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

One of my favorite Christmas memories was when I was about 12. My grandmother and I were doing some holiday baking. We made cookies, fudge, brownies, cupcakes and some other goodies. When we were done we sat down and looked at all we had made. Then Grandma went to the other room and came back with several decorated tins. We decided to go around to some of our Church shut ins and leave them a surprise. We would park a couple of houses down from each stop we made. We would get out and creep around to the front door, ring the doorbell and run and hide behind a shrub or around the side of the house so as not to be seen. It was so delightful to watch the people open the door, find the tin and look inside. The looks on the faces was priceless. We would wait until we were sure they could not see us and then go back to the car and do it all over again. That was one of the best evenings I had with my Grandma. She passed away in 2004 but that memory will stay with me always.

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

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