Holiday Gift Card Giveaway

Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop

Christmas is coming! It’s my favorite time of year. The focal point for our family is, of course, Christ’s birth. However there are many other wonderful aspects that we enjoy as well. Decorations, gifts, good food, family & friends, warm season spirits of giving  sharing…

{In fact, today is December 1st and we’re decorating, starting our advent calendars and also our Jesse tree!!}

While I’d love to give a Christmas gift to all my readers, that isn’t possible. I would like to give one lucky reader an early Christmas gift though.

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If you’d like to win a $50 gift card to or a $40 gift card to there are four easy ways to enter! Enter once or up to four times, it’s up to you! Make sure you leave a separate comment for each though.

  1. Leave a comment on this post, any comment will do; something about yourself, about Christmas, whatever. How easy is that?
  2. Follow my blog via GFC (right sidebar)
  3. Subscribe to my RSS Feed
  4. Subscribe via email


  • Winner chosen via and must respond to email notification within a week otherwise a new winner will be chosen based on most interesting comment.
  • Open worldwide 🙂
  • Be sure to visit the other blogs in the Giveaway Gift Hop. Just click the button above.
  • There is only one prize and it is winners choice, depending on where they live.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the holidays and spending time with my family, such a cozy time of the year. kekagel(at)

  2. I would love to be entered to win! I bought my mom a Kindle for christmas, and it would be great to give her an amazon GC along with it!

  3. My first visit to your blog and I really like it- I’m a SAHM too and share lots of your interests so I’m glad I found you 🙂
    Thanks for the fab giveaway

    • Being a SAHM is pretty rewarding, awesome, frustrating, overwhelming and an incredible blessing isn’t it? It’s always nice to know someone else is going through the same things too!

    • I love the convenience of Amazon but did you know Book Depository offers free shipping on every book, regardless of price – no min. order and no tax? I have to admit, I’ve been doing a lot of shopping there lately. I’d have offered the gift card to there but they don’t have gift certificates. They’re pretty awesome though. Check them out!

    • They do make life easy! Did you know Book Depository offers free shipping on every book, regardless of price – no min. order and no tax? I have to admit, I’ve been doing a lot of shopping there lately. I’d have offered the gift card to there but they don’t have gift certificates. They’re pretty awesome though. Check them out!

  4. I would love to win this.. I love Christmas and I could buy gifts for family. thank you for the chance.

  5. I love christmas shopping and getting someone that PERFECT gift!! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    megankyser at gmail dot com

  6. I love Christmas eve with my kids. We open a new book and pjs and enjoy being a family that evening.

  7. I will leave one of my wandering thoughts comments. I live in WNY, where it snows a lot. I always wish for a not white Christmas!

    Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

    • I used to live in Northern Ontario =tons of snow. In southern Ontario we often have a not-white Christmas. Send your snow here please!!

  8. I live in the US. I am blessed to have some of the best friends in the world. I am also blessed with 7 save/rescue cats.

  9. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE December! It’s such a wonderful, cheerful and merry month! Thanks so much 🙂

  10. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that it’s almost Christmas. Seems this year has went by way too fast. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Please count me in to win.

  11. Christmas is a time of great joy at my house!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes

  12. I follow in GFC!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes

  13. I’m an email subscriber, too!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes

  14. I subscribe to this RSS feed so I don’t miss a thing!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes

  15. I would love to win this giveaway. I am GFC follower of your site and I was Born, Bred, Raised and some would say Manufactured in the USA. I am really looking forward to Christmas this year with my six year old grandson! What else could be better?

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.


  16. Hi! What an awesome giveaway. This will be our first christmas away from family since we moved all the way to Texas from Georgia.

  17. I like reading your blog 🙂
    our speaciale Christmas thing we do is called ADORNAMENTS it was an accopanying childs book called what Nick and Holly fournd in the attic….each night we read it and take turns hanging the ornament on the tree. Our older boys take turns also reading the devotion on the inside of the ornament!! It is the BEST christmas gift I ever got our adornaments.

  18. I am a Christmas lights fanatic and am so happy to be living in a village that literally lights up the night with all of the outdoor Christmas lights.

  19. i love this time of year because it means spending lots of time with friends and family. and it’s the only month of the year that i enjoy snow!
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

  20. I follow via GFC (FreakChiq)

    You wanna know something about me and/or christmas? Hmm. I eat too much during this holiday. :)) It’s the same every year. But it’s cold outside. We need to be warm, right? 😀

    Thanks for making the giveaway international!


  21. I think Christmas is th best season to be with our family and friends. It is the season of giving. It only happens once a year so why not enjoy it to the fullest?

    Email subscriber
    follower in GFC

  22. A Chapters GC would help with the Christmas shopping…or maybe I could treat myself :).

    I am also a RSS subscriber via Google Reader.

  23. I love christmas. It will be my daughter’s first. I am praying that we can teach her to celebrate Jesus and not gifts. But a little gift fun sure makes for some good family memories.

  24. I am so happy to have found your blog again. I noticed a comment you posted at Simple Mom. I love the Christmas season. It’s even better since having my own children who find the wonder in EVERYTHING. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  25. Great giveaway! I could use either prize! It’s Dec. 1st and it’s snowing here and i’ve got two sick kiddos who can’t go outside to play in it 🙁 I think we’ll make gingerbread instead 🙂

  26. What a nice giveaway! I am so excited about christmas! I would give the card to my daughter if I win! She is a bookaholic!

  27. This would be great to get my hubby a little something extra since his birthday and Christmas are 2 weeks apart and he usually gets a combined gift due to finances.

  28. I love Xmas and this will be our first Christmas where we are actually home – going to be interesting.

    baychriz at gmail dot com

  29. i love Christmas time and am so excited to have my family home for holidays. Thanks for taking the time to do this giveaway.

  30. Hi! My name’s Irina and I’m from Romania.
    Winter’s my favorite season and I cannot wait for Christmas 😀 Winter holidays are the best! I love buying presents for my family and friends. ^^

  31. Last, I’m subscribed via mail as well.
    Thank you!♥


  32. My favorite Christmas tradition is our Christmas breakfast. We don’t do a big dinner, but we love a big breakfast with all the trimmings. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day!


  33. Thanks so much for this great giveaway! Christmas is my favorite time of year and this giftcard would really help out with the shopping!!

  34. I love Christmas, especially when I get to travel to snowy places and dunk everyone in snow! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  35. Thanks so much for this giveaway. I’m just starting to blog and this hop has really been a great way for me to see what others are doing!
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

  36. I love letting my kids help put the Christmas ornaments on and seeing the concentrated spots and the empty spots!

    • @ Tamera -we decorated our tree this morning. My littles are 2 and 3; the bottom from of the tree has multiple ornaments on each branch. The sides and top are bare. I’m leaving it like that because it makes me laugh. I think most of us can relate!!

  37. I love this Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop, because I found lots of giveaways that are open internationally. It would be such a nice Christmas present if I’d won one.
    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  38. One of my favorite Christmas ornaments are handones I made. Each ornament is a picture of a family member(s) in between glass and taped with Silver Foil Copper tape. On the backside of the ornament I put decorative paper and write who is in the picture and the date (if I have one)
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

  39. Thanks so much for participating in this wonderful giveaway fest.
    Love & Hugs,

  40. Let’s see, random comment. I looked on the chapter site and found that Canada has it’s own version of the Kindle!

  41. Christmas is my favorite time of year – being around family, having my husband take time off of work, seeing the kids happy with gifts and the lights and decorations!

  42. I haven’t yet started with holiday decorating but my daughter says we have to today. So when she gets home I suppose all the fun will begin! I really am just not into it this year 🙁 First time ever cause I usually LOVE Christmas!
    Thanks for the giveaway! I could REALLY use this for amazon. We’re quite short on gifts this year.
    candace_redinger at yahoo dot com

  43. Thanks for the chance! I am looking forward to celebrating the holidays with my one year old daughter!

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  44. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway! One of the things I like most about Christmas is getting to spend time with family that I don’t see that often throughout the year.
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  45. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the holidays and my favorite way to relax is watching Christmas movies on TV

    nblexp ( at ) gmail (dot) com

  46. I am on the Holiday Hop Giveaway and a new participant. #224 on the Lucky Linky List of 224. (better late than never)
    Could you please follow me back at
    I would be tickled to mail a US entrant a certificate for a free night’s stay in a LaQuinta Inn of their choice (tax included)
    If you have holiday travel planned, this could come in handy-dandy!
    Hop over to my blog and enter up if you are interested. Thanks.
    geneveve2 at gmail dot com

  47. Thanks for participating in the giveaway! I can’t wait for the family gatherings to start, especially Noche Buena. I expect to gain a few pounds 🙂

  48. I love Christmas! We have a 13ft x 3.5ft Christmas village display that my mother has put up every year for more than 25yrs. My father bought her the first houses as a Christmas gift and now it has grown to over 20 houses and “stores” with a river, skating pond, two trains, and a carousel and of course 6 miniature Nativity scenes! What a joy! Thank you!


  49. I’ve always wondered why Christmas is the only religious holiday designated by the government as a day off.

  50. Hi, I can’t wait to share the meaning of the season with my soon! silenttributary at yahoo dot com

  51. I am a blogger that loves giveaway’s 🙂
    I would love to win this I’m dieing to get Chelsea Handler’s new book, she’s hilarious so I would treat myself.

  52. great giveaway thank you so much. I love christmas my favorite and I love spending it with my mom she is all I have! Thanks for the chance I love Amazon 🙂
    [email protected]

  53. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Excited to celebrate our daughter’s first Christmas this year!

    angelwcamowings at

  54. Hiya, thanks for the chance!!
    I heart Christmas time! I just finished shopping today, are you done yet?

  55. Hello, I am a new follower as I too am doing the Hop and my Blog is listed. I did do all of the above but was not sure if I should enter or not.

  56. Let me see i am a stay at home mom to 3 adopted little boys, 9 huskies and 5 cats they all keep me busy, but at Christmas it is fun time. You should see all the stockings for everyone takes up one whole wall.

  57. I love Christmas/holidays,spending time with the family,making cookies,tree!

  58. Hello! Happy holidays everyone!

    I love Christmas! I love to put the tree up and to bake all the traditional deserts on the 24th!

    Put me up for the amazon GC, please;) thank you

  59. I love the song All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey. It is a great way to start thinking about the Holidays!
    thanks for the chance.

  60. Awesome! Hmmm… my favorite part of the holidays is just eating with everyone as a family. 🙂

  61. Just the entire Christmas season makes me feel good, even though I’m broke and can’t buy presents, it is just the Reason for the Season!

  62. Today (December 1) we got our first snow that stuck to the ground a bit. I had Christmas music playing on the radio, the tree is up (but not decorated yet), and the holiday wreath is hanging on the door. I need to do some cleaning and then I can pull out the snowmen and it will really start feeling like the holidays around here!

    angela.donner @

  63. Thank you for the giveaway!

    I’m not sure whether I can’t wait for Christmas to arrive or whether I hope it doesn’t come too soon so I have half a chance of getting my baking done.

  64. I so enjoy the Christmas season. We were just at our towns tree lighting and caroling. I like when the community gathers and everyone is happy and enjoying themselves.

  65. I LOVE Christmas and this time of year, even though it makes me miss all of the family members no longer here.

    nikle714 at gmail dot com

  66. I LOVE Christmas, but sometimes we get so wrapped up in the baking, shopping and doing the Christmas thing we forget the true meaning of Christmas.

  67. This is the first time I have ever seen a Chapters gift card up for grabs in a giveaway and I am so happy. I love Christmas and I love to read.

    nicoleashley2288 @

  68. thanks for this awesome giveaway! would love to win!!
    i’m a GFC follower


  69. I’m so loving this! Thanks for the great giveaways! I enjoy winning, so I can help others out for Christmas, although I think everyone is kinda strapped this yr. for money. I try to “pay it forward”
    [email protected]

  70. I love this time of year and the love that is shown all around. The music of Christmas, Christmas books, and movies. If only it would last all yr.

  71. Thanks for the chance, my bday is 3 days before Christmas so winning this will be an awesome treat!
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  72. Christmas the whole family gathers at my house for a family dinner. We also invite friends and this is the best way to celebrate the day.

    Carol T

  73. Thanks for the chance. I am also doing this HOP on my blog and know how much work it is..happy holiday to you…I’m counting the days until I see my new grandson on Christmas!

    kdhaney at gmail dot com

  74. Thanks for this contest! I love Christmas! It’s the time to rest from all the hectic day to day activity and a time with my family, I can’t wait:)


  75. Thanks for the giveawy. We have a bit of snow outside now and it’s starting to feel like Christmas is coming. A great time of year!

  76. IT will be my 10 month olds son first Christmas this year!
    Im so excited!

    dmraca at gmail dot com

  77. Thanks for the giveaway! I’m not particularly a Christmas person. It stresses me out, but I try not to be a Grouch for everyone.

  78. I’m looking forward to spending some time at the lake with my family this weekend, and getting a start on our Christmas celebrations!

    Kristinfriesen81 at gmail dot com

  79. You started decorating already..???It’s soo soon.I think I may have to wait a few days ..until the wekend maybe.

    Anyway..enter me .

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

  80. Can’t wait for Xmas and some much needed time off! Would be great to have a snowstorm too!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  81. I just love entering contests and emails that say I won…but that dosen’t happen that ofter…. maybe I will get lucky at this event

  82. Thanks for this giveaway! I cannot believe it is December already and time to put up the tree! I would choose a gift certificate to Chapters (no longer an Amazon customer…)

    Happy Holidays!

  83. Thanks for doing this! December crept up fast this year – I’m pregnant with our 4th baby and due in January, but it’s possible we’ll have a Christmas baby! How fun would that be!? Well thanks again!

  84. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite color is orange 😉


  85. Thanks so much for this giveaway.
    Christmas is my favorite time of year.
    I love getting together with family and friends during the holidays.
    Love & Hugs,

  86. Hi Jennifer!
    *sings* It’s the most…wonderful time..of the year…
    Thank you so much for having this giveaway!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy 🙂
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

  87. Hi Jennifer!
    I follow via GFC
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy 🙂
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

  88. Hi Jennifer!
    I subscribe via RSS
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy 🙂
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

  89. Hi Jennifer!
    I subscribe via email!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy 🙂
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

  90. the one story i never forgot about regarding christmas was the one my mom told me about how one year we had no money and couldn’t afford any presents and so everyone in our extended family purchased gifts and mailed them out “from Santa”. our tree was a little two foot tall thing, the only one we could afford from the store, and it sat on a corner table in the livingroom. all there was was that table and a couch and a broken tv. it was a nice christmas as i remember it. but that story really lived in me for many years until one year i fell on a hard time and my friends and family came together and were Santa for me. now every year i find a friend or family member who is having a hard time so i can help be Santa.

    it matters, you know. helping that magic stay alive matters.

    that’s a really long something about me post. 😀

  91. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Christmas but it is so expensive, hopefully I can win something through this to help a little!

  92. thanks for the giveaway! the amazon card would be very helpful for my christmas shopping!

    julie_reuter92 at yahoo dot com

  93. I’d love to win the AMAZON.COM GC in time for Xmas shopping.

    alternate email from blogger
    magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com

  94. I really enjoy this time of year – cooler weather, the pretty decorations, the fun times with family!

  95. great giveaway – my kids are so excited for Christmas we are going to be making our Christmas countdown chain tomorrow

  96. i love christmas time. seeing all my loved ones and spending time together just wish it was in the summer

  97. Thanks for the giveaway,could really use the amazon gift card.

    Have just had to buy new glasses and have dental work done. So thats £300 ($450) less that I have. Why do these things always happen right before christmas?

    [email protected]

  98. Thanks for a great giveaway! My partner and I are having Christmas lunch at our house for the first time this year, usually we alternate between our parents. 🙂 So far we’ve decided to have roast rolled turkey, roast potatoes, ham, pasta salad, potato salad, green salad and then something sweet for dessert (don’t know what yet!).

    Kate1485 at

  99. Thanks for the giveaway,

    I’m hoping that the snow here doesn’t get any worse or I might not be able to get to my sisters house christmas morning.
    My neice is nearly 6 and I have been there every christmas morning to watch her open her presents, or drool on them when she was younger.
    I could probably walk there on my own but it would mean leaving my mam in all alone as she couldn’t walk down, so fingers crossed the roads stay clear so we can drive down.

    [email protected]

  100. Thanks for your generous giveaway 🙂 I love Christmastime. Winning this would be awesome, as things are quite tight this year!
    aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

  101. We love sharing Christmas Eve with friends who are alone and draw them into our family fun.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  102. Thank you for the giveaway! I am looking forward to Christmas this year, and this would help my kids have a Merry one! They are 6 & 4!

  103. December is super-cool in our family as almost everyone has a December birthday too!

    charmtime at gmail dot com

  104. I’m still in denial that is Dec 3rd today lol I can’t believe how close Christmas is!


    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  105. Thanks so much for being part of thehop and hosting such a great giveaway. Christmas is such a beautiful time of year. God Bless

  106. I am very excited to take part in this giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

  107. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect (as CatalinaK).

  108. This Christmas is a hard one for me. My babies aren’t babies anymore and I think now that it’s the holidays it’s really touching the heart. My oldest will be 19 and my youngest turns 9 monday……Boy time flies when Mommi is having fun:)
    Kidpack05 at yahoo dt com

  109. Christmas has alaways been my favorite time of the year. Its the time of the year where all my family comes over and spends time with the eachother(:

  110. Thanks for participating in this blog hop and for the great giveaway! I love! I get a lot of hard-to-find things from them.


  111. Hello! Christmas is close by and are as unprepared as ever! Getting a new-used vehicle for hubby really bit us when we had to pay for the change over.

    Looking forward to winning some gift cards 😛

  112. This has become my favorite time of year since I had children – it is so fun to watch them receive but even better to watch them learn the joy that can be found in giving!

  113. I LOVE Christmas, love all the decorations, preparations, cookie baking, present wrapping 🙂

    Thank you for such an amazing giveaway! 🙂

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  114. For me, Christmas is a time to experience all things beautiful – listening to holiday music, savoring good food, love among family and friends, the joy of giving and receiving.

  115. Surfing blogs have become one of my favorite hobbies. I have learned so much from all of the dedicated bloggers out there.

  116. Thanks for the giveaway. If I win, I can use this for presents.

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

  117. Wishing you and yours the best holiday season ever!Following 1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

  118. I love sitting curled up with a mug of tea clasped in my hands while I sit in the glow of the Christmas tree and the fireplace. Even after a really stressful day, it never fails to soothe and relax me.
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

  119. I love the idea of a Jesse Tree! I had never heard of one, but just read about it on your blog. I may have to start that tradition with our family next year (or this year).

  120. Awesome giveaway….interesting eh? When asking my husband for an interesting fact to write here, he said “I’m full of interesting facts, I’m also full of it”

  121. I love Christmas! Having a five year old little girl makes Christmas time more fun and more busy!

  122. thanks for the giveaway! I just wanted to say that I’m very happy to be going back home this Christmas (I’ve been away for months!)


  123. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Something about me? I am a mama to 3 girls and I am completely excited to see their faces this Christmas morning.
    home at thelucaszoo dot com

  124. I love the Christmas time, friends and family besides you and all the love and warmth!! Thank you for making it international.


  125. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I love this time of the year, can’t help it I love Christmas & spending time with my family ^^


  126. Thanks for the giveaway. Christmas, my favorite holiday of the year.
    giamunoz at hotmail dot com

  127. Thank you for the great giveaway! I could use the gift card to buy a Christmas gift for my son.

  128. Hi! Thanks for hosting. I look forward to reading some of your organizational tips, because good lord do I need help. LOL!

  129. Christmas time is my favorite time of the year. I love seeing my kids get so excited and love the whole magic of the holiday. Keeps us young.

  130. We’re hoping for snow later this month since we’ll be out of town visiting relatives and don’t get snow often! Hope you have a great holiday!

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