Over the last week, 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!

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 Karla Cedillo. Congrats Karla! While we can't bring your grandmother back, you can always cherish your memories together and we hope a new treasured piece of jewelry from James Avery Artisan Jewelry will help you to do just that. Here's what Karla had to say:

My story is very simple but will always stay with me. When I was 14 my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. This was almost 30 years ago. My grandmother always went all out for Christmas but when I was 15 she was too sick to go buy a Christmas tree. So she had this piece of furniture that fit in a corner of the wall and had four shelves. I remember coming over and she had decorated the piece of furniture like a Christmas tree and had a few gifts on each shelf. At the time I thought it was silly. I was a teenager but now that's one of the most impressionable memories of my grandmother. She worked so hard with what she had and did her best to make Christmas special for me.
I miss her everyday and wish she lived long enough to see me grow up to be an adult but she passed a year later.

Thank you Karla 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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