Christmas Blog Carnival 2011


Welcome to our 3rd annual WIVES OF FAITH CHRISTMAS BLOG CARNIVAL!

We’re so glad you decided to stop by! And while you’re here, take a look around our new digs…pretty spiffy, huh? Sara and Cliff have worked very hard this week to get everything ready.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

…and once again, we’re here to usher in the season with our blog carnival. If you’re a blogger, you’ll want to participate in this fun countdown to Christmas for military wives!

Before I outline the rules and guidelines for our Wives of Faith Christmas Blog Carnival, let me first give a big shout-out to my friend Becky Perry–she made our graphic this year! I love her simple and beautiful designs. Please let her know if you agree–you can find her blog here, where she blogs about homeschooling, books and her health. I dubbed her the Tri-Kidney Queen after her kidney transplant a year and a half ago, and the name sort of stuck :) While Becky’s husband is not in the military, she is a huge supporter of my military family, and I love her for it. (Thank you, Becky!)

You are also welcome to grab the graphic code here for use on your own blog:

<a href=”http://www.wivesoffaith.org/blog” rel=”attachment wp-att-7112″><img title=”WOF_Cmas Tour_2011″ src=”http://www.wivesoffaith.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/WOF_Cmas-Tour_2011.jpg” alt=”” width=”209″ height=”264″ /></a><div>Graphic Design by Becky Perry (www.beckyperry.us)</div>

Now, on to the rules and guidelines:

The blog carnival will run five days this year:  from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 9.

There are just two basic rules to participate:

  • Rule #1: Write a blog that goes along with our Christmas topic for the day and comment under that specific day’s topic with a link back to your own blog post.
  • Rule #2: Include a link to Wives of Faith in your blog post.
Write every day for 5 days, or pick and choose any days you like, but each time you comment on the Wives of Faith site during our CHRISTMAS BLOG CARNIVAL, you’ll be entered to win in our daily drawing for some really great gifts! And we’ll be giving away something every day for those 5 days so the more you participate, the greater chance you have of winning something!

Prizes:

  • Jewelry
  • Wall Art
  • Books
  • Note Cards

Topics:

Day 1:  Your Favorite Christmas Movie

Day 2: Your Favorite Delicious Christmas Dessert–With Recipe!

Day 3: Your Favorite Childhood Christmas Memory

Day 4: The Best Non-Material Christmas Gift Ever

Day 5: You Might Be a Military Spouse at Christmas If . . . 

Blogging FAQs:

If you are new to blogging, you can create a new blog of your very own! Some free blog hosting sites are:

www.blogger.com
www.wordpress.com
www.xanga.com
www.livejournal.com
www.blog.com

When you post your response in the comments each day, please post the distinct URL for your post for that day, rather than the general link to your blog itself. For example, instead of posting www.wivesoffaith.org each time, you would post http://www.wivesoffaith.org/christmas-blog-carnival-2011 which links directly to that particular post.

 

There will be different prizes available each day, but one special prize that is being donated for us is from our member Angela Farris, who has made Wives of Faith bottlecap necklaces!  We have TEN to give away each day of the carnival! Aren’t these adorable?! Special thanks to her for all her hard work.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions, and happy writing–and a very Merry Christmas!

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About Pattie

Pattie is an Air Force chaplain's wife, the mom of two teenage daughters, a teacher, and a voracious reader. She and her family make their home in Alaska. You can read more from her on her blog.

Comments

  1. OK I have my first post set for Monday! Can’t wait to play! :)

  2. yay! I love the blog carnival each year! Can’t wait! :)
    and the site looks GREAT!!!

  3. :) Can’t wait to start! ….ps … graphic isn’t showing up for me in blogger…. so will just do as a pic, just a heads up

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