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Sunday Snippet: A Christmas GiveAway…

November 2nd, 2009 · 24 Comments

Before I even begin: I have to thank Christian Book Discounters who kindly supplied the book for this GiveAway…


According to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 there is a season for everything. And since November has just begun it won’t be long before everyone is going a little bit mad regarding the Christmas season. As a family, we have a tradition of spending only November preparing for Christmas. So that during December we won’t have to go through any pre-Christmas frenzy, but rather we can enjoy Christmas and the associated fun, together as a family. Frankly if a gift hasn’t been packaged and a card posted before December it doesn’t get done around here, and amazingly enough life goes on!!!

It really is a time of year when we don’t want to be distracted by errands and unnecessary shopping trips. Our goal is really to stress the importance of Christmas and spending time building relationships with friends and family rather than getting sucked into the commercial madness. I will be posting our Christmas plans and schedules over the next few weeks but I thought to get us going how about a Christmas GiveAway:


I am very excited about this book – it is aimed at folk who work with families and youth groups. It is packed with multi-age stories to act out, games, crafts, prayers, songs, quizzes in fact it is just packed with heaps of Christmas ideas. My favorite activity is the bauble hunt: a quiz/scavenger hunt game that our kids would just love to partake in!!! Really I think this is a great book that really anyone who works within a wide-spectrum group of people would find masses of ideas packed into this book.

How Does the GiveAway Work:

The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Friday, 7 November 2009, and I will draw and publish the winner next week on Sunday! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you!

Good luck and get commenting!

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24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Linda B // Nov 2, 2009 at 1:39 am

    I am always looking for good ways to help my family celebrate Advent and Christmas!

  • 2 Angela B // Nov 2, 2009 at 2:49 am

    This book sounds like a sure winner in my book. Wait…that sounds wierd. Nonetheless I hope I’m the chosen. Love your blog!

  • 3 Bonnie // Nov 2, 2009 at 4:15 am

    That is an awesome book! I love your post, and follow it all the time! Great stories, and great ideas!

  • 4 Jennifer W // Nov 2, 2009 at 4:40 am

    I truly enjoy reading your blog over here in the states. Please include me in your drawing for the Christmas Wrapped Up book. Thanks!

  • 5 Stina // Nov 2, 2009 at 4:43 am

    Sounds like a fun book. I like that idea of getting everything out of the way in November. We don’t do Santa or exchange store-bought gifts on Christmas (service and homemade are our gifts to one another…with most importance placed on why we are celebrating that day to begin with). My crutch is always the holiday letter. It really shouldn’t be so difficult to write a quick yearly review and get a picture printed out…but if there is a way to make something difficult…I find it! lol.

    Love the idea. The book sounds great.

  • 6 Tammy Mayes // Nov 2, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Definitely count me in! Sounds great. Thank you.

  • 7 Delene // Nov 2, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Sounds like a great book. Would love to win.

  • 8 Jo // Nov 2, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Count me in!

  • 9 Renette // Nov 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    ooooh – sounds like a great book. Tell us more about the bauble hunt idea.

  • 10 Sabrina // Nov 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I’m training to be a primary school teacher – this books sounds like a perfect resource for the run up to Christmas, how exciting! Thank you for another wonderful giveaway 🙂

  • 11 Anna // Nov 2, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I am always looking for ways to make Christmas meaningful for our young family.

    Good luck to everyone entering!

  • 12 mama lieveheersbeestje // Nov 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I would love to enter this give away too… although I live all the way up north in the north part of the netherlands.. We celibrate christmas too and I al ready start with making handmade gifts. I need more ideas, so this book looks great! I love your blog very much and your new son looks very cute…
    Greetings from mama lieveheersbeestje.

  • 13 Ann // Nov 2, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Would love to add this to our growing list of Christmas traditions and activities!

  • 14 Aunty Muffin // Nov 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    sounds lovely and Christ-centred

  • 15 Cilla // Nov 2, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Sounds fun and what Christmas is REALLY about!

  • 16 Margie // Nov 2, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Count me in already

  • 17 Sands // Nov 2, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Will enjoy joining in…

  • 18 Kimberly // Nov 3, 2009 at 1:04 am

    I love anything that helps us get focused on what Christmas really is all about! Count me in!

  • 19 Jess // Nov 3, 2009 at 1:29 am

    I like the sound of the book! I have been too busy with the spring planting to think about Christmas these last few weeks and it is creeping up FAST!

  • 20 Sue // Nov 3, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Count me in too 🙂

  • 21 Hazel // Nov 3, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Definately sounds like a book to add to our library – would love to join in draw – thank you!

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