Quick 24 Hour Giveaway: The Animals Advent Calendar – 3 Winners!

One of the fun memories I remember as a kid was doing an Advent Calendar during the Christmas season. My friend Keri Lyn and I wanted to do a quick giveaway to give some of our readers a chance to win one to create memories with their families.

So three lucky readers in my giveaway will win The Animals’ Advent (Fuzzytails), as it’s Keri Lyn’s favorite–and I’m anxious to check it out myself with my kids this year!

Make sure you get your entries in as this is very short 24 hour giveaway. Keri Lyn is also doing a shorter 1-hour giveaway on these today. So make sure you enter hers, too, for more chances to win one.

To keep this brief, I’m only allowing one entry per person. So just leave a comment letting me know what your favorite holiday tradition is to be entered into the giveaway.

Entry is open to US residents only through 10:00AM CST on Thursday, November 25, 2010. Winner will be chosen using random.org and contacted by email. If you’re the winner, you’ll have only 24 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.

Good luck to all of you who enter!

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  1. Sarah B. says

    My kids would love this! My favorite tradition is the “Secret Santa” we do with my brothers & sisters. Even though we’re all getting older, it’s still a lot of fun and very exciting! Of course, we always seem to figure out who has us before CHristmas but that’s ok :)

  2. Elizabeth Braun says

    Baking dozens and dozens of holiday cookies for all my employees and my truck driving friends that can’t always get home for the holidays. Puts a smile on their face as well as mine.

  3. Stacey Zink says

    We love our cookie bake the first weekend in December every year. My daughter would love an advent calendar!

  4. says

    Our favorite holiday tradition is reading a different holiday book every day of December leading up to Christmas Eve, when we read The Night Before Christmas.

  5. Anna B says

    My favorite Christmas tradition is Christmas dinner with my family. No matter what is going on in our lives we all find the means and the time to sit down together on this day.

  6. Liz Bell says

    My favorite tradition is keeping the spirit of Santa alive! Shopping & wrapping up all the things that will make my daughters eyes light up Christmas morning.

  7. Kristin says

    My favorite holiday tradition is eating prime rib at my parent’s house on Christmas night. Not only is it great food, but great family memories :)

  8. Amanda Bosque says

    We had a small Christmas tree that sat on our kitchen table growing up. Each morning my sisters and I would take turns putting up the ornament for the day, with the final one being on Christmas morning! It was such a fun tradition!

  9. Liz says

    would love to win this for my boys! I actually remember having an advent calendar as a kid, each day was a new tiny little ornament for my mini christmas tree! My mom had a little tree for each of us. Such good memories! :)

  10. Andrea G. says

    My kids are just starting to learn the meaning of Christmas and about what it truly means, so we are just starting out with traditions. We’d love to start an advent tradition like I had when I was a kid!

  11. April Alexander says

    Hands down our favorite holiday tradition is having a Birthday Cake on Christmas day for baby Jesus! We even have a special coconut cake we make every single year for the occasion

  12. Racheal G says

    Family tradition is to cook cookies for Santa Christmas Eve and open presents Christmas morning. Then we go to Grandmas and eat and play games.

  13. Alicia M says

    My favorite Christmas tradition is matching Pj’s for the kids on Christmas morning. Thanks for the giveaway! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  14. Patricia says

    I love putting up the Christmas tree and decorating the house it always looks so pretty. Great giveaway

  15. Kim Daws says

    We get our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving afternoon. The kids enjoy the “hunt” for the “perfect” tree;)

  16. Terri Stokes says

    We sing for our supper… the Twelve Days of Christmas. Each person gets a day. We also hide a pickle ornament on the tree. It’s good luck to find it.

  17. Patti Reddick says

    We love reading the birth of Jesus on Christmas Eve . Watching Christmas movies while we bake.

  18. Crystal M. says

    My favorite tradition for Christmas is decorating the tree and watching the kids eyes just light up. :) Then we set up our nativity scene and read the real Christmas story.

  19. Shannon Blanchard says

    My favorite tradition is getting up at three in the morning to see what Santa has brought. Even as adults, we all get up super early and then enjoy a lazy day

  20. Jennifer says

    We hide a pickle ornament in the tree for the children to find. We also go and buy a Hallmark ornament one for each of us to place on our tree. The kids love it and it is fun to see what they choose.

  21. Vicki says

    My favorite Christmas tradition is a hard choice.I love so many of the things I do with my kids baking cookies,decorating the tree……One of my favorites is sitting under the tree all done drinking eggnog and reading Christmas stories.

  22. Julie Quinn says

    My favorite tradition is all of us waking up Christmas morning in our new cozy jammies that we opened on Christmas Eve!

  23. Kelly V says

    There are so many.. I think my favorite tradition is probably taking the family photo for the christmas card each year. We also look forward to going to pick out the “perfect” Christmas tree.

  24. Callie says

    My favorite tradition is decorating the tree together.

    Complete of course with christmas songs and popcorn and hot chocolate.

  25. Colleen Grier says

    My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my kids. My Mom did it with us and I love to bake with my girls.


  26. lisa v says

    Never mind, just went back to facebook posting. Every year my parents would give the 3 of us kids an advent calendar. We had to share it and we’d all stand around it after my father got home and take turns opening it. It was one of the most exciting things about Christmas to me! I couldn’t wait until Dec 25 to see the big one and I always hope it was my turn to open it. I passed this down to my daughter and it is fun to see her get excited.

  27. Michelle B says

    My fave tradition is saving one small Xmas present and hiding it under the tree for after the big dinner…. When everyone thinks the day is over I give them one last surprise! They all love it and forget about it, so it’s always a surprise year after year!

  28. Megan says

    My favorite holiday tradition is waking up with my kids in our own home on Christmas morning. We never travel over the Eve and day, just spend time with our little family!

  29. Christy says

    starting December 1st we draw names and do kind things for the person whose name we drew (members of our family) for a week. Each week we choose a new name until Christmas.

  30. April says

    My favorite tradition that I started with my daughter is to create our annual gingerbread house. Every year we buy a kit and have fun constructing it.

  31. Amanda F. says

    We would always open one present Christmas Eve right before going to midnight candlelight service at church :)

  32. Colleen says

    My favorite holiday tradition is that my parents used to put an orange in the toe of our stockings, so now I insist that my husband and I do that for our kids every year. Sometimes he doesn’t like that idea so much when I send him out for oranges on Christmas Eve 😉

  33. amy h says

    Our family always put the tree up together the day after Thanksgiving, they always look forward to it

  34. Debbie B says

    My favorite tradition is baking things and giving them to family & friends, and my daughter beside me helping.

  35. Heather H says

    My favorite tradition to do with my children is putting up decorations and listening to Christmas music while we do! Can’t wait until Friday to start!!!

  36. says

    My favorite Christmas tradition is cuddling up with my kids in front of the TV with the lights off, Christmas tree on, watching our favorite Christmas movies.

  37. Laura Jellison says

    My favorite holiday tradition is listening to Christmas music while we open the presents. No TV on Christmas morning!

  38. Heather B. says

    Opening gifts around the tree with my family. We take our time and open one gift at a time so we can all see what everybody gets and the looks on their faces!

  39. Rebecca Orr says

    My favorite tradition during the holidays is donating tons of used and new {I can’t believe how many toys I “thought” my son would love and then go all year without being played with} toys to the Salvation Army.

    It helps out lesser fortunate families buy toys for their children and it also clears some space for the new stuff.

  40. Jacquie says

    favorite tradition – seeing the christmas lights at the Bellevue, WA botanical garden. Suggested donation – just perfect for young kids as they have tons of animals to find in the light and so much fun to bundle up.

  41. Jolyne Dunn says

    My favorite tradition is hanging all of the beautiful handmade ornaments from my mother, now deceased, on the tree. This year I will also treasure all of the ornaments my daughter made for everyone. She passed away in September.

  42. Tracy Harper says

    We do Countdown to Christmas starting December 1st. Our daughter gets a surprise gift every day til Christmas!

  43. Kristine Twardy-Todd says

    Our favorite Holiday Tradition is the birthday cake we bake for Jesus on every Christmas Eve day!

  44. Kendra says

    Our favorite tradition is piling in the car on a cold winter night and driving around looking at Christmas lights!

  45. Heather says

    Our favorite tradition is all getting new PJs Christmas Eve. Then we read the Christmas Story all warm & toasty in our new jammies. And we love to stay in them most of the day Christmas day too. It’d be fun to have a new book tradition to read as well.

  46. Jenn says

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies with the kids and watching them decorate each cookie. The joy on their faces says it all!

  47. Shawna Hehr says

    One of my favorite Holiday traditions is to bake cookies and decorate them. This will be the first year, with many more to come, for me and my girls to do this.

  48. Ken D says

    I would have to say my favorite tradition is getting all of our extended family and friends together for dinner Xmas Eve!!

  49. marci h says

    Our tradition is getting up early on Christmas morning and putting the presents under the tree and waking up the kids–it’s great to watch them when they see all the presents. I love that!! :)

  50. darcie lynch says

    we go to my aunt’s every christmas eve to open gifts with all the family and my husband dresses up as santa

  51. Brianne C. says

    My favorite Holiday tradition is when our family gets together, bakes Christmas cookies, and exchange Christmas onraments. It’s always such a blessed day, and something I plan carrying on every year with my own little ones!

  52. Christa says

    We love piling in the van (all 8 of us!) in our PJs and taking along hot cocoa to sip while driving around to see the Christmas lights!

  53. Michelle R says

    We make a “goodie tree”, which is just some smallish branches that we pick up around and we spray paint them silver and plant them in a pot. Then we decorate them with chocolate goodies, some store bought, some homemade.

  54. Denise Wilson says

    I love everything about Christmas! The baking, the fellowship with family, and, the most important part, remembering the true reason for the season ~ the birth of our Saviour!!

  55. DONNA HOPE says

    My favorite Christmas tradition is the whole family getting together for a specail breakfast and then open gifts.

  56. Linda B says

    Every year we take our grandchildren around town to look at the Christmas lights. We began when our now eight year old grandson was two. He now has a sister & brother who have joined us. Afterwards we go home and have hot chocolate and popcorn.

  57. Stacey says

    Our favorite tradition is to have a candlelit pizza dinner for Christmas Eve. The kids think it’s so funny!

  58. Terri S. says

    My favorite holiday tradition is when our family goes to pick out the “perfect” real tree and then we decorate it with all the precious handmade ornaments the children made from past years. We love going down memory lane.

  59. Julie B. says

    Our kids are pretty small so hopefully we’ll make new traditions in the next few years, but we do love putting up the Christmas tree together every year.

  60. says

    We like to go to the zoo and see the animals and the lights display each year. We enjoy spending some family time during this special season.

  61. Jodi says

    So many traditions we have, but probably my favorite is going to church and singing Christmas songs.

  62. Amy says

    My favorite tradition is going to candle light service singing silent night. It’s like the world stands still for a couple of minutes and everything is good.

  63. Kati C. says

    my favorite tradition is spending the day cooking with my mom! i cant wait to start incorporating my kids into that tradition too! :)

  64. Trissi says

    My favorite holiday tradition is cooking Christmas breakfast for my parents, hushand, and son, after the gifts are exchanged and opened.

  65. Teresa says

    Our favorite holiday tradition has to be the advent wreathe. The lighting of each candle, it’s significanace, the prelude to the celebration of Christmas.

  66. says

    My favorite Christmas tradition is opening our Advent Calendar. It’s full of treats, special activities and Bible verses.

  67. Sarah says

    Our favorite tradition is taking the kids on the Tacky Light Tour here in town. They absolutely love it. We stop of hot chocolate on the way home!

  68. Kristy A. says

    My 5yr old has been asking for one of these calendars everytime he sees on in a magazine. He would be thrilled.

  69. karen m says

    We like to eat our breakfast in the living room, usually something sweet and gooey, and then open presents.

  70. Erika Dunn says

    Our favorite holiday tradition is sit in our pjs watch the parade and then have a big dinner later in the day!

  71. Michele Fiorentino says

    My children and I make struvellers (honey balls) every Christmas season. This tradition has been passed down through the generations.

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