Do you have a Christmas you remember?

Share one of your favorite memories of the holidays and it could end up in the December pages of Illinois Country Living. Perhaps you received the worst gift possible or were completely surprised by something amazing. Do smells of holiday baking bring back memories? Perhaps your family has a Christmas tradition you’d like to share. Whether it’s silly or serious, we want to hear from you.

Share your favorite holiday memory and you could win $50. Illinois Country Living will choose up to four essays to print in the December issue and the winning entries will each receive $50. Writers of all ages are encouraged to participate. Each essay should be no more than 300 words in length.

All entries must be submitted online.

Thank you for all the entries the deadline for submission was September 15, 2016. Keep an eye out for some outstanding stories in the December issue of Illinois Country Living.