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2018 Cash For Christmas Giveaway! + Christmas Treeditions

2018 Cash For Christmas Giveaway! + Christmas Treeditions November 9, 2017Leave a comment

Hi, I’m Kari, creator of Keep it Simple, DIY. I’m a lifestyle blogger with an MBA who blogs about finance, Home & DIY, blogging, and more. My main motto is that if you just try, you will succeed. The key is to Keep it Simple.

Today is a very special blog post.  This is the CASH FOR CHRISTMAS giveaway!  More information on the giveaway can be found below.

But first, let me tell you about my Christmas Treeditions!  Yes, you read that right.  My Tree-traditions.

When I Put Up the Tree/s

Putting up the Christmas tree is a great way to get in the the Holiday Spirit!  I have always put up the Christmas tree during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Sometimes, even on Thanksgiving day.  It is such a great way to use those days to be thankful for your family and to spend quality time with them.  Since everyone is for the most part already off from work, these days make the perfect time for my family to put up the tree.


This part of my Christmas Tree experience is completely different every year.  Growing up, we had some homemade ornaments and some store bought ornaments.  Since being an adult, I usually just go with something trendy.  Either way, this is where a little big of creativity gets to come out.

Not only do we decorate the tree at this time, but the whole house and the lights outside.  I even put lights outside and a small tree up when I was living in an apartments at Christmas time.  Now that was a bit different because not many people had Christmas lights on their balcony’s.  It just makes the time feel even more happy to me though.


Did you notice I put an ‘s’ after tree?  Yes, I often put up more than one tree.  Growing up, we always had our main tree and then I liked to put my little tree in our loft.  I kept that tradition going when I bought my first house.  Year two in my first house was my first year with cats though and both trees ended up on the floor.  I have since figured out a way to keep the trees upright!  (We just bought a different type of tree).

Now that we are in the new house, we were trying to find the best place for the big tree.  We of course want to see the tree all the time so the family room made the perfect location.  But, we have a window in the office at the front of the house too.  And I love when we drive around looking at everyone’s Christmas lights and they have their tree lit in their front window.  So, this year, we are putting a big tree up there too!

When I Take Down the Tree

I am definitely someone who likes change and likes everything new, clean, and fresh.  So of course, I take the decorations down as soon as Christmas is over that way I can bring in the new year with a clean slate.

What are some of your treeditions?

On to the Giveaway!

Are you getting geared up for the shopping season? Do you need extra cash for Christmas?? Don’t we all!

Enter for your chance to win $300 in gift cards from Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Kohls. There will be 5 winners in all!

We are so excited to be giving away $310 in cash prizes for you to use starting this Thanksgiving weekend.

Here are the prizes:

1 – $100 Amazon Gift Card
1 – $75 Target Gift Card
2 – $50 Walmart Gift Card
1 – $25 Kohls Gift Card
And a $20 Starbucks gift card as an extra bonus winner!!

There will be 6 winners in this giveaway. Each winner will receive a gift card code to use on the online store or in the actual store.

Now its time to meet our wonderful co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.

Cash for Christmas hosts

Starting at the top row we have:

Sinea Pies – Ducks ‘n a Row, Susan Renker – Culinary Envy, Linda Cassidy – A Labour of Life, Sarah Louderback – Devastate Boredom, Melissa Russo – The Farm Girl Gabs, Monica Geglio – Mommy & Love, Tammy Doiel – Creative K Kids, Kim Purvis – Made in a Day, Meredith Spidel – The Mom of the Year, Audrey Humaciu – That Recipe, Michelle James – Our Crafty Mom, Christine Luken – Your Strong Tower, Kari Carter (Jonard) – Keep it Simple, DIY, Trish Sutton – By Trish Sutton, Marie Dabbs – The Inspiration Vault, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh – Backyard Patch Herbal Blog, Carrie Albrecht – Curly Crafty Mom, Whitney Johnson – Beauty, Baby, and a Budget, Lauren Becker – Shooting Stars Mag, Lauren Kim – Mom Home Guide, Leslie Clingan – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After, Carol Bray – The Red Painted Cottage, Emily Fish – Domestic Deadline, Kenyatta Harris – My Design Rules, Dana Lardner – Goods Giving Back & How In The World, Habiba Elkaihel – Craftify My Love, Tammy Adams – My Life Abundant, Pam Lamore – P.S. I Love You Crafts, Erlene Amat – My Pinterventures

Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful ladies and their blogs.

The giveaway will end midnight on Wednesday, November 22nd, the night before Thanksgiving. You will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming the prize. If you respond right away, we will get you the gift card code promptly so that you can shop with it on Black Friday! If we don’t hear in 48 hours, we will choose another winner.

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Hi, I’m Kari, creator of Keep it Simple, DIY. I’m a lifestyle blogger with an MBA who blogs about finance, Home & DIY, blogging, and more. My main motto is that if you just try, you will succeed. The key is to Keep it Simple.

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