I'm not one to rush things, but frankly, Halloween and Thanksgiving tend to just get in the way of my full enjoyment of Christmas. Living in the States for three years really cramped my style, as their Thanksgiving, a whole six weeks after Canada's, three weeks after Halloween, has the habit of needing to be celebrated before bobbles can be hung, bells can be rung or carols can be sung! If it were up to me Christmas would begin as soon as the last leaf drops, which in Calgary is probably going to be this weekend.
So, as today is Thanksgiving in the True North, and I'm not going to let all these holidays get in my way, I am hosting a giveaway... or six...or seven! That's right, every week from now until American Thanksgiving, when every person can freely celebrate Christmas without reproach, I am going to be giving away a little Christmas cheer. All I ask is that you follow my blog publicly (oh, the joy I get from your happy little faces smiling at me from the Follower list!), and that you leave a comment on any post during the week of that particular giveaway. That's right, it's that easy. Follow and comment. Comment on more than one post, you get your name in the draw more than one time! (But, comment on one post several times, you still only get one entry, sorry.) Each Sunday night I will announce a winner, and Monday morning I will post a new giveaway. How's that sound to you?
So, starting today on this wonderful Thanksgiving morning, I am giving away a leaf inspired garland. For those of you trying to hold on to the last few weeks of fall, this one's for you. 8 feet of beautiful fall colors, this can be used year after year. I've loved mine, and hope whoever wins will enjoy theirs too.