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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival: Holidays Edition, 2012!


Happy Holidays! 
for those who celebrate, and 
Happy Normal Days! 
to everyone else! ;)

So normally around this time of year, the fun begins. Of course, at our house we have fun ALL year... yours too, right? ;) Excitement always picks up a little more around Thanksgiving, since that's my favorite holiday (mom's rule)! Then, as we piece together our plastic tree (oh, for the days when we cut down our own...), start marinating our eardrums in Christmas-y tunes, and we set out to follow the trail to Advent, it really starts getting exciting. It's during this time of year more than any other, our days are filled with more meaning than usual as we take time to remember what's good, better and best.

I can't wait for y'all to read the posts this time around. so. much. great. stuff.
And if you can't stop thinking about possibly receiving a 2013 ART calendar for Christmas, let me remind you, 'Don't open til...' you've read to the end of the post where there are more details.
C'mon, you can do it! Just a little bit of 'I am, I can, I ought, I will' practice. :)


happy holiday posts.
Bobby Jo shares... So Very Thankful
Patti shares... about how they celebrate Advent.Catherine shares... Making the Most of the Holiday Season.
Patti shares... Celbrating the Birth of Christ.
Liz shares... Our Favorite Christmas Story Ever.
Sarah shares... Christmas is Coming.
Nebby shares... A Charlotte Mason Christmas {aka Handicrafts}.
Cynthia shares... The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Nature Study.
Nancy shares... On Christmas Traditions and Books.
Bobby Jo shares {again}... At Home with Books: Christmas time.
Carol shares... Room at the Inn.
Jen shares... How we are celebrating Advent this year
Heather shares... Lessons in Holiday Giving.


happy every day posts.
Barb shares... Taking An Autumn Hike AND Making Time and Space for Creativity.
Lanaya shares... Tractor Refinishing Handicraft.
Angela shares... Reading Lessons
Celeste shares... Squirrel Signs
Dana shares... Our Favorite Christmas Books
Yours truly, shares... O Christmas Tree! (a post from the past)

Thank you all SO much for submitting posts and for taking the time to read/comment!
It might look compact, but there are a whopping 19 posts here for your holiday reading enjoyment!! That's lots! I'm so thankful for all of you who make the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival go. I know that the carnival is such an encouragement to many who don't have a CM group close by, or don't have much time to get out of the house. Thanks for taking the time to share with us!! ;) We hope to see you at the carnival... next year!!


This is the last CM blog carnival of the year. But, we're not sad, because 2013 is a whole new year and we'll fill it full of learning, fun and CM education blogging! :)

AND because we have a fun giveaway planned which will take place as follows...

Now, for the merry-Christmas-maybe-get-a-gift-to-put-under-your-tree part!
(please read carefully, as a few things have changed)

2013 Art Calendar - giveaway!

Drawing will be held on Saturday December 15th
The winner will be announced the very same day! :) That way y'all will have exactly 4 whole days to comment on the other carnival posts, and the calendar will still make it in time to be tucked under the tree!! more time = more comments = more chances to win.
  • Every blog post submitted to the upcoming Holiday edition of the CM blog carnival (all CM-related posts welcome!) – will automatically earn 2 entries!! - EXPIRED.
  • Leave a comment on any of the above carnival posts AND come back here to this post to tell me you did it  - earn up to 19 entries!  I mean, why not, right?!
    (P.S. to be eligible, remember to comment elsewhere and come back and tell me each time in a separate comment, which you will put on this very, right here Holiday edition carnival post. these comments are what I will draw from which will make the drawing oh-so-easy for me. oh, and if you don't have your e-mail address linked to your comment, I won't be able to contact you, and I'll have to draw another name!)
  • Blog about the giveaway (include linked picture from this post), & leave a link to the post in the comments of this here postworth 2 entries!! ...this is intended to make the carnival more famous!
  • Link to the giveaway post on fb AND/OR pin the giveaway pic to pinterest, (and leave a comment in this here post)worth 1 entry!
  • "Like" (if you haven't already) the Fisher Academy fb page or subscribe to Fisher Academy by e-mail – this doesn't earn any entries, but it IS a great way to stay up-to-date with the CM Blog Carnival! :) 
  • (P.P.S. I forgot to say this before, so I'll say it now, US mailing addresses only. If you live overseas, don't worry, you can still play, but if you win, I won't be able to send it directly to you. If you have a family member (or other US address) that will receive mail for you, please feel free to participate!) 
So. There you have it. There are many chances to win! I leave it up to you, if you'd like to participate to win on purpose, or if you simply want to take it easy, submit your post and read and comment on the carnival as usual. Either way, you are VERY welcome, and you might just end up being that one extra happy person to receive the calendar for Christmas!


41 comments:

Dana Wilson said...

Thanks for hosting, Amy. I appreciate you squeezing in my post. And a give-away, too! :-)  This is my favorite holiday as well, so it will be fun to read everyone's post. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Heather Mac said...

I went by and visited an commented at Living Books with Liz discussing their favorite Christmas Story.  Fingers crossed that I can find this book too!

Heather Mac said...

Just commented on Bobby Jo's post So Very Thankful at Where The Blacktop Ends - LOVELY photography!

Karen in Kansas City said...

Commented at Where the Blacktop Ends

Karen in Kansas City said...

Commented at Patti's School Day Scrapbooks

Karen in Kansas City said...

Commented at Catherine's Grace to Abide

Amy Marie said...

Thank you for hosting this! I'm so encouraging by the CM Blog Carnival!!!

I commented over at Bobby Jo's! :)

Amy Marie said...

 Encouraged not ENCOURAGING! :P

Amy Marie said...

Shared on Bobby Jo's Christmas Book post! :)

Amy Marie said...

Shared at Patti's post! Love her Jesse Tree ornaments!!!

Amy Marie said...

Shared at Catherine's place! :)

Amy Marie said...

Shared at Barb's Creativity Space post!

Amy Marie said...

Shared at Carol's Room at the Inn! 

Amy Marie said...

Shared on Dana's delightful book post!

Karen in Kansas City said...

Commented on Journey-and-Destination

Karen in Kansas City said...

Commented a second time (different post) at Where the Blacktop Ends.

Karen in Kansas City said...

Commented at Delightful Education

Karen in Kansas City said...

Commented at Joyous Lessons

Karen in Kansas City said...

Commented at Epi Kardia

Catherine said...

Commented on So Very Thankful

Catherine said...

Commented on School Days Scrapbook

Catherine said...

Commented on All Things Bright and Beautiful

Catherine said...

Commented on Living Books Library

Catherine said...

Commented on All That's Good

Catherine said...

Not trying to sneak in another entry here, but Nancy's link for On Christmas traditions and books doesn't seem to be working.

Catherine said...

Commented on At Home with Books over at Where the Blacktop ends

Amy Marie said...

Shared at the Living Books Library! :)

Amy Marie said...

Shared at All That's Good :)

Amy Marie said...

Shared at Jen's Snowfall Academy! :)

Amy Marie said...

Shared at Nancy's! :)

Catherine said...

Commented on Nebby's blog

Catherine said...

Commented on Delightful Education

Catherine said...

Commented on Room at the Inn

Catherine said...

Commented on Snowfall Academy

Catherine said...

Commented on Random Acts of Kindness

Catherine said...

Commented on Epi Kardia

Catherine said...

Commented on Handbook of Nature Study

Catherine said...

Commented on Harmony Fine Arts

Catherine said...

Commented on Joyous Lessons

Catherine said...

Commented on Squirrel Signs

Catherine said...

Commented on Fisher Academy

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