A week or so ago I told you about my famous leaning Christmas Tree Cake and talked about holiday traditions and told you about a contest Sam’s Club had to win a couple of really cool prizes.
There were two categories you could enter YOUR stories of funny family traditions, essay or video.
The winners of each are below.
Holiday Traditions Essay Contest Winner
April Yedinak from Hodgenville, KY
Santa’s Crazy Helper
As children get older, they start to question the existence of Santa. In an effort to prolong this magical part of their childhood, we have a Christmas Eve tradition of planting Santa evidence that would keep the North Pole CSI guessing for months.
Of course, there is the usual eating of cookies and quaffing of room temperature milk- leaving visible bite marks in sugar wreaths and lip prints on the glass. Where we veer off the normal track is outside the house.
Carrots and apples are left on the porch for the reindeer with the appropriate bite marks (I am now stuffed). Snow or dirt is used to make deer tracks. A few sleigh bells are scattered, along with some hastily gathered ‘deer dropping’ pilfered, with gloved hand, from a neighbor’s yard (Merry Christmas people with the Great Dane).
The final touch is sled marks made using a pair of 2×4’s that we drag across the lawn, evenly spaced for several yards. At this point the egg nog has usually begun to override our discretion and we are giggling and snowball fighting at 3 am in our pajamas.
Lack of sleep- priceless, because my kids still believe!
Holiday Traditions Video Contest Winner
Tiffany Snedaker of Eagle Mountain, UT
For those of you who didn’t win a prize, you still might have your story or video featured on the Sam’s Club holiday site.
Thank you all for participating and congratulations to the winners!
Sam’s Club provided me with compensation for my participation in the Holiday Traditions Video Campaign