Season of the Panta - Giveaway!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

To celebrate the season of the Panta, I'm hosting a new giveaway with two chances to win some fun prizes!

Giveaway #1!
Now you can celebrate the season of the Panta with your very own Christmas Panda! The winner will get my Panta hoop plus one of my favorite crafty books that inspires many of the silly things I make, Aranzi Cute Stuff!































Giveaway #2!
The winner of giveaway #2 will receive a knit headband, also known as a panta! It won't be this exact one but it will be nearly identical. In addition to the headband, I'll also send the knitting book, One More Skein, 30 Quick Projects to Knit.







Entering to win is easy! Just leave a comment about one of your favorite winter season traditions. If you are a follower, leave two comments to double your chances of victory!!

I will pick our winners a week from today on December 10th.

Happy Season of the Panta to all!!!

100 comments:

bethwalker07 said...

Oooh how fun! Lets see 1) we always watch Love Actually and drink cocoa on Christmas day...

bethwalker07 said...

Aaand 2) putting up the Christmas tree with the hubster has to be a favorite!!

Thanks! ;)

Isdihara said...

1) On Christmas Eve I set out the Nativity Scene while Christmas music is playing. The I usually turn on the late-night holiday mass on TV (or at least I did while Pope John Paul II was still alive).

Zombie Leah said...

That's so generous of you! And I LOVE Panta, so I'm really stoked!

1) Hot chocolate!

and...

Zombie Leah said...

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2) driving or walking around to look at the Christmas lights on all the houses!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Serenap95 said...

1. I love putting up my Christmas tree. It's my me time. I like to see how it turns out in the end.

serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

Serenap95 said...

2. I also enjoy waking up ridiculously early to open presents then crashing before noon.

serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kimberly R. said...

Baking cookies with my daughters in my favorite tradition!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kimberly R. said...

And decorating the Christmas Tree!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

kittykill said...

Every year, we pack up the dogs and go look at Christmas lights around town

kittykill said...

After decorating the tree, we turn off all the lights, put on Christmas music and look at the tree.

momentary lapse said...

My favorite is definitely making a special Christmas meal for the family.

momentary lapse said...

I'm a follower.

spidermom said...

oh Panta, i love you so. your santa hat, candy cane bamboo and extreme cuteness warm my heart <3 you should come live with me!

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spidermom said...

here in Denver we have the Parade of Lights that goes through downtown and is a fun and beautiful way to start the holiday season...unfortunately i had a nasty cold this year and couldn't brave the cold to go out and watch it. lucky for me they televise it!

rubyslipperz said...

OH!! I LUV the headband. I've been a beginner-knitter for almost 30 years! =P But, maybe...this is small, I could try to do one? Well, maybe after Christmas. =)

Thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog for Saturday's Health Wize...I would LUV to comment back to you thru email...but, I don't know your email. =(

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Belladune said...

oooh I love watching my kids decorate the christmas tree! It's chaotic, but fun!

Belladune said...

And my second favorite moment is getting everybody into thier brand new christmas Jammies on christmas eve. (this way we all look sharp on christmas morning when plenty of pictures are taken! ;) )

Becky said...

I love having a quiet holiday at home with just our family. Getting out of your pj's is optional, not just on Christmas day, but the whole week after. That is definitely my favorite tradition.

Vic said...

Hehehe... Panta... it makes me giggle!!

My first favourite winter activity (since we have xmas in summer I can't really call anything we do in winter much of a "tradition") is rugging up super-warm & taking the kids out to jump in puddles!

Vic said...

...and my second favourite is... MILO! I don't know if you know what that it, it's kind of like a malty version of hot chocolate - divine on a cold winter's evening!

Merry Christmas!

PS, Reply to this email & tell me your name!!! ALL this time I have been reading & I haven't a clue! It's WRONG! xx

Leslie Andersen said...

This is such a nice giveaway! My favorite Christmas traditions are not original, but I love to set up the tree, as soon as possible! This year I put it up before Thanksgiving!! And...

Leslie Andersen said...

Opening presents!

Rachel said...

Going to the Lights of Christmas in Stanwood with a thermos full of hot chocolate!

Rachel said...

Also... choosing a special ornament for my daughter each year. It must reflect something fun or funny from the year, or a major accomplishment. This year, she gets a space needle ornament for going up her first time. If only I could find a Wheedle ornament!

Nicole said...

I think the Panta is adorable! (1) Make Christmas cookies with my daughter and (2) doing our Jesse Tree readings together as we count down to Christmas!

Xenia said...

Christmas morning we have orange rolls and tea for breakfast whilst we open presents.

titaniumgrrl said...

my favourite tradition is that on Christmas Eve, Santa always comes around on a firetruck at about 730 at night. Everyone in the neighbourhood comes out to the end of the driveway and waves at him doesn't matter the age!! He has been doing it since I was about 5.

titaniumgrrl said...

My other favourite tradition is that no matter what we are doing - at 12 noon my family stops what they are doing an watch the Queen wish us a Merry Christmas....

turtleturtleturtle said...

A candle in the window on Christmas eve (and Jan 6th) to let the Holy Family know there is refuge to be found under my roof.

sophisticate said...

love it ,love it ,love it.Pjs and reading stories with my kids.

Shelly B. said...

Well, my first tradition is that every year I go to pick out an ornament with the date on it for the whole year. I have 12 of these so far, and each one reflects something important about that year. I really like that one. I don't have much more room for ornaments on my tree, but these are all very special to me and it was something I could do with my family without spending a lot of money (because some years were really tight!). :)

Shelly B. said...

The second tradition is that every year I make lamb, and we sit down and watch March of the Wooden Soldiers, right after dinner. It's so much a tradition that my husband ascribed an entire year's bad luck to the one time that we didn't do it! :)

CometGirl63 said...

I love Panta!

I think my favorite tradition is decorating the outside with lots and lots of lights. yep, and it's not just me. Our whole little 5 house street does it, and I noticed some more houses are getting in on the action. It makes me smile when I see lit up holiday homes.

CometGirl63 said...

second favorite tradition is watching all the awesome movies- Elf, A Christmas Story (You'll shoot your eye out!), Rudolph, etc. I love them!

Robin said...

Watching Christmas Vacation wit Chevy Chase is OUR FAVORITE!!!!!!

and OMG!!! both are so wonderful!!!!!! but you know I want that panda :-) My hoopla wall has a few empty spots still
:-)
Thanks....enter me too.

(and thanks for the comments on my felt ornaments - they were fun. and I think DH did a good job too, heheheee)

Kathrynn said...

My favorite has to be decorating the tree, my husband usually puts up the lights and we let the kids put up the ornaments. We have a lot of homemade ornaments and the kids always ask and retell the stories behind each. The kids are grown now so the tree in balance than it was when they were little. We also have a granddaughter to help decorate.

Kathrynn said...

I'm a follower

J said...

Pantaaa! So cute.

Well, we like to drive around one weekend night to look at the lights around town. We like to watch "Elf" with our daughter. And we like to put up the tree with some favorite holidays cds going.

indie said...

I just love to listen to Christmas music while making Christmas cookies. It always brings out memories of my childhood.

lynaeve said...

I love hanging out with family.

lynaeve said...

I"m a follower

SiblingStew said...

one of my favorite traditions is taking the family for hot chocolate and then driving around looking at lights while singing Christmas songs.

kelly@siblingstew.com

Muireann said...

My husband and I go ice-skating every Christmas and enjoy the lights and the atmosphere. Thanks for the chance to win!

Muireann said...

I now follow your blog with Google Reader.

Turtle said...

follower! :)

Turtle said...

the xmas after dinner walk. We always hope it will be snowing, but after dinner we take the dog down to the lake for alittle walk. If it is snowing we build a small snowman on the tail of the neighbors car :)

Kateri said...

Love the Panta - very appropirate as in Scotland just now people are going panda daft with the arrival of two Pandas at Edinburgh Zoo!

As for a Christmas tradition I love reading 'Miss Flora McFlimsey's Christmas Eve' on Christmas Eve including doing all the voices.

Rookie said...

Ooh - Panta! Love, love, love it :)

My favourite Christmas tradition is the smaller intimate family dinner we have on the eve of the 24th right before the extended family madness that sets in on the 25th. We exchange our special gifts and just appreciate each other in a relaxed, calm and still festive mood. Bliss.

Marilize
(marilize.paulsen@gmail.com)

Rookie said...

Following you too :)

Marilize
(marilize.paulsen@gmail.com)

Ganz und Garn said...

Watching "Drei Nuesse fuer Aschenbroedel" ("Three Nuts for Cinderella") on TV ..read somewhere in the papers it will run 11 times, on different channels, here in Germany before christmas. So you see its a real tradition to watch it. Its a Czechoslovak movie from 1973.

Ganz und Garn said...

And for my second chance :) only want to say it again...love...love...love your Panta in the hoop

rosa_malone1 said...

I love the parade and the cookie making at christmas time and I would love either one thier both very nice

marymac said...
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marymac said...

I love putting up my Christmas wreath on my front door.

marymac said...

Making cookies wth my sister's is my second favorite thing to do.

Carol Browne said...

Snowshoeing is a new favourite tradition for me. And making cookies is a long time tradition for me. Come on Panta! WEWT!

Sandy said...

We watch all the Christmas movies and shows -- from A Charlie Brown Christmas to It's A Wonderful Life and everything in between. I have them all!

Sandy said...

We also like to take drives at night, closer to the holiday, to see all the beautiful lights and displays put out.

Rosalie said...

Thanks so much. I'd love to win one of these two gifts.
Rosalie

Ofelia said...

I'm a follower!
I love walking on the center of the city and watch the Christmas lights and all the ornaments.

ofelialamejor at gmail dot com

Ofelia said...

I love to eat chocolate and open the gifts!!

ofelialamejor at gmail dot com

Carmen said...

I always take a vacation day during December, get up early and spend all day baking. I'm exhausted by the end, but have all my cookies and candies done.

crafter1953 said...

We get together and have a big meal then open gifts then have drinks except me I no longer drink I have a glass of ice tea because it looks like a bourbon on ice. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Holiday to You and Yours.

crafter1953 said...

I am a follower also

prills said...

We take giant bones out to our livestock guardian dogs and our animals get fed on Christmas morning before we open our stockings. I make cinnamon rolls the night before so they have risen and are ready to pop into the oven when we come in from farm chores.
prills@aol.com

ruby murray said...

I love this and can't believe I wasn't already one of your followers (how'd that pass by me? I am now anyway)
Fave Xmas tradition, making non traditional finger foods on Xmas eve, hubby and I pick a country and make 4 or 5 side dishes from that country, a great way to try new dishes without the worry of not liking a full on main course.

ruby murray said...

Comment no. 2 (since I'm a fully signed up follower now!)
Writing a letter to Father Christmas (Santa) on the first few days of December, little fella is 2 so looking forward to him writing them in the future :)

Mod Podge Amy said...

My favorite winter tradition - going to look at Christmas lights!

Emily C said...

I love setting up the christmas tree and the first time you light up the tree.

Kalee said...

Both of those prizes are awesome!

We usually watch "The Christmas Story" - best holiday movie ever - make a spicy hot chocolate, and open one present at midnight on Christmas eve :)

aldin124 said...

I like the Post-Christmas tradition of going away for a secluded get away somewhere up the Mendocino Coast, CA. Nothing better than to relax and just enjoy each other's company. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Every year we watch the Polar Express while cuddling and sipping hot cocoa with candy canes for the stirrers. My son loves Panda's, it is so cute!

poodlepompom said...

I love your panda. I have a warm home waiting for her:)
Christmas time I love to listen to Mariah Carey's "All i want for Christmas" and to stare at the Christmas lights. Oh yeah, and dressing up my Pekingese doggy as Santa.

poodlepompom said...

I'm a follower and so is my doggy:)

The Zoo said...

I follow Lime Riot (Journeys of The Zoo)

The Zoo said...

Favorite tradition, sitting on santa's knee of course (wink, wink). Thanks for the giveaway.

lewmew said...

Eating the cookies my husband makes! And I have to say I *really* want to win this for my daughter!

lewmew said...

And I've added you to my google feed so i am a follower!

Judy said...

New tradition, taking our grandchildren out to look at Christmas lights! Love your stuff!

Batool Jafri said...

vacations in winter is my favourite tradition!! <3

Batool Jafri said...

vacations in winter is my favourite tradition!! <3

Kira said...

I love that random people bring over cookies.

Kira said...

And I follow, so my second love is making ornaments!

éva said...

My favorite tradition is baking with my family and watching Christmas movies on the TV!

halalom911 said...

I am following you via GFC: my name is halalom911

éva said...

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nell said...

im your GFC follower: Natiiii

nell said...

my xmas tradition is watching die hard with my dog:)

alwaysinmyroom said...

My favorite thing to do is visit Hershey Park...they deck it all out in lights, serve hot cocoa, and have tons of carollers...

Mimi said...

I am already a follower - yay!!

Mimi said...

I love crafting new ornaments for the family - this year its going to be the cutest felted moose and bear ornaments ever... I'm Canadian... what else could I choose? hehehe

Erika said...

I would like to enter for giveaway no 1.

My favorite winter season tradition is putting up our electric advent candlesticks in time for Advent 1st. We also decorate the advent candle box with four candles and light the first one. Then every Sunday we light another candle, two for Advent 2nd, three for Advent 3d and so on. It's a countdown to Christmas and a swedish tradion from our homeland. :)

If I'm fortunate enough to win I would give the beautiful Christmas Panta to our friends who love everything Panda and goes by the nick names "Big Panda" and "Little Panda". The book I would keep for myself for some crafty inspiration. :)

Peace said...

I'd die for a Panta! :OD Figuratively of course!

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Making DIY Xmas gifts!!! <3 The best!

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Danielle said...

How cute! Following you on GFC as "Danielle/See Shop Love!"

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Danielle said...

My favorite winter tradition is going ice skating with my family before Christmas

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Batgirl said...

When they were first married my parents made a giant, blanket-sized wall hanging of a red "pink" panther with a wreath around his neck. It's known as "The Christmas Cat" and has hung in our living room every Christmas of my life. :)

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