away too.. I sincerely appreciate it.. I make cards for Meals~on~Wheels were I deliver for their BINGO PRIZES... L.r. Smith on fb

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  138. My favorite Christmas tradition is to open presents on Christmas morning and to stay in our pajamas all day! :)

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  139. My favorite tradition is opening one gift on Christmas Eve and watching Merry Christmas Charlie Brown before bed.

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  140. I would have to say it would be my dressing that I make, love it!!! It only comes once a year too...lol

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  141. I'd say my favorite tradition would be visiting with family (I love the candy, decorating and so on but I hardly have any time anymore to do any of it)

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  142. My family either makes or buys a new ornament every year (poor tree can hardly hold all of them). I love doing that!

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  143. Greetings, Happy Sunday. Thank you for the 5 min Christmas project video.

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  144. My favorite time is when we all gather at my mother's house(she is 88 yrs old) and we watch all the kids in the family open their Christmas gifts.
    Tank you for the giveaway, have been looking for this cartridge. I am subscribed to all of the above mentioned.

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  145. My favorite tradition is having the kids open their new Christmas PJ's on christmas eve and then getting a pic of the in from of the tree!

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  146. Buying my hubs a box of chocolate covered cherries. He never eats them, but he loves getting them. He remembers his mom getting them for Christmas every year and sharing the whole box with him and his 4 siblings.

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  147. Snuggling on the couch watching a Christmas movie with my kids. It doesn't matter how many times we've seen them. Everything is better with a child snuggled up next to you!

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  148. I guess now it is driving around at night to look at the lights but when I lived in Charlottesville VA I loved to go to the annual Messiah sing-in.

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  149. My favorite tradition is just being with family. It gets harder as the kids have gotten older but we still manage to pull it off in the end. Merry Christmas everyone!

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  150. My favorite Christmas tradition is to sing Christmas carols and look at the pretty Christmas lights in the neighborhoods. Thanks so much for the chance to win -- I've wanted the Edge to Edge cart since I first saw it.

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  151. COOKIE DAY is our favorite tradition. All the moms and kids in the family gather at my hours (I'm Nana or grandmother) and we make cookies all afternoon. Great fun and wonderful to eat.

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  152. Wow. Thanks for the giveaway and the coupons.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  153. My favorite holiday tradition is listening to Christmas carols as I trim the tree. I love the sense of nostalgia when I unwrap each ornament, and the fond memories that they bring. Merry Christmas everybody!

    Anne Goodner from Texas

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  154. Cooking. I love all the Christmas cooking, baking and all that gies along with it..like eating it all!!! Merry Christmas Joy!

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  155. My family never had Christmas traditions. When I met my husband he introduced me to his family's tradition of making Cinnamon Rolls Christmas Eve night to enjoy Christmas morning, but of course we had to taste test them Christmas Eve night while reading the Story of Jesus' Birth! Merry Christmas!

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  156. Baking Christmas cookies! I love doing it and love sharing with friends and family.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  157. My davorite holiday tradition is when all my daughters come over for the Chritmas baking. This year, the grand daughters are old enough to help so it will be extra fun!

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  158. My favorite holiday tradition is going to church to attend the midnight mass, then go home to eat with my family. We call this tradition in the Philippines as Simbang Gabi (the mass) and Noche Buena (the dinner after,) But it has been a long time since I observed this traditions. I do miss it a lot.

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  159. I would love to have this Cricut Cartridge! Isn't it gorgeous! My favorite holiday tradition is the same as yours Joy. I love to drive/ride around looking at Christmas lights and drink hot cocoa. I love to decorate my Christmas tree and indoors as well. It is a Wonderful time of the year!

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  160. My favorite holiday tradition is driving up to the Bay Area to spend Christmas with my family. I love the road trip, the journey to get to our family celebration. The best present is being together. I love your website and giveaways edge to edge! You make creating fun. Happy Holidays, Everyone!

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  161. Super fun! Our holiday tradition is to make a handmade ornament every year for our tree! Carri~Abusybee

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  162. Our favorite Christmas tradition is attending the Christmas Eve service at church with my family, then coming home to a special meal. THe grandkids are so restless to open gifts. Ealier I do some paper projects with the gkids on the topic of "what I am thankful for" Thanks for the coupons and the chance to win!

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  163. This is one cartridge I want that I do not have. I would love to get it.

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  164. We like to see a Christmas movie on Christmas Eve and then follow with a nice meal in our favourite restaurant.

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  165. Building a Gingerbread house with each of my 3 granddaughters, who are 7,5 & 4. My grandson is only 18 months old, so it will be a another year until he can join in!

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  166. I have an annual tradition of decorating cookies with my two nieces. We have a blast! And I love gathering on Christmas Day to cook a big turkey dinner, play cards and laugh myself silly over the annual white elephant gift exchange.
    I'm crazy about the edge to edge cricut cartridge. I haven't seen it before. Looks like something I would like to have in my arsenal.
    Have a beautiful holiday.

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  167. My favorite holiday tradition is decorating our Christmas tree with all the ornaments we've collected since we were married. We buy a new ornament each year and it's fun to add the newest ornament to the tree.

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  168. My favorite Holiday tradition is getting together with family and friends to talk about the year and want we can do the next year to make things better.
    Gob Bless Us All...Louise Butler

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  169. I just love all of your gift bags, Joy! Please do more. Am also thrilled with the chance to win the Edge to Edge cartridge! Happy Holidays. Marsha from NY

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  170. Christmas morning we open presents one at a time and watch each other do that. Then we head as a family to church to celebrate the real reason we have Christmas. It's a very special time to have my grown children with me to honor Jesus.

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  171. My favorite tradition is going to church on Christmas Eve and seeing he granddaughters in the Christmas program.

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  172. Congratulations Marianne - looks like a fabulous cartridge!
    Our tradition is to celebrate Christmas Vigil Family Mass and then we go out for dinner.
    A blessed relaxing evening with the family.
    Thank you, Joy, for offering such fabulous prizes.

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  173. Hi Joy, my favorite thing is spending the day at home with my family. We had a big breakfast and always have lasagna for dinner. Mmmmmm, can't wait.

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  174. My favorite holiday tradition is having my family come over for Christmas dinner. We have a large family and always gather at our house.
    Thanks for the chance to win the Edge to Edge cartridge.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  175. One thing my husband and I decided was that Christmas morning was always for us to celebrate....it was our time. It cut down on the hassle of each inlaw expectations of us joining them Christmas morning. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Merry Christmas and thanks for all you share with us.

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  176. My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve dinner. My family is from Poland and it is a very special celebration and meal.

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  177. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is putting out our Nativity set the day after Thanksgiving but hiding the baby Jesus for my son to find on Christmas morning.

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  178. As I empty all my "hiding spots" I always find gifts I have bought months ago. Then I find myself wrapping, decorating boxes and bags, looking for more ribbon and making more bows. I usually am still wrapping a couple of special gifts on Christmas Eve, and remembering the real meaning of Christmas!

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  179. One of my favorite traditions is that we buy a new ornament each year for each person that we celebrate with. We always try to have an extra one or two for unexpected guests...Which leads to a another Christmas tradition.. Merry Christmas everyone.. and best of luck.

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  180. Yes all done shopping! Favorite tradition is driving through town to see all the Christmas lights with the kids.

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  181. Thanks for the opportunity to comment and perhaps win a prize! I usually finish my shopping before Thanksgiving - so that I can avoid crowds and focus on family and the wonderful Christmas themed displays and things to do in our area. I'm glad I did that this year - because a nasty fall a couple of weeks ago bruised the bone in my knee and I am not able to stand for very long periods and shopping would be out of the question. Thank you for all the great videos throughout the year - and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  182. Decorating the tree and adding a new ornament each year. Baking a slew of cookies and other sweets and delivering them to neighbors and friends. It's the little things... Merry Christmas!

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  183. Our favorite tradition after decorating the tree is opening the gift from "Santa's Helpers" on Christmas Eve. The present is always new pajamas, but my son the Marine and adult daughter still look forward to that tradition and will give me the devil if they don't see that box from Santa's Helpers for them under our tree

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  184. Our favorite tradition is having my family over for gifts and food and of course making hay stacks for my honey

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  185. Our favorite tradition is decorating Christmas cookies together and now we get to include the grandchildren!! We make it a family event putting up the tree!!

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  186. Anything Cricut rocks. Debbie from Richmond, VA

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  187. We have our big dinner on Christmas Eve. This way on Christmas day we do not miss anyone opening their gifts. Merry Christmas to everyone in the Obsessed with Scrapbooking Family.

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  188. We enjoy being together as a family with all the grandchildren. Huge Christmas Lunch, then we had pizza, huge veggie tray, cheese ball and fresh fruit kabobs our granddaughters made. Then we had family game time, and the grands played carols on some antique brass bells. It was so beautiful. Lots of pictures for future scrap booking!

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