My Grown-up Christmas Wish Giveaway – Closed

This contest is now closed.  Thanks to all who entered, I’ve been away from the computer during the holiday, but will announce the winner shortly!

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My family has never been big on gift giving and it was never a tradition in my house to exchange gifts with my sisters and parents. As my sisters, my cousins and I got older, we all moved away for school. Christmas holidays became the only time of the year when we would all be free and at home so we could catch up.

My Grown-up Christmas Wish

As I drove home from work this week, I heard “My Grown up Christmas List” on the radio and I started to tear up a little as I realized how truly blessed I am.  For my family, my friends, BF, my health, my country, my opportunities, my blog, my job.

This Christmas and holiday season, all I want is to be able to spend time with my family, my friends and of course, BF.  That’s my grown up Christmas wish.  No gifts, no fancy parties, no shopping – just having a simple dinner, talking, laughing and spending time with the important people in my life.

Sadly, not everyone in this world or even in my community is this blessed.  Sadly, not everyone will be able to have a merry holiday this year, for any number of reasons, which I may never fathom.

Giveaway

I really wanted to do a giveaway as we approach the holiday, not only to thank you, my wonderful readers, for your support this year – but to also encourage us all to think about those who are less fortunate.

I’m giving away two personal finance books:

  • The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
  • Never Too Late: Take Control of Your Retirement and Future by Gail Vaz-Oxlade.

I will also be matching 50% of your holiday donations to any charity with a donation of my own to the Sick Kids Hospital up to a maximum of $250.   I count “holiday” donation, as any donation in the month of December.

Your donation can be to any charity, just let me know how much it is. Any amount, no matter how small can make a difference, and I will match 50% until I reach $250.

This giveaway is open to Canadian and international readers :) and ends December 25, 2011 at 12:00am EST.

You can enter my giveaway (up to 10 entries) by doing the following and filling out the form below:

  • Comment below and share your grown up Christmas/Hanukkah/holiday wish and fill in the form (mandatory, 1 entry)
  • Complete a holiday donation to any charity  in December and let me know (+5 entries)
  • Follow me via RSS feeder (+1 entry)
  • Subscribe to my blog via e-mail (+1 entry)
  • Spread the word.
    • Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following:
      I just entered for a chance to win the grown-up Christmas wish giveaway via @fab_frugirl http://bit.ly/rPkCoW (+1 entry)
    • Write a blog post about this on your blog (+1 entry)

Notes:

  • You must fill in the form.  Simply commenting will not yield an entry and you will be disqualified.
  • You cannot create a blog for the purposes of an extra entry.  It must be on an existing blog, otherwise, that entry will not count.
  • This giveaway is not sponsored in any way – all me.  I do not make any money off this blog, and I will be purchasing the books from Amazon and paying for shipping with my own hard earned cash.
  • I do give to charity throughout the year, but I choose to keep that confidential and not share the amount in my monthly budget recaps.
  • This is my first giveaway, so please bear with me as I work out any kinks. Thanks :)
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14 responses to “My Grown-up Christmas Wish Giveaway – Closed

  1. My grown up Christmas wish is to just have lots of time with friends and family. I’ve been trying to make that my major focus lately: expanding and deepening my social connections. So far, so good. And as a result, this may just be one of the best Christmases in a good long while.

    P.S. I do follow you by RSS, and love reading your blog, but I’m not concerned about getting the entries and winning. I just really wanted to share my wish. :)

  2. Steve Smith

    Somewhat selfishly… my holiday wish to become a better, more balanced person. The holidays, and ideas like this grown-up Christmas wish, remind me that there are other people out there much less fortunate than I. The past few years, as life has gotten more complicated, I’ve put less and less energy in to giving back to the community and/or society. I’m hoping to find time to change that in the coming year.

    I read your blog from time to time and find you bring a great perspective to the issues you discuss!

  3. Kay

    This December, I donated $100 to Unitedway. So sweet of you to do a giveaway Frugirl! I have the first book, so I’d like to win a copy of Gail’s book. I’m such a fan of hers, but haven’t read any of her books. This is the only book of hers that applies to me right now, so I’d be thrilled to win this one.

    My grown up Christmas wish is to be more patient with my 5 yr old daughter and have even better relationship with her and to have good health for all our family – both immediate and extended and friends!

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  10. Jenn

    My grown up Xmas wish is for the other grown-ups in my family to agree to stop giving Xmas presents to each other! And my selfish grown-up Xmas wish is for this year to finally be the year I lose 20 pounds. Do these count? I don’t have any “stuff” I want to wish for.

    If I win this the books will be going to two family members that desperately need to read them based on what they tell me about their financial situations! (Ok, I may read them first, but I read quick!).

  11. My grown-up Christmas wish is to start seriously saving up to adopt. It’s one of those things we talk about constantly, but haven’t begun to set aside money for yet.
    Merry Christmas!

    Carol
    antiquetexan.blogspot.com

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