Saturday, December 5, 2009

HUGE Holiday Giveaway for you!

I've been promising and promising a big giveaway for the Holidays and the day is finally here. I couldn't decide if I wanted to do one big giveaway or just do a bunch of smaller ones, finally choosing just one, huge, big, giant, giveaway. Lots of books to be had! You can keep all of these or give them out as gifts to your kids, nieces, nephews, etc. It's a great way to knock some names off the list to buy for!

Princess Tea: Parties and Treats for Little Girls by Janeen A. Sarlin with Noelle Shipley and photographed by Sheri Giblin.
-This is an awesome choice for parents or grandparents of young girls, itching to get some ideas as to how to entertain them. Throwing a tea party is an excellent idea and this book is chock full of ideas as to how to make it a success. Crafts, receipes, decorations, etc. A great resource for party planners as well!

Countdown to Christmas by Dr. Mary Manz Simon and illustrated by Siobhan Harrison.

-If you have a toddler and are wanting to teach about the true meaning of Christmas, this would be a really nice book to have in the house. Starting with December 1st and working up to December 25th, each day tells part of the story leading up to the birth of Jesus, along with an activity, a scripture verse, and fill-in-the-blanks to help get the child really involved in what you're reading.
I'm definitely giving this one as a gift for a 2 year old this year, in hopes that she will be old enough to understand it next year.

3 books from the "What's the Weather Like" series by Lerner. Include are: It's Cloudy Today, It's Snowy Today, and It's Windy Today.
-You can read my full review here. These are really heavy-duty non-fiction books, great for a homeschooling family or just a family that likes to learn about different aspects of our weather. 

Secrets of a Christmas Box by Steven Hornby

-I haven't had a cance to read and review this one yet, as I've been waiting for December to get in the mood for Christmas stories, but I received two copies and thought it might be nice to add this one into the pot. It appears to be aimed towards the 9-12 set and may make a nice family read aloud in the days before Christmas arrives.

To Whom the Angel Spoke: A Story of the Christmas by Terry Kay

-I reviewed this one here this week. A great family Christmas story.

So that's a whole bunch of books for you to win! If you're interested in entering, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite holiday tradition to do with your family, by Monday night at 11:59pm Eastern time!!! That's the 7th! In two days! I want to have time to get these out for the holiday, so make sure you enter right away. 

To earn extra entries (and please leave an additional comment for each entry):

1. Blog about it and link back here. 
2. Tweet about it. Make sure you include @apatchworkofbks

You can earn up to three entries. 

U.S. only please. 


Angie said...

Favorite tradition ... one would have to be the John Denver and the Muppets Christmas CD. Super uncool. But it would so not be the season without it. 8]

Megan said...

One of my favorite traditions is our Christmas Eve feast. Each member of the family gets to request one dish. The result isn't always a traditional meal (nachos, meatballs, ham, and shrimp cocktail), but it's always fun!

Myne Whitman said...

I'm newly married and this is my first Christmas away from home. My favorite tradition is all of us going to church together on Christmas morning and then coming home to exchange gifts and have lunch.

I will tweet your contest too.

Mama Librarian said...

My favorite holiday tradition is watching Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas and singing "When the River Meets the Sea!" =)

Anonymous said...

Christmas stockings - flling to the brim and opening - are probably at the top of my list. Great give away!
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Katie said...

Two favorite traditions here! Trekking to the tree farm to cut down our special tree and then our annual gingerbread house decorating contest - so fun!

Bridget said...
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Bridget said...

My favorite family tradition is opening stockings first on CHristmas morning. I also have a favortie "just me" tradition that is now defunct. We always spent CHristmas Eve with my dad's mother. I would leave a little early and call my granny. we'd chat about what I got from my dad's family and what she was cooking for Christmas dinner. She passed away 3 years ago and still miss those Christmas Eve chats.

Bridget said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

D.A. Tyo said...

Our family's favorite Christmas tradition is attending the candlelight Christmas Eve service at our church. Singing "Silent Night" each year by candlelight is always extra special and meaningful. May your Christmas be blessed.

MJ said...

We go to the Christmas Eve service at church and get together with our best friends. We take turns hosting but we both cook!


Barb M. said...
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Barb M. said...

My favorite holiday tradition is heading to the forest to cut down a Christmas tree as a family. The time together is priceless.

Abby said...

Amanda, my favorite holiday tradition is getting the family together to decorate the Christmas tree and having a smorgasbord of all our favorite foods while we decorate! We try to all go pick out the tree together (though some years that hasn't been possible) and we look for one that has a pine cone in it (it's good luck!). :) Thanks for the giveaway!

JoAnna said...

My hubby and I recently started making Christmas candy and giving it to all the neighbors. I like doing that more than keeping it for ourselves!

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JoAnna said...

Just tweeted your giveaway.


Heidi V said...

We play Monopoly Christmas Eve to keep us awake till midnight so we can open one present.

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