Christmas Is Coming … Bid for Charity

Private Dinner With Christopher Radko

It’s an ornament collector’s dream … a private one-on-one dinner and conversation with Christopher Radko. Although he is no longer personally involved in ornament design and manufacture, Radko is largely responsible for the resurgence of the glass ornament industry.

Christopher will host one lucky bidder to dinner at Scarletta’s in New York City.  In addition to dinner and conversation, the charity auction package includes a Radko signed ornament and a signed copy of his book, The Heart of Christmas. The auction proceeds are designated to Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian medical organization working in nearly 70 countries, including the United States. Christopher Radko Image
Radko Book - Heart of Christmas

Here’s your rare opportunity — holiday lifestyle expert Christopher Radko’s undivided attention!  Get personal decorating advice, the story behind your favorite Radko ornament designs — and it’s for charity!

The auction package is valued at $1000.  Bidding ends Monday, December 19, 2011 at 2:00:00 PM EST.  To place your bid, visit

For further information:

Charity Buzz

Doctors Without Borders

Debuting Debbee Thibault Spring 2011

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Angel of Precious Gifts

$275; 5.75″ high

Milkshake Bunny

$159; 8.25″ high

Charming Lil Bunnies

$118; 3″ wide, 1.5″ high

At American’s Mart, Debbee Thibault debuted a great selection of spring and summer designs, each limited to 300 pieces or less. There are great spring designs and oh, those cute little bunnies!

I’m a huge patriotic collector so expect to see many of Debbee’s newest Fourth of July designs to be featured in the summer issue of Celebrate365.

To purchase any of these whimsical spring styles, visit Kitty’s Ltd. Kitty is a Celebrate365 advertiser and has the largest selection on the web. If you want it, Kitty will definitely try to make your wish come true!

Debbee Thibault signed postcard While at AtlantasMart, I always try to come home with some little goodies to offer to readers. Here’s the first one for 2011!

Debbee Thibault offered this personally signed Pitiful Pearl figure all dressed in her Easter finery.

To enter the drawing, please leave a comment on this blog or on Facebook, Twitter or Creating the Hive. In fact, you may leave one on each site everyday throug Friday, February 4, 2011. The winner will be drawn at 10 PM EST.

Farewell to Halloween Winners!

Celebrate365 Halloween
Wow! Fantastic participation here on the blog, on Facebook and at the Hive.

Without further ado, here are the lucky winners and their prizes.

If your name was drawn, please use the contact form above to provide your mailing address and I’ll send off your Halloween goodie!

A huge thank you to the artists and designers who donated this wide array of prizes.


1Lisa Haxmeier

Lori R

2Bruce Elsass Signed Plaque

Candi A

3 Bruce Elsass, Celebrate365

Melissa V

Original Spider Ornament,
Lisa Haxmeier
Signed Plaque,
Bruce Elsass
Signed Celebrate365, Fall 2005 featuring Bruce Elsass
4Dee Foust Pin

Kim M

5Bethany Lowe Pin

Joanne H

6Teena Flanner Pin

Sheryl P

Signed Pin, Dee Foust for Bethany Lowe Signed Pin, Bethany Lowe Signed Pin, Teena Flanner for Bethany Lowe
7Vergie Lightfoot Pin

Audrey M

8Bethany Lowe Tote

Angel C

9Debra Schoch Pumpkin

Lori R

Signed Pin, Vergie Lightfoot for Bethany Lowe Zippered Tote,
Bethany Lowe
Original Ornament,
Debra Schoch
10Willow Springs Farm Bracelet

Theresa W

11Willow Springs Farm Bracelet

Caroline J

12Celebrate365 Halloween 2010

Becca B

Stretch Bracelet 1,
Willow Springs
Family Farm
Stretch Bracelet 2,
Willow Springs
Family Farm
Signed Celebrate365, Halloween 2010
13Susan Vanderhoek

Flora T

14Stephanie Baker Pumpkin Men

Sylvia S

15Cathy Nash Ornament

Holly M

Pumpkin Bat Ornament
Susan Vanderhoek
Chenille ornaments,
Stephanie Baker
Shadowbox Ornament
Cathy Nash
16Kris Hurst Ornaments

Joyce P

17Kris Hurst Ornament

Wendy R

18Kris Hurst Ornament

Lori R

Ornament Set
Kris Hurst
Witch Ornament
Kris Hurst
Witch Bingo
Kris Hurst
19Kris Hurst Ornaments

Laurie H

20Kris Hurst Ornament

Hugh L

21Kris Hurst Ornaments

Kelli Lusk

Witch Card Ornaments, Kris Hurst Top Hat Ornament, Kris Hurst Ornament Set
Kris Hurst

Jump Start Your Christmas Tree!

Christopher Radko Prize
To mark the celebration of the company’s 25th Anniversary, Christopher Radko will be holding a contest for the best Christmas tree in town!

Please submit photographs of your Christopher Radko® decorated tree along with a paragraph on what Christopher Radko and the holidays mean to you. The winner will be selected by the Christopher Radko Artists and will receive a free 25th Anniversary Oversized Sculpture. This statue depicts “Celebrating Santa” with a beautiful bag of gifts and the 25th Anniversary Star. It stands a whopping 54 inches tall and retails at $1,500.

Second place will receive 1 Santa each of our 25th Anniversary Santa Collection. Third place will receive our 25th Anniversary ornament, “Celebrating Santa.”

So start decorating early this year as images need to be sent by December 15th!

Please see for more details. Send no more than 4 low resolution JPEG images to

Farewell to Halloween Give-Away

Do You Etsy?

My online life changed when a Celebrate365 subscriber in Houston suggested that I visit Etsy. She advised that I would find a variety of up and coming artists there. She was right! Many well-known folk artists still maintain shops there.

I love Etsy because it’s often a platform for new artists to lauch their lines and refine their ideas and designs. It can take a lot of browsing time, but it’s fun to "discover" talented artists who are just starting out.

Like what you see here? Take a look at their Etsy shops for a wider selection. Then, don’t forget to visit our Farewell to Halloween Give Away! The items pictured below are part of the festivities. You only have to leave a comment to participate. That’s easy!

Lisa Haxmeier Stephanie Baker Pumpkin Men Kris Hurst Ornament
Spider Ornament,
Lisa Haxmeier
Chenille ornaments,
Stephanie Baker
Top Hat Ornament,
Kris Hurst

Here’s how to enter to win.

Each day, check for a new post at:
the Hive

Leave a comment and you will be entered to win. Limit ONE comment per site per day. That gives you four entries each day!

Not enough chances to win? How about this?

Make a purchase from the Celebrate365 store during the contest and earn one (1) entry for each $5 that you spend!

AND, all entry oppotunites automatically DOUBLE if you are a Celebrate365 magazine subscriber!

The give-away will run from Monday, November 1 through 11:PM Eastern time on Monday, November 8.

Winners will be drawn on Tuesday, November 9 by random drawing for prizes 1 – 21.

Have fun and comment away!