12 Days of Christmas: Day 11 + Another Giveaway!


Another Friday has arrived during our little 12 Days event and that means another giveaway is afoot!

Today we are giving away a stamp set of your choice in three social media places:
here on the blog, Instagram and Facebook!

To enter here on the blog, just leave a comment with a favoritist (yeah, it’s a word) Christmas gift from your childhood, like this post on FB below, and we’ll draw a winner Sunday morning.

Now go check out the other two places for more chances to win!

And we still have this going on for today only.


This is the last day of our Golden Deer giveaway to purchase stamps and possibly merrily see a golden deer head come your way. If a golden deer arrives in your package, you win another stamp set!

I didn’t necessarily set out to overlap these two contests, but that’s what you get when you spontaneously think of an extra giveaway.  It’s all about partying around here, ya know? :)

In the immortal words of Garth from Wayne’s World after he’s done with his spontaneous drum solo, ‘I like to play.’


Today’s freebie is just a fun little card to use in your December Daily, Project Life or any other pocket scrapbooking setup you have going on this month.

It comes in three PNG card colors as well as a black transparent image so you can change color as needed.


This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store.



I think I just might get Christmas cards out this year. Last year I asked my kids to get me their favorite selfie or photo of them since we couldn’t manage a family photo.  Didn’t happen. But this year, so far I think I have four out of five. Fifth one will be coming soon, I hope.

But if you want to send out a handmade card, check out these cards from Nichol’s Posts of Christmas Past. Love these! For more about them, click HERE.


2017-05-17T07:35:10+00:00 December 11th, 2015|cards|85 Comments


  1. Loydene December 11, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Confirming my feelings and a conversation, I’m afraid that I can’t think of a favorite childhood gift — I remember dolls (Nancy Nurse, Barbie, a “bride” doll), toys and games (a pogo stick), clothes – mostly handmade by my mother. Maybe as a young teen – a record player or my roller skates with a fuzzy pompom that matched the cute skater outfit my mother made. I’m hoping to go more “experience oriented” for gifts in the future!

  2. Jeanene December 11, 2015 at 7:25 am

    We got a Barbie Dream House one year. That thing lasted for years.

  3. Dale P December 11, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Creepy Crawler bake set!!! Anyone remember this?? You made your own rubber worms etc!! Thx Kerri for all the Christmas cheer.

    • Cindy December 11, 2015 at 8:20 am

      Yes!!! That was cool!!!

  4. Judy W, December 11, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Thank you for this cute “fa la la” card and for the chance to win one of your stamp sets. You should never be accused of being a scrooge. : )

    • Judy W. December 11, 2015 at 7:34 am

      Oops, I forgot to mention favorite gift as a child. A Barbie and Ken set with a inflatable swimming pool complete with beach towels, rafts, and a pink jeep.

  5. Ginger December 11, 2015 at 7:33 am

    an easy bake oven and a mrs. beasley doll are among my favorite memories …. and then there was the year that Santa left a tape recorder, which i proudly auditioned in the middle of the night …. without understanding how the volume button worked! (which may explain why i am a happy crafter rather than tech person now!) Merry Christmas y’all!

  6. angela ga December 11, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I think a new bike was my favorite gift as a child. A brand new shiny bike–it was awesome!

  7. Paula I December 11, 2015 at 7:41 am

    One of my favorite childhood memories, was the year I got a Spriograph set! I could sit and doodle with that thing FOR EVER ER! :o) Another favorite, was the Lite Bright. Thanks Kerri, and have a terrific day!

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  9. Julie McMillin December 11, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Of course, it’s the classic Easy Bake Oven. My favorite dish? the Cherry Chip cake – just open the bag, add water, and voila! Cake! Kind of like how I cook now… Thanks Kerri!

  10. Rhadonda December 11, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Fave childhood gift believe it or not was a doll, one of my earliest memories peeking through the keyhole to my parents bedroom as my mom was wrapping gifts. I was probably 5. Thanks for all the great freebies and ideas! Merry CHRISTmas to you!

  11. Tracy Wallace December 11, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Mom and dad made me a huge barbie house on wheels-amazing!

  12. justasiam December 11, 2015 at 8:09 am

    My most favourite present from my childhood was something called a spirograph…it made all types of designs. Along with that, I got a pen that had three different colours, depending on which lever you put down. I was in heaven!!

  13. Liz H December 11, 2015 at 8:18 am

    My favorite gift that I can remember getting, would be my Bionic Woman doll.

  14. Cindy December 11, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I don’t seem to remember one specific gift during my childhood, but reading everyone’s posts sure bring back memories of things I did get or wanted during my childhood! How fun to see. I really did enjoy getting ice skates so I could join my friends down at the local rink on weekends and nights! Makes me feel old!

  15. Kerry C December 11, 2015 at 8:27 am

    My favorite childhood Christmas present would have to be the dollhouse that my grandfather built for me. It was as tall as I was at the time and had a fireplace! Barbie and her friends lived in style after that!

  16. nerdgrl (Kim S.) December 11, 2015 at 8:47 am

    We got a yearly ski pass to the local ski hill every year. We always knew that would be a part of Christmas. Of course, the years we got new skis and bindings or boots were pretty good too!

  17. Cathy Doerr December 11, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I wanted an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas one year. My parents sat me down and sadly told me that it was too expensive. I did get a Chatty Cathy doll one year. I loved her.

  18. Cathleen December 11, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I remember getting Lanz of Salsbury flannel nighties almost every year. I LOVED them!

  19. Lee Ann December 11, 2015 at 8:55 am

    My favorite Christmas gift was a Play-doh Snack Shack Set – you could make fries and burgers and I was sooooo excited to see it on Christmas morning!

  20. Pam K December 11, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Well — I don’t know if this was a favorite gift, but it stands out in my memory. My dad’s family would get together each Christmas season for a big family party. Names were exchanged the prior year & each person would get one gift. The year that I was maybe 10 or 11 years old, I received a nail polish kit. It made me feel so grownup!

    Thanks for today’s gift — the font on the cards is beautiful!

  21. Cynthia Larson December 11, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I guess it would probably have to be either Easy Bake Oven or Barbie Corvette and Town House. My sister and I got a lot of use out of these for years!

  22. Lara Read December 11, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Barbie Air Plane. Wish I still had it ;)

    Thanks Kerri! and Merry Christmas to you!

  23. Donna Correll December 11, 2015 at 9:42 am

    my first diary. :) I could hardly wait for New Year’s Day!

  24. Melanie A. December 11, 2015 at 10:17 am

    My stuffed Winnie the Pooh. I got him when I was four I think. I still have him.

  25. sherrygrove December 11, 2015 at 10:19 am

    My favorite childhood gift was a portable radio! It meant I could take music with me everywhere!

  26. Kendra December 11, 2015 at 10:29 am

    My favorite Christmas gift was a Raggedy Ann doll made to my exact size by my grandmother with a matching dress for me. So amazing!

  27. Kathy Reid December 11, 2015 at 10:30 am

    A baby doll who I named after my cousin who had just been born.

  28. Theta December 11, 2015 at 10:52 am

    A doll house that I wanted my doll to live.

  29. Kathy W December 11, 2015 at 10:54 am

    My best childhood Christmas gift was a dollhouse. It was a rambler style and made out of metal. We moved when I was 15 and I gave it to a neighbor who had a couple of young girls. Sure wish I would have kept it!

  30. Alysia H December 11, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I love the idea of creating a card with selfies instead of trying to stress about getting everyone together…can’t wait to see it!
    My favoritist Christmas present from my childhood was my Cabbage Patch Baby, Victor. :)

  31. LindaH December 11, 2015 at 11:25 am

    I loved getting my doll, who I named Janie.

  32. Natalie (QSOgirl) December 11, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Is it terrible that I’m having a hard time remembering Christmas when I was little? I do remember getting a little divided box for jewelry with my first pair of gold dot studs– and eventually I got my ears pierced!

  33. Brenda S. December 11, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    My Barbie carousel kitchen!!! I loved it and my sister got the same thing so there would be no fighting. Unfortunately it was also the year we discovered the truth about Santa when we found our toys in a bag in the basement by the workbench! A close 2nd favorite would be the other Krissy doll-Mia- with the dark hair)!!

  34. Shelly December 11, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    My favorite Christmas gift was the Sunshine Family, complete with the house and a camping set!

  35. kelly December 11, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    One of my favorite gifts was my red three speed bike that I received one Christmas. It was beautiful and made me feel so grown up :)

  36. Yvonne December 11, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    My favorite Christmas gift was an aqua colored Easy Bake Oven. Oodles of fun and hours of enjoyment. When the mixes that came with the oven ran out, my mom bought Jiffy cake and icing mixes for me to use when they were on sale–sometimes for as little as 5 to 10 cents! :)

    Thanks Kerri for the opportunity to win these stamps! :)

  37. christi in ma December 11, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I think my favorite childhood Christmas gift was the game Perfection that my Uncle Brad gave me. I played it constantly for years.

  38. Nashonne December 11, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    My favorite gift as a child was my Barbie dolls.

  39. Kathy Meredith December 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    These cards are so darling! I finally got our picture this morning – so cards should go out soon! I’d love a stamp set as I love everything KBS!!

  40. Janet December 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    My favorite gift was a telescope to look at the beautiful stars***

  41. sue w December 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    my very most favouritest(!) present was my very own writing desk so I could write to pen friends, draw, colour in, play school, design clothes for my cut out dolls and all kinds of pretend games. Fantastic memories!

  42. Marla Lagoski December 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you so much for the FaLaLa! I have received many very nice Christmas gifts, but my favorite would have been a child size desk with shelves and chair. I played school for several years and felt so grown up when I was probably in kindergarten.

  43. Xènia December 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    My favorite childhood gift was a DIY kit to create candles.

  44. Roberta December 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    So many wonderful Christmas memories.
    One of my favorites was a soft life sized doll that had an elastic band on each foot. I put each over my own feet and danced away with her for hours. I loved dancing.

    Thank you for your creativity and generosity this holiday season!

  45. Ginia Bell December 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    All time favorite childhood gift was Emily of New Moon Trilogy by L.M.Montgomery when I was 12. I love love love reading!

  46. Michelle December 11, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Can’t really think of any specific that stands out from my childhood as far as gifts, but one of the things that we always got was a chocolate letter. To this day we still get these, and now for our kids too. A family tradition!

  47. Cynthia B. December 11, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks for the freebie, Kerri!
    My most memorable Xmas gift when I was a child came when I was in high school – 14yo, I think. We had a couple of lean years when my dad was job-hunting, and when Christmas came around, each of my sisters and I got several boxes to open, including add-a-bead necklaces. Remember those? Anyway, I was so happy – I didn’t expect anything much, and my mom and dad made sure that each of us got cool gifts – love that they took care of us! <3

  48. Phyllis Beaver December 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Nichol’s cards are adorable! Love them! And, love all of the Christmas freebies this year from you! Thanks, and Merry Christmas, Kerri!

    • Phyllis Beaver December 11, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Sorry—forgot my favorite gift! It was probably a Madame Alexander doll. Loved dolls!

  49. Sue FitzGerald December 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    One of my favourite presents was a farm set I received when I was little. I remember playing with it for hours on end. It had a farm house, barn, hay stacks, fencing, and lots of animals. I had two white mice that one of my brothers rescued from the science lab at school that I would put in the house and let them run around the paddocks. Simple pleasures. x

  50. Justie December 11, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    One of my favorite childhood Christmas gift probably had to be getting the first Nintendo game system in the late 1980s. I remember my brother and I would play with it for hours. My favorite game was The Super Mario Bros game. It’s still my favorite game to this day. I had few other great Christmas gift as a child but that the one I remember the most.

  51. Marty H December 11, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    My favorite gift as a child was a reel-to-reel tape recorder! I started out by recording the family Christmas dinner conversation and proceeded to record so many more interviews and conversations.

  52. Julie Eastburn December 11, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Favorite Christmas present ever was a purple banana seat, butterfly handlebar bicycle…in the 70’s. Loved that bike!

    Thanks for all the freebies and wonderful ideas from Christmas past. So totally digging them…

  53. Lori P December 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Interesting. When I first read and thought about what to post here I could not think of a single favorite gift. Then I started reading some postings and they reminded me of things I got but still nothing jumped out as a favorite. So… my answer would have to be the flannel night gowns my mother would sew once we went to bed AND spending time with family. That is what I remember most.Like Christmas Eve night my Aunt and Uncle would drive up the road to our house and bring my Grandmother. They would pull into the drive backwards so they could unpack the trunk full of gifts at our front door. I do not remember what was under the wrappings, just the excitement they were there and the giggles we had later.

  54. Susan F December 11, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    My favorite gifts would have to be an Easy Bake Oven & a doll named Chrissy that had hair you could make many lengths! Thanks for the freebies.

  55. Marilyn Bronson December 11, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    my very favorite Christmas gift ever was a set of Hop-along-Cassidy six shooters
    with holsters(I am pretty old in case you never heard of Hop-along.) Funny how life turns out because now I have absolutely no use for guns. Go figure! Thanks for all the fun freebies and give-aways, love your site and read it regularly.

  56. Lisa December 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway! I think my favorite Christmas gift as a kid was my Barbie dream house..ha. That house got some use!

  57. Helen Gullett December 11, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I loved the new shoes I got when I was kid. The only shiny ones I had.

  58. Stacie D December 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I got a real Cabbage Patch Kid and I was thrilled it had glasses like mine!

  59. lynne December 11, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    thank you for the fun cards!

  60. laura mm December 11, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Maybe Scattergories game? For many years my dad bought us each a different game for xmas & this is still my favorite:)

  61. Linda J December 11, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    I remember the doll in the antique cradle. I named her dawn for the when I found her.

  62. Karen Lai December 11, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I think my fav present from childhood was a walkman! oh those days – walkmans are huge!

  63. Shawn Wencih December 11, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I would have to say the diamond earrings that my husband bought me our first Christmas together when we were just dating. They were modest and sweet but given with love!

  64. Tamiko McCurry December 11, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    love the posts from the days of Christmas and would love a stamp set!!

  65. Debbie J. :) December 11, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    My favorite present was a pair of white go-go boots!

  66. Melanie L. December 11, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks for all the great freebies this week. My favorite Christmas gift as a child was a Barbie van that I could put all my Dawn dolls in.

  67. terry December 11, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    My FAV Christmas gift of all times was a Barbie Dream Kitchen when I was in elementary school and LOVED everything Barbie!!

  68. Brenda December 11, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you for the freebies and I am loving the posts of Christmas past! I am still working on my Christmas cards this year and hoping to get my kids to give me photos but that hasn’t happened yet… LOL

  69. Stacy V December 11, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    My first Jem doll. It was the start of awesomeness.

  70. Tracy December 11, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    My favoritist childhood Christmas gift would have to be a portable 8-track player. Art supplies and clothes would have to come in second and third ; )
    Thanks for the awesome give-a-ways!!

  71. Melanie L. December 11, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    I don’t remember a lot of my Christmas gifts from when I was young, but I do remember really wanting a Speak N’ Spell and I was so excited when I got it for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Mary Myers December 11, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I know this will really date me, but I loved receiving a Brownie camera when I was young. My favoritist!! :)
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!! :))

  73. Cindy Brooks December 12, 2015 at 2:42 am

    My parents gave me the first Barbie doll, the one with the blonde ponytail and the black/white striped bathing suit (How I wish I still had her!) I also got the white canopy bed with the pink ruffled bedspread. It was Barbie heaven!

  74. Joan December 12, 2015 at 4:59 am

    My favorite gift from my childhood was a sled! We loved sledding after school every day that we could! Great memories!

  75. Joan December 12, 2015 at 5:03 am

    My favorite gift was a sled. We loved going sledding after school every day that we could! Great memories of our childhood!

  76. Ruth Tacoma December 12, 2015 at 5:22 am

    My favorite gift was a Barbie airplane…I think I loved Barbie’s accessories more than Barbie herself. LOL

  77. Raegan L December 12, 2015 at 6:21 am

    My favorite Christmas gift? Easy Bake Oven! Loved it!

  78. Liana S. December 12, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Thanks for the chance to win. I remember my favorite Christmas gift being my Mickey Mouse record player and the Annie record. I wore that record out! Ah, good memories, thanks!

  79. Julia @ It's Always Ruetten December 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Definitely my Kirsten American Girl doll… well it’s a close tie with Beanie Babies! Yay for being a 90s kid! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  80. Glorie December 13, 2015 at 8:09 am

    My favorite gift is the one and only doll that I received when I was 7.

  81. Ericka S December 13, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Mine was an easy bake oven!

  82. Denise Turner December 15, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    My favorite gift from childhood is a wooden cradle for my dolls.

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