Janne Robberstad

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Advent goody give-aways 1

By spotogspindel | November 27, 2011

Christmas is a time of giving, and I really enjoy making the gifts myself. I thought I´d include you guys on my Christmas-gift-list this year, and every Sunday in advent, I´ll ask Mr. Random to pick out a name from the past weeks comments who will receive a little something.

This Sunday, I´d like to give one of you my handmade Christmas ornament. I make a new design every year, and this year it´s a little house, made in paper. It´s light-weight, but solid, so it´s not as fragile as it may seem. About 11 cm high.

Want to win?

Here’s 3 ways to Enter:

1. Leave a comment on any of my posts in the past week, and get an entry.

2. If you leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Christmas memory, you get 2 entries!

3. Promote my giveaway on your blog and get 3 entries! Feel free to pull this image to use on your blog. And don’t forget to leave me a comment so I know you did.

Mr. Random will tell me who won the 2nd Sunday in advent. 🙂

Topics: Christmas, give away | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Advent goody give-aways 1”

  1. angie platten Says:
    November 27th, 2011 at 15:06

    Very cute house! I’d love to win.

    And a Christmas memory, the first that comes to mind, is not a good one. Both my kids, my husband (at the time), and myself ALL got a stomach virus and not the 24 hour deal either. I was so sick, I didn’t get to finish shopping for my kids. We had no tree. The gifts I had purchased didn’t get wrapped. AND, the washing machine broke in the middle of all this doing icky laundry for sick little kids. It was memorable alright. I still remember pulling toys out of store bags and handing them to my kids and watching them just lay on the couch cuddling their new toys, too sick to play with them. After we all got well, I took my boys out to do their own Christmas shopping at after Christmas sales. Now that I am divorced, the boys and I started a new tradition of putting up our tree the first weekend after Thanksgiving (doing it today) so we’ll never be without a tree for Christmas again!!!!

  2. gail Says:
    November 27th, 2011 at 23:24

    I’ve started this comment a couple of times and had to stop to think some more — as Angie says, the first memories that come back to me aren’t very good ones! But now I’ve started the Christmas tradition of making beignets on Christmas morning, because my first grandchild was born in New Orleans, and we have always made chocolate fondue on New Year’s Eve. The memories of the little ones with their faces shiny from powdered sugar and chocolate are happy ones, and I look forward to making many more of them!

  3. andrew viking Says:
    November 28th, 2011 at 10:10

    Hello Janne! How are you? I just popped in to admire that last post – the man with the six pack. He looks like me, but my tummy starts higher 🙂

    Great to see you are working hard 🙂 You know, peopl all round the world have these things that we don’t have… Advent? I must google it :). Last week it was Thanksgiving which I still have to google….

    Here we h ave Australia Day 🙂 I don’t have to google that … 🙂 Hope you are warm. I had my first surf in my summer wetsuit today,,, oh that sunburn tickles !!

    see you!

  4. andrew viking Says:
    November 28th, 2011 at 10:11

    ahh I love it when I make up silly names I gate moderated 🙂 that’s a neat trick!!

  5. Erin Leigh Says:
    November 29th, 2011 at 00:44

    hi janne,
    I love this sweet house & I love seeing all of your artistic adventures. I’ll blog about your giveaway tomorrow. my most memorable christmas was in second grade when we lived in TExas and it was crazy cold & snowy and my dad announced that we’d be going to Hawaii for christmas 2 days before. i have such great memories of hat trip. hope all is well.
    xo, e

  6. Deirdra Doan Says:
    December 1st, 2011 at 05:45

    HI, I love my little house..it is hanging on my tree..Tell me the story behind it and inspiration? Or is it on your blog?
    Merry Christmas. Your’s will be mailed out in the next couple days..all wrapped and ready to go.

    I love the tea and little Nissa tags..Thanks so much..

  7. Teleri Says:
    December 2nd, 2011 at 14:18

    So cute! Is there still time to enter the fun? If yes..

    My favorite christmas memory is that of last year. Mostly because it was the most ordinary christmay I ever had. That needs an explanation, I guess.
    My family is not very big, so christmas time was always like everyday time, just with an unloved tree in the corner that silently lost its needles. The food was better, though, but not really “special”. My family doesn’t have the ability to create much of a festive atmosphere.
    But last year my boyfriend took me with him to celebrate with his family and there they had everything a child wants for christmas (apart from the presents). Lots of neighbours and friends meeting and giving presents to each other, lots of sitting in the kitchen talking and eating cookies. My sister-in-law and me were in authority of the tree and for the first time in my life it felt like a really important task. The food was awesome (deer, red cabbage with apples and dumplings) and all in all, it felt just like I always imagined what christmas should feel like.