Thursday, January 6, 2011

Feast of the Epiphany and A Giveaway on Cathy C. Hall's Blog

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, the day when the Wise Men brought the gifts to the Christ child. The word epiphany comes from the Greek verb, "to reveal."

The feast is celebrated in many parts of Europe, where gifts are exchanged. In our home, it's the day we take down our Christmas tree, box up the lights, put away the ornaments, and hope we can remember where we put everything so we can find it next year. Having a good memory is a blessing, and a gift.

Speaking of gifts, Cathy C. Hall, one of my blogger buddies, is in a gift-giving mood. Cathy is a wise and witty writer with a good and generous heart. To celebrate the new year, she is giving away a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card to a new follower. To win the gift card, sign up to be one of her followers and leave a comment on her blog between now and January 24th. Be sure to mention you heard about her contest here, on Donna's Book Pub. If you win, I can win, too!

Cathy will pick the winner's name from her new followers. If you're already one of her followers, you can also win. Check out her Jan 3 post for details.

While you're visiting Cathy's blog, check out her posts about submission opportunities, contests, and other cool writing stuff. I love reading her posts. She is always so upbeat and funny--and did I mention--generous?

One word of caution: After reading Cathy's posts you might start saying Y'all a lot and craving grits and fried green tomatoes. That's cause Cathy is a Southern belle from Georgia.

Good luck, y'all!


  1. I'd just like to thank you for those gushing words, Donna! And I'd like to thank all your followers who might drop in over at my blog. So, to summarize, I'm thanking all y'all (which is grammatically correct where I come from). ;-)

    And shoot. Now I'm craving fried green tomatoes.

  2. Hi Donna! Oh, yeah...I know about The Epiphany! Growing up Catholic, I knew all about that and how my birthday was the same day! It was the family custom to leave the Xmas tree up until my birthday, because of that! I alwasys felt extra special about that when I was a little girl!

  3. Funny, but I'd never heard of the Epiphany until recently! But anything that gives me an excuse to procrastinate a little on taking down the decorations is a-okay with me. I've also taken to leaving Post-Its in the decorations to help me remember where certain items are, like the stuff that goes on first. It's like a really weird little treasure hunt. Sigh. I think it's a sickness.

  4. It's been a while since I visited Cathy's blog. I'll head over for a look.


  5. Hello Miss Cathy,
    You are so welcome.Hope you get lots of visitors and new followers.

    Hi Becky,
    Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday, Madame President (of Saturday Writers), Happy birthday to you.

    Hi Tammy,
    I got so far as getting out the boxes to take down the ornaments, but got sidetracked sorting old clothes to giveaway. But I did donate more than a dozen bags of clothes and household goods to relatives, our church, and Goodwill. It's a start.

    Hi Pat,
    Thanks. Hope your year is a great one!


  6. Thanks for the info, will check it out! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  7. I do know about Epiphany, but we don't leave our tree up until now. A lot of people in our area do, though, and their outside lights, too. I hope your Christmas and the holiday season was wonderful. Have a great 2011.


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