The BIG Giveaway!

For the first Little Things Studio giveaway, I’m going to pick FIVE random winners.

They win one of the brand spanking new 2013 YEAR OF SUNSHINE wall calendars (pink or cream – see below) AND a small print of their choice!!!


  1. To enter, please comment below and tell me your favorite Christmas carol (I’m working on Christmas cards and need inspiration).
  2. Enter the email address you’d like me to contact you with IF you win!
  3. Contest ends on Saturday, October 20 at noon (central time).
  4. You must be a facebook fan. I am going to double check to make sure you are a fan!!! If you aren’t, I will randomly draw again a new name.
  5. You cannot enter more than once. If you comment again, it be counted as invalid.

If you are the winner, I will send you an email on Saturday afternoon to get your mailing address and to wall calendar and small print you picked.

I’m excited to see how this giveaway goes! I am making sure this is as fair to everyone as possible. I’m going to use some kind of random number generator that Dave is going to find for me somewhere on the internet! If this goes smoothly, I might want to do this every year. And I will be putting up the new wall calendars next week! I promise!

Thank you and best of luck today!!! -Kate

74 thoughts on “The BIG Giveaway!

  1. Lindsey Estep says:

    I have always, always loved “O Holy Night.” I’m pretty sure I just liked singing it opera style as a kid (because of the really high notes at the end). I’ve heard so many beautiful versions of it though, and it’s really powerful when there are a chorus of voices singing it. 🙂

  2. Brandy Thomason McNair says:

    OMG that calendar is beautiful!
    I really don’t know the names of the Christmas carols… I am not even sure if I like Christmas carols but I do like the Country Christmas station on Pandora 🙂 Like Randy Travis – I think he does Silent Night. Or, even better, Mariah Carey’s version of “All I want for Christmas!”
    Take that for Friday, and PLEASE draw my name tomorrow, Kate!

  3. Emily Hubbard says:

    “God rest ye merry, gentlemen” has always been a favorite. But I also like “o holy night”–all the verses.
    Roy’s favorite is “oh come oh come Emmanuel.”

  4. Kate Blackshear says:

    I love them all, but “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” is sweet and “Silent Night” makes me cry, every time. Another favorite is “What Child is This?” or the classic “Joy to the World.” Joy could be a really fun thing to illustrate in the bright colors you love! Oh, I hope I win 🙂

  5. Elliot says:

    As a child, despite the fact that I am not German at all, I always liked singing “O Tannenbaum” which is the German version of “O Christmas Tree”. I probably butchered all the words, but oh well – it’s the thought that counts!

  6. Ally Watkins says:

    Those calendars are GORGEOUS!! Last year, I absolutely fell in love with The Wexford Carol, which is an old Irish song. Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma do this gorgeous performance of it that I listen to on repeat all through December!

  7. Lindsay Barrett says:

    It doesn’t feel like Christmas to me until the entire church has lit their candles and we all sing “O Holy Night.” It gives me chills just thinking about it.

  8. Maggie says:

    Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent. It’s so creepy and beautiful. Check out the BiFrost Arts arrangement if you need to hear it fresh.

    But my goofy favorite is I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas!

  9. Chrissie says:

    Oh my all time favorite is Come Thou Long Expected Jesus. I LOVE your prints! My dear friend Maggie gave me one for Christmas last year and it’s beautiful!

  10. kim says:

    tennessee christmas by alabama is one of the firsts that popped in my head. i’m not from tn, but i love the homey feel of that song. i can’t pick one favorite. i LOVE all christmas music. your calendar is beautiful. i love following your work. so inspirational!

  11. Tommie Stewart says:

    My favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night”. The words
    always bring a picture of what it was like on that first night of
    Jesus’ life. The stars were brightly shining…Hear the angels singing
    it is the night of the DEAR SAVIOUR’S birth!

  12. Tommie Stewart says:

    My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. The words paint a picture in my mind of what it was like on that first night of Jesus’ life. The stars were brightly shining and the angels were singing…the shepherds were leaving their flock to go find him…Our Almighty God made the Holy family comfortable even in dire circumstances. I don’t think that hay in the manger stuck in him at all!

  13. Amy says:

    Do I have to pick just one Christmas song? 🙂 Away in the Manger, Little Drummer Boy, Joy to the World…Baby it’s Cold Outside! Love the Calendars!! Hope to see you again soon ma’am!

  14. Katie says:

    This is the first time I have ever entered a blog giveaway… I’m excited! My favorite Christmas Carol is “What Child is This?” It can be sung by anyone, really, but for me simplest is best.

  15. Kelly says:

    Kate, your work is wonderful and I am so excited to see your Christmas designs!

    “Cool Yule” by Louis Armstrong and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – two of a long list of favorites!

  16. Kathleen says:

    One of my favorites (even though it has been way over-used by childrens’ choirs) is Silent Night. Especially this line:

    How silently, how silently,
    The wondrous Gift is given!

  17. libbie says:

    what if we only listened to sufjan christmas music this year? would that be ok? on that note, i could listen to his version of ‘once in david’s royal city’ non-stop, year round.

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  19. Alexa Werling says:

    Nearly all Christmas music makes me want to vomit, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” and John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas.” I also don’t *completely* hate when “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” (from an old SNL sketch) gets stuck in my head.

    P.S. I never realized who sung either of those songs & I find it exceedingly coincidental that they’re both Beatles. Thanks for that!

  20. Rachel Noel says:

    “The First Noel” of course!! Every Christmas, my family buys anything and everything that says “Noel.” All wrapping paper, decorations, and yes, holiday cards must say “Noel”!!

  21. Amelia Patterson says:

    Love this giveaway! And you know I’m a fan of everything you do! 🙂 My favorite Christmas songS are (sorry can’t choose one) “Let There Be Peace On Earth” by Vince Gill, “You Make it Feel Like Christmas” and “Morning Has Broken” by Neil Diamond. And thanks to Ally Watkins I now have a new favorite after googling the “Wexford Carol”!

  22. Rowan Haug says:

    We Three Kings ( you could do something with the “Star of wonder” line?). And “Baby it’s Cold Outside” (though not technically a carol).

  23. Neha Luhar-Trice says:

    my best carol memories are singing The 12 days of christmas with my mom. she was always helping me remember the parts I forgot.

    On a sidebar, please do something related to Tie A yellow ribbon on the old oak tree. Please???? 😉 you are amazing, as always.

  24. Charis says:

    Mmmmm love iiiiit. Welp, I think I love Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas or Little Drummer Boy the most. I freakin miss you Kate. Can’t wait til you come!

  25. Sally Scordino says:

    Don’t know if this is the title or not but my favorite is ‘Mary Did You Know’. Love your calendars! Got two last year – one for me and one for my granddaughter…

  26. Pam Hatfield says:

    Kate, This is such a great idea and the colors are so exciting. I love just looking at all of your “little things”, you amaze me!! The carol that I love so much is a new one; I heard it last year for the first time and I cry everytime I hear it and watch the video. “Where’s The Line To See Jesus” was sung at our children’s program last year and again with our Choir at their Candle Light In White Christmas program. To be your winner would be super; but for others that have not seen or heard this video would really be a blessing to all. It is about a little boy who goes with his Aunt to the Mall and he sees all the kids in the long lines waiting to see Santa and he looks up at his Aunt and says “I want to see Jesus, Where’s the Line to see Jesus!! Awesome and also very heart tugging for all who know and love God but find ourselves losing touch with what Christmas is all about, “Jesu

  27. Carol says:

    I love your designs, Kate!! Some of my many favorite Christmas carols are Silent Night, White Christmas, and The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire). And I love you!

  28. Monet says:

    Oh my goodness! I just found out about this…and in the knick of time! I love Silent Night. We sing it at our church and I get goosebumps every time. I am SOOOOO excited to see you at the Renegade Craft Fair in December. Have a wonderful day!

  29. Gwynne says:

    Gorgeous design! Glad my friend Monet shared your work with me. 🙂

    One of my all-time favorite X-mas carols/songs is “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” as sung by Sufjan Stevens. Cheers!

  30. Molly Mc says:

    I love all Christmas Carols and most Christmas music. Go Tell It On The Mountain that Jesus Christ is Born…..and Mary Did You Know are two of my favorites that I haven’t seen already mentioned. Christmas music… favorite !!!!

  31. Gaye Sikes says:

    Ok. Here’s the old music teacher. Christmas CAROLS are based on scripture and are used in churches. Christmas SONGS are secular, fun, and are used during the holiday seasons. Jingle Bells is a Christmas song. Silent
    Night is a carol. See?? My favorite is “O Little Town of Bethlehem”. Words are so beautiful. “No ear may hear His coming. Yet in this world of sin, where meek souls will receive Him still, our dear Christ enters in”.

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