Thanksgiving Greetings

All of us at A Cup of Christmas Cheer would like to wish
our U.S. blog readers a wonderful celebration.

Thanksgiving

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Anne Mateer

May your heart remain full of
thankfulness for God’s many
blessings all year round.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anne Mateer

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Family! Food! Fun!
I wish you plenty of
each as you celebrate.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Keli Gwyn

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ashleyclarkheadshot“May this Thanksgiving bring
the warmth of memories,
old and new!”

Ashley Clark

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cfhs meWishing you a blessed Thanksgiving
and one filled with memories
you will always treasure!

Debbie Lynne Costello

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lgmeHoping you’ll be making new memories
and cherishing the old this Thanksgiving.

Blessings to you all during this season of gratitude.

Carla Olson Gade

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Headshot #1_Aug 2014_cropped for webPraying for moments of peace
and reflection to remember
HIS countless gifts!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sarah Forgrave

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liz johnson author 20Wishing you a day filled with friends and family
and overflowing with joy, peace, and
a multitude of things to be grateful for.

Liz Johnson

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Susan Page DavisHappy Thanksgiving to everyone!
I had two back-to-back trips, one quite unexpected,
and I am VERY thankful to be home safely.
Family tops the list on my grateful meter.

Susan Page Davis

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We’ll return with a new post on Monday, December 1. See you then!

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“Secondhand Miracle” by Susan Call

I’m excited to be part of A Cup of Christmas Cheer this year! My story, “Secondhand Miracle,” is part of Volume Four: Heartwarming Tales of Christmas Present.

The setting:
The small town in “Secondhand Miracle” is loosely inspired by the historical Victorian town of Lewisburg, located in central Pennsylvania.

The story:
Rugged retired sailor Henry Pearson is a man who welcomes a challenge. Little does he know that his Christmas agreement with his wife, Rose, will prove daunting. This year, hoping to simplify and focus on the true meaning of Christmas, they decide to limit their spending to only $20. Soon he begins to wonder if their agreement is impossible. How can he ever find the perfect meaningful gift?

Just as he thinks all hope is lost, Henry uncovers a bit of Christmas magic in a secondhand shop. His heartwarming gift will be just the perfect treasure to remind Rose of the long legacy and beautiful love they’ve shared together.

Susan Call's ParentsThe inspiration:
Not long ago my dad shared a sweet true story from early in his relationship with my mom. A young sailor passing through a train station near my mother’s college, they hoped for a fleeting glance before he was deployed. Standing on the back of the train as he passed through the busy Philadelphia train station, the two only caught a quick glimpse of one another before his train disappeared from the station. But just before it did, my dad reached in his pocket and tossed my mom a small gift. From the moment I heard how the touching scene unfolded, I knew it begged to be the seed of a bigger story, filled with the same heartwarming emotion and genuine time-enduring love.

The takeaway:
I hope my readers are blessed by the sweetness of an enduring love and a reminder that it’s the simple things at Christmas and in life that truly mean the most.

Christmas traditions:
Every year, my family enjoys making gingerbread houses out of graham crackers. We fill the kitchen table with assorted candies and “building supplies.” We listen to Christmas music while we craft our masterpieces. I welcome the wonderful time of togetherness it provides!

Your turn:
Have you ever received a gift that how you received has its own special story? Why not share that memory with someone today and let the gift of joy you felt keep giving?

My giveaway!

Enter and you could win this beautiful “Love Richly” mug.
The inscription reads “Love Richly – God richly gives us everything to enjoy.”
1 Timothy 6:17.

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 Click this link to be taken to our Rafflecopter drawing.
Once there, follow the directions to enter. Drawing ends Nov. 30th.

(U.S. addresses only, please.)

For your protection, do not include personal information in a comment.

Congratulations to Caryl K., winner of the giveaway.

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Susan CallThe storyteller:
Susan Call is an author and speaker whose passion is encouraging contagious hope and inspiring faith-filled strength to overcome life’s challenges. Susan’s memoir, A Search for Purple Cows, also published with Guidepost Books, shares her remarkable story of betrayal, finding faith, the power of forgiveness, and the joy of redemption. She has written for Guidepost Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and for Focus on the Family Magazine. Susan speaks fluent Swedish and enjoys pursuing a hobby of photography. She’s a proud mother of two children, a wife and a stepmother. Be sure to connect with Susan online by visiting her website at http://susancall.com.

 

Give a Gift Giveaway!

The Christmas season is fast approaching, bringing thoughts of gift giving to mind.

There’s sure to be someone on your list who would enjoy A Cup of Christmas Cheer.

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In the spirit of giving, we’re giving away one set of volumes 3 & 4
to a blog reader who would like to gift the cute little books to a friend.

If you’d like to win the books for your friend, enter our giveaway below.

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Enter our Give a Gift Giveaway

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Leave a comment on this post with the following:

1) Who would you choose to give the books to if you won the copies?

2) Why you would choose that particular person as your recipient?

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Deadline for the Give A Gift Giveaway is Nov. 30th.

Winner will be announced in this post on Dec. 1st.

(U.S. addresses only, please.)

Be sure to include your email address when prompted during
the comment process, so we can contact you if you’re the winner.

For your protection, do not include personal information in a comment.

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And the winner is…

Thanks to Random.org, we have a winner.

Kim Amundsen is the winner of the Give A Gift Giveaway!

Thanks to Kim, a member of the U.S. military will be
enjoying the stories in A Cup of Christmas Cheer.

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