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 Cassandra Barnes. Congrats Cassandra! We hope you enjoy your gift card to James Avery Artisan Jewelry! Here's what Cassandra had to say:

I have so many great memories of spending Christmas at my Mawmaw and Pawpaw's house with my entire family (all 30+ of us)!

 

But one of my favorite memories is the time my brother smashed my birthday cake with his fist (not so much my favorite at the time but now, yes)! My birthday is on Christmas Day and one year for my 12th birthday, my Mom had a co-worker make a gingerbread house for me as my birthday cake, it was BEAUTIFUL, so beautiful it didn't even need candles! So everyone gathered around me and sang Happy Birthday, and because there were no candles to blow out, there was an awkward pause after the song where everyone just kind of stood there looking at me. I softly said "I don't know what to do now" (LOL), my brother replied "I do", then he quickly punched his fist through the roof of my beautiful gingerbread house!

 

He grabs a piece of the roof and takes off running. I'm crying, the cousins (as well as aunts and uncles) are laughing, Mom's yelling... and I'm sure there was a dog barking somewhere. Ahh family memories :) I wouldn't trade them for anything! Merry Christmas ya filthy animals!

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

See complete KVKI contest rules here.