I look forward to Christmas every year. Besides literally being the most wonderful time of the year, it’s a time when we all seem to try to be a little better and a little nicer. It’s a time for abundant holiday hugs. It’s a time for family. It’s a time for caroling. It’s a time for ugly sweater parties. But most importantly, it’s a time to remember what life is about and the reason for the season.

While I don’t want to wax political or tout my religions beliefs on this nice friendly blog, I do want to share with you one of my favorite things about this time of year. It’s presents.

Truth time: I love wrapping presents.

While I love getting presents (hey, I’m only human!), I really love giving them. If I had a reason to give someone a present every day (besides hugs, kisses and smiles) you better believe that those said someones would be getting a gift on a daily basis.

Growing up in a large family (with five siblings and about a billion cousins), we always bought presents for each other and whose name you would draw in the extended family Christmas present exchange was always a highly anticipated moment.

And while I’m sure I somewhat enjoyed picking out gifts for others in my younger years, it’s something I’ve come to truly enjoy as I’ve turned into a  full-on grown up. Picking out a present that will fit each family member’s style, needs and wants has become an art to me. Gift cards? No way. Generic presents where everyone gets one of the same thing? You won’t find that with this girl, buddy. Each person gets (and in my opinion) needs a personalized gift to help them remember how much I like, love and fancy them.

And this year, because it’s Christmas (and because I like you) I want to give a present to you. But there’s a catch. I only have two presents to give.

“Just what kind of presents are these?,” you say.

The first is a set of two lift tickets to Whitefish Mountain Resort, while the second is a set of two lift tickets to Lost Trail Powder Mountain.

Present #1.
Present #2.

To throw your name in the ring for a chance to win one of these sets, leave a comment and tell me tell me what you’re hoping for most this Christmas. Comments will close at 11:59 p.m., MST on Thursday, December 27 and present recipients will be announced on Friday, December 28.


UPDATE: Congrats to Tyrel Fenner! He won two lift tickets to Whitefish Mountain Resort. And congrats to Sarah Foster! She is the winner of two lift tickets to Lost Trail Powder Mountain!

PS: No matter what presents you open this Christmas, I hope you are all blessed with peace, kindness, goodness, happiness and joy this year and always.

“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.” Dr. Seuss

December 20, 2012

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