Caridad Pineiro, A few of her favorite things…and Shutterfly (gift card!) Back to Blog
Update: The winner of the SHUTTERFLY gift card is…elaing8 ! Caridad also offered up the prize of her novella, NOCTURNAL WHISPERS–the winner of that novella is Raonaid. Congrats!!
I can’t believe it–our last party post!!! Where did the day (and night) go?! Please remember, though, that all giveaways will stay open until noon (Central time) tomorrow. So if you haven’t entered all of the giveaways yet, there’s still time!!
And, since this is the last post, well, the perfect party person is wrapping things up for us–my friend (and amazingly talented author) Caridad Pineiro. Caridad, thank you so much for coming by! It’s always a pleasure when you visit!
There are so many special things about the upcoming Christmas holidays and I want to thank Cynthia for having me here to share them with you! So in no particular order, here goes:
The one movie I always try to watch is HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. I love the ending where the Grinch realizes what is the true gift of the holiday season.
My favorite dessert, other than my sister’s wonderful flan, is fruit cake. I’m the only one in my family that likes it, so I always have to buy myself a little loaf to enjoy.
The song that always makes me cry is “I’ll be home for Christmas.” I guess I cry because I know there are many people, like our military and their families, that can’t be home and I’m very thankful for them and the sacrifices they make for us.
I love walking in the woods with my hubby and daughter to pick out a tree and chop it down.
My favorite food is roast pork on Christmas Eve. This is a family tradition since we’re of Cuban descent, but I also make my hubby’s favorite – stuffed squid – since he’s of Italian descent.
I love spending time with my family and friends on Christmas Eve! It’s great to get together, share what’s happening in our lives, and enjoy the wonderful spirit of the holidays.
I do like getting gifts on Christmas Eve and when Santa comes on Christmas Day, but I also love giving to others. I try to do that in a variety of ways and this year this hits especially close to home in light of all the damage that Hurricane Sandy has done to my beloved Jersey Shore.
To help others, I’m going to donate my share of the proceeds from sales of my newest release, THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE, from now until March 1, 2013 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE is available for download at Amazon via this link: http://amzn.to/UFCKRO or buy it at B&N with this link: http://bit.ly/WxipEv.
Thank you, Cynthia for having me with you today. I want to wish you and everyone else a very happy holiday season and share this picture of me and my little sister with you! The tree reminds me of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, another holiday favorite of mine.
Caridad, I love that picture!! And thank you for sharing your favorite holiday things with us…And now it’s time for readers to share. What are “a few of your favorite things” about the holidays? Since Caridad shared a photo, she inspired this post’s prize–a $25 gift certificate to Shutterfly.com. With the gift certificate, you can print holiday greeting cards–or even print up the photos that capture your new holiday memories.
Thank you all so much for coming to my party. I hope you enjoyed the posts! Happy Holidays! –Cynthia