Winter Decorating and a Giveaway...

{This post includes a review and giveaway from the Canvas Factory}

Happy 2017! Now that the holidays are behind us...here in Minnesota we have the long winter ahead! I'm not one to put all of our Christmas decorations away all at once, but rather slowly...and removing those that are obviously Christmas decorations first.
I really like the Danish concept of Hygge (pronounced 
hue-gah)...embracing winter with warm lighting, comfort foods and drinks, coziness, and making times feel special.  
It can make a long winter feel much more enjoyable...


I like to keep little white lights, 
pine cones, candles, and blankets.


I have also had fun creating personal artwork for
our home and Christmas gifts.  I painted signs...
this family sign will be part of our winter gallery wall.




I also love using my photographs as art...when I have one that feels special.  A few posts back I shared an instagram photo 
that I thought would be great for Christmas artwork.  
Recently, the Canvas Factory made a 16 x 20 
canvas print of it for review.  And it became part 
of our Christmas gallery wall on our stairway...




The print was beautifully done, 
with a closed back and hangers...


The website was very user friendly!  One feature I didn't end up using on this particular piece...they offer the ability to add decorative text to your photo canvas...
which I think greatly adds to the creativity!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.
They are offering one of my readers a free 16 x 20 canvas print, and shipping is free, too!  So if you would like a chance to win, 
and create your own photo canvas, just leave a comment below.

This giveaway is for U.S. and Canada readers only...
and be sure I have a way to reach you, if you win!  
This giveaway ends Monday January 9th, 10 PM, Central Time. Good luck!
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

I was provided with a photo canvas to review...all opinions are my own.
Thank you Canvas Factory!


Until next time...stay warm and cozy!
   

143 comments

  1. Your photo is really a great subtle Christmas item that can certainly stay out on display well after the season is over!

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  2. A photo canvas would be an awesome birthday gift for grandpa!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. What a lovely photo to have made into a canvas! I love taking photos and using them as decor in my home. Fingers crossed I might win this!
    hugs!

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  4. I always love to get a glimpse of your great vintage finds! And I'm really enjoying reading about Hygge, which I hadn't heard of a year ago. Looking forward to seeing your projects in 2017!
    Brenda

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  5. The Hygge concept is one I want to embrace too. We have so much snow right now and below zero temps. I'm all about cozying in and enjoying my home. I'm hoping to learn how to knit socks...
    I'd love to win the canvas from your gorgeous photos, Linda! Please enter my name.

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  6. Lovely! Personal pieces are the best kind of art.

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  7. Happy New Year from Canada!! Super photo on canvas! Enjoy your blog thank you!

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  8. Would love to see one of my husband's photos on canvas !!!!

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  9. I don't envy your long winters! In Texas, we have warm days off and on and hardly ever wear a heavy coat. I love the car with the tree on top. Very creative! Stay warm!

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  10. I love winter decorating with lots of tone on tone neutral colors. It seems so peaceful after all the color and business of Christmas. I adore your big clock face and the canvas looks perfect of your gallery wall, Linda. Happy New Year!

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  11. Happy New Year! Oh how lovely! I would love to win a canvas and gift it to my son for his birthday. Cheers!

    Heather
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  12. I have a cool vintage photo of my grandfather when he was a boy. He is going to have his 90th birthday in March & a canvas would display that childhood memory proudly!

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  13. I would like to have a canvas print made of my kids. Thanks!
    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  14. Everything you've decorated with is divine! I would love to win a canvas too...actually YOUR canvas is pretty darn cute! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  15. What a lovely photo canvas! I only began exploring them this past year but have fallen hard for the look. I would love to add another to my collection.
    Unfortunately, this will only let me comment using my "google account" and I am unsure what email is associated with it. Having a YouTube channel with a non-gmail email often screws up this type of thing so I will leave you my direct email. Debbieomi at hotmail. Thank you!

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  16. I, too, use pine cones and greenery to lighten up winter. And snowmen tucked here and there.
    Love the art work and your decorating talents.

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  17. Just finished putting Christmas boxes in the attic.....oh, how I miss having a basement! All that's left out are the few things I don't put in the attic, some vintage winter scene paintings, a snow globe, and vintage pine cone plates.

    Love the photo you chose for your canvas.....what photo to choose if I win?!? Thanks for the opportunity!

    Also, I'd like to thank you for all the Bachman House photos.....I live vicariously through your posts.

    Happy New Year!
    Susanne@TakeOnVintage.com

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  18. Love this idea and the giveaway. The hard part would be picking which photo to use.

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  19. I love the photo you used to get the canvas. I would have a difficult time trying to come up with a single photo, but I certainly wouldn't mind trying! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  20. Your winter decorating seems just right. It adds just what's needed when the Christmas decorations come down. Thank you for the opportunity to win a canvas. Happy New Year!

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  21. Your post makes me want to start decorating my living room for winter! I've taken down and packed away everything Christmas-related, but contracting work is set to begin here on the 16th. Everything (every knick knack, things on the walls, furniture) will have to be packed away and moved out of the living room and kitchen. So no decorating for me right now! Wish I could push a fast-forward button and have it be over, but I know I have to deal with it.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win a canvas in your giveaway - yours is beautiful!

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  22. We have christmas untill the 6th of january. And as a dane I'm so proud that the danish hygge is spreading around. Thank you for your give away. Count me in.
    Happy New Year to you.
    Hugs from
    Lina Aggerholm

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  23. I have recently discovered your blog and I enjoy your decorating ideas. I know just which photo I'd use for the canvas. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. I love your ideas. Taking down Christmas can make my house feel so cold and empty. Your idea of doing it slowly and leave winter out us a great idea. I'd love to win the free print. Thank you and Happy New Year!

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  25. Linda I'm the same way. Winter is long and boring so why not leave up some decor to enjoy and feel cozy. Happy New Year.

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  26. Love, love, love the print! So many photos come to mind I would use with this!! I'm going to go to their website and see how much damage I can do! ;)

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  27. Oh! Look how great that canvas turned out. What a neat picture to translate to a piece of canvas art. I don't sign up for many giveaways anymore but you can count me in for this one, Linda.
    Hope you have a wonderful 2017!! xo Diana

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  28. What a great giveaway Youre canvas turned out great

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  29. I think the Danish have found the key to making our long winters bearable. We just held our 3 day family Christmas celebration, so I'm in no great hurry to pack away all the twinkling lights. I just love the photo you used for your canvas art, Linda! And your little winter accents sprinkled around are a nice transition out of the holidays and into winter. I don't sign up for many giveaways either, but sign me up for this one, please!

    Happy New Year!

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  30. The print is gorgeous! I would love to win but I don't think I have a photo as beautiful as yours.

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  31. Oh, I would love to win a canvas and use a picture of our five blessed grandchildren. Thanks for the chance to win.
    I love how peaceful your house looks. Mine is still in such a state from Christmas and stuff. I'll look at your pics and talk myself into a calm state.

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  32. I have yet to purchase a canvas print, but have been thinking about buying some!

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  33. This is a great gift idea! I think I would love to plan this for my next gift giving event

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  34. This post brought the Hygge comfort feeling right to me! The colors you use in your decor are so beautiful and restful. And yes, I'd be thrilled to win the free canvas! I love the one you had done!

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  35. I love the canvan addition! I always leave winter-like decorations up! My mercury candleholders, white candle and sparkly lights with a little red here and there! That way I can transition to Valentine's! Even though I live in the "sunny south" I like my house to show feeling!

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  36. I know just the picture that I would use if I won. Thank you for the opportunity. Happy New Year!

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  37. How generous! I would love one for my hone!

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  38. Your picture is so sweet! If I win, I hope to come up with something just as creative.

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  39. I would love to have one of these made for the last picture of my deceased daughter.

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  40. Thank you for the chance to win. Billie R. kekagel@yahoo.com

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  41. Linda, I don't think our winter is quite as cold as yours, but still I try to embrace it. I leave some of my snowmen out and add new touches of winter here and there. I love your canvas! Please throw my name in the hat. :) Your home definitely looks warm and cozy for winter!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. Love your photo! Would love the chance to turn one of my photos into a canvas, esp. for free. :) Thanks for the chance at this giveaway.

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  43. Must say, Linda, I like your New Year's post much better than most ... of those usual "cleaning/decluttering/change your life" January posts. And as a fellow Minnesotan, the Hygge concept sounds like a great idea. Likewise, the photo canvas idea. Will have to try both! Happy New Year :D

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway! I have a list of projects currently, and getting all my best photos printed is on my list of things to do!

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  45. I have wedding photos I would love to use for a canvas! Thanks for the chance!

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  46. That is so cute- and I love the clean color scheme! Thanks for an awesome giveaway ~

    dapriser at gmail dot com

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  47. I love your canvas print! Such a good idea to use a cute decoration.

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  48. I would love one to hang in my new home!

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  49. I love the hygge concept and your good attitude. If I lived where the winter is very rough, I'd be unhappy. Your art is adorable!

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  50. Thanks for the giveaway, Id love to get a print of my wedding photo

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  51. I guess I follow that concept of hygge even though Texas isn't all that cold. I like the warmth of Christmas to linger even after the decor is put away. The art is wonderful. Happy New Year.

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  52. I would like to have a canvas print made of my youngest child, a twin who passed away 8/8/2016 at the age of 28

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  53. I love the pictures on canvas I had one done years ago and it turned out wonderful.
    Love your Cadillac car on canvas.
    I was just thinking this last weekend to get another one done for a favorite picture.
    Your toy white Cadillac car is the only one I have ever also


    Happy New Year 2017

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  54. What a fun print, I love it, I would just want a copy of yours! :-) so darn cute!

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  55. I love your print! I would get my daughter on a print

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  56. love the idea of embracing winter. Much better outlook than wishing it away to summer.

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  57. I love winter scenes to make home cheery during the cold, gray time of the year.

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  58. Thank you for the chance, I look forward to the darkness of winter.

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  59. I love winter, well all 4 seasons, I can NOT imagine living where you don't get to experience the changing seasons!

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  60. New to your site, Loving it. I would like a print of a pinecone.

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  61. What a great chance! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  62. I love these canvas prints! I've had two made of my daughter's photo and they were both great-looking -- so great that the grandparents nabbed them!

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  63. Beautiful finds! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. Am intrigued by this process. Would love an opportunity to see it up close and personal.
    Am under the weather at the moment so the idea gave me a welcome boost.��

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  65. I would love to have one of their beautiful canvas prints. My apartment walls are embarrassingly bare.

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  66. I love that print! I have been wanting a canvas print of my wedding day.

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  67. I would love to put a photo of me and my fiance's engagement photo on canvas:)

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  68. I have two toddlers and i am constantly covering the walls with their art, their pictures, school pictures, family pictures all kinds of pictures! I'd love a canvas version of them!

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  69. Wow I love it, didn't realize how pretty these turn out!

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  70. I love the idea of Hygge, and would have never known how to pronounce it, so thanks for clearing that up :) Love your little pup all cuddled up - so cute! Such a cute print you have shown us and a very nice give-away! x Karen

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  71. I think canvas photos look great I have one of me and my mom!
    Email g6085(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. I would love a canvas print! Thank you.

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  73. Happy New Year! This would be such an awesome gift to give. Thanks for the chance!

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  74. Beautiful print!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

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  75. This is beautiful, i would love to hang one in my home! kt3us@yahoo.com.

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  76. Your decor is lovely, I would enjoy having a piece of such beautiful art work in my home.

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  77. Hi Linda! Just stopped by to see what you're up to these days. Everything looks amazing as always. Sending best wishes for the new year.

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  78. I love how your canvas photo turned out. I am bookmarking that sight for a future look see. I just now contemplating taking the holiday decorations down and going for just winter touches too, but I am enjoying the lights on my Christmas tree this evening. Have a wonderful new year.

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  79. I would love to get a family picture of my nieces and nephew during Christmas put on canvas for my sister! My email is traciemcooper0515@gmail.com

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  80. I LOVE what you made...so charming and classic! I am like you, leaving a little bit of Christmas out, just a little longer, I am not ready to put away the sparkle just yet!! :)

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  81. I would love to be able to get this for our house! My husband and I just married and it would be wonderful to have our favorite photo on canvas!

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  82. Such a beautiful picture, lovely Christmas décor! I love that these canvases are closed backed and not open. They hang better this way!

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  83. Yours is beautiful! I would love to win one of my own :)
    Crystallgregg@gmail

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  84. A photo canvas would be great my son just had his birthday and I would love a picture of my kids and pets together

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  85. Your home is beautiful! I would love to have a canvas of my boys hanging in my home!

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  86. I love the way you decorated! I like how you used a lot of white. If I won, I would have a canvas of from our daughter's wedding last May made.

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  87. I would like to have a canvas done with my sons.

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  88. The canvas print would be a perfect gift for my daughter's birthday next month. Thanks

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  89. This canvas would be awesome in my dining room!!

    allyson t
    sunflowerally22@aim.com

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  90. I would love to have a wedding photo printed!

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  91. I would love to make one of our wedding photos into canvas!

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  92. Your decorations are beautiful! I would love to get a canvas to go in my husbands office! He really needs something to liven it up a bit!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  93. Just came back to double check for you to make sure I could see and leave a comment. Genius, girl---genius! YOU did it!!! You are now a blogger guru! lol Have a great Sunday-xo Diana

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  94. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance
    melissamiller2002@yahoo.com

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  95. Linda, I love all you cute white items. The truck plaque , the skates. So many sweet things. Stay warm there. xoxo, Susie

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  96. I have ordered with Canvas Factory before and have been very happy! I would use this to print a canvas photo from my trip to Poland this summer!

    Cassie M
    moreno.c@husky.neu.edu

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  97. I am moving in three weeks and this would be wonderful for my new apt.

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  98. New year, new art in our house would be refreshing.

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  99. I would love to win , we just moved so this would be perfect for our new house

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  100. I just came across the word Hygge recently and had no idea what it meant! So thank you.

    Great giveaway. I print some of my better pics to hang.

    I've been very behind in blogging and I apologize for not visiting. Don't count me in on the giveaway...I've missed too many posts!

    Happy New Year!!!!

    Jane x

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  101. Love your canvas! Will be moving this year, would love a canvas for our new home. Thank you.

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  102. This is such a nice touch for your home. Thanks for the chance.

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  103. Your winter home exudes comfort and coziness for these cold months, Linda. Just the kind of inviting place to hunker down with a good book and cup of tea!
    Mary Alice

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  104. What a great giveaway! Thank you! Love the ideas and pictures you shared. THey're beautiful.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  105. I would love to win!
    dez3b at yahoo dot com

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  106. A canvas photo would look great in any room. I'd use the latest picture of my grandkids.

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  107. I love your decorations! So cozy! And we're getting family photos taken this weekend, so a new canvas picture will soon be needed!

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  108. Happy New Year! I would love to get a canvas print of my two kids!

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  109. I would love to have a canvas print of my youngest. I have one of my older daughter but not the little one.

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  110. Love the picture! I'd love to have a canvas of my two boys hanging on my wall!

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  111. Love the print, living in ca we don't get much of a winter here but this year it has rained a lot more than normal. I would love to get a print of my 5 girls for the walls.

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  112. This would be an awesome gift for my daughter of her and her future husband. She takes great photos that would look great on canvas.
    tallulahjane65(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. Wow! They have some fabulous prints! It would actually be really hard to choose :)

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  114. The photo is great. I would love to print one of my new Grandson.

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  115. I really love your display! The photo is beautiful and the skates with the pine cones,wow,beautiful! I would have a hard time choosing what photo to put on canvas but I would love to do something for my hubby. courtafi2138 at gmail dot com.

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  116. I always love to make a personalized art piece. It leaves impression and has distinction.
    versatileer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  117. I have purchased a canvas print in the past and they are beautiful.thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  118. Would love to see one of my kids photos on canvas

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  119. I love canvases great gifts and great home decor! :)

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  120. I really like the white against the brown of the pine cones. I love having art canvases and large print outs of photos. Email: cuse_softie(at)yahoo.com

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  121. What a beautiful print - perfect for this winter weather!

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  122. What lovely pictures, Happy New Year to you and yours. Pam

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  123. What a beautiful canvas photo! I love canvas photos, just wish I had more :) Thanks for the chance.

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  124. Most of my wall decor was damaged and had to be thrown out due to water damage and mold. I'd really like to win as I can use something new

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  125. Beautiful canvas photo. It would be difficult which picture to choose. So many important people and items in my life..

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  126. I love canvas photo's on the wall. They make the picture seem so much more special. thank you for this chance to win one!

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  127. This would be great to have some canvas pics of the Christmas holiday.

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  128. This would be amazing to win! I would love a canvas of my new baby! She was just born 01/05/2017! Thank you for the opportunity! Email: scianaxtus@gmail.com

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  129. i have several pictures of my kids I would love to have a canvas of

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  130. i would love to make a canvas for my sister w/ a picture of my 6mo nephew!

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  131. I love your canvas! This is so unique and creative. I need to dress my walls up too. Thanks!

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  132. I love the family and joy pictures! So simple yet make the perfect addition to any home! We love giving these as gifts!

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  133. Love,your canvas...great blog..would lve to have a new canvas just bought a new couch and need something beautiful behind it👍🏻

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  134. I will give this to my son for his new daughter.

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  135. I love the idea of cosying up the house for the winter, it makes all the difference, and yours looks lovely. As always.
    Amalia
    xo

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  136. Hi Linda and happy belated New Year :)

    I think your sweet pug is very Hygge.... I think I would cuddle him to death! What a lovely post.... I loved your canvas...

    We might be getting snow later today..... we don't have winters like yours.... so a little snow might be nice :) Especially as I have no where I need to be!!!!

    Karen x

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