Forum Contest 2008 Grand Prize Winner!

Congratulations to Wade – you are the Grand Prize Winner of a $100 gift certificate to!  We just drew your name out of the representational hat (we didn’t have a real hat, so we had to substitute….)!

Many, many thanks to all those who participated in our first forum contests, and congratulations to the winners.  We’ll plan some more fun for 2009 – be thinking poetry ~ and especially limericks! ~ for next year.

A very Merry Christmas to all our forum members, and a Happy New Year!  We look forward to meeting you on the boards again very soon.  We hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends close by.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Forum Contest Winner!

My bad, I keep forgetting to announce our contest winners!

Bradmac, thanks for posting photos of your holiday fun in 2007 – we look forward to some great new pics this year!  You’ve been sent a $25 gift certificate to, and you are entered into the drawing for our $100 grand prize.

We’ll announce a new contest next week – I think it is going to be Christmas poems, so start rhyming now!  We’ll only accept original content. 

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. Limericks are my personal fav, hint hint.  No, I am in no way saying that the judges will be influenced by limericks.  After all, national haiku day comes later this month, too.

We have our second winner! (finally)

So, bright and early yesterday morning, first e-mail of the day, I even solicited input from colleagues about the humor contest and still, still, I was in the car at the light after five-ish last night when I thought about, oh, I don’t know, making an announcement about the winner on the humor page…!

After some debate, and a vote for the big boxes, we settled on the regifting entry from Wade (under “my worst Christmas gift ever”) – probably out of guilt, because we’ve all done that at one point or another…it’s NOT a bad thing, you simply must do it in the right way!  REMOVE ANY INDICATIONS THAT IT WAS A GIFT IN A PREVIOUS LIFE.  AND REWRAP WITH FRESH PAPER.  Seriously, it’s not rocket science (no offense to any rocket scientist out there who may have regifted in the past or are considering doing so in the coming year How many ties with rockets on them can you wear in one lifetime, after all?).

Anyway, we’re sending Wade a $25 gift certificate for the on-line store, and entering him in the drawing for the $100 gift certificate!  Note to Wade & BradMac, free shipping on Internet orders over $75 on 11/28 and 12/01.  Plan accordingly.

We’re getting our ducks – well, I’d better say our elves – in a row to run a photo contest, but we’re not ready for that yet.  This week – and, since I’ve been behind on this one, let’s keep it open until 11/21, tell us about your favorite Christmas movies.  I’ve got four on my list to start with.  Go to Christmas Arts & Literature and tell us what you have to watch to make it feel like Christmas.  I know I will be on Santa’s naughty list if I’m late again, so I will announce a winner next Friday after lunch!

I can’t wait for Christmas movie season, now!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place