Saturday, November 24, 2007

Looking For Gifts and an Advent Giveaway

Today I am loving the internet. As I sit here watching my team play football, I have done almost half of my Christmas shopping. How beautiful! To be fair I should tell you that we keep Christmas really small. Outside of our immediate family, most people get cookies or homemade hot cocoa mix, so there aren't a ton of gifts to buy. But if you are looking for good gifts for the children in your life, I highly recommend checking out this blog. She has some great suggestions for high quality toys with long-lasting appeal and no lead paint. I had already planned to get my boys the parking garage she mentions as their one big present, but there are some other great ideas.

In the spirit of the season, I am sponsoring my first giveaway. I have already written about what our family does for Advent. If you are interested in some fun activities for Advent and Christmas, Before and After Christmas is a great book. It has activities and scripture readings for each day of Advent and the Twelve Days of Christmas. I have no idea how to do Mr. Linky, and my HTML savvy husband is elsewhere. So let's do this the old-fashioned way. Leave me a comment and make sure I have an e-mail address to contact you. Help me to make this a real contest by linking to this post on your blog if you think your readers would be interested. The deadline is Tuesday at midnight. I will choose a winner on Wednesday the 28th so that I can get you the book by the time Advent begins. The Holidays have begun. May yours be joyous!

11 comments:

Farrah said...

Me Me!! I want this book! I put it on my contests page.

P.S.~ What a game today!! I admit I was a little frustrated that CBS kept covering TN and KY when I wanted to watch my Gators kick some Seminole butt, but your Vols put on a good show. Congrats on a hard-fought win. Several times I thought to myself "If I were her, I would have wet myself by now!"

Rachel said...

so do people just comment on your blog to be entered, then you'll draw out of a hat?

we actually just ordered the bk on amazon last wk per your recommendation! but i'll link your blog on mine... first wanted to make sure what i'm telling people to do. fun!

TwoSquareMeals said...

Rach, just have them post a comment here and provide an e-mail address if they don't have it on their blog.

Elizabeth said...

I'll comment and take my chances. Even if I don't have kids, a book on Advent sounds great. :-)

bluemountainmama said...

sounds like a wonderful book... count me in!

Christina said...

This would be PERFECT for my family! Please enter me!

Granola said...

I have small children and I'm on the look out for what traditions we want to start in our family. Thanks for the opportunity!

Whipple World said...

hi there - i'm a friend of rachel's and would love to be entered itno the contest!! jen whipple - jenwhipple@hotmail.com

Laura said...

Congratulations on your first contest! This is a fabulous gift to begin with. :) I heard about your site from another and have already enjoyed some of your other posts.
My email: laura@laurabooz.com
My site: http://www.laurabooz.com
Thanks!

Kara said...

i would love to have this book. rachel has told me wonderful things about you and your thoughts on advent. thanks for the chance to win!!

Kara said...

i would love a copy of this book. i am a friend of rachel's and she has told me wonderful things about you and shared some of your thoughts on advent. thanks for the chance to win!
linzandkara@earthlink.net