Make sure you join us for the whole week, because at the end - there will be an awesome chance to win some fun patterns AND a copy of The Night Before Christmas.
Today you get a sneak peek at some of our designers and their traditions (and their love of bringing you sales!!!)
Melissa of Blank Slate Patterns:
As for traditions....um, we bake cookies every year - like go overboard baking for an entire day!!!!
Our Affiliate, Blank Slate Patterns, is having a Black Friday sale - 2 patterns for $10, Friday only. Code is BLACKFRIDAY
Amy Of Peek A Boo Pattern Shop :
Laura of Ellie Inspired:
My husband is a fire fighter, so some years when he is working Christmas, we have our 'Christmas Eve' and Santa's arrival early! On Christmas Eve Sophie helps me pick toys out for Santa to take with him. Santa will give these to other little girls who don't have as much (see that big bag behind her!). It's a great tradition, not only to teach her to give to others, but also gets toys cleaned out before new ones come in :)
Jenny of Seamingly Smitten:
I'm Jenny Hall, owner/designer of Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns. I LOVE the Christmas holidays! The kids always get Christmas pajamas on Thanksgiving night and love wearing them until Christmas morning! That night we also put up our Christmas tree, light a fire and roast marshmallows to get in the holiday spirit. Christmas Eve we go to mass, eat a meal (chicken and sausage gumbo) with my family, and our children get to open a few presents with their cousins. Christmas morning the kids wake up bright and early (really early) and we open presents together, light a fire, eat cinnamon rolls and head to my parents' house for lunch and my husband's family's house for dinner. The days are filled with fun and lots of food! I hope we start more traditions as the kids get older because it will just make Christmas more memorable!
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Carla of The Scientific Seamstress:
My dad's family is German, and they always opened presents on Christmas Eve. My parents continued the tradition, and Santa would visit while we were at Christmas Eve Mass. Of course, my dad would have to run in and check the stove or something while we waited in the car ...very stealthy. One year we got comfy matching PJs, and I still cherish the pics (this one is my favorite because I'm pretty sure I was bossing my brother around). This year, we are celebrating at their house with my little brother and his kids. All of the boys will have special jammies from Auntie Carla!
Our holiday tradition: early in the afternoon on Christmas day, after opening presents and having a special Christmas brunch, we take a walk together along the East River which is very close to where we live in New York City. A few years ago we were out walking when a tug boat captain pulled his boat right up close to the promenade along the river and tooted his horn to wish us a merry Christmas. It made S’s day.
Through Midnight ET on Saturday 11/30, shoppers on our website can save 50% on all paper Oliver + S and Straight Stitch Society patterns when they use coupon code HOLIDAY2013 at checkout. (Note, this offer is only good on paper patterns, not digital.)
Dixi of My Childhood Treasures