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!

Today is the final day for us to read one of your stories and award the person who submitted it a $50 gift card to James Avery Artisan Jewelry. Now, 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.

Our final winner is Angela Harrison. Congrats Angela! We hope you enjoy your gift card to James Avery Artisan Jewelry! Here's what Angela had to say:

My favorite Christmas story happened when my son was little. He's almost 30 now, but it's still my favorite. His elementary school was making Christmas cards for the troops. Both of his grandfathers were military and so was his Uncle Will, who was deployed that year so he knew all about the troops and was excited to color a picture for one of them. He wanted his to go to his Uncle Will, but I explained to him that thousands and thousands of children all over the United States would be sending letters to thousands and thousands of troops and you never know who will get yours. It was to brighten their spirits and let them know we were thinking about them and that they weren't forgotten over in the Middle East.

He understood. It was the nineties before Skype and computer access was available to talk to your loved ones. Basically you waited for them to be able to call you to talk for a few minutes at a time. On Christmas day I showed up to my Mom's and my sister was ecstatic. Will had called her for Christmas. He said they were opening their cards and the guy next to him asked if he knew a kid named Andrew. On the bottom of the card he had made, right where he had colored a Christmas tree, he had written, 'if you know my Uncle Will, tell him we all miss him and love him.'

I still have a copy of that card and all these years later it reminds me that Christmas miracles aren't just in the movies.

Thank you Angela for sharing your precious memory!

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