It’s the most wonderful time of year! receiving holiday cards in the mail is only a month away. I LOVE going to the mailbox in December and seeing our friends and family and the card they’ve picked out each year. I always tend to be a minimalist with our card, but there is a style for everyone at Minted. In fact, I’ve teamed up with them to offer a lucky reader $200 towards your holiday cards. So let’s take a look at some of this year’s cute designs.
I love seeing these assembled. The have darling envelope liners you can choose from as well as wrap around return labels.
This year I am uploading my address list so that they can be printed for me. In the past, I have held out as I like to hand letter them but we are in a bit of a rush this year to get out our new address so this will be perfect.
The gold letter press option is really beautiful and when you hold the card in your hand, the gold really shines.
This was one of my favorite cards from a couple of years ago. I can’t believe how much the children have grown. I wore a similar dress to this one and paired it with a jean jacket, pale pink scarf and boots to keep it casual. I am often asked how to dress the family for photos. My best advice is not to overthink it and to stay away from matchy matchy. Coordinated patterns and colors work so much better in photos and I’ve always been a fan of letting mom choose her outfit first. Also, it’s much easier to plan when you have one outfit dialed in.
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I love to keep things simple around here. All you need to do is leave a comment below letting me know your favorite part of the holiday season. A winner will be chosen at random. Good luck. *IMPORTANT: Please, only one comment per person. Extra comments will not be counted. This is open to U.S. residents only and the giveaway will close 11/11 8:00 PM PST.
Congrats, Julie. And thank you to everyone who took the time to share such special moments you cherish during the holidays. I loved reading each and every one.
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I love the Christmas tree at night.
An opportunity for forgiveness and healing with loved ones.
Christmas Eve Mass with our family is my favorite Christmas memory!
I love baking cookies with my kids!
I love walking down the street in NYC past the xmas tree vendors and smelling the evergreen trees…gets me in the Christmas spirit! ????
My favorite part is getting to see friends and family and the magic of the season!
MK Barnes says
I love sitting in the family room, watching the twinkling lights on the tree and the fire in the fireplace, listening to Christmas carols
I love getting the house ready with my kiddos! The joy on their faces as the decorations come out of the box each year is priceless.
Jennifer Gates says
Pick me! Pick me! Without a doubt, my fav is doing and receiving the Christmas cards. I’m so sad it’s become a dying art and my mailbox has fewer and fewer cards in it. I’ve had my MINTED card saved for 2 months and am just waiting for the perfect coupon to hit order! Free shipping right now….
Sandy Pearce says
Love to listen to all the holiday music when decorating.
Jill Cote says
My favorite part of the holiday season is cutting down a tree and decorating it.
Tori Belanger says
I always really enjoy decorating the tree with my family!
Seeing our kids faces on Christmas morning. 😉
Emilie R. says
I love seeing all the Christmas lights at night. Makes driving around in the dark much more enjoyable.
the cape on the corner says
starting from halloween, there is just a festiveness to things. from outfits, to tv specials, to decor and houses decorated. i love it all this time of year!
I love getting Christmas cards, and hanging them on my hallway wall so I can enjoy them all month.
I love family coming together to celebrate the season.
I love decorating our house with my son. He’s really into it!
I love my street during the holidays. Everyone puts up lights the weekend after Thanksgiving. Each house has a giant Christmas or holiday storybook in their front yard. We get lots of visitors on our street and we host a huge block party. It’s the sweetest time of the year in our neighborhood!
I love to decorate for the holidays! It is the best time of the year!
I love being with family (and cookies and cocoa).
I love buy gifts for my girls and look forward to my favorite night of the year, Christmas Eve.
Love love love Christmas music! Can’t wait!
Heather B says
I love seeing all the Christmas lights on houses!
Thanks for hosting!
without a doubt, Christmas morning.
My favorite part of Christmas is watching my daughter’s face when we light the tree . It never gets old to her and therefore never gets old to me!
Andrea Kaufmann says
I love the magic and excitement of the season!
My favorite part of the holidays is putting up our tree and decorating for Christmas!
I love all the tradition that makes me feel close to my family even though we may be thousands of miles apart
The magic and the love…the spirit of Giving!
J Haag says
I love cuddling up on the couch, with a hot cup of chai, a warm snuggly blanket, and watching Christmas movies.
I love the early morning quiet hours when I sit with my cup of coffee in the light of the Christmas tree. Utter peace.
I love taking time to enjoy the real reason for the season.
Christmas music and gathering with family & friends.
Brittany M says
The Christmas lists, the music, the baking! Impossible to pick one!
checking my mailbox for christmas cards is one of my VERY favorite parts of the season!
I love watching my kids write their letters to Santa.
I love getting out our ornaments- we get a special one each year and one each place we travel, so our tree is full of memories!
I love decorating the Christmas tree as a family and talking about the meaning behind the ornaments.
Thanks for the giveaway – love Minted!
I love decorating the house! The wreaths, garland, stockings, and Christmas tree really bring an amazing joy to the house during such a fun, wonderful time of year!
Jennifer Beare says
I love the joy in my daughters eyes at any mention of Christmas – Santa, presents, the Christmas tree, baking cookies with grandma
I love wearing matching christmas jammies with my kids and hubby!
Emily Vaccaro says
I love attending Christmas morning mass with my family, especially now that we have young children. I love the carols and all of the traditions.
Heather Scullen says
More time with family!!!
I love how excited the children get — it is pure joy.
Everyone bundling up and heading out to cut down our own tree – walking the forest, taking turns with the saw, dragging it out….even the kid’s squabbles: height, roundness, needle length, I love the it all!
My favorite part of the holiday season is the joy we experience by celebrating with friends and family, from seeing children excited with anticipation, and even when simply listening to Christmas carols.
Amy hussey says
Spending time with loved ones and taking the kids to see Christmas lights, along with a few other traditions!
I love the magic of the season and spending time with family & friends.
Tiffany Baker says
Watching my three girls open their Christmas presents!
Becky B says
My favorite part is Christmas morning! Being will our family and opening gifts! I do love getting and displaying Christmas cards though 🙂
Though I love all of the festivities that come with the holiday season, my most favorite part is Christmas Eve. It’s just us and our kids. We attend Mass with the children’s Christmas pageant (even though my kiddos have gotten too old, I still think its magical to see the little ones act out that special story). Then, we head home to light a fire and have a simple dinner by the Christmas tree. It’s a great time to connect with each other and to relax a bit before having a houseful of guests the next day.
Taylor G says
My favorite part is listening to Christmas music while decorating the tree!
Erin P. says
The holidays are all about family and traditions for us–old and new! We are already decorated for Christmas and love the warmth it brings into our home, especially living in the mountains. This is most definitely our favorite time of the year!
My favorite part is the Christmas music! We have it playing 24/7 at our house to set a festive mood.
Jen K. says
Love this idea for a giveaway! My favorite part about the holidays is the opportunity to create new traditions for our young family!
Lindsey Myers says
All the decorations – especially the Christmas tree!
carol clark says
the best part for me is when the eating and the presents are open and its just relaxing time and we all sit and talk and laugh and i love the joy in the air people are nicer except for black friday shooese that scares me o goodness but i love the kindess i love the holidays
I love all of the joy and happiness. And all the pretty lights, trees, presents, hot cocoa. I love everything!
Meghan O'Rourke says
My favorite part of the holiday season is listening to Christnas music! Is it too early to start?!
Paula Nichols says
After all of the presents are opened, we all get on the floor and go through our stockings…each little tidbit is wrapped! It’s a lot of fun!
My favorite part of the holidays is seeing all of the twinkling white lights!
I love going to Christmas Eve service at church and then coming home to yummy appetizers by the tree with my family…
I love seeing the holidays through the eyes of my children. There is nothing better!
I can’t pick just one part of the holiday season — I love it all! The Christmas tree, baking cookies, music, holiday decorations, receiving cards, watching movies with my family, etc., etc. But if I had to pick something, it would be the excitement and joy of anticipation my son has as we prepare for Christmas. It’s magical!
I love it all but especially love watching my children’s excitement.
Allison A. says
I would say my favorite part of the holiday season is looking forward to traditions. I love tradition. I no longer have my sweet mom with us but my dad has been wonderful at keeping up with all the family traditions I grew up with. I have carried those into my own family. Thanks for the opportunity on your generous giveaway!
I agree with you- Christmas cards for sure!
Julie G says
I love Christmas baking!
Heather W. says
My daughter is 2.5 so this will be the first holiday season she will really get caught up in the excitement – I think one of my favorite parts will be decorating cookies with her!
I enjoy decorating with my family.
I love the child-like excitement of the season that we all feel in our household, whether a child or not. I also love the generosity of spirit and kindness I feel from both friends and strangers.
Christy Palmer says
Having all my children and grandchildren under one roof.
Since my daughter was born, my favorite part of the season is living it through her eyes. She is 3 now and it keeps getting better!
Jeri Schille says
I love gathering my family together for Christmas Eve and having our traditional dinner and then watching “It’s a Wonderful Life.” We do this every single year and it never gets old
I used Minted last year for my cards and loved them! So easy to upload your addresses! I Love the way my house feels at night with all the soft lights of the Christmas tree and candles! Such a cozy feeling! And of course I love seeing my children in Christmas pajamas!
Ahh so many good things to choose from, but I love going to see Christmas lights 🙂
Simone Staemmer says
Love to go to the “Christkindelmarket” in Chicago. They serve authentic german food.
Mary C says
My favorite part is decorating the tree with my kids. They pick out a new ornament every year so when we pull the ornaments out, it’s a trip down memory lane.
Hard to choose one favorite but ????But I love all of the traditions!
my favorite part of the holiday season is being with family and doing our favorite traditions!
aimee b says
I love everything about the holiday season!
Cozy nights by the tree.
Teresa Cheng says
I absolutely adore minted!!! They are a fabulous company. We just got family photos taken so I’m excited to actually send out Christmas cards this year! 🙂 my favorite thing about xmas is all the twinkle lights. Day or night- seeing them in my house or at a mall they just make me so happy!
Maureen Moody says
Eating and sharing my Mom’s Christmas cookies with my own kids. Every bite is a memory and I look forward to them every year.
Shanna Schlabach says
Christmas music is my very favorite part of the season. It instantly elevates all our traditions and events when I have it playing in the background.
Mandy Walters says
I love all of the time you get to spend with family!
Beautiful cards! Thanks for the entry.
Courtney S. says
The Christmas magic!
Sandra P says
Favorite part: putting up the tree and pulling the ornaments one by one. Specially love the ones made by my kids.
Tracie M says
I really enjoy decorating the house and tree with the family, and making lots of yummy cookies with the kids.
My hot chocolate and coffee station all decked out in Christmas decor! It allows for frequent friend and family visits during the season (for a good cup of ‘joe or chocolate!), entices me to bake in order to offer homemade goodies alongside the hot drinks, and lots of good conversations , laughter and enjoyment of what it’s all about…. !!
i love how our church does christmas… it’s a joyful celebration for the entire month of december that culminates in an awesome christmas eve service and it just fills me up! aaaahhh i get happy just thinking about it.
gatherings with friends and family, and of course Jesus’s birthday
Joyful Noise! xoxo
Favorite part is visiting my husband’s family in Minnesota — where our kids get to play in snow! Courtney — for our holiday photo shoot I bought the Wayf floral bell sleeve dress after seeing it on your blog — our pics turned out so cute! Thanks for the great idea.
My favorite part of the holiday season is Christmas Eve with my family. We have baking competitions, white elephant gift exchanges, caroling, and games! Truly the most wonderful time of the year as everyone gathers together and takes time away from the hustle and bustle of every day life!
Baking cookies with my son!
I love all of the wonder and magic, especially now that I get to see it through my children’s eyes.
I love driving with my family to the mountains to pick out our Christmas tree, bringing it home and decorating it while listening to Christmas music!
Taking the kids out to hunt for and cut down the “perfect” tree. The kids are always excited at the hopes of being the one to find our tree.
I love decorating our house for Christmas, but my favorite part is when our daughters, their husbands and our grandchildren are here. We try to do some special things for the grands so they will have extra special memories of coming to visit! More than the “normal spoil” kind of things!
Love the Wonders of His Love card!
I love pulling out all the homemade ornaments and family ornaments we get each year. The children take turns picking it each year and it is a HUGE decision! So fun to see the importance they find in it. Also, going shopping alone with each child for them to pick out their gift to give to a sibling. (We draw names since there are 4 and they are young.) They put so much thought into it. Makes my heart full every time!
Thanks for the giveaway, Courtney! Minted is the best!
My favorite thing is going to Candlelight Christmas Eve service and singing Silent Night by candlelight. I love watching my children’s faces as they hold their candle and sing. Family traditions are priceless in my book.
Ann Firkins says
When we go to church on Christmas Eve as a family and ponder the Wonder of His Love.
Amy C. says
My favorite part is Christmas morning!
Brittany Warren says
I love relaxing in my PJs for multiple days in a row! Such a nice break from the normal hustle and bustle.
Having family home is definitely the highlight of the Christmas holidays. Thank you for sharing this wonderful giveaway!!
I love our Shepherds dinner in the living room on blankets with bread, cheese and candles.
I love sending Christmas gifts to my husband’s family in Australia. It’s so fun to find things here in the US that they can’t get there. It’s like a scavenger hunt!
Lisa Ann says
I love going to see the Christmas lights with my family–and drinking hot chocolate afterward. Just being together is the best! Thanks Courtney.. I haven’t tried minted before but I love doing a photo card every year. (And I keep all of the Christmas cards I get, including one of our own, in a gallon size ziploc–one for each year. It seems silly but they are really fun to look back on and it really doesn’t take up too much room. I don’t know how long I’ll keep them all but it’s been a special tradition that I kind of picked up from my grandma. )
I love the Christmas carols!
Laurie Cordeniz says
My favorite part of the Christmas season is having family together in one place! This year will be very different with the loss of my Mother who was always with our family at this time of year. Good lesson – nothing stays the same so make the most of the occasion. Happy Holidays!
Vaishali Sharda says
Setting up the Christmas tree and decorations the weekend after thanksgiving
jennifer m says
I love making a gingerbread house with my kids. Even though they are teens now we take a picture of it every year and plan how we can make it grander for the next one…Too much candy left over and lots of laughs.
I love the holiday traditions….making gingerbread houses, caroling in our neighborhood and watching Christmas classics at the old theater in our town
Hollie M says
I love decorating our house and spending time with our families. Christmas has always been extra special for me because it’s my birthday. Thank you so much for this giveaway – I love Minted and have used their site for the past two years!
I love the Christmas music! Thank you! I enjoy your blog!
I LOVE Christmas Eve. Church is always so warm and cozy and then we go home and the whole neighborhood puts out luminaries.
Christmas music and breakfast with Santa with the kids
I love love Christmas Eve – going to church with my family celebrating the birth of Jesus and singing Christmas songs and then coming home having dinner and play games with the family. Nothing better!
Kelly R says
How can I choose one favorite!? My favorite part is getting together as a family and just enjoying one another’s company!I have to say one of my ultimate favorite activities is chopping down our tree together at the tree farm and decorating it.
Christmas music and spending time with family and friends!
Carol Marshall says
I love the Christmas tree in the early morning while it’s still dark and I’m drinking my tea and getting ready for the day.
I love the Christmas Boat parade and watching it from balboa island
EVERYTHING!!! Especially all the extra family time, and all the traditions.
Kelly D says
I like decorating the Christmas tree with the help of my kids.
I love spending some much needed time with family!
Lori McCoy says
I love taking the time to wrap presents for my wonderful boys and then watching them under the tree trying to figure out what each gift is!! Those stinkers :). Love them and their excitement!!
Leanne Wight says
Since this is my first year as an “empty nester” with both kids away at college, my favorite part will be having them both home at the same time for a whole month!
Sarah LeClair-Jones says
It is a joy to me to listen to classic Christmas music and have extra time at home to enjoy family!
Sole Ravendo says
Choosing and decorating our tree and baking cookies for Santa with my boys!!
Yvette Benitez says
Love baking holiday cookies , changing into our holiday pjs , sipping frozen hot chocolate ( Florida!), & sitting by the lit up tree to enjoy them!!
Nicole C says
Hard to choose just one favorite., but it’s probably all of the pretty Christmas lights. That and baking cookies!
Quiet moments under the lights with my family
Spending time with family (this year with our 1st grandchild!). Most cherished…going to Mass Christmas Eve,
I just love the excitement and magic of the season. My parents were great about playing this up, and it’s so much fun to now do this with my kids!
Kate W says
I love the holiday traditions with family!
I love time with extended family around the lit tree and Christmas music playing!
I love time with extended family around the lit tree with Christmas music playing!
Christmas music and time with family!
My favorite part now is making traditions with my young children- cookies, decorating the tree, singing carols, etc. My favorite part growing up was the midnight Christmas Eve service.
My favorite part is watching the kids share the magic. Now that they are grown, I am looking forward to a full house again for the holidays, including my new grandson! Can’t wait for the chaos – it will all be good commotion, noise, mess, and lots of fun!
I love being with family at home and sitting in pajamas around the fireplace just spending time together.
Alison Morales says
I love decorating our home for the holidays with my family.
Nicole Powell says
The tree and Christmas music.
Driving around in pj’s to look at Christmas lights
Time with family and friends, celebrating the Hope of the season!
My two sons and I spend the first 24 days of December doing Random Acts of Christmas Kindness. I love to see how excited they get as they learn to truly appreciate the giving of this season!
I love all of it – the baking, the decorations, gift giving, church services and Christmas morning.
Love the Christmas tree lights and I love getting and cards.
Carly Baucom says
This is our first Christmas with our baby Girl so I’m pretty sure that will be my new favorite part 🙂
Cozy house and cookies!
Spending a lot of time with extended family
I love the stockings hung on the mantel and the Christmas lights on at night!!
I love all the white Christmas lights!
My favorite part of Christmas is putting up the tree and all the Christmas music! We just had our first baby so I am so excited to watch her explore all that the season has to offer!
Brooke Davis says
My favorite part of the holiday season is my family. I live 14 hours away from them, and I look forward to seeing most of them at Christmas.
Kristin H. says
I love the sparkle in my kids’ eyes when they come down the stairs on Christmas morning.
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
I love it all! Christmas is my favorite!
Allison Stein says
I just love all of the Christmas parties and having all of our family in town to visit. I also love all of the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel! 🙂
Christmas is our time for family, friends, and the beautiful bright lights shining on cool, clear nights!!
Advent, treasuring Jesus and spending time with extended family.
I love it all! But wrapping presents has always been my favorite!
Randall Harrison says
Watching the Christmas tree lights in the evenings with my kiddos.
My favorite part of Christmas is decorating the tree the weekend after Thanksgiving with all our family!
I love getting Christmas cards in the mail too! Thanks for the great giveaway.
Anne Green says
Being with family!
I love everything about the holidays! The feeling of joy, god and family/friends.
Michelle W says
I love when everyone is off work and we can all just hang out! It’s a tie between that and buying gifts. I love the holidays!
I love the smell of fresh trees and time with my sweet family!
Amy Gallardo says
I love to see the wonder in my boys eyes at the holidays (cheesy but true).
Cammie B. says
The look on my kids face when they wake Christmas morning!
Heather Collins says
Getting snail mail filled with pictures and news from loved ones…the best!
Spending time with my family
I love the memories we make as a family and even though it isn’t always all perfect, it’s ours.
I love coming home to the decorations and enjoying the lights on the tree!
I love gathering with family and friends during the Holidays. It’s such a special time to make memories for the kids.
Chantal Guidi says
I love baking with Christmas music on!!
Benny Sequeira says
Decorating, decorating, decorating !
Felecia Fuller says
I love all the holiday parties with friends and family!
Baking while listening to Christmas Carols- and the family together time!
Carey Hastings says
Christmas eve childrens mass…
My favorite part of the holidays are the traditions whether it’s going to the national Christmas tree lighting, listening to carols, or exploring nearby towns for their own twist on the holidays. It’s all about the build up and anticipation of what’s to come!
Katie H says
I love listening to my kids every year remember our traditions and look forward to them again! Such a sweet, fun time of year!!!
Lizzie @ This Happy Life says
I love all the traditions we have now made as our own family – chopping down our Christmas tree, going to see Santa, going to see Christmas lights, ice skating. Everything about the holiday season makes me happy!
Jill Kidd says
I love holiday music!
Michele L says
I love Christmas music. My kids are already starting to practice their Christmas songs on the piano so they can perfect them for church and a concert in a nursing home
My favorite is grabbing a cup of coffee and watching my kids faces on Christmas morning. It makes all of the craziness of the season worth it. And cookies. I love Christmas cookies 😉
Stacy Heckman says
My favorite part of the holiday season are all of the traditions we do with our kids. From seeing the Nutcracker ballet with my mom, to watching Polar Express and setting up our train track – it’s all so fun to watch through their eyes.
Emily Redden says
Attending Christmas Mass with my entire family is magical.
Melinda Blonshine says
My absolute favorite part is watching the pure excitement on my 3 young boys faces when they wake up on Christmas morning and see that Santa visited!
jennifer g says
my favorite part about christmas is sharing all of it’s wonder and magic with my husband and children
Amy Longeteig says
I love experiencing the wonder of the holiday with my young daughter – so sweet!
The tree and decor!
Amy C says
I send out Christmas cards every year so it would be great to win!
deb fann says
I love the smells of Christmas! The tree, cooking and baking, egg nog….mmmm
Jen B says
I love everything about Christmas. The reminder of Christ in my life, Christmas music, lights and trees, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!
Christmas music – all day, every day!
Sage L. says
I love singing Christmas songs with my two kiddos!
Casey H says
This year my favorite part of the holiday season will be going home to see our families. 3 years away is a long time.
Lucinda Balk says
We are blessed to have our grandchildren live in the same town as us. My favorite Christmas tradition is heading to their house Christmas morning so they can show us what Santa brings them. My in-laws started this tradition with our daughters and I remember how much we all loved seeing them Christmas morning.
Lucinda BAlk says
I typed my e-mail incorrectly. Oops!
Kate Pacyna says
I love unpacking all the decorations and the memories that come along with them. I have some that were my grandparents’ and mine as a kid and they are so special to me.
Beth Glidden says
Decorating my house! And Christmas cookies!
I love driving around as a family to marvel at Christmas lights.
Emily Leinenweaver says
My favorite part of Christmas is strolling around an outdoor mall, smelling all the Christmas smells, seeing all the decorations, feeling the nip in the air, and sipping on a hot coco just watching the people scurry to and fro.
Tera Keatts says
I love all the food.
Wendy Chandler says
Honoring my father who passed in September…following all of our traditions and feeling his presence.
I love spending time with family. It’s great to be cozy in one spot with them, enjoying the company of each other and celebrating the meaning of the season, to be thankful for all you have.
Hannah MM says
I love the atmosphere of hope, love, and joy that comes with the holidays.
Jackie Metzger says
Cuddling with my little ones on the couch with a fire and watching Elf.
The favorite part of the holiday season for me is a very new tradition with my 1 1/2 year old: going to the tree farm and cutting down our tree. It is so much fun, and the grandparents come along as well.
Holiday Music and cuddling by the fire with my family.
White lights, Christmas music, family, gatherings, & baking are a few favorites!
Katy Hinsdale says
I love seeing the joy and excitement in my 3 daughters’ eyes…it’s the best!
Jennifer Kramer says
I love teaching my daughter how to make bourbon balls and fudge (and peanut brittle if I have time) as my mother taught me! We have a small family and passing down traditions has become very important to me.
Spending time with family.
Being home with my family, and going to church together.
Lisa B says
Love it all, family time most of all! xo
Rachel Burns says
I love sitting in my living room at night and looking at the christmas tree. It’s very peaceful.
Suzanne Fischard says
My favorite thing about the holiday season is that the focus is on the positive – family, giving, time together!
My favorite part of the holiday season is family traditions (e.g., cutting down our Christmas tree, family photos for holiday cards, making particular Christmas cookies, etc.)! Can’t wait!
I love my children’s excitement throughout the season! It just makes my heart sing!!
Mary Miller says
I love to soak up the time away from the normal “hustle and bustle” and enjoy a simple season with friends and family!
I love minted, thank you for hosting this giveaway! So many things I love about the season, the preparations, gift giving and being with family!
Jessica N. says
Every year my husband and I have a holi-date to go get hot chocolate and do something fun like ice skating, the symphony, or just go look at Christmas lights. It’s usually the first weekend in December, and now that we have kids we want them to join in on the fun! Traditions are the best way to celebrate as a family as we draw near to Christmas!
Heather P says
I love all the outdoor lights on the houses!
Lizzi Galland says
I just love reading your blog! I love the mix of clothes , home, and life.
I love the feeling of warmth the house has during the holidays….twinkle lights, the smell of fresh greenery and the extra giggles and anticipation from the kiddos!!
Favorite part of the Holiday season is seeing how magical it is in my boys eyes!
Melissa Norelli says
I love walking the neighborhood at night with hot chocolate…checking out all the holiday lights.
Heidi Robbins says
I love picking out a Christmas tree with my family and decorating it!
I love spending the down time with my family. Listening to Christmas music and just enjoying each other’s company. Seeing the kids faces light up with our elf each morning is special too!
Curling up under the xmas lights with a mug of hot cocoa and watching xmas movies.
Kirsten Rasmussen says
I love the Spirit that comes with the season….everyone being a little kinder than usual, doing service and recognizing those less fortunate, gift giving to those we love and cherish and the joy that arrives with the holidays.
The birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas Eve and homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.
Great giveaway ! My favorite part of the holiday is decorating the Christmas tree and cherishing in our family ornamanets !
Stacey Claassen says
I absolutely love all the Christmas parties! I love dressing up and having great company.
Baking cookies is always my favorite part!
Melinda Herman says
I love all the special traditions that our family does each Christmas season!
I love an excuse to make fudge (and eat it)!
I love the stillness of a snowy day!
Time with family!
Kerry Termine says
I love having the house decorated and spending more time at home with family
We always go as a family to get our angel tree gifts and then pick out the christmas tree together as a family on the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season focusing on others and spending time as a family!
Rebecca Knapp says
I love getting out to look at Christmas lights with my family!
I love the anticipation of it all- reading advent devotionals, listening to Christmas music, decorating the tree. Everything is just more special this time of year!
Rebecca penick says
As a working mother, I look forward to taking the time off to spend with my kids. One of our traditions is to give the kids pjs on Christmas Eve so they have something festive to wake up in for morning gift unwrap. I love sending ( and receiving photo cards) but I admit getting that perfect picture can be a bit stressful. Must say that I do love MINT designs – very classy!
Too many good things to list but time with family is at the top for sure!
I love taking off of work between Christmas and Nre Years, and slowing down the pace of life to savor time with family.
courtney griffin says
Favorite thing about Christmas – my children’s faces as they walk into the living room on Christmas morning.
valerie sobus says
My favorite part is experiencing it from my toddler’s perspective — the trees, lights, music — everything is so much more magical 🙂
My favorite part of Christmas is the coziness a Christmas tree adds to our living room…waking up early sitting by the glowing tree, sipping coffee and watching the snow fall outside is the best! ❤️
I love getting to spend extra time with the kids which includes our tradition of baking and decorating beautiful Christmas cookies.
Audrey Stewart says
My best time for the holidays, is when we go to the airport and pick up the rest of our family. It is the best feeling to see them after so many months.
I love driving around looking at all the lights!
Melody Allen says
I love Family… . Decorating with family, cooking with family, sharing a meal with family, hanging out with family… Etc. It’s a nice time to catch up from all the busyness of the year and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa together.
Mary Seals says
I LOVE your blog and am ready to celebrate this Christmas season with my “Wonders of his Love”
KATELYN PHILLIPS says
The generosity of others spread without a second thought. It’s simply beautiful!
I love how excited my little boy gets.
Bringing joy to my children (ages 4 and 1).
Kerri Abbott says
It’s difficult to be sad or a grouch when listening to Christmas music—love it! I believe this year will be my favorite looking into the faces of my newborn triplets! Merry Christmas!
I love EVERYTHING about the Christmas season, and I’m always sad when it is over!!
Jennifer P says
I love having the tree lit up every night 🙂 And the holiday parties with all of our friends!
Andrea Hauser says
I love the lights on the Christmas tree, especially at night.
Jo B. says
My favorite part of Christmas is shopping with my husband to buy gifts. Then we wrap them together: he boxes and wraps and then I ‘beautify’. So fun to be a team this time of year.
My favorite part of the season is the way a Christmas tree cozies up a room, the time spent with family to enjoy each other, and the reflection on the true Christmas story.
Lindsey McElligott says
I love listening to holiday music and decorating the house with my kiddos!
I absolutely love seeing my kids be all excited over the lights, cookies and just overall the sparkling decorations!
The excitement of my kids! I love that they feel the magic of Christmas!
Christi L Duke says
I also love hand addressing the cards but this year with 2 little girls under 2…there is no time! I LOVE the way the print looks on the addresses! How fun to recieve one!
Thanks for a having a contest – I would love to win some Minted $$$$ 🙂
I love the whole season, but my favorite tradition is picking out our Christmas tree with the kids, and then decorating it. The fire, hot chocolate, tree and kid’s laughter warms my heart every time!
Cassie Benedick says
My favorite part of the season is being with family and enjoying the traditions we have created over the years. Holiday dinners and tree decorations, watching Harry Potter on marathon, opening one gift at a time to name a few. Also, I was born on Christmas so the day is a little extra special for me 😉
My favorite part of the season is time to slow down and reflect on our Lord Jesus Christ and the gift we have in His salvation. Togetherness as a family and making special memories together is also cherished.
Sara S. says
I love Christmas music playing while we are sitting next to a lit tree with hot chocolate. Is there anything more relaxing than moments like that? ! I truly love the Christmas season. I am always filled with so much joy.
Nicolette Goetz says
I love decorating and the coziness it brings to our home. Baking day with my mom and sisters is always a great memory. Looking forward to experiencing the joy of the season with my 14month old!
Sarah Lehmer says
The Christmas tree, of course!
Well, it’s my birthday too so I enjoy that 🙂
Family, friends & food! Thanks for a great giveaway!
Caroline Blick says
I enjoy time with family the most! Christmas cards are one of my favorite parts of the season, and I agree, no matchy-matchy outfits! The one exception was last year when we all wore Christmas pajamas (my husband, 2 kids, dog and pretty pregnant me). It was a fun way to get a cute picture when I wasn’t feeling so cute!
I love watching the sheer joy in my children’s eyes at the wonder of the Holiday season!! I have sent Minted cards for four years running now! My husband always complains about the cost, but nothing compares to their gorgeous designs and top quality paper. I love beautiful cards!!
Rachael Beck says
I love that it feels magical around Christmas time and having kids makes it so much more meaningful to me, thoughtfully picking something out for them to enjoy and watching their little faces as the open it is best part. I also really like the Christmas cards we get, we have moved so many times that we get to stay in touch in that way and it’s fun to see the families grow and change over the years.
Linda Lee says
My fave holiday activity is singing holiday songs in the car with my kids. 🙂 They get so bummed after the holidays when the holiday music isn’t playing on the radio anymore.
Also, I love creating and sending out our family holiday card every year. This Minted giveaway is awesome! Good luck to everyone!
Cary Pawlacyk says
My favorite part of the holiday season is the warmth and feeling that comes with it! 🙂
Katie Lochte says
I love Christmas break! The downtime between Christmas and the New Year is festive, laid back and fun with no travelling or stress. Just family games, movies, etc. I LOVE IT!
Amy Witherspoon says
My favorite holiday activity is a 8 year tradition now….To avoid the crazy lines at the mall, we open our home to our friends and family with a visit from Santa (google Santa Danny – he is the cutest!). The children are called up by name from Santa to sit on his lap and visit with him. Once everyone has a chance to sit with him for a few minutes, the older kids read questions prepared for him…. the best questions are those that Santa teaches the kids the true spirit of Christmas and the birth of our Savior. The kids are in awe of Santa but hearing that Jesus is the reason for the season coming from Santa is so special. Santa then spends the rest of his time reading Christmas stories to the children. We love this tradition and all the decorating and baking in preparation for it!!
Marla Payne says
I love Christmas Eve service with my family and church family in downtown Charleston! Love reconnecting with old friends and family! Love celebrating my Saviour’s birth.
I love being with my family and especially love the day we go and get our christmas tree!
I live the joy of the season and looking forward to receiving holiday cards from friends and family – heck even from businesses. Weird right?
Decorating our Christmas tree as a family!
Fires in the fireplace, Christmas music, and Baileys Irish Cream on ice!
Sheila White says
Christmas movies by a fire! ????
Time with family and friends.
I love to decorate my home and enjoy time with a fire, watching a traditional holiday movie and spend relaxing time with loved ones.
Experiencing Christmas again through the eyes and hearts of my children.
Amanda Baker says
I love watching Christmas movies with my kids!
Kimberly Holland says
My favorite part of the Holiday Season is being around all my loved ones. This time of year you just want to Eating wonderful fattening foods, bundle up watching Christmas movies , listening to Christmas music and laughing with your family.
My favorite part of the holiday season is getting to spend extra time with my family.
I am continuing a tradition my mom had and each year, we choose an ornament for each of our children that is unique to that year in their life. Some times the ornament represents an activity they participated in that year or a particular place they visited. I look forward to this challenge each year and giving them their ornament when we decorate the tree.
Gina D says
I love it ALL, but mostly just gathering with family and friends.
Tracey Tribble says
My favorite part of the holidays is listening to Christmas music and baking cookies! Fingers crossed that I win! 🙂
It’s the anticipation of Christmas and the memories we make together preparing for this special day. Our favorite being our family of five in the kitchen all day making cut out cookies. My girls and I put on my mom’s old aprons and we use our Nana’s famous recipe for the dough. We all take turns to mix & roll. Then we use old cutters that our great grandparents once used to cut our dough. We all have our favorite shape to use. Then we bake, frost, and the kid’s favorite part…decorate the fresh baked cookies with too many sprinkles! The cookies aren’t perfect, but the quality TIME we spend together during the busy holiday season as a family is !❤️
Christina tortomasi says
My most favorite part of the holiday season is the nostalgia of it all. The traditions we carry on from when I was little, like baking cookies, listening to Christmas music, and having A delicious Mexican dinner on Christmas Eve like my mom used to do, and some of the new traditions I have started with my family, like driving around to look at the lights, and watching Home Alone. It takes me back to when I was little and there is nothing like it. Oh, and of course plaid. Lots and lots of plaid!
My favorite part of the holidays is getting together with my siblings and our children and grandchildren. Since we are scattered all over the country this is a really special time.
Colleen F says
Being present and taking the time to watch the joy and excitement in my children’s faces when we bake cookies, wrap gifts, see Santa or sit by the tree listening to Christmas music.
Lindsey A. says
I love gift giving & holiday baking! So much warmth & love surrounds this season. It’s wonderful.
The overall feeling of the holidays is my favorite. It truly brings a warmth to your heart. Having family and friends gather and laugh is amazing.
Oh Courtney I am not sure I can pick just one thing! I love so much about the season. However, this year I am looking forward (so much) to my college kids coming home!! Eekk!! Every year I love all the red and white and the smells! Really all of the senses get a treat!
I love the magic during Christmas Time!
Spending time with loved ones.
I love singing Christmas hymns and sharing thanks that God sent His Son!
laura janning says
love everything about this holiday season!
the fresh snow on a quiet sunny morning, warm coffee, layers of decorations and friends and family gathering over a delicious meal!
Lea Anna says
Alyssa Aragon says
all the troubles in the world and our lives seem so small. pure happiness!
I love driving around and looking at lights with my family!
I love to see my son and daughter laugh and smile at all of the joys during Christmas time! My son who loves to help decorate for the holidays and my daughter who has had her outfit picked out for Christmas since before Halloween.
I love Christmas Eve–Having egg nog, summer sausage, cheese balls and crackers. And then opening Christmas pajamas!
Christmas trees and music
I love family returning home for this special time of the year…playing games, cooking together, watching movies, wishing for snow, and waiting for Santa.
Christmas Eve service with our now (grown) children!
My favorite holiday tradition is going with my family, dog included, to cut down our Christmas tree. I grew up doing this and hope my children will continue this tradition with their families someday. No artificial tree for us!
Lisa Moura says
I love to look at my 5 & 7 year olds eyes when they see the tree light up for the 1st time.
Marquetta Handy says
Creating memories and honoring traditions.
I love curling up on the couch with my hubby, watching Christmas movies, drinking cocoa and enjoying the glow of lights from the Christmas tree!
Alison B says
I love the joy to the world card!
I love everything about Christmas! Decorating, baking cookies, making gingerbread houses, music, lights. I love to see my son’s excitement at seeing all of the decorations!
There’s so many things to love during Christmas time! But my favorite is the special time we spend as a family first to gather at mass and then having a midnight feast and gift opening. 🙂
Amy Williams says
I love the whole season, but my most favorite is snuggling on the coach with hubby and the kiddos and watching all of our favorite Christmas movies!
Rachel Morrison says
I love reading Christmas books with my daughter and stuffing my face full of delicious food.
I love all the special traditions we celebrate with family at Christmas time!
Shelley L says
My favorite is all our family traditions… tree lighting, christmas cookies and elf antics.
Brandi Doherty says
Susan Daley says
I love decorating each Christmas with my kids!
We wrap up 25 Christmas books and put them under the tree at the start of the season. My children LOVE selecting one to open and read each evening and I love their anticipation and joy as they rediscover or exclaim over our favorites!
Pam Godfrey says
I love planning the special meals for my family – thoughtfully considering what each members really enjoys, preparing everything unhurriedly and then watching with joyful delight as my family partakes and fellowships. THAT is one of the best parts of Christmas for me!
This giveaway is officially over. Thank you so much for sharing such special traditions. I loved reading every single one of them. Stop by Monday as I will be announcing the winner. Enjoy your weekend. xo
Jeannie Swanson says
My favorite part of Christmas is EVERYTHING!!! I just love it all! From the tree to the decorations, the snow, celebrating the birth of Jesus, giving gifts…. I just love it all!!!
Kristy Chuhaloff says
I love giving gifts. It’s my love language!!
Simple Joy letterpress is gorgeous!
jessica orlando says
I love the joy on my children’s faces during the holidays!
Enjoying the tree all season long, especially during lazy evenings snuggled under blankets with warm tea or cocoa….
I love the festive air and getting to come together with family and friends
I like getting a Christmas tree
Melissa Hogstad says
I can’t even pick just one.. the sarcastically “too early to put up the tree” happened last night.. ha… the time with friends knowing so many are coming from near and far … the putting up of the decorations… I swear our youngest who’s 3 could not be any more excited for xmas.. the decorations are more than enough for him, he isn’t even interested in the presents..