Are you ready for Christmas?


Christmas is less than a week away! Can you believe it? And this is the last week for my Amish Christmas Sleigh giveaway.

I’m puttering around the house this week. Finishing up edits on Marrying Jonah and working on the new series. And making cookies. Must bake cookies.

Christmas cookies are a tradition at my house. Most probably because they are the family favorite. You know, the sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles. We love them so much we make them for other holidays too. Yes, I have made Fourth of July cookies, Easter cookies, and Back to School cookies!

Do you have a favorite food/cookie/other tradition at your house? I’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment below telling us about your favorite Christmas tradition. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into this last drawing for two copies of the Amish Christmas Sleigh. That’s 2 copies–one for you and one for a friend. And once again, I’ll be drawing three names! Good luck everyone! Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas!

Want to help me name my Amish doll from Big Valley? Here are the top names from the last blog. I chose the names that more than one person suggested. There were so many great names! I loved them all! Thanks, everyone, for your wonderful suggestions!

And since it’s Christmas, here’s a link to a video I found of Big Valley in the winter. I’m not much of a snow girl, but once again, the Valley is beautiful!




22 thoughts on “Are you ready for Christmas?

  1. We have Lasagne for Christmas in our family. My sister-in-law started this tradition because the lasagne can be made ahead, making things s little simpler.


  2. My husband loves raisin filled cookies. They are a tedious cookie to make and I miss my mom helping me with filling them. But, I lovingly make them every year for him.


  3. Our tradition is pretty much we eat then comes the Christmas story read from the Bible. Then we open gifts. As for cookies those sugar cookies are my favorite also. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas. This year we didn’t get to do our Christmas like we always do, I’ve been sick since December 4th. So no decorations are up no energy to bake. Maybe next year if the lord allows. But I still sing in my heart, cause if I tried to sing now I have no voice and just coughing.


  4. We go to Mamaw an Papaws Christmas eve an have a big family party there. Everyone brings their favorite dish to share…then after we eat we all gather around an pass out gifts..This will prob be our last Christmas with Mamaw, So this Christmas wgllbea very special one..Love reading your blogs an books. Thank you


  5. On year I took chocolate chip cookies to my parents on Christmas Eve. My dad said I could have any of the leftovers from that evening except the cookies. So the next morning I made him another batch of cookies. He hid the cookies and would only allow my mom 2 cookies a day so that they would last.


    1. Wait…fruitcake? I’ve never heard of anyone who actually likes it. Is her recipe good? Or is that a ‘duh’ question? πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas, Loretta!


  6. I definitely agree, one of our favorite Christmas traditions is baking cookies! We had so much fun this year, and the cookies are loaded with sprinkles-lol! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Such an amazing time of year! Thank you for the chance to win πŸ™‚


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