When we asked Central Texans to share their favorite holiday memories, our inbox was flooded with photos of family and friends full of Christmas spirit.

This is the time of year when we celebrate love, togetherness, laughter, and giving, and vow to do our best to keep that spirit alive all year.

It can be tough as we head out of the Christmas season and back to the average day-to-day, but as long as we keep these memories and the spirit in which they were made in our hearts, we can make every day feel like Christmas.

Thank you to everyone who's shared these wonderful memories with us so far. We wish we could give you all a special gift, but we must choose a winner for each week and we've done so below. They'll be receiving a $50 dollar gift card good at James Avery Jewelers.

Make this Christmas a story she’ll tell for years to come with James Avery Artisan Jewelry in the Market Heights Plaza.

Without further ado...

Our Week 1 winning photo comes to us from Nancy Steinke of Belton, who had this to say:

"Our family has made Christmas cookies for years using my grandmother's recipe. We make hundreds by the time we are done. This is from the year my mom decorated cookies with us. She passed away in May 2018. It makes me miss her, but it reminds me of all the great memories I have of making cookies with her."

Nancy Steinke

Thanks to our Week 1 runners-up! Remember - everyone who's shared a memory will be entered to win a $200 James Avery gift card.

Now, on to our Week 2 winning memory!

This one comes to us from Diana Case of Kempner. She and her family have a tradition of gathering at Copperas Cove City Park to have their picture taken with Santa.

Diana Case

Here are more wonderful Christmas memories from Wee 2.

Thank you so much to everyone who shared their precious Christmas memories. We hope this year brings you even more memories and happiness with the people you love.

To share a memory for a chance to win a $50 James Avery gift card, just pop a little info and your photo into the form below.


 

Now through December 20, you can upload a photo of your favorite Christmas memory using the form below. Each week, we'll select a winning photo, and that person will receive a $50 dollar gift card good at James Avery Jewelers.

You're welcome to enter a photo each week for a chance to win, and everyone who shares a photo will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $250 James Avery gift card.

James Avery is not affiliated with station contests.