Wednesday, November 18, 2009

'Tis The Season Thursday *Giveaway*


The Winner of the Kristen Scott Greeting Card is Kariane from Ravenous Reader.

We started a really cool tradition in our home two Christmases ago. We call it the 3 gifts tradition. I did not come up with this on my own. Someone suggested it on a christian moms forum I am a part of and I adopted it.

Here's how it works:

Each child in our house gets three gifts from mom and dad. Mom and dad each get three gifts from each other.
The three gifts have rules however:

Gift #1- This gift represents gold. It is a gift that the receiver will love. This is usually the biggest gift for that person.  The most effort goes into this gift.

Gift #2- This gift represents myrrh.  It is a gift for the receiver's body.  Usually pajamas for the kids.  Some of mine and Craig's gifts in this category were cosmetics, a new pillow and insulated work gloves.

Gift #3- This gift represents frankincense. This is a gift to enhance the receiver's personal walk with God. In the past our children have gotten Veggie Tales and Hermie DVDs, Craig gave me a subscription to Today's Christian Woman and I gave him a Hank Hanograff bible.

This style of gift giving helps us to not go overboard and reminds us of the gifts the wise men gave Jesus.

Link up your holiday posts below.  Anything from recipes to decor, gifts to devotionals.  I look forward to reading about you family's traditions.

For some great myrrh gift ideas check out Dakota Thunder.  Shelley from Dakota Thunder has a vast array of fun and unique jewelery pieces.

Here are some of my favorites:
Circles of Green Necklace



Capiz Shell Earrings


Turquoise and Agate Set



Blue Flower Glass Necklace


Win It:
Shelley has generously offered to giveaway the Blue Flower Necklace picture above.
Here's How:
Mandatory- Go to Dakota Thunder's shop and leave me a comment telling me your favorite item for sale there.

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Rules:
The Winner will be chosen by random.org. Contest is open until Wednesday November 25 at 5pm PAC time. Winner has 48 hours to respond with mailing info.  If the winner does not respond or I can not contact the winner a new winner will be chosen.
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36 comments:

Tracey said...

I like the Butterfly Rhinestone necklace.
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Terra said...

that is a way cool tradition! I don't feel ready to link up yet, I do have a gifty post up today and have done a few others but I haven't really gotten "personal" about traditions etc yet this year.

Also, While I think that necklace is BEAUTIFUL please let someone else win the giveaway! I can't give it the love it deserves!

He & Me + 3 said...

Beuatiful necklace. We do the three gift thing too. Great job with the representation though. Love that.

Jackie said...

Great tradition! I know of others who do this. I like how your gifts represent the gifts given to Jesus.

Tina said...

What a beautiful necklace. It was hard to choose. I also liked the Dichroic Green and Purple necklace. What a wonderful tradition your family has. I will pass it on to some of my friends.
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Cassie said...

I love that idea for gift giving!

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Love black and red jmper set

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haydensmommy05 said...

The black and blue jumpring necklace is beautiful!!
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I am a follower!
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AmandaK said...

I love both the Rainbow Dragonfly Necklace and the Black Czech and Steel Necklace! Thanks for the chance!

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DEBIJOT said...

My favorite is the dragonfly necklace.

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maxfate said...

My favorite are the Star Dangle Earrings.

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Andrea (ace1028) said...

The B&W and Green Glass bracelets are beautiful, but the sparkle heart necklace is my fave!

GroverFamily said...

i like the shell flower necklace
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SH said...

I love the Black Glass Moon Necklace
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Amanda said...

I like the sparkle heart necklace.

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Amanda said...

I follow.

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Katie said...

I love the Turquoise and Agate set and the photo albums are also cute.
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RR said...

I like the Black Glass Moon Necklace.

Sue said...

I love the 3 gifts idea! My parents usually did that but I had no idea that there was significant meaning to it. We always got our pj's on Christmas Eve... that way we looked good in the "hanging the stockings" photos and home movies ;-)

Thanks for sharing that!

Angela said...

The turquoise flower necklace is great.
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Birdie S. said...

I love the Capiz Shell Earrings birdson@roadrunner.com

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Jenny said...

My favorite piece is the dragofly necklace.

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Kristin said...

I like the white oyster shell earrings.

Anonymous said...

I like the rainbow dragonfly necklace. Jackie hotbunz81@hotmail.com

Sarah P said...

You already listed it, but I really do like the circles of green necklace!

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