Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway: Christmas Ornaments and Chocolate

Each year at Christmas, every person in our family gets a Christmas ornament. It usually reflects the persons hobbies, style, or is a reminder of somewhere we've travelled or lived. It's become a big tradition and now we are always on the lookout for the perfect ornament that year for each person and we have found a lot of great places for ornaments. I thought it would be fun to include TWO of the lovely bloggers out there in this family tradition. Once we get in touch, I'll ask you about what you want... hobbies, colors, or a certain style. I'll take it from there and find you a really neat ornament (or maybe a few, depending on price)!

And because I love chocolate, I'll include our other family tradition as well- Fra.ngo Mints. If you know what these are, then you know how great they are. If you don't know about this heaven on earth, just picture a Yo.rk peppermint patty, only like a million times better (and I love Yo.rk, so you Fran.go are darn good). I don't know what size box yet, but probably small unless they are on sale. They are a Christmas tradition simply because we only allow them in our house once a year. If not, we'd be on constant sugar rush.

When you comment below, please just give me your blog address (if it doesn't already link there) or an email address so I can contact you. This is open to anyone. Comments will close on Saturday, November 3rd at noon and I'll pick the TWO winners randomly by Sunday, November 4th at noon.

UPDATE... Comments are now closed. I'll get back to you with the winners tomorrow!

170 comments:

Shannon said...

Sounds yummy! I've never had these before...I'll have to tell my dad about them. He's a huge peppermint patty man!

Sign me up!

Denise said...

I'd love to win!
Thanks!

Deanne said...

I'll try some Frango mints! Pick me!

windycindy said...

Hi, What a wonderful and fun giveaway! Please put me in your drawing! I love ornaments and the mints are new to me. Thanks, Cindi


jchoppes@hotmail.com

WendyDarling said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would loive to win this. ;-)

*Heidi* said...

Sounds delightful! Could you count me in? Thanks!

(giveaway at my blog, too)

Jessica said...

sounds great to me! sign me up!

Brandie said...

This sounds so very fun! =) Please count me in!
Thanks

Someone Being Me said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I love Christmas and collect every kind of ornament. I just got a big tree this year and I will need to fill it up. And what girl doesn't love chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. afriend@netcommander.com

M.E. said...

Great giveaway! I love ornaments so much! Enter me, too!

Liz said...

Oh, Frango mints are soooooooo yummy! I use to buy them whenever I went shopping in Chicago. Sign me up! Thanks so much!

Holly said...

Please count me in!!

Saralyn said...

Ha! Your in my old stomping grounds. I'm a graduate of SPHS. Frangos are the best!

jodene said...

Thanks for the chance!!

tegdirb92 said...

please enter me in this wonderful giveaway!huah

Anonymous said...

How fun! Please count me in!

allisonboast at yahoo dot com

Home Room Teacher said...

How cool to welcome winners into your family tradition!

Sarah said...

How fun, and thoughtful! The Chocolate sounds really tasty! Count me in!

Alaina said...

How awesome! My parents always bought us new ornaments every year and I've started that with my kids!
alainamj@yahoo.com

Boomeyers said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

boo_meyers@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

please count me in

Hillary said...

I'm in! hillarycampos@gmail.com

Geri said...

Count me in please!!! Thanks for the giveaway,I love this!!!
gerijones64@hotmail.com

Angela said...

Yummy!!! I'd love this!

Lissete said...

What a great giveaway! Count me in please.

Janet said...

Sounds great count me in!

Cheri said...

Count me in - you know I love gifties!

Michele said...

count me in!

elysabeth said...

Chocolate and a Christmas ornament - how fun - I'm here - so put me in the pot - lol - E :0

jennifer said...

Oh!! I would LOVE to win this. Please sign me up! Frango are my favorite (even though Macy's bought MF), and I'm a Christmas ornament junkie... seriously. Pick me, please!

CityStreams said...

great idea! sign me up

http://citystreams.blogspot.com/

Nancy said...

This is a fantastic gift, and personal. Count me in. Thanks, classybutearthy@yahoo.com

Denise said...

please count me in.

Melanie said...

Ooh, count me in please!

melanie at welfing dot net

Anonymous said...

Enter me, please!

Valerie
mgvhmassey@comcast.net

Michelle said...

How sweet of you. Thank you.

wordconnoisseur at hotmail dot com

missbecky75 said...

what fun traditions! thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

What a neat tradition!!! Count me in!!!
We have a little ornament tradition, too. Every year I search for the perfect ornaments for our girls. My older gets an angek and the younger gets a star. After we decorate the tree, I run to my room and bring out the two packages for them to unwrap. They then hang the new additions up!!!
Someday, when they move on to their own home... they'll take there ornaments with.

ikkinlala said...

Count me in, please! What a neat tradition!

The Garcia Family said...

Never heard of those chocolates before. Sounds yummy...

foodpartyfun said...

Yummy...I haven't had any of these since I visited France 3 years ago. Thanks for sharing!

Pat
foodpartyfunatyahoodotcom

Lorie said...

Please sign me up

Meleah the Mommy said...

I LOVE FRANGO. It makes me so sad that Marshall Fields is gone, at least Macy's is still selling Frango. Thanks for this *sweet* giveaway!

Playful Professional said...

Both wonderful options. I hope I win!

TobyBo said...

please include me in this drawing!

Lisa said...

The mints sound wonderful.

Annabelle said...

I've never had this type of Mints, but I do LOVE mints! Please enter me into your drawing!

Bebemiqui said...

we could use some new ornaments

The Baker Family said...

Sounds great--count me in!

Monique said...

What a great prize! We buy a couple new ornaments every year ourselves, nothing in particular though just something nice. We love adding new ones each year!

maggie said...

Please count me in. Ilove Christmas and I love chocolate!

dallimomma said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks.
kanddallison at yahoo dot com

carrie said...

Love ornaments. Love chocolate. Thanks, Abbey!

Hélène said...

Yum! Please enter me!

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Pick me!

tynajewell@yahoo.com
www.begleyblessings.blogspot.com

-Tyna

Anonymous said...

I love this prize! monk5@charter.net

Anonymous said...

I love this idea. Please enter me. Dyani19@aol.com
Randi

Cindy said...

Fabulous giveaway! I used to LOVE peppermint patties!!

Melanie said...

We do the exact same tradition! We now have two trees! Love this!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. Thanks!!
alr928@yahoo.com

momofmhasr said...

can't wait!

Kelli in the Mirror said...

Oh, that is a GREAT giveaway- I'd love to win!

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway!!

laura_licious101@hotmail.com

AshleyR said...

Count me in Please!!

Anonymous said...

Lisa M
count me in
blndi66@yahoo.com

michelle said...

Great prize ideas, and so personal as well. I would love to be entered in your drawing!

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Joanna said...

Sounds fun, and I love mint!

jtakes(at)aol(dot)com

Jean said...

What a neat giveaway to give it that personal touch. Any one can't refuse chocolate.

Erin M in MO said...

This is a very unique and personal giveaway - and with chocolate!! What could be better? :-) Thank you!

author_erin@lycos.com

Gina Conroy said...

Enter me and come check out my giveaway!

Portraitwriter@gmail.com

Renee said...

I collect ornaments! Please count me in!
Thanks!
Renee

Jennifer P said...

Please enter me!!

Corey~living and loving said...

totally cool! count me in! thanks!

Andrea said...

This sounds awesome!!! I'd love to win this one! :)

Nicole said...

You had me at Frango mints. I'm a Chicago native. I love them to the moon and back!

scfranson said...

Sounds wonderful, you have a great blog.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Leah in Iowa said...

What a neat idea! I bought three ornaments last weekend, so we're on the same wave length! And chocolate - who wouldn't love that!?!?

Seis said...

I am salivating thinking about it.

Laurel Wreath said...

Wow this is a special treat, enter me please.

Qtpies7 said...

I love your traditions! great idea for a giveaway.

Nise' said...

Count me in!

Hedi said...

Great giveaway! Count me in please!

Katie said...

I loooooove Frango!

Sarah said...

I've never tried Frango mints but I love York. I do love surprises, as well as Christmas ornaments. Great idea for this giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win it! :-)

sarah_carol (at) hotmail (dot) com

coolmomofeight said...

Please enter me into this awesome drawing. Thanks a bunch
Michelle
eightawesomekids@msn.com

Josie said...

Wonderful!

Rebecca said...

I've tried to do a similar ornament tradition but I love the idea of the ornament relating to a hobby or event in that year. Thanks!

charmed said...

Please count me in, arogers at gmail dot com.

eyeslikesugar said...

Thanks for doing this! I hope I win.

Becky

Ad Tracker said...

Please enter me in your drawing.

Thank you for running this great contest :)

Granny said...

Did someone say choclate? Nummy!

Jillian said...

Mmmmm...minty chocolatey. My favorite ornaments as a kid were handmade by my older sisters. Very nice.

Jillian said...

Ooops, forgot to link my website to my name, above, so you can contact me if I win!

Kristiem10 said...

Great giveaway. Sign me up.

Chele said...

Sounds definitely yummy -- your contest!!!! The tradition of the ornament is so special. I'd love to be entered. Thx

CrystalGB said...

Great prize. Please include me in the drawing.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Great giveaway! Count me in please. Email is in my profile.

Jeanne said...

I'm a chocolate fan!

PEA said...

Such a wonderful giveaway!! Please add my name to your draw, thank you:-) xo

Mommy said...

Fun giveway! Please count me in. Thanks :)

~Rhen said...

Count me in please!!

Shelina said...

Oh please count me in. Personalized ornaments and chocolage - can't go wrong with either!

6ofGodschildren said...

Count me in!!

Debby
all_for_christ_6 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Holly said...

Enter me please!

Tamara said...

Ooo chocolate! And an ornament! :-) Tossing in my comment...


mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Sonya said...

I love the ornament tradition. That's one I'd like to get started in our family. Chocolate is always good so that just sweetens the pot! Count me in!

Renee's Ramblings said...

Please enter me! Thanks!!

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

Rachel said...

How nice. You should check out the christmas ornament exchange that's going on at the open window blog. Count me in please.

Jennifer said...

Count me in! Good luck everyone & Happy Fall!

Jason and Caryn said...

Yum!

canben said...

What a FUN tradition to share with all of us in the Blog world :D

Audra Marie said...

Nice! :)

Thanks for the chance to win.

Audra
writetome (at) thesilvas (dot) com

Debbie#3 said...

So cool - add me to the list!

Jacquie said...

Hmmm sounds yummy! I guess being #115 chances are slim but hey

Count Me In LOL.

Toiling Ant said...

The only thing better than chocolate is chocolate with mint. Ohmygosh.

javede said...

Please count me in too.

Christine said...

What a cool idea for a blogging contest. It must be fun looking at your tree year after year. Please enter me. Thanks

Anonymous said...

enter me please! ( :
Thanks,
Mandi
onecrazymom4littlemonkeys@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Frango mints? Sounds great! I have a US address whooohoooo!!! Hope you are having a great time stateside:)

Jenna Z said...

Thanks so much for the chance to be included in your traditions!
beastbunny@hotmail.com

Alyson, Brett & Girls said...

Wow...what adventures you have had!

Thanks for including me in your fun drawing.

Shama-Lama Mama said...

What a lovely tradition! Your tree will get very full, eventually, I imagine!

There is nothing I like better than mint and chocolate together!
Thanks for the chance to win!

nor_lou said...

These really are so yummy!!

Marie said...

What a great tradition. Thanks for including we of the blogosphere and beyond!

Laane said...

What a lovely give-away.
Please enter me in your drawing.
Thanks!

You can find contact with me through the contactform at the right top of my site, called: "contactform".

Feel welcome to enter my give-away!

Cindy said...

What a lovely prize! apricotview at yahoo dot com

Reality Show Reject said...

Very Generous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa Neece said...

Supercalifragelisticexpealidocious!
This is a great idea - I would really enjoy this! I always get my niece and nephew a new ornament every year - I believe in this tradition! And I love minty chocolates - this is a super giveaway!

Thanks for the contest!

http://melissaneece.blogspot.com/2007/10/giveaway.html
(Lots of pregnancy and natural living links)

~Melissa

Emily said...

Fun giveaway!

princesslimey(at)gmail(dot)com

PastorMac's Ann said...

yum. Please count me in. Great giveaway!

PearLady said...

That's neat. Like some others here, I've not tried those mints before, but would love a taste. :)

Tiffany said...

I would love to be entered for this! Thanks :)

Tiffany
raspberrykitty(at)aol(dot)com

Adena said...

I would love to win this, count me in please. I always wanted to do the ornaments to reflect the family members each year but since my oldest is 18 and youngest 9 mos, guess it wouldn't be too fair.

JewelsHud said...

All things Christmas are wonderful - as is ALL chocolate - never met a piece I didn't like. I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

julieahudson[at]hotmail[.]com

jen said...

please put me in the draw
jenmass37[@]gmail[.]com

Cherie J said...

Please enter me. Thank you!

cherierjatyahoo.com

Krista said...

How fun! I love unique ornaments and especially York mints so I know I'd love these Frangos!

Karen said...

This is fabulous, please count me in. Thank you!

kpuleski [at] gmail [dot] com

Michelle B. said...

Please enter me in your contest
srkb@juno.com

Michelle O. said...

I adore Yorks, so I can't wait to try Frangos. Please enter me, I'd love to win! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win.
Theresa N
weceno@aol.com

Linda SS said...

Frango Mints!!! I've had them - I LOVE them! Thanks for the chance to win:)

Paige said...

Oh, yum. I love peppermint.

Chelsea said...

What fun! Please enter me, too.

Once Upon a Dream... said...

I would love to win! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanx. My email is in my profile.

Eden

Ginny said...

Enter me please, would love to win!

Sandy said...

Great stuff!! Thank you!

Jenna said...

I love Christmas ornaments and chocolate!!

Jhianna said...

That is a really lovely family tradition. I'd love to be included!

(btw - love your blog template :D)

Wendy said...

What a sweet giveaway! Please count me in!

Shelly said...

I would love this!
bwyramon@yahoo.com

LivingforGod said...

Cool! Please count me in. Thanks!

LifeofFaith said...

Enter me, please. Thank you!
blamelessandpure@yahoo.com

Emily said...

please count me in! i hope you'll post a picture of the ornament before you send it out, i'm curious!

thanks for the giveaway. :)

CanCan said...

What a fun giveaway! Count me in!

Eimi (Amy) said...

This is so thoughtful! I love it!

Please enter me!

Anonymous said...

Sounds neat. swarrenpeace@comcast.net

April said...

Please count me in!

Fiddle D. Dee said...

Great!! Please enter me! Thanks!

Trina said...

Yummo! Count me in please!

Trina

Lib said...

Yorks are wonderful, so I will have to take your word on the Frangos. Please add my name to the hat, if you will :)

Happy Autumn and Good luck to all!

Lib
notmuchmorethanthis [at] gmail [dot] com
Not Much More Than This

angelaandconnor@gmail.com said...

Super Super yummie!! Please enter me!

Jill said...

The combo is fantastic!!

Jo said...

What a neat idea and so great that you are including others in your traditions. Please count me in as well.

jocoiner[at]gmail.com

Bad Sheep said...

One entry for me please.

badsheep13 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kathy in WA said...

Great giveaway! Thanks

mom in the know said...

I'm in enter me sooooooo coool!
I love this whole contest. Feel free to stop by my blog as well.

www.momintheknow.blogspot.com

Deborah said...

Wonderful! Please enter me, too!

courtcourt said...

Great giveaway!! Count me in!