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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!


Oh, this guy is cute. My favourite part about Christmas is watching my little girl form attachment to the traditions that I held so dear as a child: decorating, cookie baking, putting out treats for Santa and enjoying special meals.

He's so great! I love making cookies and spending time with family.

Oh man! I wish I had known about this before - I would have made something to do the same thing with... maybe I still will ;P

Anywho, my favorite thing about Christmas is gingerbread. Hands down, my absolute favorite part of the holidays. I love the taste (and burn!) of real ginger root, but this time of year seems to be the only time when you can find things flavored with it, and I find myself adding it to everything (for example, this morning I had ginger snap cookies with ginger creamer in my coffee, and I have a ginger muffin for dessert this eve :D)

Why does ginger not get love (at least, here in the US) except at this time of year? I don't know, but I know it makes me warm and fuzzy inside, and feel happy, to have this rare treat :D

It most definitely makes putting up with angry or angsty family members that much easier (I got bribed with ginger gravy on our Thanksgiving last week to even show up ;P)

Oh! And, you need to post how to make a carrot casserole... that sounds amazing!

My favorite tradition is going to a Christmas eve service, and then going home and eating lots of food with my family.
I LOVE THIS SNOWFLAKE!!! It would make a great addition to my home!
Happy holidays!

Holy smokes that little guy is adorable! I love him :) As for Christmas, I like so many things - the tree, the decor, the candles . . . but my favorite thing now is seeing my 2 year old take it all in :)

excellent giveaway. absolutely adorable!

So cute- I'd love a chance!

I so enjoy watching the faces of my family as they open my handmade gifts!

Oh, he is soooo cute! I would love to win him for my nephew!

Love him. So dang cute. My favorite part of Christmas is telling my kids all the funny things they have done on Christmas past.

I am so in love with your snowflake, he's the best i've seen so far of all the sms list! I love a long table full with delicious food, specially those Xmas desserts that we only get to taste once a year :)

There's something about the season...
What I love now is all the Christmas themed things my daughter is bringing home from school - it's like the anticipation builds and everything is cozy and warm and wonderful.

I love the outdoor lights. For years we've taken meandering drives just to look at Christmas lights.

he is so cute! my favorite part of christmas is the whole feeling that's created with sewing, shopping, decorating - it's that anticipation of the perfect day of counting our blessings and enjoying the thoughtfulness of our loved ones. :)



The best part?


I think I'm in love with this little guy!! He's so stinking cute!

My favorite part of Christmas is Christmas eve, when my family gathers around the tree & fireplace, we sip hot apple cider, and each choose 1 present to open! Then we go to bed super early so Santa will come!

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My fav parts about Christmas is first, giving gifts. I love buying stuff for other people as well as making handmade gifts which is what I did this year. And secondly the food of course! I am a real glutton for food

Every year my parents and I open one present on Christmas eve and all the rest on Christmas day :)

...well, when I think about Christmas a word occur to me, warmth...THIS is exactly what I love in this period!
And now I'll keep my fingers crossed, because it should be simply fantastic to win Flakey, my birthday is forthcoming (the 4th of december)and he should be a perfect gift indeed!

Thanks so much for this generous chance...
a big hug from Italy,

My favorite part about Christmas is being with family and doing fun things. Like caroling, drinking hot chocolate, anything is fun with family. LOVE the snowflake!

I love Flakey! Too cute!

Flakey is so cute! :) My favorite part of Christmas is decorating, and giving gifts!

Oh my gosh! I actually laughed out loud when I saw him! so cute! I loved your description of how he was going to bed early.

I love decorating Xmas cookies with the kids. Love it!

He is wonderful! I most cherish spending time with my family & friends in a warm house with good food! Thank you for the giveaway.

Snow! Snowballs, snowmen, snowcats, snow angels... and coming in to a warm fire after playing in the snow.

I love the food and gathering with family! And Flakey is just too cute!

I love the hot apple cider and cookie making...okay and eating :)

great giveaway!

this is my first Christmas as a mum so I rather imagine I am about to have a whole new reason to love the season but for me it has always been the way Christmas seems to make everybody just that little bit nicer to each other.

I love the look on my son's face when he gets excited over all the Christmas decorations. He will be 2 on Dec. 18th and this little guy would be perfect for him! Thanks!

oh my goodness I love this little guy.

my favourite part about Christmas is getting to see all my family and friends. There are always so many parties an gatherings and meals and I love it!

thanks for sharing

Flakey is SO cute! My favorite thing about Christmas is SNOW! I don't get to see snow much anymore, having moved to California 3 years ago. But I try to get back to Michigan for the holidays. I love standing outside, late at night, in the hush of a newly fallen snow :-)

My fave thing about Christmas is all the great decorations. I love all of the great handmade items as well!

He is so cute!
My favorite thing about Christmas is really the preparations. The decorating, the gift making and/or shopping, the baking, the planning. I love it!

Flakey is just too sweet & I'd love to have him come live with me. He wouldn't have to hide away from the summer sun, ever!
Have a Merry Christmas!

So cute!! My kids would love this little guy!

Flakey is adorable!

I live in Denmark and we are enjoying the mulled wine, too. It is so nice to warm up with it in the winter. We just bought a tree and I am in love with bird ornaments too. They are really popular here!

I am a teacher-- I adore the vacation time to get to be home with my babies:)

What a perfect snowflake to do my snowdance with!!
Squeeel. cuuuuute!
The best thing about christmas for me is being with my family, watching my younger siblings being excited if Santa will come. The food of course and the presents.

Ahhh family and carols and love.... all favourites! What a cute giveaway!

I think I love it because it reminds me of when I was little, I used to get very excited about my presents, now I like that I can be with my family and most people seem to be in a good mood ;-)

My favorite part of Christmas is Christmas morning. Our children make breakfast and Mommy and Daddy are told to "don't wake up!" When breakfast is made, all of our children pile into our bed and we have a wonderful meal together. Memories I will treasure forever!

Flakey is gorgeous!
I love xmas! the songs, the decoration, the gifts, I love buying presents, the kindness that some people show, the campaigns to help other people. But it's a pitty that people don't do that the rest of the year.
And I love the cold in the xmas eve. Altough here in Portugal, the cold must be nothing compared to finland. I wish it could snow on xmas eve...

How lovely ! We have enough room and love for him at home !

I love pulling out all the decorations because it helps me to relive my wedding day (we got married at Christmas), the decorations from the wedding our our Christmas decor!

I love them!!

My favorite part of Christmas is being with my family. I've missed the last few Christmases because I was away at school or couldnt afford to get home for the holidays, so this year is going to be a real treat!

Oh, he is so cute! The best thing about Christmas this year is seeing it through my son's eyes. I can't wait to see him open his gifts!

Oh my... he's adorable.

This xmas I'm looking forward to seeing my son's eyes go saucer-wide at the sight of our lit up tree. It's only his 2nd xmas and I'm sure he remembers very little of last year so this one's going to be really special seeing him discover all the joys of having his family together, lots of lovely food, shiny and sparkly things and of course the odd present ;)

My Favorite thing about Christmas is making and recieving homemade gifts from my family. We started doing this when I was 6 or something because we were really poor and loved it so much 18 years later it's still a tradition!

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