It’s GIVEAWAY time!
Dec 7, 2015
UPDATE: Congratulations to Michele and Teralyn–the winners from the blog and newsletter “All you need is tea, warm socks, and a frog” giveaway! 🙂
Everyone knows the old adage: all you need is tea, warm socks, and a frog.
After all, tea and warm socks relax and soothe away stresses. As for a frog… Well, maybe that wasn’t always included in the list. However, finding the right frog is an essential part of happily ever after.
Just ask Ivy, the heroine in “The Duke’s Christmas Wish,” my novella in ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKE. She might even tell you that frogs can be rather romantic. But I’ll let you decide for yourself. 😉
That’s why I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY! I’m so excited about the upcoming paperback release of ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKE that I’m going to send an advanced copy to one winner, along with an assortment of goodies.
The prize pack includes a copy of ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKE, a $15 Starbucks gift card, a pair of super cozy frog socks, chocolate, and a frog Christmas ornament.
To enter, just add a comment to this post, telling me about your favorite/wackiest Christmas ornament.
I’ll select one winner at random at the end of the day, Wednesday, December 9th.
Warm wishes and happy reading,
28 Comments • Comments Feed
Dina S says:
my favorite ornament is one made by my daughters when they were little <3
On December 7, 2015 at 9:52 am
Diana Tidlund says:
older brother had MD growing up… I had epilepsy… we were close… when I was 9 he bought me a Hallmark Christmas ornament.. a porcelain doll ornament … I loved it… he made sure to buy me a new one yearly until 1987… he was hospitalized and dying…. my family and I took over after that and I now have 37 years of Hallmark ornaments that I have collected…. davids first one still stays on my bedside table all these years later where I can look at it and feel closer to him year round… when the tree goes up it goes on my tree.
On December 7, 2015 at 9:56 am
Teralyn Coffee says:
What a precious story.
On December 7, 2015 at 11:02 am
Debi Murray says:
I remember making ornaments every year in art class at school. One year my brother made a Santa ornament that resembled Barney Rubble from the Flintstones. It just tickled ourselves silly! Every year, that ornament was placed front and center to remind us to laugh and it did just that.
On December 7, 2015 at 10:03 am
Kimia safavi says:
My favorite ornaments are the Hallmark holiday Barbies.
On December 7, 2015 at 10:35 am
elizabeth mirabal says:
My friend Judy gave me a Hallmark Christmas ornament with 2 friends on the ornament, that year was 1984 and it would hang on my tree every year as I a reminder of our lasting friendship. And last year my ornament broke. My sister though it was funny that I had this ornament for so long. That went Judy came to visit for the holiday she told her do you remember you gave my sister a ornament 30 years ago well is broke, I think you need buy her new ornament. We laugh about it. I’m still waiting for my ornament.
On December 7, 2015 at 10:53 am
Teralyn Coffee says:
Well, I’m not sure how wacky you would call it, but it’s a ceramic photo frame with a picture of my sister, brother and myself in 1968 sitting in front of one of those wonderful 60s icons, the aluminum tree. 🙂
On December 7, 2015 at 11:00 am
Rhiannon Rowland says:
When I was a young stay at home mom I was pretty crafty and made a snowman ornament out of a lightbulb. It is still one of my most favorite ornaments after all these years. Every year when I take it out of storage I am still happily surprised that it is not broken.
On December 7, 2015 at 11:52 am
Kate Sparks says:
The stockings that have my dogs names on them… made for them by their groomer!
On December 7, 2015 at 12:24 pm
Missie J says:
I hate to say this but my ornaments are all normal. Nothing weird or whacky about them,unless u count popcorn strings when I was little…lol
Thanks for a chance.
On December 7, 2015 at 12:36 pm
Donna B says:
My favorite is a sweet little Hallmark ornament from my older daughter’s first Christmas 37 years ago.
On December 7, 2015 at 2:08 pm
Dee Foster says:
My favorite ornaments are the ones we hang in memory of the pets we’ve lost. Unfortunately we had to add 2 this year.
On December 7, 2015 at 2:09 pm
Debbie H says:
My favorite ornament was made by my daughter when she was in school.
On December 7, 2015 at 2:14 pm
kelley doyle says:
My favorite ornaments are the ones my boys made when they were young.
On December 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm
Michele Hayes says:
My favorite Christmas ornaments are the three Baby’s First Christmas ornaments we bought for our three kids on their first Christmas.
On December 7, 2015 at 2:24 pm
Vivienne Lorret says:
Congratulations! Your name was chosen for the giveaway! 🙂 Please email me with your address so that I can ship your package before Christmas.
All the best,
On December 14, 2015 at 12:11 pm
Joy I says:
My favorite/unusual Christmas tree ornament is a green Gumby. For years, my boys wanted to hang him on the tree. He looked out of place but still a spot was reserved for him
On December 7, 2015 at 3:49 pm
Quinn Fforde says:
So many of our ornaments represent our children and our travels. It is hard to choose a favorite. If I had to pick one, it would be a handpainted eggshell with our last name written on it that we had made for us in Prague. That fragile thing has survived flights and moves and children.
On December 7, 2015 at 3:56 pm
When I was little I made an ornament with a pack of cigarrettes. My mom put it on her tree until last year! Lol, that’s true love.
On December 7, 2015 at 5:04 pm
We got married 30 years ago the day after Thanksgiving. I registered for Christmas items and received so many beautiful ornaments. I treasure them to this day!
On December 7, 2015 at 5:46 pm
Jeanne Miro says:
To be honest my husband and my favorite Christmas ornaments are the ones our grandchildren make us each year are our favorite gifts! One of the things we love so much is seeing how much their imaginations “grow” every year! Since their ages go from the youngest at 5 up to the oldest (who is much more serious) who is 16. Our oldest son has the 16 year old girl plus a 7 year old son and our younger son has two boys (5 and 8) as well as a girl who is 6. Our two younger grandsons have been the most “creative” and we always end up laughing when we open our gifts. The two girl even with the difference in their age are “true” girls and are into picking out their own clothes (some good choices the others not so much so). I think our younger granddaughter is trying to be as “grown-up” as her cousin!
On December 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm
Sandie W says:
For years I put up a snowman themed tree…one of my friends gave me a scary clown like snowman for my tree…nothing scarier than a clown!
On December 7, 2015 at 10:16 pm
angel on the tree
On December 8, 2015 at 2:25 am
Dawn Watson says:
Oh my to have the frog prince on my tree this Christmas would be lovely not to mention a good book to read!
On December 8, 2015 at 4:36 am
Dawn Watson says:
Oh and also my tree is as old as my parents if they were living in many ways well not the tree but I have an angel that has been tied to a tree trunk for 90 plus years and beads and bells that are at least 70 years old. My favorite I must say is my Mum’s angel who has seen better days but is tied to the tree each year anyways.
On December 8, 2015 at 4:39 am
Valerie Valicento says:
I don’t have a tree, but I have a stuffed moose that plays “Grandma got run over by a reindeer.” It’s my favorite.
On December 8, 2015 at 9:06 am
Mel K. says:
Happy Holidays, Vivienne! What a fantastic prize! I must say I do hope I win as I love holiday theme books and frogs. I’m so excited that ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKE is coming out in paperback.
My wackiest ornament is an ear of corn. 🙂
On December 8, 2015 at 9:10 am
Present box ornament 🙂
This books sounds fantastsic!
Happy Holidays to you and your family 🙂
Thank you for the amazing opportunity!
On December 8, 2015 at 5:32 pm