Wednesday, March 8, 2017

'Christmas To Come' Giveaway 2017 ...

Hello my dear friends,

... it is that time!
Time to enter your name to my 'Christmas To Come' Giveaway 2017!

For all of you that have taken part before ~ you know what to do and for those of you that are new to Todolwen, this is what it is all about ...

Every Spring I share a post about my 'Christmas To Come' Giveaway.
All you have to do to take part, is enter your name by leaving a comment on this post and this post only. Sometime in July I pick the winner of my giveaway. I notify the lucky person that their name was picked and then nothing ...  nothing until December. That is when I mail my gift to the winner, just in time for it to be placed under their Christmas tree. What that gift will be, is kept a secret until after Christmas. This way it stays a surprise for the winner right up to Christmas Day.


My reason for doing this, is to put a smile on some one's face and in their heart and make them almost feel like a child again at Christmas time. It is about being excited whilst unwrapping a present and not knowing what is inside the box. I remember when I was little, about 5 or 6 years old and I would be so excited to open a present and see what Santa brought me. I just want to give someone that special little feeling for a short moment again, that is all. But then again I am a little selfish too. By me putting a smile on some one's face, I am putting one on my own as well because it makes me happy when I make someone else happy.

And now you know the story behind my 'Christmas To Come' giveaway.

So ... if you would like to have the chance to win a little gift from me for under your Christmas tree ... just leave a comment.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.

72 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea.
    What better than a surprise gift.

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  2. How, exciting! And how sweet of you to bring that joy to someone. I believe anyone who opens a gift containing something you made would be so happy! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  3. Dear Karen!
    The idea is really lovely. I hope Santa also will come to Austria.
    I think, the best gift is the surprise.
    Hugs - Margit

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  4. Oh dear here we go again. I love your Christmas to come give away. I love all your great creative things and your wonderful and lovely handwork. Wish all good luck with this great idea.
    Hugs from Lina Aggerholm

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  5. what a lovely idea!! you are such a creative person, I can bet it is a splendid gift! thank you! Take care from Iowa

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  6. Christmas to come, such a wonderful idea.... I know that you've been doing this for some time....thank you for continuing this tradition.

    Greetings from B.C. And the snow still lingers.

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  7. Be still my heart "Christmas to Come" again Please enter me in this drawing. Thanks for the giveaway Your creations are so Lovely

    linda m

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  8. Questa è un'idea davvero originale....non mi età mai capitato...adoro le sorprese, se poi sono per il Natale ancora di più. ......grazie....Silvana

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  9. Karen, what a wonderful way to have a Christmas present. I love it. Greetings from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It's still pretty cold here.

    God Bless you.

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  10. Christmas to come! How exciting for one unsuspecting follower. I have a problem getting comments to go through on my tablet. Hope this one makes it. Best of luck to all.

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  11. How awesome for the blessed winner that receives one of your treasures. Love your artistry.

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  12. what a great idea and even better for the person who wins and gets a special treat and a surprise!!!
    i love the postcard with the notice...so sweet and vintage!!! merry merry**
    sarah

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  13. What a wonderful gift! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with each post. We actually get Christmas with each post you share!🎄

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  14. Who doesn't love a surprise? Who doesn't love a beautifully hand-crafted treasure? Who doesn't love a surprise gift from you? I know I do! Everything you put your heart into turns out to be the best ever. Thank you for doing this again this year, Karen. Somebody will be thrilled to pieces. But gosh - will Christmas ever get here?

    Merry, Merry!
    xo
    SuZeQ

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  15. This is another one of your lovely, creative ideas. Thank you for such a special
    gift. Your blog post is always the first email that I open in the morning....it
    does help me think creatively all day.

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  16. You make such lovely things! Thank you for the Christmas Give-a-away! Christmas seems like a long time away!

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  17. What a lovely and generous thing to do! I adore following your blog and to anticipate what treasure is hidden in your package would certainly have me feeling like a child again!

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  18. Such a cute idea and how fun it is too! I know the treasures you create will be wonderful.
    Thanks for the entry into your sweet giveaway.
    Kris

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  19. Always thinking of others. You will be blessed two-fold. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway and a chance to receive an early Christmas surprise present.

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  20. Such a sweet and lovely way to share a smile! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  21. Anything you give will be a wonderful and beautiful surprise. All of your creations are very inspiring. Thank you for your early gift offering. We also get to enjoy you graciousness and the winners joy.

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  22. What an amazing idea! I love it!

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  23. Love your work and your blog. Lovely tradition to continue.

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  24. Thank you so for the chance to win.

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  25. How fun, and so very generous! Spreading Christmas love throughout the entire year!!

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  26. I love Christmas anticipation so enter my name and I look forward to what you will create this year. Pam

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  27. Hi Karen, it is just so sweet of you to share your creations this way. I know there will be only one winner but the thrill of us possibly receiving your gift for Christmas is so exciting in itself. Thank you for your generousity. Blessings and smiles, Emilou

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  28. I can totally relate to your making and giving of your handmade gifts. I too like to do this, many times I have made a gift and really wanted to keep it. I was once told to give something you really want,it is a true gift indeed.Thank you for the opportunity Karen.

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  29. What a nice thing for you to do. It is always a blessing to give a handmade gift to someone. Thanks for the inspiration to think of others.

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  30. You are so very perfect special! I love your Christmas to come idea!

    Hugs Ines♥

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  31. karen...what a lovely and thoughtful gesture on your part. thank you. i have a wooden wall-hanging that, i have to admit, i leave up all year round ... it says "forever christmas eve" it is primitive and i love it. it spreads a little bit of christmas eve magic to my day everyday. i am so grateful to have found your blog, always inspiring. janet jecagain@gmail.com

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  32. How could one not put one's name in for this? A special surprise from you would be something anyone would love and I'm crossing my fingers that it might be me.

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  33. A lot of blog's do not do a giveaway every year but Todolwen consistently does the exciting 'Christmas To Come' Giveaway and it takes a very generous heart to give consistently like that. <3 <3 <3
    I only follow two blog's loyally and Todolwen is one of them. Thank you, Karen for always sharing your creations, walks along the beautiful trails and unique finds from flea markets. I love it. :)

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  34. I just discovered your blog, and I feel like I found a long lost friend! Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself and for letting me put my name on the Christmas to Come. Sweet idea! Twila Joy

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  35. It is always a joy to visit your blog. Thank you for sharing with us. And thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  36. I'm already smiling at you, but put my name on the list anyway!

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  37. What a wonderful idea. It put a smile on my face. Thank you for this chance at a gift from you!

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  38. It would be a thrill to win the Christmas gift because everything you create is amazing!

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  39. Your creations are beautiful and so charming.....never knew that tarnish could
    look so special.

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  40. Oh how I hope to win one of your beautiful creations!

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  41. Your creations are beautiful

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  43. i love this idea and your beautiful creations** the child in the old postcard reminds me of my son when he was little full of blonde curls and innosense!! thank you for the chance!! happy holidays all year long

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  44. Hi Karen, your talent is beyond words😊💕💕 I love your creations! You are so generous to do this.
    Many blessings

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  45. What a delightful idea!! I love seeing what you do with delightful old things!! Beautiful creations! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of them!

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  46. Hey Karen! I have been following you for years but some how I have missed this wonderful gift that you give. I have used several of your tutorials...the latest one being your adorable nests! I gave them away as gifts for Easter. I love the way they turned out and how each one is different. I am now totally obsessed with them and looking for ways to use them in decorating my home thru the whole year! Thanks for sharing all your creativity and inspiring me! Sincerely Lyn

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  47. Your creations are so unique - I would love to be part of your giveaway. I follow a small number of blogs - your blog is always so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, pictures and creations.

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  48. What a wonderful idea. If Santa will come to Germany? I found your blog a few day ago and it is very inspiring.
    love Carolyn

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  49. Love your blog. It fits perfectly with the name of my classroom, "Vintage Creations". I cant wait to make the music sheet feathers.

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  50. I'm all excited! Would love to see the gift, even if I don't win.

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  51. This is amazing! I love your work and your words! You always bring a smile to my heart!

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  52. Thank you, you truly know how to keep Christmas in your heart! I love this idea so much, what a special person you are!!!! Teri

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  53. Dear Karen, You have inspired me with your creations. I love to do handwork and in between machine work, I pick up a scrap of fabric, a needle and bits of lace and create. Thank you for sharing your ideas and giveaway. Take care, Bonnie

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  54. Such a sweet idea behind your giveaway, Karen! I remember those days as a child, waiting in anticipation for the gifts under the tree--it's fun that you are keeping that spirit alive with your giveaway. Hope you're having a great summer!

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  55. What a beautiful light you shine at Christmas! Actually, that light shines all year round. Love reading about all your fearless plunges into new materials, techniques and projects, all making this world more beautiful. God is, among so many other things, the Master Creator. He clearly put that spark--and His love shown in His gift to us of His son born at Christmas--into you.

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  56. what a great idea! can 't wait to see who wins!! Happy Creating! Take care form Iowa

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  57. I hope it me who wins, I love all the things you make, such creativity

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  58. Oh, I love surprises and all what you are doing!
    Best regards Sabine

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  59. I started following your blog not too long ago and have been enjoying all your lovely pictures and snippets and then to see this lovely reminder of what Christmas really is all about ... Wow! What a sweet and thoughtful gesture! Thank you!

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  60. I wasn't sure if I'd entered but I don't see my name. I would love to wind anything you create!
    Jean E.
    Wisconsin

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  61. Thank you for the reminder Karen - who wouldn't love a fantastic surprise present from you under their tree? It would certainly put a big smile on my face! Thank you so much for your kindness and a wonderful tradition. x

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  62. oh, was für eine wunderschöne idee. schaue immer gerne auf dem blog vorbei.
    überraschungen lieben wir ja alle
    noch eine wunderschöne zeit
    lg elfriede

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  63. Se volevi farmi sorridere ci sei riuscita, e pensare al Natale già da ora mi sorprende un pò perché qui fa tanto caldo e si va al mare. Comunque grazie per questo pensiero comunque vada e spero che anche tu e i tuoi cari stiate bene e stiate passando un bel tempo.
    Silvana

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  64. Such a precious idea. Please put my name in the box for a Christmas surprise. Truly been years since I had one of those. Love to all.

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  65. What a beautiful idea! Thank you for sharing your creations, projects and wonderful tradition!
    Irina

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  67. I'm excited already and it's only June ! Thankyou for this generous Christmas giveaway.

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  68. Thank you Karen for your generosity and the opportunity to participate. I love visiting your blog, you are very talented and there is always plenty of inspiration and eye candy. Have a lovely summer, warm greetings from Mexico!

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  69. your generous spirit...and whimsy in your creations always inspire me to create...thank you so much for your lovely blog and this giveaway...I loved the lilac pincushion...so gorgeous...have a wonderful week...ladybug hugs...

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  70. Love all your work and your generosity.

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