Can you believe the year is almost at an end? The SHINE Blog Hop will be taking a couple of weeks off for the holiday season, but will be returning in the new year on January 8, 2015!

However, I would like to end this year by showcasing last week’s top posts from the SHINE Blog Hop!

Christmas Traditions – The Surly Housewife

How Blogging Helps Me to Be a Better Mom – Less to More

5 Gifts Parents Want You to Buy Their Kids – Oh, Honestly!

Congratulations! The featured posts will be shared on all of my social media sites.

The random featured post from last week’s SHINE Blog Hop is:

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The Weary World Rejoices {Oh Holy Night}! – Simply Jesus Ministries…

So… are you ready for this week’s extra-special party?!

The Deliberate Mom's Christmas Blog Party

Rocking around the Christmas tree, let’s all have some fun….

This week is an extra-special blog hop with Christmas themed links. It’s the CHRISTMAS Blog Party!

I want you to get in the mood for the season, so let’s start with some Christmas music. If you love animals then this video will make you giggle, coo, and say “awwwww.”

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Help yourself to some egg nog, check out the decorations, and make sure to add your name to the hat for prizes.

Our Christmas advent chain

I hope you brought some Christmas spirit with you because this is a CHRISTMAS THEMED party. Link up your best Christmas post and make sure to spread the festive cheer to some other party-goers.

Prizes? Right. Prizes! Here’s what’s up for grabs.

There are 3 prizes – $15 Starbucks gift card (also, if you’re a blogger, you will be given the additional prize of 1 month of FREE advertising on The Deliberate Mom).

Plus for EVERY person that subscribes to The Deliberate Mom’s weekly newsletter, not only will you get additional entries to the draw but I will split $0.75 between three of my favourite charities; Alzheimer’s Canada ($0.25), The Mustard Seed ($0.25), The Edmonton Food Bank ($0.25).

The Deliberate Mom is #donating $0.75 for every newsletter subscriber to her blog! Share on X

That’s right I’m donating $0.75 for every newsletter subscriber I gain between now and December 25, 2014. I will do this up to a maximum of a $150 total donation. I would love to give that full amount so help me reach that goal and subscribe/tell others to subscribe.

Terms and Conditions of Giveaway

  • Contest is open worldwide to individuals 18 years of age and older. Prize winner must be able to accept e-gift via e-mail. 
  • Starbucks Cards are accepted at most Starbucks locations in North America, including airport and grocery locations. Starbucks Cards can also be used interchangeably at most stores in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with: Starbucks, Facebook, or Twitter. We hereby release Starbucks, Facebook, and Twitter of any liability.
  • Winner(s) will be contacted by email after the giveaway ends. Winner must respond within 48 hours or prize is forfeited. If winner wants to claim the FREE advertising space, the winner must supply 300×250 or 300×300 button to The Deliberate Mom by the set deadline. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email!
  • The Deliberate Mom will not be held liable for lost or mishandled gifts.

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Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool and creator of The Deliberate Mom. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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