Thursday, November 4, 2010

Winners of the Dia de los Muertos Blog Hop!!!

Hello friends!! I am soooo happy with the feedback we got from this blog hop!!! I loved reading how much many of you enjoyed learning something new! 

In the spirit of it all... I am hosting another blog hop with a cultural twist. I am not set on the name but it will be celebrating El Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos. 

Here is a little something about this celebration:

El Dia de los Tres Reyes - 

Three Kings Day The twelve days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day, December 25th and end on the Twelfth Night, January 5th . On January 6th, traditionally the last day of the Christmas season, is when we celebrate Three Kings Day. In Mexico, Spain and other Latin countries it is when children receive the majority of their gifts from the Three Kings rather than from Santa Claus at Christmas. 
Before going to bed the children place their old shoes or a box filled with grass or hay under their bed for the camels with a wish list on top for the Three Kings. In the morning the shoes or box is filled with toys & gifts from the Three Kings. More Info

Another tradition:

Rosca de Reyes - Three Kings Bread
The Rosca de Reyes is a ring-shaped bread with a small doll baked inside which represents the baby Jesus. According to tradition whoever finds the figure in their slice of sweet bread must give a party on February 2nd, Candlemas Day or Dia de la Candelaria, offering tamales and atole (a hot, sweet drink thickened with corn flour)or Mexican hot chocolate to their guests. 

Well, I am really excited!! mark your calendars!! 

Now, onto the winners!!!

Winner of the grand giveaway:

ScrapinShana said...

I just finished the hop and all I can say is WOW! What wonderful, beautfiul, inspiring creations that all of you made! I really enjoyed learning more about this celebration that I really didn't know alot about. I appreciate the ladies who shared personal stories about their families as if we were really "friends"! What a great way to start the day. I will share this with my kids, I love learning new things about other cultures! Thank you so much, this has to be one of my favorite hops ever! =)

Winner of Market Street Stamps, BFFs:

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Abby~
First off, my hubby is Spanish,& I love hearing all the stories & tells of how their family has done "Dia de los Muertos" (thinking that's Day of the dead).. I love the LO of your Grandpa, & the mayo jar, what a great memory! my pa's was butter! Anyways, I love your blog, and am already a follower. OH, and yes Minnie is too cute! TFS and a chance to win some yummy candy! Bonnie

Winner of the Frida Print by Flor Larios:

KARLA UREA said...

Wao I love all the cards and the Lo!!! But my favorite one is the Frida!!!
Thanks again for the invitation to be part of this hop blog, love
Karla U

AND the winner of the Martha Stewart Circle maker is:
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Dina said...

Hi Abby! I just got a note on my blog from a fellow crafter asking for my help in sending a 3yr. old little boy with a brain tumor some cards. As I am new to blogging I did not know where to post this,and I wanted to help on her behalf! Please go to my blog to veiw her note and get the info. Maybe together we can make a little boy smile! Thank you Dind

Celeste B. said...

Thanks so much Abby!!! This hop was a blast - I learned so much!!! Congrats to the winners! Thanks again for allowing me to join! :)

DonnaMundinger said...

A big congrats to the winners! This hop was a fabulous experience! Thanks sooo much for including me! xxD

Tabitha said...

Congrats to the winners.

KARLA UREA said...

Abby wao I won and I’m so happy I realy love Frida K, she was out of this world and her art, was divine!!! Yupiii!!! Thanks again Ladies you girls rock!!! Love Karla Urea

ScrapinShana said...

Can't believe I won! Thanks go out to you and the other ladies for such a fabulous hop! I look forward to seeing what you create and learning about The Three Kings Holiday! I have a co-worker who celebrates this...maybe I could create something for her! =)Can't wait!

Dalis (stampergirl) said...

I would love to hop in the Dia de Reyes, we still celebrate it here w/ our daughter. And yes, for us in puerto rico it still is a BIG thing!

-- dalis

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