Raising Memories: Share Your Letter to Santa & Win $250!
  

Monday, December 15, 2014

Share Your Letter to Santa & Win $250!

When I was a teenager, the internet was kind of a new thing. I was 14 when I met Ken (my husband). We lived in different cities so we kept in touch be sending letters in the mail. His family was ahead of my family when it came to technology, so when my parents went out and bought our first computer and got the internet, I was thrilled to be able to email Ken (and my other friends).

We used to send each other e-cards on special occasions or just to send a little note on a regular day.  I clearly remember that we used a website called BlueMountain.  Recently, BlueMountain contacted me about sharing something on the blog and it brought back so many memories!  I went into my email that I used when I was a teenager and there were still several BlueMountain emails that I had saved from 1999 (when we were 17), the same year that this photo was taken:

(In the photo I'm wearing Ken's coat and mitts because it was FREEZING outside!
.. such a gentleman ;)

So now that you've taken a little trip down memory lane with me, let's get back to the present.  Ken and I are an old married couple now ;) and just celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary.  We've got two kids (a 6 year old and an 8 year old) and I've just rediscovered BlueMountain! :)

They've created some cute free printable letters to Santa!  



They've also got a ton of  cute or funny or religious holiday cards and cards for every other occasion you can think of :)  Memberships allow you unlimited access to their e-cards for 1 month, 1 year, or 2 years.  They also have a reminder service where they'll email you to remind you about people's birthdays or other occasions (love this!  It goes right along with what I did last year with "snail mail" cards!)

BlueMountain wants to give a year membership away to 3 of you!  The grand prize winner of the giveaway will win a membership AND a $250 VISA Gift Card!  Two other winners will also receive a year membership.  To enter, just fill out the form below! (Giveaway is open to the USA & Canada)

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335 comments:

  1. My wish list for this Christmas includes things that money can't buy: more quality time with my husband and daughter, fewer "NOs" and more "YESses", being 'present' in the moments, cooling my relationship with tech, and carrying the Christmas spirit, especially of giving, throughout the year.

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    1. I love your wish list, Adrianne! So many good goals!

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  2. My Wish List for this year is any book off my wish list at Amazon please

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  3. On my wish list this year is a GC to my favourite spa, nail polish, new wallet and a new winter jacket.

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  4. My wish list this year is for a new jacket for myself and my mom!

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  5. Dear Santa, I wish for a weekend with my lovely hubby without kids, and wish that we will be able to go to visit my parents in Indonesia next Summer so they can meet their granddaughters too...

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  6. okay seriously I remember blue mountain greeting cards.. too funny! brings back the old days of ICQ and all those sill get to know you email forwards. ridiculous! As for my Christmas wish list what I want super bad is a lego temple set! I didn't get around to ordering one in time for Christmas and I was also scared away by the hefty Canadian shipping fees!

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    1. haha, yes! ICQ.. so many good memories! :) And yeah.. to this day I still remember Mark's answer to one of those get to know you forwards.. something about if you prefer showers or baths & he made a comment about not wanting to bathe in his own filth... lol A lego temple set? Are you talking about a church temple or another kind of temple? I haven't heard of this...

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  7. An Ancestry DNA kit is on my wish list this year.

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  8. My wish list includes lots of time spent with family and health, fulfilling employment, and happiness for our family members.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. My wish list is not very big. I only want a computer gaming headset and a nice dinner for the family.

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  10. A ipad is on my wish list.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  11. On my wish list for this year is gift cards (I love Dollarama gift cards) and a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer.

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  12. My wishlist is a Keurig coffee maker and a jogging stroller.

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  13. my wish list is a holiday with the hubby as he works away most of the time and i've barely seen him all year

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  14. My wish list this year includes local flour, rum and ingredients to make 12 fruitcakes for next Christmas.

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  15. A new laptop is definitely on my wish list this year.

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  16. On my wishlist is a Smart TV, and a new camera, also a new sofa!

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  17. For myself, I just want a 1 inch curling iron for Christmas. Other than that, I hope to have family come for Christmas!

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  18. I want a 5-7 day family vacation.

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  19. Kristin Goodson
    lilgoodson21@yahoo.com

    I would love a new phone and a trip to see my sister!

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  20. Dear Santa

    I really love Christmas. It is my favorite holiday! DH isn't into the Christmas spirit. Oh well, what can I do? I was hoping you could help me out on that one. Well I have to go, bye.

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  21. My wish list is to get my neighbor a laptop.

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  22. Dear Santa,

    Please bring me lots and lots of cash.

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  23. On my wish list this year a new cell phone and calling cards so I can call my granny.

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  24. My wish list iPhone and a new computer.

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  25. Honestly, my wishlist right now would have to include an Xbox One for myself and a new television for my mom. :)

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  26. My wish list are glasses, brown socks, and brown pants.

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  27. I wish for some Himalayan salt lamps or tea lights!


    I already have more then I could ever imagine. I wish to the magical star for world peace and harmony full of love and abundance for us all <3 Oh and plz save the polar bears too!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. My wishlist for this year is a new Kindle and a handheld vacuum.

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  29. On my wishlist this year, I've asked for a new recliner, an iPod and a new vacuum.

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  30. Dear Santa, please bring me a stand kitchen mixer and a new down jacket :)

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  31. What is on my wish list is for my Dad to come home from the Hospital before the Holidays! I am praying real hard for this to be a reality. I also wish that my sister can make it for the Holidays! I also would love to get a new Keurig because mine is broken and have some nice coffee drinks with my family for the Holidays!

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  32. On my Christmas list this year is a KitchenAid Mixer, a pair of earbuds and a new pillow. :)

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  33. My wish list this year is for my teen sons to get a little bit more into the Christmas Spirit. Both of them weren't really into decorating and I see that they are growing up so quickly.
    I also wish that I could spend time with my family, my Dad, brother and sister in law who moved out of State this past year. This will be the first Christmas that we don't have all our family together.
    As far as items, I'd really love some new pots & pans and a Dyson Stick vac.

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  34. Dear Santa, our wish this year is for snowshoes or skiis for the whole family!

    Cute photo of you and your husband! You sure met when you were young, and it's wonderful that you've been together for so long.

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  35. my wish list is a new dryer sometime this year

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  36. Dear Santa, please bring me a food processor. I have enough to do in the kitchen and I am tired of shredding, chopping, and dicing. Thank you.

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  37. A Canon camera is on my wish list along with new boots and coat

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  38. On my wish list this year is some new earrings, a camera, sewing supplies, and a Etsy gift card (I love shopping handmade goods!)

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  39. My wish list has new PJ's, chocolate, and a book.

    Florence C

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  40. My wish list this year includes.... Automatic Started for my Car, Coach Bag and Perfume

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  41. On my wish list this year is a new camera lens and a leather jacket

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  42. My wishlist would have to include a Microsoft Surface Pro, V Moda headphones, a new tennis racket, and winter boots. Thanks for the chance to enter!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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  43. I want a camera bag and a watch!

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  44. Dear Santa, I want a classroom of my own in a fantastic school.

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  45. My wish list this year is a laptop computer and money to donate to my local animal shelter.

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  46. My wish list includes good health, spending quality time with my family and having my kids succeed in life.

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  47. Dear Santa,
    Please bring me some cute but comfy boots. :)

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  48. My wish list includes new PJ's, an Ipad mini, a journal, and new cookware.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  49. My wish list is brief. What I want most is for my best friend to be able to feel better after having heart surgery.

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  50. Dear Santa, just bring love and happiness to everyone.

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  51. My wish list isn't long. I just wish for the strength to work with 2 of children and their ADHD, and help them find ways to rope in the "negative" behavior and spin it into a positive.

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  52. pajamas, perfume, bath stuff, candles, and a bath caddy :)

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  53. Conair Pro Secret Curl and camera are on my wishlist this year

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  54. Anything for my garden is on my wish list.

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  55. I don't really have a wish list though I could use a winter coat.I love Blue Mountain! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  56. Hi, I'm Sarah M., and I can be reached at ninemoreweeks at yahoo dot com. :-)
    My wishlist includes several books on Amazon, a metal detector, new shoes, a new jacket, and music lessons. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  57. Sarah M. here again, and I realized I'm logged into Rafflecopter with my Facebook name Sarah D---- M---. :-)

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  58. My wish list this year is being with family and friends and a new ipad.

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  59. My wish list this year includes a new Leica camera and a studio art easel from Utrecht. I would also love for Santa to bring me an Etsy gift card.

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  60. I would love some gift cards to clothing stores and some cash!

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  61. I'd like an adult only dinner out, and a laptop

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  62. I'm really hoping for some money this year to go to Disney World with my friends and family!

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  63. There isn't anything under our tree this year, but my son understands. My wish was to find someone to spend the rest of my life with... it may have happened.

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  64. My wishlist includes black boots, a onesie, and a nice holiday dress :)

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  65. My wish list this year is an xbox one

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  66. I would like to add a new desktop computer to my wish list.

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  67. i wish i could regain my health - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  68. I used to send these cards. Somehow I forgot all about them.
    On my wish list is: A cocktail ring. To host a party. Go out to dinner and that's all.

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  69. My wish list this year is peace for my family. A Le Creuset French/Dutch Oven would be nice, too :)

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  70. This year a double dog leash and a wheel barrow!

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  71. Growing up we had no computers or cell phones. I would write to Santa every year. I would like a nice coat for me and some boots for my daughter and she also needs a new mattress.

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  72. I wish for my family to be healthy, happy and prosperous in the New Year.

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  73. I want a camera :) Happy Holidays! ^_^

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  74. My wish list is finding a job and being able to move back home soon.

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  75. My Christmas wish list is for health for myself. family and friends. To grow in my faith and do more charitable works.
    and finally for peace to reign over this country and friendship prevail

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  76. This year I just want my family to be healthy and happy.

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  77. Dear Santa,

    I would really, really love if you could bring me a Dyson Animal Vacuum this year. I need to clean up after my dog, as my current vacuum is not cutting it.

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  78. My wishlist consists of spending more time with family and being able to get Christmas gifts.

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  79. My wish list this year only includes one item: a romantic and relaxing honeymoon for me and my fiancee after we get married in February.

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  80. On my wishlist this year, is books and a new laptop.

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  81. My wishlist is for a new laptop, beats solo2, a new garmin running watch, and an iphone.

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  82. Santa bring me a large gift card to one of the home improvement stores - I've got lots of improvin' to do. :)

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  83. My wish list is for good health for me and my family.

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  84. my wish is for my daughters health to be better

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  85. Shopping spree is on my wish list. :) Also to keep healthy for my family

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  86. I would love a new digital camera for Christmas.

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  87. Dear Santa. I've been really good. Would you bring me a new laptop?
    Thank you!

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  88. Dear Santa I would love to have a $250 visa gift card for Christmas sure do need it.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  89. my wish list for this year is:
    new pair of boots, a new robe, a new kitchenaid mixer, and a new camera!

    rafflecopter - sents saver

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  90. My wish is for my house to sell quickly.

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  91. Dear Santa, my wish list includes a Polaroid camera, new warerobe and a spa getaway! =)

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  92. dear santa, all I want for the holidays is good health and enough money to pay all the bills and a little more

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  93. A FitBit is on the top of my wish list this year

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  94. Shoes are on my wishlist this year!

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  95. My material wish list would be smart phone, tablet, laptop for hubby, athletic shoes/clothes. Heart wish list: fully restored relationships.

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  96. I wishlist is a simple one, a new wallet, a new laundry basket, and new cupcake trays. I'm so terrifyingly domestic! *laughs*

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  97. I don't really have a list, just cash really since that's what I am most in need of this year unfortunately.

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  98. I would love to get an eletric fireplace to hang my daughters First Christmas stocking on.

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  99. I would love to get an electric fireplace to hang my daughters first Christmas stocking on .

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  100. My Christmas Wishlist is a Kindle Fire and a gift card to purchase e-books.

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  101. Dear Santa,

    I don't need much: just some dress pants, a glass of whiskey and some peace and quiet..

    love,

    Steven

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  102. My wish list is an I-pad, a new jacket and pair of boots.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  103. My wish list is to have an embroidery machine so I can start a home business.

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  104. Dear Santa I wish for a trip to Hawaii with my family.

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  105. My wish list- a large TV and a Kindle.

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  106. On my wish list this year is a KitchenAid stand mixer.

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  107. Santa,
    I have everything I could ever need. But I am still one of your biggest fans.

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  108. My wish is to be done with school. Materially, I need an Ipad. Thanks!

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  109. My wish list this year is for a DSLR camera and the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet.
    lyndadawinda1074 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  110. My wish is for my mom to be able to visit my grandma (her mom) who is very sick right now. It's the first time that I don't really want anything material for myself. And I guess that comes with maturity and life experiences. Thank you and enjoy the holidays, Heather Lynne.

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  111. my wish list is for a new knife and a necklace.

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  112. Leave a comment on this post, with your letter to Santa or Wish List for this year!

    dear santa..sorry about the fake fire place last year we were having a little fun ha ha..what I want this year is remodling supplys..maybe some paint..nothing big,and oh yeah..we'll leave the back door open for you this year..

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  113. My wish list is very short. Just a very Merry Christmas for my kids.

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  114. My wish list is a kitchenAid mixer and some new pjs

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  115. My wish list to have a healthy life :D Merry Christmas everyone and yes I said, MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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  116. Dear santa I want a wii u or a laptop for Christmas.

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  117. The only two things I want this year are a new tablet & a new digital camera. :)

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  118. on my wish list are some fun socks

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  119. Dear Santa, I would love to get the new Kueric 2.0 and Carafe, a whole bunch of flavors of coffee and also a Ninja Blender or Bullet, not exactly sure of the name. This gift card would almost cover both. Happy Holidays! Good luck everybody.

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  120. I would like a new orange Fiat 500e because they are so cute!

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  121. My wish is a simple one, I need a new laptop, mine is cracked on the side and across the top, LOL I can still see the pages enough to type, the battery won't stay charged and has to be plugged in constantly and there is a noise that rattles in the fan, how I am able still use this laptop I don't know lol.

    Good luck all.

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  122. My wish list is to have a new Laptop for my Granddaughter.

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  123. On my Wish List is a Smart TV! and maybe a new laptop

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  124. my wish is that my sister finds a home for her family

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  125. my wishlist is that my family is safe and happy.

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  126. On my list is a new computer and an aerogarden

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  127. All I want for Christmas this year is a new MacBook. As a freelancer I live and die by my computer and my laptop is about to kick the bucket. *eek*

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  128. A new video camera is on my list this year.

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  129. My wish list includes a family vacation!

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  130. I'm wishing for a new laptop to replace my old Windows XP laptop.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  131. Dear Santa, I would like to win this sweepstakes for Christmas.

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  132. My only wish is a coffeemaker this year for myself - shaunie

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  133. My wishlist to santa...Dear Santa I want a new juicer so I can go on a juice fast thats all I want

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  134. My wishlist this year is just for my kiddos to enjoy the holiday!!!

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  135. I don't really NEED anything this Xmas but I have been getting into makeup from youtube tutorials and so any gift cards or products from Sephora would be nice!

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  136. Galaxy s5 and Laptop are on my list

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  137. I just want to be able to spend Christmas with my family!

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  138. I would love to have a reliable car, a smartphone, a new winter coat, and some new clothes. But, I would really, really LOVE to be with my sisters!

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  139. My wish list would include a year subscription to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime for streaming

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  140. I would like some new clothes
    aarone mawdsley
    cherry_251@hotmail.com

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  141. My wishlist this year is pretty small - a milk frother, some pj's pant,and socks. Trying to spend more time paying it forward this holiday season. (Judy Cowan)

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  142. i really want a Kindle
    flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot $com)

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  143. on my wish list is a vacation to somewhere warm!
    Rafflecopter name: Enelram

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  144. Dear Santa, I sure could use a snowblower. God knows I'm in no shape to shovel!

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  145. My letter to Santa is to bring me continuous join throughout the year. I want for my family to be happy and healthy and safe

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  146. Dear Santa... you are not real. Bah humbug.

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  147. Dear Santa, please bring me a 1981 Chevy Corvette, Candy Apple Red, or black, with T-Tops. Of course, I have asked for the same thing for 30 years now.

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  148. I want a new bag and to lose 5lbs

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  149. I wish to have continued good health and happiness for me and my family!

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  150. me me me me me me me

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  151. Time with family and good eats together!

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  152. my letter to santa was for my family to all be together since my sister moved clear across the country with my niece and nephew its been a little hard to have christmas spirit!

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  153. I want us to be happy and healthy

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  154. Dear Santa,
    please keep my family and friends safe while traveling this holiday!

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  155. Dear Santa,

    I would airplane tickets for Christmas, so we can spend the holiday with my parents and family.

    loritaube @ hotmail.com

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  156. On my wish list is a new set of tires for my car.

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  157. My wish list for this year is for the weather to be nice so everyone can come home without incident

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  158. I would like the chance to visit my family this year, some wool socks, and a new sleeping bag :)

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  159. my wishlist would include a new laptop

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  160. I have a Nexus tablet on my wishlist

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  161. Winter boots and a warm jacket are on my wish list!

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  162. I would love a new pair of glasses and a raincoat! rafflcopter anna key :)

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  163. My wish list is an iPad and a new purse.

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  164. My wish list is to have a new car that has a heater. Ours went out two years ago and it is freezing!

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  165. New clothes, a vacation!

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  166. I love blue mountain greetings, especially the ones that included ladybug images! My wishlist is mostly for home repairs, I need an elf to come change the old lino floors in kitchen and bathrooms!

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  167. I just wish for health and happiness and togetherness for my family, who mean the world to me!

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  168. My wish list is: new contact lenses, a razor, nail clippers, a heating pad and a futon cover

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  169. JOY, PEACE, LOVE, HEALTH And laughter for ALL. :-)
    ... and I would love some new clothes for 2015 !!!
    Thanks,

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  170. My wish list is a new laptop for my husband.

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  171. my wish list this year is for a blu ray player. im a bit behind on technology

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  172. A new car would be nice.

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  173. My wishlist for my husband is a Go Pro camera and for me...I would LOVE a new car.

    Carly D.

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  174. I would love to get an electric fireplace

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  175. My wish list this year is for a new jacket for myself.

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  176. We don't do adult gifts but if we did I would have a new laptop on my wish list. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  177. My wish list this year is time with my niece, and a FitBit!

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  178. There is a new leather jacket that I have my eye on and some new makeup, perhaps even a mall gift card.

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  179. My wish list to buy calling cards for my mom so she can call her family over sea.

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  180. My wish list this year is a fun holiday with family and friends ... and a bluetooth speaker.

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  181. Dear Santa, I wish for little because I already have so much, but some insulation in the attic would be so helpful to my heating/cooling bill.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment- I love reading them! :)
~Heather Lynne

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