12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 1

For the next 12 days, we will be posting Christmas giveaways in anticipation of the day Jesus Christ was born. Our hope is that these gifts will encourage followers of the blog to focus on the real meaning of Christmas. Today’s giveaway includes two books written related to this special season.

  • “The Women of Christmas: Experience the Season Afresh with Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna” by Liz Curtis Higgs
  • “Because of Bethlehem: Love is Born; Hope is Here” by Max Lucado

Giveaway Rules:

To enter to receive the “Day 1” giveaway, share your favorite memory of a special woman in your life in the comments below. The winner will be chosen randomly from comments received at https://billygrahamlibrary.org/12-days-christmas-giveaways-day-1-2018/ before Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Odds of winning depend on the number of comments received. Void where prohibited.


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  1. Angie Dillner says:

    My favorite memory (Christmas-themed) was from my step-grandmother. She poured her heart and soul into serving others and using her gift of creativity and crafting. Her handmade nativity scene was one for the books. And she always made every meal a presentation. She was the most welcoming host and truly displayed Christmas joy!

  2. Deborah L Page says:

    My mother always made christmas special. I remember her putting silver icesicles on the tree one at a time. It took hours! Our tree was beautiful.

  3. Johannah Brookwell says:

    My mother was a special person in my life. We had a special relationship – she taught me about God in a way I can’t describe easily but which made Him real in my life. Thanks Mom!

  4. Kristi L says:

    The special woman in my life is my grandma, Gladys. She is an amazingly strong and loving woman who seems to know the right answers to all of those tough questions that a granddaughter will ask.

  5. Ashley Sagnella says:

    One of my favorite women is my sister-in-Christ and mentor Betsy. A few years ago we moved back into our small house after a year in a larger one. I was pregnant, had three young children and a migraine on moving day. I needed help unpacking my kitchen and Betsy was the only one to step up. She was tired and busy at home herself but she spent a few hours cleaning, moving boxes, offering encouraging words. She was such a blessing to me that day and still is.

  6. Jennifer L Wilson says:

    I think everyone can say their mother, but I certainly do feel like my mother was the most special woman in my life. I miss her terribly, and I remember the first time I ever gave someone a gift I thoughtfully picked out was for her.

  7. Elizabeth Brooks says:

    When I told my grandma that my baby was her namesake.

  8. Cindy Cook says:

    My mom was always my inspiration.

  9. cindy schierl says:

    My Mom, who is suffering from dementia now, has always been an inspiration.

  10. sherry gibbs says:

    Perfect books and perfect for Christmas!!

  11. Lacey says:

    My grandma was (is) so special to me! I learned so much about my faith from her examples. Something that sticks with me…a sign that was in her kitchen that read “Smile…God is watching”

  12. Brittany says:

    My favorite memory of a special woman in my life is with this sweet old lady named Jayne. She was so thoghtful. About a month ago I met up with her and had breakfast, She gave me 100$ to spend on whatever. I went and got groceries with it. She was so sweet to me when I worked with her too.

  13. JASON CHILTON says:

    My favorite memory of a special woman is of my great grandmother. She was the sweetest woman I’ve ever known. She was a good example of a godly woman. I used to stay with her at night so she wouldn’t be by herself. Every night she would pray. You could here her in the other room. I sure do miss her. She got married when she was 12 or 13. She had my grandfather when she was 14. She grew up a housewife. Her husband died at an early age. I never knew him. She was an amazing cook but most importantly a Christian woman. She was a great role model for the entire family.

  14. Irene Walters says:

    The most special woman in my life is my mom. She truly is my hero, role model, and best friend. She is a 3 time cancer survivor and even throughout the hardest times she kept her faith. Which is very inspiring to not only me but everyone she meets. She always has a good attitude about everything. She is truly the specialist person in my life.

  15. Paula Stewart says:

    My grandma was super special to me. She always made me feel accepted and wanted no matter what. I truly felt her love.

  16. Chris Noble says:

    Attending Bible Study together

  17. Melissa Bezio says:

    Shortly after meeting, her family bought Christmas gifts for my sons who wouldn’t have had any.

  18. Peggy Johnson says:

    My favorite memory would be my grandmother baking cookies with me

  19. Leah Siapin says:

    One of my favorite memories is spending time with my grandmother, Sara. I would stay at her house during the summertime where she would teach me to paint and garden. We would read the Bible and talk about Jesus. She is 96 years old now and I still love spending time with her and she still always talks about Jesus.

  20. Brandi Gore says:

    My mother always made Christmas special. Even when we were dirt poor in a cinderblock house in south Georgia, she always made sure we had something to play, food on the table, and we really never knew when things got rough.

  21. Elaine Herrera says:

    My Mom, she has helped me so much! When my twins were born, when my son had cancer and then when my youngest was born right after his cancer diagnosis. She has been my rock!

  22. Darcy says:

    My best friend, Miss Sue was there when my world was upside down and introduced me to flowers and butterflies.

  23. Bonnie says:

    My mother in law is a special woman in my life. She treats me like I am one of her own. We met the year my mother passed away and I had a lot of adjusting to do. She didn’t attempt to replace my mother but is always there to help, give advice, support any decision. She was sent when I would need her most.

  24. Casey Highley says:

    I am unable to pick just one. I have had so many ladies touch my life in my walk with Christ. I will say that my time spent with my Operation Christmas Child team is very special to me.

  25. Shelley Casey says:

    My favorite memory is of my mom when I told her I was pregnant with her first grandchild. Sadly, she only lived to see one of the eight, but I am blessed with the memories of her with my first born son.

  26. Karen Cravens says:

    My Mama was so important in my life. She’s been gone for many years now and it seems like my memories keep gettin dimmer every year. So I’m really searching for a favorite and they are all favorites now! She was such a caring and giving person. She was in ICU with a brain aneurism (which took her life a few days later) and I was 8 1/2 months pregnant at the time so as I was leaving her room she said “just holler at me if you need anything.” I’m sure it was partially the aneurism but I also know that’s the kind of Mama she was.

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