Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Merry Christmas Giveaway




It's hard to believe but Christmas is exactly one month from today!!! I know, it's crazy. The time since last Christmas has just flown.

I meant to have a giveaway to celebrate my 365th post, but because of my computer downtime etc. and all the excitement around here with me getting a new kitchen and all I didn't get around to it, so I am combining a celebration of my 377th post (this makes 378) and my love of Christmas, and I am doing a Merry Christmas Giveaway. (Or as they say it over here, Happy Christmas!)



I just love the idea of spreading a little Christmas Cheer, especially to you, my much loved readers. To get in on a chance for some Christmas Goodies, all you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post. If you would like an extra chance, spread the news about my Giveaway on your own blog and then let me know.

Here's what you have a chance to win. I just love giving presents and there is nothing nicer to give away than something you would love to have yourself!



First up is a lovely Christmas Cookery book, "Women's Weekly Christmas Cooking." These Women's Weekly books are lovely and I just know you are going to love this one, as I already do. Full of lots of lovely Christmas goodies to make and bake!



Next is a wonderful Scented Candle from Lily Flame Candles, called Whispered Wish. Ohh, but it smells delicious . . . all spicy and Christmasy! Just for you!




I'll also include an assortment of five of my Christmas Cards, for you to fill in and give away to the ones you love.



Finally some Mistletoe Kisses Chocolates put out by Galaxy. Once there was a Gnome who had to get rid of all the leftover kisses. One year he decided to make them into Mistletoe kisses, or so the story goes . . . lucious little bites of chocolate filled with an indulgent mousse and caramel centre!



You only have five days to get in on the giveaway as I will be drawing it on November 30th so that I can have it into the post in plenty of time for Christmas!

If I have a chance to finish it in time, I may even throw in a secret Christmas Craft Surprise!
I'm so excited! I wonder who the lucky winner will be!!! You just never know . . . it could be
Y O U !!

80 comments:

Marthe said...

What a great giveaway!! Those mistletoe kisses sound delicious and I love your cards, I would love to win it all!!!

Karen said...

Hi Marie, Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!
Karen

Sandra said...

i enjoyed your blog today, love the music too. Gets me in the holiday mood. Thanks...
Sandra

Megan said...

What a fun Christmas giveaway! I would love to win this assortment!Thanks for the chance. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That's really cool! It sounds like you have a wonderful giveaway going on!

Starr said...

I just had a miniature panic attack when I read the words, "one month." Ahhh, I've got to get those packages sent Stateside!

Love to you & Merry Christmas!

What's for Supper? said...

I love giveaways....and yours sounds fun!

Proverbs 31 said...

I have just received my giveaway prize from frenchvillagelife but hey I'll chance my arm again lol!!!!!! I have seen the Woman's weekly cookbooks on sale I used to buy this magazine when I was first married for years & years don't know why I stopped?????????? Marie x

Joan said...

What a lovely thing to do yes it is nice to give gifts I love giving little gifts and love choosing them but you don't get so many now for a few shillings like you used to. Hope I am lucky fingers crossed. Love Joan.

Topher said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win great stuff!

Chris

zekks at yahoo dot com

Pamela said...

Thanks so much for this opportunity. And I must say that while I love your recipes, your writing is absolutely lovely.

I'm glad I found you.

Tiff said...

What a great give away. BTW, I love your blog.

Grammy Staffy said...

How sweet of you to do a give-away.....such lovely things that anyone would enjoy having.

You are a gift to me. Your insights, wisdom, recipes and love are a great gift to me. How I treasure our cyber-friendship. My fond hope it to meet you for real one day.

Have a happy thanksgiving with your bishop and dear friends from church. I will be thinking of you.

Much love, Lura

chook said...

Hi Marie
I would love to be in the draw for your fab christmas goodies
Hugs Beth

Barbara said...

What a wonderful Christmas treat!!!! The cards alone would be
an awesome gift.
HUgs, B

Bellini Valli said...

I LOVE your cards Marie (they are so whimsical and fun), love the mistletoe kisses and LOVE the Christmas music. What a way to get me in the Christmas spirit!!!

bookworm said...

I like the music you have on your blog, very festive indeed!

Sandy said...

Well wow, what a give away!! thanks for the chance. I was just over at Blossom time looking at your cards.

Meryl said...

It sounds great, Marie! Love love love your blog!

Jenna said...

What a fantastic package - it looks like you put a lot of effort and thought into this.

Erin said...

You are so thoughtful! What a fun way to spread Christmas cheer!

micaela6955 said...

wow, so many posts, congrats and wishing you many more! Time flies when you are having fun, doesn't it? Thanks for having this very generous giveaway, and wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and great Thanksgiving!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

robin_titan said...

I sure hope I'm the lucky one happy before thanksgiving and christmas day haha : ) Happy 378 post!

Raquel said...

OOOOH, Pick me, pick me! My, I certainly am greedy, aren't I! Those mistletoe kisses sound great and who wouldn't love your cards? Much love, Raquel XO

Aunt LoLo said...

Ooh...congrats on all those posts! Keep up the good work. :-) You're one of the loveliest parts of my morning.

And I DO hope I won. Those Mistletoe Kisses sound fabulous! As do those notecards - although I might just hoard them all for myself.

Gaby said...

I would be so excited if I won!!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Marie
Oh my goodness, only one month until Christmas. I guess I better get started buying some presents.
I am excited about the giveaway. I hope I win!
Hugs, Rhondi

Bunny said...

You are so sweet Marie! Thank You for the very nice giveaway!

Dawn said...

WOW, All these great giveaways.
Sign me in please.
Dawn

Lalycairn said...

Cookbooks, candles, cards and candy! How much better could it be? Please enter me!

Lalycairn (at) gmail.com

Theresa said...

Thank you, Marie, this is a great giveaway. I collect cookbooks so I will cross my fingers and hope for a win! Have a Happy Thanksgiving,

Dori Kennedy said...

Hi Marie,
Thanks for the fun giveaways. Would love to be the lucky one.

Eileen in Chicagoland said...

I agree with Grammy Staffy -- how sweet of you to do this give-away! I get such a lift from reading your positive and uplifting thoughts during the week, I feel you give me little gifts all the time. (But you can enter me in the drawing just the same!! haha. ) Huge congratulations on coming round a full year on your blog. It has been a joy in my life.

hoLLy said...

what a a wonderful giveaway! i'll enter but i know i won't win. but at least i'm trying, right? :)

Anonymous said...

I'D BE HAPPY TO WIN JUST ONE OF THE ITEMS IN OYUR GIVAWAY..WOW!!!THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN..VAL
val@yahoo.com

MarilynInMiamiFL said...

Just want to wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday Marie..Thanks for being you :) With all the sadness going on over here in the states.....your Email each day is a breath of fresh air.

God Bless
Marilyn In Miami FL :)

HeatherinSF said...

Hi Marie, what a nice batch of goodies! Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Bea said...

Hi Marie! Like anonymous said, I'd love to win just one of those items. I'm leaving for Baltimore in the morning... will try to get back and write an entry to spread the news about your giveaway. I cannot believe that Christmas is already upon us, either! Yet, I started working on Holiday Candles with students over a week ago, so I am prepared. I wanted the teachers to be able to hang them up before the kids took them home. Last year, some kids didn't get theirs finished until the day before they went home. THis year, I started earlier... it made a big difference! Have a great week...I don't guess you all have Thanksgiving at this time of year, do you?

suechef said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please enter me too!

Have a great lead-up to Christmas.

Alison said...

You are truly a talented artist - I'd love to win your cards which would make such lovely gifts, and only wish you could include a big portion of your yummy food with the prize too! Thank you for a such an inspirational blog - I just love your recipes and I often leave your page up for hours to listen to your beautiful choice of music.
Alison

Angie said...

Your new Christmas music list is wonderful. What a lovely surprise. I'm keeping it on in the background as I deal with me emails. Lovely. That Mormon Tabernacle Choir takes some beating.

Lovely giveaway too. I don't know how you keep up with it all.
love, Angie, xx

Sheryl said...

Hello dear Marie,
am I too late? I am back among the blogging world, and I would love to considered...how absolutely lovely of you!

Marie said...

Hi Marie,

Long time reader both here and on AOL, but first comment ever.

I love reading your blog and trying out your recipes. Your passion has been an inspiration to me to start cooking properly again and I've spent many enjoyable hours making your recipes. And reading your words has been a comfort to me - as a foreigner living a long way from home and family, I feel less alone now.

What a kind and generous person you are to give away something. You who gives us all so much already.

Tracy said...

Hi, Marie! Haven't felt too good, so I'm late getting here...Such fun is your giveaway!! And do count me in on that fun!! Very festive, and very generous as always...How lovely your are, my friend! Happy Day & LOVE to you ((HUGS))

Judy - Scottsdale,AZ said...

Hi Marie!

I can't believe all of the gifts!! You are more than generous. We are leaving today to spend Thanksgiving with friends in Las Vegas....I will miss reading your blog for 5 days!!! Hope I survive.

Gillie said...

Mistletoe kisses...WOWIE!!
xx

Angela said...

You are too generous Marie, these things will get us all in the mood for the holidays - I love all the things that only come out at this time of year - the cookbook looks good too.

Reeni said...

What a lovely giveaway! Just the think to get us in the Christmas mood! Thank-you!

Jan's Blog said...

What a wonderful giveaway idea. You are so generous and I do adore your cards especially. By the way, your photographs are stunning. Good luck to everyone!!!

Susan said...

I look forward to reading your blog daily ....what great holiday music!!...Enjoy your Thanksgiving...

win said...

You are such a generous lady! I consider it a daily gift to be able to read your delightful blog, listen to the music and view the lovely pictures!

Schotzy said...

Hurray for such a fun and generous blogger. I'd love to be included in your give away, and I'm a winner just for finding yu in Bloglaand!

Ruthanne said...

Thanks for such a nifty Christmas giveaway! I have been enjoying your blog for close to a month and telling everyone. Thank you. You sound like someone I would like to know.

Doris the Great said...

How wonderful to be included in the giveaway group! I'd love a special package from England.

Like you, I've already been "Christmas-ing" with music, scent and gift wrapping. Looking forward to your blogs for the next 26 days!

CathyJean said...

ohh, please add me too!!! Marie :)
thank you, thank you for the giveaway fun:)
Hugz,
Cathy
PS I posted about your giveaway on my blog.

Mistress Meeyee said...

Awesome giveaway!!! Lots of great stuff! Count me in!

Susan Cahill said...

What a lovely, generous giveaway, please throw my name in the hat!
Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful Xmas prizes.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Laurie said...

Your giveaway sounds great! And I wish so much I could see snow on Christmas but there's not much chance here in Florida! Wow! It sounds beautiful over there where you live! Thank you! Merry Christmas!

Ursula said...

Oooo Marie! I'm nearly finished with my Blush candle...I think you hooked me on the Christmas candle! Hope your holiday meal was lovely!

We're stuffed to the gills on turkey, sour cream mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing with raisins and apples, "miseria" a Polish cucumber salad, homemade cranberry sauce and cheesecake! Yum!

Mel said...

Fun stuff! I want in please!!

Di said...

Where does the time go? I realized today that not only is it Thanksgiving, it's only four weeks until Christmas. Hopefully I can get some cleaning done tomorrow so we can put up decorations this weekend. Your giveaway sounds wonderful--I'd love a chance to win.

Renee' said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks for hosting this!

Suzy said...

You are so sweet to have a giveaway for your readers. I love your blog and tune in everyday! Happy Christmas to you :-)

Brooke said...

What a fun sweet giveaway! My little boy is sitting here with me and is eyeing those kisses! ;-)

Thank you so much for offering such a sweet giveaway! Have a lovely weekend!

;-)Brooke

Sonya said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! whoever wins it,will be one lucky person!

Kassy said...

Great giveaway! I truly enjoy your blog..everything you make looks delicious!

Gloria said...

Marie I dont have idea from this Giveaway I love your giveaway!!! and always I think, maybe some day I win!!! never lost hope!!!All is beauty of course and you know how I really love you!!!!! Huggs, Gloria

Toby said...

What an awesome giveaway!! Thanks!

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

Oh I love Chocolate.. what a fun give-away.. thank you for hosting it.

HDMac said...

What a fun giveaway!!!!! Thank you for this opportunity! I would LOVE to win!!!!

Becca said...

I am intrigued by this mistletoe kisses candy. It looks chocolatey and perhaps a bit gooey. Sounds supreme.

~Kimberly said...

Ooh! How fun! Great giveaway! What a great bunch of goodies! My fingers are crossed!

Back Porch Blessings said...

Thank you for hosting this give away, how fun. I am new to this blogging thing and am oh so glad I found my way here. Thank you again. Oh just to let you know I am putting a link to your give away on my blog. Stop by and visit me anytime. Hugs....

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for being so generous. I'd love to win it all!

mrsmorris said...

Greetings from across the pond! Please enter my name for a chance to win these lovely items!

Kim

Princess Of Pink said...

items you have, would LOVE to have a chance, lol.

Hugs from Marian

cindy said...

Wow, I just found your blog, I'd love to win the giveaway if I'm not too late!

Nicole said...

ooo i'd love to win!!

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Hello Friend Marie,
I've not been over for awhile. This time of year is just like hitting the accelerator pedal on the automobile!

I simply must get my decorating done and my baking begun!

I know that I'm too late for your give-away; but, I just had to tell you that your little snowmen are just so cute!

Have a wonderful getting ready for Christmas Advent Season! It's great to take time to focus on our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, during this festive time.

God bless you my far away friend!

Laura

Pamela said...

I'm reading back over some of your old posts and this snowman picture caught my eye (the one popping out of the box). Is this a piece of your original art or can I save the image and use it on my blog sometime?