12 Weeks of Christmas Gift Pack Giveaway

Botanical PaperWorks 12 Weeks of Christmas: Gift Giveaway

We're back with Week 2 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas, and this week, you have the chance to win this awesome Botanical PaperWorks prize pack. It's filled with the fun and useful holiday products that are featured in the Green Gifts Guide.

This Amazing Prize Pack Includes

Here's what the lucky winner of this prize package will receive:

Botanical PaperWorks 12 Weeks of Christmas: Gift Giveaway


  • Christmas Circle Eco Confetti, 2 packages: Not only is this plantable confetti a cheery and eco-friendly way to add some color to your holidays, it'll also add some color to your garden when the planted seed paper pieces grow into beautiful wildflowers!

Botanical PaperWorks 12 Weeks of Christmas: Gift Giveaway

  • Christmas Seed Paper Wine Glass Tags, 2 packages: You'll have so much fun at your holiday parties with these wine glass tags, they'll add a pop of color to your event and will help you and your guests keep tabs on your wine glasses for the night.
  • Grow-A-Garden Plantable Seed Calendars, 2 calendars: These unique and eco-friendly seed calendars will grow a whole garden of vegetables and herbs. Every seed paper page is embedded with a different herb or vegetable seed; tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, dill, basil, and parsley. It's also packed with useful planting instructions, recipes and tips on how to use all that it will grow.

How To Enter

There are three ways to enter. Do one, get one entry. Do all three, get three entries!

  1. Leave a comment here on the blog answering the question "What is your favorite holiday tradition?"
  2. Like Botanical PaperWorks on Facebook and leave a comment saying that you're entering the prize pack contest.
  3. Tweet a link to this page to let others know about the 12 Weeks of Christmas.

Be sure to leave a comment telling us what you did for your entries so that you get the credit when we do the draw! The draw will take place on Monday, October 22 at 9 am Central.

Good luck! We'll announce the winner on Facebook and on the blog.



My fav holiday tradition is decorating our tree and setting up the nativity scene. We always did it together as a family growing up and now my hubby and I continue it. It's such a special time to dim the lights, drink yummy drinks and remember all the years gone by as we put ornaments on the tree... best!

Posted by: Amy | Oct 15, 2012 at 10:10 AM

My favorite holiday tradition is everyone in my family taking turns wearing the Santa hat to hand out their gifts. Last Christmas, when my son was 2, he had fun playing everyone's elf passing out the smaller gifts and then he 'helped' everyone open their presents!

I've used all three entry possibilities for the Christmas Gift Pack giveaway! Fingers and toes crossed!

Posted by: Jay | Oct 15, 2012 at 04:10 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is when the cousins, aunts and uncles and the Matriarch, "Omi", gather on Christmas evening and attend church together. The family then walks to Omi's house for yummy food. There is a present exchange between the younger cousins. It's a lot of fun and it's nice to see everyone and celebrate Christmas!

I have now entered all three times!!!

Posted by: Heather | Oct 15, 2012 at 05:10 PM

I love having family and friends gather on Christmas eve for dinner. The special (read breakable) china is set out on the table, sparkling cider with various infusions (cranberry is a fave) is a must, and we have those poppers that the British seem to have at every joyous celebration. Then it's on to a candlelight Christmas Eve Church with the 'extended' family, packed into the pews, humming Silent night while raising our candles for the inbreaking of Christ. This is the first of my entries!

Posted by: Anonymous | Oct 15, 2012 at 06:10 PM

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Posted by: Becca | Oct 15, 2012 at 06:10 PM

One of my family's tradition was to open one gift on Christmas Eve. We were always excited as we looked through the presents under the Christmas tree, trying to decide on which one to open. Kids often have a hard time waiting until Christmas morning to begin opening presents, making this Christmas Eve family tradition a great choice for those will children. It's my first entry

Posted by: Sha | Oct 15, 2012 at 07:10 PM

My favorite Holiday tradition is on Christmas Eve. My whole family gets to open a gift. My mother makes a big deal about choosing just the right ones for us to open. We all know its new pajamas, but we're excited just the same. Then there is a "mystery" gift from the dog and cat, and it is always a new board game. Later we spend Christmas Eve in our new jammies, eating yummy snacks, playing the new game, and waiting for Santa. We're all adults now, but still look forward to the new PJs and playing a game together!

Posted by: Angela | Oct 15, 2012 at 07:10 PM

My favorite tradition is the family dinner. It's nice to be able to get everyone together.

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Posted by: Tina | Oct 15, 2012 at 08:10 PM

One of my favourite traditions is hosting the December meeting of our book club. We decorate cookies together. We don't aim for elegance. I mix up the brightest icing colours I can come up with (think chartreuse and fuchsia) and have all kinds of sprinkles and coloured sugar to decorate them. The cookies are crazy, and we capture a bit of what it was like to be a kid during the holidays. (P.S. I've tweeted and Facebooked, too. Thanks!)

Posted by: Claudine | Oct 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

One of my favourite traditions is when my grandmother breaks out the Night Before Christmas book and reads it to us grandkids. Now we're older and some of us grandkids have had her great grandbabies, and now they sit and listen to the
story, cozy around the fire.

Posted by: Erin P. | Oct 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Every year my dad converts his billiard room into a winter village. Using the pool and ping pong tables he transforms his man-cave into a wonderous Christmas scene, complete with ski slopes, pubs, bakery, church and of course, Santa's workshop. I love seeing the look on people's faces when they see the village for the first time, or the second time, or even the third time because with each new year there are always new additions. It's a full month to set-up and it is what I look forward to most each year :o)

Posted by: Lori M | Oct 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

This is the only time of year we do jigsaw puzzles as a family - a recent tradition, but one we're keeping up.

Posted by: Pat B | Oct 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM

My favourite traditions of Christmas are decorating the tree and most of all Christmas Eve ! Turkey in the oven, ham on the stove making homemade stuffing with my daughter... The smell around the house...simply amazing... Christmas carols and of course midnight mass ! I have entered all three ways !!!

Posted by: Linda | Oct 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM

When we were young, my grandfather had all his grandchildren over at his house a few weeks before Christmas and we all decorated the Chistmas tree together. It's one of my favorite memories of our Christmas tradition. Now, my mom has all her grandchildren over every year and does the same. I hope they cherish these memories as much as I do!

Posted by: Sharon | Oct 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM

De la navidad me chifla la tradición de regalar -hacer- tarjetas navideñas y regalos a toda la gente que aprecio...
Participo de las dos primeras maneras.
Por cierto...¡Un saludo desde España!

Posted by: Noelia | Oct 16, 2012 at 01:10 PM

On Christmas eve, we use holiday cookie cutters to make sugar cookies. We listen to holiday music and ice the cookies.

Posted by: Ashley M | Oct 16, 2012 at 01:10 PM

Favorite tradition is drinking Peruvian hot chocolate and panettonne (italian fruit cake) soo yummy

Posted by: annie | Oct 16, 2012 at 04:10 PM

My fave holiday tradition is holiday cards!

Posted by: Alicia | Oct 16, 2012 at 05:10 PM

My favorite tradition is eating wife saver and sipping mimosa's on christmas morning. My mom started it ages ago and I've kept up the tradition in my home.

Posted by: Shannon | Oct 16, 2012 at 08:10 PM

My family has always had pizza on Christmas Eve. I don't know where the tradition started, but we're the third generation to continue this tradition. I also love filling our advent calendar with little treats for our kids and watching them open the door each morning as we count down to Christmas morning.

Posted by: Sarah | Oct 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is hanging the yearly ornaments I have bought on the tree and remembering the past seasons.

Posted by: Terry | Oct 17, 2012 at 01:10 PM

One of my favorite things, oddly enough, is doing something with loved ones that becomes tradition! Like watching a movie at the holidays with loved ones and it just becomes a tradition. "New in Town" has become a new holiday movie. We start talking about funny scenes now, then have the anticipation - very fun. Blog comment only - thanks for the contest!

Posted by: JeanM | Oct 17, 2012 at 01:10 PM

I bake cookies for at least a whole month before the winter hollidays. I make at least a dozen different kinds. I work full time, I am a full time grad student and I can not wait to start baking! It just makes people so happy when you hand them a tin full of tasty treats for them to savor. It might not be the best thing for the wasteline, but we should splurge at least once a year. I think that the winter hollidays are the right time to allow this kind of indulgence and behavior. :)

Posted by: Kim | Oct 17, 2012 at 02:10 PM

My favorite Christmas traditions are my annual Cookie Exchange, our family Christmas pj's that we open the night before Christmas and wear Christmas night, and since I have an English background our family tradition of English Christmas crackers with Christmas dinner filled with treats.

Posted by: Darla | Oct 17, 2012 at 02:10 PM

One if our Christmas traditions was having the kids open a gift on Christmas Eve. The gift wsd always a pair of cosy PJs and a puzzle or a book to keep them busy until they fell asleep. Now we still do the PJs but the gift is usually a magazine about a favourite sport or activity.

Posted by: Shirley | Oct 17, 2012 at 02:10 PM

Our favorite holiday tradition is, we act out the 12 days of Christmas song. We all pick from a bag to see which verse we will get and we sit in a circle and sing and act out the lyrics.It is hysterical! Last year I got A partrige in a pair tree!
Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

Posted by: LAURIE | Oct 17, 2012 at 02:10 PM

I've taken up the tradition of preparing and setting out a Nativity Tray each Christmas Eve. My family and I lay out a bone (real or something symbolic) for a lost dog, hay or grass for a hungry horse, a garland of bright berries for one who has worn chains, crumbs for the birds, and sweetmeats (crystallized fruit or candy) for children, and set it outside. Along side the tray you lay a coat/cloak for the wayfaring traveler. Lore says that anyone who does this each year will be blessed for their generosity with gifts beyond measure.

Regardless of whether anyone (or anything!) takes the gifts set out, I like this tradition because it requires pause during the bustle of the season, and refocuses attention on the root of the season's tidings - unconditional giving, charity, and good will.

Using special, eco-friendly seed papers to line the tray to give it a festive, celebratory feel. It's a small act, but always makes me feel enlightened, calm and at peace afterward. Happy Holidays, all! :)

Posted by: Sarahann | Oct 17, 2012 at 04:10 PM

My tradition is going over to my grandmother's house and eating a large ham dinner, as well as the best homemade peach pie I've ever tasted! There's nothing like a peach pie made from grandma's peach trees and even though I know it's not the right season for it, I anticipate this pie every year!

Posted by: Amanda | Oct 17, 2012 at 06:10 PM

We had a nativity set and every morning we would move Mary and Joseph, the 3 wisemen and the shepard and sheep closer to the manager. It was a musical manager and we would play the music after we moved them. Baby jesus was hidden away until Christmas morning. It is a tradition that I've carried on with my children. We also watch "It's a Wonderful Life" every year.

Posted by: Shirley | Oct 17, 2012 at 06:10 PM

My sister has a tree trimming party every year and its so much fun to watch all the kids decorate the tree. She makes homemade Christmas crackers for everyone and we all get to be together.

Posted by: Jen | Oct 17, 2012 at 07:10 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is to make "tourtière", french-canadian meat pie, with my mother. I go over to her house and we bake a few so they can last the whole holiday. The best part is that I know my mother used to do the same with her mother. Not only is it a family recipe passed down from generation to generation, but the tradition is special in and of itself.

Posted by: emmanuelle | Oct 17, 2012 at 07:10 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is baking and decorating sugar cookies! My mother started it when my brothers and I were young and I continue it with my husband: bake the cookies in holiday shapes, make cream cheese frosting, color with food coloring, and decorate with sprinkles :-)

Posted by: Lesley G. | Oct 17, 2012 at 07:10 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies with my sister. We put on a pot of coffee, turn up the Christmas tunes and bake an array of goodies. The coffee goes really well with all the "reject" cookies and let me tell you, there usually are quite a few. :D

Posted by: Margaret | Oct 17, 2012 at 08:10 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is baking with friends and family and driving around to see Christmas lights with hot cocoa!

Posted by: Angie | Oct 18, 2012 at 12:10 AM

my favorite tradition is when the whole family gathers on christmas eve for a great meal and then we watch the kids open one gift. their excitement gets us all excited!

Posted by: lee wills | Oct 18, 2012 at 05:10 AM

My favorite christmas tradition would have to be decorating the tree while listening to tons of Christmas music.

Posted by: lori | Oct 18, 2012 at 07:10 AM

my favorite tradition is decorating the tree with my son and sing the Christmas songs :)
p.s. i'm italian

Posted by: Sara Marcuccetti | Oct 18, 2012 at 08:10 AM

My favorite holiday tradition is picking out the Christmas tree and decorating it with my family while listening to Bing Cosby Christmas Songs. We've been doing this since my sister and I w were kids and now that we're both mom's and's become a new tradition for our kids and husbands.

Posted by: Manary Villalobos | Oct 18, 2012 at 09:10 AM

My fave tradition is giving gifts on Christmas eve! So much fun!

Posted by: Rebby | Oct 18, 2012 at 01:10 PM

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Posted by: Rebby | Oct 18, 2012 at 01:10 PM

My favourite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree.

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Posted by: Adina H. | Oct 18, 2012 at 02:10 PM

having thanksgiving dinner and opening presents on christmas day

Posted by: alisa | Oct 18, 2012 at 03:10 PM

Mine is opening our stockings, because the sweetest gifts are always inside! It's where the handmade items go, since Santa brought what was under the tree:)

Posted by: Joanna | Oct 18, 2012 at 03:10 PM

I will be starting new traditions this Christmas as I'm moving half way around the world to get married ~ ask me next year :-D

Posted by: Marly | Oct 18, 2012 at 04:10 PM

I hope I win this great pack for my personal gift giving, and to use with my handmade pottery at sales throughout the gift giving season!

Posted by: Nancy | Oct 18, 2012 at 06:10 PM

I hope I win this great pack for my personal gift giving, and to use with my handmade pottery at sales throughout the gift giving season!

Posted by: Nancy | Oct 18, 2012 at 06:10 PM

I hope I win this great pack for my personal gift giving, and to use with my handmade pottery at sales throughout the gift giving season!

Posted by: Nancy | Oct 18, 2012 at 06:10 PM

Every year we do a Christmas picture book countdown. I wrap up 25 of our Christmas books and the kids get to pick one to open and read each night while we snuggle together on the couch. It is awesome!

Posted by: Deborah D | Oct 19, 2012 at 11:10 AM

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Posted by: Deborah D | Oct 19, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Just wedding invited with the seeded paper and you guys make fantastic paper!!! They came out so beautiful!!!! But my favorite holiday tradition is cooking, spending time with my family, and wrapping presents to Christmas music with hot chocolate!

Posted by: Kelly Scherado | Oct 19, 2012 at 02:10 PM

Our family's favourite holiday tradition is doing the Bible readings as well as having a chocolate a day for the Advent calendar leading up to Christmas Day!!

Posted by: Janet Wiebe | Oct 19, 2012 at 02:10 PM

My favorite tradition is finding the perfect gifts for family and friends, and then spending time with them during the holidays.

Posted by: Rachel B | Oct 19, 2012 at 03:10 PM

Stringing popcorn for the tree, it's some serious fun for the whole family!!

Posted by: Joey Johnson | Oct 19, 2012 at 07:10 PM

getting together with girls for all day long cookie baking with food and drinks. someone gathers all supplies, someone else brings all ingredients needed with running total, those who didn't shop just show up, the cost is divided among everyone present so the shopper gets paid back. After all items on list are made, they are divided among everyone present, we then all have a huge variety to make cookie plates to give as gifts. Sometimes we will buy all wrapping supplies as well (ie: plates, bags, ribbon, tags, etc...)

Posted by: d | Oct 28, 2012 at 04:10 PM

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