A Quirky Take on Christmas

If your Christmas style tips to the non-traditional side of the scale, have you discovered the Patience Brewster collection?  No surprise, I happen to love these crazy Christmas ornaments and decorations!  We’ve just received the new 2012 pieces – here are a couple of cuties.

Cupid's Heart Elf


French Maid Hen

To add to the fun, through the end of April we have a sweepstakes going to win this Shepherd with Lambs figurine set:

Shepherd with Lambs

 Click here to enter the contest.  The set is valued at $89.99; one entry per person per day, please, and there are some other Important Legal Notifications, but you’ll see them on the contest link page.

Okay, one more cute ornament before I go:

Dasher Elf

So cute it’s nutty!  Or did I get that backwards??

Wait – wait – wait – I just got an update – FREE SHIPPING on the 2012 items, too!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. When you search our site, notice when there is a field on the left side that says “Release Date.”  If you’re looking for something brand new, or something a little older, you can try that filter to narrow your search.

25 Days til Christmas – 25 Days of Giveaways!

We outta know – we’ve been counting down!  To celebrate, and to round off our 25th wonderful year of Christmas every day – we’re giving away $25 each day between now and Christmas to one lucky Sweepstakes winner!

We’re kicking off the celebration by giving away this fabulous pre-lit tree.  Click on the image to go right to the contest link.

Come back each day through December 5th to enter the tree drawing – we’re giving the tree away on Tuesday, December 6th, so we’ll have time to mail it to the winner in time for Christmas decorating.  Starting tomorrow (Friday), you can also enter to win our daily $25 on-line gift certificate – we’re determined to help make your Christmas a little bit jollier this year!

 ~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. And when are you going to start sharing pictures of your trees with us on Facebook?  I know some of you already have them up and decorated!

On-line Only Specials!

Don’t you love specials?  Just in time to place your orders before the holiday rush, we have three offers that will help you get ready to decorate for Christmas!


Possible Dreams Santa figurines – 15% off!  These are very special characters that will become family heirlooms – funny Santas dressed for different occassions, often accompanied by other favorite characters like Mrs. Claus and Rudolf.  Included in the collection are several really charming Charlie Brown figures along with a Mickey & Minnie.

Fontanini Nativities – 20% off!  These highly-collectible nativity pieces and sets will be treasuered additions to your celebration.  You can design your own nativity, starting with a stable and adding all the people and animals you like, or purchase a complete set.  Landscaping elements, ornaments, and a handsome snowglobe are also part of the sale.

Christmas Tree Garland – Buy 2, get a 3rd free!  Now that’s a good deal!  You’re going to need at least 3 strands to wrap your tree, aren’t you?  Maybe even more?  Well, I know I do for MY tree (okay, maybe not for the 3′ pink foil one I showed you last year…).  We carry so many styles, and almost half of them are included in the sale – from whimsical peppermint candies to realistic-looking popcorn (guaranteed not to attract bugs), gumdrops, pearls, snowflakes, balls in all colors – I think you’ll find what you’re looking for! 

Also, through the end of this month when we’re focusing on Breast Cancer victims and survivors, don’t forget to enter our Vera Bradley tote giveaway – we’ll draw the winner on November 1st.

I don’t mean to scare you, but there are only 62 days left til Christmas!  Just sayin…

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S.  I almost forgot to mention – FREE SHIPPING on all Web orders of $75 or more – plus we’ll include a free Snowball Snowman with your order.  Talk about getting more for your money!

Fall Sweepstakes Time

Admittedly, we prefer selling things, but we do enjoy giving things away from time to time, too!  Check out our two current sweepstakes:

Just for fun and creepiness – a Department 56 Halloween house, the Retching Pumpkin Diner!  I don’t know about you, but it’s awfully wretched-looking to me.  Please, someone, win it and take it home with you.  Enter once a day through Friday, September 30th, and we’ll award it to one lucky creep winner on the first of October.

If something on the sparkly side is more your style, be sure to enter our 25th Anniversary giveaway, celebrating both Christmas Place and Snowbabies turning 25 this year!  The happy winner will receive a “Joy for You and Me” SnowDreams figurine from their glittering anniversary collection and a beautiful, red Christmas Place 25th anniversary t-shirt.

Any time we are having a giveaway, you’ll find it in the “What’s New” column on our home page.

Also going on right now, a 20% off sale on almost 3,000 ornaments – both in the store and online – including lots of your favorite styles for personalization.  Remember, ornament personalization is free.  We carry a broad selection of family ornaments, for personalization of up to 15 names!

Just to get you excited, let me remind you that Christmas is less than 100 days away!  Yippee!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. More newly-decorated Christmas trees coming next week!

Halloween Giveaway!

Are you ready to spook and be spooked?  It’s almost witching night, and we’ve got a creepy contest going on .. surf over to the Christmas Place contest page and enter to win this pair of boo-licious 19″ lighted bats for your belfry! 

They’re guaranteed to scare up the Halloween fun for all!  The giveaway starts today, and you can enter once a day through midnight (of course!), Friday, October 22nd.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Snowbaby Giveaway!

Are you a Snowbabies fan?  This charming colletion of porcelain bisque figurines representing the innocence of childhood fun in a gentle, wintery style has been around for almost 20 years.  In themes from Animals, Christmas and Hobbies to Love & Friendship and more,  they are perfect for sharing memories of special times, whether given as gifts or collected for yourself.

We’re giving away a grand Snowbaby figurine on August 15th!  Click here to enter our sweepstakes.  You may enter once a day during the sweepstakes period, and the winner will be notified by e-mail.

Good luck!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Vera Bradley Bag Giveaway!

In celebration of spring, or summer, or new Vera Bradley, or maybe just Thursday ~ we’ve got a sweepstakes going on!  Click here for the entry form, and enter once a day through April 29th.  We’ll select the winner of our free bag on Friday, April 30th.  The Saddle Up bag in Poppy Fields is a wonderful, bright choice for spring and summer!

We’ve got lots of new Vera bags and gifts in stock at Christmas Place.  Take a look at this sophisticated turquoise, tan, and black line – you can mix and match bags and accessories and ramp up your chic quotient.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 9th!), how about a beautiful floral apron packed in an equally beautiful recipe box for your favorite chef ~ or take-out order-er??  The new apron is wonderfully styled for comfort and functionality in the kitchen.

Are you headed to the beach or the pool this summer?  A mesh tote could be just the thing by the water, and these are extra-cute with their flower-power tags!  (We’ve stuffed them with tissue paper for display.)  The paisley bags on the left are colorful enough to go with just about any outfit.

Don’t forget to visit our Vera Bradley page and snag the 10% off promo code before you call to place your order – take advantage of the savings!

Hoping you’re having a colorful Friday Eve!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Snowman Sleigh Giveaway Winners!

I picked six winners today!  Well, really, the computer picked them for me, I don’t have any influence on the outcome.

Tara G., Baytown, Texas
Darlene J., Bessemer, Alabama
Sharon H., Eau Claire, Wisconsin (I’ve been there!)
Allison A., Prattville, Alabama
Teresa L., Huntingdon, Tennessee
Courtney, a Facebook friend!

This is really fun – I see several of our Facebook friends have won!  Watch for an e-mail from me, and your prizes will be headed your way next week ~ I really hope you enjoy this charming plush Christmas decoration.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered ~ I hope to be back with another giveaway, as soon as I’ve raided the warehouse for something good.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone – there may be snow on Mount Le Conte tonight!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Snowman Giveaway

I want to get in on some of the fun this month!  The shopping site shouldn’t be having it all, with its many promotions and giveaways.

You know I have a real weakness for snowmen…I have six of these cuties to give away.  Click the picture to be taken to the sweepstakes entry site.


I’ll pick the winners next Friday, October 16th, and will announce the names here.  As with our other contests, you may enter once each day and increase your chances of winning.

Let’s have a warm Christmas!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place