We've been asking you to submit your favorite Christmas memories and heartwarming James Avery Christmas stories to spread the warmth and joy of the holidays with James Avery Artisan Jewelry and KVKI and you've delivered!

Each weekday through Friday, December 21, 2018, during the 12pm hour with Bristol, we'll read one of your stories and the person who submitted it will receive a $50 gift card to James Avery Artisan Jewelry. At the end of each week, we'll put all five stories to a vote and the winner will receive an additional $250 James Avery Artisan Jewelry gift card! James Avery Artisan Jewelry can be found locally in the Shoppes at Bellemeade on Youree Drive in Shreveport and the Dillard’s at Pierre Bossier Mall and Mall St. Vincent and online at JamesAvery.com.

Today's winner is Lisa Cotsopoulos. Congrats Lisa! We hope you love your new treasured piece of jewelry from James Avery Artisan Jewelry! Here's what Lisa had to say:

I guess I would have to say Christmas of 2004. My dad was very sick and in and out of the hospital. He got to come home Christmas Eve. My nephew had a wreck the same day. My dad had to go and see if he could help him and the rest of our family did as well. My nephew was fine, the car not so much... but he could drive it home.

 

My dad had to go back to the hospital Christmas day in the late afternoon. After Christmas, he was still in and out of the hospital and in February he passed. But we all got together with him at Christmas and were with him everyday till he passed because that's what my family does. We were all there when he passed saying our goodbyes.

 

He is always missed at Christmas. He was our backbone of our family. God blessed us with him and God took him from us near Jesus' birthday and we are thankful for him. My dad doesn't have to suffer anymore. God Bless and Merry Christmas to all... This is my 'Charmed Christmas.' He was able to bring my family back together when we was broken.

Thank you Lisa for sharing your precious memory! If you'd like to share yours or to find out more, click here!

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