#HolidayHeritage Challenge Week #2

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Last week, we introduced the #HolidayHeritage challenge! Visit the #HolidayHeritage Challenge site for more information on the competition, and for details of how you can enter the weekly challenges.

Last week’s winner

Last week, we asked you to send in your oldest holiday photos. We received some fabulous entries of historic family photos from the holidays.

Here are some of our favorites:

MyHeritage #HolidayHeritage Challenge! This is the only photo at Christmas with my daddy, Ludwig Reinhardt. Christmas 1958. Little did we know that a few months later he would be taken from us by Cancer.

Posted by Karen Mason on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Visit the #HolidayHeritage Challenge site to see all entries!

Without further ado, the winner that has received the most likes for this week and will receive a MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry kit and a MyHeritage Complete Subscription is Cristian Sanz Sánchez. Christian’s post, where he reminisces over his memories of a childhood Christmas performance in 1996 in Madrid, garnered over 200 likes!

Don’t forget that all entrants still have the chance to win our grand prize! The post with the most likes by the end of the competition will win 10 MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry kits and 10 MyHeritage Complete Subscriptions.

New challenge

For this week’s challenge, we’re asking the following question: if you could go back in time, which ancestor would you love to spend the holidays with, and why?

To enter, post your answer to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Make sure to tag MyHeritage and use the hashtag #holidayheritage. Share your post and the HolidayHeritage Challenge site with your friends and family to get the most likes. The post with the most likes by December 7th will win a MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry kit and a MyHeritage Subscription. A photo goes a long way, so make sure to add one, if you have a photo of the ancestor you chose!

We can’t wait to hear about your ancestors!

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  • Janice Strueby


    December 8, 2019

    We never had pictures taken at Christmas because the only camera we had was a Kodak Brownie with no such thing as a flash, so all pictures were taken outside. Because of this, all the pictures are in my head. The ancestor I would like to be with again would be my grandparents Ruth and Guy Mooney, and of course, I’d like to be the child I was back then.. Great memories were made there with Christmas Eve being the time when we got together. Their tree was always so beautiful, and the TV usually had Christmas specials of Shirley Temple movies, which we couldn’t get on our TV at home. They had at least 3 or 4 stations. We could only get one or two. During the day there were boxes of nuts and peanuts in the shell for us to sit and crack, and snack on. There was the ribbon candy we ate but it wasn’t something we were crazy about; maybe just the golden squares with coconut inside. There were chocolate drops and coconut bon-bons. Grandma was in the kitchen, along with the adult women, cooking up a storm. Grampa was in the living room with the men, smoking his pipe. Wonderful memories of being with them is all I have. No pictures, but I can still see them.