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December 02, 2009

It's Giveaway Day again!

Giveaway Day!

This is Flakey the rag-snowflake. He's an unique little snowflake at about 22 cm tall.
Flakey made out of soft snowy white flannel and his nose is appliqued stripy blue cotton. He has little button eyes and he's wearing snuggly cotton gingham pyjamas with mother-of-pearl buttons on the back.
Flakey is filled with rags and wool.

PJ buttons

Since going to bed early makes Santa come quicker, Flakey has donned his PJs and is going to sleep now in order to make the presents come faster!

Snowy sleep

To celebrate the spirit of Christmas and the joy of giving I'm taking part in Giveaway Day, and thus I'm giving Flakey the rag-snowflake away to one lucky person who leaves a comment on what they enjoy most about Christmas here on this entry between today and the 6th of December (that's our Independence Day here in Finland!). Every commenter will be assigned a number, with the first person to comment being number 1 and the second commenter would be number 2 and so forth, and then on the 6th, I'll randomly draw a number to see who Flakey will be going home to (I'm happy to ship internationally, so it doesn't matter where you live).

Check out the whole long, long, long list of other wonderful crafters participating in Giveaway Day, too, they're all listed at the Sew Mama Sew-blog!

The best thing about Christmas for me is the decorations, I put up my Christmas lights up yesterday while listening to Christmas songs and I'm really looking forward to getting a real Christmas tree to decorate again. I buy a few new Christmas tree decorations every year, with most of them being bird-related in some way.
I do like Christmas music a lot too, and I tend to listen to it pretty much every day come December. Oh, and Christmas food! I love Christmas food! Joulutortut (Christmas tarts) and glögi (mulled wine) and porkkanalaatikko (carrot casserole) are at the top of my list of things I want to eat at Christmas. :)

Added on the 6th of December:
Commenting is closed now, and a winner has been picked. Thank you so much to everyone who commented, you've made this a super giveaway!



I fell in love with this pupet...

No matter what happens I'll want one for my chil to be born!!!

I'm all about the decoration too. I just bought some more yesterday, lovely perlish green and purple balls! Yeppeeee.
Being the second to comment here I guess I won't have much of a chance to win this wonderful little fella, like last year, but worth a try, right? :D

I love Christmas because it's a wonderful time for food extravaganza... I love the traditional as well as the unusual.

And also, the older I get the more I appreciate giving gifts rather than receiving them. The whole process of planning, ordering or making myself and then wrapping is such a great lead-up to the day itself. :-)

The happy atmosphere in the air in December. Somehow people seems to be nicer and kinder than usual.

how very cute!! my favorite part of Christmas is spending time with my family (cutting down the tree, decorating the house, making the gingerbread house, baking,etc.)
~amy mcw

I just enjoy the general atmosphere of Christmas! I love Christmas music, the colors, everything :) It's very warm to me.

Very cute! I saw your post on DeviantArt, this guy it great!

I think my favourite thing about Christmas and the build up to it is the smells!
We started lighting fires with coal and peat turfs in our fireplace which is great. Fresh baked mince pies are wonderful and of course the piney-ness of a christmas tree. Brilliant!

I love taking the Christmas season slowly and savoring it as it comes. Cutting a tree one day, making decorations with my family, sharing homemade gingerbread cookies with teaches, etc.

OMG! That is sooooooooo adorable!!
Would love to win!!^0^

My favourite thing about x'mas is holidays!!! times off work:p

I love...everything! The smell, the music, the togetherness, the presents! <3

Love love your little guy!

My favourite bit about Christmas: why, dressing the tree, of course! I adore it! - unfortunately I won't get to do that until the last minute this year, as I'm moving on the 16th December...! But it'll be the single thing I look most forward to. That and snuggling on the sofa watching Christmas telly on the day itself with my boy, in our new place :D Maybe it's the second thing, actually *L*. That snowflake pickle would look very cute on our new bed *hopes*

Wonderful giveaway, Eerika! 'splat xx

This is TOTALLLLLYYYY CUTE!!!!! I hope you'll be mine...I love Christmases because we get to spend it with family

My favorite thing is picking out presents :)

Love the softie snowflake. Your style is so cute. I enjoy being with my family during Christmas. It's relaxing.

OMG dear!! I want it!! and i live in Norway now!! So I am on theme with the winter!!!!

What an adorable little guy! I love the anticipation of my children for Christmas morning. I think we all become child like at this time of year.

Awww, so adorable. I love the spirit of Christmas.My family comes together from all around Finland, we go to church and afterjust talk and eat and enjoy ourselves. It gets reallu quiet here too during Christmas eve. I'ts so peaceful.

Love this. So so cute! I love the ornaments (decorations) throughout the house. I love getting together with family and just enjoying their company. I love when the weather gets cold and fireplace comes on.

Thank you for doing this cute giveaway!

How cute is that?! :)

I love everything about Christmas! It's my favorite holiday.

Thanks for the chance!!

Here is my giveaway: http://shealynnbenner.blogspot.com/

Me me me, want want want!

I love your snowflakes XD One of my favorite things about Christmas is giving presents...and shopping for them. I am horrible at keeping surprises so I usually make them open it right when I buy it or I will end up telling them what it is! lol
And of course, I love the food and baking ^___^

He's a real cute snowflake...what I love best about Christmas...watching my kids delight in all the wonders and new surprises that await them

My favorite thing about Christmas is picking out presents and then seeing people light up over what I have given them, whether purchased or handmade. I love bringing a smile to others!

And I love love LOVE your plush!

Flakey is absolutely adorable.

It's so hard to choose my most favorite thing about Christmas, there are so many! I think it might be visiting with friends and family. I live far away from all of my friends and most of my family, so getting to see them over the holidays is magical!

I love the joy I find at making gifts for others--and the joy and love they feel receiving it!

I love seeing my kids' excitement Christmas morning after Santa came for a visit!
Flakey is so cute!


This Christmas is going to be a very special one, I get to spend it with my husband and our brand new baby girl Lumi. it's her first Christmas

Oh how sweet! What I love about the Holidays is having my brother home. He is in the army and lives a few provinces over, so we only get to see him once a year at best.

I love seeing my nephew opening the gifts!
I would like to win this giveaway, this will be a great Christmas present!
Flakey is adorable.

Thank You =)


The best thing about Christmas is the excitement of it all! I love how so many people just seem to be giddy all of the sudden! It's just so fun and you can feel the festive nature of the season in the air!

The thing I love most about Christmas the chance to create new family traditions. I love combining mine and my husbands experiences to make a whole new and unique experience for my daughter. I believe no two Christmasses are the same, just like snowflakes!! xx

My favorite part of Christmas is doing the Advent wreath. I love listening to the story of the birth of Christ being told over the four Sundays of Advent.

I love Flakey I love watching my girls open their gifts x-mas morning!

What i like about christmas. I think i like the planning most, feeling the christmas vibe and going with it. I'm chaotic most of the year, but when it's about christmas i take my time thinking about the people i love, the gifts i can give them. Finding new things to put in our family christmas tree and the food to make.

I get an overwhelming feeling of joy this time of year. Christmas is great weeks in advance, not just on the day itself.

That being said: Merry christmas!!

That is so cute.

Oh, he is too cute! Thanks for the chance to win. My favourite part of Christmas is the smell - the tree, oranges, cookies with cinnamon and ginger, the smell of cold and snow as visitors stop by.

I'm also hosting a giveaway - please feel free to visit!

I love watching my husband get as excited as my son getting ready for the season.

My favorite thing is having all my family home to play together!

My favourite thing about the holidays, other than the family time, has to be the food. We have treats that are only made at christmas, so I wait all year for this!

For me the best thing about Christmas is picking out the perfect present. I like to hunt all over and really think about a little treat that would spoil someone! And it doesn't have to be expensive, a lot of times it's handmade by me with love. That's my favorite planning my gift list.

I know it sounds so shallow and greedy, but my favorite thing about Christmas is getting gifts! I love to give, too, but the little kid in me still loves opening presents that are just for me!

I love putting up our tree while enjoying christmas cookies and eggnog!


I love him!!
I love the warmth of Christmas even though the weather is cold and I love going to the worship service at church every year with my family.

How cute is that little snowflake ? Love him.
My favorite part of Christmas ? i love it all but I especially like the baking of cookies and candy making with my 6 y/o and then donning it all up in pretty tins to take around to the neighbors

Awesome giveaway!

i love it! happy giveaway day! here's mine http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2009/12/the-gift-box-a-giveaway/

i love this! i love the design. thanks for teh opportunity to make him my own. :-)

I love all the food and making cookies.

This little guy is so, so cute!! I know exactly who I would gift him to for Christmas! My favorite part of Christmas is two things: 1. making all gifting all my homemade presents, and 2. being with all my family!

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