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It’s my first give-away here at Craft Gossip! I hope you will take time to enter and you will also share about the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and blogs and everywhere else.

Here’s what you get – one winner (from anywhere around the world) will receive a set of three cross stitch kits suitable for making Christmas cards provided by Yiota’s Cross Stitch Kits and Patterns. Big thanks to them. The kits are shown here and include:

The rules for this giveaway are simple. Post below telling why you like Christmas cards. One entry per person. Don’t try to cheat ’cause Santa is watching….

(PS – if you don’t like cards so much, don’t worry – other giveaways will be coming soon.)

By Connie Barwick

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83 Comments so far

  1. Claire on September 24, 2011 4:21 am

    I like to receive Christmas cards because for some of my older friendships is now sadly the only way we “catch-up”. I also hope that “they” and all my family like to receive my cards as much as I love to make them to suit the person/s I send them to.

  2. Anna Baldacchino on September 24, 2011 4:25 am

    I love creating Christmas Cards! those are practically the only Cards that I send through snail mail nowadays! Birthday, anniversaries and other occasions I send ecards! the giveway cross stitch kits would be an excellent addition to my Christmas card making.

    thanks a million.


  3. Jennifer L on September 24, 2011 5:46 am

    I love making Christmas cards because you can personalize them and they are like a gift of homemade love. It’s so hard to find nice patterns small enough to fit in the tri-fold cards though. I do not like the look of “gluing” the material of the front of the card. While I was out of a job for a while I made a bunch of Christmas cards. I ended up giving them to my Mom to give out as gifts at Christmas. Making cards gives me a sense of accomplishment because I can actually finish a project….don’t get me wrong I still work on large projects, but they take me forever and then I get bored. Thanks for the chance!

  4. JLL on September 24, 2011 5:47 am

    What’s not to love? They are cute and they are CROSS STITCH!

  5. mary fanara coleman on September 24, 2011 5:55 am

    You hear from people you haven’t seen in forever and also because I love hanging them up during the holidays.

  6. Beverlee Mossman on September 24, 2011 6:01 am

    I love the cardmaking with Cross stitch not only is it a card but also can be framed later and the receiver can have it forever I love to cross stitch and love to make things for others thank you so much

  7. Paula on September 24, 2011 6:13 am

    I like Christmas cards, but not store-bought ones. I like to make them myself with some help from the kids and these kits would be wonderful to make with my daughter. Thanks for the chance!

  8. Valerie on September 24, 2011 6:21 am

    I love giving cards for all occasions, especially at holiday time – both Christmas and Hanukkah – a card is an in expensive way of giving a gift and letting the receiver know you are thinking of them – a small price to pay for a ‘gift’! And this year I am planning to gift a handmade cross-stitch card for family and close friends…and more given the time, haha! Thank you.

  9. Theresa Conte on September 24, 2011 6:40 am

    I love picking unique Christmas cards that fit each person’s personality.

  10. Crystal on September 24, 2011 6:56 am

    How perfect. I was just thinking of doing cross stitch cards to put on Christmas gifts. Would love to do these and gift them to others! Thanks!

  11. Val T. on September 24, 2011 7:57 am

    I like them because they are beautiful and because you can get them only once a year.

  12. DeeAnn S on September 24, 2011 8:53 am

    I like Christmas cards because they represent a wonderful time of the year. And making and receiving home made Christmas cards always make it extra special. Thanks.

  13. Margaret Oultram on September 24, 2011 9:05 am

    I don’t just love the cards at Christmas I love everythng Christmas. I have 9 tote boxes of Christmas and I have to get another this year because I have bought more stuff this summer.

  14. Mary Ellen B on September 24, 2011 9:33 am

    I really enjoy making and giving hand made cards for all occasions, but especially Christmas. I think my friends and family enjoy getting them, too.

  15. Elaine on September 24, 2011 9:41 am

    I love Christmas cards because they allow me to reconnect with far away friends & family that I haven’t heard from in awhile. I love going to my mailbox & finding several cards that I can read and then hang on the wall above doorways. They add to my holiday decorations. Most years I do make my own cards, but haven’t sent out any xstitched cards yet. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Lelia on September 24, 2011 9:49 am

    I enjoy getting cards in the mail. Christmas is esp wonderful, hearing from friends who write once a year! What fun to line up cards along the window sills and end tables. It makes the whole room festive! Always, Lelia

  17. Lori Kinney on September 24, 2011 9:56 am

    I love receiving Christmas cards, but like making and giving from myself too! It should be a happy season, with lots of smiles! thank you!

  18. Gran-E on September 24, 2011 10:44 am

    Thanks for fixing th link! I give cards because they say things that match the mood in my hart to the ocassion I can’t find words to say! Art work I can’t possibly creat!Before the internet, the inexpensive way to show someone you care and are thinking of them.

  19. Julie Witt on September 24, 2011 10:56 am

    I love sending Christmas cards because it lets people know that you are thinking of them at that very special time of the year! Sometimes people don’t get to talk very often, or see each other at all, but when you send a Christmas card, you are letting them know that even without seeing each other or talking much, you still think of them often and are wishing them well. It’s just very special :)

  20. Buffi HinkerMiller on September 24, 2011 11:08 am

    I love Christmas cards because it may be the one time a year I hear from old friends!

  21. Dennis on September 24, 2011 11:10 am

    I love making Christmas cards I make them for everyone I know and I make extras and give to people that can’t get out to buy them or can;t afford them. I make all of my cards for Birthdays and holidays.

  22. Emily C on September 24, 2011 11:50 am

    I love giving handmade gifts for christmas and If I win, I can give handmade christmas cards too.

  23. Ingrid on September 24, 2011 12:07 pm

    I stitch the cards all year. I enjoy stitching and people love receiving my cards.

  24. Kelsey Johnson on September 24, 2011 12:14 pm

    I love Christmas cards because I love to see the beautiful artwork on each one. Each Christmas card is like a tiny window into the sender’s tastes.

  25. Sandra Grauschopf on September 24, 2011 1:01 pm

    I like cards because they’re a way of showing you care that people can treasure for years to come. Homemade cards even moreso!

  26. Sue Simmons on September 24, 2011 1:11 pm

    I love to receive a card, there is something nice about opening that envelope to see what it contains, and I love sending them to people I don’t see all year as a way of keeping in touch.
    In this day of electronic everything, there is still something very special about a card.

  27. Kathryn Church on September 24, 2011 1:53 pm

    I love Christmas cards because when I was a little girl I loved looking at my mothers old ones that was so beautiful with glitter and sparkly snow.
    Thanks for this great giveaway.

  28. Becky on September 24, 2011 2:20 pm

    I love greeting cards of all sorts. I especially love the oft considered cheesy Christmas “Here’s What the Family Did This Year” Cards/newsletters!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. Stephanie on September 24, 2011 2:44 pm

    Sending cards through the mail is a simple pleasure. The person on the other end receives something that lets them know someone is thinking about them (and it’s not a bill collector!). Handmade cards are extra special!

  30. emma on September 24, 2011 3:17 pm

    I love to send cards and living abroad from family and friends it’s like sending a christmasey hug to loved ones to show I’m thinking of them :)

  31. Cassi trish on September 24, 2011 3:30 pm

    I love personalized cards because it let’s the receiver know you really care. If I win I know my family will love receiving these cards.

  32. Sara Bennett on September 24, 2011 3:43 pm

    I’m discovering that I love small Christmas projects. They are great to work on when I don’t want to pull the big (300×350) project out and they also won’t sit around in a plastic tote forever because I’ll actually use them or give them away!

  33. Christine on September 24, 2011 4:24 pm

    I like to send cards on non-holidays as well as the expected ones. I would love the chance to win this. I enjoy cross-stitch while I’m “watching” tv.

  34. Nancy on September 24, 2011 5:29 pm

    I don’t exchange many Christmas cards any more, but the ones I do are usually ones I make. I like to do something special for family and close friends.

  35. Donna on September 24, 2011 6:37 pm

    I love to make my own Christmas cards and especially cross stitch cards. Cross stitch is my second love after paper crafting.

  36. Jeannette Lewis on September 24, 2011 7:07 pm

    I love getting Christmas cards. I love the sentiments of friends and family and the true meaning of Christmas. I also love the pictures whether they be cute or beautiful. And when they are special things such as personally crafted, that makes them even better.

  37. joyce hancock on September 24, 2011 7:27 pm

    I always make a few hand-made Christmas cards each year for close family members to let them know that they are special to me.

  38. Joanna on September 24, 2011 7:31 pm

    I love the pictures on the cards and the messages inside. I think cards are a nice way to keep in touch with people.

  39. Judith R. on September 24, 2011 9:53 pm

    Christmas cards are a way to touch base with family and friends whom I haven’t heard from in a while.

  40. Isabelle on September 25, 2011 1:27 am

    I love christmas cards so much because it is a way to communicate with family and friends and also it is fun to show your creativity through each card. It shows the person how much you love them and care. It is a small gift but means a lot more.
    Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!!!

  41. Sandy on September 25, 2011 1:31 am

    I love giving any sorts of cards because they are great for any occasion. They are great presents and make the person feel happy and know that they are thought of and loved. I love making cards and especially Christmas cards because they are fun and you feel good that you are going to make someone happy. :D
    Recently I have been more interested in sewing messages onto pillows etc. but this looks fantastic, I would love to win this and give the cards to my family! They will be absolutely thrilled!

    Thanks so much for the chance in winning these amazing prizes!

    :D :) :D

  42. Sandryte on September 25, 2011 3:38 am

    The financial crisis taught me so much – when I was short in finances, I started to look what I already have and what I can make out of it. It opened my eyes and woke up creativity in me! And handmade and handwritten cards were something that I started with – and the start not only meant I can make them, but also – to enjoy and be proud of making them!

  43. Linda Rumsey on September 25, 2011 5:21 am

    Christmas cards (especially handmade!) are a great way of showing someone how much they are loved.

  44. lee on September 25, 2011 8:58 am

    I love sending hand notes to everyone I can at the holidays in cards. Its my favorite part of the holiday and i really looke forward to my sisters and I have a card writing party! thanks!

  45. Dana on September 25, 2011 9:49 am

    These are darling! I love to make cards and send them. With technology these days, the idea of sending a card has diminished. I believe that taking the time to send a card, for any reason at all, shows a personal touch to the recipient. It’s shows that they were thought of and are cared for. Thanks for the give-away! Just another way to show our love this season!

  46. Deborah Bryant on September 25, 2011 12:16 pm

    I love sending Christmas cards to every relative I have, and all my kids’ relatives on their dad’s side too, even though we’ve been divorced for 17 years! I don’t want any of my kids’ other relatives to forget about them. I include pics in the cards every year too. I also love Yiota’s Cross Stitch!

  47. Ella on September 25, 2011 2:36 pm

    I have seen some beautiful cards and have been thinking this would be a special thing to do this year for a few of my closest friends.

  48. turtle on September 25, 2011 3:34 pm

    how cute, i think these could easily be worked into ornaments as well!

  49. Bev C on September 25, 2011 7:21 pm

    I love receiving and sending Christmas cards. It is a great time to catch up with friends with a letter inside the card.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter your cross stitch giveaway.
    Happy days.

  50. Bea on September 25, 2011 7:28 pm

    I love xmas cards because when I sit down to make and write them I think about all those wonderful people in my life!!

  51. Ellen Lai on September 25, 2011 11:37 pm

    Love Christmas motifs and there are lots of them. So colourful and joyous mood!

  52. Laurie Bell on September 26, 2011 7:14 am

    I love sending and getting Christmas cards great time to catch up on the happenings in family and friends lifes. I like picking cards to match each person and I to remind them what the season is all about.

  53. Cindy on September 26, 2011 8:24 am

    I LOVE Christmas cards!! We are retired military and the only time we hear from our ex military friends is at Christmas.

    I also love to cross stitch Christmas cards!!

  54. smfsprout on September 26, 2011 12:29 pm

    I like Christmas cards because they are a way to share the blessings of the Season.

  55. Mary Mac on September 26, 2011 12:36 pm

    I hand stamp or cross stitch my Christmas cards for over 30 years now. They give such a personalize touch.

  56. Jennifer on September 26, 2011 9:10 pm

    It’s a good way to keep up with what people are doing, and how big their kids are getting (I know some people hate those “family letter” things, but I actually like them!). Also, red and green are my two favorite colors!

  57. Sandy on September 27, 2011 3:56 am

    I love Christmas cards! I love cross stitch! Making cross stitch Christmas cards, priceless. With the economy being tight, handmade Christmas cards are a wonderful way to give someone something extra special without breaking the bank!

  58. Eunice Robertson on September 28, 2011 9:53 pm

    It is a time to remind everyone to be kind to each other, and also to say, “I haven’t forgotten you”. The x-stitch cards are something that can also be kept for longer than one short season, something to remind us of a certain person.

  59. Donna Ford on September 29, 2011 11:11 am

    I have seen & heard of many people who cross stich for cards. I have yet to conquer this particular crafting project. I love to receive cards from friends & family and being able to cross stitch something just right for someone is a great idea. I believe giving something hand made to someone gives that person part of yourself!

  60. A Rose on September 29, 2011 3:41 pm

    These would make great gift tags. Smaller the better for me for cross stitching. I ‘m able to put projects in my purse an do them during my lunch break.

  61. Christina on September 29, 2011 5:22 pm

    I love making cards and would love to learn to cross stitch!. I like reading the letters that come in Christmas cards and catching up with everyone who I don’t see that often.

  62. jeyanthi on September 30, 2011 2:17 am

    when we give a cross-stitched card, the receiver knows we spent time doing it for them lovingly, with special thoughts of them while making them…

  63. Kim B on September 30, 2011 6:36 am

    I love to make cards and would love to have this! Thanks for the great giveaway. People love to receive handmade.

  64. Briana on October 1, 2011 6:37 am

    Cards are a nice way to say you are thinking of someone. Also I’m a totally obsessed freak with all the christmas traditions and Christmas cards are just one of the many traditions.

  65. Aileen Bell on October 1, 2011 7:44 am

    I send at least 70 cards a year. 70 Cross-Stitch cards…I don’t think I’m ready to conquer that hill, but it would be lovely to make a few cards for close family. They would be nice to frame after the holiday!

  66. Sheila D. Staves on October 1, 2011 8:22 am

    I love making cards – especially Christmas cards. It is therapeutic for me and allows me the chance to share my joy with loved ones.

  67. Robyn on October 1, 2011 1:17 pm

    Christmas is a time to remember & be thankful for all friendships & cards are a reminder that we are thinking of others & they of us. Cross stitching a card is even more meaningful, with time & effort involved, not just a quick signature on a ready made card.

  68. The UnCoordinated Mommy on October 1, 2011 6:38 pm

    I love christmas cards! I am 31 years old and I still love looking through all the cards my mother has saved from when we were little. :)

  69. Kristin on October 2, 2011 3:17 pm

    All of our family – immediate and extended – lives out of state. I love receiving Christmas cards because it helps me to feel close to our family. It helps our children remember their relatives. And, once I put them all up on the wall, it adds to our decorations.

    I have all of the cards we’ve received from other years, and I feel that sense of ‘family’ whenever I look at them. :-)

  70. Stephanie Bondlow on October 2, 2011 5:14 pm

    I love Christmas cards because they are usually quite pretty and show me who really cares about me.

  71. Christina on October 2, 2011 9:13 pm

    Christmas cards are so cheerful for the holidays and it is always more fun to make your own.

  72. Susannah Webley on October 4, 2011 2:17 pm

    I love Christmas cards, I love sending them and I love recieving them. With my old Christmas cards from the previous year me and my children make the cards into tiny boxes and cover them in glitter and put little gifts in each one, and put the numbers of days on them like and advent calendar then we hang them on the tree. Everyone said I should be Mrs Claus because I get so excited for Christmas and make every effort possible to make each Christmas even better than the one before for my beautiful children. Christmas cards let people in your life know you care and your thinking of them over the Christmas holidays. Thank you

  73. Gil Crews on October 5, 2011 4:56 am

    Christmas is the best time of year (second is Halloween). I always look forward to see what our family members have designed for the year…I am still putting my design to the test.

  74. Jacqueline Buckley on October 5, 2011 6:59 pm


  75. Shannon A on October 7, 2011 4:43 am

    I love these. Thanks

  76. dorothy on October 7, 2011 8:51 am

    I like Christmas cards because I look forward to getting them in the mail

  77. Laura Emerson on October 7, 2011 11:58 am

    I love Christmas cards as they are such a wonderful way to keep in touch with family and friends. There is something so beautiful and cheerful when you see Christmas cards hung around the fireplace or doorway. They bring back memories as well as making new ones.

  78. JoAnn F. on October 7, 2011 12:17 pm

    I love to receive and send Christmas cards. Its a great way to keep in touch with friends and family.

    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  79. Shannon Baas on October 7, 2011 12:54 pm

    They are goodd for keeping in touch.

  80. Wehaf on October 7, 2011 2:26 pm

    I love Christmas cards because they’re a chance for me to let my friends and family know that I’m thinking about them.

  81. Sue on October 7, 2011 5:10 pm

    Sending Christmas cards is the one time each year to make contact with old friends, to hear what is happening in their lives, to share memories and to wish them well.

  82. valerie mabrey on October 7, 2011 7:42 pm

    I like Christmas cards cause it is a way of catching up on family and friends,
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  83. Renee G on October 7, 2011 8:34 pm

    I love Christmas cards — because it’s always a good reason to get in touch with people I haven’t seen for a while.

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