I have the honor of hosting the first day, but don't forget to check out the other's blogs today, there might be some hidden gems and/or surprises on their blogs today, too!
First, I want to share a freebie with you today. Then I want to tell you how you can win some fun prizes from yours truly so don't leave before you read about that.
We are always looking for ways to keep Christ in Christmas around our house. I find that giving service to someone else instantly reminds me of what Christmas is supposed to be all about. Here's an idea you might try. Find a family or individual that you think needs a little holiday lift and do a 12 Days of Christmas service project for them. If you want to do the 12 days before Christmas, you'd want to start tomorrow (the 13th) to end on Christmas Eve. You could prepare a different treat to leave on their doorstep each day or find other simple acts of service to do like shoveling snow or washing cars. Do it anonymously if you can!
Here's a little freebie to get you started with this project. It's the first tag in a series of 12 Days of Christmas Tags I'm working on right now! On each of my days to host, I'll be giving one of these tags away as a freebie. Stay tuned for how you can win the whole set of tags!
This design will only be up for today, so be sure to grab it while you are here! Click to download your favorite file type:
SORRY! This download has expired! You can still enter the drawings (see below) through December 22nd!
Okie dokie, now you've gotten your freebie for the day, are you ready to hear about the prizes you could win from me?
Here are the prizes:
1) The whole set of 12 Days of Christmas Tags
2) $10 gift code to Sam & Hailey Designs
3) $10 Michaels Gift Card
4) The December VDBC Grab Bag (or a $7 gift code to Sam & Hailey Designs if you have already purchased it)
How can you win them? On the 12th Day (that will be the 23rd for our little blog-fest) I'll hold a drawing for each one of the prizes (that's four drawings in one day... I think I can handle it!). All you have to do to enter is comment on my blog to enter. You can comment on my blog on each of the 12 days so you'll have up to 12 entries in the drawings! Each day I'll have a new thing I'll ask you to include in your comment so keep an eye out for that. It's as simple as that!
Today's comment requirement:
Leave a comment with an idea for an act of service or kindness you could do (or have done) for someone else at Christmastime!
Be sure to include some way to contact you in case you win the drawing (for example, your VDBC forum name, your email address, etc.). If you don't, I might not be able to get your prize to you!
Have a fun 1st Day of Christmas! Be sure to hop over the Chris's and Ileana's blogs to see what they have going on today!
Time to get crafty, people!