Hello friends! Happy December 1st! To celebrate the first day of the merriest month of the year I have a fantastic giveaway for you!
If you’ve not yet been introduced to Michele at Frugal Granola, then you are missing out! Frugal Granola is a fantastic blog with tons of great insights into natural and sustainable living, with real, whole foods. Michele’s latest ebook is called A Natural Noel, and thanks to Michele’s awesome generosity, five redandhoney readers each have the opportunity to win a copy!
I had never known anything about the 12 Days of Christmas until I read Michele’s book and learned all about the Christian meaning behind it. I love her fun and family-oriented ways to celebrate this time of year. Starting with Advent, culminating in Christmas Day, continuing on with the 12 Days of Christmas, and ending with Epiphany – there is more than an entire month, rich with meaning beyond the celebrations on December 25th! What a beautiful way for a family to really emphasize Christ during this season!
From the book’s description:
Each year, as the glorious, abundant autumn draws to a close with a celebration of Thanksgiving, our family starts the journey toward Christmas. With the first Sunday of Advent, the season of anticipation begins… But what happens after December 25th? Even if we leave the decorations up, the carols playing, and the treats in the cookie jar, Christmas is done, right? But, no. Christmas has just begun! Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas, leading up to Epiphany (January 6th) is not a weird, religious obsession. It is a way to fully savor the joyous birth of Christ, and His many gifts!
This 33-page book is… A light-hearted look at the season, based on the popular historic song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” as we continue teaching and experiencing a faith-filled life as a family.
Each day contains a selection of activities, readings, and more to enrich your days, as you begin the new year, based on Deuteronomy 6:5, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (You don’t have to do them all! Choose a favorite.)
In addition to this fantastic and fun resource, Michele is also offering the same five winners a copy of her book Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing & Learning Guide. This little gem of a resource is packed with knowledgeable recipes on homemade herbal remedies for a wide variety of issues. You can even check out the table of contents and some sample pages here!
From the book’s description:
As a “friend along the journey,” this 44-page book walks you through preparing basic herbal remedies for you and your family, from childbirth to arthritis, and everything in between!
Naturally prepare for cold/flu season, PMS, headaches, sunburns, postpartum, tummy aches, rashes, and more with over 30 recipes, additional homeopathic suggestions, and healthy-living tips.
Simply prepare syrups, salves, poultices, teas, and more- along with your children.
Fun “Learning at Home Options” for various ages are included along with the recipes, to assist you in teaching through everyday moments. Discover math, history, science, Bible, and more with the suggested activities, as you pursue wellness as a family!
Easy “Urgent Care Options” provide suggestions for natural solutions “on-the-go” or when you don’t have the time or energy to prepare homemade remedies.
Five lucky winners will each receive a copy of BOTH ebooks! Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post, telling me your plans for Christmas.
2. Share the link to this giveaway post on Facebook and/or Twitter.
4. Subscribe to Red and Honey and Frugal Granola and leave a comment telling me you did so (or, if you are already a subscriber, tell me that!).
That’s it! Four ways to enter. Contest closes one week from today, when winners will be announced!