Amish Spotlight: Amish Christmas Facts & Amish Gift Giveaway

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.

My cat Reepicheep under the Christmas tree

My cat Reepicheep under the Christmas tree

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.

Extra entries!

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

  1. I have already “liked” your Author page! Would love to win this beautiful Amish gift!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. I have liked both of your FB pages and also the book on 🙂 Would love to win… it’d be a great Christmas present for me! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  5. 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


    Cathy Weber

  6. I liked your book on Amazon. Already a “liker” on FB.
    Thanks for the insight into an Amish Christmas.


  7. 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.

  8. I liked your author page & liked the new book on Amazon. I just finished Plain Death & loved it! I liked it on Amazon also. 🙂

  9. 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!

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