Monday, October 22, 2012

Magnolia Inspiration for the Holidays!


Happy Monday, bloggers!! I have the treat and honor of sharing some truly beautiful Magnolia holiday cards with you made by the incredibly talented Kim Piggott! Be sure to check out her blog for oodles more inspiration!


Kim even photographed the inside of her gorgeous card! See below:
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Below, view the inside of this stunning card:
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115 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous cards here from Kim, but these Magnolia stamps are also just amazing and so is their other products too.
    My favorit tradition is definitely, that we every year all the entire family get together for a whole week-end and first we all take a trip to the forrest to collect materials for the decorations and when we get back we all have hot chocolate and warm buns, and the next day we all make all the cookies and the confect together, and that week-end is always so much fun, cause we´re all together on it no matter what age, so we´re all represented from the age of 3 to 60 y. o. and it´s so much fun.

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  2. Such a beautiful card...love those Magnolia stamps....simply amazing!!

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  3. Decorating the house is my fave! Thanks for the chance! Ger x.

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  4. Fabulous creation. I love Magnolia stamps they all are just so adorable. But anyway my answer for the question is that I love to buy presents. Just not any present but special present. I may walk in the shop several times and not find the peresent but when I see, something inside me says that´s it, that´s the right one. So I love this feeling when I know that the present is something special to my dear one

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  5. Wow! The details on these are amazing. I really like the insides of the cards. It would be like getting 3 cards in 1. Our family is kind of strung out, some still working, some retired, some with children still in school. Our holiday traditions have changed over the years and evolved to where we celebrate the majority of our holidays over Thanksgiving. With part of the family working in retail, there isn't much time (nor energy) between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Travel becomes more if-fy after Thanksgiving, too, in our area. We take a poll every year. Those not hosting provide the food or make the reservations to go out for a holiday meal. Just being together is our priority. The food has taken on lesser importance than it once did. Having one goal (being together) relieves a lot of the holiday pressure.

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  6. What fabulous cards!
    Our favorite tradition for any holiday includes lots and lots of food and hopefully as many of us that can be together to share it.

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  7. On of the funniest traditions is my son get a subway sandwich in his stocking every Christmas eve.

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  8. Just beautifully done. Our favourite holiday tradition is the tree trimming... we all take turns at putting up an ornament, every year I buy one new one..

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  9. These cards really make me feel Christmas. Paper with holly and notes is stunning!

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  10. Wow - such attention to the inside of the cards. That's special.
    Our family tradition is to go cut our tree the second Sunday in Advent.

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  11. Beautiful cards. Our holiday tradition is eating goose and have a beautiful day with family.

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  12. when i was little,we always went out for an italian dinner on christmas eve!HUGS!

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    1. when i was little,we always went out for an italian dinner on christmas eve!HUGS!

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  13. Very beautiful cards - love all the little details.
    My favourite time is family decorating the christmas tree together with everyone ending up covered in sparkle! Then the draw to decide who gets to place the angel at top of tree. Nicola x

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  14. beautiful cards!!!! My favourite tradition is making the Christmas cards for family and friends.

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  15. The new Christmas collection from Magnolia is so cute! I really love the time before Christmas with preparations, secretive actions and anticipation... It makes me feel like a little girl every year! But I think my favorite holiday tradition is when the whole family (aunts, uncles and cousins) meet at the churchyard and light candles on my grandparents graves. It feels good to have a quiet moment together, remembering those who are no longer with us, but still remains in our hearts. In this way, we also get the chance to wish each other a merry Christmas before we go home to celebrate. :-)

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  16. Stunning cards and i just adore all the new Maggie stamps!!

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  17. I love having dinner each night by the light of our Advent wreath.

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  18. Great cards! Love how pretty the insides are. My favorite holiday tradition is doing advent with my daughters. Great way to focus ourselves at the end of the day.

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  19. Gorgeous cards by Kim!!! My favorite tradition is decorating the tree with my son. I always get a new ornament, whether it be handmade or store bought.

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  20. My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree with my daughters. My hubby puts the tree up and then the girls and I decorate it. We put on Christmas music and go to town. It may be a little harder this year with one daughter off at college, but we will figure it out. Thanks for a chance to win! :D

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  21. beautiful card! Love Magnolia stamps, they are the best stamp for colouring. My favourite holiday tradition is having a four generation get together dinner at mom's place.

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  22. Very cute holiday stuff! My fav holiday tradition is baking!!! The smells are so wonderful!

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  23. Such lovely cards with all that coloring. Just really gives them such dimension.

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  24. Wow! What detailed cards!!

    My favorite holiday tradition is
    going to the movies on Christmas afternoon
    with my whole family.
    I am an e-mail subscriber & follower

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  25. My favorite Christmas tradition has got to be baking with my daughters. Mmmmm!!! And as a close second, Christmas dinner. Huh. All food related stuff. Interesting... ;)

    I already follow you guys all over the place.

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  26. My favorite holiday tradition is to play board games with my family.

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  27. Beautiful cards and lovely stamps!!!
    Our favorite holiday tradition is putting a red cardinal at the top of the Christmas tree in memory of my Mother In Law. This ornament goes up first and just under the star. Our girls never met her, but we take this opportunity to tell them about her keep her with us.

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  28. My favorite holiday tradition is making Christmas cards for the local nursing home.

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  29. Beautiful cards!! Love all the detail!!

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  30. Love the detail in these cards!
    My favorite family tradition is that my Mom and I plan an evening out for dinner and the Nutcracker ballet or something special like a show or event. We have been sharing this tradition for as long as I can remember! We always give each other a little gift to symbolize the occassion like an ornament or decoration.

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  31. My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with the family.

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  32. Love these! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  33. Beautiful work! Favorite tradition~we open up our letters that were written, folded and packed away with the decorations. These are letters we wrote that were not revealed to anyone else. It gives us something to look forward to when we put away the decor, and when we bring it out again. Usually the theme is "how was your year?". My kids love it!

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  34. Lovely cards and I like the insides too! Favorite holiday tradition is a birthday party for Jesus before we so to Christmas Eve service.

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  35. Wow! Those cards are gorgeous, inside and out!

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  36. wow-amazing card! my favorite tradition is listening to Christmas music!!!

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  37. My favorite holiday tradition? Just having the tree up and lit at night- I've always loved decorating for the holidays. A new tradition is my daughter's advent calendar, which is SO much fun for all of us!

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  38. Beautiful cards !!!
    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree !!

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  39. Wow! The insides are as beautiful as the outsides!

    Favorite holiday tradition: Getting the ornaments out and sharing the memories they represent. (Each year my kids receive/make a new ornament that reminds them of something that happened that year.) It's always fun to reminisce about the good and to see all of that represented on our tree.

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  40. These cards are absolutely art work! Just beautiful! :) My favorite holiday tradition is just spending time with family.

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  41. Wow these cards are stunning! My favorite tradition is decorating our 10 foot tree.

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  42. My favorite tradition is to bake various cookies and to have a special dinner spent at home with the house decorated in all things christmas. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  43. Wow....these are a wintery treat. I love them...These are so beautiful.

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  44. Our family tradition is making pumpkins pies. Every year, we buy a pumpkin to decorate the front yard. After Halloween is over, we use the pumpkin to make pies for the holidays..such fun (and oh, so good!!). Love the Magnolia cards...she's so cute!

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  45. Christmas stockings. With my grown kids I got creative a couple of years ago and put things in other packaging instead of stockings. my youngest got up and said where's my stocking.

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  46. Making ornaments with my grandson (and now his little brother, too).

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  47. Christmas stockings are one of my favorite traditions. I love buying inexpensive little gifts, wrapping them and putting them in a stocking.

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  48. AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE all of the CUTE projects that were shared!! Our Favorite Tradition is hanging the Homemade stocking that my mom has made!! Growing up we each had our own stocking that she made for us and as our family grows a NEW stocking is made and adde to the arch way and hung for the holidays!! Santa visits and leaves a small gift each christmas day!! =) THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  49. putting cookies out for santa and reading the letter he leaves in the morning.

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  50. Doohickeys are just the cutest dies! My favorite tradition is how DH and I spend christmas all by ourselves, we have lovely romantic holidays :)

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  51. Lovely cards! Traditions... unfortunately we haven't had many since we've been on the road the last 5 Christmases. I'm hoping this year, our 5yr old's first at home, will start some new ones, even if it's as simple as cookies and milk for Santa.

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  52. Very lovely cards. A favorite Christmas tradition from my past was hanging our stockings and waking up early on Christmas to find out what Santa had left in them.

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  53. Such beautiful cards! I love going to cut down my parents Christmas tree!

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  54. Our favorite holiday tradition is to sit together and choose a "Type of Christ" or symbol and find the scriptural references each day for the whole month of December--it helps us remember why we are celebrating Christmas!

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  55. Oh my goodness what gorgeous cards! Love that the inside is just as gorgeous as the outside!

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  56. Such a beautiful card - love magnolia stamps!

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  57. My favorite holiday tradition is having family/friends for a holiday dinner and playing games after the dinner.

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  58. I just love Kim's work, these are beautiful cards. My favourite holiday tradition has to be helping the children leave a letter and some milk/cookies and a carrot out for Santa and Rudolph x

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  59. Beautiful cards!! I just love Magnolia images, they are just so super cute!! Off to check out the shop...

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  60. So much detail on these beautiful cards!
    Favorite holiday tradition... I loved going to midnight mass with my family! It was so fun to get to stay up so late!
    DeniseB

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  61. Beautiful card, My favorite tradition is finding the right tree.

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  62. My favorite holiday tradition is cooking with my kids for our entire family to come over and eat. It's fun to hear what smells they associate with the holidays.

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  63. My favorite holiday tradition is having our pictures taken for Xmas, either at the mall or the office party! The kids love it!

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  64. We don't really have any "traditions" now that the kids are grown and gone, but I love to invite someone to dinner who would otherwise be alone for the holidays.

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  65. My favorite tradition is all the fabulous food we all put out for Xmas Eve. Everyone makes something and we munch all eve long!

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  66. Such delectable cards! And as for Christmas traditions... where to start - the whole thing's built on them round our way. Probably my favourite is that stockings have to be opened on my mother's bed - everyone piles on... me and my brother (still), his wife, and their two children... and that keeps us going til proper presents which have to wait til it gets dark, so that it can be by candlelight!
    Alison x

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  67. OMG! Fantastic work! Those papers are amazing!

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  68. My favorite Christmas tradition is to decorate all the rooms in the house.
    Christina P.

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  69. Wow, Kim's cards are stunning!
    My favourite tradition is decorating the tree and enjoying the company of my family on Christmas Day (... oh and my Mum and Aunt cooking the dinner too LOL!)

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  70. I love making all my own Christmas cards each year at Christmas time.

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  71. I have to say that celebrating Christmas Day with family is the best and making my Christmas cards to send to family and friends! And last but not least is our traditon of making cookies to give to friends, neighbors and family members too!

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  72. Wow, such beautiful and detailed cards! I love the insides you created. My favorite holiday tradition, probably the different foods that we have. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  73. Absolutely gorgeous cards! One of my favorite parts of Christmas is simply admiring the tree with it's odd assortment of ornaments that span many generations. We weren't able to have one up last year, so this year will be extra special for us. Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)

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  74. What great cards, I love the white spaces with light pops of color. I've got some Thanksgiving projects to do before my Christmas cards. LOL There never seems to be enough crafting time. We got out for Chinese, it's a fun, no muss-no fuss meal. Thanks for chance for some fun products. May you all have enough crafting time to create the fun holiday projects on your list. ;)))

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  75. A holiday tradition of ours has been these advent boxes I put together that I put a small surprise or a voucher of some kind for things like an ice cream treat, a Christmas movie night, a new Christmas book. Kids love it!
    Those cards are amazing! The insides are just as gorgeous as the out! They could almost be used as mini books! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. My favorite holiday tradition is listening to Christmas music while trimming the tree.

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  77. Such sweet images...lovely card.

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  78. These cards are so beautiful! The insides are as gorgeous as the fronts. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration.

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  79. My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with the family.

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  80. Trimming the tree, wrapping presents, making Christmas cookies.. all my fave traditions ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. My favourite Holiday Tradition is spending the holidays with those that you love and inviting people who may be alone at Christmas to join your family for the day. You may never know how much this can mean to some people.

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  82. Making holiday candy, it started with my mom and me, then my sisters in law were added, now its the best time of all, my nieces have joined it. They have started coming up with their own recipes and using them as gifts for friends. Its really wonderful time for all of us. Plus we get candy yum!

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  83. The Christmas season really starts for me with the holiday baking. :) A Simon gift pack would be so awesome to win!

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  84. I love everything about Christmas but my favorite tradition by far is Christmas Eve. My whole family (all 25 of us) get together at the home of my youngest brother. It is the only time all year that we are all together. There is so much love & laughter in the room & all troubles are forgotten for a few short hours!
    Hugs, Renee

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  85. Beautiful cards! Absolutely beautiful! My favorite tradition is getting together w/family and watching the little ones open presents.

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  86. Holiday baking especially with old family recipes like my great-grandmother's shortbread! ;-)

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  87. My favorite holiday tradition is opening our presents Christmas Eve. My husband's family also celebrated Christmas Eve so neither of us had to compromise when we married!!! :) We both love the magic that night time brings to our holiday celebration!

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  88. My favorite family tradition is spending time with family and eating the good Christmas goodies.
    Lovely cards
    Linda T

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  89. These are stunning and I love to decorate the house and spend time with my loved ones :)

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  90. LOVE Kim's cards. She puts lots of layers to add dimension to them. LOVE the stamps she used and her color schemes! (Thanks for a chance to win free stuff to feed my papercrafting addiction!)

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  91. Great new Magnolia stamps! My favorite tradition is attending church on Christmas Eve. I never tire of singing "Silent Night" while the lights in the sanctuary are dimmed and everyone holds a candle.

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  92. Cards are just darling! My favorite tradition is our Christmas party for our kids and grandkids on the weekend before Christmas! It extends the season and gives all the kids a chance to be together and then be home with their own family and tree on Christmas Day. We've been doing this for about 14 years and they all love it! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

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  93. Joan-Anne WeatherbeeOctober 23, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Beautiful stamps and cards! Our family tradition is the party we have before Christmas. We eat, play games, and open presents! We have been having it for about 16 years! I look forward to it every year!!

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  94. Absolutly beautiful cards.

    What I love must about Christmas, is decorating our Christmas tree and later just admiring all the beautiful ornaments and Christmas light.

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  95. Gorgeous cards with great colouring and beautiful details.
    Our tradition is eating turkey at my mother's (she is 85 years old). In October she already starts talking about it and describes time after time the way she will prepare it!
    xxx Margreet

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  96. Stunning Card. So elegant and many details. Lovely work, Angela Sunny AZ

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  97. Decorating the Christmas tree and adding a new ornament or two to our collection each year. Iris

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  98. I love to bake a variety of cookies to share with family and friends.

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  99. gorgoues cards - the Christmas Magnolias are always the best - in my opinion :)

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  100. awesome cards, my fav holiday time is time with my family. Life being super busy with six kids its very hard to get us all together at the same time... Christmas time we are and thats what I love most about holidays....

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  101. Wonderful cards! Inside and out! What a treat those will be for whoever receives them!!!
    My favorite Christmas tradition is just running from family to family from Christmas Eve through Christmas Day visiting, eating and then doing it all over again! It's really the best feeling to be with those we love and who we know love us!

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  102. I love baking popovers with my daughter on Christmas morning along with tasty bacon for the family breakfast.

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  103. Making Christmas cards with the grandchildren and taking them to a care center for distribution...those old folks love the young ones!

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  104. I love to get together with my whole family and just visit, play with the nieces, nephews, grandchildren and just make a fun day of it. No cooking. Paper plates, plastic cups, spoons, forks, knives. Everyone brings a dish and we share. Good times!

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  105. My favorite christmas holiday tradition is baking cookies for santa with my child

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