First annual KIC Christmas Tour of Homes! Join us!

by Carly Welcome to our what will hopefully be our First Annual Christmas Tour of Homes!!!  We're so glad you're joining us, whether you're linking up and participating in the tour, or just here to curl up and enjoy checking out some gorgeous homes.

Want to join in?  It's super easy . . . just post some photos of your decorated home on your blog, on Flicker, Tumbler, or even a public Facebook Photo Album. Anywhere you can link to them in order to share with our community. Feel free to share some background stories on your photos, a favourite holiday recipe or even some decorating tips you've learned over the years - it's all up to you! Then, post your link on the Linky below - just remember to link us directly to your post and not the home page of your blog.

Did you forget about the tour?  Not ready to link up today?  No worries - we'll leave the Linky up for awhile so you can come back in the coming days and add your link later.

Now, in the comfort of your own home (and I prefer in the comfort of my pj's), you can curl up with a mug of eggnog or hot chocolate and start touring!  Don't forget to come back from time to time to see if anyone new has linked up.

Just a reminder of our guidelines . . . Please do post photos of your holiday decorating, whatever your reason for the season.

When posting outdoor shots, you may want to consider ensuring house numbers and the like are obscured.

If you're so inclined, it'd be lovely if you left a short comment (where possible) on the blogs/albums you visit.

Happy holidays!!!

Royal Canadian MintCanadian Mint Family Pass Giveaway

Our third winner of a Family Pass to the Canadian Mint is @syanchyk!

Methodology: Tweets and comments are put in chronological order and a random number is generated by The number today was 4.

HOW TO ENTER We are going to be giving out one pass a day for the next 9 days. To enter leave a comment on the post from that day or tweet the following (it's different every day, by the way!):

I’d love to win a family pass to the @canadianmint from #kidsinthecapital this holiday season!

You can enter every day, but you can only win once. One entry per day per family.

Winners will be picked each day from all comments and tweets received by 8:00pm of the same day. If you'd like to know more about this giveaway and the Canadian Mint, please read our introduction post.

Have you started decorating for Christmas? Share your photos with us!