December 26, 2012

Christmas Tree Contest Winners!

The Christmas Tree Contest has come to an end and the winners are.....

1st Place - In first place we have Carolyn of wit 31% of the votes.

2nd Place- Terri S. with 27% of the votes.

3rd Place- Danice of with 24% of the votes.

I want to thank everyone who participated!!!! I immensely appreciate it, and I hope you all had fun!

Congrats ladies! Just email me your address and you will be receiving your prize gift sets!

Merry Christmas everyone!

December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone. I hope you all had a successful shopping week!

It looks like were going to have a white Christmas here in Colorado, which I am super excited about! But it's a little bitter sweet because my honey may have to go plowing tomorrow if it snows. Fingered cross he wont have to go but we'll still get snow.

I'm looking forward to Christmas breakfast, I think that's my favorite part of the whole day. We splurge on bagel and lox, fruit, chocolate covered everything, and Champagne or mimosas. Then we snack on it all day long until dinner. This year for dinner my honey brought some deer meat home that a friend gave him so were cooking that up as well as a seafood pasta for those of us who don't eat any meat besides fish (me).  Were having our neighbors over and the whole family together, so it should be fun!

Do you have any Christmas day traditions that your looking forward to? 
Whats on your menu for Christmas dinner?

Don't forget to vote on the Christmas tree contest, today will be the last day. I switched the voting settings to hidden so the results wont show after you vote that way tomorrow the winners will be a delightful surprise! I will switch it back on tomorrow so everyone can check it out to see how many votes they got!

Stay safe, happy, and warm!

December 22, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas book giveaway. 
I enjoyed your comments and I'm happy to announce the two winners who will each be receiving a Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas book, a $14.99 value.

Using a random number generator ( I numbered the comments from 1-5 (first comment being number 1, second comment being number 2, ect.) and the generator picked the numbers....drum roll please....

The winners are numbers 5 and 1, Joe May and Danice

Congrats ladies, just email me your shipping address and I will pass them along to the contest sponsor so she can send you your copies!

Hope everyone is enjoying the last few days until Christmas!

December 18, 2012

Giveaway! Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas (Ends 12/22)

Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor Jennie Ivey wouldn’t hear of it when her mother proposed skipping Christmas dinner since her driveway was covered in black ice. Instead, Jennie, her husband and their son James headed over to Grandma’s to pick her up, but weren’t quite sure how they’d get her down the driveway to the car. James had a great idea—using a laundry basket as a makeshift sled, they slid Grandma down the driveway with James wearing his baseball cleats to use as brakes. 

The Chicken Soup for the Soul books are filled with uplifting, funny and heart warming true stories that make the books an easy, enjoyable read. I've been reading Chicken Soup for the Soul since I was a child. Starting out with Chicken Soup for the Soul for Kids, then for Teens, and various editions after that, that is why I am super excited to have the opportunity to giveaway two copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas! 

Just leave a comment on this post and you will be entered for your chance to win one of  the two books. The last day to enter will be on Dec 22, so comment now!

Have a great Christmas week everyone and don't forget to vote for your favorite Christmas tree while you're here! 

December 17, 2012

Christmas Tree Contest Voting is Open!

The Christmas Tree Contest is now open for voting! 
Check out the trees and vote on the left sidebar.

Here are the gorgeous entries:

* Danice ~

 * Carolyn ~

*Terri ~ 
 Mizzou tree

 * Mrs Bingle ~

*Tiffani G. ~

One vote per person per day through Christmas Eve (Dec 24th). The three winners with the most votes will be announced on Christmas Day!

So come back every day to vote on your tree and tell all your friends to vote for you too! 

December 16, 2012


Today is the last day to enter! 
Email your Christmas tree pictures to by the end of the day for your chance to win the prize packages!

December 10, 2012

Weekly Cheer (Video of the Week)

This is by far, one of my favorite Weekly Cheer videos this year.
 I can watch it over and over again.
I just love how happy, at peace and joyful he looks and the locations are so beautiful!

Check it out and pass it on if you would like...

Video by ThePianoGuys

December 09, 2012

Final Week To Enter The Christmas Tree Contest...

There is exactly 1 week left to enter the Christmas tree contest. I hope you will all enter, it is going to be a lot of fun and a great way to win some free stuff and spread the word about your blog!

December 06, 2012

Christmas Tree Contest Prizes!!!

Have you entered the Christmas Tree Contest yet? 

A Whimsical Christmas's annual Christmas Tree Contest is in full swing and its raining trees! ;-)

Be sure to enter by December 16th voting will begin on the 17th!

Now for the good stuff....the prizes!

- 1st place prize -
As 1st place winner, you will be receiving a festive gift set made by yours truly including Candy Cane 100% natural room spray. Spray in your home, car or on your fake Christmas tree to give your home a fresh peppermint fragrance. You will also be receiving a handmade pair of artisan Christmas earrings with rubber backings, a poinsettia adjustable ring and a adorable gift box! 
Winner will also receive this custom made porcelain snowflake shaped ornament with the words "1st place winner Annual Christmas Tree Contest" so you can show it off to friends and family and brag about winning 1st place!

- 2nd place prize -
  The second place winner will also be receiving a festive gift set made by yours truly including a handmade pair of artisan Christmas earrings with rubber backings and a poinsettia adjustable ring in an adorable penguin gift box! 

 - 3rd place prize -
And finally, 3rd place is just as great as 2nd as you will also be receiving a festive gift set made by yours truly including a handmade pair of artisan Christmas earrings with rubber backings and a poinsettia adjustable ring in an adorable Santa Claus gift box! 

 - Everyone who enters will get... -
Your Christmas tree picture and a link to your blog posted on!!! Great for getting new followers and finding awesome new blogs!

 That's a lot of free stuff for just sending in a picture of your Christmas tree! 
I hope you will enter, I'm excited to see your trees :)

December 03, 2012

Weekly Cheer (Video of the Week)

I LOVE this prank!!! It is so amazing! 

These guys really do have a lot of time and wrapping paper on their hands. 

This weeks Weekly Cheer is a must see :)

Video by  

December 01, 2012


A Whimsical Christmas's annual Christmas Tree Contest is back!!!! With great success last year, I've decided it would be a lot of fun to do another this year and see all the newest editions to your Christmas trees! 

To enter is simple, just 3 steps:

1) "Follow" A Whimsical Christmas by clicking the "Join this Site" button on the left.

2) Grab the Christmas Tree Contest button and post it anywhere on your blog or create a blog post about the contest. If you do not have a blog, try to spread the word another way like Twitter or Facebook. 

3) Email me 1 picture of your Christmas tree and a link to the button or post about the contest.

That's it! If you already follow and have a button for A Whimsical Christmas on your blog, than your good to go just email me your picture and your link!

The fine print: Limit one tree entry per person. Must be a picture you took of your own tree. Must follow all three steps above to enter. All entries must be submitted by December 16, 2012. One vote per day per person (Please be a good sport about this and don't try to cheat the system, lets keep it fair)

Voting will begin on December 17th - 24th (Christmas Eve)!! Winners will be announced on Christmas day! 

Prizes will be announced in just a couple days so check back for that!