Happy Advent! Christmas is almost here, and if you’re like me, you’re excited. I have a three-year-old niece and a one-year-old nephew, and it’s so much fun to experience Christmas through the eyes of a child again. My niece especially is looking forward to opening her Christmas presents and has already tricked me into telling her what one of them is.
Christmas isn’t just for us English folks, and you may be wondering how the Amish celebrate Christmas.
Here are some quick facts about an Amish Christmas:
- The Amish don’t have Christmas trees, but they do decorate their homes with pine and greens from the garden.
- The Amish do exchange small gifts at Christmas. Many of these are handmade, but store bought gifts are becoming popular too.
- A favorite Amish Christmas treat is flavored popcorn.
- The day after Christmas, December 26th, is a holiday for Amish and is called “Second Christmas.”
- The one-room school house’s will traditionally have a Christmas program for the children’s parents.
- There is no Santa Claus in the Amish world. The focus of Christmas is on the birth of Christ.
May you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends! And now my gift to you…
To celebrate hitting 700 fans on my Facebook Page, I’m giving away an Amish Gift.
What you will win:
How to Enter:
1) If you aren’t one already, become a Facebook Fan of my Author Page and leave a comment here that you did.
With this contest you will have two more chances to enter, giving you THREE chances to win! You have the opportunity to enter two more times by doing the following. Be sure to leave a comment letting me know you did one or both of these.
1) Like my pen name Isabella Alan on Facebook
2) Like A Plain Scandal, the next book in the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series releasing 2/15/13, on Amazon
The winner will be randomly selected from those who entered. Contest ends Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 5pm (EDT). Winners will be announced here on my blog on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012.
Thank you again for following me on Facebook ! Good luck!
48 thoughts on “Amish Spotlight: Amish Christmas Facts & Amish Gift Giveaway”
I have like both Facebook pages. Thanks for the giveaway!
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I have already “liked” your Author page! Would love to win this beautiful Amish gift!
I “liked” your pen name Isabella Alan on FB!
I “liked” A Plain Scandal on Amazon!
I can’t wait until your book comes out! Thanks so much! Merry Christmas to and your Family!
I have liked your book on Amazon and already liked your pages on facebook. Love the little wall hanging and would sure love to win your giveaway. Thanks.
I liked your fan page Amanda. I also liked your pen name Isabella Alan.
Liked A Plain Scandal on Amazon.
Oh I would love to enter the contest…..I am a facebook fan of auhor page, like pen name Isabella Alan, and liked ‘Plain Scandal’ on Amazon….and I have shared on twitter and facebook too….Happy Holiday….and keep writing all the wonderful books that all your book fans just love.
Thank you for a lovely giveaway!
I’ve done all these things!! Yay!!!
I don’t have anything from the Ohio amish country in my home. Enter me, please.
A lovely giveaway — please accept my entry – thank you 🙂
Liked your pen name Isabella Alan on facebook for an extra entry.
Hi! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I like both of your Facebook pages and I liked the book on amazon. I created a new Christmas tradition when I moved to Rochester, NY. I take a drive to Batavia, NY and go to Oliver’s Candies and buy their ribbon candy. It’s exquisite!
I have done all of the above – can’t wait for your next book to come out!!!!! I liked it on Amazon!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win your wonderful prize package!!!!!!
I am a fan!
I would love to win
I liked both of your pages.Liked your book on amazon also. Now I would really like to win!!! Amanda thanks for the chance to win this it is beautiful. Blessings
I have liked both of your FB pages and also the book on Amazon.com. 🙂 Would love to win… it’d be a great Christmas present for me! Thanks for the giveaway!!
Love too win.
I like both of your pages and I follow your blogs and website. You know I’m a big fan!!
I have liked both pages on Facebook. I couldn’t find the like on amazon, not uncommon when on IPad. I would love to win the giveaway
I like both pages and like your amazon book and will be happy to post my review there when amazon is accepting them as I read your ARC of A Plain Scandal and it is on my blog! Love it!!! Rhonda
I “LIKED” both Facebook pages and right after I leave here I’m check out your book on Amazon. I hope you have a nice Christmas! 🙂
I liked your pen name page and went to amazon and like your book as well. Thanks for a chance to win Terri Clark Terrilea@yahoo.com
I liked your book on Amazon. Already a “liker” on FB.
Thanks for the insight into an Amish Christmas.
i liked your book on amazon. debbiemosley
I like your pen name!
i liked both facebook pages. thanks for the chance to win
I liked your pages..please enter me into the contest
I liked u on Facebook… Thank u for doing a great giveaway…Merry Christmas to U and Your family
I have liked both author pages. I liked the book on Amazon and put it on my wish list. Please enter me into the contest. Thanks.
i have liked you on face book and shared the link, cant find it on amazon, please enter me and hoping i win
I liked your author page & liked the new book on Amazon. I just finished Plain Death & loved it! I liked it on Amazon also. 🙂
I am liked your author page and your other page.I would love to win this.Also liked book on amazon..Thanks
I liked A Plain Scandal on Amazon and the already liked the author page on facebook. Thank you for the chance to win.
I would love the opportunity to enter your give away! I love Berlin Ohio I was there in Sept. I loved A Plain Death & can’t wait for A Plain Scandal! Thanks!
Have done all of the above. Thanks for a chance to win.
Liked your upcoming book on Amazon!
I’ve done all three requirements. Please enter me into hour contest.
Done on all three….Merry Christmas!!
would love to win done all three have a blessed christmas
Would love to win your Amish gift. I have done all three requests. Have a wonderful holiday.
i also have young children around at christmas. my 18mth grandson found his presant early though!
I liked your face book page :). I also just finished “A Plain Death”. Loved it!!!! Could not put it down !!!
I liked Isabella Alan on Facebook.
I liked “A Plain Scandal” on Amazon and also left a review on A Plain Death!