So I have been surfing around and visiting new blogs that I’ve never been too before and I’m just speechless at all the interesting and talented people out there who share their lives and talent with us- how blessed we are! Too bad there isn’t a job where you just read blogs all day long, I’d probably enjoy that!
A lot of blogs, especially American blogs are already into the holiday spirit and various blogs are having giveaways which are always fun! So while I was sleeping last night it came to me….I want to have a giveaway also for you my dear readers! You see, I dreamt of you last night, do you feel special? I hope so, because you are special!!
Now the details are still foggy, I just dreamt this last night so I don’t have anything to give away YET…but give me a couple days and I’ll come up with something wonderful. My main gift will be an ornament, in honor of my mother who won’t be with us this holiday season. You see my mom sent me ornaments almost every year for Christmas. Not just any ol’ ornament but unique and special ornaments. Sometimes they were Santa cowboys riding horses, or ornaments with the American flag on them..sometimes she would send the children ornaments with their names on them..I’m really going to miss getting ornaments this year and the years to come…
But I love the idea of ornaments, taking out an ornament that has been lovingly packed away for an entire year and remembering who gave it too you and thus remembering that person…and Christmas is the time of year to remember loved ones, friends, and family.
This is going to be such a difficult Christmas to get through…I’ve spent the last 16 years away from my parents at Christmas, but I could always call and talk to mom for the holidays and remember holidays of past with her and my dad and sister. This song brings me to tears every holiday season and the tears came running when I played it before posting it here…it’s a combination of happy tears and sad tears…remembering good times and holidays with family and missing every holiday I can’t be with them…
I’ll be back within a few days with details for my giveaway and hopefully a photo of the Ornament I’ll be giving away. I’m sure I’ll be throwing in a few more holiday surprises also- I dreamt that too! So stay tuned!
Until next time my friends….
UPDATE: As soon as I was done here I went out into the cyber world to look for a unique and special ornament and it didn’t take long before I stumbled upon this..
Isn’t this beautiful? Not only that but it’s made by the famous Norwegian porcelin company Porsgrund AND the best part, 10% of the purchase price goes toward Red Cross! Beautiful, Norwegian, and we’re helping out a good cause- can it get any better?
I’ve sent in my order for one of these ornaments and as I mentioned before I will probably add a few other little surprises to this holiday giveaway also. Now, would you like to know what you have to do??? There are three chances and you can take as many chances as you’d like. If you’re already following my blog just let me know in the comments. I don’t have any fancy way to select the winner, your names will go up in a bowl and one of the lionesses…ok….KIDS…will pick out the winner randomly. The contest will be open until the 2nd of December…my mother’s birthday. If you don’t have a blog, be sure and include your email in the comments or send it too me privately so I can get in touch with you if you win! Best of luck to you all! HO HO HO!!
1. Write a comment below telling me what Christmas means to you.
2. Become a follower of my blog!
3. Tell others about my giveaway on your blog!
Happy Holidays my friends….