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Monday, 16 December 2013

Roll up, Roll up for the bears' annual Christmas competition

Well hello there. Here we are once again ready to celebrate Christmas in The House of Bears. We like to give something back to all our lovely loyal followers, to say thank you for coming and reading our witterings and joining in the fun. So, how can we do that? We hear you ask. With our annual Guess The Bears competition of course.

For those who don't know (why on earth not, tsk. Were you sleeping through the festive season last year?) The way our competition works is thus. A few, or many, bears volunteer to climb into our christmas sack. They're counted in by an independent adjudicator (the human under the bed's husband) who also takes a picture of the bag full of bears. Like so.

Proof that there is at least one bear in said bag.

Next, we ask our blog friends to guess how many bears climbed into the bag. If the guess is spot on, we have our winner. If not, the nearest guess wins. In the event of a tie ( two people choosing one number either side of the correct amount ) we shall ask a bear themed question to decide the winner.

So, if you would like to join in, please leave your guess in the comments box below. We usually invite everyone to join in our competitions, regardless of whether you follow the blog or not. But the christmas competition is just for our lovely blog followers or Facebook likers, as a thank you for all your comments during the year.

Did I forget anything? Hmm, the prize? Some craft stash

Stamps, patterned paper, a card sentiments book, some mini notelets and a festive chocolate.

If you read our post yesterday, you'll know we said we may offer a pawmade journal as a prize. Well, Horace has worked his little paws off making this

It has tag pockets

Mini journalling spots

Blank ATCs for you to decorate

More tags

And plenty of blank pages just waiting to be decorated

So, what are you waiting for? Get guessing. Nab a number for your guess as soon as possible to be in with a chance of winning stash.


For this competition only, you must be a follower of this blog or a liker on our House of Bears facebook page.

Only one number guess per participant please.

Choose a unique number, if your original guess has been taken, please guess an alternative number.

If a number is used twice, the first person to pick it will be deemed the winner.

We will reveal the winner on 31st december, so you have happy mail to look forward to receiving in the new Year.

Good luck lovely friends.

With love from the bears


  1. Thank you so much for this great competition, its been a real hoot following your great blog. I think of all you bears as good friends now and i reckon there are 8 bears in that sack. My mouth is watering thinking about those goodies especially the journal, its amazing.
    Have a very Merry Christmas bears and an even craftier New Year.

  2. Hi you lovely festive bears, I have loved following your bear goings on all year. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas & am looking forward to reading more bear musings in 2014! I think 12 bears have cwtched up in the Christmas sack in honour of the 12 days of Christmas! Love Ali x

  3. WooHoo - the offer of choccos and a PawMade goody dragged me right in here :-D
    I think 11 little furry Friends are hiding in there :-D

    Hugz from Greece

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. I love your blog Bears and look forward to seeing your makes and reading about your daily lives.

    I wasn't a follow last year so didn't know about this Christmas Jolly but I would love to have a chance to win Horace's beautiful folder with all the treasures inside.

    I will go for 10 bears please and I hope they don't have to stay in the bag for too long or they will miss all the fun.

    Lotsa Luv Chrissie x

  5. I'm guessing that the naughty ones get in first? Otherwise some high jinks and not untying the top of the bag may happen!
    I'll go for four bears in the bag...

  6. Right - getting serious now! Hard to see how big that bag is - but I say there are 9 bears hiding out in it. Thank you for the chance to win. Always wanted that book. Ali x

  7. Hi little bears, I think 8 of you have snuggled up together in that Santa sack. Beary christmas! Xx

    Lynda B

  8. I'm going with seven. I don't think anyone guessed that yet.

  9. I think that 6 of our furry friends have crawled into that festive looking sack. Hope somebear remembered to bring some snacks!

  10. Hello bears - how you suffer in the pursuit of entertainment... I would feel utterly CLAWstrophobic inside that bag. I must say, I think everyone is being very conservative with their guesses. I'm going to push the boat out and go with 23!! Wishing you (all 23 of you! and the humans too of course) a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2014!
    Lots of love,
    Alison xx

  11. Oh, and I meant to say, that handmade journal is a wonder!
    Alison xx

  12. I think 17 is an excellent number to go for....but please, please let them all out very soon, however many there are in there.

    Christmas stuck in a bag wouldn't be any fun and you all deserve a really good one!

  13. Hi Bears, my guess is that there are 5 of you hiding in that bag although its very hard to tell how big it is! Thanks for all the wonderful bear stories here on the blog and I hope you all have a very lovely 2014! Claire x


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