Nov
6

Posted by & filed under Christmas, Crafts, Crazy Christmas Crafter, DIY crafts, Giveaway.

 I‘m so excited for the first Crazy Christmas Crafter Link Up Party where YOU get to feature all of your holiday projects!
To kick off the party the fabulous ladies from WhipperBerry are here with a great giveaway!

Hello all!  We are the ladies from WhipperBerry and we are so excited to host a giveaway this weekend at I Heart Nap time!!  Since this week was the Holiday Décor & Crafts week for the Crazy Christmas Crafters we thought it would be appropriate to have a crafty offering.
Last week we were lucky enough to be featured on Tatertots & Jell-o with our Blessing Board tutorial and thought we would make an extra one for Jamielyn’s lovely readers.
Board 009
This is such a fun way to display Christmas cards!!  And yet, versatile enough to keep up all year long.  You can display pictures, kids art work, even your to do lists if you feel like sharing!!
Board 016  Board 006 
 How cute is that?! I LOVE the girls over at whipperberry! It is one of my new favorite blogs! They have SO many fun creations and cute party ideas! Go visit them now if you haven’t already, you will fall in love!
To enter the giveaway:
1. Tell me your favorite holiday tradition
For extra entries…
1. Follow Whipper Berry
2. Follow I heart nap time
3. Link up to the Party
4. Blog, FB or twitter about it
Now let’s see what holiday projects you’ve been working on!  
You can also share something you made last year as well!
I thought it would be fun to keep party open the whole month of November, so come back all month long to link up the projects you’ve been working on. I’ll be featuring some of my favorite links throughout the month.
Don’t forget to grab a button if you’re linked up to the party! 
Have fun and hopefully we will all get a little more inspired/excited for the holiday season! I can’t wait!
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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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156 Responses to “Crazy Christmas Crafter Link Up w/ Whipper Berry Giveaway! (Giveaway Now Closed)”

  1. Liz

    Every year, in November I wrap 31 Children's Christmas books. There is a small Christmas tree in our upstairs landing that the wrapped books go under. Every night in December, my kids pick a book to unwrap. We read it all together and put the read ones in a basket . I have done this for four years now and it is a tradition that all 4 of my kids look forward to every year!

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  2. Stephanie

    We've started using a Jesse Tree. Every day of the season we add a new ornament that has a corresponding story that leads up to Christ. Such a meaningful way to celebrate the season.

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  3. LaVonne @ Long Wait

    I like going to my Aunt's on Christmas Eve for dessert and playing the White Elephant game.

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  4. RoseMarie

    I am already a subscriber! My twin girls are 4, but when they were 2 we started putting a small Christmas tree in their bedroom, and each year they get to choose a small ornament to add to the tree. The ornament has to be indicative of something that happened that year (so maybe a preschool ornament for 1st day, etc.) they are already looking forward to picking out this year's!

    -RoseMarie
    http://homeconfetti.blogspot.com

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  5. Josh and Kassi Nelson

    I am already a follower of naptime and just joined Wipperberry. What a fun blog! I am excited to see more of what they do. My favorite family tradition still has to be setting up the christmas tree and decorations listening the holiday music. M husband and I dont have any kids yet so we are still trying to establish our own traditions. I love hearing everyones ideas.

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  6. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya

    My fave holiday tradition is still waking up at my parent's house on Christmas morning. Even if it means a husband and three kids now in tow. It's the best.
    We also make a birthday cake for Jesus. It's so sweet to watch the kids sing Happy Birthday to him.

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  7. Sarah M.

    My favorite holiday tradition is opening gifts Christmas morning in our PJ's (and eating a big, homemade breakfast). ;-)

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  8. Tania on the Hill

    ALL OUR FAMILY BAKE COOKIES FOR 3 FAMILIES IN OUR STREET, MY KIDOS LOVE THE FEELING OF GIVIG SOMETHING TO SOMEBODY IN X-MAS.

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  9. CountryBelle

    Every year we host a little Christmas get together and enjoy the company of our neighbors, and friends we don't get to see real often!

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  10. Leah

    One of our favorite tradtions is on Christmas Eve. We give the kids new jammies and a new book. They love to open a present and it's fun to wear their new jammies to bed!

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  11. Kali

    my favorite tradition is the christmas eve service with my family and then our birthday party for jesus!

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  12. Jenny

    My favourite holiday tradition is opening pajamas on Christmas eve from my Mom and Dad :)

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  13. Kara

    Well, one of my favorite traditions at Christmas is making HOMEMADE gingerbread houses with my Grandma and most of the other grandchildren! We love seeing who is the most creative with their houses!

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    • Alanis

      cute cute cute! I love the way they turned out.. I may have to rmveap my old ornaments now. Also, I would love for you to share this on my friday link party. Its new so if you could link up that would be awesome! :)

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  14. Bri Buzali

    What a cute blessing board! I would love to win it! My favorite holiday tradition is buying my mom matching pj's, we wear them christmas eve and wake up christmas morning with our matching pj's to open presents!

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  15. jenna♥devon

    My favorite Holiday tradition is doing the nativity skit! I love getting all the kids involved because I feel like they actually begin to understand the story.

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  16. Rachael

    First of all, I love the board! My favorite Christmas tradition is to read a Christmas story every night in December along with drinking hot chocolate.

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  17. Denissa

    My fav tradition is setting out cookies and milk, and the magic key for Santa with my kids :)

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  18. Lori

    All the kids get new jammies for Christmas Eve. Along with a new box of crayons and a Christmas color book

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  19. Toni R.

    My favorite Christmas Tradition is going Christmas Caroling around our neighborhood and to the local nursing home. It's FREEZING outside, but it's so rewarding!

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  20. Classy Clutter

    I LOVE Christmas Eve with my entire family at my Grandma's. We hide a Christmas mouse and my uncle pays $5 to whoever finds it! The mouse belongs to my late Grandpa and we all think of him and enjoy the party! My aunt also reads a moving Christmas story that night. It's so wonderful.

    XO, Mallory

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  21. mel@livvyloowho

    My favorite Christmas tradition has to be putting up the tree while listening and singing to Christmas carols. Simple but the best:).

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  22. Christi

    I love to give my kids ornaments and pajamas on Christmas Eve every year- it is a tradition we had when I was young, and I want that tradition to live on! I am a follower of you!!

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  23. The 3 Kjar Bears

    oh oh I'd LOOOOOVVEE it!! And Whipperberry is an adorable blog! I also love their cooking site. fabulous giveaway!

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  24. The 3 Kjar Bears

    oh oh I'd LOOOOOVVEE it!! And Whipperberry is an adorable blog! I also love their cooking site. fabulous giveaway!

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  25. Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com

    Ohhh I just ADORE the Whipperberry girls. They are so sweet and talented!!

    I shared your fun giveaway on my tatertots FB page and twitter.

    xox
    Jen

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  26. michaela

    I love when we all open our Christmas PJ's on Christmas eve. It is a tradition handed down from my moms childhood, and has always been something we look forward to.

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  27. michaela

    I shared a link for this giveaway on Facebook from your tab at the bottom of this post!

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  28. marilyn

    my favorite christmas tradition is getting dressed up on christmas eve going to my aunts house along w/ the rest of my family eating dinner, having someone dress up as santa and giving the kids their gifts (the looks on their face is priceless). i absolutely love christmas i'm so excited to have my very first christmas w/ my newborn this year =)

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  29. Manda

    My favorite Holiday tradition is driving around looking at all the Christmas lights with the kids!

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  30. ★All Thingz Related★

    We travel to North Carolina from Kentucky every year for Christmas!
    {Rebekah}
    allthingzrelated(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Doty Family

    I LOVE Christmas! I love everything about it. My favorite traditions are pj's for Christmas eve, going to my in-laws for Christmas Eve, going to Tuachan to see the live nativity, decorating for Christmas, gingerbread men and houses and so much more!!!

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  32. Julie

    My favorite tradition is getting the kids dressed in their pjs and taking Christmas cookies out in the car and driving around looking at the Christmas lights in our town :)

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  33. Kathy

    Our favorite tradition is going with a group and singing Christmas carols around the neighborhood -so fun and really puts us in the holiday spirit

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  34. teampr8

    Ohh we have so many favorite traditions, new jammies on xmas eve, basket of books under the xmas tree reading one every night, putting up the tree together the day after thanksgiving with a big pot of chili cooking all day, a new ornament for each of the 6 family members signifing something special that happened this past year, xmas eve mass with the kids in the angel choir. Thanks for an amazing giveaway, love this!!!

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  35. sarah

    Hmmmmm… I'd have to say, hot chocolate! every year my grandma made the best Mexican hot chocolate. She hand mix it with love and we would love wait around till it was down. Now that she's gone we still make the chocolate in her honor and remember how she warmed our hearts with her hot chocolate.

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  36. sarah

    Hmmmmm… I'd have to say, hot chocolate! every year my grandma made the best Mexican hot chocolate. She hand mix it with love and we would love wait around till it was down. Now that she's gone we still make the chocolate in her honor and remember how she warmed our hearts with her hot chocolate.

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  37. Mom's Messy Manor

    WOw just found your blog from following eighteen25 and can I say love ya! im A follower now. as I am a follower for sure of Whipperberry, and I linked up to your party. Our favorite traditon here is Thanksgiving night we build a fire in the fireplace and all 4 of our children curl up as I read the Book Christopher Popinkins. and so the tradition starts with the elf. :0)
    I love all these creative blogs and all the women who think them up.

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  38. Christina

    Every year we get a new Christmas book for Christmas and for a few weeks leading up to Christmas, my kids pick out a different book each night to read together. I love building memories for my kids and get teary eyed just thinking about it.

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  39. sue

    Something about Christmas morning and just being together with my husband and my 3 teen boys is magical and tradition. We are happy to still be together as a family … Autism, cancer, death, lots of challenges and crisis and trauma's … we are together and that is enough for me!

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  40. sue

    I already am a follower of I heart nap time.
    Thank you. Christmas is both a happy and a sad day for us.

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  41. kathyzour

    our favorite family tradition is passed down from my Mom (who isn't with us anymore). We make a Christmas Chain made with scrapbooking paper in 4 different colors to represent each family member. Each strip has something to do together as a family on it. Whether it is making cookies, watching a movie, hugging someone, seeing Christmas lights. Each day someone takes down a link reads it and we do the activity together. There are 25 links to represent the first 25 days of December. The kids like to watch the chain get smaller and know how many days are left till Christmas. We have been doing this with my kids for 13 years.

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  42. Pat and Brie

    love this! my fave tradition is when my Mom buys all of us new pajamas – the kids and grandkids. we get them on christmas eve, and all sit around in our new pj's playing games and watching christmas movies.

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  43. Handy Man, Crafty Woman

    Great blog! Thanks for hosting this link party. I love all of the Christmas crafts!

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  44. heidi lou

    My favorite holiday tradition is for Thanksgiving-we have a tablecloth that we use every year that we all write what we're thankful for on. It's fun to look back over the years!

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  45. Robin

    The traditions I love are the ones that bring my family together. As an empty nester it means so much to have my 4 adult children come home to celebrate.
    My 3 daughters and I do a "Let's Do Dessert" day every December, usually it's the Friday before one or more of us is hosting a party so the treats are put to good use!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  46. Robin

    I follow you and put your cute button in my sidebar under: Holiday Inspirations.
    I'm hosting a blog party every Wednesday until the new year.
    I would be so excited if you dropped in sometime and added one of your creative holiday posts to All Things Merry & Brite!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  47. JulieD

    Many years ago my family and I adopted the tradition of a family we know – they always have Linguica on Christmas morning (with waffles and other breakfast-y foods). It's a South American sausage, and I just love it. My arteries? probably not. But to me, it means Christmas morning.

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  48. Sara

    On Christmas morning my entire family (aunts, uncles, cousins,etc) come to my house for brunch and exchanging gifts. It is total chaos but I wouldn't want it any other way!

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  49. Jayna Rae

    One of my favorite family traditions is opening up one gift on Christmas Eve. As a child this was usually a gift that I would wear that night to whatever holiday party we were attending. I am so excited to have started this with my own kidlets.

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  50. Digital Mom

    Every year on Christmas Eve we make Sour Soup. It was a tradition my husbands grandfather used to do that we picked up. We have the whole family over. At the end of the evening our family each opens one gift which is usually PJs.

    I subscribed to your blog and the WhipperBerry one. I will tweet about the giveaway as well. ;-)

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  51. The Barb Chronicles

    My favorite holiday tradition is making goody plates with the kids and taking them to friends/families and sometimes people in need. We always ding-dong ditch them on the doorstep so there is no "repaying" the favor. I love to cheer people up with a plate full of homemade goodness. Thanks for the chance :)

    Barb

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  52. The Barb Chronicles

    I am now a follower of Whippleberry… and I just realized that I know one of the whippleberry girls :) small world!

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  53. Britney Jean

    here are a FEW of my favorite holiday traditions:

    1. Decorating the tree while listening to Christmas music
    2. Singing happy birthday to Jesus, watching the little kids blow out the candles, then enjoying cake!
    3. My mom's cream cheese pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving
    4. Thankful toasts with apple cider
    5. New pj's on Christmas Eve
    6. Stocking stuffers!

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  54. Jessica

    What a beautiful giveaway! Though we have many special Christmas traditions, my favorite is going to the Christmas Eve candlelight service at church, heading home to open up new pjs for everyone, and then bake/decorate Christmas cookies with the whole family before bed. Make for a busy Christmas Eve, but I wouldn't change it! Thanks again for a great giveaway (and blog!) :)

    jessdepew at yahoo dot com

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  55. Jenn

    My favorite tradition is reading Elf on the Shelf on December 1st with my kids and seeing how excited they are each morning as they run around the house looking for him.

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  56. Momma McCall

    My favorite holiday tradition is reading "The Littlest Angel" as a family on Christmas Eve.

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  57. marissa

    Every year on Christmas eve we each get to open a new pair of Christmas PJ's. We all wear them that night and the next morning while we're opening presents. It's so fun!

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  58. Colby and Samantha

    My favorite hoilday tradition is opening one gift on christmas eve! Thats always a fun one!

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  59. Theresa

    Hi Jamielyn,
    Thanks so very much for the invitation to join your crafty party…I'm linked!
    I'm also your newest follower…such a lovely little place you've created here!
    I'll be back with more projects!
    Cheers!
    Theresa

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  60. Heather Collins

    Wow what a neat way to display christmas cards!!

    My favorite holiday tradition is the advent calendar. We started doing it last year with our daughter and it has been so much fun!

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  61. Nike@ChooseToThrive

    Favorite Christmas tradition is making snow milkshakes and reading the 1958 Charles Tazwell classic "The Littlest Snowman" on the first big snowfall of the season with my six kiddos.

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  62. Kathleen

    I love decorating the house and the tree. It just transforms the feeling of our home and makes it so cheerful and cozy. I can hardly wait!

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  63. Traveling Owl

    My favorite holiday tradition is the Candlelight Christmas Eve service at the church. I just love it when they shut off all the lights, pass around lit candles and we all sing Silent Night.

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  64. roxybonds

    My favorite Holiday Tradition is baking cookies and breads for the family. I've done it since I was little :)

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