Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Advent and a contest *contest closed*

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Pop-Tarts®.


The video below gives the details of our homemade Christmas Advent Calendar.


We cut the stockings out of pretty scrapbook paper using a stocking stencil, wrote selected activities on the back, put numbers on the front, and strung them up on a ribbon attached with mini clothespins. For a list of my suggested activities, email me at amiedanny@msn.com

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71 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

Trimming the tree is our favorite tradition.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/15769675258396673

Stephanie said...

Driving around with hot chocolate looking at Christmas lights

taufers at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

My favorite tradition is listening to my Donny Osmond, Christmas at Home CD while decorating the tree. We're going to start a new one this year - making gingerbread houses. Can't wait!

osmondfreak at cox dot net

Amanda said...

Blogged it:

http://ljandamanda.blogspot.com/2010/12/win-100-visa-gift-card.html

Amanda
osmondfreak at cox dot net

Casey Lu said...

Making Cherry Winks, Butter Ball, and Candy Cane cookies with my In-Laws. We gather and create a huge assembly line and spend all day and most of the night making dozens and dozens of cookies! We look forward to it each year!

Casey Lu said...
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Casey Lu said...

Blogged about it! :)

http://craymer.blogspot.com/2010/12/chance-to-win-10000-visa-gift-card.html

Casey Lu said...

Checked out BlogHer.com offers.

Casey Lu said...

Tried to go to the Official Rules but for some reason Firefox wouldn't let me open the page. :(

Casey Lu said...

Visited the Pop-Tart site! :)

Jennifer ♥ said...

My favorite activity is baking cookies together and we haven't done any yet this year!! I guess we have a good excuse though :)

Love your advent stockings! Great idea!

rbkprincess at hotmail.com

Paige said...

Christmas morning is a big tradition in my family. We all wake up early, open presents, and then make a HUGE breakfast. It's so much fun to be with family and stay in our pj's all morning!
paigewiley16 AT gmail DOT com

JC said...

Mine is picking up Christmas tree and decorate together with hubby and kids
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/16956206870437888

Anonymous said...

Go to church and see Christmas play.

MCantu1019 AT aol DOT com

Benny Williams said...

Our favorite holiday tradition is a long christmas dinner and walk in the neighborhood to see all the lights!

Benny Williams said...

I tweeted too!
http://twitter.com/#!/benny8484/status/17081592853831680

Bhav said...

Our favorite is baking and cooking together. We look forward to that every single year!

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Bhav said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/bvbabybv/status/17084324587241473

Tabathia said...

We attend the christmas service at church
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Tabathia said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/17098985349054464
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

tyson2468 said...

My favorite holiday tradition is one with my kiddos and myself. We spend an entire day in our PJ's working on the perfect gingerbread house. We watch Christmas movies and eat the candy that is suppose to be for the gingerbread house while we wait for it to set up. Such a fun giveaway - thank you for the chance to win! :)
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tyson2468 said...

Tweeted! : )

http://twitter.com/HeidiHMc/status/17130305240440832

tyson 2468 (at) charter (dot) net

tamiv said...

I love making cookies and candy during the holidays! I share with Family an friends!

Danielle said...

My favorite tradition is picking out our Christmas tree.
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Danielle said...

I did the alternate entry on the official rules page.
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susan1215 said...

Christmas Eve we drive around looking at Christmas lights and then come home and open up one present

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susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/17258577055973376

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Georgia said...

Favorite Holiday tradition is just eating a really nice dinner with my family. Nothing better than that!

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Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/17366805739737088

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

Kerry said...

Christmas Eve mass is my favorite holiday tradition.
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Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/17709488547045376
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Bonnie said...

My husband's favorite holiday tradition is having opening present's Christmas eve. but we all just go along with him
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Just call me "B" said...

Christmas PJ's on Christmas Eve!

Cathy W said...

Getting a Fresh tree to decorate.
And "opening" our Christmas stockings early Christmas morning.
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Cathy W said...

http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/18051924083343360
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Deb said...

We always leave cookies that we decorate Christmas eve especially for santa and the reindeer.

sodahoney said...

tweet http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/18145210567499777

sodahoney said...

Blogged http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2010/12/get-pop-tarts-recipes-and-watch-fun.html

tattgiff said...

we have a nice bible study, look at old photos, make fudge, watch an old christmas movie and each open a gift on christmas eve.
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tattgiff said...

read the rules
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Anne said...

We love lighting the advent wreath daily leading up to Christmas.
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Anne said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/18287373674610688

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Giant Sis said...

I love eating my mother-in-law's homemade Christmas cookies! Even though we live in a different state now, she still mails us a box each year!
Liz
wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

angie lilly said...

My favorite holiday tradition is going to the Columbus Zoo and seeing the Wild Lights Display. Its so beautiful and fun and romantic when its just my hubby and I.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/18371736626008064
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

KaHolly said...

My holidiay tradition is to make all my gifts every year.

Scott said...

I love our tradition of driving around looking at all the neighborhood light displays before going to bed on Christmas night.
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

my tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/18381112271179776
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

~dab said...

When we were little we'd decorate the tree on Christmas Eve afternoon, have dinner, get new PJs from our parents, then it was off to bed.

Going to bed so early stunk but I loved the rest of it! :)

~dab said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/18406220310249472

VickieB said...

Other than visiting with family and friends and decorating the house and tree I don't have any traditions anymore

VickieB said...

tweet http://twitter.com/#!/vlbsweeps/status/18412403368656896

nightowl said...

I like the Advent Stockings. Our favorite tradition is opening the ornaments we exchange on Christmas Eve.
Kimberly
winit6 at hotmail dot com

Liz said...

Hanging the stockings is my favorite tradition!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/18502136442650625

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Angel Jacklyn said...

Dinner and seeing all the family, my favorite.

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Angel Jacklyn said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/kytah00/status/18650136821374976

kytah00 @ yahoo.com

marybug2 said...

my favorite is cooking a Honey baked ham, as I realy enjoy Christmas dinner, and this year I am adding Ginger Bread Pop Tarts to our breakfast.
marybug2@yahoo.com

marybug2 said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/18661954583269377
marybug2 at yahoo.com

whatsanitasdeal said...

setting the cookies out for santa's reindeers
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jillyrh said...

Driving around looking at Christmas lights with a big thermos of hot chocolate is my favorite tradition.

PauleyD said...

We sing Christmas Carols while my wife plays the piano.

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

PauleyD said...

http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/18756765768224768

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

the Crave to Save said...

We love playing games and baking with the family!

gina.m.maddox AT gmail.com

the Crave to Save said...

http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/18774513567141888

tweet!

Margie said...

My favorite thing to do for the holidays is to spend some quality time with my family and grandkids--and to have some extra treats too. Email address is in my Blogspot profile.

Tarissa said...

Baking lots of special desserts and cookies for the family to share.

Tamara said...

Spending the day with family,eating, playing games, and just having a great day.

jillyrh said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/18921015627218946

Thanks