“Being a military family, we are very rarely home for the holidays. We are also from clear across the country from one another so we have to choose a coast if we do go home. It used to make me sad, but now we really focus on making memorable holidays for our children in our home. Very often we spend part of Christmas with our neighbors who are also away from their families.”
“…we have the best holidays! We may stay at home, but all of that time is spent with the family cuddling, playing games, making crafts, singing, (yes SINGING! Former musician here – family jams rock!) & most importantly watching EVERY STOP MOTION CHRISTMAS CLASSIC that comes on! (Think Rudolph!) My daughter swears she has the coolest, funnest mom. That makes my heart grow 2 sizes considering… That’s what home for the holidays is for us!”
“Home for the Holidays means getting to stay home for Christmas with my husband for the first time in our married life this year. I love getting to decorate my own house and be in control of the food we’re eating… I’m already feeling a difference in my health this year!”
“Home for the Holidays means…mornings & evenings with the family clumped around the fireplace, either Christmas music playing or a Christmas movie on TV, (we watch one each night in December) eggnog or cocoa, having Santa’s Cookie Factory where all the kids and their friends decorate cookies for the big man…older kids home from college, and on Christmas Eve, we have a picnic under the tree and play I-Spy with the ornaments. Each year, the kids have gotten an ornament that has a reminder of somethng that happened that year. When we play I-spy all the stories of the past are told in a kind of family oral history.”
“Home for the Holidays to me means being with family and friends. You can be anywhere with them and be ‘home’.”
“Home for the Holidays means to me in simpliest terms, FAITH & Family…”
I wish you all could have been winners, but using “And the Winner Is…” I’ve randomly selected three of you to enjoy the three giveaways.
Congratulations to the following readers!
Elise, you’ll be receiving Cooking for Isaiah! I enjoyed hearing Sylvia Nardone speak at the Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo last year, and I know you’ll love this cookbook!
Saliah, you have won Sugar Nation by Jeff O’Connell! I haven’t read this yet, but it’s at the top of my list.
And lastly, Jeff Gallup has won the year subscription to Easy Eats, the online magazine!
Thank you all for participating! And remember, you are all still in the running for three amazing grand prizes!
Prize #3: Caveman Cookies giveaway package.
Prize #2: $150 shopping spree from Free From Gluten.
Grand Prize: the top-of-the-lineVita-Mix professional blender 5200 Super Healthy Lifestyle package!
So keep reading and keep entering! You can start now by visiting Gluten-Free Gigi for today’s edition of Home for the Holidays…Gluten-Free Style.
May your holidays be homey wherever you may be.