It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

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It seems like Christmas has a way of sneaking up on me sometimes.  But this year is a little different.  I’ve been thinking about Christmas for a long time.  Might have something to do with all of the blogs that I read.  There are so many wonderful Christmas projects to do…

I’ve got all my baking done.  Presents are almost wrapped.  So, I feel like spreading a little extra cheer.  Oh!  And I’m completely caught up with jewelry orders.

How about this?

Just a little something I made.

I am a nostalgic kind of gal… So leave a comment below and tell me… What is your favorite Christmas memory.  You’ll be automatically entered to win the necklace above.  Drawing will be Sunday so I can get them shipped out Monday in time for Christmas.

Love Big, Mj

*******Winner is Debianne!  Quick!  Email me your address maryjo (at) redhouseranch (dot) com.  WooHoo!!!*******

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19 Responses to It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  1. Mary Jo Vick
    December 17, 2011 | 7:37 pm

    Just doing a test here to see if comments are working.

  2. Kitty Schaefer
    December 17, 2011 | 7:47 pm

    All of my Christmases when my kids were little are my best memories :)

  3. Jessica Fehr
    December 17, 2011 | 7:54 pm

    My favorite Christmas memory is this Christmas– Newly married in August, my husband and I went and cut down our first Christmas tree, drug the tree back to the house horseback, lit, and hung ornaments together. Best Christmas gift ever, blessed with the best of love. The memory makes it even better when he told me this morning that this was the first time he has looked forward to Christmas because he was not alone! Awwwhhhh!!! <3!

  4. margaret bruch
    December 17, 2011 | 7:54 pm

    going iceskating with the kids on Christmas after opening presents and spending quality time together

  5. Heather :) :) :)
    December 17, 2011 | 8:54 pm

    Hi Mary Jo,

    This is really pretty :) :) You are so creative with your jewelry :)

    My favorite Christmas memory…that would be my dad and I going out for a drive on Christmas day looking for the one and only coffee stand that was actually open :) :) He got a fizzy drink and I got a fancy coffee drink :)

    Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  6. jennifer fraunfelder
    December 17, 2011 | 9:16 pm

    Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. And my brother’s too. Even as a teenager, he would wake us up at 3am excited about Christmas. 1991 was his last Christmas with us. He passed away a few months later at the age of 17, car accident. So I always cherish the memories of Christmas times spent with my family, and especially with my brother before his passing away.

    Now that I have a family of my own, I cherish every minute of each day, whether it’s Christmas or not. But Christmases now with my girls, ages 6 and 8, bring back that magic, wonderment and excitement as it did when I was growing up and I so look forward to Christmas morning and the awe and twinkle in my girls’s eyes. Its so special and priceless. I only hope that it is here this Christmas morning for them as we have been financially struggling for some time now and Christmas this year is extremely tight.

    Happy Holidays and many blessings to you and your family. And thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Love your stuff.

  7. katy warren
    December 17, 2011 | 9:26 pm

    My favorite Christmas memory is making the long drive to my grandparents and singing with mom the whole way…I couldn’t wait to get to grannys and help with all of her Christmas baking. She set aside one day for just the 3 of us to spend the day baking…now that she is gone I started my own tradition of baking all the sweet goodies she made!!! I can’t wait to have my own children and start grannys tradition over again with my mother and children!

  8. Patty
    December 17, 2011 | 10:48 pm

    The 6 of us kids in brand new, matching pajamas on Christmas eve, lovingly made by our sweet Gramma.

  9. Marilyn Montgomery
    December 17, 2011 | 10:58 pm

    Believing in Santa as a little girl, growing up in the country and going to a 2 room school house. I remember “waiting” for Santa to arrive with his sleigh and give a sack of fruit nuts and candy canes. Then after he left I would go out the next morning and look for the raindeer prints….and when I found one I’d ask my dad and he would say yes……Later I found out those tracks were from the cows/horses. Ahhh life so simple and Christmas was about Believing…Marilyn

  10. patricia duncan
    December 18, 2011 | 12:22 am

    My favorite Christmas memory is …. As a child I would observe my NaNa’s
    homemade tamales and her very special delightful Christmas tree cakes, how I loved those cakes. They stood upright approx. 4 inches tall, cone tree shaped. (My Granfather had made her the cake pan shapes special in his metal shop.)
    I recalll him giving them too her and how her face lite up with excitement, as a tear of joy rolled down her cheek. She’d work for days on her cakes, decorating them just so with all the homemade ingrediants and some store bought ediable cake decorations. My mouth would water just watching her put on her special touches …. Oh, yum!
    We would have to wait till Christmas Eve to enjoy these delightful confections ….
    Such a wonderful tradition I miss so much! She passed away 6 yrs, ago and how I miss my precious NaNa.
    Now thinking about it …. If I could find some of those cones/tree shaped pans, I’d love to do this with my Grandbabies! A tradition that should not be forgotten!

    :) Thank you for letting me share!


  11. jaboe
    December 18, 2011 | 12:31 am

    My favorite christmas memory is buying an angel of the christmas tree and buying them something they need. Its something my grandma started with us

  12. jennifer Tyler
    December 18, 2011 | 1:21 am

    My Dad was a depression baby and grew up without many toys. Being very hard to buy for we decided to get him the train set he had never had. What a magical day seeing the sparkle and excitement in a grown man’s eyes! You can’t take the little boy out of a man!

  13. debianne
    December 18, 2011 | 2:01 am

    Christmas Eve candlelight service then spending the evening with my whole family. Sweetest memories.

    • Mary Jo Vick
      December 19, 2011 | 12:33 pm

      Hi Debinanne! You’re the winner!!! Yay! Email me maryjo (at) redhouseranch (dot) com and I’ll get it shipped out today! Congrats!!! And Merry Christmas.

    • Mary Jo Vick
      December 19, 2011 | 12:36 pm

      OOps! I meant Debianne!

  14. leigh britton
    December 18, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    My brother and I always had new pajamas to wear Christmas Eve—we would get to open one gift that night.We would have hot chocolate and cookies-then go to bed and wait for Santa!!!!!!Such great memories!

  15. Annie Nathenson
    December 18, 2011 | 7:03 pm

    Best memories: someone making me a handcrafted gift. It could be jewelry, teddy bear, clothes. I was also so grateful someone took the time to create something with their hands and from the heart!

    It is the same way you artistically share from your heart to us!
    Merry christmas and many blessings to you!


  16. Paige Hanhan
    December 19, 2011 | 7:55 am

    I just love this time of year. There are so many reasons to bake or make something mouth watering to eat. I like to make all of baked goods for Christmas. I try to make a new treat for everyone as a gift but I have not found one this year that I really want to do. Any good suggestions? Thanks for the post. Happy holidays:)

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