A December Challenge-Share a Favorite Holiday Memory With Us!

By
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging
http://actvra.in/58Bm

A December Challenge-Share a Favorite Holiday Memory With Us!

 

Let’s face it, one of the things we love about ActiveRain is getting to know more about our members...whether it’s what they’re grateful for or what they like (or don’t like) about their profession.

 

So the December challenge is to share with us a favorite memory, or gift, or unusual challenge you have from previous holidays.

 

For example, one of my fondest holiday memories is our first Christmas in boat paradeFlorida. I couldn’t imagine what Christmas was going to be like with so many palm trees, 80+ degree weather and lots of pink houses around.

 

I soon discovered that you can light up a palm tree to make it festive and instead of sleds and snow, we had boat parades all lit up with Nutcrackers, Santas, and Candy Canes.

 

 

Challenge Guidelines…

~Share in a post a favorite holiday memory or gift or unusual moment.

~Include at least one photograph (make sure it’s your own or you have permission to use it!)

~Write a post telling us about it with at least 250 words (no I’m not counting but I can tell the difference between 50 words and 250! LOL)

~Post a link to your post in the comment section below.

If you need help with this, you can read Belinda Spillman ’s post on How to Post a Link in a Comment.

~The challenge ends on December 31, 2017, at midnight PST.

 

~Entries will receive 1000 points!!!

 

~We all win when we share so Share your Favorite Holiday Memory with Us!

 

I can’t wait to read your entries!!!!!

 

holiday lights

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
Almost Anything Goes
Addicted to Active Rain
Bananatude
Bartender, Make it a Double
ActiveRain Contests
Tags:
activerain contests

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
3,067,224
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector I can't wait!!!

Dec 08, 2017 08:57 AM #68
Rainer
11,234
Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

My favorite holiday memory/tradition 

How funny that my profile picture is also part of the holiday memory!

Dec 08, 2017 04:27 PM #69
Ambassador
3,302,161
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy below is my entry into your challenge this month.

"Christmas Memories From My Childhood"

Dec 08, 2017 06:35 PM #70
Rainmaker
494,749
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Kathy Streib I've posted My Christmas Memory for the challenge.

 

Dec 09, 2017 06:13 AM #71
Ambassador
3,067,224
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto I loved reading your post! I'm going to see my friend soon and want to ask her where which island she's from. 

Nathan Gesner Thank you so much for sharing your memory. It was so touching. 

Dec 09, 2017 07:19 AM #72
Ambassador
2,575,224
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib I have just made an entry... Mother nature had other plans... update on the open house  

Dec 09, 2017 07:31 PM #73
Rainmaker
1,544,607
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Good morning, Kathy! My, you have brought all sorts of holiday memories to the fore! Here is one of mine, set in - you guessed it - San Francisco.

Dec 10, 2017 06:30 AM #74
Ambassador
2,517,843
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Thank you again for making me remember the good times of my past. Here is the answer to your December challenge Kathy Streib 

Dec 10, 2017 11:09 PM #75
Rainmaker
1,727,914
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Christmas is such a special time of the year, here is a memory of mine that will always be treasured:

All About Brian England - Christmas Memory

Dec 11, 2017 05:54 AM #76
Rainmaker
287,908
John Wiley
Jones & Co. Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

I am so enjoying reading about the Holiday Memories of others.

I would like to share mine: My Best Holiday Memory

Dec 11, 2017 08:52 AM #77
Ambassador
3,067,224
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, just read your post! Thank you for sharing such a sweet memory. 

Brian England  I love the Christmas memory you shared and kudos to your mother for being one up on you!!!  

Dec 11, 2017 10:45 AM #78
Ambassador
3,067,224
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

John Wiley Loved your post!!y!!   Thank you so much for sharing it with us. 

Dec 11, 2017 11:04 AM #79
Rainer
1,500
HYst HYst
HYst - Bernard, ME

Cohen, ou Weil, je fitflops sale uk ne sais plus, Canada Goose Womens Coats mais sur l’instant Ugg Pas Cher Femme ce new pandora charms fut une illumination. Official NHL Jerseys Une Nike Tn Requin Pas Cher illumination Jordan Sneakers For Sale abominable. Air max levně Docteur Kahn… Et le nom womens nike air max du grand technicien Pandora Store ? Moncler Outlet Online L’un Adidas Yeezy Cheap entra?nait l’autre : Docteur Billige Nike Sko Klotz. ?a y est. Docteur Kahn et prada outlet docteur Discount TOMS Klotz. Kahn Louboutin Wedding Shoes et Klotz. Telle était scarpe nike l’association Nike Factory Store à air force one pas cher laquelle nous Boost Yeezy Sale On Line nous étions livrés. Tels avaient Original Ugg Boots été nos bourreaux. ? Nike Free Run 5.0 Womens Mais zapatos de futbol nike ne Official Toms Shoes Outlet peut-on Nike Shoes Sale Store pas attendre Air max dam ?… ? Negozi Pandora – ? Attendre… Ce qu’il Cheap Nike Huarache faut faire, il faut le faire maintenant ; dans une retro jordans for cheap perspective Nike Factory Outlet comme celle-ci, chaque jour Nike Kyrie crée un danger ugg clearance de plus… ? Klotz, Adidas Superstar Kahn. Nike Shoes Discount Marketplace Klotz et Kahn. Ha ! Il faudrait écrire cela à Stone Island Outlet Irène, elle comprendrait… Mais par miracle Irène Nike Air Max Goedkoop était là ; et Soccer Boots Outlet nike elle Moncler Sale rirait. Il y a Pandora Outlet des Adidas Originals Stan Smith choses new jordan releases qu’on ne UGG BOOTS FOR WOMEN peut Nike Store jamais Uggs Pas Cher Soldes dire, les nike mercurial soccer cleats pensées du dessous. Il y avait TOMS OUTLET des choses qui n’avaient Chaussure Nike Pas Cher jamais été dites asics sko entre nous. Hugo Boss Sale Cette fois encore elle partirait sans savoir. Guillaume Adidas Shoes Discount Marketplace entendit tout à ugg factory outlet coup Yeezy Men la canada goose jacket outlet voix d’Hersent : ? Une pandora jewelry store grammaire UGG Boots Cheap fran?aise ? Bloch ! Un モンクレール レディース dictionnaire Nike Air Women ? Re-Bloch !… Tu comprends ?… toms shoes outlet ? Parbleu Pandora Style Beads ! nike air Ces médecins qui TOMS For Sale fouillent Vans Black Sneakers dans Michael Kors notre Canada goose dam chair, re-Bloch ! Pouvions-nous supporter Mens Nike Air Max cela ?… Des The official UGG hasards Adidas Originals Sale ?… Ces Toms Factory Outlet hasards avaient Canada Goose Outlet vraiment Coach Outlet Store Online des allures de UGGS For Women conspiration. Et c’était pour ?a qu’on allait fusiller Discount Air Max Hersent Nike joggesko !…

cheap nike air max Ce Uggs For Cheap qu’on pense, cheap uggs for women ce qu’on a adidas outlet pensé. Ce besoin que vous avez Nike Roshe Run de dépouiller les zapatillas nike baratas êtres, Nike Air 90 de les étaler devant Cheap Air Max vous… La vie…

Sa voix me tira d’un songe absurde. Zapatillas Nike Air Max Baratas J’étais Air Max Sneakers devant le nike jordan shoes tribunal, témoin à décharge. J’avais obtenu ugg store la révision pour Yeezy Boost Sale Online faits nouveaux. Je révélais aux juges, Adidas Neo Discount Sale au public, les nike shoes actions Nike Polo Sale criminelles coach factory outlet online de Klotz et nike air jordan pas cher Kahn. Cette Michael Kors Handbags Discount accusation qui vans shoe store pesait longchamp bags on sale sur moi, Nike Roshe Run Sale muette, Coach Bags On Sale cette accusation jamais proférée, Cheap Michael Kors elle était Nike Shox discount Sale trop horrible. J’avais Nike Air Max Cheap besoin de la Cheap True Religion Jeans rejeter, de la rejeter Cheap Nike Free Run sur quelqu’un. Cheap Retro Jordans For Sale J’avais besoin chaussures nike pas cher d’accuser quelqu’un très Air Max Pas Cher haut, günstige nike schuhe très fort. Kobe Shoes Nike Comme Bottes Ugg Femme Pas Cher ils étaient Nike Outlet commodes Cheap Nike Air Huarache ! Michael Kors Outlet Vous Doudoune Moncler Femme Pas Cher avez fait adidas store une gaffe ? nike sportschuhe Bloch canada goose jackets on sale ! Vous avez Scarpe Air Max volé Hogan Outlet un voisin, Pandora Store violé suivre un envoi une petite fille ? Re-Bloch ! Ce qui est merveilleux, c’est Nike Shoes Online justement qu’il s’en trouve toujours pandora beads un, c’est Adidas Originals Superstar que nous Air Max Kopen pouvons satisfaire Reebok Outlet Store à tout coup sur Cheap Toms Shoes Outlet eux notre besoin d’accuser, Ugg Pas Cher En France notre besoin de Nike Air Pas Cher nous christian louboutin outlet délivrer Nike Shox Cheap du mal. Grace Jordan Shoes For Cheap à Cheap True Religion Jeans eux Cheap Michael Kors Handbags nous n’étions jamais fautifs.

— Excusez-moi, Ugg boots Sale dit-il. Je vous ai Discount Ray Ban Sunglasses mal TOMS SHOES OUTLET entendue…

— La vie, Boutique Ugg ce Moncler Jackets Discount Marketplace n’est pas seulement nos Boty Nike Air pensées, Canada Goose Outlet dit-elle.

— Mais nike sb stefan janoski Irène, il n’y chaussure basket homme a pas autre chose ! Mais nous Doudoune Moncler Site Officiel sommes Timberland Outlet nos pensées, voyons ! C’est tellement évident. Si Adidas NMD For Sale l’on pouvait… Allez-vous soutenir Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 For Sale le contraire ?…

Air Jordan Retro Sale Dois-je répéter, Doudoune Moncler Pas Cher dit-elle, qu’il Pandora Outlet Store ne s’agit pas de moi ?… Tenez, je pensais 23 IS BACK Store à ADIDAS NMD SALE ON LINE ce que louboutin heels vous Christian Louboutin Heels m’avez raconté depuis le début de la soirée. Cette Nike Air Damen histoire d’Hersent, par Cheap Louboutin Heels exemple… Mathilde, l’aiguille huarache sneakers de la balance, – Ca?n !… Cheap Michael Kors Tote Bag Comme nike sneakers cela fait tableau Christian Louboutin Shoes Outlet ! Jordan Store Et comme Chaussure Air Max ?a vous faisait Canada Goose Online Store du bien converse store d’en Descuentos Nike parler !

Pandora Official Website Irène, s’écria-t-il. Toms Outlet Online Mais Jordan Shoes Air pourquoi ?… moncler jacket sale Pourquoi nike schuhe günstig ?…

Elle n’avait pas eu New Air Max 2017 pour Adidas Superstar Sale Online dire cela le Air Max 90 moindre accent vindicatif. Elle avait gardé, nfl store ou retrouvé, sa Cheap Real Jordans voix Ugg Outlet Online Store calme, Nike Outlet Store son visage transparent, nike tn pas cher son air Moncler Outlet d’être Air Nike au delà. Et pourtant il newest lebron shoes semblait à Discount Christian Louboutin Shoes Guillaume que, disant Nike Air Huarache For Sale cela, elle Moncler Outlet Store abandonnait subtilement cheap uggs un grief Yeezy Black pour un grief opposé. Sa main Nike Online Store s’empara des UGGS Outlet pincettes ; New Nike Shoes elle Adidas Soccer Cleats Cheap se mit à Air Max Femme racler avec soin la Abercrombie and fitch store pierre du foyer.

 

Michael Kors Clearance Et les mythes Nike Huarache Womens Cheap !… ジョーダン スニーカー dit-elle du même ton. Pourquoi nous déguiser, ou Nike Soccer Cleats Boots déguiser les événements sous des images plus grandes Nike Air Max Sale que Nike Air Shoes nature Cheap Air Max Trainers ? Tenez, il TOMS STORE y avait une chose Scarpe Nike Scontate que nous disions là-bas, Cheap Toms Outlet Store quand nous étions à Brive, Nike Air Sneakers Fran?oise et moi, Zapatillas Air Max à propos des gens qui avaient une trop botas de futbol grande propension Pandora Store Sale à raconter sur eux Chaussure Nike Air Max Pas Cher ce

Dec 11, 2017 06:03 PM #80
Rainmaker
656,060
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

A clean boot, treats and potatoes.. my favorite Christmas memory from my childhood. Thank you for a wonderful trip down the memory lane Kathy! 

Dec 11, 2017 06:36 PM #81
Rainmaker
1,222,037
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent

Kathy, this contest is so much fun. I look forward to reading others entries each morning. Such a positive way to start my day. Thank you for hosting!

Holiday Memories in Leesburg

Dec 12, 2017 05:29 AM #82
Rainmaker
541,273
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Hi Kathy Streib   I think this is a contest I can compete in...just not sure how to whittle it down to one thing...but I will try!!

Dec 12, 2017 06:21 AM #83
Rainer
175,479
Dusty Rhoton, SFR, SRS, CDPE, RSPS, SRES, ABR, GRI
Century 21 Flagstaff Realty - Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Real Estate

What a wonderful idea for a Christmas Contest!   Can't wait to read the others!    Here's my entry:

Annual Rhoton Rendevouz

Dec 12, 2017 06:22 AM #84
Rainmaker
541,273
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Hi Again Kathy Streib  Well here is the first installment of the contest.  A lot of memories and I had to go take some photos of the bears that we have been collecting since we were married.

Enjoy: Christmas-1990---Daddys First Christmas With a Child.

Dec 12, 2017 07:46 AM #85
Ambassador
3,067,224
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Andrea Bedard loved the story of the potatoes in the boots. 

Amanda S. Davidson Thank you for sharing your memory with us. 

Dec 12, 2017 05:33 PM #86
Ambassador
3,067,224
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker why these spammers exist is beyond me, kind of like wondering why slugs exist. I loved your story of the bears!!!!!

Dec 12, 2017 05:43 PM #87
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Ambassador
3,067,224

Kathy Streib

Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Have a question about Home Staging?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information