It’s here! I do love December!
My friend Anneli Purchase surprised me by posting our chat about Christmas on her blog yesterday . It’s always fun to blog hop and it was a great kick-off for me for this season I love so much!(Even if it was still November.)
The spirit of giving is what December is all about … right? So let’s get started!
I’ve never done this before. Mark your calendars for December 4 and 5!
As a December special, The Promise of Provence ebook will be a FREE DOWNLOAD at this link. If you already have your copy, download some to give to your friends! How’s that for a gift? Please feel free to pass the news on to one and all. The more, the merrier!
Next, I’m happy to announce that the winner of the santon giveaway from my newsletter is Amy Chouinard! Many, many thanks to all the newsletter readers who entered the contest by leaving comments about their favourite Christmas traditions. It was a treat to read them all! Amy, congratulations! I will be in touch for postal information.
As I wrote in the newsletter, santons are an important part of Christmas in France. Those and other traditions in France are a focus of the first part of my next novel. You can read all about santons here. When I was in Nice in September/October, I purchased one for the contest.
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Next, congratulations to Moira Martin who won a copy of The Promise of Provence in the contest Anna Fill held in The Riviera Woman last month. Thanks to Anna for featuring the giveaway and to everyone who joined in.
Here’s a December gift I am passing on to all of you. It’s actually a present from the talented Janine Marsh, the editor (Redacteur en Chef) of the fabulous The Good Life France website. This is a spectacular book about Christmas in France and IT IS FREE to everyone. Click right here to go the website and download it.
I’m sure you will enjoy this book with its beautiful photography and excellent articles! I am in awe of the time, effort and love that must have gone into putting it together. Take a minute to let Janine know what a fine gift she’s given us!
What special plans do you have now that the 12th month is here?
26 thoughts on “Hurray for December!”
It is going to be a very fun month!
You said it, Susie! Let’s blow away all the bad news floating around and generate all the good news we can!
Lots of great plans for December. Should be lots of fun.
Always! Thanks for having me visit your Christmas interview blog. Now that was fun!
My pleasure. Thanks for being here.
Patricia – I couldn’t agree more. December is a wonderful month and you really are off to a grand start.
Thanks, Sheri … always with the help of my friends!
I had never heard of santons but they sound lovely. And now I’m off to claim that free ebook from Janine. Always more to learn and absorb.
I think you will hear a lot about them as you spend the Christmas season in France and I do believe you will love the Christmas In France book. C’est magnifique! Actually that whole website is quite wonderful! Let me know what you think.
Merry December! Yes there are wonderful traditions for the holidays here in France.
Have I said this before … lucky you! Merry, merry, to you too!
I love gifts. I shall get my free copy later this week.
Thanks and happy December!
w/a Jansen Schmidt
Well, you are SO going to love this book! I can’t believe they are giving it away as it must have taken hours to put together. Enjoy … and you have a happy December too!
December is always a fun month with the holidays. So much going on. Parties, food, drink, gifts. Happy December!
Rightbackatcha! I’m looking forward to hearing about the Christmas festivities you will be report from NYC!
You are so generous, Patricia. Happy December to you, too!
Well, I’m just the messenger for Christmas in France and it is worth downloading just to enjoy the photography. You’ll appreciate that! 🙂
Thanks for the gifts – perfect 🙂
Enjoy them, Caroline … I know you will! Thanks for stopping by!
Joyeux Noël Patricia! Emma x
You just gave me so many things to smile about. A good day made better! Love when that happens. LOL
Oh thanks, Kate! You just made my day too!
Thank you so much. Great fun and so generous! And such fabulous photographs. 🙂
It’s a lovely, lovely book! I’m so pleased you downloaded!