Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop!


                  From this blog: $10 Starbucks gift card. Must be 18 years or older and live in the U.S.
                 1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $200 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

My favorite Christmas memory: I was really young... maybe 3 or 4. Whatever the age, I believed in Santa still. Anyway, I was on my way home from my grandma's house on Christmas Eve. My mother stopped to get some gas. Snow started to fall so I pressed my face to the window to watch the flakes hit the glass. The moon caught my attention and I just sat there in the dark, amazed by the beauty of the flakes floating around the brilliance of the moon's glow. And then it happened. A shadowed figure swooped across the moon's image. I smiled. Santa! I had seen Santa Clause. 

Now I know it wasn't Santa but I can still remember every part of that event... the view of the moon, the chill in the air, hearing my mom pump the gas, the feel of the glass against  my face... and that shadow (whatever it really was) kept me believing for a really long time! 

I'm trying to make someone else have a happy memory this year! I'm donating 50% of my royalties for Confessions to Chelsia's cancer treatment from Dec. 13-31 2012. Want to help her out? Buy Confessions here:

So tell me your best Christmas memory! 

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  1. Good morning! What a lovely memory. So glad you shared it with us. Thanks for dropping by my blog too.

  2. I always enjoy our town's Christmas Eve Carole sing around the green, followed by a candlelight church service.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  3. Thanks for sharing your memory with us.

  4. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  5. My favorite memory is going to my grandma's on Christmas Eve.

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  6. We go and see all the Christmas lights and decorations and then come home and have Hot Chocolate and cookies, we have been doing it for years.
    Merry Christmas

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  7. A favorite memory: when I was a child, my friends and I made little instruments so we could use them for caroling.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  8. Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  9. My favorite memories are waking early Christmas morning in the earliest hours of the morning. Creeping down stairs to see the beautiful lit tree surrounded by gifts.
    Merry Christmas, may your New Year be filled with books.

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  10. Merry Christmas :))) Wonderful memories.

  11. Best memories are when my grandmother was alive. She always barred her room to us when it was close to christmas and we were never allowed. But she and grandpa and uncle had piles of presents from family and friends and neighbors. I miss that

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  12. Happy Holidays! Great Giveaway!
    Christmas always creates wonderful memories for years to come!

  13. Spending it with my grandma who lived several states away:)
    Happy Holidays!

  14. i like to spend christmas eve watching christmas movies and reading

  15. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    My fav thing about the holidays are the awesome sparkly lights! We drive around on Christmas Eve and see them all while singing along with carols on the radio! My best memories are doing this with my Grandpa as a kid!

  16. Every Christmas Eve we go out to dinner and come home to watch the movie Elf.
    Thanks for the chance and Happy Holidays!

  17. Thanks for the great hop.
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  18. Baking cookies with my grandmother. Happy Holidays!

    mslasha at gmail dot com

  19. I remember one year laying in bad waiting to fall asleep when there was these bells and stomping on the roof,,oh wow,Santa was hear and I wasn't asleep.I was asleep in seconds it seemed. Now I know it was my Dad up there walking around with some bells,,or was it???

  20. we fell asleep once on the couch when i was little but i am a sound sleeper and didnt even here when the presents were put under the tree i woke up and they were all just there us kids were so excited
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  21. Opening presents when I was little. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  22. Just being with my mom. She passed 2 years ago & Christmas was her favorite time of the year.
    missie25524 @

  23. thanks for being part of the blog hop and sharing your memory... I think we all had one like that... My mom kept yelling at us to stay in bed because she was sure she saw one of us down stairs... needless to say it wasn't us and we heard noises on the roof and my mom swears there were gifts she didn't no of under the tree. I was about 9 so i remember it and my sisters and i being so quiet in case it was santa hoping that whatever was on the roof we would see fly away.

  24. Hello, thanks for the giveaway! And Merry Christmas! :)

  25. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  26. My favorite memory is of my grandfather and I decorating his Christmas tree.


  27. I'm spending this holiday season with my family and hoping to win so I can read more romances. I don't have an ereader. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

  28. My favorite thing about this season is cookies; I love making and eating them. Everyone is so willing to share.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  29. My favorite memory is baking cookies with kids as they were growing up, both are in college and still love to !

    Merry Christmas !