Sunday, December 3, 2017

The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway ~ On the Third Day

'Tis the season of cheer and celebration.  And the season for family and friends and neighbors to drop in for a warm drink and a little something sweet.

Today's addition to the giveaway is perfect to set out those Christmas cookies or holiday fudge on.

On the third day of Christmas...

*City Sidewalk Holly Jolly Christmas Platter

This dainty ceramic platter adds a little sparkle to your desserts.  It is approximately 7.5" x 4.5" x 1.5".  I love the vintage Santa Claus. Isn't he jolly and strong! He's even carrying a tree in his bag!

Did you believe in Santa when you were a child?  Can you remember a particularly wonderful present that you received Christmas morning?

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Starting on December 1st, I'll post a photograph and description of the first day's holiday treasure(s) and continue to do so for eleven more days. Then on December 13th, one winner will be chosen via The winner will receive all twelve days of holiday treasures. Once I receive the winner's mailing info, I will mail out their big box of goodies!

*You do not need to have a blog to enter.

*I'm afraid that this particular giveaway will only be open to those who live in the continental US. I don't think I can swing overseas delivery and duty/taxes. I plan on hosting regular giveaways next year that will be open to everyone everywhere. ♥

To enter this giveaway, you simply need to:

1. Be a follower of this blog and

2. Leave a comment on a 12 Days of Christmas holiday giveaway post.

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The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

On the first day of Christmas ~ *Karla Dornacher's coloring book, In His Name & For His Glory and Artist's Loft Watercolor Pencils, set of 24
On the second day of Christmas ~ *Susan Winget's Snowman Mug in a decorative box
On the third day of Christmas ~ *City Sidewalk Holly Jolly Christmas Platter


  1. Yes, I believed in Santa and my parents were not above using that belief to keep me in line around the holidays. :)

  2. I did when I was young. I think my older sister fixed that when I was about 6.

  3. Yes I believed in Santa, I remember a Christmas eve when I was 4 or 5 that I thought I heard Santa. One of the best Christmases was a couple of years before my parents split up we had a lot of presents under the tree and my brother got a guinea pig, it was so much fun.

  4. Love this! I did... until my brother told me the truth :(

    - Judith

  5. Hi Gina~

    What a cute little platter! I'm not sure what Christmas would be like if we didn't have, good old St. Nick! I loved Santa! I remember going with my mother to a department store one night. It was quite late and we were the only ones there, so I had Santa all to myself. I remember asking him for a Barbie doll, that's what I wanted most of all. I got that Barbie doll, and I loved her for many years.

    Have a very blessed Sunday, Gina!

    Hugs and Love,

  6. This is such an adorable Christmas platter! I did believe in Santa until the older neighborhood kids decided to tell the younger kids what was going on. I think my favorite gift on Christmas morning was a dollhouse. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  7. I totally believed and remember being soooo sad when a mean boy at school told everyone. Lots of kids cried. You know it's funny because last year my little sister - we're in our fifties now - told me one of her fondest childhood Christmas memories is when I stayed up all night (till our young bodies fell asleep) at the window watching for Santa. She said it dawned on her then (last year) that I knew better, yet stayed up watching with her because I loved her and wanted her to continue to believe in the magic.

    I don't have any memory of this, but that's what she said. She has always been my very best friend. ♥

    I have so many different gifts that stick in my mind, but I will share my very first special one. My Auntie gave me a sweet little pink gift basket filled with Yardley of London's rose scented toiletries when I was five years old- soap, powder, cologne - it was small and so lovely and so special. To this day I can't smell rose scent without thinking of it. I will never ever forget how grown up and special and beautiful that gift made me feel!

    I adore your idea, Gina! Thank you so much - I'd be so delighted to win, I will keep watching out for each thing as you specially share it with us. Such a delightful idea! ♥

  8. How pretty! And yes, I believed and got a lot of joy out of the holiday season. The best gift I received was a shoebox, wrapped in Christmas paper and filled with art supplies. I could receive that gift this year and be just as happy! hugs

  9. Some lovely gifts here already Gina. Someone is going to be very blessed when you do the draw :)


  10. Oh yes I believed in Santa! My favorite gift as a child I can remember is a doll house that I had to wait for my Dad to put together :)

  11. I believed in Santa and his side kick Twinkle nose. They kept my brothers and I on the straight and narrow. These two could be mentioned any time of the year.
    Merry Christmas,
    Kristine Bengs

  12. I never believed in Santa. I remember I received a bike with a little basket on the front of it one year for Christmas. It was one of my favorite presents ever. :)



We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter