winners + warm wishes

Excited to announce our FIVE Southern Living winners.  I’ll list the commenter’s number followed by their name : )

#30   Julie Catherine Smith

#49   Erin

#56   Katharina

#73   Carole Tannehill

#4   Teresa S.

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I really enjoyed reading EVERY single comment, as did Lindsay.  Of the five who were randomly chosen, Carole (#73) had such touching words that moved me to tears.  Carole shared in her comment:

“My favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night. I used to sing this to my little granddaughter when she went to bed.  She always wanted to be sung to and her mom, my daughter, knew a million songs, I had to rely on Christmas carols.  Marissa left us when she was 2 yrs. old. 10 years ago. It’s taken me that long to listen to Silent Night without crying.”     – Carole

Carole, thank you for sharing a part of your heart  and reminding us the importance of expressing love every moment that we have together.  In sweet Marissa’s honor, I have a special something coming your way along with our gift.

We each have such a unique story to share.  Each and every life so rich in memories, traditions, and togetherness.  Thank you to Southern Living for being a part of ALL of our stories.  I like to think of each of us as a light…and that we shine a little brighter when we share a glimpse of our heart.

Love to all.


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  1. Katharina says:

    So exited :) !!

  2. JulieCatherine Smith says:

    Oh wow- how fun to see my name was chosen. Can’t WAIT to devour this issue. Thank you to you and Lindsay!

  3. Erin says:

    Thank you so much, Seleta!

  4. Erin says:

    Thank you so much, Seleta!

  5. Erin says:

    Thank you so much, Seleta! I can’t wait to get the magazine!

  6. Erin says:

    Thank you so much, Seleta! I can’t wait to get the magazine!

  7. Teresa S. says:

    Wow, I can’t believe I won! I can’t wait to devour it!

  8. JulieCatherine Smith says:

    Do you need our mailing addresses for this? I am so looking forward to receiving it!

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