Christmas (without presents) and Beyond

Merry Christmas!Well, how was your CHRISTmas? Ours was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.! and you know what? WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY PRESENTS! Shocking? For us too. LOL We found that financially we just could not afford presents this year and quiet honestly it has turned out to be the BEST.CHRISTMAS.EVER! No fighting lines, no “making sure I get the right present regardless of how many places I have to go”, nothing. It.was.wonderful! We simply got to focus on the TRUE reason for the season – Jesus’ birth.

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It truly was an AMAZING day!

So, with the close of Christmas and the looking toward next year, here are some exciting things coming up:

Studies I will be participating in (personal growth for me):

Having a H.E.A.R.T. For Your Kids book club hosted by Amanda over at The Pelsers
Devotional for the Disorganized hosted by Dandelion Seeds

I will also be participating in several fun blog hop giveaways (for YOU my readers):

** Cashin’ In the New Year runs December 30 – January 2 (CASH giveaway…amount TBD by the number of blogs participating at the time of this post it is at $120)

** Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012 runs  January 20 – 27 (giveaways are worth $25 or more)
My current giveaway consists of two items valued at $37 (it may grow more!):
A candle from White Lily Creations and Designs
The first Jonathan Park CD set from Vision Forum (WE LOVE Jonathan Park!)

** Cozy Up Book Hop runs January 23 – 29 (giveaways are books worth $10 or more)
I’m still working on what book I would like to giveaway so stay tuned!

** A Blogtastic Extravaganza runs January 23 – 28 (giveaways are worth $100 or more)
My current giveaway consists of the following items valued at $288 (it may grow more! and I may do two giveaways):
A candle from White Lily Creations and Designs
My Memories Suite (digital scrapbooking software)
Cook’n Recipe Software
Educational / Family games from Simply Fun
History of Christianity Course set with extra guide from Vision Forum

** Lots of Love runs February 1 – 14 (giveaways are worth $25 or more)
My current giveaway consists of three items valued at $82 (it may grow more!):
A candle from White Lily Creations and Designs
Family Strategies 10 cd Set by Vision Forum
Friendship Labels by Lovable Labels 

Make sure to “hop” on over for the above and enter the MANY chances to win MANY different prize packs!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

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One thought on “Christmas (without presents) and Beyond

  1. Susan December 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm Reply

    Dawn, it’s great that you had a more focused, enjoyable Christmas. Can you share some of the ways you kept the focus on our Savior? I’ll bet you have some great family traditions.

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