Friday, November 28, 2014

2014 Advent E-Calender Giveaway

My mom certainly knew how to make Christmas fun and exciting for her kids. One such treat were the Advent Calendars, which held center stage in our cozy farm kitchen hanging from a nail ... or was it tied by a ribbon from the curtain rod?

Since there were four of us, we'd have to take turns -- still, it was a lot of fun to rush out into the kitchen of a frozen December morning to see what hidden picture or saying had been revealed. Some years there were little chocolate treats.

Many years later, my sister and I had great delight in creating an advent calendar for my young nephews. We fashioned tiny ornaments from felt and fabric -- appliqued candy canes, a Christmas tree, a gingerbread man, the star, presents, a stocking, little pockets for chocolate treats, as well as the sweetest little Nativity scene that was always saved for December 24th. My sister still has it and, though her three sons are all grown now, it comes out each December to this day.

We're having an
Advent E-Calendar Giveaway

Because I have such fond memories of those advent calendars, I'm hosting an Advent Calendar Giveaway. It's not from paper or felt (and no, it doesn't have chocolates hidden behind the doors). This one is a true 21st century version, as it's an e-calendar and it comes to your email inbox from the beautiful art studio of Jacquie Lawson. Her advent calendars are magical and they bring out the little children in us, what with a new surprise to tickle our fancy every morning when we get up.

It was my blogging friend Lorrie @ Fabric Paper Thread who first introduced me to Jacquie Lawson's charming advent calendars, when she surprised me last year with one in my email inbox.

Oh my ... I had so much fun with it that now I want to YOU to have the same pleasure. That's why I'm giving away two calendars: the European Christmas Market and the Edwardian Country House. Click on the links under the calendars below, there's an opportunity to see a little more about each one.


Christmas Market Calendar


Edwardian Country House Calendar

Giveaway Now Closed


Wishing you a cozy day,
Brenda and Snowflake


  1. Ruth SakstadNovember 28, 2014

    Hi. Ruth Sakstad here hoping I can win an advent calendar. If memory serves me correctly one year when my sisters and I were quite young (about 50 years ago) we received an advent calendar from Norway. That was quite a delight for us.

  2. What a lovely original giveaway. I have never had an advent calendar and love the Edwardian house. Please enter me in the giveaway

  3. Hi. This sounds so exciting:) Isn't it the 'most wonderful time of the year'? A time to spread more love and cheer! Please enter my name. They are both lovely!

  4. I love advent calendars now and when I was a child...

  5. What a delightful giveaway! We have had advent calendars for many years, mostly the cardboard kind with the little opening doors, but a couple of years ago my husband bought a wooden one that caught his fancy. I have never seen an e-calendar, but these look so pretty!

  6. Hello Brenda
    Thanks for dropping by my winter snowflake teas and leaving a comment. Although I didn't have an advent calendar as a child, I've been buying one for our grandchildren for a number of years - of course the kind with the little chocolate surprise!
    Blogging or FB friends that send a little gift 'just because' are kind at heart and I've received a couple of parcels in the mail myself. Your new snowman is a whimsical little fellow and is sure to bring some joy to the coming days of the season.
    I would love to be entered in your draw.

  7. Hi Brenda...I LOVE that artist and hope I win. Sign me up.

    And thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, too! Hope your Thanksgiving was terrific. Susan

  8. Hello Brenda, I love your little Snowflake Snow man helping you with the coming advent calendar .I never had one as a child, but always gave my two children one every year, & they have carried on the tradition with their children, although in a different way as my daughters boys are 17 & 15 & will expect their advent tradition on the 1st Dec in what ever way my daughter chooses to give. I would love to be entered for your advent give away. Enjoy your weekend.

  9. I won't enter as I have just downloaded mine. I have them every year and love them!

  10. Brenda, what a special giveaway. I'm in.

  11. Hi Brenda, I love this idea..enter me please. thank you.
    I will be happy for whoever wins tho...:)
    thanks for your kind words on my blog. I want to focus my energies on other things this advent, but I will definitely drop by your beautiful spot. Blessings...xo.

  12. Would love to enter your giveaway Brenda! When I was growing up we had a handmade Advent calendar with little felt items to hook onto a felt tree on burlap that my Grandma made. It was so fun as a child. I had that, and paper ones for my children.
    These look lovely.

  13. A very Blessed Advent to you, Brenda!

  14. Thank you for the kind mention, Brenda. I've downloaded my own Jacquie Lawson calender and am looking forward to it beginning tomorrow!

  15. What a lovely and thoughtful giveaway for the Christmas season. I am getting in just in time. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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