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 a 'Charmed Christmas' with James Avery Artisan Jewelry and KVKI and you've delivered!

Each weekday through Friday, December 22, 2017, 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!

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

One Christmas Eve at my grandparents' farm, my brother and I didn't want to go to bed. Dad told us that Santa wouldn't stop by if we were still awake when his sleigh flew by. That tidbit of knowledge didn't phase us at all. Then we heard something off in the distance. It was the ringing of a bell....and it was getting closer! Grandma said that it might be the bells on Santa's sleigh. THAT got our attention and we bolted to the bedroom praying that we fell asleep before Santa reached the house. The next morning our worries were relieved as we saw our gifts under the tree. Years later I was helping clean my grandmother's kitchen cabinets. I found an old cowbell that I'd never seen before. I rang it and was immediately transported to that Christmas Eve night. Apparently our PawPaw knew that we needed some "help" to get to bed that night so he slipped out with the old cowbell and headed to the barn. As he slowly made his way back to the house, he would ring that bell just enough to get our attention. By the time he reached the house, we were both sound asleep and all the adults had a good laugh. Even though our grandparents have passed on, the memory stays alive because we still have the cowbell and we ring it at Christmas in memory of them.

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

Contest runs from Monday, November 27, 2017 through Friday, December 22, 2017. Each weekday, one story/submission will receive a $50 gift card every day M-F for 4 weeks. At the end of each week a grand prize will be given away for $250 to the most voted on story out of the (5) winners selected. Overview (4) people win $50 GC's per week, and one will win a daily prize ($50 GC) and the grand prize of $250. Totaling $300 for one lucky listener. Winners will be recognized on air, online and contacted via email. For complete KVKI contest rules, click here. All prizes must be claimed within 30 days and picked up at the KVKI Studios, 6341 Westport Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71129 Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. We do not mail prizes. All decisions are final. KVKI is not responsible for any technical issues that may arise.

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