Once Upon a December

208 Once Upon a December

December is one of my favourite months of the year, I possibly love it even more than my own birthday month! Christmas is a holiday very close to my heart for obvious reasons, and I love spreading goodwill and cheer. Who doesn’t? Of course, I could not resist tweaking the original snowman version that I made previously and use a festive tree, instead.

This artwork also reminds me of a little festive pin in the form of a tree that I own. Bought it at a Christmas bazaar back in the Middle East more than a couple of years ago. The pin on its back broke but I still have the painted wooden tree. What makes Christmas special for you? What do you like about December? Reminisce with me, through a comment below, if you wish to. :-)

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

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Deck the Hall

158 Deck the Halls with December!

“Apple cider in paper cups. Presents stashed under the tree. Nankaties. Mince pies. Dried fruit. Carrot cake. Love. The ‘Home Alone’ Movies. Christmas Mass. Santa Claus. Buying presents! Reflecting on the year that went by… Making Christmas sweets! Spending time with family and friends. Lovers. Salted caramel sauce. Winter boots. Reindeer motifs. Deep, red lipstick. Retro matte. Green cardigans. Snowflakes. Cribs. Filling up stockings… Peppermint candy canes. Gingerbread accessories. Nutmeg. Cranberry-scented baths. Making Christmas cards. Jingle Bell Rock. Red nail polish. Sequins and glitter. Christmas cheer! Baby Jesus figurines. The Nativity Scene. Putting up the yearly tree… Carols. Wreaths. Mistletoe. Drunken laughter! Tasting eggnog. Festive spirit. Christmas pudding. Reading ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge. Noël. Christmas movies. Opening presents. Gifts. Tinsel. Father Christmas. Deck the halls with December!”

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Joy to the World { GIVEAWAY }

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This is it, there’s no turning back now! Okay, I’m very excited to announce the first “ever” giveaway on my blog! It’s not international (haha, I’m not there yet!) but yes, this December will mark the beginning of my fourth year writing and illustrating here, so I wanted it to start on a cheery note. I’m giving away a little Christmas present – one that I’ve been happily plotting and planning for the past two months or so, and I bought everything last week for my special surprise. So if you’re a regular reader over here, and you’ve grown to like all things Jupiter Skye, there’s a fair chance you’re the kind of person who would want to win this! :-)

What’s in the Box?

1. A set of Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas gift tags from Little One’s Doodles by Maheswari Janarthanan (There are fourteen of these in a packet; one of which is pictured above!).

2. Do you like bow-tie pins? There’s a red, felt ribbon-made one in here that I crafted.

3. Socks! Yes, socks. I found a darling pair with a pretty splatter of Christmas roses on them, at Forever 21.

4. A set of four cheery stickers that I designed and had printed last year! There are two of each design.

By the way, I’ve intentionally not included a picture of every little thing here because I want some of them to have that surprise element. Even so, I do hope that you are tempted enough to enter!

Rules?

The rules are simple! And I’m stating this again, this giveaway is for Indian Residents, only. I’ve never done this before so I didn’t want to mess up my first giveaway (if it gets lost across the seas, etc.). But otherwise… International giveaways? Sooner than you think! ;-)

1. Comment below saying why you would want to win this, and if there’s something more you would like to see on my blog (I know, I know, this is my dumb way of getting to hear what you really think!). Okay, so my comments are moderated – don’t fret if you don’t see yours published immediately! (And please don’t forget to include adding your e-mail address in the details box so I have yours saved on my system, I’ll need it to get in touch.)

2. For brownie points – you can ‘Like’ my page on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter! ^.^

What happens after?

I’ll choose ONE winner in exactly four days, save the date – December 4 is when this contest comes to an end! (Yes, it’s going to be that short because I would like you to win the Christmas stationery in time to use some of it like a happy little elf, and this is a bit unrelated but knowing me I’ll probably write each of your names on chits of paper to decide, haha.) As soon as I announce the winner – which will either be on my Facebook or Twitter page (and through an e-mail, perhaps) –  please write back to me with your postal address and phone number right away. I’ll mail the package across then, immediately through speed post!

That’s about it, and uh-huh, this marks the beginning of many, many more to come. Especially particularly during this year! The “Fourth Year of Festivities”, remember? Good luck!

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Artwork and picture by Roanna Fernandes