Appalachia Thankful November

Thankful November 2018 – Christmas Cards

Thankful-November 2018

During the month of November I host a variety of giveaways as a way of saying THANK YOU to Blind Pig and The Acorn readers. If you didn’t know it, you’re the best blog readers in the whole wide world!

Today’s giveaway is four hand made Christmas cards made by Blind Pig reader Allison Britt. To be entered simply leave a comment on this post. *Giveaway ends Monday November 26.

The winner of “Foxfire 2” is Betsy Longoria who said: “I collected some of the Foxfire books back in the seventies when I was in college. They disappeared somewhere between then and now. I appreciate my Appalachian roots even more now.”

Betsy please email me your mailing address at [email protected] and I’ll get the book to you!

Be on the lookout for more Thankful November giveaways.


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  • Reply
    Amanda Burts
    November 25, 2018 at 7:41 am

    The Christmas cards are beautiful. Time to start sending mine out!

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    Phyllis Schmitz
    November 24, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    The cards are lovely and I would be pleased to have them.
    Thank you for offering.

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    Brenda Moore
    November 24, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    I am so loving this website. To tell the truth, I’m not sure what I was looking for when I stumbled on it I’ve been sitting here for over an hour and a half doing nothing but reading and collecting a couple of recipes that brought back memories.

    I read somewhere years ago that the dialect used in Appalachia and some of the sayings originate from the Irish ancestors who settled in that area long ago. I have Irish in my ancestry and I’ve been told that my people migrated westward through Virginia / West Virginia over time.

    Such a neat site! Glad I stumbled on to it.

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    Carolyn & David Anderson
    November 24, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Thank you Tipper for all the good things you do for your readers. You make us feel good and we know it takes a lot of work on your part.

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    Diana Buettner
    November 24, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    *Giveaway ends Monday November 26.

    I would love to win the set of handmade cards and would display them in our living/dining room area with some of our other art and scenic photographs taken by my husband. I enjoy reading your posts first thing each morning and thank you for your generously giving readers a chance to win the set of lovely cards. Hope to run into you one of these days when we’re at Campbell!

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    Julie Schmidt
    November 24, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    So pretty!!! Thank you for the chance to win them.

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    November 24, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Hi Tipper, The cards are beautiful! My daughter used your sweet potato recipe sooo good! God Bless.Belva-Jean

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    November 24, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    The cards are beautiful. My wife paints when she can get time. Several years age she painted a cardinal and a friend took a photo of it and had cards made for her as a gift.

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    aw griff
    November 24, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Beautiful cards. I don’t remember ever winning anything in my life. Maybe this is my time???

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    November 24, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Oh, the cards are so beautiful! Such talent! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

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    November 24, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Those are lovely cards , special for anyone of all of us to ever receive, or give…. I was 10 years old when I saw the mountains for the first time and although it was my 10th birthday that August, and I received the neatest transistor radio with a itty bitty birthstone on it as a gift , even more than that was the beauty and the immensity of all that I saw and experienced there . Not wanting to leave, and coming home to Kentucky with it way down deep in my heart to stay . I didn’t see it again till I was grown and married . It was such a delight to see it again ,to reminisce ,revisiting the places we camped , swam, hiked, and savored. That’s why I am so thankful to come here, to listen ,and learn …in song, and shared stories, visiting the mountains and all that they are right here… from God who made them, to the ones who know them every day and hold things about them dear , just like the little bits that I do…. precious memories ,how they linger 🙂

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    November 24, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Such a wonderful time of the year to receive custom cards. I would love to have them, but probably wouldn’t mail them but display them in my home for my friends and family to enjoy. Thanks for this extra special give away!

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    November 24, 2018 at 9:36 am

    The cards are beautiful! Thanks for offering them to us!

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    November 24, 2018 at 8:40 am

    I would have a hard time mailing those beautiful cards to friends or family. They need to be framed and put on display at Christmastime.

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    Colleen Holmes
    November 24, 2018 at 7:59 am

    I love the Foxfire books. Have a few. Well, my grandson borrowed them. My husband and I do things the old way. We just did 10 gallons of sauetkraut. Will can it about March or April. Good day to everyone.

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    Miss Cindy
    November 24, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Those are lovely cards. Thanks Allison for offering them!

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    carol roy
    November 24, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Hi Tipper….love this blog learning as I read each post. Doing a fine job …tks.

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    Sheryl A Paul
    November 24, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Handmade cards are a passion of mine. I have little artistic talent but find much joy in the talent of othere

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