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The holidays are full of family, friends, memories, traditions, and, for most of us, food. Are you a planner where you get everything in order for the holidays with plenty of time spare? Or, do you love the thrill of the holiday crunch time as you race around to get everything done in time for the holidays? Wherever you fall in the spectrum of holiday prep, FTD is a great place to start, especially during the holiday crunch time.

While cool gadgets and new technologies have a place wrapped for them under the tree, festive decorations, evocative aromas and distinctive flavors are often the sensations that make lasting holiday memories year after year.

If you have people who are difficult to shop for on your holiday gift list, be sure to stop by FTD.com and check out all of their gift options. They also have beautiful floral arrangements that will complement your holiday décor.

Be sure to stop by FTD.com and see all of the wonderful products that they have to offer. Also, don’t forget to mark your calendar for Monday, December 10 and join us as we chat with FTD about the holiday crunch time.

Giveaway Post Prize

This week's #gno Twitter party giveaway post is all about the holiday crunch time. One lucky winner will receive an iPad (ARV: $400). Please be sure to follow the requirements outlined in the Rafflecopter widget in order to enter.

In-Chat Giveaway Prize

During the #gno Twitter party, you’ll have a chance to win a prize from @FTDflowers. You will need to join the party on Monday, December 10 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. EST in order to enter the giveaway. Giveaway requirements and instructions will be explained during the #gno Twitter party. The winner of the in-chat giveaway will win a $50 gift pack from FTD Flowers.

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No purchase necessary to enter. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. ET Tuesday, December 11. See all terms and conditions here. This giveaway is available to U.S. residents only.

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170 Responses to “FTD Giveaway: Win an iPad”

  1. kfloveinme says:

    My holiday prep tip is start shopping early! Also sending flower arrangements for holiday dinners are always a nice touch. :)

  2. Libby Stady says:

    Favorite Holiday Prep tip is to stay calm and don’t take everything so seriously. Pre-Shop to be prepared!

  3. Denise M says:

    i like to use the crockpot to make meals and appetizers while using my time for other stuff

  4. Eryn says:

    I like to do a combo of fresh ingredients & frozen appetizers. It all looks great & saves me a ton of time!

  5. I have everything set up the night before.

  6. get as much prep work and cleaning done early!!!

  7. joseph says:

    clean early to make it easier come party time

  8. Nichol Perez says:

    My favorite holiday prep tip is have the kids help with everything. Plus. put plastic bag under Christmas tree so when you’re ready to move it you just lift the bag up over the tree and when you pull it out no pine all over the floor.

  9. Dinah G says:

    Shop online! No crowds, no lines, no parking.

  10. Alison Matalanis says:

    Online shopping! It is a big time saver!

  11. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Start Prep A Couple Days Ahead, Freeze And Heat For A Easier Faster Meal :)

  12. Terry says:

    I like to shop at Sam’s Club & purchase pre-made dishes.

  13. Betty Baez says:

    i like to plan everything out weeks before what im making and making sure i make a list and check it twice just like santa ;)

  14. Jackie B says:

    My favorite holiday prep tip would be to just relax and enjoy the holidays!

  15. Linda Bundrick says:

    my holiday prep tip is freeze baked goods weeks ahead and let them thaw to room temperature for serving fresh desserts at your next Holiday party.

  16. Melissa says:

    Holiday prep tip- Be organized the year before when putting away decorations so that they are easy to go through this year.

  17. Laura says:

    I like to have everything done ahead of time, so I can enjoy time with guests.

  18. thuy vu says:

    I would say keep the hot foods hot and the cold foods cold to keep from food poison.

  19. Blessie Nelson says:

    Plan a detailed list of the gifts to give, to buy, to host, the grocery list and the cooking and arranging and cleaning and delegate responsibilities to everyone in the family…when working as a team, holiday preparations are less burdensome.

  20. Michelle P says:

    My tip: Cook and freeze as much as you can in advance so you can enjoy your family and your guests!

  21. Curtis says:

    take out decorations from storage during thanksgiving weekend.

  22. Keya says:

    Holiday Tip: Do not impulse buy when shopping during the holidays, stick to a budget.

  23. Amy Catherine says:

    My favourite holiday preparation is ALWAYS (always) bring dry shampoo, did I mention always? Lifesaver :)

    Thanks for the giveaway, truly amazing!

  24. jeannine s says:

    Prepare what you can beforehand

  25. Lisa D. says:

    My holiday prep tip is to pre-mix then freeze cookie dough for quick holiday baking. Also, relax and enjoy the holidays. Thanks!

  26. Colleen Boudreau says:

    Get everything you need ahead of time.

  27. Katherine says:

    make a list check it twice and just keep going

  28. Aimee W says:

    My best holiday prep tip is to put all decorations away neatly that way the next year I need them, it’s much easier….and label containers!

  29. Rust says:

    I make batches of dough ahead of time and store them in ziplocs in the freezer. So easy to pop one out when needed ….and one day of dough prep can last me though the holiday season.

  30. HappyMomC says:

    Plan early and relax as you get closer so you’ll look good in pictures!

  31. Celena M says:

    I love online shopping. Thanks for the great giveaway! :-)

  32. angela lilly says:

    Start shopping for the next holiday the day after the current holiday and you will be almost if not completely done before the holiday season starts and be able to just enjoy it rather than stressing!

  33. June says:

    Start shopping before black friday

  34. Stock your pantry in early November with everything you need for Holiday baking and cooking to avoid the crowds later on.

  35. Carissa says:

    I’m thinking CHOCOLATE as a gift to send via FTD? YES!

  36. My holiday prep tip is to start shopping early! I started in October this year and it feels so good to be ahead!

  37. Stacie S-H says:

    My holiday prep tip is to make lists and follow them! If I dont make a list in my phone I tend to forget important details

  38. Frieda says:

    My favorite holiday prep tip is to make everything ahead of time, if possible. I love par-baking dinner rolls and then popping them into the oven just before dinner. 10 minutes later, hot and ready dinner rolls!

  39. This year I’ve done more online shopping than ever this year and it’s made things a thousand times easier. I’ve never been done this early before! I’m so happy I don’t have to go to the store the week of Christmas and brave the crowds because of it.

  40. Amy says:

    This year I’m working on planning better–putting even small family activities on the calendar, things like making sugar cookies and decorating gingerbread houses.

  41. tabitha vos says:

    I love FTD Flowers!

  42. Jo In Utah says:

    Cut corners where you feel comfortable, and go all out on the things that bring you the most joy and satisfaction!

  43. Molly Bussler says:

    My favorite tip would be to shop early and make sure that I have everything that I need for the dinner a head of time. Happy Holidays!

  44. Denise says:

    I found a great app that helps me keep track of gifts and stay on budget.

  45. Budget and stick to your shopping list!

  46. Don’t let yourself feel stressed!

  47. rajee says:

    is to brighten party with colorful lights

  48. I always try to get everything ready early – but no matter how far in advance I start, it always seems to come down to crunch time!

  49. I love planning it out! planning out the activities makes sure that they actually get accomplished and I don’t get caught up in the rush and stress of the season!

  50. Ani says:

    Listen to Christmas Music from morning to night!!!

  51. Shannon S. says:

    My holiday prep tip is to work at night….

  52. Michelle Miller says:

    Got to decorate this weekend!

  53. Patti says:

    I shop early, wrap early and then enjoy the holiday. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

  54. kara kjellman says:

    organization is important

  55. Jenna Parsons says:

    My holiday prep tip is to shop sales and keep it simple.

  56. Janice F. says:

    My holiday prep tip is to make a list, check it more than twice and follow it. Plus, relax.

  57. Elena says:

    My tip: find time to relax and enjoy the holiday spirit

  58. Adrian says:

    I love to entertain and we usually end up with herds of people. I like to keep it simple and have as much as possible done before my guests show up. Otherwise, I get a little ADD and I forget to do stuff during the party. Like get the side dishes out of the microwave, or serve the ice cream with the cake. Ooops!

  59. The holiday prep tipped I learned this year is to only put up half my decorations. Then I can swap them out each year. It feels so much nicer to simplify and not have as much out cluttering the house.

  60. Nicole says:

    We love to get the kids into helping making items for the holidays helpful prep tip also makes for lots of great memories…

  61. Kristen says:

    What helps me the most for holiday ‘prep’, would be getting all the baking done early & freezing cookies until the morning of the celebration. After removing from freezer, arrange in tray to thaw, & they taste like they were just made!
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  62. Mike bratek says:

    Always try to start shipping as early as possible.

  63. April Yedinak says:

    Make lists and get your kids to pitch in.

  64. Joy says:

    Start cooking/shopping early. It’s not good to wait until the last minute.

  65. Lisa Puckett says:

    Prep ahead and just relax!! Enjoy the holidays!!

  66. Celeste says:

    I try to shop for Christmas all year long (for gifts) — and especially hit-up after-Christmas sales for decorations/gift wrap/etc.

  67. Scherrie D says:

    Tip…accept help!

  68. Jennifer Marie says:

    tip is to not wait ’til the last minute!!

  69. Oanh H. says:

    Prepare cookie dough the day before and just bake in the morning of the party.

  70. cherrie M. says:

    Start planning early and be prepared

  71. Julie Davis says:

    Make a list of all you need to do and plan ahead

  72. I love decorating and wrapping presents.

  73. Erica Buteau says:

    My tip: Lots and lots of prep and deep breathing!

  74. Michele P. says:

    I shop all year long, because in addition to Christmas both of my children’s birthdays are in December. Also, I like to cook some meals ahead, freeze them, and keep them for quick, home cooked meals on busy days or for unexpected Holiday company.

  75. My tip is to do less trying to do everything and instead spend more time with the ones you love. People won’t remember all the stuff they got, all the food you prepared, all the decorating you did, etc. but what they will remember is what a fun time they had with you. Your children will remember the time you spent with them, maybe sitting in a cozy chair reading them a Christmas story or telling them about Christmas when you were young. Your spouse will remember the time you spent with them sleeping in and cuddling on Christmas morning or snuggling by the cozy fireplace together. Time is more important than stuff, so keep this tip in mind at christmastime.

  76. avinash daga says:

    the only reason i want to win ipad is ….my mother !! My mom is a single mother who raised two kids all by herself and gave everything she had for us. Once she was given a old laptop by a co-worker which I GREATLY appreciate but it is going to die any day now. I don’t have ANY funds to fix it or replace It. So I am excited about this give away and it would really help her in her office work. She is a working woman !! Many times she gets upset that other ladies of her age and her office have great things such as their own IPads or flat screen TV’s but I explain to her that we are thankful for what God has Blessed us with….! I Tell that We can’t afford such expensive things… So ipad would help my mother in many ways . If i win this i will be giving this ipad to her on Christmas eve as a big big surprise … Plus I NEVER win anything :(Please Lord I am Praying please GOD ! Please for my Mother just for once !

  77. Tina Martin says:

    Remember the reason for the season :)

  78. Carolyn says:

    Get it done early. I have to because I have to send things to family and friends overseas.

  79. 414 Moms says:

    My Christmas prep consists of giving myself plenty of time to get everything ready. I also do a lot of DIY crafts for my family and for gifts. That takes time so I start those early in the year as well.
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  80. tiffany c says:

    So much to do!!! Make a list and try to get everything done! We buy things we need to have a big family party – all our paper goods from the store (plates, napkins, forks), get a xmas cake reserved, prepare festive decor (wreaths, tree, lights), buy new xmas outfits for the kids, hubs, and I, send out xmas cards, wrap presents, do kids goodie bags, and after all of that I need to get rid of dust if I have time! Day of, just enjoy it, capture on photo or video and make a photobook to enjoy for years to come!

  81. ♥Keziah Gibbons♥ (@Gods_Smile) says:

    Start with a plan. Do the big jobs first so the little jobs will be a cinch.

  82. Cris says:

    My tip is to shop early, have fun and relax don’t think everything must be perfect

  83. Eleanor says:

    I don’t stress out. The holidays are a time to enjoy the time with family and friends and relax.

  84. erin dear says:

    Have your family help! Its always easier with an extra set of hands

  85. Louis says:

    if you send presents – ship it early to make sure they arrive in time

  86. Do cookies, cakes, and pies 2 days out and salads and side dishes the day before. Saves you a ton of time on the day of your big dinner

  87. Heidi ladwig says:

    Organization :)

  88. Cassie Whitaker says:

    Plan ahead, and stress less.

  89. Jill H says:

    Chop all veggies as soon as you get home from the store and store in tupperware so they’re ready and easy to cook up and/or put on plate for appetizers. Cutting down on prep time the day of entertaining

  90. I shared this on my first ever vlog post, shop year round, certain things go on sale at steep discounts that are even better than black friday and cyber monday, when you shop year round, it saves both time AND money!

  91. Angela A says:

    plan and prepare early

  92. Christie L. says:

    My kids are great about helping me at Christmas time. They help decorate the tree, help bake cookies, and get me in the Christmas spirit!

  93. shaye says:

    start brine-ing the turkey the day before.

  94. Holiday Prep tip… Sleep & get enough rest.

  95. Jen L says:

    KISS ~ Keep it simple Sweetheart! That’s what my dad always tells me and I try to keep things simple instead of causing myself any unwanted stress.

  96. Samantha says:

    My best tip – make lots of lists – then don’t lose them.

  97. Cindy C (@bobisyellow) says:

    do as much as possible early and ahead of time

  98. Summer says:

    My prep tip: is enlist help from friends and family.

  99. Daniela Tapia says:

    The best tip can be to ask for help I’f you cant manage everything on your own!!!!! Let other family members help out bringing utensils, food, deserts

  100. Tamara B. says:

    Try to prebake and precook alot of the smaller items a week before so you do get too frazzled the day of the celebration. You can freeze alot of the baked goods

  101. Robin O says:

    If you have a big freezer, bake pies and casseroles ahead of time and freeze them to minimize prep for holiday gatherings!

  102. Kim Ruholt says:

    Shop early. bake late!

  103. amy says:

    I shop early and make lists for EVERYTHING

  104. Beth says:

    I love to bake during the holidays. I use my oven time as time to do other tasks such as writing out cards or wrapping presents!

  105. Kevin E says:

    Be organized, don’t stress, enjoy the season!

  106. Lewis says:

    Holiday Prep. Favorite tip? Start early

  107. Sadie says:

    My holiday tip – just order some of the food and relax.

  108. Azcomm says:

    When you store the lights, etc., put them in marked boxes so you know where all the stuff is next Christmas season!

  109. Jen D says:

    Don’t over stress yourself! stay as calm as you can :)

  110. Tricia Martin says:

    Keep a list, check it twice. :P And pick up gifts throughout the year so you won’t have to try and do it all at once.

  111. @stacey5656 says:

    organization….

  112. @n210ss says:

    My fave holiday prep tip is to plan ahead! Make a list and don’t wait until the last minute to begin!

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  113. Sonya Miller says:

    My favorite holiday prep tip is to get the groceries, gifts, and etc. when their on sale and not procrastinate.

  114. Mary Cummings says:

    Fav. Prep tip is make a list and do a little bit everyday with a goal of having everything finished as much as possible by the week before Christmas. This will help you enjoy Christmastime w/your family so much more!

  115. teresa harvey says:

    Music, either listening to Christmas music or something that is upbeat to me while cleaning and baking for the holidays. Everything seems to flow better.

  116. sarah spjut says:

    Start early and make a list!

  117. amber says:

    My fave prep tip for the holidays is to buy non perishables far ahead, when you see sales that match with coupons.

  118. Debbie G says:

    Shop early then sit back and enjoy the season!

  119. Kelsey Apley says:

    Make a list, and try to spread the tasks out throughout a few days, so you don’t get overwhelmed at doing all things at once!

  120. Shannon McGrath says:

    Don’t procrastinate!

  121. Kelly Elswick says:

    Don’t take on everything yourself. Ask for help.

  122. Rebecca @RUtheMOMof says:

    take your time don’t try and do everything at once have fun

  123. @cammiLH says:

    My favorite holiday prep tip is just to make LISTS!! Have recipes, gifts, activities .. etc written down and go through lists daily .. A must have for me!

  124. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    Prioritize, Organize, Pray!

  125. debi affrunti says:

    Be organized and dont get overwelmed ask for help

  126. Amanda says:

    Start your baking early! You don’t want to be stuck with too few cookie trays!

  127. Start cooking day before. It always taste better the next day.

  128. Kristine says:

    Make food ahead of time!

  129. Karen L says:

    Put on some music and clean as you go…

  130. Buy early so you can enjoy the holiday with your family! That is the reason for the season!

  131. Babysitters! Use them while you prep and even to take a night out with the girls after the holidays are over. ;)

  132. @princessducky15 says:

    Be organized and have everything ready.

  133. Samantha says:

    Do everything as soon as you think of it not when you need it

  134. Tim B says:

    don’t wait til last minute time has a habit of creeping up on you

  135. Ashley Hatten says:

    Shop early!!

  136. Krista says:

    Start your shopping early, that way you can thoroughly enjoy the season without the crowds!

  137. Bud L says:

    purchase as much as you can online!

  138. marybeth i says:

    menu planning helps immensely!

  139. Christina Brundick says:

    Get some appetizers that freeze well done early so you can pop them in to warm up while preparing others that need to cooked that day.

  140. Sara Haaf says:

    Don’t worry about making all your extended relatives happy, focus on your own little family.

  141. Maureen G says:

    Be organized. Know what you want to do. Plan your budget and map your shopping. Enlist the help of all able-bodies family members. Things will get done.

  142. carol scheive says:

    make a list to check off as you complete tasks

  143. hali says:

    My favorite tip for just about everything, write it down. Make a list, and keep organized. :)

  144. Candace says:

    Make a to-do list, it’ll keep you better organized!

  145. If you KNOW someone or something stresses you out, it just mat be time to dump it/them.

  146. Jeanette E. says:

    Make everything that you can ahead of time so you can enjoy the Holiday and your company, and send the hostess flowers!

  147. Carol Buchman says:

    Start early, make lists & don’t forget to put in order for fruit baskets & flowers from FTD!!

  148. diane says:

    holiday prep tip? Be organized! Now, how do I do that?

  149. Liz Newsome says:

    Ask for help… rather, ASSIGN chores to family members. Divide and conquer makes it go so much quicker!

  150. Francesca missmimiwallace says:

    Relax and remember its a time for thankfulness and giving and just take it easy and appreciate the small things

  151. Tammy S. says:

    Taking cat naps daily.

  152. Danielle Ferguson says:

    Keep a to-do list and be Merry. Take things as they come :)

  153. jo says:

    don’t rush in buying, prepare in advance!

  154. kwai yip says:

    fav tip is to make a checklist so you can stick to a budget. Otherwise, all the deals out there are will be so tempting, you’ll end up overspending!

  155. Kat says:

    My holiday prep tip is to make lists so you don’t forget anything!

    @KouponKat

  156. Michelle Fine says:

    Hug your family and mean it.

  157. Ashley B says:

    My favorite holiday tip is to keep things in perspective. Things can get crazy but it’s important to keep the things that are most important in focus.

  158. Paul says:

    Sleep as much as possible to feel refreshed for the days that go well into the night. ;)

  159. Sandra says:

    Have fun, let the kids help, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but the time spent together will be.

  160. lisa dion says:

    make a shopping list so you dont end up spending extra money

  161. Cook some dishes day before

  162. Lois Annette Smith says:

    As a mother to a child with autism the holidays can be very overwhelming for my daughter and so I make lots of visual schedules to let her know what to expect or where we may be going. Past that nothing matters as long as she is happy.

  163. stephaniet says:

    Do your best to make and follow a to do list schedule it will help keep you sane.

  164. Jim says:

    Pace yourself during all the Christmas parties so that you don’t over do it.

  165. Camille says:

    Keep the christmas lights up all year round, just dont plug them in until december! LOL!

  166. Nicole says:

    Not the rush and enjoy the simple things in life

  167. Make a two batches of cookies. Bake one and store the other one. Another one is bake two quiches, freeze one and bake the other. In case someone pops in unexpectedly, you have food always on hand. Love Christmas!

  168. Heather says:

    Spend time with family and eat what ever you want.

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