Christmas is coming and that means sending out greetings to friends. I sent out my Merry Christmas newslettter last week. Of course I had a picture of the grandkids and of course, I threw out a new giveaway. Well, four chances to win. Last year I asked readers to tell me their favorite Christmas gift to make them eligible for a special drawing. That was such fun, I decided to do it again. Only this time it’s a favorite Christmas memory.
The stories are pouring in. Beautiful stories that bring a tear and great memories of times when laughs were in order. I’m going to share some of those stories on here before Christmas – with the permission of the storytellers, of course. As one reader said when giving me permission to share her story with you, memories are for sharing.
|Some giveaway prizes|
Some of you might not be on my newsletter e-mail list, so in case you’d like to join my Christmas giveaway fun, here’s the info on what to do to get your name in the hat and what you might win. Send me an e-mail from my website or leave a comment here with a way to get in touch with you in case you win. If you want to join in the fun of sharing a favorite Christmas memory, please do. I’ll draw one winner from those of you who do share a favorite story to win a lovely music box that plays “How Great Thou Art” along with your choice of one of my books. Then I always have one drawing for those who have never won anything in my giveaways. (Be sure to tell me that in your e-mail or comment to get your name in that special drawing.)The never won before winner will get Startling Joy, a book of Christmas stories and your choice of my books. The last two chances to win go to anybody who throws his or her name in the hat for the drawings. Those two winners will get one of my books and a copy of The Dog Next Door, a collection of dog stories. My story in the book is titled “A Gift of Love.” That has to make a good Christmas giveaway.
So now on to the good part. Here’s a story from C.E. about the “Santa beagle” to make you smile.
My similar memory is a time when we were getting ready to eat on Christmas Eve at my mother’s house. We heard a knock on the door and lo and behold, when we opened it up, there was Santa straight from the North Pole. The kids were amazed. The adults knew it was a neighbor, but it was still fun. We laughed and laughed at the looks on the kids’ faces“
Thank you for sharing, P.C. And thank all of you for reading. May each of you have an over abundance of Christmas Spirit. More stories to come on Sunday. And don’t forget to share your stories with us too.