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Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop

We’re decking the virtual halls with fun around here and today kicks off the Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop. For instance you could get your son one of the top drone brands, because everyone loves flying drones! Four days of free stuff for you to win and just in time for the holidays!  Does it get any better? How can it with grand prizes like these…

Great stuff.  But this time of year, there is a ton of great stuff going on.  Take my family’s holiday tradition.  We head to Disney for their Very Merry Christmas Party. Fireworks, rollercoasters and this year, the new Fantasy Land attraction.  (Yes, that’s make-believe snow you see, falling from the sky.)

We go with about ten other families and make a long weekend of the festivities, corralling the troops within a span of “cabins.”  Trailers in fact, but as with everything Disney does, the transformation is pretty decent.

The kids take over the street, throwing a football and generally run non-stop. Saturday is our famous kickball game out on the field behind our cabins, serving up big fun for adults and kids alike.  At night, it’s pot luck and this year, one of the families brought a projector and makeshift outdoor screen.  We sat around our campfire and watched Elf, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas…

It was fun.  And better yet, it was warm.  But not because I’m worried about freezing at the park.  Nope.  I have three beds of green tomatoes hanging out back in my garden and last year, we had a hard freeze this time of year. Wiped me out completely.

Hello, Sunshine! :)  It’s good to be home, decorate the tree and pick plump, juicy red ones. How about you?  What are you doing this time of year?  Leave a comment below as your first way to win.  Be sure to include your email address in the comment to be eligible for the grand prizes from BestForTheKids.com above.  You can also like my author facebook page, follow me on twitter. 

As an added bonus, subscribe to my website and receive email notification of new posts–plus details on how to become a Bloomin’ Warrior!  (This option enters you into a special drawing for spring flowers, too.  See BloominThyme for a sample of the French Marigold.)

What will you win from me?  Choose from either this 10″ floral ereader case and $ 25 gift card (Amazon or Barnes & Noble)…

Or perhaps you’d prefer his garlic keeper, bread dipping set and garlic-themed notepad (includes $25 gift card)…

Wow.  That’s four ways to WIN some great stuff!  So what are you waiting for?  Enter below and then get busy and get hopping!

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55 thoughts on “Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop

  1. Tammy Turner says:

    One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!

    Angelheart618@gmail.com

  2. dv says:

    Appreciate the recommendation!

  3. KimberlyFDR says:

    We always open one present on Christmas Eve and then the rest on Christmas day :D

    Thanks for doing the hop!

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

  4. Trix says:

    I’ve been reading a lot of holiday stories this year! My favorites (all m/m so far) include KA MItchell’s AN IMPROPER HOLIDAY, Jamie Fessenden’s THE CHRISTMAS WAGER, and 7 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Nicole Dennis.

    vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

  5. laurie g says:

    for me my fave tradition is having take out on christmas eve while watching movies

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

  6. Cassandra Hicks says:

    My favorite traditions are decorating, baking, & spending time with the family :)
    I’m already a warrior :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

  7. Dawna Newman says:

    My favorite traditions are spending time with family, decorating riding around looking at Christmas lights.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Rachel Ramos says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is gift giving of course. :)

    Rachel Ramos
    rachelanniramos@yahoo.com

  9. Evie says:

    Christmas dinner with my family.
    Thanks for this great giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  10. We go to Disney in mid Nov right after they put up all the christmas decorations. I love that! And we love to go to Mickey’s Christmas Party! The ereader case is beautiful! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

  11. dv says:

    Family, food and gifts ~ a wonderful combination this time of year… Good luck on winning more “gifts!”

  12. My favorite holiday tradition is watching A Christmas Story over and over when they broadcast it on Christmas for 24 hours straight!

    squiggles87(At)aol(dot)Com

  13. Mary Doherty says:

    I enjoy being with my family the most. The stress is over and we can just enjoy each others company. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

  14. Lasha says:

    Baking cookies is my favorite tradition!

    Happy Holidays,

    Lasha
    mslasha at gmail dot com

  15. Veronika says:

    Decorating the tree!
    Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Crystal Young says:

    We drive around and see all the Christmas lights and then come home and have cocoa and homemade cookies. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway Merry Christmas

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  17. Eva says:

    Watching Christmas in Connecticut with my mom, late on Christmas Eve, after everyone’s gone to sleep

    booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

  18. Love the Christmas Story, baking, hot cocoa and driving around to look at lights. Amazing how many traditions we share! I also enjoy staying up late and gazing upon tree in the dark of Christmas Eve… One of these days I WILL catch Santa!!

  19. Mary Roya says:

    I really enjoy the holiday season. I enjoy the smells, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales. Tee Hee. Great blog.
    roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

  20. Shannon says:

    Chinese and cookies on christmas eve while we play a family game

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  21. We usually spend Christmas at my dad’s house but this year, the whole family is going to South Carolina with my brother. I’m looking forward to something new! Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Holly Underhill says:

    Hello, thanks for the giveaway!

    skizzles_22_hju@yahoo.com

  23. Joy F says:

    Dinner, games and opening presents on Christmas Eve.

  24. Jeannie Platt says:

    I have to say my favorite ttradition in my house is santa jammies… every christmas eve we get to open one present with Santa jammies in it… Don’t know what they look like until we open them… As I by the boys’ jammies, The boys and I pick out Hubby’s and Hubby and the boys pick out mine… Everyone is always excited because nothing is better then new warm jammies for winter and so that Santa can find you.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

    1. dv says:

      I might have to incorporate this one into our holidays this year. LOVE it!

  25. JanD says:

    I enjoy the meal after Christmas eve mass because it usually consists of cakes and other sweets.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  26. Raonaid Luckwell says:

    Favorite tradition is hubby and I setting up the tree, bringing out the ornaments and letting our three sons decorate it as they wll. Always fun watching their excitement, where to put the next

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

    1. dv says:

      Christmas is best seen through the eyes of a child…

  27. Kaci Verdun says:

    I love christmas eve when we got out for a nice dinner then church then meet up with friends to celebrate! Thank you for the great giveaway and the chance to win!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  28. Gail Goodenough says:

    OMG We love Disneyworld and when our children were younger, we’d stay in the campground. At that time you could rent their trailers (if you didn’t drag your own camper). Always, always, always had fun. We never made it for Christmas except in 2001.

    We went to Universal Studios, Orlando for New Year’s Eve with my daughter and son in law. We about froze, It was unseasonably cold. Next day, we drove to Miami and went to the Orange Bowl, where Oklahoma University beat Florida State for National Championship title in football.

    That was a little past Christmas, but still a very fond memory.

    Thank you for the chance to win some goodies! Merry Christmas..

    1. dv says:

      My husband and I are thinking of Universal for our New Year’s Eve celebration this year. I think it will be FUN. Merry Christmas!

  29. micheleann oboyle says:

    i love to decorate lsiten to christmas songs and watching christmas movies the whole shabang angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

  30. Beckey says:

    My family tradition that I started with my daughters is that we take turns reading the Polar Express together.
    Happy Holidays
    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

  31. April says:

    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!
    grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

  32. kimberly holgate says:

    decorating the tree on the day after thanksgiving
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  33. Jennifer L says:

    I love decorating the Christmas tree, shopping for and spending time with family and friends, and driving around to look at the Christmas lights.

  34. Marlena Fein says:

    Now that my daughter is all grown up (well she is 19 and THINKS she is anyways lol) and has moved out of state, we don’t have many traditions. We have watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation every year on Thanksgiving evening though and still continue to do so. It is a nice stress relief for starting the rushed holiday season.

    Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway and being a part of the hop!

    Merry Christmas,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

  35. Sue Sattler says:

    Every year I take my kids and grandkids out to look at the lights on Christmas Eve. Sometimes Santa even comes while we’re gone. :D

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

  36. Lisa Walker says:

    Every Christmas eve we go out to dinner and come home to watch the movie Elf.
    Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

  37. Isabelle says:

    Oh, my kids would love the tradition of going to Disney. ;)

    Our tradition, my entire family (about 70 of us) meet at the night of 24th and stay together until we all stay awake. :) It’s great to have everybody together.

    Happy Holidays,
    morebooksthanlivros@gmail.com

  38. DEcorating the tree with my husband and seeing all the lights.
    Thank you for the great prizes.

    woolfcindy@aol.com

  39. Shar Simms says:

    Happy Holidays! Great giveaway! Favorite tradition…drinking hot cocoa.

    aprilnu2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

  40. Thanks for the great prizes. Your holidays sound super fun. :)

    I love the lights and Christmas carols.

    solerawinters@hotmail.com

  41. Lacey T says:

    I love just getting together with family and friends and exchanging gifts! :)
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

  42. Krista B says:

    Spending the Saturday before Christmas baking like a madwoman with my sister-in-law and now my kiddos :)

    deliachic3@hotmail.com

  43. Krysta B. says:

    I love baking with my nephew, it’s my favorite thing to do :)

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

  44. Natasha says:

    Decorating and making sugar cookies! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  45. Daniel M says:

    i love the big holiday dinner! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  46. kym amaral says:

    I hope you do well with the tomatos this year ! My fav tradition is baking cookies with the kids, we always have lots of laughs..and it teaches them to give to others.

    Merry Christmas!
    ~Kym
    flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

  47. Toni Whitmire says:

    My favorite tradition is going to the flowerhouse and look at a the new chritmas flowers.bibbiesparks@yahoo.com

  48. Toni Cosgrove says:

    Love your Disney fun..that is like a dream come true. Even though we live in so cal we were never able to afford a trip. One year the kids’ aunt took all of us at Christmas time..talk about magicalll..and all the lights..the fireworks…wow…I will never forget it. One of our fav traditions is getting new jammies and sometimes slippers on Christmas eve, then getting hot chocolate and playing a new board game or watching new movie as a family.
    peach_hugs@yahoo.com

  49. Shadow says:

    What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

  50. Lisa Rayns says:

    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

  51. z says:

    Darn, missed a another one, would have loved the bread dipper. Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Z
    Seawitchreviews at yahoo dot com

  52. I just love this blog. I would dedicate one of my favorite quote “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

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