Appalachia Thankful November

Thankful November Continues with Christmas Cards


Blind Pig reader Allison Britt donated the four beautiful Christmas cards above for me to giveaway as part of my Thankful November. The cards are made from Allison’s original paintings. As you can see, she’s very talented!

To be entered in the card giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. *Giveaway ends Monday November 27.

The winner of Chitter’s handmade necklace is…Sheryl Paul who said: So talented. Love her work!

Today is Small Business Saturday. If you jump over to Chitter’s Stamey Creek Creations Etsy Shop and do some shopping you can get an extra 25% off all the items in her shop.


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    November 27, 2021 at 11:43 am

    These are beautiful! So many talented people in this world. And how very nice to share her talent by offering these cards to you for a give away. Reasons to be thankful!

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    November 29, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Beautiful art inspired by beautiful scenes filled with beautiful hearts.

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    Judy Lee Green
    November 26, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I am a long time note and letter writer though for many people, note writing has gone the way of the horse and buggy. These beautiful note cards would be a pleasure to send or receive.

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    Leon Estes
    November 26, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Yes, Allison’s cards are very pretty. I would be honored to receive only one. I am reminded of Christmases of my childhood. When I was just a sprout, Grandpa would sit me on his knee and sing songs to us.

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    Diane Waltet
    November 26, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I’m thankful for you, Tipper. Have been enjoying your blog. Thank you!
    Diane W

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    November 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Every year my Christmas letter ends with my wish for PEACE, both personal and world wide. The pictures on these cards speak PEACE to me.

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    Janet Smart
    November 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Those are beautiful, Allison. Thanks for donating them. I love homemade cards.

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    November 26, 2017 at 1:46 am

    I love the vintage scene on the cards…puts me in mind of a cold day..when sitting in a comfy chair and reading a good book…..looking out on a wintery day…thank you for your blog and always being a wonderful hostess….
    sending big ladybug hugs and love

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    Sue Crane
    November 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Such a talent. Beautiful cards. Where did November go????

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    November 25, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Miss Brit sure has a wonderful vision on Old Timey Christmas Cards. They’re all Beautiful! Some remind me of Home, years ago, when I was just a nubbin. Nice Post. …Ken

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    Sue Simmons
    November 25, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    The cards are gorgeous her talent comes from God, her subjects are her own ,and together her paintings are breathtaking beautiful.

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    betty stephenson
    November 25, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    beautiful cards cant believe another years goe past already

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    betty stephenson
    November 25, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    beautiful cards cant believe another years goe past already

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    betty stephenson
    November 25, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    beautiful cards cant believe another years goe past already

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    betty stephenson
    November 25, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    beautiful cards cant believe another years goe past already

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    November 25, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Yes, she surely is talented. She has a gift.

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    Lyette Morris
    November 25, 2017 at 11:45 am

    What beautiful cards! AMEN to the comments thusfar! We’re just my husband and me here in Cleveland, Georgia. And though we’re not able to travel anymore to be with family, it was a joyful and blessed Thankgiving! Our dear, long-time friend graces us with her presence each year. And thanks to modern day communication, my large family spread out from Florida, elsewhere in Georgia, Minnesota and Wisconsin shared the day long distance!

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    Ed Ammons
    November 25, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I ordered the Rose Quartz necklace mounted in silver the other day from Miss Chitter’s Etsy Shop. You had offered a 20% coupon on it but I chose not to use it. I figured since I’m buying it to help her out then taking the discount would be chincy.

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    November 25, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Congratulations to Sheryl upon winning the necklace! Thank you for the giveaways…so much fun!!

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    C. Ron Perry, Sr.
    November 25, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Beautiful cards. Would be great framed.

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    Sherry Whitaker
    November 25, 2017 at 11:01 am

    We had 17 at out Thanksgiving table this year. Two of our family were off deer hunting in W. Va. & one family had work issues, & we missed them, but we are so blessed with God’s love & mercy. Those cards are lovely so I would display them for all to enjoy!

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    Wanda Jenkins
    November 25, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Love the country look, reminds me of my home place in Tennessee.

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    November 25, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Wow, the cards are stunning. They deserve to be framed. Thank you both for your generous sharing spirit.
    Many blessing on your day!

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    Paula Rhodarmer
    November 25, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Tipper the cards are beautiful. I am thankful for so many things; my Savior, my family and church, friends, and last but not least – being born and living in beautiful Appalachia.

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    Brian P. Blake
    November 25, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Our lovely winter celebration of the birth of Jesus, The Christ Child, continues age-old pagan rites of rebirth, calling upon the sleeping Sun God to wake and return again. Yule-tide is an Anglicization of Nordic “iul,” the “wheel” of the year, which turns anew after the longest night on 21 December. In pre-Roman England, Druids blessed a great log and burned it for twelve days during the winter solstice; part was kept to rekindle the following year, a symbol of rebirth from ashes. Viking merrymakers defied the howling blizzards with a hearty Julfest, drinking toasts to life and health–-“Wassail!” in Anglo-Saxon, now called Old English–-and carving runes on the yule log to consume their cares in the dancing flames.
    Lo, now is come the joyful’st feast!
    Let every man be jolly,
    Eache room with yvie leaves is drest,
    And every post with holly.
    Now all our neighbors’ chimneys smoke,
    And all their spits are turning.
    Their ovens they with bak’t meats choke
    And Christmas blocks are burning;
    Without the door let sorrow lie,
    And if, for cold, it hap to die,
    We’ll bury’t in a Christmas pie,
    And evermore be merry!

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    November 25, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I really enjoy original cards, especially at Christmas time. They are so pretty! Would love to send them to special friends.

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    Ron Stephens
    November 25, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Allison’s cards are like your posts – a visit to the home of one’s heart.
    The blue one reminds me of the scene from the Look Rock Tower webcam recently. I checked it just at 8AM. The foreground was solid black, the first middleground ridge was midnight blue and the next one was navy blue. Over beyond Cades Cove the next range was sapphire blue. And finally the highest peaks were bluebird blue. All along the horizon was an orange blush to set it all off. I was wishing I knew how to capture the picture.
    Came through Oconnaluftee yesterday and saw 9 elk and 9 turkeys. No snow on top but some icicles.

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    November 25, 2017 at 8:49 am

    It would be hard to decide who would be the recipient of those beautiful cards. So if I win, maybe I will frame them to display every Christmas.

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    Barbara Gantt
    November 25, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Those cards are beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving . We had 11 at our house. Small group for us but we had a beautiful day.

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    November 25, 2017 at 8:02 am

    They are beautiful!! Reminds me of a John Denver song!!

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    Richard Beauchamp
    November 25, 2017 at 8:01 am

    A very talented lady ! I like her choice of subjects !

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    Miss Cindy
    November 25, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Thanks for the reminder, Tip, we do have a lot to be thankful for…even washing machines that quit and brothers that don’t, and families that come together for a quiet Thanksgiving celebration!

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