Deer in a snow on winter background.

I love the feel of the stark landscape, and the pristine look of snow (I may not want snow for more than a few days, but I do love the feel of that clear, crisp, blanket over everything). When I was a little girl, we lived up on a mountain pass one winter. I was 3 years old, and that year, we had 12 FEET of snow. But I loved it—I didn’t have to shovel or do anything else. We had a wood stove, wood cookstove, and we used kerosene lamps for light. We heated all the water up on the stove (we only had cold running water). My mother, two of my sisters, and I stayed up there all winter.

I’ll be giving one commenter a beautiful Faerie Figurine ornament for their tree!

To Enter:

  • You must be in the United States.
  • 18 or over
  • You must enter by December 3, 9:00 PM Pacific Time.
  • To enter, tell me what your best winter memory is (even if you’re from a warm state, you still have winter, in your own way).
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  • 12/03/2020 at 1:33 pm

    I am over 18 and live in the US.

    My favorite winter memory is when my dad, mom and I went tobogganing for the first time. My mom dropped the movie camera and it slid down the hill. There is about a full minute and a half of white with my mom yelling in the background. 🙂

  • 12/03/2020 at 10:53 am

    I’m not much for winter but my best memories revolve around my brother’s birthday. He was almost the New Years baby. We always get together and have a huge bonfire and fireworks. I do love the snow but prefer to watch it inside. I’m well over 18 and am a US citizen.

  • 12/03/2020 at 3:27 am

    Definitely over 18 LOL , and I live in the US. My best winter memory is from the Blizzard of ’78. We had snow way over my head and it came so heavy and fast it knocked out power for days, all over the state. We went sledding on the street, because no cars could get thru, it was days before the plows made a dent in things. We made snow forts and snow tunnels all thru my backyard. When the roads were finally open, we had to tie a bright colored scarf to the back of my Mom’s white car. The snow banks on either side were so high, you almost didn’t realize her car was there. We closed off the kitchen and living room( and a half bathroom) that had the fireplace, and live in those rooms alone. It was like camping for us kids.

  • 12/03/2020 at 1:56 am

    I am over 18 and live in the US.

    I’m originally from Oklahoma. My favorite Winter memory is from when I was around 6 or 7. Oklahoma is hit or miss on having cold weather a Christmas, but I remember getting around 5 inches of ice and another foot or so of snow on top of it. This resulted in all of the great-grandchildren of my Grandma Walls to collect at her house and decide to go sledding. We just used the street in front of her house that had a slight incline on it. The younger cousins (there were 4 of us at the time) would go first on trips and the older cousins would pull the sled back up the hills, then take their turn. We stayed out for hours until we couldn’t feel our noses anymore. We went into the house where Grandma had cookies and hot chocolate waiting for the kids and coffee for the adults. What made this even better is that the next morning we woke up to Grandma’s famous French Toast for breakfast!

  • 12/03/2020 at 1:00 am

    I live in Oregon, USA, and am over 18 for sure. One of my most memorable Christmases was 1979. I had been married a year and had a tiny little baby boy, and we lived in student housing at my college. It was about a mile to my parent’s house and that year we had a big snow at Christmas. We loaded up our laundry on the sled, put a clean blanket over it and bundled the baby in. We walked back home with clean laundry, a tired baby, and some homemade goodies. It was quiet, white, and cold but we were together and in love. Years later I think often of those times when we didn’t need much, and we were so happy. Now that little baby is 6’2″ and has an 8 year old of his own to play in the snow with. Good times for sure.

  • 12/02/2020 at 9:39 pm

    I’m over 18 and live in the US. My favorite winter memory was the year my parents 3 siblings and I all went to my cousins wedding in Breckinridge, CO. We took cross-country ski lessons, hiked with snow shoes and walked around Vail’s shopping village. From there we flew to Florida and went on a week-long Caribbean cruise the following week, so we had to pack for cold & hot climates. It was the last family vacation the 6 of us took together since adulthood has made it more difficult for the siblings to get the same time off from work.

    • 12/03/2020 at 5:46 am

      I’m over 18 and live in the US. I live in Upstate NY and my first Christmas with my baby I missed because I was in the hospital, he stayed with my parents. When I was finally able to come home it made everything so much sweeter. But I totally agree with you, I love getting dumped on (with snow) but after New Years it can leave.

  • 12/02/2020 at 8:56 pm

    I’m over 18 and live in the U.S. My favorite winter memory would have to be kind of a collection of memories. My sister and I had this tradition. The first real snowfall; we would play Christmas music and have since we were kids. I even posted it on Facebook; tagging her; this November saying that “It is snowing so it’s time to play Christmas music right sister?” Haha One person was “offended” and said no it’s too early; but I explained it was a tradition and inside thing for my sister and me. 🙂 We used to have my mom and dad’s old record player when we were kids. Christmas songs and songs in general always sounded so nice on vinyl. 🙂

  • 12/02/2020 at 8:40 pm

    I am over 18 and live in New York State. In 1978 we had a blizzard that shut down school for a week. We got to build a snow fort at the end of the street that rocked! That was when the kids all got thrown out of the house to play until it got dark. You’d head in with your teeth chattering and have hot chocolate. Good times!

  • 12/02/2020 at 7:49 pm

    Over 18 and USA resident.
    My favorite winter memory is when we had a big snow storm. Due to how bad it was my partner and I got to stay in and just hang out all day. It was wonderful. We went on a walk at one point to get some yummiest then returned home to cuddle and watch movies. It was relaxing and fun. It was the best snow day ever!

  • 12/02/2020 at 7:25 pm

    The seventies were great for kids in a small village outside of Cleveland, OH. The winters were always cold back then. I remember bundling up and taking my ice skates to the park. The village made a small outdoor rink every winter. There was always a fire burning in a 50 gallon drum; never knew or cared who started it every day. We would skate for hours until our feet hurt and could no longer feel our fingers.

  • 12/02/2020 at 7:05 pm

    I’m over 18 and living in the USA. My best winter memory is the winter of beginning of 2014 was the last winter my mom/myself and my then 3 year old daughter had with my dad before he passed away December 2014. We had just enough snow to make a snowman all together and my daughter put her stuffed frog on top as the head. We tossed snowballs between the adults and me and my daughter made snow angels. Best winter memory ever as now my daughter is 10 and doesn’t remember much of her earlier years but I do have a lot of pictures for her and I.

  • 12/02/2020 at 6:54 pm

    I’m well over 18…my favorite winter memory is the first time my toddler daughter got to play in the snow last year. She was so much fun, and she loved play in it. She wants snow already this year so she can shovel it…lol (she’s almost 4).

    • 12/02/2020 at 7:01 pm

      Over 18. USA. My children were little and we had gone sledding. Came home made hot chocolate and watched The Grinch. I think we even decorated the tree. It was a big deal bc their father and I aren’t very “Christmasy” but we wanted to make a great day with the kids

    • 12/02/2020 at 7:08 pm

      I am over 18, and live in Florida.
      My favorite winter memory is back in 1989 I was 7yrs old. We live in North Florida and it actually snowed! I had never seen snow before. My best friend and my next door neighbor were playing making little snowmen (it wasn’t much snow but enough to make mini snowmen) and having snow ball fights.
      After it started to melt we were running and I slipped and slid under my dad’s Chevy S10. A few seconds later my best friend was on top of me because she slipped too. Aside from us both hitting our heads on the metle bumper we had a blast!

  • 12/02/2020 at 6:51 pm

    Way over the age of 18 and in the U.S. When I was younger after a snow storm, the sun would come out and the sky would be a vibrant blue. The snow would sparkle like diamonds. It was magical.

  • 12/02/2020 at 6:49 pm

    Over 18, in the USA. One of my favorite memories is having the family close and going looking for our Christmas trees. 16 people just for about three trees, snow on the ground and us cousins having snowball fights. Those were some of my happiest days.

  • 12/02/2020 at 6:39 pm

    Over 18, way over….My favorite memory is when we were at My grandparent’s house in WV, with my Aunts and Uncles and 14 of the 16 grandkids…and we got snowed in. Maybe 1973? Anyway most of us went sledding and we ran out of water, so Grandpa got some from a well and it had clear worms in it. One of my cousins drank before she saw it. We all laughed at her. I cannot remember what we drank instead. It was rare for all of us to be there at one time.

  • 12/02/2020 at 3:18 pm

    That sounds like a magical time to me! I dream a lot of being in a cabin on a mountain during the winter. With a fire going and reading to my hearts content!
    Over 18 living in the US

  • 12/02/2020 at 1:37 pm

    My best winter memory of all is a Christmas I spent with my mom. At the time, she lived in Texas and I lived in New Mexico. I flew her out to visit. We loaded up my ’92 Nissan pickup with some clothes, food, and my Annie dog. We drove to spend a few nights at a mountain lodge in Cloudcroft, only an hour from where I lived. There was definitely snow! The lodge was rustic and cozy. Our room had a fireplace and cut wood was provided. We burned all of our wood and stayed so warm. We dressed in our ugly Christmas sweaters and went sight seeing in the mountains, including visiting the ski basin at Ski Apache. The views from the mountain pass were spectacular, the weather was New Mexico gorgeous (meaning lots of sunshine, even with all the snow). I am so grateful that I was able to spend that precious time with my mom. I really don’t remember much of anything on that trip except the good feelings that we had and shared. It was a truly magickal time for us. Not for nothin’, but I love faeries so much. lol. I am over 18 and I live in the US

  • 12/02/2020 at 1:34 pm

    I am over 18 and live in the USA. One of my favorite winter memories is coming inside after playing outside all day and having hot chocolate.

    • 12/03/2020 at 6:09 am

      Bubble lights on the Yule tree and my mom’s cat hanging out under it when I was 4 or 5, maybe both. Apparently, they caught me snuggled with the cat a couple times. I live in the US, I’m 44 yrs old.

  • 12/02/2020 at 12:36 pm

    My best Winter memories were spent at my Grandma’s (Mom’s mom) house. We’d stay at my Grandma’s house, in the bedrooms upstairs. Mom & Dad in one room, my sister & I in the other. Once my sister got older, my cousin, Kristy would stay with me in that room (she lived next door with her mom, dad & brother). We didn’t always get snow, but when we did, I used to love looking out the window of the room I stayed in, seeing the snow cover everything. Grandma lived in the country, so we didn’t have a lot of traffic, or “city light glow” to spoil things. On a clear night (any time of year), you could see the Milky Way. I also loved getting together with family to exchange gifts, eat, & talk/play (with my cousins).

  • 12/02/2020 at 12:28 pm

    My fondest memory of winter is going with my family, including Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents, to Two Mile Run County Park. It had this incredible hill for sled riding. And at the bottom of the hill there was pavilions and fire rings. We would spend hours sliding down that hill, trekking back up the hill, and doing it all over again. We had fires going to keep warm and hot and steaming mugs of cocoa to warm our bellies. It was such a great time, especially because it was a family affair.

  • 12/02/2020 at 11:54 am

    I am over 18 years & live in the U.S.
    I grew up in Connecticut so have many beloved memories of white Christmases. One of my favorites is when I lived in California (no white Christmas :() and my mom and I were touring a drive-through Christmas lights display and “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” came on the radio. My mom, who was 67 at the time and now passed, started singing the song, bopping in the car-seat like a little kid, smiling from ear to ear, her aura just aglow with joy. I always recall that precious memory when I hear that song.

  • 12/02/2020 at 11:20 am

    I am over 18 and live in the US. My favorite winter memory is from my college years. We actually had a lite dusting of snow and an ice cycle from the garden hose. I was my first time seeing either snow or ice in winter since I was born and raised in Miami, Florida! This was in Tallahassee and was big news at the time. Now we break out the sweaters for just a few days each winter!

  • 12/02/2020 at 11:11 am

    I am over 18 and live in NH. I don’t have a favorite winter memory but I did enjoy watching the snow where I grew up in TN.

  • 12/02/2020 at 11:04 am

    I am over 18 and in the US. My favorite memory is growing up on the farm, and going out every December, hiking through lots of snow and cutting down a fresh Christmas tree

  • 12/02/2020 at 10:55 am

    I am over 18 and live in the USA

    My favorite winter memory actually comes from when we were living in Germany. At that time, we lived near Fuerth and the balcony of our apartment looked over the Johannisfriedhof graveyard. One winter night, I stood on that balcony, with snow covering the tombstones, the streets and continuing to fall. Overhead, the moon was full and a brilliant, silvery white that shone down on the graves and the buildings around, which were in dark shadow contrast. It was magical, and felt like the scene from any number of books and/or movies.

  • 12/02/2020 at 10:44 am

    I’m over 18 and live in the USA
    My favorite winter memory is when I was younger my grandmother would give us new pjs on Christmas Eve to all her grandkids and take a group photo in front of the Christmas tree. I always loved getting together for Christmas Eve and celebrating Christmas with the entire family including extend it was a big tradition for our family.

  • 12/02/2020 at 9:34 am

    I am over 18 and living in PA, USA.
    My favorite winter memories are the fun my father and I used to have. Since I live in a flat area with no decent sledding hills, we would tie a sled to the back of the ATV, an Dad would pull me around the yard. I truthfully think he enjoyed it as much as I did, if not maybe a little bit more.

  • 12/02/2020 at 9:12 am

    I’m over 18 and in the US. I’ve always loved the winter holidays! As a kid that was when all the family got together, and I’ve tried to emulate that as an adult as well. My favorite memory is of a few years ago, all of our friends were at our house for a holiday get together, and their kids all helped to decorate my tree. It was a night full of fun, wine and food, and warmth from our friend family!

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