Saturday, December 11, 2010

Teresa Collins 25 Favorite things GIVEAWAY!!!




We are super excited to be a part of Teresa Collins 25 Favorite Things Giveaway!!

Check out Teresa's BLOG for all the details and get some serious amazing inspiration!

Teresa is choosing different companies to participate in her 25 Days of Christmas and Glitz Design is lucky to participate today!!! Yay!

We are giving away 2 NEW Collections to 2 winners!!
That's right! We will choose 2 winners to each receive 2 collections-Scarlett and Hoopla!

Tons of goodies!


Each collection has:
6 dbl sided 12X12 papers, Glitzers, Title stickers, Journal stickers, 3X3 stamp, Whatnots, Paper Layers, Rub ons, 2 sheets of Tiny Alphas, and Peekaboos!!



To enter to win just leave a comment here telling us your favorite Family/Christmas Tradition!


**Winners will be chosen on Monday, December 13th!

Be sure to check out Teresa Collin's Blog for all the details!!!

Happy Holidays from The Glitz Design Team!!
XOXO


148 comments:

Chris said...

My favorite tradition is certainly the decorating of the tree. We're starting some new traditions (pictures with Santa) this year with having a baby which are probably going to replace some ones we had when it was just us (like seeing the light displays).

Laurajean said...

OMG, I absolutely LOVE both of these collections...I was just thinking of buying the Hoopla collection, perfect for my dd's bday pics...Okay, so our favorite Christmas Tradition is...
Every Christmas Eve, we let our two children open ONE gift and its always the same...a new pair of Christmas pajamas, then we make Christmas cookies for Santa and watch the movie "A Christmas Story". My children just love this tradition each and every year and they always try to let us let them open more then one present, but it never works...lol :)
Love both of these collections, just gorgeous :)

Rae Barthel said...

now THAT would be the best birthday present EVER!!!! I LOVE your new collections!!!
favorite family tradition... watching Elf and other silly (and classic) Christmas movies together!! happy holidays!!! i hope that mine will be 'glitzy' ;)

Theresa Merkling said...

We try to do an annual family photo each Christmas - it's great how our family is growing through the years. We all attend church on Christmas Eve then go out for a seafood feast at a local buffet restaurant. Then home to exchange gifts. Love our laid back christmas. Love these collections too and would be thrilled to win.

Betty said...

Thank you for the chance to win :)

Our favorite Holiday tradition is actually held on New Year's Eve...We celebrate with sledding and a special meal as to us it will always be Reece Home Coming Day. Our son was released from NICU after a 37 day stay :)

Cheri Piles said...

Christmas Eve, we go over to Nana's and she reads a Christmas story after the gift exchange, a tradition passed down from great grandma.

April said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is normally putting up and decorating the tree the first Saturday of December but since it was a busy year this year for us we did it Monday night. Sad it had worked out that way but Loved my kids Christmas program more. The next one I love that I started 4 years ago is every Christmas eve night my kids get PJs to open up and able to wear that night. We usually get home late from a Christmas party with my family so it's nice to come home they go to the tree open one last gift before parting off to bed. Plus they get a new pair of PJs since every year they grow and usually outgrow the PJs they own. We also watch (I suffer through more than one which is all I usually can handle) "A Christmas Story - 24 hour Marathon" even if it is on our DVD Collection.

Yvonne said...

My favorite tradition is probably baking with the Christmas music playing...this is the only time of the year that I really love to bake and make yummy treats for friends.
So excited you are part of Teresa's 25 favorite things...I love GLITZ designs and the women behind it!!! Hugs to all!

doris said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is baking cookies w/the kids. Some of their decorative creations have been rather, er..."interesting" and daddy feels obligated to eat them all since each child picks out one special cookie to put on Santa's plate.

Gloria L. said...

Your collections are lovely! Thanks for offering the giveaway. Our most favorite tradition is to change the theme of our tree each year. The year we had a Japanese exchange student, we made origami angels!

QueenCo said...

Our favorite family tradition is our Christmas candlelight service followed by a dinner out at the same restaurant every year. We love the glow of the candles and the singing of Silent night at the end of the service.!

onescraphappymomma said...

My favorite tradition is Christmas Baking. We (me & my daughter) invite a group of friends & family over each year and just get in the kitchen & bake. It's not about how much or what we bake - it's all about the mothers spending time with the daughters baking and making memories and its always such a blast!

floridagirl said...

wow these collections are amazing!! My favorite Holiday traditions are spending time with my daughter baking. listening to Christmas music, and Black Friday shopping together. Sadly she moved to Illinois this year to attend College - so we were not able to do these things together...but we did share quite a bit of time on the phone while Black Friday shopping - it was the next best thint to being there. She is coming home for Christmas (and I can't wait to hug her) we will do some shopping and baking then - I am so anxious!!

PamS said...

My favorite tradition is being able to get the family together on Christmas and attend the children's service at our church. Then we head back to the house and find that Santa has already arrived.

Ann Cicilie said...

Oh, this is my dream giveaway :D

My favourite tradition is going home to my parents with my family, and celebrate christmas with them. We only get to see eachother about 4 times a year, so it's magic for us :)

Sesil Cratin said...

Love the collections!
Family tradition...we would go to church on Christmas Eve..And while at church Santa would drop off our presents, because he had to get a jump start to get everything done. So we would have our gifts after church. And for some reason, he always would forget something on Christmas Eve...so on Christmas day we would have one gift to open.

Charlie LaBonte said...

For years, I held off on putting up any decoratons until AFTER the 5th of December. Why?? That day is my Son's birthday. I wanted his day to be special and not compete with the Holiday and lights and glitz. We would then go out and get our Christmas Tree the weekend following his birthday. He is 34 now and has long ago left home to start his own traditions, but I still honor what was started from the day he was born.

mommyof5kidz said...

OMGoodness....You have no idea how much IN LOVE I am with those 2 collections!!!! I have been working with Kismet and LOVE the quality of the paper...but those 2 new collections ROCK MY WORLD!!!
My favorite tradition to do with my family is Christmas Eve at my hubby's grandmother's house. She is 81, and we literally spend the ENTIRE day at her house. We play games, watch movies, sing Christmas carols, eat popcorn and hot chocolate...then when it is dark, we exchange gifts and each person tells something that they have been blessed with this year. I love to hear what the little ones say. THOSE are the moments that really matter!!!!

Summer Braxton said...

I look forward to watching a Charlie brown Christmas several times every christmas season. I wish we had more classics and new movies that "knew" what christmas is all about.

Jennifer said...

This year we started a tradition that my family did when I was growing up...Christmas countdown. Each day I leave a note with a clue and the kids get to look for some little treat or we get to do some fun activity that day. The kids have had so much fun with this and look forward to it each day!

Conchi said...

Our favorite Chritsmas tradition is the night of New Year...
We celebrate this day with a special meal with all the family :)

Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway!!!!

Antoniette said...

Our favorite Christmas tradition starts in July when we turn up the AC here in So CA, put on the Christmas music, make some hot chocolate and create our Christmas cards. We completely hand-craft 100 each year.

wendipooh13 said...

I just love the tradition of decorating the tree as a family, listening to christmas music and enjoying each other. also we always open one present on christmas ever and it's always new christman pjs to wear!!! makes for GREAT photos!!!

Karey said...

One of our traditions is since we are up past midnight anyway, we open a gift or two on Christmas Eve. As the kids got older we had to change our traditions.
So for about the last 9yrs after the gifts are opened and lunch is over we head to the theater. There is always a good movie or two out @ this time. I'm sure when the sons get married we will have new traditions. Merry Christmas to all!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

you are so generous to give these 2 collections away and I would love to aquire them.
My tradition is filling the stocking with all sorts of things, even though my little boys are now MEN and Santa fills mine also ( I taught them to do mine better). It usually takes us an hour to go thru them.

Terri B said...

My favorite tradition is on Christmas day. Instead of the usual holiday dinner, we made about 20 hor d'oeuvres and numerous desserts and we all snack and eat when we want. There is no pressure, everybody is relaxed and we can all enjoy the day! Love the new lines, lucious as always!

Katy Young said...

Love the look of both of these collections! We have so many Christmas traditions. One is to make homemade fudge every year!

Maggie said...

My favorite tradition is seeing the Angel tree empty and all the presents piled up under it, knowing each child will get a present.
Seeing the joy on their beautiful faces as they get to pen their presents.
It's unfortunately people don't realized how hard migrant workers work and in bad conditions.
Happy holidays everyone,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Brooke said...

My favorite tradition is having hot chocolate with my daughter as she opens her Christmas gifts. Love the collections, thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

smahrty said...

Glitz and tc=lots of fun! my fave family tradition started when i was really little and now we do the same for our kids. We all get dressed in our coziest jammies, pile in the car and go "light-seeing". all the pretty christmas displays are so fun to view on snowy nites.

Ted said...
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Ted said...

My favorite tradition is the one my children have brought to our house the last few years. THE ELVES! They each have three elves and through their innocence and belief in goodness, they "do silly and mischevious things" during the night like raid the candy bag or sit in the freezer because it reminds them of the North Pole. It just cracks me up!! LOL

Christine said...

In the morning we are going to the "Christkindlesmarkt". It is a tradition passed down from my husbands father. In the afternoon we are going to the grandparents, have tea with cookies and exchange gifts.
Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful collections!

Court said...

OK, I just have to say that I LOVE the Hoopla line! Green is my favorite color!

My favorite holiday tradition is... decorating the tree with my parents.

Thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway! :)

Tamara Ruth said...

My favorite tradition is the Christmas breakfast. Now that I'm older and have a family of my own, it just warms me to go home for Christmas morning to my parents.

Anonymous said...

A "FUN" tradition for our family is hiding a pickle in the tree. Yes, we have a pickle ornament..it's not a real pickle. Every one has a turn through out the holiday to find the pickle hidden in the tree. I have a gift for every one, so when they find the pickle they get their gift. Young and old like this tradition.

marilyn said...

My favorite holiday tradition is spending time with family!!!! I love decorating as well, but family is the best part of any holiday!

curlyqmosaics said...

What a fantastic prize! My favorite holiday tradition is our "family" tree. Ever since my husband and I first started dating, we would each give the other a new ornament representing something about them. We have continued the tradition with our sons that are 6 and 3 years old. Over the years, we have almost 50 ornaments on our family tree now. It is fun pulling them out each year to see what we have gotten each other over the years...whether documenting a love for a hobby or interest, a pregnancy/birth, or commemorating the love of a lost pet it always is a time to reminisce and remember. The greatest part is that the boys will each have their own set of special ornaments when they are grown.

Holly Kolvig said...

MY favorite Christmas Tradition is so special to me. Ever year my family (hubby, and 3 kids now 2,5,&7) get small care packages together. We tie or sew fleece or flannel lap blankets, activity items like chalkboard and chalk, bubbles, coloring books and crayons, watercolor books and brushes, little dolls or action figures, stuffed animals, paper and embellishments so they can make cards) and wrap them up and deliver them to any children who have to spend Christmas Eve at the local hospital. It warms my heart every year and I get such a joy "shopping" and get things together in a storage tote all year long. I get giddy the day after Thanksgiving because we spend time separating the goodies in age and gender appropriate piles then Christmas Eve day we listen to carols, light candles and wrap them up. We ALWAYS make handmade cards to attach to the bundles. My children also have grown to LOVE this tradition. It teaches the need of love and compassion to all mankind, even those we do not know. This year the children (older two) asked to have Santa deliver their presents to the poor children instead of themselves this year because they already have "too many toys, and we always are having to pick them up, the poor children need clothes and toys and to be happy."

Aren't I a lucky Momma!

Renee said...

My favorite tradition is Christmas eve with my nieces, nephew and stepdaughter. It's our way of getting together to share the holidays without creating chaos for all the blended families. We love it

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

Very exciting, great lines to give away! We get the whole family together at Christmas time and play Bingo with white elephant gifts. The kids love it and it's always so fun. Thanks for the wonderful giveway.

Julie said...

Thanks for a fantastic give away! :) We have lots of traditions...but my favorite is reading the Christmas story by the tree on Christmas eve.

Rita said...

my favorite tradition is watching anticipation of my boys as christmas approaches - decorating the christmas tree, putting up the lights, open the advent calendar, going on a hayride, traveling to their grandparents, christmas eve mass & presents and the grand finale -santa coming on christmas day. I love spending hte time with my family.

Amanda Jones said...

My favourite tradition is snuggling up with my son in his Christmas pyjamas reading stories on Christmas eve. He's 8 now, so I wonder how much longer he'll appreciate this tradition?!

Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize!

Jolaine said...

My favorite tradition is decorating the tree with my family. We usually do this fun activity while sipping hot cocoa and Christmas music playing in the background. It's great to turn the lights off when we are all done and watch the twinkling lights.

Crystal said...

One of my favourite traditions is the Christmas Eve candlelight service at church and then coming home to open gifts. Now that our children are grown and have their own families, things have changed a bit and the very best part is just getting everyone together for the whole day! It makes this gramma very happy :)

Thanks for sharing your wonderful treasures and your inspiration!

tonny said...

Our tradition since the kids are grown up ,champagnebrunch !
Love your papers .

Jennifer said...

So many favorite Christmas traditions but I guess my absolute favorite is searching for the perfect Christmas tree and decorating it. I love these papers. Getting ready to scrapbook my brother's wedding and these would be perfect!

2amscrapper said...

Our favorite tradition is making/eating a special dish that has been in the family for generations. It wouldn't be Christmas Eve without it.

Denise said...

Your collections are sooooo gorgeous. What a awesome Christmas gift for one lucky crafter! My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the Christmas tree with my two children. I love watching their sweet faces light up.

Michelle said...

my favorite tradition is reading the book Twas the night before xmas every xmas eve. My Aunt had read it every xmas eve till i was a grown woman, and now I read it to my daughter every xmas eve!

Kelly Massman said...

Our tradition is to eat Sheperd's Pie at Christmas-time to keep it simple and more to the meaning of real Christmas!
thanks!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

~ Grace ~ said...

I love the holidays so much it is hard to choose one tradition that is my favorite. I love decorating the tree and the house, baking cookies, and crafting with my family. But I would have to say that my favorite Family tradition is on Christmas Eve when after we open one gift from under the tree we make some tasty cups of hot cocoa, sit cuddled up by the fire and read the Christmas Story out loud to the family. The adults take turns reading through the Book and explaining answers to any of the children's questions. It really is about that family time and knowing there is more to the season then just the gift you got. Yup I would have to say those moments are my favorite. Thanks so much for bringing me down memory lane and for the handsome giveaway.

Happy Holidays to all!

~ Grace ~

MsDebren said...

Our favorite tradition is putting up the tree and lots of family gatherings and all the food. Opening gifts together as a whole family is the best part.
Both colections are just beautiful !!! Merry Christmas.

carolyn said...

love both collections

my favorite Christmas tradition is openiing one present on Christmas eve we always let them choose from whatever was under the tree My parents did the same for me
then after they went to bed we would put the rest of the gifts out .
it was always fun watching them go from package to package trying to choose which one to open that night they usually had 3 or 4 to choose from .

Cassie_lu said...

We're in the midst of starting our traditions as our boys are 4 and 1. Right now we are enjoying reading an advent story each night before bedtime. Love how they get excited about hearing it :)

Abby said...

Our family always have a Party on Christmas eve. then we go to our house open new PJ's and read Twis the night before christmas.

Becky said...

My favorite tradition is christmas eve. We have a big feast of finger foods for dinner invite lots of people over adnd then later we open a few presents before santa.

Emily said...

My favorite tradition at our house is definitely the decorating of the tree.... I have been blessed to have been given some very old family ornaments, that I remember growing up, and I am able to share them, and my memories with my children every year.

SW Ranches Donna said...

My favorite Christmas tradition involves our neighbors. Several don't have any kids or the kids have grown up and aren't around on Christmas morning, so we hold off our present opening until they all get here, and afterward everyone pitches in to make a breakfast buffet. Then everyone goes off to do their other plans, and then we meet back at my house on Christmas evening, where my husband makes a prime rib on the grill rotisserie, and we have snacks and hors d'oeuvres and some wine and all relax and enjoy each other's company while the kids play with the Wii and eat WAY too much sugar!

jengd said...

A big tradition for us is just loading up the tree with the family ornaments until we can't find any place on it to put more.

Jean said...

Favorite traditions include cutting the tree and photos with Santa. Just because the kids are 22 and 27 is no reason to sop!

huntla1 said...

Every year for as long as I can remember (almost 50 years) my family has spent Christmas eve together at my older sister's house. That's a lot of Christmas eve dinners and present opening events!

{VICKI} said...

baking cookies for santa

Missy said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is very dear to my heart. Growing up my brothers and I couldnt wait for my mom to make gnocchi for Christmas dinner. Gnocchi is an Italian pasta made with potatoes. With the passing of my brother a few months ago these memories and traditions mean even more to me this year.
I love, LOVE, love both these collections! What great giveaways!

paisley1107 said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is having different themed Christmas dinners each year. This year is Cape Cod style.

And U Jest said...

Driving around looking at Christmas lights is always a tradition in my family... its so nice to see how many get in the spirit of Christmas.

ruth said...

They are gorgeous!!!

One of our fave family traditions is doing Tim Tam Slams (hot chocolate & Tim Tam cookies) and watching Christmas Vacation together. :)

ShoppingTamii said...

I give pj's on Christmas eve for the family to wear to bed that night...even at 14, 17, and 25 the kids still look forward to opening them :)

WillieburgScrapper said...

My favorite Christmas family tradition is staying up Christmas night watching Gremlins and drinking Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog) while waiting to open presents at 12:01.

Melissa Johnson Royster said...

My favorite tradition is having breakfast on Christmas morning with my immediate family. Its a great way to start the day.

Jan H. said...

Love the new collections! I'd love to add some to my scrapbook stash to play with. One of my favorite traditions is to host a cookie exchange party with my dear friends. We used to be on PTA together, but now that our children are in high school & driving, we don't see each often enough. This is a perfect chance to do just that!

Sara said...

I Love putting up the tree, we buy an ornament on each vacation that we take and label them, so when we put them on the tree we get to talk about each different one with the kids, it's great!

lscanlon said...

Our family tradition started when our girls started giving us grandchildren. Our first grandchild was a BOY and I have always loved the Christmas Story. With that in Mind we bought a Mighty Tonka Truck for the boys to have their first Christmas picture taken in. It reminds me of Jesus being swaddled in the manger. Rhyen was swaddled into his new truck. That was back in 2004. Rhyen now 6 had the first Tonka truck and then Brayden,5, Zachary,3, Trayce, 2, Aaron 1 1/2, and now Baby Izak 4 months old. This year we can not find that Mighty Tonka truck. We had to find a new truck and it was the Cat Ride on truck. It is a step up from our Tonka truck. We have a set of Twin girls and we make sugar cookies with them and they get to serve the family. We sit and have hot cocoa with our cookies in a little Red Creamer pitcher and tiny red coffee cups. They live for those little red cups and sit with us and tell us all kinds of their stories. It is such a precious time! Your papers are so cute and will go with any thing you decide to scrap.I am a paper collector and look for ways to complete pages of those 8 beautiful grand children.

tammyig said...

Every Christmas my three boys make a plate with their name and little pictures that represent where they are right now in time. We love using them and I can't wait to have a complete set.

Diane S. said...

My favorite tradition is lighting the tree on Christmas tree and turning all the other light out-then sitting by the tree singing Christmas carols-beautiful!!

scrappin_in_AK said...

these lines look gorgeous - I'd love to win. One of our traditions is a Christmas morning treasure hunt for pressies

Faye Warriner said...

Making Sugar cookies for my family to enjoy is one of my all time favorite Christmas traditions and going to look at all the pretty lights, love that too.

teresa kaltenbach said...

Pay it forward. Twenty Five days of random acks of kindness is my favorite tradition.Just knowing that you brightened someone else's day and asked nonthing in return it's the best feeling.I challange everyone on this blog to do at least one act of kindness this week.Thank you and pay it forward:)

Teri said...

I just recently became aware and a fan of Glitz. I love your designs and the kits! My favorite tradition is waking the kids up early Christmas morning with very loud Christmas music. My father in law used to do this with my husband when he was growing up so we are continuing the tradition.

Stacy said...

Our favorite tradition is the Xmas pickle. My husband bought this glass pickle ornament in protest of me making him go ornament shopping together our first Xmas together. He insisted every year that the pickle go on the tree, LOL! When the kids were little he found out about the tradition of the pickle and now our girls look forward every Xmas to finding the pickle in tree for their extra gift.

Gina said...

fave tradition around here is baking lots of yummy treats with my daughters..closely followed by eating them!! thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous prize! :) :)

Beth said...

My favorite Christmas traditions include decorating the trees, baking cookies and watching White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life. I LOVE the collections - thanks for a the chance to win!

NanaBeth said...

Even though the youngest of my sons is now 26, checking out the goodies in their stockings is still number 1. They even still get toys-one year yo-yo's,another little etch-a-sketches. So for a few moments-they're my little boys all over again!

lindsay nickel said...

My favorite tradition is the annual card tourny that takes place between Christmas and New Years. It is a time all the family and friends come together to have fun and get a little competitive! It is a blast :)

peggylee said...

I must say I love heading out in the cold crisp White Mountain air-to get our tree...tieing to the top of our car...fighting to get in the house LOVE the mess it leaves for me...memories...then we all gather to decorate the tree and have hot chocolate and listen and watch it's a Charlie Brown's Christmas...it's so nice to be with loved ones.
I would love to have either one of these awesome Collection of papers...

Heidi Y said...

Loving both these collections!! I love the tradition of visiting Santa and going to see light displays around the neighborhood.

Lori said...

I have to say my favorite tradition is going to my parents house on christmas eve. My mother always makes her famous Brunswick Stew and it's worth waiting a year for...wonderful.

Adventures In Alice Land said...

Our favorite tradition has to be decorating the tree. It just makes the house feel magical! I've collected Christmas ornaments since I was married. It's so wonderful to pull out each ornament from over the years ...the memories just come flooding back. Our tree really has a lot of memories for us!

Shabby Pink Stamper said...

Love your collections! Every year since the children were young, we have gathered together in the morning and my hubby reads from Luke 2. The story of the birth of Jesus. Then we each open our gifts 1 at a time so we can all see what we received. Have a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Leslie Hayes said...

I am so excited cause I LOVE you girls and your products so much!!! My favorite Christmas tradition is one my great grandmother started during the depression. She did not want any of her grown, married children torn about where to have Christmas dinner. So she invited all her kith and kin to Christmas breakfast! Great Grandma Maxwell hosted her first Christmas breakfast at the family homestead at the height of the depression and eggs were hard to get, so she made her famous sausage gravy and biscuits so there would be enough for all of her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She also served it on all kinds of mixed china that she had collected from soap boxes over the years. Since then, Christmas breakfast has become a family tradition celebrated by hundreds of Maxwell decendants across the nation; always with lots of family, love and sausage gravy with biscuits. And it is not quite done until I pull out Grandma Maxwell's mismatched soap box plates to serve it on!

Heidi G said...

My favorite family tradition is getting together with family on Christmas Eve and enjoying an evening of fun, food and fellowship together. This year we will all get together at a condo on the beach for our Christmas.

Happy Smiles said...

My parents are divorced and remarried, but luckily for us kids, the four of them are best friends! My favorite holiday tradition is being able to be with ALL of my family on Christmas :) Thanks for the chance to win!!

mmpm88 said...

Would love to win this. I just love you guys. I love all things Glitz Girls. This is an amazing giveaway...so Thank You! My favorite Holiday Tradition is waking up early and eating coffee cake with the family OR going to see lights right after the midnight service. Happy Holidays!

julie.schellin said...

We love driving around on Christmas eve looking at lights.

Angie H said...

Favorite tradition is Christmas dinner with my family - extended family. We don't get together enough. Love the Glitz lines - I have to say, this is my first time on the site. I'll be back! Thanks!

Cassaundra said...

My favorite tradition is Midnight Mass. Sitting together with my family, praising the Lord, singing Christmas hymns, it just feels so much more intimate and cozy. I can't remember a Midnight Mass where I haven't cried.

brenlubrant said...

We have always enjoyed riding through the streets in our town and looking at everyone's CHristmas displays. Then home to some hot choc and homemade cookies.

beadz said...

These collections look drop-dead gorgeous! One of my favorite Christmas traditions is my parent's Christmas Eve party. My mom makes tons of the yummiest Brunswick Stew ever! The whole night is so fun with family and friends.
hugs,
Gini

Cathy said...

Dear Friends, the request to bring back favorite traditions brought a big smile to my face and Thank You! It was going to my Aunt Mary's for a chili and oyster stew supper. Somehow Santa would arrive and leave packages under the tree. To this day at age 60, I have still never figured out how my Aunt Mary did that trick in with complete magic! I tried for years to trick her and watch but I was never able to figure it out! After our gift opening it was off to midnight mass--and it was always colder than you could imagine as I grew up in Minnesota. But it was always part of Christmas the mystery of Santa coming! Thank you for asking and love your paper and designs too!! Happy Holidays, Cathy R

Knititall said...

What a great giveaway!
My favorite part of the holidays is decorating the tree. I love its foresty smell and unpacking all the little ornaments we've had since I was little. Some I even made myself as a kid, some were made my parents... it just makes me feel like a child again, eager for Santa to come.

Theresa Smith said...

My favorite tradition is having my mom's homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning!! Thanks for the giveaway of these beautiful collections!

Melissa said...

My favorite holiday tradition is watching Christmas movies while sipping on some hot cocoa. :)

Suz said...

I really try to keep a lot of the traditions alive telling the stories of old ornaments, recipes made with Grami, opening PJ's on Christmas eve to look nice for santa, and the most silly but one of the best ones is going to waffle house in the middle of the night when the kids & my overgrown kid aka hubby couldn't wait to open gifts so christmas was at 2 am lol

Tiffany Steiner said...

Thank you for this opportunity to win! My favorite Christmas tradition is having my daughters' pictures taken with Santa. It's so fun to see how they're going to react each year. I have a 1 year old and a 2 year old. It seems that when they're under a year, they do okay with Santa, but around 1 and 2 they're terrified of him! I'm hoping they do okay this year though. :)

Rhonda V. said...

Wowzers! Those are amazing and gorgeous collection!!!

Our favorite tradition is the new pj's for the kids (2nd year for the baby!!!) We take their picture by the tree and then make cookies for Santa with them helping.

I created an advent calendar for them, but will bring that out tomorrow. Our 3 year old won't sleep once he starts seeing and hearing all about Santa again. he he!!!

jackie said...

For my 49 years of life (as far as I remember) we celebrated Christmas eve - the neighborhood would all dress up as Mary, Joseph, Kings, animals and play out the birth of Jesus and the manger. Then at midnight in pjs and all the family (cousin, friends)would be able to open up each others gifts. We would bake cookies and leave some with milk for santa. Then Christmas morning we would open up what Santa Clause brought us. We continue this tradition with all the kids and adults (we all believe)! Thanks Teresa for choosing the Glitz Girls - my gals!

Janice said...

Our favorite holiday tradition started when our first son was 6 months old and we set up his playpen by the Christmas tree and we slept on the floor next to him. Every year until last year (he is 22 now) we have slept by the tree with all 3 of our children and wake up to open presents.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for participating with Teresa Collins...I love both of your products!! My favorite tradition is to take our two children to a matinee movie and drive through town to look at lights on Christmas Eve late afternoon early evening. It seems to slow us all down and put our focus on each other so that we are that much more ready to truly embrace the real meaning of Christmas and to celebrate our saviors birth.
Tracy D.
jdayett@nctv.com

Sophia said...

My fav tradition is hanging up our personalized baubles on the tree...

pickles99 said...

taking my daughter and my niece to take their picture with santa is my favorite tradition. we go the day after thanksgiving and we've done it every year since the girls were born. this year was year 11! love both collections thanks for the chance to win!

Marcy said...

Love these collections! Absolutely gorgeous! On Christmas Eve the whole family snuggles together to watch "It's A Wonderful Life."

dawn said...

What has become a tradition, started many years ago, when I was a child. Donating to the Salvation Army. I remember seeing the red kettles outside of stores every year. I give what ever I can spare everytime I see them. I always have and I have been teaching my son to. Every little bit counts. I even worked for the Salvation Army one Christmas Season. They do so much. Some day I may need them. Helping people is such a great tradition to keep going.

jeanne kelly said...

Hi - MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
Our favorite family tradition is trimming the tree together and admiring all of the ornaments as we take them out of the box. We also love to decorate cookies together and dance to holiday music.
Jeanne Kelly

sharon d said...

My favorite tradition is the search for the perfect tree. Bringing it home & decorating it while listening to Christmas music.
Love both these collections-thanks for the chance to win.

Vicky Alberto said...

My favorite tradition is my mom's French feast on Christmas Eve and in second place come baking sugar cookies with my kids - loads of fun!

cindy said...

Cutting down the tree is my fav tradition. Love it!

Chris Dring said...

Our favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree. Every year, we buy a new ornament to add onto the tree. This year, since we adopted a rescue dog, our ornament is a very cute golden retriever!

Brandie said...

So excited to discover your beautiful lines!!! My fave Christmas tradition is decorating the tree with my children while my husband is cooking Chili and then together we watch a Christmas movie. It's so cozy and a wonderful change of pace during the crazy holiday season. Somehow we end up thinking about the true reason for the season. Thanks for giving!!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love our tradition of picking out our tree and cutting it down the day after thanksgiving...gives us a full month to enjoy the tree before Christmas....love the lights, the smell...chasing the puppy with ornmanets this year...not so nice, but fun to see her stalk the tree!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

Ruth Ann Landry said...

In our house, we never put gifts under the tree until late Christmas eve so that noone sees the wrapped packages until Christmas morning...my kids are now grown and bring their children for Christmas and even though the kids are parents, too..they still like seeing the packages on Christmas morning.

I am . . . said...

Wow these collections are gorgeous. I'm already thinking of so many ways to use them. Thanks for offering these wonderful prizes.
One of my favorite traditions is pulling out all the holiday decorations & getting the house ready for the month of December. I love putting the wreath on the front door, hanging the Kissing Ball, setting up the North Pole Village, & filling up the snowman cookie jar. It makes me happy to be able to welcome my family & friends to my home.

Jessica said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is our family breakfast at Nana and poppa's house. My brother, his wife and family come over too, and we all enjoy a fancy breakfast before opening presents. Santa even makes a second stop there for the kids so they think its pretty special too.
Thanks for the chance to win these lovely lines!

Mrs. Green said...

Awesome giveaway! My favorite tradition is definitely frosting the cutout cookies!

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Paula said...

Oh, this giveaway definitely jingles my bells :)
Thanks for being so very generous. My favorite Christmas tradition is baking cookies - we have a designated "cookie day" and with everyone helping, the kids sneaking goodies, the yummy smells, the Christmas music in the background - it's a very special day for our family.

buglady said...

My favorite holiday tradition is going to convalescent hospitals and singing and playing music for seniors who sadly do not get out much. They enjoy it so much and we love to play music so it is a win-win! Definitely do not feel like it is a burden to do!
Aloha, Kate

Flair Girl said...

WOW! What a generous, AMAZING prize! My favorite tradition is reindeer food! On Christmas Eve we got out front and throw Reindder food on the ground. It has sparkles so that they can see it from the sky and land at our home. The children make a Christmas wish while distributing it. Beautiful! I am loving reading everyone's traditions. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas with abundant blessings.

BlessedinTexas said...

Love Love both of these collections!

My favorite Christmas tradition is going to my mom's for Santa's big drop off and being with family all day playing games, watching football and cherishing the real reason we celebrate this day, the birth of Jesus.

Happy Holidays!

amberella said...

My favorite tradition is going out to get the Christmas tree, and then putting it up and decorating it! I love to put on Christmas music and have fun with my family :) Now that I'm in college that's one thing I've learned to appreciate more, because those special moments with Mom & Dad are fewer and farther between.

Laura Stewart said...

christmas at my grandparents house!

Jess said...

My favorite tradition is putting the angel on top of the tree after decorating all day!

ellen s. said...

I love that we have started a new family tradition of having brunch on christmas eve. we don't get to see our friends over the holidays and a lot of them are in town visiting family only for a few days. so we have the friends and kids over christmas eve morning and we eat brunch in our pj's! then everyone disperses to go shower and get ready for their family festivities. it's great! p.s. so are the Mamosas ;)

Cil A. said...

One of my favorite traditions is driving around on the 23rd to look at all the beautifully lit homes in our neighborhood.

Debbie Hicks said...

My favorite holiday tradition is to take the whole family for a "light looking" ride - it must be my love for all things GLITZ, because I so enjoy seeing all the pretty houses decorated for Christmas. We actually do this for MANY nights during December!

Brenda Weaver said...

I LOVE these collections! Beautiful! We have a tradition of baking cut-out cookies together. My three kids and I. We've been doing it for the last 6-7 years now and it's been such a fun thing to look forward to every year. We cut and frost and sprinkle and sing fun Christmas songs while we make the cookies. Fun times.

Cassie said...

Our favorite tradition is a Christmas Eve scavenger hunt. The kids love it.

Tammy B said...

my MOST favorite tradition is to let the kids trim the tree. totally. well, except for the lights. every year they put on the decorations and the only rule is (now that they are old enough to put on breakable ornaments) no breakables near the bottom, and no chairs or anything to reach higher. i love that every year we have a record of how tall they by how high the ornaments go on the tree!

Scrapamum said...

My favourite tradition is baking Christmas treats with my girls. They have so much fun doing it and it's a way to get messy, have fun, and teach the kids that you don't have to buy gifts but you can always make them.

Domenico said...

My favorite tradition is the Christmas play, my school sends the bus for some local seniors and they are the best audience you could ever ask for.

Tammy said...

My favorite tradition is adding the lights to the tree. It was something my Dad did until he passed away (when I was 13).. I have been the "official" tree lighter since then....

Love Glitz Girls! Great giveaway!!

Jeannine said...

I love this collection and I love Teresa Collins!! Okay, our Christmas traditions. Every year we go to Nana's house for Christmas Eve. Every family has a different thing to do. With about 6 families we always invite our dear friends that feel like family too. One family will bring drinks and special decorated cups. One family brings appetizers. One family brings the main course. One family is in charge of games. One family is in charge of decorations and another in charge of decorating the table. One year I was in charge of the table decorations and I bought bags of nuts, I put out nut crackers, pears in many colors, pine branches, tinsel, gold foiled coins, almond roca and I made little scrapbooks for each seat. Another year, I brought a huge cheese platter with gourmet crackers, many-many cheeses, a bowl of honey, gourmet nuts, grapes, dried fruit, etc. Every year we all get so excited to use a new idea. Also, we play white elephant with a new theme each year. This is when everyone brings a gift, we put them in a pile, and everyone pulls numbers. The lower the number the person can steal gifts that have already been opened. It is always a real fun game. The final thing we do before bed is talk about and say prayers for kids around the world that don't have families and don't get Christmas gifts. Then early Christmas morning for two hours we go to our veterans shelter and hand out fruit, mixed nuts, pocket warmers, dried fruit, flashlights & batteries and knitted blankets and hats for the homeless that come into the shelter for help. That is the best part of every Christmas.

Scrappy Do said...

My favorite tradition is going out for the Christmas tree. It always seems to be a brisk winter day and just looking for the perfect tree every year is so exciting. Afterwards we have hot chocolate before we decorate the tree.

Pia U. said...

My favorite tradition is to celebrate with everyone who wants, the more the merrier family friends it is the most important.

Kasondra said...

We bake and make all kinds of sweets from hand all month long which I love to involve my young nieces in. But my other favorite tradition is that every year my mother gets everyone a new yearly ornament that symbolizes something that happened that year or something they were interested in. She writes our names and the year on the bottoms. It is so much fun to look and our tree and remember what each little thing reminds us of.

Cathy said...

How cool that you're on her list...you'd be on my list of Top 25 too!! My favourite tradition is the PJ's wrapped up the night before Christmas. We always pretend we don't know what's in that one-early present, but we all know.

Cathy

MrsETaylor said...

One of my favorite family traditions is going out into K country and chopping down our own trees. Filled with sledding and hot cocoa. Can't beat a day like that

Madzie said...

Our favorite tradition, as common as it may seem, is putting our big gold star at the top of the tree. I bought this star before I even had kids and kept it in my hope chest. Through marriage, divorce, single momdom, 2nd marriage, and 2 long distance moves, the star has been at the top of every tree, and always will be.
Merry Christmas Everyone.
x0x0x
Madzie

Anonymous said...

Tina M.
We buy the entire family new pj's which we open on Christmas Eve. Everyone has to wear them for Christmas morning! We all look forward to it. Next would be cutting, baking, frosting and decorating sugar cookies with the kids. These layouts are amazing, thank you for your generosity and chance to win. Merry Christmas to you.

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