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

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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!!!!!


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Comments (147)

MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

This was one of my favorites, Kathy Streib !  Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2018.


My favorite Door County Christmas Memories from 2016/2017.

Dec 27, 2017 02:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Scott Godzyk Thank you for your Christmas miracle story. 


Dec 27, 2017 06:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeffrey Masich- Associate Broker,MBA,GRI snow in Scottsdale!!!! Wow

Dec 27, 2017 06:19 PM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Here is my entry for the December Challenge. "My Favourite Christmas Memory as a Child"




Dec 28, 2017 10:18 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Kathy, Here is my post about favorite Christmas Memories. 

Dec 28, 2017 02:57 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Hi Kathy. I couldn't choose just one... http://activerain.com/blogsview/5153302/favorite-christmas-memories

Happy New Year!

Dec 29, 2017 11:31 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

My entry at the last moment.  Merry Christmas

Dec 29, 2017 02:32 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Christmas Memory! is the link to my Christmas Memories post.

Thanks for hosting this contest.

Happy New Year, Kathy

Dec 29, 2017 06:50 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Kathy.  Here's my entry into the Holiday Memory Contest.

Dec 30, 2017 04:53 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Well not exactly last minute, but close! Here is my entry, Kathy!

My Favorite Christmas Was Spent In The Hospital

Dec 30, 2017 06:57 AM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Hello Kathy Streib Here is my entry:

Celebrating Christmas Latin Style

Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2017 10:47 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

24 hours left, and I am drawing a blank, will have to phone a friend to come up with a topic for this one.

Dec 30, 2017 10:46 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks, Kathy. I focused on Christmas day. 

A favorite Christmas memory.

Dec 31, 2017 08:37 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Kathy Streib thank you so much for this fun and challenging contest.  I had a difficult time with a final idea...but from the comments so far, I think I chose well!  Here's my entry:

My Favorite Holiday Memory-Just One?

Dec 31, 2017 09:36 AM
Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator

Kathy, thank you for this challenge! Here is my entry:

Holiday Challenges are Actually Blessings

Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2017 02:48 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Kathy, I am excited about this challenge. It reminded me of a great story and some memories.  Here is my entry: Daddy, can we have Bubba Burgers for dinner.

Dec 31, 2017 11:18 PM
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Nothing like waiting till the last minute.  I actually wrote this weeks ago, but it took me a while to find some pictures in my library of magazines.  


Dec 31, 2017 11:24 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you to everyone who shared their favorite holiday memory with us. I've enjoyed reading each and every one of them!!!!!

Jan 01, 2018 11:25 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Thank you for holding this contest...which was really a trip down memory lane...it was fun reading many of the blogs!!  Thanks also for the 1K points!!  Happy New Year!!

Jan 04, 2018 08:43 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

OK, I did it! I went through and read the entries. One of the best AR challenges! Such great stories shared!

Jan 08, 2018 08:33 AM