This post is sponsored by James Avery Artisan Jewelry
Hello my lovely friends!
Christmas is in full blown mode now that December is almost here. It sure gets here faster and faster each year, doesn’t it? I’ve decided that my parents were right in that time flies as you get older and when the years creeped by, now the decades are flying by at lightening speed. I still have some fond memories of Christmas growing up though, do you?
How many of you have been an angel in the annual church Christmas play? I know I was an angel a few times. How I remember being in my Daddy’s little church and the children had parts to recite in front of the whole church. I was always sooooo nervous doing that, but it’s so cute when I see the children now up there being kids. There’s nothing like Christmas through a child’s eyes.
The memories are vivid of standing behind the curtain, which was nothing but sheets hung up on wires with safety pins. Oh, those sweet memories of peeking out at the audience who were making their way in the church to see the Christmas program on a Sunday night. It seemed as if we were about to make our big debut and boy, was it scary. We wore angel costumes, which were more white sheets and glittery tinsel on our heads.
Angels we have heard on high!
How angels play a big part in the Christmas story. The real Christmas story of Jesus’ birth and how the angel came to Mary and Joseph to tell them of His coming birth. Oh Holy Night! Angels are just such a special part of Christmas and the story of our Savior’s birth.
So, it’s no wonder that I chose an angel charm.
Today, I’m partnering with James Avery for A Charmed Christmas. And one of you will win this cute sterling silver angel charm too, so stay tuned.
This charm brings back sweet Christmas memories for me as I think back on my wonderful childhood and what a special time it was. I hope my cute great nieces and Mark’s grandchildren have wonderful memories as well. We were both very fortunate to have great parents who made Christmas special for both of us. Our childhood Christmas’s were not as big and showy as Christmas has become now, but I think we were so blessed to have those sweet memories of by-gone Christmastime.
James Avery is more than just jewelry. I love that James Avery started his Christian jewelry company in 1957 by mail order. It’s a family owned company offering sterling silver, 14K and 18K white and yellow gold jewelry, and gemstones for men and women.
And the artisans that make this beautiful jewelry are located in the Hill Country of Texas. You will see many Christian symbols in James Avery jewelry, so I hope you’ll check them out and see what they have to offer in the way of unique gift items.
Tis the season!
Kathy has been collecting James Avery jewelry for over 30 years. She loves charms but always had a hard time deciding on which ones to get. When her mom passed away, it gave her the perfect opportunity to get the Tree of Life charm which honors her mom’s life. She remembers that her mom always had interesting stories to tell about family members, so that was the perfect keepsake to remember her mother.
What’s your story and favorite memories of Christmas?
That’s such a sweet story and I love that she started an ancestry bracelet that she’s added to over the years.
And she looks forward to passing her charm bracelet on in the future so it can stay in the family for generations to come. I had a silver charm bracelet when I was a teenager and I wish I had kept it and added to it over the years. I don’t even remember what happened to it!
Today, I’m sharing an angel charm with one of you, so one of you will win the same angel charm I have pictured here. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me:
What’s your favorite Christmas story or memory from your family?
I’ll choose a winner in a week and leave it here on the Rafflecopter. Just fill out the Rafflecopter with your email address, checking that you are leaving a comment and then leave a comment on this post.
I haven’t been great about announcing these winners, but when I do a giveaway, the winner always shows up on the Rafflecopter widget a week later. I always email the winners too, so they know who they are! I can assure you that someone wins!
That’s it! Enjoy browsing at James Avery and see what you find that you might love for yourself or to gift a loved one. This is a great time of year to discover a fun piece of jewelry that will be a wonderful keepsake in the future.