Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Advent Calendar - Catching up again!

Well, that was something I didn't need. Just whehn I thought I was catching  up with the  Advent Calendar, I came to post a new blog and - no internet access!!
Great  - so I've been sitting here, waiting, frustrated - hoping to be able to post  - and not been able to log on. At last, things seem to be sorted,  and I'm able to post again. Let's hope it lasts.

Ok  - so - winners -

Charlie has picked  two names  who will win their choice of books -  and they are:

Marcy who wins  Spanish Billionaire, Innocent Wife
Catherine who wins Kept for Her Baby

Marcy and Catherine please email me (see the link  at the bottom of the page) and send me your postal address and I'll get your prize in the post to you.
I'll be doing another post with your choice of my backlist as a prize  in a couple of days - but there will be a different question.

And today's choice? 
Well today has another 3 in 1 collection on offer as a prize, but  this time, all three books in the collection are my titles - The whole collection is called
Claimed By The Sicilian

And the books in it are:

And the question -

I spent this weekend writing cards as well as wrapping presents - so when you pick Christmas cards, do you  like to  buy traditional  ones - with a Christmas scene, ths stable and the manger  or perhaps the 3 kings?
Candles Robins and Holly and things like that?
Modern bright colours?
Funny cards - with cartoons on?  ( I just received a great card with Simon's Cat on it - if you like cats and haven't seen some of these videos you will enjoy them"!)
Or gold and glittery images?
Personally I buy a variety and choose ones that I think will suit the person I'm sending it to. But I do always buy cards from charities so that I hope I can help a little bit as well.
You know the drill - just post a message in the comments section  and I'll get Kate's Cat aka Charlie on the job of picking a winner.

Now I just hope I still have an internet connection to post this!


Catherine said...

Hi Kate
I am most drawn to cards where Christmas imagery is combined with something unexpected. Two that I have come across stand out. The first shows a tiny South Pacific island with palms growing by the beach, a rolling surf and Christmas lights on the sailboat mast.
The second shows elderly, worried looking parents sitting on the sofa with Santa, and the caption: "Son we think you should see someone about this."
It is snowing in Vancouver today and since I used the last of the sugar in my baking last night and do not want to venture out to the store I have had to call my friend who is coming for tea and ask her to bring her own sugar.

JulieM said...

Usually I make most of my Christmas cards, but that's been impossible this year as I haven't had enough spare time. (We're moving to a smaller house so I'm having to do some serious de-cluttering.)

I like to have a selection of cards so that I can match them to the recipient. However, I tend to have two favourite themes for cards - cats and snow.

Laney4 said...

I used to try to print my poems inside the cards, but I've since realized that printers don't align the cards well every single time. So now I print my yearly-update poem on the laser printer and cut it to fit inside the cards. Much easier/cost effective.
I prefer a variety of cards so that all my extended family doesn't get the exact same card. I also prefer bigger than 4x6 cards so that photos can fit inside too.

*yadkny* said...

I like to mix up my Christmas cards by doing a little of the old and new together. It depends who I am sending the card to because I know some of my family members would appreciate the more religious aspect on a Christmas card.

Anonymous said...

I prefer cards that have a nature scene or something with country charm.

I emailed you, Kate.


bn100 said...

I pick different ones with a general greeting.


Mary Preston said...

When I buy Christmas cards they have to be traditional, even though most don't apply to Christmas in Australia.

Desere said...

Hi Kate,

I am a traditional Christmas card girl. I prefer the ones with images of trees,snow,Santa,or reindeer on the front the inside needs to be blank as I also use special cursive writing to put the message inside.Merry Christmas and thank you so much for the giveaway.

joye said...

Enjoyed reading the comments. I like traditional cards. It seems that a lot of people are not sending cards like they used to. However, I send them to my friends that I don't get to see very often.



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