>> Friday, December 11, 2009
8 Days of Chanukah Giveaway
...brought to you by Seagrams (the dog, not the whiskey)
Admittedly, Seagrams likes any holiday with food, so that really only excludes the fast days, such as Yom Kippur. But the chanukiah (chanukah menorah/candelabra) chewish toy has replaced gefilte (a fish) as his toy of choice. And latkes (or doughnuts) are pleasing to his palate as well.
Chanukah, or the Festival of Lights, starts tonight. Chanukah is actually a minor Jewish holiday but in America, given its proximity to Christmas, it's taken on a larger role culturally. And while the December holiday season has amplified the gift part of Chanukah (see: proximity to Christmas, above), lighting chanukah candles comprises the important part of the holiday. So on the first night, we light 1 candle, on the second night, 2 candles and so on and so forth.
But gifts do play a role in this holiday, and I'll be doing some giveaways during Chanukah as a result. The offerings will vary between crafting supplies (mostly fabric) and finished products, as I want to make sure my readers who don't spend their free time at a sewing machine can also get a treat. Growing up, we received small Chanukah gifts, like socks. But small can be fun, such as funky smartwools such as these, or:
Gelt (Yiddish for money) for the fabric lovers:
2 pieces (fat quarters or close to it) of fabric --
the brown flowers peeking out from above and the Alexander Henry Egypt print below
To win this fabric:
Tell me the best small gift someone has given you (define small as you wish!).
One entry per person.
Make sure I can reach you.
Giveaway open until I post tomorrow night's gift.