November 28, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway & Blog Hop

Well this is a first for me. I've never done a giveaway before, so this is kind of fun and exciting. We have the lovely Sarah Belliston to thank for organizing this blog hop, and you can find all of the other eleven Days of Christmas over there. You can also get there by clinking on the pic on the left.

How It All Works:
In the next day or so, all twelve of us will be opening up our giveaways for entry. I am The Partridge In a Pear Tree, so I will be doing a Blog Hop-related post on December 1st. Be sure to come back and visit me! Take some time also to visit the other eleven blogs taking part in this.

This Giveaway and Blog Hop goes until December 12th. Starting on the 13th, we will be picking a winner on each blog for the following twelve days. Sarah Belliston will be doing a Santa's Special Surprise Giveaway on Christmas Day (over and above the twelve other winners).

What I'm Giving Away:

A copy of LEGEND by Marie Lu (Nov. 29th, 2011)

Here's the Goodreads description:
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
 
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
 
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.


Along with:
A pack of 19 Fingerstache Tattoos. Why? Because they're stinking hilarious, that's why.

Can't grow a stache? Not to fear, the Fingerstache is here! Featuring 19 mini moustache temporary tattoos to 'stache out your finger.


Here's How To Enter: (click 'Read More' if necessary)






38 comments:

  1. My favorite tradition is my family's annual Christmas party about a week before Christmas. It's just good fun--hanging with cousins, eating delicious food, and getting some early presents. :)

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  2. One of my favorites is the building of the gingerbread house - made much easier by kits! (My son couldn't comprehend how it could be done otherwise.) I've discovered that anything we do once becomes a tradition to my kids. Since they range in age from 26 to 12 we have more than I can keep straight. But if they tell me it's a tradition by darn I'm gonna do it. (Unless it involves the purchase of expensive electronic equipment.) =)

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  3. We're not big on traditions at my house. In fact, this is the first time we've put up a tree and lights in years.
    I would say seeing family. And food. Because yum. :)

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  4. Fun blogfest! I have lots of Christmas traditions, but my favorite is decorating the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.

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  5. My favorite Christmas tradition we have is black friday! I know that sounds crazy, but me and my family have so much fun running amuck around Walmart.

    Then we don't shop until January, lol.

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  6. Hey, new follower here, I found you through Cassie's tweet! What a fun bloghop/fest. Favorite tradition, hmm...I think the music is my favorite part of Christmas, and I always cheat and listen to it waaay before Thanksgiving. :-p

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  7. My Christmas tradition is to open one present on Christmas Eve with my parents. It's our special time :)

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  8. Mine is to open gifts on Christmas Eve. We do it the European style :)

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  9. We don't really consider them traditions, but every year on xmas eve there is a competition to see who can drink the most egg nog ;P The next most consistent event is boxing day shopping, haha...

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  10. We always celebrate on Christmas Eve, not sure why, but we do...

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  11. I guess the gingerbread house would be one of my favorites. My youngest is already asking when we can do it :)

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  12. We have THE PRESENT GAME, where members of our extended family come over a few days before Christmas and bring presents. Everyone has to bring a present, otherwise the game doesn't work. Next, we pick out a number from a hat. The person with number one goes first and opens a random present. The second person has two options: choose another present to open or TAKE the present from person one.

    As you might guess, this leads to people battling it out for certain presents. Last year it was the Jelly Bean mug and a computer hoover.

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  13. I love reading about others' traditions! My husband and I don't have any family Christmas traditions, which is something I'm trying to change. We started buying one ornament each, every year since we moved in together, so that's been our tradition. Plus, we have a tradition where he acts all Scroogey and I have to force the Christmas Spirit into him--but that one isn't as fun.

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  14. I Came to check out your place after hearing about this blog hop. What a cool idea!

    And you've got a nice blog here. Following. :)

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  15. What an awesomely generous giveaway and a lovely blog. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  16. Each year me and my friends love to take pics of Christmas decorations in malls. Is that considered as a tradition? :)
    The giveaway is fantastic! Thanks to all the hosts!
    GFC: tash
    http://primrose-musings.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hmm, I don't really have any (A) Just some shows I watch on the tv each year :)
    Thank you for this giveaway. <3
    Love, Carina

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  18. Thanks so much! :) Not really any big traditions for me... I usually just spend Christmas day with my family. Thanks again for the giveaway!

    Sonia

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  19. My husband's family has gingerbread house competitions. We divide into four teams (he is the oldest of 4) and along with our significant others, we build a gingerbread house. We all use the same base but we are allowed to bring our own extras. It's so fun. It's totally rigged and the baby always wins, but lots of fun. Towards the end of the competition everyone is just throwing candy at each other.

    LindseyAylward

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  20. My hometown has a super cheesy holiday lights festival--a park with tons of (now LED) lights that you drive through, with an AM radio Christmas soundtrack. I make everybody drive through it after church on Christmas Eve. (Or before, if it's the midnight service--because I am old.)

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  21. My favorite tradition is sending and receiving Christmas cards with friends and family.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

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  22. We always decorate the tree together with Christmas music playing. And it's the kids' duty to pass out the presents. :D

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  23. My family doesn't celebrate Christmas, but we do always go ice skating around this time of year together. I also love sending Christmas cards all over the world to my friends.

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  24. being a feller canuck, i figger my win's in the bag! ;)lol

    cuz my folks're from northern europe, we always followed the skandahoovian trad of beginning xmas celebrations on 24th dec... often with the 'santa lucia' trad earlier, as well :D

    best to you and yours, jaime!

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  25. We always watch White Christmas on Christmas Eve after the service at church. We never ever watch it any other day of the year, and every member of the family is required to be present while the movie is playing. Then, after the movie is over, we all go to bed with Danny Kaye still singing about "Choreography" in our minds. It's a very nice tradition.

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  26. Sadly,we(my family) doesn't celebrate christmas :( but as child i always had this dream/wish to celebrate it,so that i can get a lots of gifts.The thing that changed with my age is as a child i wished for toys/dolls or something like that as gifts from Santa,but now as a teenager i wish for books :)

    sweety225(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  27. I always fill up Christmas stockings for my parents - ever since high school. And my mom fills up mine and my brother and his family. Yes, I have the better end of the deal. ;)

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  28. The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of my favorite Christmas movies/traditions as well!

    Thanks for this great giveaway - Legend is definitely on my to-read list.

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  29. Parties! Lots and lots of parties. With my family, my hubby's family, my extended family, my hubby's extended family, his work, our church, my friends. I love it.

    Awesome giveaway! The finger 'stashes are hilarious!

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  30. We make traditional Mexican food: Pozole and tamales.

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  31. Christmas starts when the entire family gets together - whatever day that is. Then we eat, sing Christmas songs, eat, go to church, eat and open presents, and then eat... Hmmm, I think I see a trend!
    Thanks for the giveaway. The book sounds great and the finger 'stashes are hysterical!

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  32. For Christmas, my family usually go to a restaurant and eat, if there is not too much snow! Given that there is a 90% chance it will snow during Christmas (where I live), my cousins and I also build snow-people :)

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  33. My family usually gets together and has a huge braai (the South African version of a barbecue) to celebrate the holiday. This time of the year is all about family for us:)

    Thanks for this great giveaway! I'm really hoping to win- I've heard so many great things about Legend:)

    Sarah

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  34. WE get together and Sing and make cookies

    robinblankenship@Gmail.com

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  35. Not very original, but I love decorating the Christmas tree and the rest of my house for Christmas. We always spend the weekend after Thanksgiving decorating, my kids love it, they start bugging me about decorating as soon as Halloween is over!!

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  36. Special traditions for us are baking Christmas cookies, looking for our elf on a shelf every morning, and just spending time together as a family.

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  37. We always hunt down and slay a fatted Christmas tree the second weekend of Dec. Then for Christmas, we usually make a Chanukah meal since we're too busy in the time leading up to Christmas to do a proper Chanukah meal. AND we have the radio in the car permanently (for the season) set on a Christmas music station.

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  38. My favorite tradition is opening a gift on Christmas Eve! It makes the wait a tiny bit more bearable. :)

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