2014 Christmas Past GRAND PRIZE WINNER!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Christmas Past 2014 | 0 comments

Congrats to the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING WINNER, Marcia Grossmick-Acevedo, who won a seat on our Palmyra to Kirtland Church History Tour! On June 15-20, 2015 she will enjoy the amazing sites of the restoration!! Please contact MHA office 801-272-5601 or info@mormonheritage.com within 30 days to arrange for how to receive your prize. Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you for participating in our annual Christmas Past Contest this...

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Want one last Grand Prize Entry?

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Christmas Past 2014 | 3 comments

Today we will draw out this year’s winner of our Grand Prize, a trip on our Palmyra to Kirtland Church History Tour!!  If you would like one last entry share your favorite Christmas memory or tradition.  You have until 4:00 pm Eastern time for it to be included in our grand prize drawing....

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12th Day Answer & Winner

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Christmas Past 2014 | 0 comments

Answer 12th Day Christmas Past:  Thank you for sharing your favorite Christmas symbol in the story.  There are many other Christmas symbols as well not mentioned that we can take the time to ponder on. Congrats to 12th Day drawing winner, Kristina Blackburn, who won a handmade Woman at the Well olive wood figurine from Israel! Please contact MHA office 801-272-5601 or info@mormonheritage.com within 30 days to arrange for how to receive your prize. Thank you everyone for your insights on both FB and our blog. The Story still available on yesterday’s Question website blog...

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12th Day Christmas Past Question & Story

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Christmas Past 2014 | 6 comments

Our last day of Christmas Past is here.  We will be having our Grand Prize Drawing on Christmas Eve!! On the 12th Day Christmas Past, teach them of Christmas Symbols… Question: Which of the Christmas symbols mentioned means the most to you? (To be entered into today’s daily giveaway & FREE tour drawing, Comment & Share your thoughts on Facebook or our blog of story below.) The Symbols of Christmas Late one Christmas Eve I sank into my easy chair. Admiring the tree with it’s decorations, I couldn’t help but feel that something was missing… The kids were in bed, the gifts were all wrapped, the milk and cookies were in their place for Santa… It wasn’t long before the tiny twinkling tree lights lulled me into a deep sleep. I don’t know how long I slept, but all of a sudden I opened my eyes and there stood Santa Claus himself next to my Christmas Tree. He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot just as the poem described him. But he was not the “jolly old elf” of Christmas legend. The man who stood before me looked sad and disappointed with tears in his eyes. I had to ask, “Santa, what’s wrong? Why are you crying?” “It’s the children” Santa replied sadly. “but the children love you.” I said. “Oh I know they love me and the gifts I bring them,” Santa said. “But the children of today seem to have somehow missed out on the true spirit of Christmas. It’s not their fault. It just that the adults, many of them not having been taught themselves, have forgotten to teach the children.” “Teach them what?” I asked. Santa’s kind old face became soft and gentle. His eyes began to shine with something more than tears. He spoke softly. “Teach the children the true meaning of Christmas. Teach them that the parts of Christmas we can see, hear, and touch are much more than meets the eye. Teach them the symbolism behind the customs and traditions of Christmas we now observe. Teach them what it is that they truly represent.” Santa reached into his bag and pulled out a tiny Christmas tree and set it on the fireplace mantle. “teach them about the Christmas tree. Green is the second color of Christmas. The stately evergreen with its unchanging color represents the hope of eternal life in Jesus. Its needles point heaven ward as a reminder that man’s thoughts should turn heaven ward as well.” (–sing “I lived in Heaven”) Santa reached into his bag again and pulled out a shiny star and placed it at the top of the small tree. “The star was the heavenly sign of promise. God promised a Savior for the world and the star was the sign of the fulfillment of that promise on the night that Jesus...

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11th Day Answer & Winner

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Christmas Past 2014 | 0 comments

Answer 11th Day Christmas Past: He learned just what his mother meant when she said, “After all, Christmas is in our hearts!” Congrats to 11th Day drawing winner, Annette Hoyle, who won a Nauvoo Temple Star Plate! Please contact MHA office 801-272-5601 or info@mormonheritage.com within 30 days to arrange for how to receive your prize. Thank you everyone for your insights on both FB and our blog. The Story still available on yesterday’s Question website blog...

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