Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Treats Giveaway Hop ~ Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

Christmas Treats Giveaway Hop

What are our favorite Christmas Treats? Books, of course! Stop by each blog for a chance to win fabulous books & gifties for the Holidays!



How does a blog hop work??
Each participating blog has a linky list in their post, you pick a starting point and visit each blog on the list through-out the hop dates and see what is going on, join in the fun, and enter to win all kinds of bookish gifties!

If you get lost ~ you could 

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Book Addict's Holiday Traditions

Every family has their own Holiday traditions some may be based on religion, some may be based on region, or just passed down through the years. 

Here is just a little bit about my family's Christmas traditions.

When I was a kid, I would look forward to Christmas Eve because we (my 4 siblings & I) were allowed to open one gift before bed. I don't do that with my kids~not sure why?!



As we grew up and got married, my siblings, their spouses, and our parents decided there were way too many of us to purchase gifts for, so around Thanksgiving, we adults will draw names and whomever we get ~ we stuff their stocking! This can be really fun and of course it keeps the cost down too.



One of the things I love to do every year with my kids, while we are on vacation at our cabin usually during August, I take the kids to a local tree farm and we tag our tree. Then in December our freshly cut tree is delivered right to our front porch via Fed Ex! I always know the date to expect the tree, but the kids don't ~ so it is always quite the surprise to come home from school and see the tree on our porch.


Of course my most favorite Christmas tradition is after the kids all go to bed ~ I love to curl up with a nice adult beverage and a fantastic new Holiday book and just relax!




My Giveaway 

 I am gifting the choice of either a $5 Amazon GC or a mystery package ~ the package may or may not include books, swag, or some other pretty giftie!

Giveaway Rules:
***The giveaway is open internationally
 if winner is outside the US, they will receive the Amazon GC as the winning prize!

***Because the giveaway will end at midnight on December 25th, the winner may not be chosen, announced, or notified until December 27th.


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66 comments:

  1. Happy Holidays from one addict to another, lol. I love sharing samples of goodies that I have developed a liking for over the year!

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    1. Happy Holidays to you! Thanks for stopping by

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  2. My favorite Holiday Traditions are opening one gift on Christmas eve, one of the Children reading the Christmas story from the Bible before eating and each of our Children get some kind of handmade gift from us each year and most years they make us one too, treasures to last a lifetime!

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    1. My Mom kept all the ornaments my sisters & I made her over the years. Fun to look back and see them all

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  3. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I love to give books and handmade bookmarks that I create for this special occasion!
    nlaverdure88@bell.net

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    1. Last year my youngest's Girl Scout troop made bookmarks and they gave them out at elderly housing. They were so pretty and so appreciative of the gesture from the girls.

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  4. opening 1 gift christmas eve.... pjs

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    1. I remember one year my sisters and I all got matching PJ's for Christmas Eve...mom loved it...us...not so much! Lol

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  5. Making Gingerbread cookies. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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    1. My Grandmother used to make awesome gingerbread cookies...miss her & those great cookies!

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  6. playing Trivial Pursuit when all the family is together!

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    1. My family would be in chaos over a game like trivial pursuit! To competitive...and to rowdy to play! Lol

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  7. We would go to church on Christmas Eve and when we came home Santa had come, we would open gifts and then have dinner. Christmas morning my siblings and I would get in my parents bed and we would open our stockings. Later in the day we would go to my grandparents.

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  8. At our house, it was Dad setting up his model train layout around the base of the Christmas tree every year.

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    1. I always wanted to do something like that around my tree...I am sure my cats would just love that! :)

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  9. going to my parents for breakfast then to whichever relative was hosting lunch (hopefully it was one with a pool...because Christmas in Australia is HOTTTT)

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    1. It's so hard for me to imagine a HOT Christmas! LOL I am in New England and it's usually so COLD...not this year though...kinda warm.

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  10. We usually just have a small family get-together, eat, presents, and enjoy some quality time together.

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    1. Time with the family...that is what matters most!

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  11. We would have a pajama day every Christmas where the entire family would stay in their pjs all day and have a movie marathon.

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    1. I love a Pajama day idea! Merry Christmas

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  12. My favorite tradition is making home made spaghetti on Christmas Eve.

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  13. One of my favorite traditions is making homemade sugar cookies with my mom.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy Holidays!

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  14. We make cookies with the children and decorate the tree as a family.

    Thank you for the wonderful contest.

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  15. Traditions... now that my niece has 2 children, we open the presents between adults on Christmas Eve, and wait until the kids get up on Christmas morning to see them open their gifts from Santa. They have always left carrots out for the reindeer and cookies for Santa :)

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  16. Some of my favorite Holiday traditions: A kiss under mistletoe symbolized acceptance and reconciliation, Yule Log, Christmas Cards, and Candy Canes.

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  17. A favorite tradition is having dinner at a nice restaurant with my extended family on Christmas Eve.

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  18. My favorite tradition is decorating a live tree (I just don't go in for those plastic ones) and watching It's a Wonderful Life. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Thank you for sharing your family traditions with us. :)

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  19. We sing Christmas carols as we trim the tree

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    1. I always put on the Christmas CD's and sing while trimming the tree!

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  20. Our Christmas tradition is stockings for everyone and our pets. Its a great tradition and we open them on Christmas eve.

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  21. Holiday baking of pies and lots of cookies.

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  22. The clan from my father's side has annual parlour games and lotteries with cash prizes. Nothing big, but enough to tempt even us adults as no one's really too young or old to join. (And I'm not saying that just because of that one time I cheerfully beat my second cousin's 8-year-old son in Simon Says with two bucks on the line. Others have been more ruthless than I. LOL)

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  23. I love cooking dinner with my family on Christmas Eve.

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  24. We do a secret santa exchange among hte adults in our family, it makes it easier and less stressful plus we donate to a local charity or person in need.

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  25. My favorite is eating all kinds of dessert on Christmas Eve.

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  26. My favorite holiday tradition is making gifts with my son, this year is Christmas ornaments earrings
    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS
    Barbara_stoker@comcast.net

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    1. Barbara you are the WINNER!!! Thank you for stopping by the blog. I will be emailing you to get your info! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

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  27. Holiday baking with my mom, and decorating the tree with my boys.

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  28. I love baking snickerdoodle cookies with my mom, watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel with my grandma, and driving around town to look at the lights with my boyfriend.

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  29. Before my son passed last year, we'd wake Christmas morning, open gifts and then go to my Mother's house to have brunch and open more gifts. Then we'd spend a nice relaxing afternoon together, waiting for it to get dark out and go around looking at Christmas lights.

    I LOVE reading, I stopped for a long time after my son's passing, but I am just getting back into it and can't afford any books right now, so I am stuck reading the free ones and then I can't get the next book of the sets.

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  30. Putting up stocking and buying stocking stuffers, it's my favorite part of the holidays, that and of course the food!

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  31. Decorating the tree together. Of course, some people are a bit more anal than others so ornaments always get rearranged!

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  32. My favorite is on my moms side, they hide a pickle ornament in the tree and whichever kid finds it gets a little gift from santa.

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  33. My favourite is putting the christmas records on and decorating the tree with my mum on the 22nd Dec.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  34. In the past, when we were kids, we were allowed to open 1 present on the eve before Christmas and then the rest the following morning. I quite liked the extended anticipation.

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  35. I used to love singing Christmas carols with my family when my grandmother was alive. Now, all of us cousins are spread all over the place and we're never together at Christmas.

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  36. We bake cookies and also have a secret Santa exchange gift with family and friends.

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  37. I always enjoyed the tradition of passing out gifts one at a time, so we could enjoy everyone else's gift opening.

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  38. Making my grandma's buckeye and sock it to me cake recipes.

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  39. All my siblings and their family meeting at my parents' house for Christmas dinner.

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  41. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I really like the tradition to make gingerbread cookies on Christmas!

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  42. Thank you for the giveaway!
    My favorite tradition is trimming our tree, and spending time with family

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  43. We like to go Christmas caroling around the neighborhood

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  44. Thank you for taking part in the hop :) Happy Holidays :)
    There is no Christmas in our house without watching the Home Alone :)

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  45. Getting together for Christmas Eve Mass to watch all the little ones act out The Nativity Story is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. Gathering altogether at my mom's house afterwards with family, friends, & loved ones with food & drink is another. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win & good luck to all who enter!!! Happy Holidays to all!!!:)
    akdalton@ymail.com

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  46. Getting together for Christmas Eve Mass to watch all the little ones act out The Nativity Story is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. Gathering altogether at my mom's house afterwards with family, friends, & loved ones with food & drink is another. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win & good luck to all who enter!!! Happy Holidays to all!!!:)
    akdalton@ymail.com

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  47. My favorite tradition is decorating the christmas tree.

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  48. Thank you to everyone who participated! The winner is Barbara Stoker! Barbara I sent you an email with all the info! Happy New Year!

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