Yesterday, I asked you to tell me about your favourite Christmas present that you either gave or received. The winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate from Toys“R”Us.
Here’s the winning entry:
The best and most honored Christmas present I ever got was the boxed set of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This was given to me as a preteen, and both my grandpa and grandma on my mother’s side of the family signed each book. Now as an adult I still have these books, my children have been read to from them. And I look forward to the day I will be able to read them to my grandchildren, as well as show them how their great great grandparents signed their names. As it is another way of showing family connections for years to come.
Thanks so much to Kathy for submitting this story. Watch your email Kathy for more info your gift certificate.
I had a hard time picking a favourite and here are two others that I loved — and I give these Honourable Mentions
I think that the best present I will give, will be this years. My daughter is 2 1/2 and has been taking ‘pictures’ for the past year or so with everything around the house the may or may not look like a camera : tv remote, fridge magnets, cutlery, and my favorite, an old CD on a string around her neck. She then takes her ‘camera’ and shows you the picture that she just took. This year she will be getting a real (kids) camera, and I can’t wait to see all the pictures she will take, and to see the world through a toddlers eyes.
And this one from Brenda:
My best gift ever was when I was about 8-9 yrs old and we opened our gifts on Christmas Eve since we had huge family gathering on Christmas Day and everything would be to chaotic then. I had been begging for a couple of months for a Easy Bake Oven and I had opened all my gifts and was disappointed to find out that I didn’t get it. We always opened our gifts in age order so when it came time for my Mom to open her gifts she picked up a box and said wait this isn’t my name and she got up and approached my Dad with the box and as she extended her arms to hand it to him she twisted and handed it to me. It was my Easy Bake Oven. I was over the moon and was so excited I almost peed in my pants. When I returned from the bath room my brother helped me put it together and we started baking. He was 8 years older than me but he stayed with me and we cooked all night long. We were both sick and sleepy by morning because we cooked the 3 sets of 6 or 8 cakes/cookie sets that I received with my oven. Needless to say we didn’t have much of an appetite on Christmas Day but we were happy!
I teach a business class called “Your Business Breakthrough,” and my student Annie is hard at work creating a new Gourmet Pizza website filled with ideas on how you can transform homemade pizza into a truly GOURMET experience.
To get you started, Annie has designed a beautiful full-colour recipe booklet including three flavour-infused gourmet oils that you can use right now to dress up any pizza you might be serving this weekend. Let’s elevate your pizza to GOURMET standards 🙂
Did you know you could make flavoured oils at home? I’ve never done it! And yet, Annie’s booklet has THREE recipes for you to try … and with 30 step-by-step photos, you can’t really can’t make a mistake!
Here’s all you have to do:
2. COMMENT: Please post a comment below and let us know what you think … tell us what you love about the recipe booklet AND what else you’d like Annie to teach you to do with homemade gourmet pizza when she launches her website in the new year.
3. SIGN-UP: If you’d like to be notified when Annie’s pizza site is ready, you can sign up here.