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

Each weekday through Friday, December 20, 2019, during the 12 pm 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 the week, we'll put all five stories to a vote and the winner will receive an additional $250 James Avery Artisan Jewelry gift card! The winner will be announced Monday, December 23, 2019.

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

I grew up a military brat, my dad was in the Air Force. We were stationed in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota. When I was 9, my Aunt had gotten married and her new husband came to the house. It had snowed a lot, like several feet. My mom and new uncle decided to build a snowman. They went outside and proceeded to roll the snow into an 8 foot snowman. They were having so much fun, they decided to continue building and turn the snowman into a snow slide. In the end, the snow slide was 56 feet long. The snowman had become the steps going up to the top of the snow slide. Every day, all of my friends in the neighborhood were at my house after school with their sleds. We even made it into the Air Force newspaper. Several years later, we lived in Oklahoma. It didn’t snow as much there, so one time when it did snow, we decided to replicate the snowslide. We built it 6 feet tall and 20 feet long and it also made the newspaper. To this day anytime we have snow in Louisiana, I will get my kids and grandkids and go outside and make a snow slide. A few years ago when we had a good snow, we built a slide that was 5 feet tall and about 10 feet long. By afternoon, it had warmed up and the yard on either side of the snow slide had turned to muddy mush. It ended up looking more like a mudslide. But it’s a fun memory that I have that I’ve passed down to my kids and now my grandkids. It will be something I do as long as there is snow.

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

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