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$50 Gift Card Giveaway

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Edit:: The randomly chosen winner is Lucinda Porter.  Thanks for playing along everyone.  Reading your memories was cheering to us.

We’re wrapping up our 12 days of Christmas with a final giveaway.  In case you’re the kind of person who likes everything in our store, you can make your own choice of what you want to purchase with this gift card.

Today is Christmas Eve, and as we look forward to tomorrow, all of us here at Carolines Coffee Roasters would like to wish you a Merry Christmas.  However or whatever you celebrate, may it be a day full of joy and peace.  Thank you for celebrating the season with us this year.

Would you like to win this $50 Carolines gift card?  Leave a comment telling us a favorite holiday memory.  Winner will be drawn and notified on next Monday, December 28th, 2015*

*No purchase necessary to enter or to win. Giveaway is limited to residents of the United States. Entrants must be 18 years old or older. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via e-mail on Monday, December 28, 2015. Prize must be collected by January 15th, 2016 for Nevada County residents, or a shipping address must be provided by that date if winner is out of county.

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47 Responses to $50 Gift Card Giveaway

  1. Diane Richards says:

    I love coffee, I love tea, I love Carolines Coffee Roasters and they love me! Merry Christmas!

    Ok, enough of the Christmas Eve Silliness….

    My favorite Christmas memory is getting a pachinko machine when I was ten for Christmas from Santa. I had hours of fun playing it over the years and still have and cherish it 🙂

    A close second is getting the Fisher Price Little People Airport when I was 7 for Christmas. I had hours of fun playing with it. Two years ago, I was able to hand down my beloved Fisher Price Little People Airport to my 2 year old niece. She really enjoys playing with it 🙂

  2. Lisa Johnson says:

    Christmas unfolds differently every year, even though many traditions are repeated. My favorite memories are of my family joining together, relaxing, playing, eating, loving one another, and being grateful for all we have.

  3. Fletch says:

    My mom was always responsible for Christmas. So, one year I got a jean jacket, and I knew that it was my dad who picked it out and bought it. It meant more because it was the one thing I knew my dad chose. Now, with a house -full of kids I do something called Dad Gifts, where I personally buy a specific gift for each kid! The kids love it!

  4. My family has a tradition that extends back at least to my grandmother, and goes forward to my daughter. We use a special tablecloth and sign our names and the year we gathered, and then I embroider it. Every year when we bring it out, we relive our memories from past Christmases. My favorite memory is the year the tablecloth went to Australia with us.

  5. Andrea says:

    My favorite Christmas memory was Christmas of ’09, smack in the middle of the Recession. Gift-giving, ornament shopping, all of our family traditions were on hold. Instead we spent lots of time together as a family watching movies, telling stories, making our own ornaments, etc. It turned out to be the most memorable Christmas ever!

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Jason Santa says:

    I will always smile thinking of the last Christmas I got to spend with my grandmother before she died. Many good laughs.

  7. Laura says:

    My favorite Christmas memory has to do with our family tradition of having sourdough pancakes for breakfast Christmas morning. All of us gathered around smelling the pancakes cook, the fire in the fireplace, and family sitting around talking and enjoying each other’s company…and of course drinking your delicious Special Blend coffee!

  8. When I was 8 years old each family was to be responsible for an act in the Grange Christmas program. Mom had each of us kids dress as one of the characters from the Nativity. There were 8 of us kids so we all had a part my sister ( 3 months old) was Baby Jesus. I got to be a shepherd with my brother. When we were in position, we sang Christmas hymns. My Mother instilled the love of Christmas and music in each of us. In 2005 my 4 sisters and I cut a CD “Christmas At Home” as a tribute to our Mom and Dad. Each of us girls lived in different areas/states so it was a work of love for us to commit to getting together for practice. Took us about 8 months to get the project complete. We had SO much fun and our brothers were so proud of us. I enjoy your news letters, Holly.

  9. merry says:

    We have a Christmas mouse that comes to our house the week before Christmas. It’s a bit of a trickster, and tends to do things like hide little presents in light fixtures, or sneak them deep into the branches of the Christmas tree where they are hard to find. Sometimes the mouse sleeps in and there are no presents. It sure keeps the kids guessing! And makes those days before Christmas full of anticipation too.

  10. Monica Conkle says:

    I have so many favorite holiday memories but one that stands out right now is when my brother and I were younger, we would wake each other up Christmas morning and wait in one of our rooms until mom gave us the go ahead to come out and see the tree. We weren’t allowed to come look before everyone was up. This happened year after year up until we left home for college.

  11. Kyle says:

    When I was 7 or 8, my parents gave me and my brother $20 each to buy gifts for a family that didn’t have anything, it was so much fun watching the kids and parents open gifts, this was 51 years ago so $20 went a long way! It made my heart so happy to give that year.

  12. While growing up, my sisters and I sang for many local organizations, church, talent local talent shows , and weddings. We went our separate ways after high school but every time we came home we always had a “jam” session. Years later we decided to cut a Christmas cd to leave as a tribute to our children. Since each of us lived in distant areas, it took a huge commitment to the project-travel etc. In Oct. 2005, “Christmas At Home” by the KAREL SISTERS was ‘born’. We have wonderful memories of the whole process and our brothers are so proud of us o9l’ gals. I’m sure our Mom and Dad are smiling too.

  13. Michelle warmuth says:

    My mom who has been gone for 4years now used to make special Italian Christmas cookies every year. She made about 100 of them. I never see the kind she used to make anymore but I Remember the smell,taste and how fun it was to sit while she twisted them and I put on the sprinkles.

  14. It’s good that Christmas lasts twelve days. I celebrate each of them for greeting people, giving gifts, meals, etc. My practice is to greet people with the numbered day of Christmas starting on 12/25, so 12/26 is Merry the Second Day of Christmas and so on. For 40+ years it has been my joy to bake and give gifts of bread each Christmas, including this one (30 Christollens this year). Christmas blessings to all.

  15. ellie lightfoot says:

    Taking my young daughter out to play in her first snow fall at grandma’s house in Nevada city.

  16. AK says:

    I remember my father breaking out the 8mm camera equipped with a light bar that shown brighter than the Sun. He would always have us file into the living room together, so that year after year, those memories were captured. I have no idea what treasures I opened in those packages, but I treasure the gift of those home movies that he gave to us.

    Merry Christmas to the Fike family, and also to all of your wonderful staff.

  17. Julie Carrara says:

    The children’s Christmas Eve pageant at Emmanuel Episcopal church is our holiday tradition. Followed by hot chocolate and opening one gift.

  18. Anna says:

    My favorite Christmas memory is of making our family lasagna for Christmas dinner. Each of our 4 family members had a task to do every year- make the sauce, all the different layers, mixing the ricotta, boiling the pasta just right. It was a family event that took up most of the day, and I cherish the memories of spending Christmas day in the kitchen with my mom, dad, and brother.

  19. Jean Sinclair says:

    My favorite memory is when all my family and relatives gathered together for a wonderful meal and spending time together. I am the only one left now and I have my lovely memories. for

  20. Forester Sinclair says:

    Memories of growing up in snow country and playing in the snow with my brother and sisters. Cold and wet my mother always had hot chocolate ready to warm us up.

  21. David Madrigal says:

    My favorite memories are of when my kids were little and Christmas was magical for them and felt magical to me. Merry Christmas!

  22. My favorite memory is when I was a little girl waiting to get up to see if Santa had come and eaten from the cookies we left him. And trying to stay awake to see if I could hear him and see him myself! Yet I always fell asleep, and never did catch him in the act…Then when I finally awoke and it was light out, I would run as fast as possible to the cookie plate and lo and behold! Cookies were nibbled from and there was an aray of presents under the Christmas tree and stockings stuffed to the brim. He had come!

  23. Denise Bryant says:

    When I was young, we visited my grandparents in Santa Barbara at their Victorian house for Christmas. We always went to midnight mass on Christmas Eve, and one year when we got home from mass, we discovered that Santa had already come during the time we were away at church! What a treat to get to stay up and open presents!

  24. Olivia Law says:

    Favorite holiday memory? The dog knocking down the tree because she was so excited and running around!

  25. Becky Baker says:

    Memories of my parent’s home here in downtown Grass Valley. I’m driving home past enchanting homes and shops displaying holiday cheer…and drive up to my family home with its twinkling lights through the window. It’s COLD outside and I walk into the warmth of my home with the smell of baking apple pie. Then magically the smell of coffee begins to float from the kitchen into the rest of the house.

  26. Katie Clement says:

    I alway loved telling the story of Christmas using the wooden pieces of the Nativity, and now love watching my children do the same. I love the lighting of candles, and taking a family walk all over our property to search out the perfect Christmas tree each year.

  27. Trina says:

    A White Christmas! That is my favorite Holiday memory.
    Coming from a place and raising my children in a city where snow never happens, one year I booked Granlibakken at Lake Tahoe and we were able to give them the blessings of having a white Christmas! It was awesome and a memory that will last forever! We had so much fun!

  28. My sister and I had adjoining bedrooms. Like lots of kids, we woke up when it was still dark out but our parents wouldn’t let us get out of bed until they were ready. They also didn’t want us yelling back and forth to each other so one year we came up with a code so we could communicate by knocking on our common wall. I think it consisted of “Are you awake?” and “Yes, I’m awake.”

  29. Brandi says:

    A favorite Christmas memory of mine is when my grandparents would come visit to see what Santa had brought us that morning.

  30. Bernie says:

    When I was 8 years old, my father had to work at our church on Christmas morning. So my five sisters and I and my mom had to wait for him to come home before opening our gifts, even our stockings from Santa. In an effort to keep all six of us amused, mom decided to light a fire in the fireplace. She forgot of open the damper and filled the house with smoke. The six of us and my mom ,who was trying not to cry, were sitting on the front lawn in our pj’s waiting for the s one to clear out when dad got home.

  31. Sarah hatten says:

    Opening gifts around my dad’s hospital bed after recovering from a medically induced coma, since his birthday in October!

  32. Cynthia Van Kleeck says:

    Such a pleasant experience every time I come into Carolines Coffee shop! It seems that most of my Christmas memories feel the same way. When I was 5, we lived in Hawaii for about six months. Not only did I witness the fireworks when Hawaii became a state, but also remember quite fondly the Christmas celebration on the beach in front of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Outrigger Canoe Club. Santa paddled ashore with presents in his canoe, handing out musical books that one cranked the handle while reading the story. Other items included Ipana Toothpaste, combs and small toys. Pine trees don’t grow in Hawaii, but I do remember lights and the neighbors running around outside wearing shorts and usually no shoes. To this day, Santa still paddles ashore in his canoe, accompanied by several strong young men to help the paddle and get the boat ashore in good time. A celebration of life and what the sea can bring, a smile to remember for all time.

  33. Michelle Fiske says:

    Going up to Mt. Hood with the Chevy Luv truck on snowfall days looking for city drivers to pull out of snowbanks. Made a few friends that way <3

  34. Debbie Schorcht says:

    THE best part of Christmas as a young child is the awe and wonder of the Christmas tree in the wee hours of the morning after Santa has come….the hard part was going back to bed and waiting for mom and dad to get up!

  35. Joe Figueira says:

    I really appreciate the free sample’s of your Coffee of the Week, all through the year. That’s very generous of Caroline’s. How many business’s do that ?
    So Thank You, and Merry Christmas to the Fike’s and all of your hard working staff.

  36. Linda Bergen says:

    One of my favorite memories and I do it is when my step-mother would pick out one gift to each of us. My 2 step sisters & me on Christmas Eve because we could not seem to wait.

  37. Carolyn Kell says:

    Hmm… My favorite Christmas memory was when I was 11, it was 1988, and like most Christmases, my immediate family… Mom, Dad, and younger brother made it up to Nevada City to celebrate for a few days in an old Victorian we had purchased with the money left behind when my mother’s parents passed away 4 years earlier.

    Well, this Christmas was different! It was snowing already, and we still had not made it to even Grass Valley! Still, my Dad muscled up to the situation and drove diligently and methodically through the drifts of snow on the lonely road in our Jeep Cherokee.

    Once at the house, we gobbled down instant cocoa and rushed to our beds to get warm and wait for the furnace to warm the house.

    The next morning, Christmas, I bundled up and walked into town with the family. I will never forget the look on a lone fireman watching the snow fall from the safety of the basement of the firehouse on Broad Street on that wintry day! His expression was of disbelief and ah on that unusual white Christmas.

    In this spirit, I am hoping for a white Christmas tomorrow. Hard to believe that that memory chrystalized nearly 28-years-ago now!

  38. Bethany Walsh says:

    The Christmas I got sober was so wonderful. I had been struggling for years in the darkness of addiction and this was a year I actually remembered that special day. I also remember that day well because I spoke into a camera that I was going to be married to a friend of mine (Sean) by next Christmas! I loved him so much yet he was pretty clueless. Well I was right! The next Christmas we were married and now this May we celebrate 8 years of marriage and have 3 beautiful children. God has blessed us beyond measure!! I am looking forward to spending this Christmas at home with our beautiful family.

  39. Emma Reagan says:

    My favorite holiday memory is taking my daughter to see santa for the first time last year she was about 6 months old.

  40. linda marcus says:

    This year is my favorite Christmas ever. Had a new grandson, addition this year. His name is Titus, with his sister Savannah, and Caleb brother. Well, did not forget to take some of my favorite coffees for everyone to share and gifted also. Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones.

  41. Dana says:

    Warm and Cozy, Carolines is a great place to meet, greet and love the season with love ones and friends, new and old. A wonderful joyful place to be!

  42. erin says:

    Merry Christmas Holly & crew, my favorite holiday tradition is making a HUGE mess of the living room and then leaving it and walking out the door to go on a family hike.

  43. Kristen says:

    My favorite memory is the year my cousin got a shiny red fire engine ride on toy (and a stuffed dalmatian) and we rode that thing around all day ringing the bell and having a blast.

  44. Lynne Marie says:

    My favorite holiday memory is the Christmas when I got a puppy. My dad carried her into the living room inside of my stocking. She was an apricot colored toy poodle, I named her April and she lived to be nearly 17 years of age.

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