Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Traditions


I love reading about Christmas traditions that have been established throughout the years. Roy and I have several but there is one tradition that I hold near and dear to my heart. The one particular one that I am thinking about is not necessarily a Christmas tradition.

When Roy received a raise right after we were married, we decided then that each time one of us got a raise, promotion or bonus that we would do something for someone else. Some times our gifts were given anonymously to people, some times we explained why we were giving a gift. It has been one of the most fun and special traditions in our 30 years of marriage.

Now knowing this tradition I would like to announce a give a way to begin the New Year on a good foot or hand. What better way than to start out the year with either a pedicure or manicure from SPA Nordstrom and I will give away a $50.00 gift card for that. Enter by leaving a comment letting me know you would like to participate. It goes without saying that no anonymous comment will be excepted. Gotta have a name or blog name. On Monday January 7th, when I return to work, I will have a co-worker draw a name. I will then contact the winner.

Believe me, a pedi or mani from The Nord is a good beginning. Oh, I will not be entering the contest as tempting as that might be.

35 comments:

Amanda said...

Woo hoo! Enter me, sister!

Anonymous said...

funny i was going to comment on how you give me great gift ideas and almost going to take myself to the spa...Heaven forbid! So your sweet tradition is perfect..almost makes me want to give up my anonymity (sp?) how about anonymousity? anyway...what a nice tradition ...you are blessed!!

courtney said...

I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM THE FIRST TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS SUBJECT!

of course - count me in! i'm no fool...

Dana said...

They are going to come out of the woodwork for this...but since I am a regular I don't count.

I want in!!!!!!

the DuBrocs said...

um, i'd be insane to not enter myself, correct? thanks for the chance to win a very luxurious treat!

and that is a very sweet tradition, i agree!

Jennifer said...

Oh, enter me!!! It would be a wonderful treat for a mom with a terrible 2's daughter right now. I could use a break!

Becky Kiser said...

i LOVE the nord spa!!! like mother like daughter, I guess!!

enter me!! :)

what a great idea!!

Kelly said...

Pick me, pick me! I did, after all, just give you a boxful of candy! LOL

Carissa said...

How fun! You and Dana and others make things so fun with your give-away ideas!

Profbaugh said...

Oh yes, enter me in this one. I can hear The Nord just calling my name.

~Cheryl

Laurie said...

To comment or not to comment? That is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune...

Outrageous fortune would be the case if I won the drawing. What a lovely idea, Nancy. Thanks for being so creative in your giving and blessing the girls around you. :)

Laurie M said...

Who could pass up such pampering from the Nord?

-Laurie

Dana said...

My name is not Dana. I promise. I don't know who Dana is. I am not sure why it says Dana. It would be cheating if Dana entered more than once. Truthfully my name is Dory. Yes, that's my name, Dory. I would like to win. Pick me. Thank you. Don't tell Dana if I win. Thank you.
Your most adoring and loyal fan, Dory...

Courtney said...

what about me... can i be included???

Kim said...

Never experienced the Nord Spa. (and I am ashamed to admit that we have one close to my home) Okay...you have sold me....enter me please.

Anonymous said...

Hey Nancy-Count me in!!! If I win, and fly down there-let's go to lunch at the Bistro!! Oh, how I miss the Nord....especially the shoe department! Missy from OK

Becky Kiser said...

can i enter my name twice? :)

Jessica Martinez said...

Me! Me! Me!

Pick me!

Christen Barrios said...

Count me in!

Cassi said...

Thank you Nancy! Please put my name on the list! Yes!!!!!!

The Sanders House said...

Put my name in the hat...I sm ready to win!!!

Dana said...

Hullo Nancy, name ees Eufegenia. I vould like wery much to vin contest. Thank you for enter me. Dana ees not cheating.

This Becky she ees try cheating. NO two entries Becky. Ees unAmerican.

EBay said...

Of course I am in! :-)

Anonymous said...

so this is off topic but do i need tickets to go to the HFBC Christmas Pageant this weekend?????

Nancy Mon said...

just show up tomorrow at 7:30 or on saturday at 3:30 or 7:30. Look for the red wiseman...I think he is the cutest wiseman around.

Happy Pamela said...

did i mention how much i thought we should be best friends? did i mention how stylish and beautiful i think you are? did i mention how lovely you wear your clothes? did i mention. . .

Lisa Pierre said...

This is amazingly good.....

BeckyM said...

Hey Nancy - how fun! Count me in! I guess this is one way to make me comment. My birthday is January 8th, so that sure would be a fun birthday surprise!!

Becky M

Dana said...

Yo Nancy! It's Dorinda from down the block. How you doin?

Hey yo, dis here contest sounds real cool like. I'm thinking why not eh? If I win, badabing! Getouttahere!

If I don't Uncle Tony gets to pay someone a visit. If you know what I mean. Eh?

Hey that Dana broad, she's the goods, she wouldn't go and do nuttin' illegal like cheatin. No ways.

juneaux said...

NORDSTROMS!!!

What a great idea. Someones toesie's is gonna thank you.

=P

Sarah said...

This is such a great idea!

Liz G. said...

Long time reader, first time commenter - but who could resist!!??

Ali said...

Oh go on then, count me in! I promise I'll use em
(I can see you scratch your head from here...)

Dana said...

I PROMISE I didn't put her (Ali) up to that Nancy.

Dorinda, Dory or Eufegenia either.

Ulovebeth said...

I'm late, but I want in the 2nd drawing--even if it doesn't happen until next year.

The word free is such a beautiful word.