Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Good day : ) + give away.

This is a picture of my desk this morning. I somehow missed the second favorite thing show and decided to buy the Magazine and see for myself all the wonderful goodies. I mean, who doesn't just love Oprah's favorite things show. + you can see all my Christmas cards ready to go to the mail box. I love making, ordering, addressing and stamping all those cards. It's just really one of my favorite things to do each year.

I am sooooo excited to tell you about this wonderful class by Shimelle: Journal your Christmas 2010. Click here to read more about this wonderful, warm and inspiring class. The GREAT news is that i am giving away one spot in this class today to one wonderful blog reader. Just leave me a comment telling me what is ONE OF YOUR favorite things about Christmas?

Psalm 27: 4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.


love and a kiss

63 comments :

erinink said...

I was looking at Shimelle's class and thought that it would be so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Juel said...

A favorite thing about Christmas for me is having my kids being home from school. I love being with them!

Eryn said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is opening up my box of Christmas books. There are so many wonderful stories and only having them around once a year makes the appreciation and wonder so much greater!

ruth said...

I've heard her classes are great! :)

I love looking through Christmas photo albums with my grown boys. :)

Janka said...

OMG! I love those classes!
One of my favorite things about Christmas? Actually, I love our family traditions at 24th of December: decorating the Christmas tree morning, going to church, eating our traditional dinner, boxing all of the presents under the tree...

Thanks! Have a nice week, Wilna!

kymmie said...

I love going to parents' house to help them put up their tree. They kept all the funny little ornaments we made during our childhood and still display them proudly eventhough the glitter has fallen off or the colors have faded...

Nadine said...

big gatherings of family friends, singing carols and exchanging gifts while having a good time over a hearty meal :)

Flower Girl Crafts said...

Ahhh, so many wonderful things about Christmas ... for me one of my favorite things is the smell of my mom's freshly baked shortbread cookies, NUMMY!!

xoxox ~ Cindy

linda said...

family, food, love... so many warm happy things about xmas!

Katrina said...

One of the many things I love about Christmas is on Christmas Eve when it's really late, everything is done & I'm about to go to bed I look in on my 2 children as I do every night but knowing that 'this' night is different.......I wonder what they last thought before they fell asleep and what they're dreaming, the magic in their hearts makes me melt xxx

Dani Donner said...

My fav by far is decking the halls. Love all the ornaments and sparkly stuff!!!

Virginia said...

There are so many things about Christmas that are my favorite, but I think my very favorite is singing Christmas hymns at church and lighting the Advent candles. It's such a peaceful moment in what can be a crazy time of year.

Jenni said...

thanks for the chance to win! :) favorite thing about christmas-- so many favorites... but truly when i reflect about the true meaning of christmas and how it has profoundly impacted my life- that Christ has come to rescue me-- i am moved to tears. those moments are my favorite.

caro said...

Hi Wilna, one of my favourite Christmas traditions is baking my granny's lebkuchen biscuits from her handwritten recipe. YUM!

Deanna said...

Seeing my family!

Mrs. Welshon said...

I love making decorated snowflake cookies with my kids.

Tamara Nicole said...

I'm totally makign my Christmas cards this week/weekend to hopefully get them out by the 1st. I'm never this early, we shall see:-)

Sarah said...

I'm Jewish, so when you'll celebrate Christmas, we'll celebrate eight days of Hannukah.

The best thing about Hannukah is gathering all our family and loved ones every evning, for 8 days...

Thanks for the chance to win this cool class-spot (that for me will become a hannukah-journal, if that's ok with you :))

Thanks,
Sarit.

Meggan said...

ONE of my favorite (there are so many) things about Christmas is the look on my children's faces when they open up their Christmas presents. Their faces light up so much!

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

One of my fave things about Christmas would be the fact that I get to enjoy this wonderful holiday with family and loved ones! Thanks for the chance to win...

Nad!a Art!st said...

love ur blog ^^

keep it up

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Carole said...

One of my favorite things about Christmas is singing Silent Night by candlelight at the close of Christmas Eve services at our church.

Valerie said...

One of my favorite things at Xmas is decorating and seting up my Dept. 56 village. Thanks for the chance to win.

Munchi said...

My favourite thing at Xmas is having all my family together having dinner the 24th of Dec!

Carmen

Calvina Walsh said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is the atmosphere of color, sound, smell, and feeling that pervade everything.

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing at Christmas is family time :) (eating too is great!!)

Karlynn

Donna C said...

One of my favorite things about Christmas is attending Midnight Mass and bringing in Christmas day with carols. It always moves me. I have learned that Christmas is just not Christmas for me without it.

TAGYN said...

My favourite Christmas thing is the music, I listen to it whenever I get the chance for the month and a little bit!
I would love to take the class, I have been checking it out already!!!

Vivian said...

Great question! I enjoyed reading others' replies and agreethat there are so many things to love about the holiday season. My favorite of all is taking the time (amid what can be chaos) to sit with my children and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and how that impacts us daily. This makes for humble and grateful hearts amid the frenzy!

Thanks!!

Nancy Bergenske said...

One of my favorite things about Christmas is putting up my own beutiful angel tree in my bedroom and remembering where each sweet angel came from.

phyllis f said...

I love unpacking the ornaments and our Christmas angel - the kids know the stories of some of the ornaments bought before they were born. It's such a time of joy and love and fun when we unpack and decorate the tree!

Rachel C said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is getting out all the decorations and decorating the house with Christmas music playing. My daughters and I always have a wonderful time decorating the tree. Lots of great memories of Christmas past.

gleestormont said...

Looking at my collection of tree ornaments. I have an extensive amount of angels and stars and put them clustered all around the top of the tree: my own little bit of heaven!

Delia W said...
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Delia W said...

I love Shimelle's style and have been thinking about doing a class with her. Would love to win it.

My fav thing is the fact that people appear to notice the things the seem to take for granted the rest of the year - spending time with family and making time for the important stuff.

Caryn said...

Wilna, just one thing!? I JUST discovered paper...a Cricut machine as a result of my local Michaels ad...and FEELING memories! I've been a digiscrapper up till now. Now it's time to get dirty ;) And my favorite thing about Christmas is the special family closeness and memories that we will have forever!

So happy to have discovered your blog....from one South African to another (I'm now in Boston ;) I hope you have a wonderful memory-making season!

Rhonda Walker said...

My favorite memories of Christmas are baking with my kids. Also this was the only time of year they really got along and didn't fight. They actually slept together every Christmas Eve until my son went off in the military. The excitement on kids faces as they talk about Christmas is a wonderful memory and always brings out the kid in me. Love this time of year. I hope you and yours have a Blessed Holiday!

Olivia said...

I love our quiet family Christmas Eve, just me & my parents. We spend the day together, play games, take a walk, eat dinner & go to church in the evening. It's nice to have this special time together before our big family Christmas the following day.

Thanks for the chance to win a class place :)

Donna G. said...

I love the foods of the season! =)

Jen said...

Spending time with my girls.

Elisa said...

I always look forward to the time I get to spend with family. Especially since a few were out of town for Thanksgiving.

Louisa-Jane said...

My fav thing is chilling out with loved ones alllll day.

Lyndall Gourlay said...

I love it all! Its hard to pick the favourite. Right now, my 9yo daughter is singing and humming "Santa Claus is coming to town" in the background while she bakes cupcakes. She is home from school after a bad fall, probably with a broken nose. So right now my favourite thing is the "joy" and the "merry" that can be found if you choose it. It is in the prelude, the preparation and the day itself. I love that today, joy is overcoming her sadness.

Mama to Jayden said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. My 2nd favorite thing about Christmas is spending time with my family

amy a said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is waking up in our decorated house, and just spending the morning cuddling. I love my little family!

Anonymous said...

hmmm, i love when we have a new baby or toddler for the holidays. xmas stays magical and the older kids play along to make it just right for the little ones....

lynda in calif
hipljp at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Reading christmas books to my kiddos is something I love to do-- they will read the same ones over and over with such joy. It's all about the little ones. :)

rkokes said...

I love spending time with my family!!

jamie long said...

I love driving around at night at looking at all the decorations!

Marcy said...

I love snuggling up with the whole family on Christmas Eve and watching "It's A Wonderful Life"

Evelin said...

wow... thanks for the opportunity to win! I look forward to spending the day just relaxing with my hubs... probably watching a movie together or something... Christmas music is another thing I look forward to! I love it! It makes me happy! :)

cindy said...

The love people tend to be free with at this time of the year!

Emily said...

OH yay! One of my favourite things about Christmas is seeing all the boats lit up in our harbour. I'm from a fishing community and it's quite the sight to see.

Kimber-Leigh said...

what a wonderful giveaway...thanks wilna!

one of my favorite things about Christmas is preparing for Christmas through our advent devotions each night...last night was the first Sunday of advent and I am so excited to continue this special tradition in our family!

Karen Williams said...

Am I too late? I love christmas music of all kinds, the carols, the traditional and Slade!

Suzanne said...

Would love to win a pass for this class :)

karin c said...

Stockings are my favorite - filled with little bits of fun and love.

scrappyjacky said...

an afternoon spent decorating the tree.

naomi said...

I love the excitment in the build up to the 'Big Day' - the shopping, wrapping, writing cards, advent calendars, music and everything else I can't think of!! I'd love to win this class for my sister so she can tale part :)

Sinead said...

Best thing about Christmas would have to be the family time:) Thanks for the chance to win! x

Anonymous said...

Falling asleep on the drive home just so my dad could carry me inside. 8 year old memory.
sweet...

dawn

Molly said...

I love the tingly, warm fuzzy feeling I get around Christmas- to me that's the "magic of Christmas"

mollyscraps4fun at gmail dot com

sylv said...

One of my favorite things is decorating the Christmas tree!