Hamper Giveaway

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Last week, I hit over 10,000 views on this blog...a fact that has left me completely and utterly gobsmacked! When I started The Freckled Fieldnotes a little over a year ago, I could never have imagined that my teeny tiny blog would reach such an incredible number. It's amazing for me to think, not only of how much I have grown in the space of year, but also of how much further I have been able to push myself creatively through simply writing and updating this blog- and it's all thanks to you wonderful people!

So, in celebration of such a massive personal milestone, I thought I would put together a special giveaway for all the lovely readers that have helped me get to this point...and what better gift is there at this time of year than a little hamper filled with lots of cosy and seasonal treats?


If you want to win this lovely hamper, all you have to do is like my page over on Facebook and leave a comment on this post telling me all about your favourite, cosy Christmas memory! 

The deadline for entering is  30/11/16.


A few Terms and Conditions:

- This giveaway is open to UK entrants only (due to shipping costs!)
- Entry is via the Rafflecopter widget below
- One winner will be chosen at random through the Rafflecopter widget
- The product offered to you in the giveaway is free of charge and there is no purchase necessary
- The winner will be be contacted through either the email address or twitter handle provided
- If you win and are contacted, you will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen
- The giveaway will run from 12:00 AM GMT 16/11/16 until 12:00 AM GMT 30/11/16
- All entries will be moderated and any duplicate, false or incomplete entries will be deleted
- All items are either brand new or handmade by myself + I cannot be held responsible for anything damaged in transit

Phew! Now all that's out the way, let's take a look at some of the things you could win!


Inside the hamper...

* A pair of cosy, cashmere-blend socks
* A starry, gold-foiled notebook for all your Christmas plans
* A handmade, clay star garland
* Some yummy Strawberry + Clotted Cream Cornish Shortbread
* An exclusive trio of 'Little Fieldnotes' prints
* A handmade, lemon + tea Cornish soap
* Some Teapigs Popcorn tea for those cosy film nights
* & a little thank you note from me!



And here's the Rafflecopter widget that you can enter the giveaway through:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway competition is only open for two weeks- so get going! I really hope you can enter this one. I'm so excited to send it off to brighten up someone's winter evenings!

In the meantime,
All the love,

Sian x

132 comments

  1. Well done on reaching that! I'm about a 5th of that, so I'm in awe haha! Love reading your blog, looking forward to what else is to come :)

    Honor xxx | studentviewoflondon.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) your blog is awesome & you post such gorgeous pics so I'm sure you'll get there really soon! Thank you so much for reading + entering :D xxx

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  2. Congratulations! I came across your blog a couple of months ago and enjoy reading your posts :) What a lovely giveaway too!

    Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Kayleigh, that's so lovely to hear :) xxx

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  3. Wow congratulations! Milestones are so personal and you should be really proud! :) Alice xxx

    www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk

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  4. What a fab giveaway! My favourite Christmas memory is from when I was about 5 or 6 years old and it actually snowed on Christmas Day (albeit a very small amount!) but at the time I thought it was magical!

    Charli
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    1. Thank you so much for reading + entering Charli! Oh, that sounds so magical :) I always wish for snow at Christmas! ps. your blog is fabulous :D xxx

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  5. Woodland walking with Dad, kicking leaves and talking ~

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  6. My favourite memory was when I got my first bike from santa! I couldn't wait to ride it.

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  7. waking up xmas morning and the neighbours had come home from the pub a bit drunk and built me a snowman in the back garden

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  8. My favourite Christmas and Wintertime memory was when i was about 6 i went away with my sister, mum and dad to iceland for a incredible festive getaway, it was so magical.x

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  9. I really love decorating the house! I have plans to make my own wreath this year, just getting lots of inspiration online. Trying to do it as budget friendly as possible. :)

    Jen xx
    www.kitsch-n-sync.com

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  10. Spending Christmas at our family holiday home on the Isle of Arran and watching the snow falling outside! I think it is the only white Christmas I can remember experiencing and it felt magical when we were all cosy inside the cottage!

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  11. Making a snowman as big as me with my dad one Christmas

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  12. my mum telling me she couldnt afford the racer bike i had wanted all year and on xmas morning coming down and finding no bike...i had accepted it we didn't have loads of cash so i knew it was how it had to be. My mum sneezed and asked me to go get her some tissue from the downstairs bathroom. Lo and behold squeezed in to the bathroom (no idea how she did it that room is tiny!) was the best purple/silver racer you have ever seen. great memory :-)

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  13. Tell me all about your favourite Christmas or Wintertime memory!....

    going to church on christmas morning and singing carols with the community. I find nothing more festive than group singing. (The best way to spread christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear)

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  14. My favourite Christmas memories are always doing loads of baking with my mum for all of our friends and family x

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  15. My favourite winter memory is being off school when it snowed and being able to spend all day bouncing between sliding around in the snow and warming up indoors with hot chocolate in front of films!

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  16. My favourite memory is decorating the christmas tree with my family and enjoying warm hot chocolate to celebrate the lights switch on!

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  17. my favourite wintertime memory is when we had a lot of snow and we took our children sledging for the first time, they loved it, we loved it, the dog had a go too, great fun!

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  18. Fab competition! I spent last christmas with my little boy at butlins. Was just me and my toddler & we really enjoyed it! The first of many amazing christmas memories to be made x

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  19. I'm not sure if it was Christmas time or not but it was snowing, we lived in a little village in Devon at the time so it was all very picturesque. My dad is a carpenter and he made us this really beautiful sleigh we took it to the field and spent the whole day sledging:) happy times

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  20. When my children started to "get" Christmas was the best one - so exciting when they understand what it is all about.

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  21. congratulations!!!! i have great memories when i was little, i used to move the camp bed into my brother's room xmas eve & mum always woke us up before 6am :))

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  22. Pork sandwichs on Christmas Eve at my mums house for when I was born till now

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  23. It has to be the feeling of excitement I used to get as a child of the thought of the presents I would be getting when I woke up on Christmas morning

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  24. Getting up at 5am every year with my sisters and brothers!

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  25. Lying in bed on christmas eve hardly able to sleep and yet determined I had to incase Santa was cross x

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  26. Mine has to be the Christmas when it actually snowed when I was a kid - we built a massive igloo in the garden!

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  27. When my brother put a gnome on the Christmas tree! Love, Incredibrie Cheesy x

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  28. Congratulations! Having 6 children christmas is a magical time of year for me, seeing all the smiles on xmas morning, although some are getting older every year is an extra memory that i shall never forget x

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  29. Christmas when all of us siblings were young. With 5 of us we used to have a lot of fun.

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  30. my fondest christmas memories as a child are probably at my dads house, he always had an open fire and it was always so toasty and cosy on christmas day. All our cousins would come over and 16 of us would sit down to christmas dinner- lovely times - Ann Marie Gould

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  31. every year my other half gets out our model village...its our tradition to buy a new addition every year

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  32. Congrats! Your blog is lovely :) My favourite Christmas memory is of my sister and I leaving out mince pies for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph on Christmas eve. We wanted to leave out milk as well but my Dad insisted on a glass of red wine :P

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  33. My favourite memory is having a Christmas picnic with the family years ago

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  34. Waking up to find my china doll dressed by my nan

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  35. I remember the look on my prents face when I asked them where the presents were from them after opening all of wanted gifts. How naive I was back then haha !

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  36. The Christmas that I got my Sindy house, it was awesome. The house had 4 floors and was huge!

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  37. waking up to several feet of snow one christmas morning in my childhood. really magical

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  38. My favourite Christmas memory is being young and waking up to presents with my brother

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  39. I remember when I got a Nintendo Wii for Christmas, me and my brother couldn't have been more happy C: That was noticed by my parents when we refused to stop looking at it

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  40. Waking up on our pretend 'xmas' morning with my bestfriends/housemates in our matching Christmas pyjamas. Opening our presents together and then team cooking a scrummy Christmas dinner before a candle lit carol service in the evening. The best pretend Christmas ever.

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  41. I would say waking up on Christmas morning when I was a kid and seeing my stocking full

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  42. I will always remember my 10th Christmas as I got my purple Raleigh bike! My parents kept telling me they couldn't afford one and there it was Christmas morning! I was delighted! :)

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  43. Xmas with all the family around the dinner table, happy and peaceful

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  44. My christmas memory is decorating the tree as a child with my parents, it was my favourite part of christmas

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  45. When a guy I really liked at the time turned up at my door with shaving foam on his face pretending to be Santa Claus!

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  46. My favourite wintertime memories are from the time we lived in Canada - my lovely neighbours used to make an outdoor skating rink in their garden and we would have great winter skating parties

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  47. My most memorable is coming downstairs very early Christmas morning before my parents were up and finding Santa Claus asleep on the sofa? ;) Well...it turned out to be my Dad's uncle who was in the merchant navy and looked like Uncle Albert in Fools and Horses but you can imagine my amazement as a little girl thinking Santa had dozed off whilst delivering my presents. x

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  48. My favourite wintertime memory is being so delighted if it was really bad weather and the school buss didn't turn up. An unexpected day off school was always a treat :-)

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  49. My brother refusing his dinner and having a boiled egg for his Christmas dinner.

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  50. Many years ago my sister being on a Weightwatchers diet and having to watch us tuck into the full Christmas dinner

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  51. Decorating the tree was great as a child

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  52. Decorating the tree was great as a child

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  53. Last Christmas Eve afternoon, we had Carols from Kings on the radio, and my little girl helped make the mince pies and finish off decorating the cake. It's great now the children are old enough to help,. We also made a special mince pie for Father Christmas, and food for the reindeer. it felt as if Christmas was really here

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  54. my daughter last year at nearly 3. It was the first year she was excited by it all :-)

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  55. Finding a dolls house on Christmas morning

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  56. Going to Winter Wonderland for the first time with my daughter, she think it's Magical so we go every year now :)

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  57. Aged 10 ish, my dad took my sister and I to the local park after it had snowed on Boxing Day. We made a HUGE snowman which was taller than me ;)

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  58. When I opened my present a found a massive calculator.

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  59. When I opened my present a found a massive calculator.

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  60. The most memorable is probably when I got my first pair of skis for Christmas (I grew up in the Swiss mountains so they where quite useful there) I just remember asking for a bar of chocolate or skis and being so happy because I got both

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  61. My first christmas as a little family of my own with my husband and 3 month old daughter unwrapping all of her presents for her and just feeling complete

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  62. Oh I have so many from my childhood but going carol singing with my Mum has to be my absolute favourite, such special memories!

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  63. Midnight mass when my dad made us laugh about a lady's fur hat looking like a cat - the church was not the right place for a fit of giggles.

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  64. New slippers, mince pies, singing carols, watching cheesy christmas films... loads of lovely memories

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  65. Congratulations! My memory is playing jenga with my grandad and we had so much fun, he sadly passed away shortly after.

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  66. Our first Christmas in our home 18 years ago. Hubby had not had a Christmas tree in over a decade & didn't want one but I said we had to have a new one for our new house. Then he saw a bargain. He bought a 7ft artificial tree which took up half the living room! All the kids had to sit on the floor all through Christmas as we had to take out one of the sofas to fit it in. We had a wonderful time though & the kids (adults now) still talk about it!

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  67. Favourite Christmas memory is walking around the house in mine and my brother's giant christmas stockings which were the size of my legs :)

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  69. Ice skating with my Dad when I was little.

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  70. Snow at christmas when i was about 8years old. Grandad made a sledge and we had great fun

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  71. My favourite Christmas memory is that it always snowed at Christmas and we went sledging - that was because I grew up in the North East of Scotland. Now I live in Cornwall and it never snows at Christmas!

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  72. I remember when I was little, we didn't have a sledge and one snowy winter my Uncle came to visit. He made a sled out of a bid lid and we had the most amazing afternoon sledging on our super fast bin lid together. When we took the bin lid home, it was so bent it didn't fit any more and my mum was super cross. But we didn't care because we'd had such an amazing time!

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  73. My favourite Christmas memory was being chosen to be an angel in the Christmas nativity, almost made up for the disappointment of not being Mary but I loved it all the same, so special!

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  74. waking up early and jumping on my mums bed to open our stockings

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  75. I have fond memories of putting up the christmas tree with my family as a child. WE got a real one which smelled amazing

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  76. Having snowball fights as children and then coming in for hot vimto

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  77. Lining up on the stairs on Christmas morning

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  78. my favourite memory is all piling into my parents bed to open our stockings together - a tradition I've carried on with my 2

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  79. My favourite Christmas memory is getting my first bike.

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  80. I can't say I have any fond Christmas memories, I'm hoping to create some this year.

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  81. gosh the children's faces and delight that Father Christmas had been

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  82. My nanny drinking too much baileys at christmas and locking herself in the bathroom lol

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  83. My favourite memory of Christmas is of watching little angels turning on a carousel that was powered by a candle, as the angels spun around they hit little bells and made a tinkling sound. I used to love watching and listening to it. It was made of gold coloured metal and the candle light made the little angels look so lovely. Congratulations on your milestone Sian and many more to come :0)

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  84. My favourite memory has to be being given a game called 'Spot the Peanut' by my daughter. Her way of telling me I was going to become a grandparent. My grandson will be 12 next summer. So proud of him (and the others grandchildren that have followed) :)

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  85. My husband proposed to me on Christmas day so that will always be my favourite winter memory :)

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  86. My favourite memory is teaching my son to build snowmen for the first time :)

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  87. When I was little, I used to go downstairs really early on Christmas morning, open all my presents, then bring them all upstairs for my mum to see. She used to sit in her bed and pretend to be interested, even though it was probably still unholy o'clock :)

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  88. Nice long walks on boxing day with my Dad

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  89. when i was little my mum, dad and i for christmas went to my aunt and uncles my grandparents lived with them too, it snowed alot and we got snowed in, i loved it christmas day in the countryside nothing but great sledging outside and a roaring coal fire inside and spending all of christmas with my whole family.

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  90. It would be unfair to pick any ONE christmas favourite memory but suffice to say my memories as a foster carer with the many young ones in our care were extra special

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  91. always remember going to my nans each xmas and her having a few too many sherrys and falling asleep before the queens speech.

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  92. Back in the early 80's I remember that we got snowed in for a week - best time ever! No school, No work and hours of playing in deep, deep snow!

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  93. Everyone helping to decorate the tree with homemade decorations that we could eat.

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  94. Visiting the Christmas Markets in Germany with my husband

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  95. I loved Christmas at school and doing the play. There was always that exxciting build up to it but without the pressures of shopping :)

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  96. Decorating Christmas tree with my daughter for the first time :)

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  97. I love baking cookies with the kids on christmas eve!

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  98. is hearing Santa leave the full Christmas stockings outside my kids' rooms - even through they are now both teenagers. Every year he puts something with a bell into them, so it is very difficult for him to leave them quietly! LOVE CHRISTMAS!

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  99. Finding a gorgeous cute puppy under the tree when I was 8. He was a much loved pet for many years.

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  100. Watching it snow with a hot chocolate for my very first white christmas by the log fire at my grandparents old house.

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  101. We rescued a newfoundland who had been abused for 6 years. My favourite memory was her first christmas with us last year. We showed her how to open her first gift and then she was away. Tearing open her gifts playing for a second, then opening the next, going between toys and kissing us. She was so happy and excited. Then she got her first christmas dinner. I have never seen a happier dog xx

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  102. My favourite Christmas memory was Christmas Eve evening my mum, sister, Nan and I would always watch Santa Claus: The Movie. My nan used to cry at the happy ending and we used to laugh at her....now I'm the one who cries at happy endings of films. I must take after her. I miss those days.

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  103. Building a snowman with my dog and brother x.

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  104. I loved watching Christmas films on Christmas Eve with my grandad.

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  105. My fave Christmas memory is from when I worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando. I had the day off work along with a friend and we cooked Christmas dinner from about 8 others from the UK - no turkey as we didnt trust ourselves to cook a turkey but we did have 2 chickens, mash, carrots and gravy plus dessert. For some reason we couldnt buy christmas crackers anywhere so we made our own out of paper and filled them with tootsie rolls and jolly rancher candies and home made hats. After dinner we all exchanged our silly santa gifts - we had a limit of $5 per person to spend ( as we all had no money as we weren't working in tipped roles) and we had all bought really stupid gifts for each other which we loved and played with until the early hours - think balloon animal making kits, those little army men with parachutes, the cardboard glider planes and so on. It was actually really awesome especially as we were all missing our family, friends and homes and kinda dreading Christmas without them

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  106. Watching black and white films on a Sunday afternoon in front of the fire, lush! I pretty much always fell asleep!

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  107. The first Christmas my sister and I had our presents put at the end of our bed rather than under the tree. We woke up at 3.00 am thinking it was time to get up - that never happened again! :)

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  108. The christmas my birthday party was postoned as we had so much snow no one could come. it was pretty upsetting at first but the snow was great fun to play in.

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  109. When we were kids, Christmas was such fun. We always looked forward to my two cousins, Aunt and Uncle staying in my grandma's big house for a week. We all had a big Christmas meal cooked by my grandma, then opened presents together and sang carols by a real open fire, it always seemed very magical and exciting.

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  110. I love seeing my kids excited faces on Christmas morning :)

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  111. My favourite memory is getting a hamster for christmas that had babies on christmas day night! 8 for the price of 1!

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  112. Congratulations on being so successful with you blog...that's amazing!!

    My most precious and cosy memory of Christmas was the one just before I had my eldest (now nearly 10!!) I was due at the beginning of January and so heavily pregnant my husband and I enjoyed one last Christmas before there was 3! We listened to carols by candle light holding hands anticipating the change that was about to happen, we pulled a 7 foot Christmas tree up 6 flights of stairs to our tiny flat because I was hormonal and needed it to be perfect and we had cliched the jokes about how I had just swallowed the Christmas pudding whole as my bump was so big! There was just so much love and excitement and I'll never forget it!!

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  113. my fav memory of christmas is when i got a pink sony laptop off my grandma and grandad, my grandad even dressed as santa to bring it but it always sticks with me how much of a great christmas it was x

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  114. Receiving a wooden dolls house! I was over the moon!

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  115. Playing in the snow with my sisters

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  116. My parents always used to put the presents under the tree when they thought I'd gone to sleep, but when THEY went to bed I'd go and peek...and still do!

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  117. My favourite Wintertime memory was when hubby and I found out that we were having a little girl - I was so happy and excited, was the best Christmas ever! :)

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  118. Mine would be my husband proposing a couple of days before Christmas!

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  119. Although it was very cold at the time I actually find the time I got stuck in the snow with my then four year old and bump to be a fun story to tell people :0)

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  120. I was about 5 and ran into my brothers room christmas morning and woke them up by jumping on their beds ops it was about 5 in the morning

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  121. The night my young son was too excited to sleep so climbed into our bed. It was now 3am and all the presents were under the bed waiting to be taken downstairs and placed under the Christmas tree. He had finally fallen asleep so I started to get the presents so that I could move them downstairs....
    And horror of horrors, he woke up and asked for a drink! I brazenly left everything where it was ran down to the kitchen for a drink and waited for him to finish. Tucked him back in bed the quickly took all the presents downstairs. A couple of trips later it was all done.
    Fortunately he didn't remember in the morning!

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  122. Curling up with my Mum and sister and every Christmas watching Santa Claus the Movie. I still watch it now every year

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  123. when I was about 8 we lived in Germany as my dad was in the Air Force, my brother and I were so excited about Christmas and went to bed Christmas eve my mum woke us up abut midnight to show us that it was snowing. More recently my favourite memories are sitting down christmas eve watching The Snowman and Father Christmas with my girls

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  124. Reading 'The Night Before Christmas' with my Mum on Christmas Eve.

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  125. My favourite Christmas memory is being tucked up in bed as a child on Christmas Eve and hearing my dad sneak into my room with my Christmas stocking to put at the end of my bed, thinking I hadn't noticed!

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  126. My husband askedour teenage children several years ago what they remembered about their christmas's. Not one of them could remember much about certain presents. All said the smell of the turkey & the log fire.

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