The final countdown has begun! And I love how you’ve been showing off all your holiday preparations and family traditions in our Mortal Muses flickr pools.

The letters to Santa have been sent…


117:365 by )**sarah**(

dear santa

dear santa by maureen bond

The trees have been trimmed…

December 14, 2012-Reflection

December 14, 2012–Reflection by teragam

17dec12 | mortal muses mobile monday

17dec12 | mortal muses mobile monday by sidemtess | linda

The halls have been decked…


untitled by LindaRaymond


untitled by oneworldmj

The baking is done…

Basler herzen...

basler herzen…by ♥ania.

Even the dogs are excited…

Maisey in cold pursuit...

Maisey in cold pursuit…by fionajonesphotography

As we count down the final days until Christmas we’re also counting down the last few days to enter our holiday giveaways here on the blog. My fellow muses have already announced their giveaways but it’s not too late. Comment on any of our  giveaway posts from last week and this week for a chance to win!

Here’s a little recap for you: Meghan is giving away some expired film, Holly is offering a place in Tammy Strobel’s Everyday Magic e-course, Lindsey has some awesome iPhone accessories for you, Debra is offering up a pack of Impossible Project PX680 Gold Edition film, Cara and Jenny are giving away a $30 Photojojo gift card, and Kirstin and Justine each have fantastic books to give away.

As for me, I’m going to add one more book to the list–I’m giving away a copy of Instant Love: How To Make Magic and Memories With Polaroids. This beautiful book is filled with inspiring tips about cameras, film, lighting and more. Whether you’ve already dusted off those old Polaroid cameras or are just beginning anew, this book is a must for any instant film shooters.


If you want to play along for a chance to win one of these great gifts, leave a comment on any of the giveaway posts before 12 midnight ET on December 23rd (one comment per post, please). We’ll announce all the winners on December 25th!

Happy Holidays!

Christy | Urban Muser