12 Days of Christmas GIVEAWAY Bash, Day 1!!

*squeal of delight*
Yay! It’s finally here! The first posting of our big “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway” bash!! Through reviews this year we have accumulated some great books – and what better way to circulate them to other readers than hold a big, fun giveaway, right?!
Well, to add a bit of fun to this giveaway, we decided to explain the meaning behind the 12 days of Christmas in the song! (I always love to learn the meaning behind the songs we love to sing!) Sounds like fun, huh?
So, for the first day in our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway we’re going to look at the first verse…
On the first day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree

What does this mean? Well, to break it down. The “true love” that this verse mentions refers to God. The “me” who gets all the presents refers to baptized believers. And the “partridge in a pear tree” symbolizes Jesus Christ. Why use a partridge? Well a mother partridge will feign injury in order to decoy predators from her helpless babes, just as Christ gave his own life to save ours. Very thought provoking as we near Christmas Day…

I know you have been waiting as patiently as you can, so I won’t delay any longer! The first giveaway here on Book Ponderings 12 Days of Christmas is DiAnn Mills’ book, Sworn to Protect!! :-) Want a chance at winning this? Follow the guidelines below to find out how to enter!


Mandatory Entry: You MUST be a follower of Book Ponderings. Leave a comment saying you’d like to be entered along with your email address. If there is no email address…we will have to pick someone else!

Extra Entries for this giveaway:
- Grab our button (+1)
- Twitter this giveaway (+1 per tweet per day)
- Post about this giveaway on your blog (+3)

Oh, and for those of you who grabbed our button before - you already have an extra entry in here! Thanks for spreading the word!
So have fun! This giveaway will end at midnight TONIGHT (December 13th)! So make sure you leave a comment today!! :-)  All winners during the 12 Days of Christmas will be announced on December 26th!


~ Katy

18 comments:

Joanne Sher said...

I'm following you - please enter me in this one!
joanne(at)joannesher(dot)com

Maureen said...

I am a follower on GFC...please include me.

alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Maureen said...

12/13 Tweet

Timmy1966

http://bookponderings.blogspot.com/2010/12/12-days-of-christmas-giveaway-bash-day.html?#giveaway

alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Ariel said...

I'm a follower :) Thanks for the giveaway!

pinkdaddysgirl[at]msn[dot]com

Renee Ann said...

I'm a follower and I posted your button in my sidebar. Thanks for the info about The Twelve Days of Christmas. I love to hear about the meanings of songs and traditions! Blessings! reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

amber said...

um, yes I'd like to be entered for this giveaway!!!

amber (afren07@gmail.com)

Nonners said...

Yay!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!

Obviously I'd like to enter...

perhapsthatsridiculous@gmail.com

Nonners said...

And I already have the button....

perhapsthats ridiculous at gmail dot com

Nonners said...

And I've posted about it already!!

Cathy W said...

I'm a follower. Please enter me.
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Cathy W said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/14466533359095810
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Your newest follower.
sonflower277(at)gmail(dot)com

Benita said...

I'm a follower and an email subscriber. Happy holidays!

Benita said...

So sorry. I forgot to include my email addy.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carman said...

Please enter me! I would love to read this book. So cool to learn about the Twelve Days of Christmas song. It is one of my favorites. :) (Especially the Muppets version.) LOL

booklovercb[at]yahoo[dot]com

I am a follower.
I posted about this giveaway on my Christian Book Giveaways blog. (You sent it in though, so I don't know if it counts.) ;)

Btw, I think the dates might be wrong. You said it ends December 12th, but today is the 13th. I might just be not getting something, but I wanted to mention it just in case. :)

apple blossom said...

my daughter would love it if I won this book. please enter me thanks.

I'm follower/subscriber

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Kait said...

Carman: Oh my, that was an accident! We just realized that fault when you mentioned it. Thank you!
Also, your entry through a blog post would count but we were unable to locate the post. ??

Thank you!

- Kait

Katy M said...

Thanks to everyone who entered!! This giveaway is now closed - stop by Book Ponderings the day after Christmas (the 26th) to discover who the winners are! :-)

- Katy

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