I know a lot of people don’t like having their birthdays close to Christmas. As for me, it simply makes this time of year more magical. Not only is tomorrow my birthday, but it’s my mom’s birthday too! (I was also pregnant with my oldest daughter at this time of year, and for a while we wondered if there would be three generations born on the same day. Alas, we’ll just have to throw another party.)
I love my birthday so much that my husband jokes God had me be born on Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year) in order to rein me in. Honestly, I am known for overdoing it on the presents and cake (recipe for my favorite Mississippi Mud Cake here), but celebrating with family is the most important part.
Five years ago, I decided to share the love even more. Inspired by my Christmas novel Finding Love in Big Sky (now also a movie) on Amazon, I invite readers to post their story of #FindingLove as part of an annual contest.
Your story doesn’t have to be romantic. It can be about any time you found love. Whether love comes from a friend, a relative, a neighbor, or a stranger, it all changes the world. Share your story either in the comments section below or on social media with the hashtag #FindingLove, then make sure to read the other beautiful stories.
On my daughter’s birthday, December 27, I’ll pick a winner to send this 14k gold-filled layered heart necklace. Note: US addresses only. (Psst… It’s the same necklace I’m giving my stylish bestie for Christmas.)
Since we’re sharing stories, I need to tell you about another giveaway. A New Year’s Kiss collection includes romances from some of my favorite writers and is only available for a limited time. You’ll probably recognize other authors from InspyRomance, and I promise you won’t want to miss their contributions. While I only have one necklace to give away, everyone wins with this FREE download. Click here.
I don’t mind sharing my birthday with my mom, Christmas, or even New Year’s. There’s just so much love to go around this time of year, and I look forward to reading your stories about it!