Christmas memories 2018

What are your most meaningful Christmas memories? Submit them today for a chance to be printed as a part of Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly's highly anticipated annual feature. Deadline is November 21.

We will accept entries in three categories:

Christmas Past

A true and original story about a Christmas past that was especially meaningful to the writer. It must be a concisely written and unpublished personal recollection. Preference will be given to stories that reflect a dimension of renewed faith and strength of spirit.

Christmas in Uniform

Same guidelines as above, but the story must relate directly to active military service.

Christmas Poetry

Poems must be original and 48 lines or less.

Need some inspiration?

Read last year's Christmas memories here.

Submission guidelines

All entries must be typed or neatly printed. All stories and poems are subject to editing. Maximum length is 300 words. One entry per person. Entries become the property of Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., and cannot be returned. Judges' decisions are final.

Writers whose works are chosen will have their stories or poems published in the Dec. 23, 2018, issue of Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly and on the OSV.com website. They will received their choice of OSV books: "Fisherman's Tomb" by John O'Neill, or "It's OK to Start with You," by Julia Marie Hogan, MS, LCPC.

Entries may be submitted by regular mail, email or fax by Nov. 21. They MUST include the writer's name, addres and phone number.

Mail entries to:

Christmas Memories
Our Sunday Visitor
200 Noll PlazaHuntington, IN 46750

Email them to: oursunvis@osv.com (put "Christmas Memories" in the subject line).

Fax them to: 260.359.9117.

Thank you, and have a blessed Christmas!