12 Days of Giveaways, Day 12! Win one of 12 books!

Well, we made it to day 12! Yesterday’s winner is Tonja C. who won a copy of Heart-Felt Holidays.  She answered the question “What handmade gifts are you sewing this holiday season?” by saying:

“I ordered Tim Kaufman Grinch fabric and made my daughter and her fiance Christmas Stockings featuring the Grinch and colored bells. As I was sewing a neighbor stopped by and told me about 3 children whose parents are struggling so I am making three more but these will be Rudolph themed as that was the only child oriented fabric I could find locally. I will be filling them up too. I will also be making some for my best friends children.”

Thanks to Tonja and everyone for reading the post yesterday and responding.

12.21 1024x768 12 Days of Giveaways, Day 12! Win one of 12 books!

Today, as it is the final day of the giveaway, we are giving away 12 books! That means we will have 12 winners today! Your chances of winning are truly fabulous today, so be sure to post your response. These books come from some of our favorite publishers, including Andrews McMeel Publishing, Cico Books, Martingale & Company, Schiffer Books, Taunton Press and more.

Answer the following question in the comments section below and we will randomly choose a winner next week. For the final question, we want to know: What is your favorite holiday tradition?

I know in my family, my favorite tradition was playing card games after Christmas Eve dinner. There were so many people in the house we made up new rules to try and include everyone in the game.

From all of us at Sew News, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for reading!

 12 Days of Giveaways, Day 12! Win one of 12 books!
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113 Responses to 12 Days of Giveaways, Day 12! Win one of 12 books!

  1. Inita Bermudez says:

    I love having my coffee, and watch my grandkids opening pleasents.

  2. Sheryl Jones says:

    After Christmas Eve dinner, we would all decorate little gingerbread houses. It was fun seeing what everyone would create.

  3. Gail Stymerski says:

    I try to see how many hand made gifts I can make and give to my family. Fortunately, I guess, it helps to have a small group, but I try to make something special for each of them.
    This year I am re-starting a tradition from my maternal great-aunt. She was older and could not do much, but every year, we would receive pillowcases that she made specially for each of us. I am re-starting that tradition now that I am getting older.

  4. Patricia Hersl says:

    The hubbs and I always open just one gift late on Christmas Eve night and we never let the son know. Just our little way of having a bit of married time in the hustle and bustle.

  5. wendy says:

    When the day is done.everyone is ready for bed and we do our stockings. It makes Christmas last a little longer.

  6. Ann Bridson says:

    My family traditon is have a champange breakfast with fresh summer fruit, eg; strawberrie, mango, raspberries, redcurrants etc with homemade pancakes. Then we open the christmas presents after the dishes are done

  7. Constance M. Bunn says:

    My newest tradition is my favorite (currently)….I’ve had lots of problems with empty nest the past few years as my mother passed away (in my arms) two days before my last child left the house. Christmas was her absolute favorite time of year and she passed this obsession on to all of us, so now at Christmas, right before we open our gifts, I open a box of chocolate covered cherries and we each eat one in remembrance of her! I always bought her a box each year since I knew she loved them. Since she’s been gone, I always grab for a box and then start crying, so this year when I grabbed a box, I wouldn’t let myself cry, I smiled and kept them….the grandbabies love the idea of eating one before we open our gifts and thinking that “Grandmama” is with us! :D

  8. DorothyU says:

    Getting together with my grown children & grandchildren for Christmas

  9. Carol says:

    Being with my family all day, eating a lot of food and opening presents. So much fun!

  10. Rhonda T says:

    Having my whole family together in church services.

  11. Karen says:

    We eat a lot, usually have a jigsaw on the go and play games together.

  12. valerie csmith says:

    Going to Christmas Eve services at church and having the family together

  13. Marilyn Snow says:

    Making gingerbread cookies with the kids. On Christmas morning we all go into the living room as a family to see what Santa has left and then open the presents and enjoy time together.

  14. Mary Angerer says:

    Now that our children are grown, my husband and I share Christmas morning with our extended family at my daughter’s house. Crazy stockings, which overflow on to the floor and the mantel above, are cause for hilarity!

  15. Mary Mac says:

    My sister’s and I love putting up the Christmas tree. We start the first week of Dec. and it takes us two days because it is a ten foot tree. We do this at my oldest sisters house. It gives us a chance to be together, talk and have fun.

  16. KatieGirl says:

    On Christmas morning, my brother gets out my grandfather’s Æbleskiver pan and makes Æbleskiver for breakfast with Logenberry jam.

  17. Michelle Hall says:

    Making special goodies like my mom’s fudge recipe and finding a special ornament every year for first my kids and now my grandkids

  18. alice says:

    Mine is viewing all the lights on Christmas Eve.

  19. Dot Flanagan says:

    Our big Christmas breakfast after opening gifts!

  20. Carolyn Hilton says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is turning on our tree light (& no other lights); sitting & looking at the tree & listening to carols.

  21. Patricia Lenhart says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is the time our family gets together and celebrates. It is the day after Christmas, so that the whole day is ours. We leave Christmas day for the kids to visit their in-laws and have their own celebrations, so we have a nice long day together. We usually end the evening playing fun games.

  22. Vicki F. says:

    We have a big family Christmas Eve party, and that is where we get to watch grandkids open their gifts from us. So fun!

  23. My favorite Christmas tradition begains with photos of the 5 greatgran children and greatgran mother (me) on Thanksgiving for me to use on Christmas cards later. I made Pj’s alike with santa face appliques for the photo shoot this year. Then we spend as much time as possible as a family on Christmas.

  24. Emily F says:

    We have two my daughter gets a new ornament for the tree and when she is older and moves out she will get to take all of the ones that she has gotten over the years. And the other one is she gets to open and wear her christmas pjs on christmas eve.

  25. Kristi says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is making a pancake and sausage supper with the kids, then playing cards. And when they go to bed wrapping presents for hours and putting them under the tree just to see their faces Christmas morning is so worth the sleepless night!!

  26. Crystal C says:

    Our favorite holiday tradition is just being with family from about the 23rd-25th, some at my parents, my inlaws, going to visit my grandfather. My son is 3 so this is the first year he is really into Christmas and is so excited, which makes mommy and daddy really excited too.

  27. Gail Lewis says:

    Our favorite tradition is going to the Christmas Eve Church service then getting in the car,turning on the Christmas music and riding around all the neighborhoods looking at the beautiful Christmas lights.

  28. sue t says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is burning the dinner rolls! They are the last thing to go in the oven, everyone sits at the table, and then someone notices a whiff of burnt bread. It happens every year!

  29. Karen says:

    Dad making breakfast of bacon, eggs, toast Christmas morning after opening gifts with kids. Then I put the turkey in for dinner and while it’s cooking, it’s fun & family times!

  30. Mary says:

    My family has always opened presents on Christmas Eve after we have a small Christmas Eve meal. On Christmas day Mom has always put the foods she has prepared out along with what ever anyone brings in. The family just grazes all day long and anyone else that happens to drop by.

  31. Gail M. says:

    Christmas Eve with all the family. Lots of food and nice visits.

  32. Virginia says:

    My favorite Holiday tradition is sharing baked goods with all my family and friends.

  33. Sharon S. says:

    My favorite tradition is going to midnight Mass with my family.

  34. Patty says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is spending Christmas day with my extended family. We have a great time cooking (and eating), watching TV, playing board games, and just generally enjoying the day.

  35. Cindy Schultz says:

    Before opening presents on Christmas Eve we listen to a tape of the Polar Express, my all time favorite Christmas story.

  36. Sarah McKinney says:

    Making homemade peanut brittle for friends and family. Playing games with everyone on Christmas day after the gifts are opened.

  37. Deb Ervin says:

    Making dog treat cookies with my grandson. Then we pass them out to all our friends and family’s that have pets.

  38. Audrey says:

    Attending church Christmas eve with children and grandchildren, then coming home to open gifts, listen to Christmas music, and catch up on grandchildren’s doings.

  39. Jeanne says:

    Santa has hand made stockings for family members of all ages and he even has supplied us with a couple of extras for guests in our home. We all contribute something small meant for each person to fill them along with oranges, nuts and candies..

  40. Nicole says:

    Starting a pool on who is gonna loose it and tell our aunt ( yes that one aunt that everyone has) to shut it. I know it sounds bad but it really is quite funny.

  41. Carrie Cunningham says:

    Going to my church’s candlelight service and playing board games with my family! Both are creating great memories!

  42. Elissa says:

    Favorite holiday tradition was baking with my children who are grown now and on their own…

  43. One of our favorite things to do on Christmas is take in a new movie. This year the vote was unanimous for Les Miserables

  44. Jane Coombs says:

    For our Xmas eve service at church I make my Anti-Cookies, which are crescent pinwheels with cream and feta cheese, dried cranberries and green onion. It looks so humble in comparison to all the dazzling decorated cookies. It is, however, always the first plate to be emptied, which still brings a smile to my heart.

  45. Donna Thackston says:

    We bake a cake and celebrate Jesus’ birth.

  46. CCarawan says:

    My favorite tradition is my children opening their presents on Christmas morning and having Christmas Lunch with the family.

  47. E. Barber says:

    My favorite tradition is waking up at 6 a.m. on Christmas day to spend time and open presents with my mother, father, and three younger brothers. It always seems magical; it’s still dark outside, the tree is lit, presents wrapped, and Santa has come leaving candy all over the floor. Even at 24 years old I sneak over to my parents house to keep the tradition alive.

  48. MicheleGi says:

    I love Christmas Eve when we do the white elephant gift exchange and ugly christmas sweater contest. So many laughs, everyone tries to out do each other from the year before.

  49. Rachalw says:

    Christmas tradition for us is usually after eating our big meal we call all our relatives who we weren’t able to celebrate with and wish them a Merry Christmas. The phone gets passed around so everyone is able to talk.

  50. Letitia Andrade says:

    My favorite Holiday tradition is celebrating the holidays with extended family on Christmas Eve and spend all of Christmas Day playing and relaxing with my husband and kids!