Christmas in July Giveaway with Zazzle

***** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED *****

 

Hey, all! Cookie Connection is partnering with Zazzle this week on a terrific giveaway surrounding their blow-out Christmas in July sale that's running from today, July 21, through July 25, 2014.

 

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If you didn't know, Zazzle will personalize just about any product for you: aprons, labels (perfect for cookie packaging), cookie jars . . . heck, even cake pans (which can easily double as cool cookie boxes)! During this week's sale, you can receive hefty discounts on these items, and many more!

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And that's not all! If you enter this giveaway, you'll be in the running for a $75 gift certificate, which can be applied to any purchase on Zazzle. (The certificate is valid for both US- and non-US-based customers, with no expiration date).

 

You don't even have to make cookies to join the fun!

 

How To Enter

 

Simply do the following before 11 pm central, July 25:

  • REQUIRED: Tell me (in the comments area below) what's the best Christmas cookie design you've ever made. 
  • OPTIONAL: Copy the following text (in hot pink) and tweet it by clicking on the blue Twitter bird icon at the end of this post: #Zazzle Christmas in July giveaway on @JuliaMUsher 's #Cookie Connection: http://tinyurl.com/nf6e3kp 

Other Giveaway Details

  • Only one comment per person is permitted. Duplicates will be deleted.
  • Remember, you must be a Cookie Connection member to comment on this site. To join, just click on "Join Community" in the upper left of our home page and follow the sign-up prompts.
  • The winner will be determined by random number generator at the close of the giveaway. The person whose comment position matches the number drawn by the random number generator will win!
  • The winner will be announced on this site and also contacted directly via email shortly after the close of the giveaway.

I think I've covered the basics! If you don't want to try your luck in the giveaway, you can still take advantage of great savings on Zazzle through July 25! Shop now! And/or best of luck!

 

***** GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT *****

 

First . . . I wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading about everyone's favorite Christmas cookie designs - and even seeing a few, thanks to those who uploaded their work! My personal favorite may very well be the ones I'm working on now (3-D ornaments with windows and other tiny cookies in them), but, honestly, it's a little too soon to tell. I'll know more in a few days when they're done! Hopefully, they'll cooperate.

 

Thanks to everyone for participating in this giveaway, and especially to Zazzle for sponsoring it.

 

And now, for the winner!

 

We had 54 entries at the time of contest close, and I drew the following random number:

 

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This means that comment #33 by Lorraine is our winning entry: 

 

Lorraine

 

Congrats, Lorraine! I'll be emailing you shortly with information about how to redeem your $75 gift certificate from Zazzle. Woo hoo!

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Thanks for the blog, your videos, and all your information sharing!

 

I'm pretty new to cookie decorating, so my favorite so far is snowflakes with royal icing and clear sanding sugar on them to give some sparkle. I used just a drop of blue in the white icing to make it slightly icy-looking. 

 

I've got your post set to tweet on a schedule when the most people will see it tomorrow. 

 

I'm just wondering since it's Christmas in July, how long can you bake, decorate, and store cookies before you sell/serve them?

 

Thanks again!

 

[EDITOR'S NOTE: I'M ANSWERING IN YOUR POST SO I DON'T GET ENTERED INTO THE GIVEAWAY! I LIKE TO BAKE MY COOKIES "TO ORDER" FOR MAXIMUM FRESHNESS, SO I TYPICALLY DO ALL OF THE BAKING IN ONE DAY, TOPCOATS THE NEXT, DETAILS THE NEXT IF THE TOPCOATS NEED TO DRY FIRST; THEN SERVE. SO TWO TO THREE DAYS IN PROCESS DEPENDING ON THE DESIGN AND QUANTITY.  ~JMU P.S. WELCOME TO THE SITE AND HAVE FUN!]

The only Christmas cookies I did were last year's... And they were my very first decorated cookies. So not very particular designs... I just replicate other's cookies from the internet! But I was pretty happy the way my white-on-white snowflakes came out! Thanks for this giveaway... So many things I could buy for this year Christmas! <3

Hey, Zazzle sounds like a great company, off to check them out.

Now, favourite Christmas cookies... Some called them Harpies, but I prefer to call them my Whistling Angels.  Flooded dresses, lacy wings, different hairstyles and necklaces and all whistling, I even got my daughter doing them! Will tweet (not whistle ) in the am. Cheers!

Oh never heard of Zazzle, love finding new stores! Thanks

 

My favourite cookie design I have ever done would be these "offset" tree, holly and star designs in the photo attached thanks!

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My favorite Christmas cookies so far were the "Paint-your-own" ones that I did before I got my KK.  It was challenging to do them with RI transfers but they came out really cute.

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How great!  I actually just discovered Zazzle the other night as I was looking into ordering some labels and cards  I just started decorating cookies last November, so when Christmas came around it was only my 3rd time using royal icing....I used Sugarbelle's reindeer design and he was a big hit!

Last Christmas was my first attempt at decorating a cookie with royal icing. I made a lot of different cookies mostly copied from the internet, but one of my favorites was the last one. I had one more cookie and didn't know what to do with it so I piped red and green lines horizontally and vertically, then threw on some red sanding sugar. It looked like a sparkly plaid and I loved it.

I just made decorated cookies for the first time, last Christmas. I would say that the favorite design was 3d snowflakes. We took 2 different sized snowflake cutters, colored them different and then stacked them together.

Ooooo!  Love Zazzle!  I haven't been cookie-ing long enough to have much Christmas under my belt. I have an aunt whose birthday is close to Christmas and I made her some sharks eating Christmas gifts. They were pretty darn cute!!

I am new to cookie decorating so haven't made any x-mas cookies yet but have made some chanukkah cookies with my kids.  I have ordered from zazzle a couple times so would definitely use them again!

I love to bake Christmas cookies for family, friends and neighbors.  I don't have a particular favorite but I love putting together a tray of various Christmas themed cookies decorated with royal icing and sparkly trims.  Gingerbread people, candy canes, trees, bells, stars, angels, santas, sleighs and reindeer are always included

Thank you for the chance!  I'm a beginner to cookie decorating, but so far my favorite cookies are ones that I made based on closeups of some of my favorite famous paintings.  After "painting" the closeups, I piped ornate frames around them without any sort of stencil or example.  Some of them were not so good, but I was proud of most of them.  After dusting with gold they really looked great and I received a lot of compliments on them. 

I just started decorating cookies around Christmas last year and those were pretty sorry looking since I had no idea what I was doing with royal icing. Looking forward to decorating Christmas cookies this year though!!

Last Christmas was my first christmas cookie decorating attempt! I had a lot of fun and I would say my best design would be the needlepoint mittens I learnt from My Little Bakery!

 

Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!

My favorite cookies that I decorated for Christmas were little drummer boy cookies!  Christmas is my favorite holiday, and we decorate cookies every year.  My grandchildren love to join in on the fun!

My favourite of my own Christmas cookie designs, much to my delight,  took third place in the Christmas Countdown contest! I did the Woodland Christmas set, I just love gnomes and woodland creatures!

Probably would have to be a snowman ice cream sandwich!  I decorated two snowman cookies then put softened ice cream in the middle and refroze.  Displayed on a platter with mini snowflake cookies all around.  It was years ago before digital technology was around, so who knows which box the photo is in, otherwise, I would post!

This is an awesome giveaway!

 

By far, my most favorite Christmas cookie of all is my Grinch cookie.  I absolutely love him!  I hand cut him for a couple of years until I had a custom cutter of my design made for him.  What's Christmas without the Grinch!  :-)

Last Christmas I made a huge amount of reindeer and Christmas tree sugar cookies for my son's primary school class and they were a HUGE hit! That's the part I love the most!

Thank you so much for the chance to enter in this awesome competition.

Julia, your detail is so delicate and beautiful

I look forward to seeing your future video posts xoxo

My goal this year is to send our family christmas card on a cookie. I'm hoping to take a picture, posterize it, print it and cut stencils in multiple layers, and then create an image on the cookie (in black and white) that mimics spray paint layer art. 

This was not especially original but my favorite Christmas cookie design I have made were Santa cookies. I made these last Christmas when I first started decorating cookies and I tried some new techniques with sprinkles and sanding. I also made my first eyes ... and this was how I realized how tricky making eyes could be!

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