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Marvelous Monday Link Party #82

Marvelous Monday Linky Party

Welcome to Marvelous Monday!

We are now into December which means it is officially Christmas.  We put up our Christmas tree on the weekend, and we have a family tradition of going into the hills, choosing a Christmas tree and cutting it down.  This is from a Christmas tree farm of course, we don’t just randomly chop down trees!

I love the smell of the fresh pine in the house, and it really makes it feel that Christmas has arrived.  All that’s needed now is the smell of freshly baked mince pies, and then the Christmas feeling will be complete.

What traditions do you do with your family each Christmas?

In case you missed it last week, this is what we were up to on the blog.

Easy Shortbread Snowflake Cookie Recipe:

An easy shortbread snowflake cookie recipe that will be a favorite Christmas treat. Leave out for Santa or enjoy as a family. Delicious, festive and easy!

Printable Wine Labels For Christmas:

These wine labels for Christmas will make gift giving incredibly easy. The labels give a personal and thoughtful touch whilst bringing some festive cheer.

Thanks to all of yout that shared last week.  I really appreciate the time you take to link up here.  

Here are the top clicked links from last week.  Don’t forget to check them out if you havn’t done so already.

The Boondocks Blog {Gift Bracelet Holders}

Gift Bracelet Holders

 Kreativ K {Repurposed Deer Advent Calendar}

Repurposed Deer Advent Calendar

 Simple Joys (Paper Christmas Tree}

Paper Christmas Tree

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17 Responses to Marvelous Monday Link Party #82

  1. Funwithamessage December 7, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    Thank you so much for hosting

  2. Pili December 7, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    Great features, congratulations to all!!
    Our traditions consist of meeting with family and/or friends on the 31st and eat 12 grapes at 12:00pm, while the twelve strikes of the bells mark the end of one year and the beginning of a next one.

    • Catherine Holt December 10, 2015 at 7:49 pm #

      Oh that sounds like such a lovely tradition Pili. Do you have to eat them quickly before the 12 strikes, or can you take your time and enjoy them??

      • Pili December 10, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

        We start eating at 12 o’clock and have 3 seconds to eat each one! So the kids and some adults (me included) finish with our mouth full of grapes trying to say Happy New Year!! Lol. The tradition come from some centuries ago when there was an excedent of grapes and they thought it would be a solution to have all the country eating grapes.

        • Catherine Holt December 11, 2015 at 11:26 am #

          That sounds hilarious Pili!!!! What a fun way to start the year 🙂

  3. December 7, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    Thanks so much for featuring my Repurposed Deer Catherine!!! Have a great Monday!!!

    • Catherine Holt December 10, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

      I loved it Katrin, thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  4. Kirsten @ Treat Yourself Sweeter December 7, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    ohhhh I love a real tree! What an awesome tradition… I need a tradition like that!

    • Catherine Holt December 10, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

      I don’t think I could do Christmas without a real tree Kirsten. Although it was 40 degrees on the weekend so it was the quickest tree pick we have ever done!!

  5. Mary-In the boondocks December 7, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

    Katherine thank you for hosting and thank you for featuring my bracelet holders as well. I hope you have a fantastic week!!

    • Catherine Holt December 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

      Your very welcome Mary. Thanks for partying with us, and I hope you have had a great week 🙂

  6. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh December 8, 2015 at 12:51 am #

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!

    • Catherine Holt December 10, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

      Thanks Joanna. Hope you are having a great week too 🙂

  7. CJ Huang December 8, 2015 at 2:35 am #

    Those snowflake cookies look so perfect for this time of year! Thanks for hosting, Catherine! 🙂

    • Catherine Holt December 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

      Thanks 🙂 My daughter loved them at her Frozen party and has requested them for Christmas. Good job they are easy to make 🙂


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