12 Days of Christmas Giveaway–Day 11

Welcome to the 11th day of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

The prizes are building, and today’s winner will receive ALL of the below!

I am so excited to get to participate this year, and share Day 11 with one of my favorite authors– Sarah Sundin! Today’s winner will receive these prizes from me and Sarah: The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin & an adorable book-stack ornament from me!

Not only will today’s winner get those, but they will also get EACH of these prizes below:

Coral by Sara Ella

ARC The Joy of Falling by Lindsay Harrel

Her Cowboy Till Christmas by Jill Kemerer

The Painted Castle by Kristy Cambron

Recovered Secrets by Jessica Patch

A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson

The Governess of Penwythe Hall by Sarah Ladd

Her Last Chance Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe

The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay

AND

You Belong with Me by Tari Faris

It’s not too late to enter in the Rafflecopter giveaway below by following some of your favorite authors on social media and signing up for their newsletters. We draw a new winner every day, and on December 12th, we’ll give away a $100 Amazon Gift Card in addition to all the other great prizes!

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And don’t forget to stop by Liz’s blog tomorrow to see what prize is added then. 

12 Days of Giveaways — Day 11!

Welcome to the 11th day of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

I am so excited to be part of this giveaway with some amazing—and several of my favorite—authors!

The prizes are building, and today’s winner will receive ALL of the below!

Today’s prize is something very near and dear to my heart! Today’s winner is going to walk away with some incredible books, plus a few extra goodies. And, I thought, what goes better with books than coffee and chocolate?

So, today’s winner will get a gorgeous ceramic travel mug with an inspirational saying on it, some of my favorite European Chocolates, and a sample pack of seasonal coffee! They will also win a copy of At First Glance by Susan Tuttle.


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Today’s winner will also receive:

Unblemished eBook by Sara Ella

Victorian Christmas Brides Collection by Gabrielle Meyer

ARC The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel

The Sky Above Us + diecast plane by Sarah Sundin

Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett

My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas by Erica Vetsch

A Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson

Cold Case Christmas by Jessica R. Patch

Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets by Jill Kemerer

Christmas with the Cowboy + jingle bell necklace by Tina Radcliffe

It’s not too late to enter in the Rafflecopter giveaway below by following some of your favorite authors on social media and signing up for their newsletters. We draw a new winner every day, and on December 12th, we’ll give away a $150 Amazon Gift Card OR a 1-Year Audible Gold Subscription (winner’s choice) in addition to all the other great prizes!

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And don’t forget to stop by Liz’s blog tomorrow to see what prize is added then!

Just Like Snowflakes {The Magic of A Childhood Christmas Series}

I am so super excited to have today’s post come to you from the lovely Rachel Wojnarowski! I “met” Rachel through the Better Mom site and we have shared a lovely connection through the amazing interwebz. I hope you enjoy this lovely stroll down memory lane with Rachel!

Magic of Christmas

As long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed rolling out of bed in the morning for the most part.  I know, you either are or aren’t a morning person.  But the best morning of the year to get out of bed?

Christmas morning, no doubt.

makechristmasmemoriesThe childhood years I remember the most, on Christmas morning, my younger brother and I woke up as early as we could force our eyeballs to open.  And we sat quietly watching the clock, waiting for the moment that the hand struck the given hour our parents had given permission to wake them.   One year, I think we were getting a bit older, I remember the clock reading 4 am when we snuck into the living room.

Sigh. Yes, our mother awoke and made us go back to bed.

I believe the approved waking hour was 7 am.

Sunday mornings continue the morning glory childhood memories for me.  Combine Christmas and Sunday and wow did you ever have the best of mornings!  I could hardly wait to wear the matching Christmas Sunday outfits my mother sewed for us. For the girls’ dresses, she would use the same fabric but not the same style.  Each of our little personalities shined through- so she said.  I think it was her way of letting us know we were special- just like snowflakes, no two alike.

Upon the gracious opportunity to participate in this series, I found it interesting that in my reflections of Christmas past, I didn’t have a favorite toy to name or something I wished I had gotten but never did.  I just want to encourage all the gift-givers out there, that while giving gifts is a ton of fun and choosing gifts is fun, don’t sweat the gift-giving.  While some gifts may be remembered for years to come, truly, the important part of gift-giving is the thought and meaning behind the gift.  So if money is stressing you or expectations have you bothered, don’t let it get to you.

The best substitute for Christmas stress is making Christmas memories,

because no two memories are alike. 

Rachel RojnarowskiRachel is originally a small town country girl who converted to a suburban mother of seven by way of life happening.  She and her husband, Matt, enjoy caring for their busy family, whose ages span from 13 months to 21 years old, including a special needs daughter.  Rachel leads community ladies’ Bible studies in central Ohio and serves as an event planner and speaker for special needs parenting groups.  She is a member of Ohio Writers’ Guild and the National MPS Society; and loves to inspire others through her blog by sharing faith, family, and fun. Wife, mom, reader, writer, speaker and dreamer, you can find Rachel on Twitter andFacebook.