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Friday, December 2, 2011

who loves Echo Park Paper Co? **closed**

Who would like to win this fantastic collection pack of Echo Park's Season's Greetings?! It includes 12 sheets of 12x12 double sided cardstock, two sticker sheets (including alphas) and jouraling cards.
Share with us your favorite holiday tradition by posting a comment. On Monday, we'll random draw a winner from all the posts.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Becky

181 comments:

  1. My favorite tradition is getting together every year with my girls and my sister and making cookies, candy and hard tac! WE have been doing it for lots of years and we have so much fun!

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  2. who doesn;t wanne win this. Drink hot choco with pepernoten and choclate letters, and enjoy the time of the year and the xmas tree.

    Eveline

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  3. Decorating the tree and then my girls would lie next to it while I take the photo, is sort of new tradition we have now and of coarse then we make cookies for the neighbors. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  4. Decorating the tree is one of my favorite traditions.

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  5. My favorite holiday tradition was baking with my daughter. But she is now married and has no time with new baby. So Baking by myself this year. So sad.

    I love Echo park Christmas line.
    Sharon
    rsmobley85@gmail.com

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  6. There are several -- but I think I like our family cookie decorating -- it is a big to do with the kids and everyone gets their own tray of cookies -- so much fun~

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  7. I would LOVE to win this Echo Park collection!!!

    Ever since my first niece came into this world in 2005, we have gone to spend Christmas eve at my brother's house. Despite the extra traveling it entails and the few extra expenses, it is sooo worth it because seeing the excitement and joy on both my nieces' faces (yes, now there are 2 precious little girls!) on Christmas morning when they see that Santa has come bearing gifts is simply PRICELESS!!!

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  8. The most favorite Christmas tradition in our family is decorating together the Christmas tree and make decorations from paper.

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  9. Wearing Santa hats to open our gifts on Christmas morning is always fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. I have several favorite traditions, so it's really hard to just pick one. Baking and decorating cookies with all the family, and our bonfire & fireworks on Christmas night would rank as 2 of my top favorites.

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  11. I love pulling out the ornaments, remembering the memories behind each of them as we decorate the tree.

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  12. Country ham breakfast with my in-laws. We have done this for the last 21 years. Even my kids who are 13 and 15 look forward to it.

    Lisa Hargis
    lhargis590@yahoo.com

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  13. My favorite tradition is playing all the christmas songs with piano.

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  14. My favorite tradition is baking Christmas cookies. Although I haven't done that in years, I'm making it a top priority this year.

    Natasha
    natashacrafts at gmail dot com
    craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

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  15. I would say that my favorite family tradition is decorating for the holidays! We usually have hot cider, play Christmas music, take bunches of pictures, and have just the best time! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  16. Putting Christmas window clings on our livingroom window with my 2 daughters. I used to have to help them but now I just sit back and watch them create!

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  17. My favorite Christmas tradition is the baking!!

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  18. Our fave holiday tradition is eating homemade (by my hubby!) cinnamon rolls in the morning before opening gifts :)

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  19. My favorite Christmas tradition is to put on Christmas music and decorate the tree! And it doesn't matter what we put in the tree and where we put it, as long as it is full with lights and little wonderful decorations.

    Hugs, Nanda

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  20. My favorite holiday tradition is opening the hallmark ornament that my grandmother got me. She would pick a series out each year and give it to us. When she died I was on faeries and barbies. My mother continued on the tradition for her and this year she started the new disney/pixar for my daughter.

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  21. My favorite Christams tradition is Christams carolls. My parents always used to put them on on Christmas morning, that and eating chocolate out of the advent calendar makes Christmas real to me!

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  22. My favorite holiday tradition is taking the kids to see all the festive lights at the park. I love watching their eyes light up!

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  23. What a generous prize! I love Christmas morning when the boys flip out over their stockings and then we always have chocolate chip pancakes!!

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  24. my favorite Christmas tradition is putting up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving while listening to Christmas music. I know it's not quite December yet by then but anything Christmas is fair game right after Thanksgiving in my books :)

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  25. My favorite holiday tradition is a weird one. It started our second Christmas. I made a big deal of "Our First Christmas" ball, and we put it on the tree together, as the last ornament. Then my first daughter was born, and right before our ball, we held her and put up hers. Two years later the second daughter. As the girls grew, they became old enough to place their "First Christmas" balls on the tree last, leaving the center of the tree front for ours, which was the very last. More time went by, and it got harder to get the girls together for tree trimming, so I'd leave a space and they'd come running down, place their balls, and run up. We are now married 32 happy years. One daughter, recently married, will not be coming home for the first time ever for Christmas. Our ball has reached the delicate state of about to disintegrate, and I've placed it on an ornament holder forever in our china closet. I will leave the space open, and when my daughter who lives nearby comes to visit, she will place her ball. Hopefully we will skype with the married one, and try to make it a happy time, and place her ball on the tree. Or, as with all traditions, maybe it's time to semi retire this one and come up with a new one.

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  26. My favorite one is wait for the Santa Claus with the kids.... Their eyes when see the good old guy is something that I can´t explain.... I feel as I had 5 years old.... It´s amazing!!!
    Dani Matos
    craftscookies.blogspot.com

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  27. My fave Christmas Tradition is putting our first Christmas together ornament on the tree very last, and my daughter puts her first christmas ornament on right before hubby and I. The other thing I absolutely love is to see her eyes when she comes out Christmas Morning and see the presents Santa left for her. Happy Holidays!

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  28. Several years ago, after a divorce and there were so many places for my children and their children to go for the holidays, we started the tradition of "New Christmas". Instead of celebrating at Christmas, when it is so chaotic and families are
    running every where and the kids don't even have a chance to enjoy their gifts, we celebrate on New Year's. It is less stressful, we can enjoy a full day of each others company, eat hearty, play games, watch the parades and football,all without having to run off to someone else's house.

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  29. Oh this is awesome, thanks for the chance!

    Our family tradition is putting up the tree together, even though the kids are teens, they still help. We listen to Christmas music, and make Great Grandma's sugar cookies :)

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  30. We have so many family traditions at Christmas..One of my favorites is going shopping with my Dad on Christmas eve for my Mom..Now my girls come with us :)

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  31. My favorite family tradition is baking the ginger bread with my boy. We've done it every year since he was three and it's such a cozy time. We bake, eat dough and dring hot lemonade while having so much fun together. Tomorrow is our baking day! Love, love, love Echo Park and this collection . :)

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  32. we spend Christmas in the mountains and the great tradition is to drink a mulled wine while watching the magnificent fireworks show and Santa Claus giving sweets to all kids... and parents lol !!
    Thanks for the chance to win this sooo nice kit !!

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  33. My favourite Christmas tradition is Midnight Mass at church. We go home to my parents place for the holidays so we go to the same church for mass that I went to as a child. Everything is the same as it was then - the same voices in the choir, the same smell of incense, the same stained glass windows, and most importantly the familiar faces of friends, family, and neighbors in the crowd (it's a small community so the faces don't change much except for the addition of new generations)! Everything about that Mass just makes me FEEL Christmas!

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  34. My favorite holiday tradition is the giant pancake we have for breakfast on Christmas morning!
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. Ours is watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, there's something about the Griswalds that makes Christmas complete!!

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  36. Tough to decide! But probably the wrapping and stocking stuffing I do after the kids are in bed on Christmas Eve.

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  37. My favorite tradition is all the things we do at our church - pancakes with Santa otherwise known as the syrup bath, the children's Christmas program, and candlelight service on Christmas Eve.

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  38. I'm happy to say that we have many wonderful Christmas traditions in our family. But I really love that my husband and I sort of kick off the season for ourselves by going downtown for the Christmas carol sing-along and tree lighting event on the first Saturday of December. That's tomorrow, and I can't wait! After the crowd sings together and the tree lights are turned on for the first time, we disperse and roam through downtown, where many of the shops have stayed open late for us and serve hot cocoa and cookies to the shoppers. Fun!

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  39. every year we have the entire family sit and wtch the NYC Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting on TV with some holiday snacks and of course hot cocoa :) love it!

    :)

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  40. My favorite christmas tradition is the party with my Auntie, Uncle and cosins (used to be at my grandad and granny house)we have this on the 24th of December evey year and I have been going to this for the last 43 years. My Grandad used to dress up as santa clause, then my own father did. Now there arent any young enough kids to have a santa but when the next generation are around my cosin can be santa clause.

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  41. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is our family $1 gift exchange. We all buy $1 gifts for each other and then have a party with fantastic food and exchange our hilarious gifts. It's my favorite part of the season. We laugh until we cry and create such great memories each year.

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  42. I make cookies for all of my neighbors every year. It's fun when I show up at their door and they say..."Yippee, the cookies are here!"

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  43. My favorite holiday is making homemade padaha with my mom and my aunt. It's the Ukranian name for pierogies basically.

    jennifer.russell09@gmail.com
    http://scrapinexpecttheunexpected.blogspot.com/

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  44. Christmas Baking has to be my favorite tradition. We go all out. This is our 15th year doing this. It started with just my daughter and one good friend. Now we have 10 families total come over, moms & kids, and we bake all day, divide up among each other the goodies so each family gets a little taste of everything to take home. It is a day full of chaos, laughter, and fun! And I love it!

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  45. This is our first year that an elf has arrived in our home for the holidays and we are absolutely LOVING him!!!

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  46. Getting out the decorations and making the house look so joyful this time of year. It's the best, especially when the kids are excited!

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  47. Definitely Christmas Eve, having everything set up and letting the kids open their one gift, so fun! And I usually get some good photos, too!

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  48. thanks for so much for sharing the blog, great prizes and wonderful creativity! Blessings

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  49. This is a very unique tradition and one I don't get to participate in much anymore since I no longer live in the same state as my parents. But every Christmas, after eating cinnamon rolls and opening presents, we'd have to make a side dish to bring with us to my great aunt's house for Christmas dinner. And every Christmas we would be missing an ingredient for the side dish. So someone (me or my dad) would have to run out to Walgreens (the only place open on Christmas Day) to purchase the needed ingredient. Never a dull moment around the holidays!

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  50. the building of a gingerbread house on the day after Thanksgiving, that decorates our house for the whole Christmas season.
    Thanks for the fun!
    Sandra ltb

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  51. the shopping for a tree at the Christmas Tree Farm on the day after Thanksgiving. We all bundle up and head up the pass to the Christmas Creek Tree Farm and wander through all of the trees before selecting the one we'll cut down and bring home. Sometimes it can get pretty competitive with each of staking out our favorite tree! Once the tree is cut, we head over to the log cabin on the property to get photos with Santa and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie. We then head on home, bring the tree inside and the decorating extravaganza begins!

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  52. My favourite holiday tradition is "Grandpa's PJs"... on Christmas eve we open one gift, PJs to wear xmas night from "grandpa"... even though our grandfathers are deceased :)

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  53. My favorite Holiday Tradition is doing the Elf on the Self with my kids.. This tradition brings so much joy to our house during the holidays.. Thanks for the chance to win..

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)

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  54. My favorite tradition is when we all get together and play a fun game of spoons!

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  55. Favorite holiday tradition is danish rice pudding and trying to find the blanched almond and whoever finds the almond gets a gift from the cook...and i love echo park...so thanks for sharing the love

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  56. A favorite tradition is taking my daughter to go buy a nutcracker to add to our collection.

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  57. My family does what we call Napping in the Wrapping. We do the big events on Christmas eve, so we spend the whole of Christmas day hanging out with each other, playing games, watching movies and yes, taking naps. It's WONDERFUL!

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  58. Ho Ho Ho ! M favorite tradition is making some christmas biscuits with my children. Nothing spectacular but I love looking at their faces when they give those biscuits to all the people they love saying : "we did them ourselves !"
    Happy holidays to you !
    Karine

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  59. Tks for the chance!
    My favorite tradition is see all family together around the decorate table to xmas
    xx
    Leila

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  60. Also, (and I just have to add this) before we go to open presents, we all gather in my parents room and my dad says a family prayer, thanking the Lord for all we have and that we can keep our hearts open to helping others.

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  61. Each year on Christmas Eve we open one gift as a family and that gift is always a game or board game that we can play for the evening and of course many other times to come. Lat year our game was Banana Grams!

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  62. Ho Ho Ho! I love my husband dressed up in a Santa costume and the bright eyes of my son (5 years old) believing that Santa is true! Than we all give thanks to the Lord and open the gifts. After all the joy, we sit around the table and eat the dinner.

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  63. Every Christmas Eve our family goes out to dinner. It has become one of our favorite traditions... and no cooking!

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  64. My favorite holiday tradition is many, but if I have to choose one I have to say the evening before Christmas (here in Norway we celebrate Christmas on the evening of 24`th). The evening before Christmas we decorate the tree and have porridge with almond for dinner :) (The rest of the rice porridge we make dessert of for the Christmas Eve)

    :o)))
    Wish you a happy Christmas

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  65. my favorite family tradition is decorating for the holidays!

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  66. Every Christmas eve we watch A Christmas Story at least 3 times!

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  67. I'd love to win. We have a lot of Christmas traditions. The best one is going to the late service at church, then coming home and having a warm drink and Christmas cookies.

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  68. My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Eve service at our church with the entire family. I am able to take a deep breath, relax, and thank God for all of our blessings, and the best gift of all...baby Jesus.

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  69. family reunions is the best for me.. a chance to sit all together relax and have fun !!!!

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  70. My favorite tradition is letting my girls open one present on Christmas Eve. It's always new jammies but they just love it! My mom used to do the same thing with us every year when we were little so it brings back good memories. :)
    - April W

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  71. ooohh these are gorgeous!!! One of my fave things about Christmas is brussel sprouts lol! I only ever eat them at this time of year
    x

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  72. the tree! My husband didn't want to put one up this year because we will hardly be home but there was no school yesterday and guess what the kids and I did?

    Laurie W

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  73. Our favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree with the children. We pull out my great-grandparents vintage ornaments, put on Christmas music and start decorating the tree. It's always a great time!!

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  74. My favourite holiday tradition is baking shortbread cookies and then snuggling up on the couch with my fiancee, drinking tea and watching Christmas Vacation! It always makes us laugh and we love to spend the time together baking and then relaxing! I would love win this collection pack!

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  75. I Love, Love, Love Echo Park Paper!

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  76. My favorite holiday tradition is getting the family in the car and driving around to look at Christmas lights. It is a time to get away from all of the craziness and just spend time with each other.

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  77. Spanish snacks, particularly turron and polvorones. It's the thing I miss the most about living in Spain. We have to have it shipped!

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  78. One of our traditions is inherited from my husband's side of the family. When we open presents, one person wears the Santa hats and gets a present and gives it to the recipient. That person opens there gifts and looks at it and then they get the Santa hat and pick out the next gift. It's a longer process than everybody opening up gifts at once, but we seem to enjoy each other and the gifts longer too. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great prize from Echo Paper!

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  79. since we have christmas in summer here in NZ i love taking the kids to the park after our big christmas lunch!!!! the exercise is what we ALL need!!! some fresh air!!! (so we dont fall asleep on the couch too!!)

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  80. Doing the cookie bake with my daughter.
    Just having family and friends over during the holidays.

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  81. Eeek! What a fabulous collection for Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating sugar cookies, as a family, with the Christmas music blaring in the background, on Christmas afternoon.

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  82. My favorite tradition is picking out our Christmas tree! This is a super prize...love Echo Park! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  83. Echo Park has Fabulous papers!!! Love them.

    My favorite Christmas tradition is our family's Christmas Eve. We all look forward to our special dinner, the poppers, the silliness that always follows, then the meaningful exchange of homemade gifts, singing Christmas carols, reading the story in St. Luke and saying a prayer before bed in front of the Christmas tree. We all feel so connected and so much love for one another.in I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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  84. I make homemade cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning. My boys count on it!

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  85. LOVE Echo Park!! I guess my most cherished tradition is decorating our huge tree......each ornament has its own memory attached. For many years I made ornaments, but there are also wooden ones from our time in Europe, handmade ones from the kids when they were little in school, and of course lots of bright shiny metal balls to reflect the lights. Thanks for the chance at these fun papers.

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  86. One of my traditions is baking gingerbread cookies!! They are a must have. :)

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  87. My very favorite is our Elf on the Shelf tradition. Finding creative places for the elf to hide (and mischief for him to find while hiding) gets harder and harder each year, but the kids absolutely POP out of bed each morning looking for him and a quick 'the elf is watching ya know' is usually enough to knock off naughty behavior the entire month of December!! :)

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  88. My favorite tradition is baking and decorating Christmas cookies with my children who are growing up way too fast!

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  89. My favorite tradition is to bake dozens and dozens of cookies, bread, and snacks and give away to everyone!
    LOVE this yummy paper

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  90. Ever since our first family Christmas with our son 19 years ago, we have had cheese fondue for Christmas eve. Then we get into our new pajamas..the one gift they open that night and take a photo in front of the tree.

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  91. My favorite tradition is decorating the tree the day before Christmas Eve..
    I love these papers, and cross my fingers;-)

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  92. On Christmas Eve our family always takes the time to sit down, just us, and have communion. It is our way to stop in the middle of all the madness and remember the reason for the season.

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  93. We like to do a Christmas morning family breakfast before the gift opening.

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  94. My favorite traditions are, well, pretty traditional: listening to holiday music and baking cookies, preferably at the same time!

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  95. Tough... probably decorating and baking. I am not huge into baking, but I bake up a storm this time of year, and it really makes it feel like Christmas to me! Now I get to pass that on to my two little girls, which makes it even more fun :)

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  96. Decorating the tree and making cookies!!

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  97. One of my favorite traditions is our church's pageant on Christmas Eve. The kids are super cute!

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  98. One of my favorite traditions is having tamales and pinto beans on Christmas Eve. We love it!

    Thanks, Dallas

    dfreyer@uspi.com

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  99. I love going out, driving around and looking at lights. Our family always enjoys that!

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  100. My fave holiday tradition is when we all open one present on christmas eve, and it's always new pjs!!!

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  101. I love to have my girls home to help me bake and decorate cookies! and then help me eat them, lol.

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  102. Baking cookies and decorate the Christmas tree with the kids. The greatest tradition there is. Thanks for the chance to win this cute line.

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  103. One of my favorite traditions so far is hiding Mr. Petrie, our elf on the shelf, and seeing my boys curiosity in the morning as they look for where he is!

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  104. My favorite tradition is family dinner Christmas Day and the fight over the pie! :)

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  105. My favorite tradition is my family getting together for Christmas Eve dinner. Not only do we celebrate Christmas, but we also celebrate my Grandma's Birthday (even though she is no longer with us). This a great start to the Christmas week that my sister and her family are up from Oregon! Knock on wood...we have not missed a year being together for over 49 years! :)

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  106. So many traditions - both old and new that I love sharing with my two girls (ages 7 & 5) We love Christmas baking, we love Christmas crafts. This year we are having a Christmas Advent calendar of giftwrapped Christmas books. We share Christmas breakfast & Santa sacks at Grandma's with the whole family. Boxing Day with the extended family. Confetti everywhere. Christmas hats. New Christmas outfits. So much to enjoy!

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  107. My children are 23 & 19 and they still love our holidays traditions from putting up the tree December 1st to decorating gingerbread cookies. They still love their chocolate advent calendars too. It's nice to see that tradition is important even when your a "big" kid.

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  108. My favorite tradition is hanging the Christmas pickle on the tree and having the kids find it. The one that does gets to open the first present on Christmas morning!!

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  109. One of my favourite traditions is watching White Christmas with my sister on Christmas Eve while we stuff our parents stockings :)

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  110. My favorite Christmas tradition is the advent calendar. Each day my kids pick an item out of a quilt advent calendar and then place the item where it belongs. Each item in the pockets is a piece to a small nativity scene. So they are choosing Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, animals, wise men, etc and then placing them in the stable. The kids look forward to it every day and can't wait to see what they pull out of the pocket! So fun and a great way to focus on the true meaning of Christmas.

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  111. My favorite holiday tradition is going to my grandma's on Christmas Eve for mass, food, and gift giving. Such a fun family time! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  112. I would let the boys open one package and I would make it in the biggest box with the most showy wrap and they would fall for it every year and it was their PJ's and slippers

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  113. One tradition I enjoy with my family is driving around in the car with hot cocoa looking at Christmas lights!

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  114. every Christmas dh and our kids buy me a 1000+ jigsaw puzzle. At the beginning of December we start working on the puzzle from the Christmas before - a little every day - takes a few weeks (especially when the cat keeps trying to undo any progress)

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  115. My favorite tradition is hanging out all day on Christmas Day in our PJ's, enjoying family time and our gifts to each other. :)

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  116. We always put a few slices of mum's homemade fruit cake and a Shandie out for Santa every year. No surprises there was nothing left the next morning, no matter how early we got up!

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  117. Our favorite tradition is making my grandmothers nut roll, then every Christmas morning after all the gifts are opened, the adults sit down and drink coffee and eat Grandmoms nut roll and reminsce about the past.

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  118. My favorite tradition is getting new pj's on Christmas Eve & getting everyone in my family a special ornament that represents the year.

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  119. My favorite tradition is making cookies for Santa with the kids.

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  120. For the past three years, we've gone bowling on Christmas Eve. It's a great way to spend time together and to keep the kids occupied while they're waiting for Christmas to come. It's become a fun tradition.

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  121. My favorite tradition is getting each of my kids and grandkids an ornament each year. The ornament has something to do with something special that happened to then that year. I have been doing that since my kids were little.

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  122. One of my favourite holiday traditions is the Christmas night "getogether" that all of my friends gather at. All day is usually spent with family but always on Christmas night where I live, all the people around my age (20-35) get together and always have a blast. I enjoy it every year! (Plus the family stuff too- because my fam rocks!)

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  123. We're still working on finding what works for our family but I love watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas with my girls!

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  124. Our kids can wake us up on Christmas morning but are not allowed to use an alarm clock to get themselves out of bed. This was great when they were small and so eager to open gifts. Now that they are teens we sometimes have to wake them up. Which is a fun twist! :)

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  125. We watch Home for the Holidays each year.

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  126. My favorite holiday tradition is watching the original Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!

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  127. Love echo park!! Our only tradition so far is to have the kids decorate a gingerbread house when their cousin is in town but this is the first year I'm making a "Jar of Fun" filled with 25 slips of paper the family can do together. THe kids will draw a slip of paper a day during the month and I hope this will be an ongoing tradition :)

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  128. Ohhhh I love Echo Park and I do not have this collection!!! Pleasssseeee pick me!! Thanks so much! Oh by the way my favorite holiday tradition is opening just one gift Christmas Eve night!! As a kid I loved it, and now watching my girl is even better!

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  129. favorite tradition? watching "Holiday Inn" and making chocolate chip cookies. invariably some of the cookies get baked a bit too long because I LOVE the movie too much! but nothing a little hot chocolate won't cover up! lol!

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  130. Our tradition is opening gifts with my mom on Christmas eve and drinking her homemade cranberry cider. Yum!

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  131. We've always opened up one present on Christmas Eve and of course watch plenty of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation several times before Christmas, in addition to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Thanks for the chance at a great prize! :)

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  132. My favorite tradition is to decorate the tree with my kids while playing Harry Connick Jr's Christmas CD... I can't wait to do it again this year!

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  133. My favorite tradition is back home with my mother, father and all my family that i can't see during the the year... Hope I can do this a lot of years!!!

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  134. Every year we make "Nuts and Bolts" together as a family. Now that both of my children are in college, I buy everything ahead of time and as soon as they are both home for the holidays, we make about five or so 4-litre ice-cream pails full. There's usually only enough for the kids to take a bit along with them when their Christmas break is over!

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  135. I've added a new tradition since we've been blessed with grandchildren. One gift that everyone gets is a book. I hope to instill the love of reading in my grandchildren. As they get older they see that the books range from Cupcake cookbooks, How-to book, mysteries, jokes, celebrity...all the many things there are to read.

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  136. Making lots of mince pies on Christmas eve with my girls. I make the pastry and they cut out and fill as they got older the results looked better LOL. Can't do this this year as we are not all together for Christmas ... winning the lovely paper would cheer me up no end!

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  137. My family tradition is gathering at either my mum's or sister's place on the eve. My sister & I will whip up the meal including dessert. We'll have games then it's present exchange time.

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  138. We all wear reindeer headbands (with the antlers sticking up) on Christmas day. Our last name is Rudolph so it is a family joke!

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  139. What I love most about the holidays is the time spent with family. Thanks for the fun contest. ~Amy Tara

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  140. I just love everything about the Christmas season and what it represents. I love the music. I love wrapping gifts. I love baking cookies. I love decorating and especially the tree. I love making time in my busy life for others.
    LEslee in MT

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  141. I always love going to my grandparents' house where the extend family gathers, and there's always lots of food.
    ~~Danielle in WI

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  142. Going out to pick out a Christmas Tree is one of my favorite traditions! That and baking cookies! Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas!

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  143. my favorite holiday tradition is eating shepherd's pie on christmas eve with my family! Thanks!

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  144. My favorite tradition is to fill my house with my nativity sets. I have about 40 different ones.

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  145. We love inviting people over to help decorate our tree. The more the merrier.

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  146. I love when ALL the family gathers at my parents' house! It is a huuuge family meeting!!!

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  147. My favorite tradition is making christmas candy with my kids and then running around the neighborhood and giving to the neighbors.

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  148. When I was very young (I don't remember this), I asked Santa for a gift for my grandmother instead of something for myself. Apparently Santa was so impressed he took a break and enlisted the help of my mother to help him find my grandmother's gift. My favorite tradition ever since then has been to ask Santa for a gift for someone else. He always seems to come through for me! Grandma is long gone (I'm over 50 years old now), but the tradition lives on, and helps me remember what Christmas is supposed to be all about.

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  149. In the Netherlands we celebrate Sinterklaas on December 5th, it's a typical Dutch celebration and my alltime fave since my son was born. He's five now and totally into it, knows all the songs and watch all the tv series about it. Wish he could stay this age forever during Sinterklaas. Thanks for the great chance to win this wonderful kit!

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  150. I love the all preparations to get to the big day. Decorating, baking, crafting, it' all good. Echo Park keeps coming up with awesomeness. They are GOOD!!

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  151. I lov e EVERYTHING about Chrizstmas...on christmas eve we all go out to look at lights and hand deliver gifts to friends and neighbors and come home to cocoa or egg nog and each of us open ONE gift. Then we check the santa tracker online and ut out cookies and milk for santa and reindeer food (oats) for the deer.......when we are sure the little ones are fast asleep santa nad his elves bring in everything and place it under the tree and he always leaves a handwrittern note to thank them for the cookies and say merry christmas :)

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  152. my favorite is hot chocolate watching Alister Sims a Christmas carol on Christmas eve :) and of course opening up one present before bed
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  153. I love spending time with my grandkids baking cookies and other holiday treats.

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  154. Decorating our tree with the help of my three kids. We have so much fun.

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  155. We drive around and look at everyone else's Christmas lights :)

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  156. Making handmade ornaments is my favorite holiday tradition. Love echo park!

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  158. I would love to win! My favorite holiday tradition is to go to at least Christmas activity that is going on. This year we went to the little antique village not far from us. They were have a hometown Christmas with a horse drawn carriage and carolers. It was sooo much fun!

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  159. My favorite holiday tradition is my husband and I spending Christmas day together alone enjoying the holiday.

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  160. One of my favorite holiday tradition is seeing our Christmas tree decorated with ornaments we've collected over the years.

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  161. Our favorite tradition is making a thermos fun of hot chocolate, everyone piling into the car and going to look at all the holiday outdoor illumination.

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  162. That last comment was suppose to be a thermos "full" of hot chocolate....lol

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  163. We always have a party christmas eve and invite everyone we know to come over for a snack!

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  164. We have our (small) family dinner & open presents on Christmas Eve. My favorite part is the poppers! Everyone has to wear they're crown during dinner & we all get silly while enjoying lobster & champaign!

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  165. My favorite Christmas tradition is piling the whole family into the car and riding around at night to see all of the houses and their wonderful lighting displays. I loved it when my Dad and Mom would do that for us 6 kids. When my hubby and I had kids of our own, we did that every year as well. We're grandparents now and I still love to pile the kids into the car and drive around. It's so peaceful and being with my family is always the best! We find a radio station that's playing Christmas music (not hard to do!) and sing along as we tour the town!

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  166. Going to get our tree then coming home and decorating. My favourite part is when weare all finished and the house feels like Christmas and I sit on the couch sipping eggnog and listening to Chrismas music and just soaking in the Christmas spirit!

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  167. We love decorating our tree! My boys love turning the lights off in the room and just letting the tree glow!

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  168. hoi hoi

    One of my favorite holiday tradition is seeing our Christmas tree decorated with ornaments of our parents.
    Our family is small only mij husband and our son and me. So Christmas means a lot to us 3
    Thamar ( Netherlands )

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  169. I love the holidays, my favorite tradition is putting up the Christmas tree. It is fun for my daughter and just starts the season off.

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  170. One of our favorite traditions is to invite over lots of family to help us put up the Christmas Tree.

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  171. My favourite tradition is when my two boys get out of bed really early on the 25th and have to look for the pickle on the tree for the "pickle prize" (this delays waking up parents just a little bit longer)

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  172. LOVE Echo Park <3 :D

    My favourite tradition is decorating the tree on the first day of December. Unfortunately it didn't happen until 4th this year!!! Having a toddler and a newborn means that things don't always go to plan these days!!!

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  173. our favorite is christmas baking - gingersnaps, raspberry pinwheels and peanut butter cups :)

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  174. my fave tradition is leaving food for the reindeers on christmas eve. with glitter in it.

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  175. My favorite tradition is visiting family and opening presents on xmas eve and this year my daughter gets to be in on the action since she just turned 1! :)

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  176. My favorite tradition is putting up the Christmas decoration.

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  177. My favorite Tradition is our Christmas morning breakfast we have after all the gifts are unwrapped and the mess is picked up...we talk about the true reason we celebrate Christmas.

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  178. My favoriteBuy Guild Wars 2 Gold tradition is getting together every year with my girls and my sister and making cookies, candy and hard tac! WE have been Cheap Diablo III itemsdoing it for lots of years and we have so much fun!

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