6th Day of Christmas Giveaway with Samantha Reed

We are halfway through our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

You may comment on each day’s post to be put in the drawing for that particular prize.

Then, one gal who comments on all 12 posts will win the grand prize. (You can scroll down below to day one to see it.)

You may comment on any post until midnight EST, Sunday December 11th.

All winners announced Monday, December 12th.

Today we have a gal who keeps our Proverbs 31 office running smoothly. Samantha Reed!

Samantha listens to Christmas music year round and could meander Christmas tree farms for hours. She wishes you a very Merry Christmas and hopes you’ll join her as she spreads cheer year round at www.samanthareed.org.

Her post:

The nine foot wonder scooped up our attention. Such a thing of beauty with a price tag double our budget. As we meandered passed by this gorgeous tree, we couldn’t help overhear their conversation.

“I want the tallest, largest tree!” In case her husband didn’t hear, she raised her voice a few decibels each time she reiterated her desire. Her kids joined in; their petitions echoed across the tree lot. “We want the biggest tree! We want the biggest tree!”

Of course they wanted that magnificent tree. It was glorious; perfectly round with no missing limbs. I could all but see her visions of it illuminating her home, dazzling from floor to ceiling.

But that tree was meant to nestle in another home.

Our family has chosen our Christmas tree from the same lot for over a decade. The sweet fellas who own it graciously do all the work. After showing them the meager tree we’d picked out, they cut and loaded it on top our car.

Not until the tree was secure in its stand and upright in our living room did it dawn on us: the grand tree had made its way home with us!

We oohed and aahed and clapped and cheered! Who would have guessed a simple mix-up and three extra feet of a Fraser fir could bring so much delight?

That tree filled our home with glowing delight for one month. But the joy of unexpectedly receiving something lovely and desired has lived in our memories.

We re-tell this story each year. It was a small treat in the grand scheme of things, but a sweet treat nonetheless. I pray this season holds several unexpected, grace-filled surprises for you too.

Her prize:

Samantha is so happy to gift this homemade wreath.

And guess what it is made from?

Coffee filters!!

She’ll purchase a ribbon of your color choice to hang it from.

To enter to win this creative, handmade wreath, leave us a comment answering this:

What is hanging on your front door?

I have a handmade colonial swag with a pineapple, oranges, apples, lemons and limes that my daughter and I made in 1996. First time I let her use a glue gun. :-)

And you?

If you are in a hurry (headed out to buy a wreath, perhaps?) just say, “Deck the halls!”

See you tomorrow!


  1. We have a beautiful, fresh wreath hanging over our door. It has a big red ribbon on it and my husband added white lights. He LOVES Christmas lights!

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