The Winner of Rhonda’s prize is BrandiD. Congratulations, Brandi! Now, on to Virginia’s Christmas memory.
My favorite Christmas memory is three-fold. My mom always made plates and plates of Christmas cookies. Sugar cookies and gingerbread men and spritzers with red hots and Russian tea cakes. I have vivid memories of how it covered one end of the dining room table!
The other memory is my dad leaving a coconut on the plate we’d leave out for Santa. As kids, we’d leave cookies. And in the morning, we’d see a coconut there! Because Santa has to cross Hawaii to get to our house, you know!! He’d drill a hole in it, drain the coconut milk, and we’d crack it open to have on Christmas day.
Another memory is of my older brother cracking walnuts from the big dish of nuts on the table during the holidays. He would crack them, pull out the nut meat, write a funny note, and carefully glue it back together. We learned to examine the nuts or we’d end up cracking one open and getting a note that said ‘GOTCHA’ instead of a tasty walnut or almond!
Thanks for letting me share those Christmas memories!! Does your family have a funny Christmas tradition?
I’m giving away a copy of my book, Season of Hope. (Amazon
The Gift Of Forgiveness
Gavin Sawyer knows he’s in trouble the moment he meets Evie Thorne at the downtown Denver mission where they both volunteer. He’s drawn to the pretty journalist, even though reporters have caused him nothing but heartache in the past. Soon Gavin begins to let his guard down as he sees that this wonderful woman may be someone he can trust with his heart. But when he brings her home to meet his family during the holidays, Evie’s secret past suddenly comes to light. Will their newfound love survive when he learns the truth?
*To be eligible for Virginia’s gifts, you must leave a comment and live within the Continental United States. Winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will be notified Dec 15 and posted on the sidebar as well.