Woo hoo! The Holidays Are Here + $20 Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
December 8, 2015

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Can you believe the holidays are here? I love this time of year! I love the decorations, the songs, the foods and family and friends gathering together to celebrate! This time of year especially makes me thankful for all the blessings I have in my life. I am so thankful for this blog and for you – my readers – whether visiting for the first time all the way to the ones who have been following me and supporting me for years. With our blog, I’ve been able to be a work-at-home mom of 6 amazing children, as well as help support my family. I couldn’t do it without you! Please know how much I really appreciate you and your support!!!


One of our favorite places to enjoy is Starbucks and we wanted to say thank you to you by offering a $20 Starbucks Gift Card to one lucky winner!


1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will receive a $20 Starbucks Gift Card!!!

What is your favorite holiday tradition!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

59 Responses to “Woo hoo! The Holidays Are Here + $20 Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway”

  1. susan smoaks says:

    we enjoy going to the mall to shop for each other, it’s a fun tradition

  2. mrsshukra says:

    Getting together with friends at Christmastime is always a nice tradition!

  3. Lynne Marie says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is eating various seafood dishes on Christmas Eve.

  4. Alexa B. says:

    My favorite tradition is our family shopping trip. About twenty of us drive to an outlet mall about an hour away on the Saturday before Christmas, and then have dinner together.

  5. HS says:

    Baking cookies together is one of my favorites.

  6. Melissa says:

    I love getting to be with family that I don’t see most of the year

  7. Adrienne Gordon says:


  8. sue14625 says:

    spending time with family-friends-the music-Christmas movies-decorating the tree

  9. Janet W. says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is baking and decorating gingerbread men and women cookies with my grandsons!

  10. Jackie says:

    One of my favorite traditions is having a big christmas morning breakfast before leaving the house to visit relatives for the day. It’s our family time.

  11. shelly says:

    We like to make sugar cookies and listen to christmas music

  12. Ann Fantom says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies with my daughter like I did with my mom and grandmother

  13. D Schmidt says:

    Our favorite tradition is baking cookies together, my children get to pick a new recipe to try every year.

  14. sandra says:

    we like to bake and decorate Christmas cookies

  15. Jennifer Rote says:

    I like going to the winter carnival and seeing Santa.

  16. Cynthia C says:

    I enjoy getting together with the family for holiday dinners.

  17. vickie couturier says:

    pancakes for breakfast on Christmas morning before gifts

  18. Seyma Shabbir says:

    We love to make baklava, cookies and other baked goodies!

  19. janetfaye says:

    Baking cookies is one of my favorite holiday traditions.

  20. AuraR says:

    Our best tradition is to make the trek back to Mom’s house every year and exchange gifts and have some great food

  21. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    We like to drive around and look at all the lights and decorations around town.

  22. shelly peterson says:

    My favorite tradition is decorating the tree and the having hot cocoa and cookies afterwards.

  23. Holden Humphreys says:

    Eating homemade borscht. Yum!

  24. Michelle C says:

    Choosing a special ornament for each of my children to represent this year is one of my favorite traditions.

  25. mickeyfan says:

    One sister plays the piano and the rest of us sing carols. HAS to be done before supper and while waiting for presents.

  26. GussyKnotts says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is opening presents on Christmas morning. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Brittney House says:

    I like getting together Christmas eve with the family and playing games.

  28. Jennifer R says:

    I love driving around looking at Christmas lights and having hot chocolate and holiday desserts afterwards.

  29. Cindy Brooks says:

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

  30. Rebecca Graham says:

    We like to bake Christmas cookies.

  31. kjasus says:

    i love decorating the tree and house for christmas

  32. Trisha Burgess says:

    My favorite are decorating the tree together and baking cookies together!!

  33. Gina M says:

    I love bking and decorating cookies with my family.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. shelly peterson says:

    We love baking cookies.

  35. Crystal F says:

    Baking for Santa on Christmas Eve with my girls is my favorite tradition. thank you!

  36. Amie George says:

    My favorite Holiday tradition is having baking Santa Cupcakes and having movies and popcorn on Christmas Eve. I hope when my kids are older they do the same with my Grandchildren.

  37. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I do enjoy baking cookies and cakes.

  38. mrsshukra says:

    Christmas dinner with friends is a nice tradition!

  39. shelly peterson says:

    We like to drive around and look at the lights.

  40. shelly says:

    we love making sugar cookies

  41. Ashley C says:

    We always bake cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. Its a must do!

  42. mrsshukra says:

    Baking Christmas treats is always a fun tradition!

  43. Danielle says:

    I let each of my children pick a favorite dessert that we make together and then after each one has made their favorites we make goody baskets for our family and friends

  44. shelly peterson says:

    I give a new Christmas ornament to the grandkids every year.

  45. shelly peterson says:

    The kids love making pancakes for breakfast Christmas morning.

  46. Julie Lundstrom says:

    Putting on Christmas music and decorating the tree with the kids. I also like holiday baking with the kids. It is a wonderful time.

  47. Peggy D says:

    Favorite holiday tradition is making cut out sugar cookies with the kids

  48. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My favorite is the Live Semifinal Eliminations. I love the show!

  49. Cynthia R says:

    We buy the kids in the family gifts, but the adults, we do one secret santa exchange and donate money we would have spent on gifts to a local charity or person in need.

  50. shelly peterson says:

    getting together with friends and family for a good Dinner.

  51. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    The girls in the family get together to wrap presents and drink wine.

  52. mrsshukra says:

    My daughter playing Christmas songs on the piano is always special!

  53. Cynthia R says:

    I love our work function at work, we never get to eat together so it is nice.

  54. shelly peterson says:

    We like watching Christmas movies on Christmas Eve.

  55. shelly peterson says:

    We like making holiday crafts or ornaments for the tree.

  56. Every year my kids and I make an ornament with their pictures on it. We have 12 of them already! Love looking back at them!

    coriwestphal at gmail dot com

  57. shelly peterson says:

    We have fun making a gingerbread house every year.

  58. Lily Kwan says:

    decorating the Christmas tree

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