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Win….Christmas Advent Package!

Please note this giveaway is now closed for entries. Congratulations to our winners Hilary & Deirdre! Watch this space for more giveaways!

We are often asked why we start selling our Christmas panels in August and the reason is…. they are a hand made product which our customers like to start making as soon as possible in order to ensure they are ready by the 1st December!

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Hand made advent panels are a wonderful alternative to throwaway calendars and will be treasured year after year. They are so much more personal and each pocket can be filled with a surprise, providing the recipient with a unique and exciting experience!

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C & H stock a wonderful range of advent and stocking panels with a design for everyone, from traditional and novelty prints to Scandi and more modern patterns.

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Traditional Advent Package
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Novelty Advent Package

This week, for our very first giveaway, we are giving you a chance to win one of two advent packages, complete with a panel, wadding, backing fabric, co-ordinating thread and binding (worth over £20 each)! To enter, just use the comments box below to tell us about any hand made Christmas gifts you have created and let us know if you would prefer the traditional or novelty design!

The competition closes at midnight on 19th September and winners will be notified the on the 21st September. Only one entry per person and winners will be picked at random. Please note this giveaway is open to UK entrants only.

61 thoughts on “Win….Christmas Advent Package!

    1. Hi Claire, Thanks for your comment, these sound lovely – if you could let me know which of the advent panel packages you would prefer (traditional or novelty), I will enter you in to the competition. Thanks, Sarah

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    2. I have knitted Father Christmases, made stockings, xmas cushion covers & bunting, advent calendars, christmas tree deorations, cross stitch cards & bookmarks & sacks to put presents in.Oh, & I nearly forgot, embarrassing christmas jumpers for the family! This year I will make more Father Christmases, presents – not sure what as yet – & hopefully more advent calendars! I prefer the traditional designs.

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  1. I have been making personalised Christmas stockings (Christmas motive and name on one side and strip patchwork on the other) for 30 years now. Its wonderful when the children of those I made stockings for all those years ago ask me to make them for their children!

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    1. Hi Sandra, Thanks for your comment, how wonderful! If you could let me know which of the advent packages you would prefer (traditional or novelty), I will enter you into the competition. Thanks, Sarah

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  2. Last year I collected old jars and filled them with fake snow and little Christmas trees, Christmas carol sheets, everyone was slightly different, even put Santa in one! I then decorated the outside and put a tea light in the painted lid, they went down a treat.

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    1. Hi Karen, Thanks for your comment – these sound lovely and what a great way to recycle old jars! If you could let me know which advent package you would prefer (traditional or novelty), I will enter you into the competition. Thanks, Sarah

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  3. I make cards but also knit tree decorations such as stockings puddings reindeers candy canes and baubles. I would like the novelty option if I win.

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  4. I made my husband a Christmas stocking and as usual always making to Instagram minute or in this case eve He calls me last minute dot com Its nice to stay traditional in design

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  5. I made each of my granddaughters (who are now 9 and 10) a 4ft snowman from scratch when they were 1yrs old. They still hang their snowmen up each year and I think I get as much pleasure from seeing the excitement each day brings as they do! Such simple home made goods are still the best!

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    1. Hi Dilys, Thanks for your comment – what a wonderful story! If you could let me know which of our packages you would prefer (traditional or novelty), I’ll enter your name into the competition. Thanks, Sarah

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  6. Hi, I have made stocking and table covers for Christmas and I am definitely a traditionalist. I also make lots of sweets and Christmas biscuits.

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    1. Hi Jean, Thanks for your comment – the traditional Christmas gifts and decorations never go out of style and who doesn’t like sweets and biscuits! Thanks for entering and good luck!

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  7. I have never made an advent calendar but what a wonderful idea. I have knitted socks for the adult family and put a small bottles of alcohol. I have also embroidered Christmas cards. It I was to win I would like the traditional pack. Thanks

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  8. Last year I knitted tea cosies for two people and the year before I made a chicken doorstop for a friend.
    Traditional one please.

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  9. I’ve made a few different Christmas decorations but the most challenging was our drawstring bag advent calendar. After 24 bags all with appliqué numbers, I never wanted to see another again! It is lovely to have something unique and handmade at Christmas. I love the look of the stocking panel, the kids would love it too!

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    1. Hi Debbie, Thanks for your comment – the drawstring bag advent sounds amazing and definitely challenging! The stocking panels are not included as prizes, but if you could let me know if you would prefer the traditional or novelty advent package, I’ll enter your name into the competition. Thanks, Sarah

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  10. I have only started sewing in the last few years and I loved making my children chirstmas Pjs and advent bunting! Im already planning their stocking for this year. I love the scandi fabric or the novelty.

    Thanks

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  11. I’ve knitted tree decorations in the past and always make my own christmas crackers, a great way to give everyone an extra little pressie rather than add more plastic to landfill! I’ve just started sewing so would love to win the traditional advent package. Many thanks for the chance to win x

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  12. I’ve been making Xmas decorations for my grandchildren ‘s Xmas trees. Gingerbread men, squirrels, owls and many more, all sewn by hand. Such fun.

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    1. Hi Maureen, Thanks for your comment. The decorations sound lovely and must take some time to make by hand! If you could let me know which of our advent packages you would prefer (traditional or novelty), I’ll enter you in to the competition. Thanks, Sarah

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  13. My Mother had a hand made Snowman, which she filled with her own little gifts for the children every year. It was always opened on Christmas day tea time after all the excitement of the rest of the day. Mum and I used to shop all year round, buying up little gifts to go inside that were personal to each child. They are all adults themselves now, and Mum is no longer with us, but if you ask them what they remember most about Christmas when they were young, they all say Nanny’s home made Snowman !
    Unfortunately, Mr Snowman is now no longer with us either, as he fell apart with use over the years, and as he had to be kept in the loft, he became quite scruffy, but he was so loved by us all.
    I have made personalised Christmas sacks for my Grandchildren, but love the idea of a hand made Advent Calendar.
    I particularly like the Scandinavian design one, and it would be a challenge to find gifts small enough to fit inside, but will it be as exciting as Mr Snowman? Well, I would have to make sure it was a very good replacement.
    I guess it’s too early to wish everyone a Happy Christmas?

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    1. Hi June, Thanks for your comment – what a wonderful story and it really shows how much hand made items are treasured! The Scandi design is not available as a prize, but if you could let me know if you would prefer the traditional or novelty design, I’ll enter you in to the competition. Thanks, Sarah

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  14. I love making things leading up to christmas. I have been knitting Father Christmas’s for years. I am due to start a few more at the weekend. I have sewed christmas decorations, bunting, christmas cushion covers, cross stitch cards, cross stitch nativity picture, & bookmarks, advent calendars & stockings. This year I thought I would make a fabric wreath & hopefully more advent calendars. Oh & I nearly forgot….my family all have embarrassing knitted christmas jumpers!

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    1. Hi Carole, Thanks for your comment – it sounds like you are very busy at Christmas and it’s good to start early when you are hand making! If you could let me know whether you would prefer the traditional or novelty design, I will enter your name in to the competition. Thanks, Sarah

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  15. What an interesting read. My first thought was off the very large machine knitted stocking that I made for my daughter she was little and then I remembered the traditional Christmas decoupage picture that used to go up every December. It was only reading everyone else that I remember all the handmade cards, the holly wreath, the knitted crackers(?) but I think my most unusual was a straight branch which my husband cemented into a flower pot with an oasis ball on top. This came out of the shed every year for me to turn into a holly tree for the porch. Definitely traditional Christmases for me.

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  16. Being a traditionalist, I have knitted over 15 Jean Greenhow Nativity scenes over the last 15 years and have also designed and sewed a beautiful patchwork Christmas tree skirt – it has never been completed as it looks better as a throw and we have a smaller tree now! I have also made padded placemats and tree decorations. Before the postage costs went up, my friend and I made padded Christmas cards each year. I love Christmas!

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  17. I have been knitting, sewing and making handmade crafts for years, but my favourite time of the year is definitely Christmas to make handmade gifts, I would love the traditional please. Thankyou for a great competition x

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  18. Hello I love the different designs you sell. I have sewn 2 stocking advent calendars as well as one of the hanging ones with the pockets. I love sewing and knitting.

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    1. Hi Bronwyn, Thanks for your comment – I think our buyer has great fun choosing the new designs each year so we are glad you like them! If you could let me know whether you would prefer the traditional or novelty package, I will enter your name in to the competition. Thanks, Sarah.

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  19. I love these Advent Calendars and have made 3 over the past couple of years for my grandchildren and friends children. I would love the opportunity to do another one. I have done traditional ones before so if I was lucky enough I would like a novelty one to do.

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  20. Hi, I’ve only been knitting for a few years- I started during university to help me sit still long enough to do all my reading! But my family have already received hats, fingerless mittens, scarves and this summer I’ve been trying to master socks- very tricky! My sister is the sewing bee so I’d love to win a modern panel for her. Thanks!

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  21. Hi,
    Having a small granddaughter has made me re-discover crafts and at Christmas, I love
    getting into all manner of ‘makes’.

    Please may I go for the novelty one.

    Thank you

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    1. Hi Pat, Thanks for your comment. It’s lovely to make things for little ones – I try and give at least one hand made gift to my daughter every year! Thanks for entering and good luck!

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  22. My favourite make for the tree have been little fabric stockings some made of hessian on which I embroidered Christmas motifs. I then hang up with a few chocolate coins in. I would love the traditional advent calendar if lucky enough to win the draw.

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