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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

the Great 2010 Stocking Giveaway!

found via Gingerbread Snowflakes



How about a giveaway to kick off December? I thought this sounded like a fun one to take part in, so I ran around madly yesterday, trying to finish my crazy-last-minute-idea and create something that resembles a stocking. How did I do?


I had the felt stocking shapes already cut (from a project in 2008 that I never finished). I stuck American Crafts Tinsel thickers on (with a bit of help from my hot glue gun - amazing how well it works when you use it properly!) The stocking is made with Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses line.

I'm happy to post International, but you may not receive your parcel in time for Christmas. To enter, leave a comment and tell me - do you leave stockings out for the jolly man in red?

Entries will be open until 12 midday AEST (we don't have daylight savings in Queensland) Wednesday December 8th. Only one entry per person, please. Winner will be chosen using random.org. Please leave an email address so I can contact you easily. Good luck!

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23 comments

  1. Super cute giveaway, Cate. :o) Yes, we put stockings out for the man in red. It's always been an annual tradition for us.

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  2. Yes, we leave felt stockings we made when the kids were little - they used to go out on the landing and not in their rooms because that the thought of Santa actually in a bedroom was a bit scary for my DD!

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  3. Yes, we put stockings out, but our girls know that it's mommy who fills them with all their wonderful goodies!

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  4. Of course we leave our stockings out on Christmas Eve!! Do you think there are some people who don't?????

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  5. Yes, both my girls leave out stockings that I made for them. Only Santa gets a little annoyed because I made them a little too big and they take some filling!!

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  6. we have a stocking outside ds bedroom door as he is such a light sleeper even the tooth fairy wakes him up!! lovely give-away xx

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  7. We don't do stockings now, but when the kids were little we did them occassionally. I found it was getting expensive to fill them for six kids! So some years on, some years off...the kids did enjoy them though.

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  8. I leave stockings out for my children and they are 27, 24 and 20!! this year one for my son in law as well....

    I am in Melbourne!

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  9. We use our stockings for decoration yet we no longer fill with gifts (My mother turns 80 soon). The stockings remind us of happy past family Christmases. Thanks for this giveaway. It is rather fun to visit so many new to me blogs.

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  10. We actually leave FIVE stockings out. Even though our children are grown, they each have their own stockings with gifties in them.

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  11. Love your giveaway, it's so cute, well I'm the only one to put stockings in this house, I'm a big fan of them, I do that, just hoping to find secret surprises inside of them..., yes... I do believe in Santa, lol

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  12. My family never really left stockings out until I started quilting
    Now of course the ones that I have made stockings for do so

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  13. We don't have the tradition of putting stockings up in Germany, but on St. Nicholas' Day (6th of December) the kids put their cleaned boots in front of their door and St. Nichloas will fill them with oranges and nuts and candy.

    Thanks for the giveaway, that's a fun stocking you made. :)

    Isabel

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  14. Gorgeous stocking and I love the banner. Great job!

    We leave out stockings every year for the fat guy. The stockings have all the goodies. Candy, treats, fruit and little fun things. Plus, for some reason there are always batteries in the stockings. Strange.


    (please don't include me)

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  15. What a fun giveaway. I do leave stockings out for anyone who is staying at my house over Christmas.

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  16. We don't leave stockings out any more but we use to when our kids were little. I love this time of year.
    Holly
    hollydaycloset@yahoo.com

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  17. Hi! I'm not sure I'm commenting in time or not as here it's still Dec 2nd at 6:30 pm. It will be interesting to see what time it is where you are when I hit post. I would love to be a part of your stocking giveaway. Thanks for the chance.!

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  18. oops, please count this in with the above comment rather than a separate one. I forgot to answer the question! Yes, we have 6 stockings by our fireplace including one for Pepper, our poochie. :)

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  19. I don't hang stockings, I put them under the tree. One is for my pet, too. Lovely giveaway.

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  20. Very cute giveaway :) We have stockings, although I keep telling the kids they are too old for them now, lol!

    lv,
    Joy

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  21. What a great giveaway. I only have one stocking, that I have put out for my grand-daughter each year since she was born. She is 9 now, & the one year I was a bit late putting it up, she promptly let me know! lol :)

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  22. Oh yes, we do stockings for everyone no matter what their age! I think being creative in shopping for the stocking stuffers is great fun. It's our tradition to put an orange or tangerine in the toe, along with some small chocolates. We wrap our stocking stuffers to make it more fun to find out what is in the stocking. Then on to the main event, the presents under the tree!

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  23. Yes, we always hang stockings. It's such a fun tradition!

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