Wow! The final count for the giveaway was 140 entries! That's absolutely amazing!! Thank you to everyone who entered. Because of the overwhelming response, those of you who didn't win will have another opportunity to get this tree. Details on that later.
Before I announce the winner I wanted to thank a few people who have honored me with some awards. First, I would like to thank Joyce at Brookside Cottage who gave me the "Golly, You Make Me Jolly" award. This is such an honor (and a relief actually) for me because I love Christmas SO SO much and the feelings the Holy Season evokes and I'm grateful that you lovely bloggers aren't sick of me and my Christmas posts already. Thank you again, Joyce and it is my honor to pass this on. I would like to extend this award to Linda at Restyled Home, Melissa at The Inspired Room and Joanne at The Keeping of Christmas. These ladies are so wonderful in their attempt to help everyone this holiday season from taking the stress out of decorating to remembering the 'true reason for the season.' So Linda, Melissa and Joanne, this award is for you because "Golly, You Make Me Jolly."
My second award is The Friendly Site graciously given to me by Sharon at Rose of Sharon, Dena at Swaddle Cottage and Brenda at Country Romance. I am so blessed by you lovely ladies that it is entirely my honor to make you feel welcome and at home when you visit me. Passing this award on to other friendly bloggers isn't as easy as you would think. Everyone is friendly - not a wicked one in the bunch. So how do you pick just a few? I would love to give it to everyone (and trust me, in my heart I have) but please allow me the honor of giving this to: Alexandra at Silver Bell Cottage, Jo at Neere and Dear Creations and Tammy at My Gentle Retreat. These ladies have reached out to me in 3 different ways but still touched my heart the same. You 3 ladies are so very friendly, I had just had to bestow you with The Friendly Site award!
So now without further ado... Congratulations to Cynthia of Springmont Cottage. You are the lucky winner of our giveaway!! Please be sure to email your home address to us so that we can send this out to you in plenty of time for Christmas decorating.
Thanks again to everyone who entered and be sure to check back this week for another chance to receive this beautiful tree for FREE!
Blessing of the Day: I know that I am blessed because this upcoming Holy Season reminds me of the greatest gift One could ever give.
"And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well ..." Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol"