FOR DECEMBER YOU’RE IN FOR A TREAT–A SCAVENGER HUNT IN ADDITION TO MY REGULAR BLOG!
WELCOME TO THE CHRISTMAS FICTION SCAVENGER HUNT
I loved scavenger hunts as a young girl at birthday parties. And now I’m excited to participate in a virtual scavenger hunt with other authors for Christmas. This is exciting!
If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to collect the clues through all the stops, in order (beginning here at Stop #1), so you can enter to win our grand prize!
The hunt begins on Friday, 12/8 right here on this page!
There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt–you have all weekend. So take your time, reading the unique blog posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books and learn new things about them. The hunt ends on Monday, 12/11 at midnight EST.
Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the CLUE on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at the final stop. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!
And please…keep reading below about my Christmas tree topper you see me holding in the picture. Below my blog, you’ll see the “Stops” and the “Clues” to write down. Let’s have fun!
Who has the best Christmas tree topper? I’ll throw mine out there, even though she is only a small plastic angel, old and broken with scotch tape holding one of her wings in place. She is about 70 years old which means her cord is pretty old, but surprisingly, she still lights up after all these years.
I have precious memories of our angel tree topper going back to my childhood. Back in the day, we always had a real Christmas tree, and we’d all help decorate. My dad would fling those static-filled silver icicles all over the tree and many would land on the floor. But he had fun throwing those things around if he could get them off his fingers from the static. My sisters and I would help with the rest of the decorating. Our tree had plenty of those candle ornaments, you know, the kind that started bubbling from the heat once plugged in. And when our tree was nearly complete, Daddy would add the angel tree topper last of all and plug her in with the other cords.
Oh, the memories of our fun Christmas tree decorating and gazing upon our angel at the top of the tree. As a little girl, I can remember looking at her and imagining she was singing Christmas carols just to me. She was beautiful and, well, angelic.
I was ecstatic when my father passed along this plastic angel tree topper to me after I had a family of my own. We have placed her gingerly atop our own Christmas trees through the years. She’s pretty old now. If I were to make a guess, I’d probably say she cost less than a dollar back in the 1950’s. But her value today? Priceless!
She gives me Christmas memories to cherish every year. So much so that I wrote a children’s book about her, Angelina, the Traveling Angel. Yes, I just had to give her a name! Without giving away spoilers, Angelina sings a special song every year to a child in her home. I bet you can guess what it is! And to make this book even more special, I included a QR code with children singing her special song for all readers to enjoy.
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What kind of childhood Christmas memories do you cherish? Any special Christmas tree toppers you’d like to share with others?
Please feel free to forward this to a friend. I reply to all comments. And . . . I’m always looking for more family stories. You know, the kind where family members are sitting around the dinner table casually chatting, and someone says, “Remember when Charlie . . . ” and sometimes that same family story is regaled again and again at family gatherings. I’d love to feature one of your family stories for others to enjoy. You can write it, I can write, or we can do it together! Get in touch with me at email@example.com. You could be next!
#3 Whitney Ward
Clue to Write Down
Diana Leagh Matthews Scrooge’s hardened
Becky Van Vleet heart was changed