Sunday, 13 December 2009

The Stamp Man Christmas Blog Candy No.3 - now closed

The winner of this Blog Candy can choose their own prize for this giveaway with the prize being £20 worth of Stamp Man Gift Vouchers!

This hasn't been a great year for a lot of people so I decided to hold all of these giveaways for a bit of fun, and to also add a bit of cheer for the end of the year.  There will be one more, which will run between Christmas and New Year, I will tell you about that soon!

OK... Here are the details for our next giveaway.  It's all about Christmas, answers on a postcard, oops, answers in a comment please... 

To get us in the Christmas mood, here's a question for you to answer!

What does Christmas mean to you?

For those with blogs - to enter all you need to do is leave your comment below this post and spread the word on your blog by putting a picture of this blog candy onto your blog linking it back to this post.

If you would like to sign up to become a follower that would be great as we'd really love you to follow our blog, but it is not a requirement, although becoming a follower will alert you to any Blog Candy updates!

For those without blogs - please leave your comment below this post. Please note that you will need to leave your full name within the comment to be entered, anonymous entries cannot be accepted.

One entry only, duplicate entries will not be counted.

This candy will run from today until midday GMT on Christmas Eve, Thursday 24th December. The winner will be selected at random and announced later that day.

As we will not have your contact details you will need to check back to see if you have won and contact us as soon as possible.  As it is Christmas we will give you longer to claim this time. If the prize has not been claimed by midnight GMT on Monday 4th January, a new winner will be drawn.



We will be having another giveaway which will take us into the New Year so do call back for details!



  1. Christmas is a time for sharing spending time with your family and thinking about those New Year resolutions like....I'm definately going to keep my craft room tidy'...


  2. Christmas is a special and magical time. It is a time to spend with your family, and to get in touch with extended family.

  3. Hi Jill, you are so generous with your blog candy, you have certainly brought a smile to my face this cold Sunday evening, especially as our kettle blew up tonight after all the shops had shut , so no cups of tea for us tonight, Boo Hoo.
    Anyway, back to Christmas. This means relaxing, family time for us. It is the only time you don't have to feel guilty just doing nothing but enjoying each other's company!!
    I've linked your candy on my sidebar.
    Hope you have a good week, wrap up warm.


  4. Hi Jill...for me, as I get older, I realize how important it is to savor every holiday with family. As we lose loved ones along the way, it's a gentle reminder that we are never guaranteed tomorrow, so for me, Christmas is a time to celebrate God's love in sending His Son and giving us family to love.
    Thank you for your kindness to me throughout the years and Merry Christmas to you and all who follow your blog!

  5. Christmas is fun, family and festivities. It's also about giving thanks for the year that's gone and remembering those who've made the year what it's been.

  6. What a lovely thought Jill.
    To me Christmas is all about spending time with family and catching up with loved ones you may not see as often. This year is difficult for us as our elder daughter is in Japan on her year abroad and we can only speak to her on the web cam-the Japanese don't celebrate Christmas so I know we will miss each other very much.
    Thanks, Fliss xx

  7. christmas to me means Family, Kids and getting togther with extended family members who you only see a few times a year. and having a good old knees up lol.

  8. Christmas is probably the same for me as it is for others, making time for family and friends and giving thanks for making it through another year. Oh and wrapping up warm and walking the dogs without having to rush to get to work.


  9. hi, thank you for the chance to win yet another fab candy! It is a real treat to be in with a chance!

    Christmas to me is so special as I get to have my gorgeous daughters - who have both flown the nest to make their own way in the world - come and stay with me for a day or two with their partners! Those times are so rare now but that makes Christmas even more special. I remember staying up til the small hours trying to finish sewing them each a new fab xmas dress on xmas eve and then in a blink of the eye they are all grown up and gone!

    Keryn x

  10. Christmas to means time with family and time to reflect on how grateful I am for the people and things in my life. My life may not be perfect, but there are a lot of people out there with bigger concerns and problems than mine.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win, and have a wonderful holiday season!


  11. Christmas means complete and utter panic that the cards are not done - tree is not up etc - eeeeeeeeeeeeek, but after that ...
    Christmas is friends and family and sharing time together.

    Ann xxx

  12. Christmas to me means spending time with all my family, we have food which we all make each contributing to the meal so no one has all the cooking to do then we sit down and play games, no electronic versions things like card games , chicken foot dominoes ,uno or some of the modern board games there are so many more than cluedo and monoploy like agricol, manhatten and small world. It means we can talk, drink and be merry. We do get together throughout the year but some how christmas is special as though its a time to reflect how lucky we are to have each other around.
    Giving unexpected gifts is always fun too and my father in law always comes up with some wierd ones especially for the males of the family, one year they all got harmonicas and they are all tone deaf ,it was like having a house ful uf 3 year olds playing but very funny. Happy Christmas to everyone. Julye

  13. For me Christmas is all about family, spending time with my loved ones, walking on the streets of the city and enjoying all the bright lights ...
    It's also time to turn into ourselves and be thankful for everything that we have.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    hugs, Natasa

  14. Hi Keryn
    Ooh lovely idea for candy - thanks for the chance to win.
    As the years pass us by I think Christmas is a time to reflect on all the good things we have in our lives and to be thankful that we have our health and our family and friends around us because there are alot of people out there who will have a very bleak time at Christmas.
    Dawn xxxxx

  15. thank you for such a super fab give away i have linked to it on my blog sidebar. xmas to me is a time when we all think of others and have compassion and understanding for all of those that touch our lives. A time to reflect on what truly matters and to count your blessings and to put differences aside and see yourself as part of the human family

  16. What a great give-away. Christmas is a time for loving and giving and spending with friends and family but we should widen our circle of friendship and think about those who might possibly be spending Christmas alone.

  17. Christmas means I can catch my breath and slow down and spend some quality time with my son who seems to be growing up daily.It also means we have had the shortest day so it won't be long until spring.

    Tracey xx

  18. Christmas means the same to me as to many others. It is a time for relaxation, spending time with family and friends, remembering the loved ones who sadly are no longer with us. Also for remembering all the new friends I have made through the year and have supported me.
    Thanks for a chance to win your fab blog candy, off to link you to my side bar.
    Christine xx

  19. Hi Jill, I can only echo what everyone else has said, Christmas is a time for family and friends and spending "quality" time with the kids and being thankful for what we have. Of course pre Christmas madness always sets in and the longing for 25th December by my 3 boys is definately already here. Forgot to say the icing on the cake would be waking up to a white christmas, but not too much!!! The kids would love that.
    Thanks for the blog candy & a very Merry Christmas.


  20. More fantastic candy, Jill. You spoil us!

    Christmas is about

    Caring for each other,
    Having fun with family,
    Remembering others not so fortunate,
    Icing the cake,
    Making cards and gifts,
    Acknowledging the birth of Jesus,
    and finally (if we're honest)
    Sinking into an armchair with a sigh of relief that it's all over again until next year!

  21. Wow, thx for the opportunity to win this candy. To me Christmas means enjoying the Carols on the radio Xmas Eve while preparing the veg for the next day, relaxing with my family, playing games together and walks with the dog (in snow if at all possible!) Generally letting the world slow down for a couple of days.
    Karen Adlam

  22. Hi Jill,
    To me Christmas is what it says, a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus (Christ). I love Christmas carols and music, giving presents because God gave His Son, and spending time with the family. What a joy!
    Happy Christmas to you and your family,
    Kate Smith

  23. Christmas is a time for families to get together.
    I have posted a link on my blog
    Thanks for the chance to win this prize

  24. Christmas means to me, spending quality time with the close family,
    I hope you all have a wonderful christmas and a even better new year,

  25. Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for the blog candy offering.
    Christmas to me means Jesus' birth and family. Kinda one and the same! Both so extremely important and should be cherished.

  26. Christmas means spending time with my lovely hubby, with no work to think about. Thanks for the chance to win. Have linked in my sidebar.Marianne x

  27. Christmas remind me of being the child of God, loving, forgiving, sharing and celebrate the joy of live God has given us.

  28. Christmas is for family and friends, glitter and sparkle,christmas trees and gifts,carol services and nativity,

  29. Christmas for me is celebrating the amazing gift of the birth of Christ, and the love of family and friends. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.

  30. I am not a very religious person but there is a very special feeling about Christmas and that means seeing the family and having a lovely relaxing and happy day. Merry Christmas to all at The Stamp Man!
    Have linked your lovely candy in my sidebar :) x

  31. Christmas to me is a magical time. A time for families, going to the children's services with the grandchildren; midnight service with the older members of the family; seeing the children's faces as they unwrap their presents and enjoying good company, laughter and hilarity over the festive meals, washing up and board and card games. Yes we still have an old fashioned Christmas in our family.


  32. Christmas to me is a time to relax and laugh while spending time with our families. I love to see the childrens faces light up on Christmas morning.
    Have linked your candy on my sidebar and wish you a very Merry Christmas.
    Kim xXx

  33. I am a religious person and I believe that Christmas is the time to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is also the time to be with friends, family and the ones you love.
    XXX Rosalee

    (I spread the word on my sidebar)

  34. Christmas .... Mmmm .. Most definitely the time of year for giving that gift that costs nothing.... Time!! Merry Christmas to all xx Janie

  35. Christmas is about spending time with family and the ones we love, time is something that is invaluable.

  36. Hi! For me Christmas is always an anticipation of something wonderful. I feel myself like a little girl who still believes in fairytails and waits for a mystery. And, of course, its the main family holiday!

    I placed a link to your great candy on my sidebar:

  37. Hi Jill! Just found your site and what a wonderful candy you are giving away :D I've become a follower and am going to put your candy/link on my sidebar Here

    Christmas is definitely a time to reflect on it's true meaning. It is a celebration of Jesus' birth :D He is my everything for He has done so very much for me - first dieing for me so I can be reconciled to God and He continues to heal me physically, emotionally and spiritually. Let us shout to all! Jesus has come to save us from our sin - Hallelujah and Amen!!!

    Thank you for the chance to speak and for your generosity!

    Love and hugs ~ Lori

  38. Christmas is definitely my favorite time of the year and that is because we get to remember that God sent His only Son to this earth so He can die for our sins :) I also like Christmas because I get to spent time with my family.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win, I linked this candy on my sidebar

  39. Christmas to me is about spending quality time with family and friends. Having lots of food in so you can make something when people may drop in unexpectedly
    We are so busy at work in the run up to Christmas it is also a good time to just chill out and recharge your batteries.
    Fantastic blog candy once again
    Have a fab Christmas everyone
    Karen xx

  40. Christmas to me means friends and family, children and fun!
    Hope you have a good Christmas yourself!

  41. Christmas is a very special time for me. I enjoy singin and listening to the carrols, eating delicious food. I also spent more time with my family than usual. I love the scent of the christmas tree in my house... and of course presents...

  42. Hi Jill, Have popped a link in my sidebar to your candy.
    Christmas to me means spending time with family and friends, relaxing and feeding them all with home cooking! One of the best parts is watching my daughter's face as she opens her presents!

  43. christmas means family and memories, luv georginaxx

  44. Christmas is family, especially children, too much to eat and drink, silly games, arguments, going to sleep in front of the telly, and just generally being nice to everybody even if only for a day or two!!

  45. Christmas is seeing the big smiles on the children's faces, if the children are happy I am happy. Time to spend time with our families in this hectic world we live in.

  46. What a find this blog is.. I've made myself a 'follower'..

    Christmas - for me it's a time to indulge myself with slushy films and rubbish songs I'd never watch or listen to any other time of the year as I make my cards.. Followed by a mad scramble to get all the other things done that I've left until I really have to do them.. By Christmas Day I'm ready to fall over and relax - but then the real work starts..LOL..! I love it..!

  47. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for the blog candy.
    since i knew Christmas only from movies (we don't celebrate Christmas in israel) so to me it's allways the nice decorations and the white snow.

  48. Christmas - spending time with all the family at once which is a rare occasion during the year. Merry Christmas. Hugs xx

  49. Christmass meens family, happines and making children smile (something we should do througout the year)... also having good time with friends and people we love... so MERRY CHRISTMASS to EVERYONE!!

    hugs from Greece

  50. Christmas for me is not being at work but spending time with my famiy and enjoying the time we have together. Seeing all the decortions and putting the tree up

    Merry christmas
    lv Vicky

  51. To me Christmas is the time when you brush aside the worry and anxiety of everyday life to really appreciate what is important. Whether it is the sound of laughter during a favorite holiday movie; the smells of favorite cookies baking; the awe in a childs eyes as they listen to even the oldest Christmas story, or the warmth in the voice of a close friend calling from far away. It's about bringing joy to the lives of those less fortunate. It's about counting the true blessings; family, health, and joy.

  52. Well christmas to me means meeting up with family that you haven't seen for a while, and getting together for great meals and feeling absolutely shattered at the end of it all . Doreen xxx

  53. Christmas means for me to spend nice hours with the loved ones, talking, laughing, having fun!

  54. First of Thanks for the opportunity to win the candy. Christmas means to me to Thank our Lord for all of the Blessings he has given us this past year. Remember he hears all prayers just sometimes the answer is No.

    I have linked your candy on my blog!


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