Friday, December 18, 2015

Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop and Giveaway with Balsam Hill

Welcome to the Balsam Hill Countdown to Christmas blog hop!

For those of you who have come over from Christine's at the DIY Dreamer, or if you're new here, Welcome!

Can you believe we are down to one week before the big day? One week until Christmas!

Time has flown by so fast but it has been so much fun counting down with my North Pole Musical Advent Calendar from Balsam Hill.

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This is a beautiful advent calendar displaying a scene of Santa at the North Pole. It is made to sit on your table top or mantel which allows everyone to easily enjoy it.

This one comes with one of Santa's elves too!

Each door is numbered 1-24 and we put treats inside so that each day you open your door and get a little surprise!

Oh and this is a musical advent calendar so each door plays a different Christmas carol whenever its opened.

Mr. Chaos and I leave each other notes and candy and we plan on leaving each other a small gift on the 24th, so you can get as creative as you want with it.

Of course down at the bottom there is Santa on Christmas Eve.

Our anticipation for Christmas grows each day as we open another door. What will be behind it? How many more days until Christmas? LOL

To me, Christmas means a time to focus on family and friends. We often times are so busy living our lives that we don't stop to make a lot of time for each other during the rest of the year, so I enjoy counting down day by day as I look forward to all of the holiday festivities!

One of my favorite Christmas memories is making a gingerbread house with my Grandma. Every year about two weeks before Christmas I would go visit her on a Sunday afternoon and we would spend time together decorating our gingerbread house. Each year we would try a new decorating idea or color scheme with our gingerbread house, and now that she is gone I miss making our gingerbread house but I am thankful to say that I have a ton of memories of with her. 
Christmas is a time to be surrounded by those you love and making life long memories together.

I am very involved with my family and friends and look forward to lots of Christmas parties, dinners, gift exchanges, shopping, and baking, so each day I enjoy waking the anticipation of seeing what is behind my door on the advent calendar.

I hope you enjoyed hearing about what Christmas means to me.

The blog hop continues over at Cottage at the Crossroads with Jane where she will tell you what Christmas means to her.....
AND there is more.....over at Balsam Hill they are giving away 25 gift cards worth a $100 each, so you can hop on over there to enter the giveaway too!

(Click on picture to be directed to Balsam Hill's giveaway)

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*I was provided an advent calendar by Balsam Hill but all ideas are my own.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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