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Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Surprise Holiday Spirit Giveaway

Since it is Christmas Eve and we will be opening presents soon, I thought why not share that joy with others. I have decided that a giveaway would be perfect, but there is a catch. The prize is a suprise. The only clue I can give (so there is no peeking or shaking) is that it is crafty related.

So...could it be...hmmm...maybe a...SORRY! You will have to wait!
It is a surprise!
Here are some holiday rules...
1. Please be a follower and leave a comment on this posting. I would love to hear about your BEST holiday suprise. Whether it be a fabulous gift, a family member's return, or a miracle. 
 2. If you leave a message or picture on your site about this giveaway, please post another comment saying  you did with the link for another chance.
3. Your contact information is important. This should include your blog name (if you have one) and your e-mail address.

The winner will be announced Monday, Janaury 2, 2012.

What a great way to celebrate the start of a new year.


Merry Christmas,
Georgiana

87 comments:

  1. The prize is a surprise, I love surprises! :) Honestly I can't think of any surprises that I have recieved at Christmas.
    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com
    www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com (having fun with digis)

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  2. O I love surprises!! Hum..best surprise for christmas....I would have to say the baby blanket that my mom made for me when i was pregnant with my daughter, it was pink and green(my two favourite colours) and it had frogs on it(my favourite animal). Thanks for the chance to win!! Merry Christmas!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com
    http://sierrababy08.blogspot.com/

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  3. I posted your giveaway on my side bar! Thanks for the second chance to win!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com
    http://sierrababy08.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh wow, how cool is that? It's just like Christmas...not knowing!! I don't know of any surprises on Christmas or don't remember anyway. But it's a MIRACLE to be a live a well!!! I am grateful and thankful for that!

    Thanks for the chance to win this surprise giveaway!

    http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  5. My best Christmas gift was a new car my senior year of high school! Merry Christmas everyone! msmith38652@gmail.com

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  6. Hello and Merry Christmas!!

    My best Christmas gift was the year my Dad returned home from the hospital after being severely injured. It was nice to have the whole family home for the holidays.

    I posted your link on my FB page because many of my crafty friends are also FB friends.

    http://msscrappycreations.blogspot.com/

    msnjhunter @ yahoo.com

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  7. Merry Christmas!!! The best holiday surprise was 5 years ago, when my now husband proposed! It was completely unexpected, but made for an amazing holiday. This year, he is deployed and I wish I could spend it with him.
    Cherie.goyer at gmail.com
    Http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

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  8. OHHHH I love surprises!! My best holiday surprise is not a gift I have received but the look and excitment my husband and I received when we surprised my 2 boys with a trip to Disney. We traveled all night so in the morning they woke up in the Happiest Place on Earth! It is something we will all remember as a favorite family memory.
    Thanks for the chance at your surprise!
    I want to wish you and your family a VERY Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Jessica
    http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  9. What a great surprise. My favorite Christmas surprise was back in 1999 when our oldest daughter was then 13. We just moved to a liitle place in the country and on Christmas morning when we finished opening gifts, I had her look out the front window and there was her dad and her new horse with a big red bow on his halter. The look on her face was amazing. Thank you for visiting my blog , I am happy to be a new follower too. Merry Christmas. Teachermom5@gmail.com. kindredkrrations.blogspot.com

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  10. What an awesome giveaway, Georgiana!! I love surprises!! My best Christmas surprise was when I was younger and "Santa" gave my sister and I what we had been asking for...a puppy :)

    Thanks so much for a chance to win and a very safe, blessed and merry Christmas to you and your family!!

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com
    indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I posted your giveaway on my sidebar!! Thanks again for a chance to win :)

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com
    indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Hi Again :)
    I posted your "surprise" on my sidebar!
    Thanks for the second chance to win!!
    Jessica
    http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  13. Wow! A surprise giveaway! How fun!
    One year my friend surprised me with a beautiful cross-stitched Santa picture--her husband had made the frame. I knew she was stitching the piece but I thought it was for herself! Such a wonderful loving gift!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Glenda

    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/
    gboyd439(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. My best Christmas surprise was last year when my husband surprised me with an iPad. That was the first time he really surprised me, because he is never able to keep a secret. lol
    Thanks for the chance to win your Christmas surprise!

    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com
    ExpressionsByElaine at gmail.com

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  15. I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    I posted on my blog
    expressionsbyelaine.blogspot.com/2011/12/surprise-holiday-spirit-giveaway.html

    ExpressionsByElaine at gmail.com

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  16. Fabulous Giveaway Georgiana, Everyone loves surprises. We opened presents this morning and I got a wonderful surprise gift from my husband. A wrist watch and a Walmart Gift Card. I've been needing a new wrist watch for a while now so it was a wonderful surprise.
    Hugs, Rosalee

    realcanadiangurl@gmail.com
    http://rosaleescrap.blogspot.com/

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  17. I have also posted your giveaway on my sidebar. Hope that counts. I am also an old follower.
    Thanks for the wonderful chances.
    Hugs, Rosalee

    realcanadiangurl@gmail.com
    http://rosaleescrap.blogspot.com/

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  18. Thanks for being generous with a surprise, Merry Christmas.. for Christmas, the BEST surprise I got was an adorable sone weighing & ponds 2 ounses:)))
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  19. This is the season for surprises. I love it... Thanks for the fun!
    Http://siskiyousue.blogspot.com

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  20. Georgianna, I wanted to make sure I wished you and your famly a very merry, bright and bless holiday!

    Hugs, my friend!

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  21. My favorite suprise was my engagement ring 30 Christmas's ago, oh my, has it been that long!! Merry Christmas everyone!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  22. Left a link on my sidebar for your giveaway, thanks again!!
    http://scrappingroom.blogspot.com/

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  23. Just popping in to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas...

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  24. i just love surprises. thanks for the chance to win.
    merry christmas.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  25. Who doesn't loved a surprise?? My favorite was when my daughters (they were teenagers at the time and always fighting) surprised us with a large portrait picture of the two of them that they had taken - I still have it hanging up! Merry Christmas! :)Amy
    http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh my i do love surprises....you are the best girl and i want to wish you a MERRY HO HO to you and your family...take care this holiday season..
    www.justwordz.ca
    kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

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  27. Love love surprises - fabulous giveaway! My best Christmas surprise is a bomber jacket I received 9 years ago that I still love today! Thank you for the chance to win.

    Merry Christmas!

    Carol W.
    workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com
    www.workmanscraps.com

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  28. Again thank you for the chance to win a surprise!

    Merry Christmas!

    Carol W.
    workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com
    www.workmanscraps.com

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  29. Georgiana thank you so much for your friendship this year that is my Christmas miracle. This year I have made wonderful encouraging friends who now all hold a special place in my heart. I hope your holidays are filled with joy.
    Karen

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm already a follower. On of my favorite Christmas miracles was in 2004 when it snowed on Christmas day in this Texas town . 1st white Chrismas in the history of our town. 2nd time in my life. The other snow was on February 1967. The day after Christmas the sun was out again and everything melted!

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  31. What a fun idea!! Thank you for the opportunity to win, and thank you too for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower!! Have a Merry Christmas!!!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com
    laurie.servis@gmail.com

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  32. Georgiana,

    Thanks for the nice comments on my blog and following me. I love to do recycle but time is a issue with me. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.... We all love surprises and good luck to everyone. My best Christmas surprise was on the 20th in 1969 I was proposed to and made him wait till Christmas day to tell him yes or no. We were married for 31 years and I lost him in 2001........E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

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  33. Oopsed it on previous comment forgetting to mention the surprise part so here goes again.
    I'm a follower. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    My best holiday surprise was on Valentine's Day (you did not say that it had to be Christmas holiday so hope this is ok) when I was proposed to & my ring was in the potted Tulips given to me. He knew I wanted a heart-shaped diamond and he picked it out himself. We have been married 28 yrs.
    Just came from Little Scrap Pieces site - congrats on winning the Copy Cat Fri Ch Winter Holiday!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  34. I love surprises! I got a gift certificate from my sister to Michaels for Christmas and some homemade bath salts from her and my niece. The gift certificate was a complete surprise and very welcome!

    Thanks for a chance to win a surprise prize.

    Merry Christmas!

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  35. Posted about your giveaway on my blog sidebar (on right side) which is below my Captain Jack Sparrow photos & my blog archive with link that when they click on image it will take them to your giveaway site.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  36. How fun, a surprise!! Thanks for the chance to win. I guess the biggest Christmas surprise I ever got was my hubby getting me a new car about 6 years ago. I always saw those Christmas commercials with the giant bows on the cars and it was extremely fun to experience it.

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  37. We all love surprises. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. This year at work we did the secret santa and the person that got me gave me a basket full of scrapbooking supplies, I was totally surprised. I didn't even put that on the list.
    Have a Very Merry Christmas you and your family.
    Hugs,
    Cindy Lou

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  38. Super fun surprise giveaway! My favorite surprise was from my Husband who surprised me with a trip back home to NY after we had moved away, he even arranged with my work the time I would need off! Merry Christmas!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  39. I posted your candy on my sidebar!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  40. Thanks for a chance to win this fun giveaway. I love surprises. My best gift is when my kids and grandkids come on Christmas Eve. That's all I ever want or need. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  41. What a fun giveaway, G! Thanks for that and for the chance to win a surprise gift! I don't really get true surprise gifts for Xmas since I make a list and then know mostly what to expect.--Pat

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  42. Thank you so much for all your comments on my blog! I hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas! I can't wait to see what your giveaway is!
    pinkandsilverbride at yahoo dot com from www.craftymrs.blogspot.com

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  43. thanks for by my blog
    haven-amacher.blogspot.com and inviting me over. Can't wait to see the surprise.

    bhamacher2 at msn dot com

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  44. Merry Christmas!!! This has been one of my best Christmases....I didn;t receive a LOT but my oldest son (who is special needs and in a special school) came home with a beautiful water globe for me....I collect water globes....he is nonverbal so they really had no way to know!!! I can'gt even begin to express how much it means to me!!

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  45. How sweet are you! I am a follower and love your blog.
    gwenlords@gmail.com

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  46. I posted about your give away on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win.
    http://thisandthatbygwen.blogspot.com/2011/12/holiday-give-away.html

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  47. Hi i loved looking at your work.Im a new follower.Thank you for stopping by my blog.My best present that i recieved was when i was a little girl.my mom got us strollers with dolls for me and my sister.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  48. Hi i have posted your picuture on the side bar at my blog.
    amomicricut.blogspot.com

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  49. Merry Christmas Georgiana! The best Holiday surprise happened today! My 10 year old daughters BEST friend, who moved away 2 years ago, showed up unexpected at our door today. It was the sweetest reunion ever!

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  50. Merry Christmas Georgiana! I am your newest follower and new to Cricut and hope to learn lots! My favorite Christmas surprise was 32 year ago when my Son was born on Christmas morning... coming from a family of ALL girls and already having a daughter he was a very lovely surprise and my favorite Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win a "Surprise" gift!
    Crafty Holiday Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  51. I posted and linked your "Surprise" Gift Giveaway on my blogs sidebar and I hope that you visit me too! Thanks again and Happy Holidays!
    Crafty Holiday Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com
    pendrah (at) comcast (dot) net

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  52. My best surprise was this year when my husband tucked cash and his Lowes charge card in a beautiful card and told me to use them to paint and clean up the garage and fix up my scrapping area that takes up most of it.

    He said he would help me set up things so I could enjoy being out there.

    Janice

    http://strangescrapping.blogspot.com/

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  53. Posted Giveaway on my blog for a second chance to win!!!! Wish me luck!!

    Stragescrapping.blogspot.com

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  54. I posted your giveaway on my sidebar!--Pat
    http://patsscraps.blogspot.com/

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  55. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!! :)

    I don't think I've had any really big holiday surprises.... just many terrific Christmas days (especially since my boys were born).

    Big hugs, Cheryl
    cardsbycg at hotmail dot com
    CardsbyCG.blogspot.com :)

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  56. I think my best Christmas surprise was a few years ago, when both of my grown children had temporarily moved back home...we all celebrated Christmas together, and woke up to a mountain of snow. We were snowed in for a few days, and all got to hang out together...it was like our Christmas lasted for days!

    I hope you guys had an awesome CHristmas this year!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  57. My favorite gift this Christmas was the gift of giving of myself. This is the first Christmas in several years that I have had the time to do that. I put flowers on my grandmother, sister and brothers graves. I also spent some time with my aunt in the nursing home on Christmas day. She was in tears because she said it was dead around there and that I made her day. That was worth it all.

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  58. AM trying for a second chance but can't figure out how to put the package button on my blog to advertise this giveaway. Have done everything else. Help please? Thanks

    brenda_frame@yahoo.com
    2peasinapod-thepeapod.blogspot.com

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  59. Okay Georgiana, I wasn't able to put it on my side bar, so I put it on my blog. I hope that makes me suitable for the second chance to win?
    Thanks
    brenda_frame@yahoo.com
    2peasinapod-thepeapod.blogspot.com

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  60. 11 years ago I was pregnant but spotting. I went to the Dr. and was told I should be fine and that this happened often in pregnancy. 3 days later I started hemorrhaging and ended up in the ER. I was told I lost the baby.

    This happened right before the 4th of July so my Dr's office was closed for several days. The following week later I followed up with my Dr. When giving me the ultrasound, the Dr got a funny look on his face. He then told me that I was still pregnant. I was also told it looked like I was having a boy and was due New Years Day.

    5 1/2 months later I was getting ready to serve Christmas dinner and was interrupted by my water breaking. Later that day I delivered a baby girl. THAT was the best Christmas gift ever :)

    misaacmom at gmail dot com

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  61. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I will be a new follower of your wonderful blog! My favorite Christmas...all of them! I love Christmas time with my family!
    Carolyn
    cccscraproom@windstream.net
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  62. Тhanks for the opportunity! I am a follower)
    I know I have not a chance to win anything, because I am never lucky in candies and another giveaways..., but I try at least.
    I linked it on sidebar
    hugs. Hlora.
    http://hlora.blogspot.com/
    hloralora@mail.ru
    Merry Christmas!!1 And A Happy new Year!

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  63. You are so sweet to have a surprise giveaway:) My favorite Christmas was 4 yrs ago. My Mother was in a near fatal car accident in July. Her first day home after the accident was on Christmas Day. The "BEST" Christmas ever!!!! I still get goose bumps talking about it. Our family is truly blessed that we were able to all be together on that special day!

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  64. I am a follower and I have posted your awesome surprise giveaway on my sidebar. Thanks again for the opportunity:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  65. Love surprises! My best holiday surprise was getting a Cricut Imagine this year! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)
    carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

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  66. Merry Christmas, thanks for the chance to win a suprize!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  67. I just love surprises! Thanks for the chance to win.
    About 5 years ago my husband really surprised me at Christmas. He bought be a trinity diamond ring. Wow!! I cried!!
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  68. I posted your giveaway in my sidebar! Thanks again for the chance to win.
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  69. Thanks for a chance at your surprise. I don't get surprises normally. My best memory of surprise was when I was very young I wanted an outfit for Christmas that my mom said was way too expensive, but I got it anyway. I was very surprised. Didn't get much else, but boy, I had picked that outfit myself!
    terriavidreader at yahoo dot com
    terri's tries @ making cards.

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  70. My Best Christmas surprize was this year. My mother had no idea we were coming to Florida for Christmas. Somehow we managed to keep it secret from her. Her face when I walked around the corner into the kitchen was priceless! Love you momma! rhodes.lisa1@gmail.com

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  71. We also had a wonderful Christmas, the first eve at my daughter's home. it was fun, almost as good as being at MY own home! She is easy to spend time with, and while there were only the three of us, it was great. Isn't that wonderful? And tomorrow we head home for a Happy New Year's celebration with friends. Hope the new year brings happiness and hope to all!

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  72. One of the best present that Hubby has given me for Christmas was my first Cricut. It was a Baby Bug, but I was in heaven!!! Then the next year they came out with the Expression. I got that one that summer. I haven't looked back since! Thank you so much for the chance to win a surprise!!
    http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com
    anmeron at alabamabroadband dot net

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  73. I have posted about your surprise giveaway on my sidebar!! :)
    http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

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  74. Thanks for this opportunity. I certainly love surprises but have'nt received any lately.

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  75. Thanks for the chance..love surprises!
    rkourtidou at yahoo dot gr

    http://handmadebymarascreation.blogspot.com/

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  76. And of course I post it on my sidebar! http://handmadebymarascreation.blogspot.com/

    Happy New year!
    rkourtidou at yahoo dot gr

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  77. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Georgiana!! I love surprises!! Thanks for always visiting my blog throughout the year!! :-)
    I would have to say that every Christmas has been at the TOP of my list... but I think the first year that both of our kids were old enough to run out to the tree together on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought them... was the best WIDE EYED experience yet!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Michele
    fishmememoriesandmore.blogspot.com
    fishquad at comcast dot net

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  78. I just posted your giveaway surprise on my left top side bar!! :-) FUN!!! Thanks again!!
    Michele
    fishmememoriesandmore.blogspot.com
    fish quad at comcast dot net

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  79. My best surprise was as a child, I asked for a unicycle. I still can't believe that I actually got one! I tried until I learned to ride it - and them it broke! neldacnm at yahoo.

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  80. Have a Happy New Year! I am new to your blog, love it!Thanks for the great Giveaway!
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  81. Happy New Year! I appreciate your visit to my blog, especially since you seem to be sooooo busy. I signed as a follower here. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    Rae Ann O.
    http://joyinart.blogspot.com

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  82. I don't know how I missed your post! My favorite Christmas was the last one we had with my mom before she went home to heaven. She had just received the Lord, was very sick and it brought me great peace.
    Hugs, Pam
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  83. Hi There, just joined tonight after you left a comment on my blog, so glad you did.
    I saw the first Cricut at Michaels and fell in love with it. It wasn't available yet though, it was just for show. Then I saw the price and thought oh my I will have to save for a while before I get that.
    I tried to get it when it was released but the Michales in town only had 110 of them and they sold out in the first hour. So I missed out. The wouldn't have more in till after Christmas.
    One of the gifts I opened was the brand new Cricut. My husband had stood in line to get it and got the 3rd to last one.
    From there my cricut addiction grew...and grew.....and grew....LOL :)
    Thank you for the chance to win and for the invite to your site.
    Happy New Year!

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  84. I can't pick just one Christmas. Love how excited each of my kids and grandkids are when opening their gifts.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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