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The Stephanie Creekmur Christmas Giveaway!

December 13, 2013
We are down to less than two weeks until Christmas! I can't even believe it! We are still busy as can be getting any current orders out the door (we'll be making an official announcement on Monday, but we're closing up shop on the 18th!) but I wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU to all of our customers and friends! Y'all have made this year unbelievable and I'm so, so grateful!

SO - to say thank you, we are giving away a 2014 Planner and the Monogram and Baby It's Cold Outside prints! To enter just comment on this post telling me your favorite Christmas memory. A winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Monday!

Good luck and happy weekend, friends! :)

UPDATE: First let me just say how much I enjoyed reading all of your favorite Christmas memories! It was exactly what I needed to get me out of this "I'm going crazy trying to wrap up this shop for Christmas" slump! The winner of the giveaway was Su San (send your mailing address to hello@stephaniecreekmur.com and we'll get your present mailed out)! Her entry is below and I just love it! My family sometimes gathers around the piano while my grandma plays Christmas carols. We all sing and it is so fun so I loved this memory! Thanks y'all for sharing your treasured memories with me! I loved them all!! xo - Steph

SU SAN said...
Hi Stephanie, My favorite Christmas memory was when I was 9 years old and my parents, grandparents, and extended family gathered to sing Christmas songs after dinner. We sat in the living room with the only light coming from our Christmas tree. It was peaceful and comforting and I wished moments like that happened more often in our home. My parents argued like crazy the other 364 days of the year and as a kid I was grateful for the fragile truce that happened on Christmas day. We opened presents, went sledding, drank hot chocolate, and laughed. My parents split up a few years later so Christmas got much more peaceful...but I like the happy memory of us being together.

29 comments:

Kristina Proffitt said...

Ack! I'm number one and number one hardly gets chosen, but that's just how much I love your work and how proud I am of you, Stephanie! You are an inspiration to me! I am SO happy for you and how well you've done this year and I know that 2014 is only going to get better!

My favorite Christmas memory has to be the moment when my daughter was old enough to really open up her presents and to see her face light up Christmas morning was priceless. Being a Mama on Christmas is even more magical. :) Thanks for the chance, friend! Would LOVE one of those planners! Hugs! Merry Christmas!!

Lily said...

My best memories are the ones driving to my grandmothers house in the middle of Alabama looking for Santas sleigh out the sunroof on Christmas eve. Ha. I still do it.

Trendy Ink Designs said...

I was 7, my brother was 6. I stopped believing in Santa that year. To keep the magic alive a bit longer my parents surprised us Christmas morning with a go-cart. We were country kids in the 80s and dreamed of such a gift. Attached was a note written in calligraphy with burnt edges (as if it came down the chimney with st. Nick) that read, "merry Christmas! PS Brooke, you didn't believe ... Ridiculous! Love Santa Clause" -- I believed for another year or two. It was truly a magical experience as a child. My little girl will be two next week. I cannot wait to give her such experiences as well as instill in her the true meaning of Christmas. Christ's Birth. Merry Christmas! :)

Cara McGrady said...

Oh, be still my little heart! What a lovely giveaway! (Thanks!)
My favorite Christmas memory has to be driving around looking at Christmas lights with my great-grandparents who I was blessed to have around as long as I did. We each chose our favorite house & listened to Christmas songs on the radio as we drove up & down the streets. A wonderful family tradition for sure. :)

Kendra Doersam said...

Oh, favorite memory, I couldn't wait to go to my Grandma's house on Christmas Eve! We would wait for my Dad, who was a UPS driver that worked long hours on that day. It was always a magical night!

Mackenzie Leigh said...

My favorite Christmas memory was having a slumber party with my little sister every night on Christmas Eve, we would spend the entire night laughing, watching Christmas movies and listening for Santa. We still have slumber parties now, but with wine & rom coms!

Jenna said...

My favorite Christmas memory was when I was in 9th grade. My family flew from Wisconsin to my grandparents inVirginia for Christmas. The whole family cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents were there. It even snowed! That was the last Christmas we were all together as my Grandmother passed away that spring. That Christmas 20 years later still brings happy tears!

Madaline said...

I always loved Christmas as a kid, we always listened to the same CD and took turns opening presents until they were all gone. Sipping hot chocolate and using the Christmas dishes!

Paige & Paige said...

My favorite Christmas memory is when my dad cried after he opened a personalized coffee mug from my sister and I that read, "worlds best dad" covered with pictures of the three of us. We all embraced each other and just sobbed. It was such a beautiful moment. We were so grateful to have each other.

jezebel said...

making homemade christmas chocolates EVERY year, and tons of them! mmmm

Caryn Crowston said...

baking cookies with my daughter

HogPrin said...

One year my mom did the advent calendar in separate bags and it wast just for me, my brother had already moved to college. It was really special, one of my last times at home.

6c2d3cc6-645b-11e3-9bdb-000bcdcb2996 said...

favorite memory is going to my uncle's house on Christmas and seeing all the family. He would blow up balloons and put $ in them with names on each one. You would "pop" your balloon and see how much $ was there. I especially liked it as I got the left over balloons for the no shows. Such good memories....

Martine said...

My favourite memory was when my daughter was two and we gave her a toy kitchen for Christmas. She was speechless (which is saying something) and then refused to open any other gift she just wanted to play right away. She is 17 now and we still have that kitchen in the basement.

Mrs. Miller said...

My favorite Christmas memory was probably last year. When I had my twins to share it with. Family is definitely a blessing and seeing those two bundles of joy was a wonderful Christmas gift!

Jill McCaskey said...

Decorating the tree, baking, sitting by the fire and Christmas music!

Alexandra said...

My favorite Christmas memory is from childhood (which wasn't THAT long ago, but still). Every year my mother would read my younger brother (by four years) a Christmas book for our bedtime story, that particular year she read us "The Night Before Christmas." My brother slept in my room that night (he offered his room our aunt and cousin and was VERY excited about it because he wasn't ever allowed to sleep in my room), and we could hardly contain ourselves with excitement—our mom had to come into my room and tell us to go to bed or Santa would skip our house! We eventually fell asleep and around 5 am my brother woke me up saying "Santa came!" He had to prove it to me. We crept silently to the living room (where our grandpa was sleeping) and he showed me all the new presents that were under the tree. He went to our parents' room and tried to get them to wake up so we could open presents. They told him to go back to bed, so after he told me the news we went back to bed. Our parents finally woke us up, and my grandpa made us pancakes for breakfast that year.

KayKreative said...

How exciting, thank you for the great contest!

When I was a child in the midwest we had two traditions I loved most. The first was going to the mountains to cut down our own Christmas tree, and celebrating by taking my younger siblings sledding. We would have contests to see who could make the farthest distance from the hillside. The last year we went, my younger sister flew down the hill and way past the barrier of the sledding grounds, and into the creek! It was hilarious, and nothing a good cup of hot chocolate cant cure. Now, as a newlywed on the sunny coast, we are trying to borrow those traditions. We starting by hunting high and low for a tree farm, and cutting down our first tree, and then went sledding in the mountains!

Clotee S said...

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

Regards,
Clotee

Madelyn Ridgeway Events said...

My favorite Christmas memory is listening to the Temptations Christmas album with my family on Christmas day!

Kara-Anne Cheng said...

We're not big on celebrating Christmas here, but I'll give this a shot anyway. My favorite memory was getting out first Christmas tree (though fake...) and shopping for ornaments together as husband and wife and decorating the tree, with the Carpenters' Christmas album playing in the background (as well as some Bublé). We never had trees growing up and never had the full-on Christmas experience, so it was a great moment with just the two of us. :)

Thank you for the opportunity. You have some gorgeous stuff!!! :)

Rochelle said...

Funny now, but was not funny at the time. One year, my older sister decided she wanted to assign seating for opening gifts on Christmas morning. My brother and I had already taken our seats and didn't want to move for her. Things got heated, there were tears, and my parents made us all go back to our rooms to cool down so that we could start Christmas over. It's a story we all laugh about now!

Su San said...

Hi Stephanie, My favorite Christmas memory was when I was 9 years old and my parents, grandparents, and extended family gathered to sing Christmas songs after dinner. We sat in the living room with the only light coming from our Christmas tree. It was peaceful and comforting and I wished moments like that happened more often in our home. My parents argued like crazy the other 364 days of the year and as a kid I was grateful for the fragile truce that happened on Christmas day. We opened presents, went sledding, drank hot chocolate, and laughed. My parents split up a few years later so Christmas got much more peaceful...but I like the happy memory of us being together.

Jillian Dolberry said...

My favorite Christmas memory would about to be about 10 years ago. My sister was a senior in high school. Her and all of her friends were always a blast to be around, but almost always up to no good. Back then it was really "cool" to play pranks on friends and somewhat vandalize each others cars… all in "good fun" of course. Well, one of the pranks they would do to each other was to "flour" each others cars. So on Christmas Eve, as we were all at my parents house having a good time with close friends and family, my sisters friend Regina had to leave to make curfew. As she walks out side she notices that someone had "floured" her car. She freaks out trying to think of who could have done it. By this point everyone is out side looking at her car trying to solve the mystery of who it could have been. And then my Stepdad, with this huge grin on his face, leans over to my Mom and says, You didn't need that flour did you?

My quiet, sweet natured Stepdad had pulled one over on all of us!! It is by far one of the funniest memories to date. I had forgotten about it until now trying to search of a favorite memory! Thanks for making me remember!

Amy said...

My favorite was going to church on Christmas Eve and then coming home to open presents with family while enjoying cookies, crackers and cheese and all kinds of snacks. Back when life was much simpler and everyone got along with each other. ;)

Christie Jenkins said...

My favorite Christmas memory is always of the last Christmas. This past Christmas I was unable to attend our annual family Christmas due to my husband being sick. I did however get updates throughout the weekend. The very best one was of my niece and how she acquired her dirty santa gift for the exchange. She had taken a favorite print off of the wall of her uncles house (my brother) and wrapped it to be in the exchange. From the updates I received she was very nervous but the ones that did know what she had done was trying their best to keep in the laughter. Once the gift was opened the surprise of the family was one of shock and laughter! My brother thought it was the best thing anyone had ever done! I just wish I could have been there for it, but thankful I was included through technology. Love you! and Merry Christmas my dear sweet niece :)

Tasha said...

My fave Christmas memory would probably have to be when I was 7 or 8. We were on our way back home from my grandparents' house on Christmas Eve night and we saw a shooting star. My dad told me it was Santa. :)

Little Lady in the South said...

My favorite christmas memory is basically ever year. On Christmas eve my parents and I go to BOTH of my grandparents house for food and presents. I'm literally saying we eat TWO Christmas meals. I love spending time with my cousins and seeing them grow up. Putting together toys is always so fun and watching my dad play with the toys haha. Then we finally get home and have our own family Christmas sitting under our Christmas tree. I'm an only child so it's just three of us opening our gifts and having fun. We always bake cookies and watch a Christmas movie to end the night. On Christmas morning we have a huge breakfast and everyone comes over both family and friends. This has been our tradition for as long as I can remember, just typing this has gotten me so excited for this year! Merry Christmas!

Bella Joviality said...

My favorite Christmas memory is from when I was a child. We were celebrating the holiday at my aunt's home on Christmas eve. On the drive home, late at night, we REALLY saw Santa flying in the sky!!

Turns out it was just an airplane... but I still remember the excitement and rushing home (my parent's couldn't get home fast enough!) to hop in bed so Santa didn't fly over our house!

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