Countdown to Christmas | Be Ready

7 ways to be prepared for Christmas Countdown to Christmas | Be Ready

The countdown to Christmas is ON! It’s hard to believe that the big day is just a few months away. It never seems to fail.  I have these grand plans for Christmas and the holidays. Yet, somehow, I find myself bringing store made cookies to the Cookie Exchange and buying gifts on December 24th.  Ask me about the year everyone on my list got gumball machines.

With how busy we get during the holiday season, that time will go by in a blur. Here are some tips to help get ready for Christmas.

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Ol St Nick Santa Pendant Flash Giveaway

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Enter to win this super awesome Ol St Nick necklace.  Super vintage feel of Santa is perfect for this time of year.  So cute!  Comes with a cord that adjusts from 18 to 21 inches in length.

ARV $20.  Enter in the Rafflecopter form after the jump!  And just in case you're in an entering mood – A list of fun giveaways! 

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Funny Christmas Quotes

Here at How Was Your Day?, we really like the off-beat, funny, and clever.  These funny Christmas quotes are right up our alley!


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Sometimes I do think that's the right idea!

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You know that's right!! 

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Holiday Memories with Febreze

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It’s the holiday season, and memories are flooding back like crazy.  At least they are here.  “Do you remember that time that the cat knocked over the tree?”  Or “Oh!  Remember the year you bought me a sled for Christmas?  You know, the year it never snowed!?”

Febreze wants to know about your memories.  Each day, between now and December 17th, they’re asking a new question for their “Febreze Memory List.”  Today’s question happens to be “What is the most memorable childhood TOY Santa ever left under your tree?”

Head on over to the Febreze Facebook page and let them know.  My most memorable toy was the Barbie Camper Van I got when I was 6.  There’s a whole long story that goes with it, but that’s for another blog post.   

Febreze will be collecting the top ten memories from their fans.  Maybe your memory will make the list?


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Febreze. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

How to Print on Fabric to Make a Christmas Sachet

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Have you been looking for a quick gift  for some friends that is totally different?  Everyone needs sachets for their drawers, closets, and chests.  These are especially great, as they’re filled with Moth B Gone, which keeps moths away from your wool items. 

These sachets are also special, because we’re going to print our own image on fabric! Yep, that’s right!  No store bought fabric for us.  Okay, that’s not totally true, but it’s close enough.

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Paper Culture for Christmas & Holiday Cards

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In the last few years, there’s been a proliferation of places to get customized printing done & stationery made.  One of the most popular things to get done is either announcements or holiday cards, usually with your own photos incorporated.  Paper Culture is one such company that I was totally unfamiliar with. 

While you can upload your photos to their cards to make them more personal, they have tons that you don’t have to upload a photo to, as well.  I’m going to admit it – I would feel weird sending out Christmas Cards that are a picture of me, since I don’t have kids!  And I’m sure people that were on the receiving end might think that was a bit odd too. 

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Big Shopping on Small Business Saturday


You know how most people make their Black Friday plan of attack?  Well, we’re doing the same thing.  Except, we’re shopping Small Business Saturday instead.   This year, Small Business Saturday is November 24, 2012

Should we start in town, and work our way around town, back towards our house in the suburbs?  Or should we start closer to the house and work our way into town?

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There’s only really one place in town I want to go to, The Red Poppy Boutique, so maybe we’ll hit there first.  They recently moved into a much bigger space in a much better location, and I haven’t had a chance to pop in yet.  Small Business Saturday seems like the perfect time to visit!

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Hallmark Christmas Interactive & Recordable Storybook Giveaway

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Welcome to the "Giving Thanks for our readers" Giveaway Hop! Brought to you by Super Events Media & Social Marketing Mom!

This event runs through 11:59pm on November 30th. At the bottom of this post you will find links to all of the participating blogs where you can enter to win a fun fall related prize with a value over $25!

This super cool giveaway is hosted by Full Price? Never! & MyCraftyLife!

I have partnered with Hallmark to bring you some really amazing Christmas items.  The first item in this Hallmark Christmas pack  is an Interactive Story Buddy.  This includes a book, a read-along CD, and a animatronicstuffed animal that reacts to the book.  The second item is a Recordable Storybook.  You can record yourself reading the story, and send it to a loved one.  Great for grandparents or divorced parents.  ARV of these items are $75

Enter in the Rafflecopter form after the jump

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