'Tis the season to be Jolly -
To include your Raggedy Ann dolly.
There's so much we can do -
fa la la - la la la - la la la
Grab your camera & bring it with you
Greetings Friends . . . the holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving & Christmas!! Yippy!
That means that there will be lots of gatherings with family and friends.
It's also a time when we'll all be busy - "the mad rush": planning, shopping, cooking, baking, sewing, crafting, even cleaning!
I'll be doing it too - Then I had an idea for the next Raggedy Event. *lightbulb moment*
It'll be perfect for reminding us to take a "Time-Out" for ourselves, slow down, enjoy the SIMPLE things and bring our Annies with us! She's a great secret keeper as far as "Secret Santa/Sisters" & gifts go! She can help you tape and hold the bow. And she's a great companion ~ with that smile - she'll keep you in good spirits!
Soooo- here's what I'd like to do - and I hope YOU'LL join me! Everyone is welcome!
* Making a trip to the Mall, Department Store, or Gift Shop.
* Picking up a Family or Friend at the Airport, Train Depot, or House?
* Shopping for baked goods to make - cookies, pie, candy, fudge Oh My!
* BAKING homemade goodies.
* Shopping for gifts - Secret Santa/Sister, Family & Friends.
* Picking out a Christmas Tree at the lot.
* Hanging the lights outside.
* Decorating the Halls, Office, even your Car.
* Wrapping Gifts.
* Attending a Church/School/City Play and/or Event.
* Stuffing the Stockings.
* Building a Snowman.
* Dashing thru the Snow.
* Donating to a Cause.
* Making Crafts and Gifts.
* Driving around and checking out the neighborhood Lights & Decorations.
* Snapping a Family Photo (pets too) or Sitting on Santas Lap.
* Sipping some Hot Cocoa, Cuppa Joe or Tea?
* Got a Family Tradition ... include Annie :O)
If you're doing any or ALL of these things - bring along your Annie and/or Andy, snap some photos and post it on your blog.
I'd love to see You & Annie wearing aprons in the kitchen, maybe with flour or sugar on your nose. Got a recipe to share - feel free! I love recipes! I'll be wearing mine!
Anything that you normally do for the holiday- I'd love to hear about it! Even if it's a new thing- please share and tell!
I know November and December months are busy. So I would like this event to last up to and through all of November & December. There's no set date for this - as people go on vacation, out of town, or have company, and just plain busy- I want to keep the event flexible.
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Please post on your blogs, side bar, websites, FB, Twitter! Tell your Friends!
Have trouble or need help? - Leave a message or email me - I'll be glad to help!
Please leave a comment with your blog post LINK. I'll have a blog roll of all participants and the direct links to their blog posts and pictures. Maybe they'll have a recipe or traditions to share. Maybe ya'll will start a new tradition. Whatever the post- let's have fun. You CAN have more than one post! The more the merrier - I'll have you linked up!
Bring your Annie or Andy or both along and let the Holiday Merry-Making & Sharing begin!
Last, but not least - I will have Give Aways! Yayyy! Prizes include Christmas/Winter Patterns and a custom dolly! Maybe more?!
~ Pattern # 1 : "Blog Button" Winner
Post the graphic/button on your Blogs side bar with a link back to this event so others can join. Please keep the button/graphic up for the duration of this event. I'll be checking & checking it twice :O)
~ Pattern # 2 & 3 : "Random Holiday Hopper Participant."
You must have an active blog post about your "Christmas with Annie" moment. Please have pictures, if available, posted too. We'd love to see. I know I will!
Being on the "Holiday Hoppers" blog-roll alone- doesn't count - you must have some kind of active content and I need to have you linked. Check the list of "Things to Do" (above) for ideas. If something isn't listed- feel free to give me a shout.
~ Pattern # 4 : "Lucky Draw"
Just Because :O) !
~ Custom Doll : "Follower"
You must have an active blog with some content (posts and more than one). It doesn't count if you have a blog with nothing there? Hmmm!
I must have some way of contacting should you be selected as the Winner. Please have an email visible on your blog, or in your comment. If you ARE the winner - I will contact you and request your snail mail addy (which will be kept private). :O)
Remember- this "Christmas with Annie" Blog Event is all thru November and December! So Post & Share when you can!
Just send me the link(s). I'll get you added!
The prizes will be mailed out a the end of December.
Winter lasts until March 21st (Dec. 21st - Mar. 21st).
So the patterns aren't just for Christmas ya know *winks*
Let's Have fun!
Toodles ... ~~A~~
Credits: Thank you shweet Carm for making this custom Annie graphic for me to share! Luv Ya!