Thursday, October 1, 2009

Countdown to 12 Weeks of Christmas

Tonight I'm packing my bag to go on a much anticipated road trip! I can NOT wait to get to the Canton Trade Days tomorrow. I am on a {VERY} limited budget, but that just makes it all the more fun. When I get back it will be time for the very first 12 Weeks of Christmas Post! If you don't know what I'm talking about, click on this button:

Twelve Weeks of Christmas

The theme for this first week is Christmas List. I think it will be so fun to see how everyone interprets the theme differently. Some ideas I came up with for the Christmas List post are:

  • your actual Christmas wish list (the obvious)
  • a list of all the stuff you do during the holidays
  • a child's sweet/comical list from years past

  • one of your lists from years past

  • how you keep organized (using lists?) during the season

  • a list of your favorite Christmas {fill in the blank} songs, foods, activities, movies, etc.

Week 1 Giveaway

This is a work still in progress, but you can kind of get the idea. It is a clipboard that hangs on the wall. You can use the clip to attach a picture, Christmas cards, an ornament, or even some type of LIST! I think it's cute and I hope YOU win it!

How to Enter the Week 1 Giveaway (2 chances)

1. Leave a comment after you have linked up to the 12 Weeks of Christmas: Christmas List. Be sure to add the button to your post so everyone can find the celebration. and/or...

2. Leave a seperate comment letting me know you are a follower.

The BIG Giveaway!

Remember, there will be a special giveaway at the very end of the 12 weeks for all those who participate every single week. Let's just say if you like the gifts all along the way then you will REALLY like the BIG giveaway. You may recieve an extra entry if you host one of the giveaways (email me if interested We already have some GREAT giveaway gifts being hosted by other fabulous bloggers! Can't wait for you to see!

Some Buttons

If you want, grab the button for 12 Weeks of Christmas. While you're at it, go ahead and grab the Red Writing button, also! I am so proud of them--took me FOREVER to figure out how to do that. Whew! Thanks Cheri!

Twelve Weeks of Christmas

Red Writing

Now I'm off to finish packing. Looking forward to seeing your list on Sunday! Canton, here I come. Whoo hoo!

This post is linked to A Beautiful Life @ The Inspired Room--cause Christmas is a VERY beautiful thing!


  1. I'm so excited! I have also been thinking about Christmas a lot, and have some great thpughts for gifts to make:)

  2. Oh Keelie. You had me at "List."

    You're going to die when I tell you this.

    I actually have a Christmas Binder. In it I have (dare I confess this?) an actual graph paper with a schematic drawing of my holiday floor plan. In fact, I am sitting at my computer desk right now, looking at my four huge rubber maid tubs, which I just lugged inside yesterday, (seriously, yesterday) and went through, taking my inventory so I know what will be placed where. (does this disqualify me as a nutcase? My man says "yes.")

    I have a Christmas card list of who I sent and received from last year.
    A list of what I need to replace such as lights, broken ornaments etc.
    I have my gift list- people to buy for, with ideas and approx. costs.
    And I have clippings for decorating ideas, baking ideas, and craft ideas.
    I am also making a song download list.
    I normally have a baking and shopping list, but my daughter has a corn syrup allergy and I just haven't gotten that all figured out yet... how do you make fudge with out using any corn products such as marshmallow creme? I will be on that shortly.

    Oh I love this fun post girl.

  3. I am headed to Canton Sat and Sun....As soon as I get home from market on Tuesday , we can talk about how I have help you get the word out about your Twelve Weeks of Christmas .....

  4. I want to join in, what do I do????


  5. Buy me something good at Canton! ;-) Have a blast!

  6. Alright, I found your blog from the inspired room are awesome! I'm following! yay!

  7. How fun Keelie! I love Christmas too-and it would be fun to see everyone's cool Christmas posts!

    And thanks too for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

    Have a great weekend!

  8. I am a follower of yours and love your new posts for Christmas.

    Since 1993, I purchased a Christmas Memories book which houses 20 years worth of Christmas memories in it for you to fill. Each year, I take it out and spend priceless moments looking back at letters for Santa our kids have written, that I have kept, lists for presents, company we have shared, our family's pictures, favorite Christmas cards and tree pictures. It provides such warmth and comfort to see how we overcame difficult holidays where we had very little money and times where we had abundances.

    This is a must for every family and even now, last year, I bought one for my oldest daughter to capture her next 20 years in her own words.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  9. Wow! Looks like I found you just in time to join you in the 12 Weeks of Christmas, I'm so excited! I grabbed one of your widgets so I'm all set to go on Sunday! Can't wait to share my own lists!

  10. I am a Christmas fan and loving that you are doing this!!! :) You are full of fabulous ideas and I love your new blog buttons!

  11. i just found your blog today and i'm loving it!! i'm following on blogger now!

  12. The "Canton Trade Days" rock! I made lots of buying trips out to Canton for my shop (Antique Shop) and always filled up the U-Haul with lots of goodies! Did you know that you can shop as early as Wednesday? I would be there at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday and would be finished by noon on Thursday...looove those "early birds"! Hope you have a great week.


  13. Oh I LOVE this idea and your blog. Thanks so much and I am looking forward to a new theme each week from you. what a great idea!!!!

  14. OK, being d'oh here. Where does the button paste go? Under gadgets? Thanks!