Tag Archives: holidays

Santa’s Little Helpers Helping at Home

Santa's Little Helper

Santa’s Little Helpers are at our house. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent my two youngest kids some t-shirts, hats, and ornaments. Aren’t my little helpers cute? As you can see in the photos on this page, Santa’s Little Helpers have been helping around the house. I think they’ve made Santa’s nice list this year. BTW, Santa’s Little Helper is available now on DVD and Digital HD — just in time for the holidays.

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Chuggington Honking Holidays Twitter Party – $300 worth of prizes

I just want to write a quick note to let you know Chuggington will hold a traintastic Twitter party next Thursday (December 6) from 2-3 pm EST. In addition to great holiday conversation, there will be opportunities for party attendees to win a train load of Chuggington goodies and prizes. Prizes include Chuggington games, books, DVDs, and a Chuggington-filled Leapster from Leapfrog. There will be over $300 worth of prizes awarded during the hour. Just follow the #HonkingHolidays hastag to join the party next Thursday.

Ship it Smart with FedEx – Win a $25 AmEx Gift Card

I hope you have all your packages ready to ship because Christmas is only 12 days away. To help dads and moms get through the holiday shipping season, FedEx has put together a list of packing tips to help get your special gifts to your friends and family on time and in one piece. In addition to the tips I’m going to blog about, FedEx is also giving a prize pack to help you with your shipping needs for the holidays. The prize pack consists of:

  • $25 American Express gift card to ship your gifts at any FedEx location
  • 8″ x 8″ x 8″ brown FedEx box
  • Roll of heavy-duty packing tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Brown packing paper
  • Holiday-themed address cards to put inside your packed box
  • Pack & Ship Tips sheet of helpful info from FedEx packaging experts

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Holiday Gift Guide – Friends Edition

Christmas starts earlier and earlier every year, but I never thought retailers would start running pre Black Friday sales before Halloween. Thanksgiving is already overwhelmed with Christmas ads. Now Christmas is also trying to bump off Halloween, which I think is the best holiday of the year. It looks like bloggers are getting into the early Christmas bandwagon too. I noticed some bloggers and publications posted their holiday gift guides two months before Christmas.

I wasn’t planning on publishing my gift guide until after Thanksgiving, but I feel left behind. I have not started my holiday gift guide yet so I decided to post a list of review and giveaway products that were featured on my dad blog in the last 12 months. Wow, until I compiled the list below, I didn’t realize I had so many friends (thank you sponsors!). BTW, I might have another super, rocking giveaway prize coming up. Details have not been finalized yet, but it will be awesome. Cross your fingers. In the meantime, if you’re already looking for ideas, take a look at the holiday gift guide below.

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Photo Card Creations Holiday Giveaway

Good morning, readers. Today we have another giveaway courtesy of Photo Card Creations (an online retailer of custom photo cards, invitations, and announcements). This time around, Photo Card Creations is giving away a $50 gift certificate on my dad blog. Photo Card Creations offers hundreds of card designs and a variety of high quality paper types. Each order is personally handle by a professional graphic designer. For 2010, Photo Card Creations have added dozens of new photo holiday cards designs — including their cool die cut ornate, scallop shaped and circle ornament cards.

Photo Card Creations holiday cards

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Photo Card Creations Giveaway Winner – iPad Coming

Hoa Le is the winner of the Photo Card Creations Giveaway. If you didn’t win, feel free to enter the other giveaways on my dad blog (I will be giving away an Apple iPad later this month!):

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Photo Card Creations Giveaway – Win a $35 Gift Certificate

Today’s giveaway is brought to you by Photo Card Creations, which is an online retailer of custom photo cards, invitations, and announcements. Photo Card Creations offers photo cards for weddings, baby announcements, party invitations, and holidays. They have been around for over nine years. I have not used their service before, but their cards look stunning. Take a look for yourself:

birth announcement photo cardwedding invitation photo card

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Christmas Photo 2009

This is the holiday photo we used on our Christmas cards this year. Aren’t the kids cute? We actually took the photograph a week before Thanksgiving because of baby’s feeding tube.

Happy holidays everyone!

[Reminder: Wednesday is the last day for the HP TouchSmart 600 PC Giveaway and the first day for the Kia Sorento’s Things We Won’t Give Up Giveaway.]

Christmas 2009 - my four kids (ages nine, six, four, and nine months)
(Photo taken with my obsolete Canon A540)