Holidays #HolidayHeritage Challenge Week #2 By Esther December 1, 2019 Share Share Copy Link 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 This is my Grandmother. Photo taken in the late 1940's. She means the world to me, of course. Sadly, she passed last year. 🎅🎄#holidayheritage pic.twitter.com/G36v8q9Z6p — Charles (@credmondiv) November 24, 2019 View this post on Instagram Christmas 1962. My sister and me singing Christmas carols… Zingen voor de Kerstboom, mijn zus en ik Kerst 1962 #holidayheritage A post shared by Simone Leentvaar (@simoneleentvaar) on Nov 24, 2019 at 11:25am PST View this post on Instagram This photo is from 2000 of my grandparents. They were the most loving people I knew. I remember Grandma helping my sister and I make strawberry shortcake, and she made the best fried okra! Grandpa would take us to the movies, and then take us to Thrifty's for some ice cream. I really miss those days. #holidayheritage A post shared by Sheryl Wood-Weiser (@sherylleweiser) on Nov 22, 2019 at 9:52am PST One of many Christmas dinners with my grandparents, my parents and my siblings. Only my siblings and I are still alive. @MyHeritage #holidayheritage pic.twitter.com/ZyprEyPvre — Janet Barclay (@JanetBarclay) November 23, 2019 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! View this post on Instagram Recuerdos de 1996 en Madrid,en la foto salgo con mis amigos de la infancia antes de la actuación de navidad, es una foto muy importante para mi y los recuerdos que me da. #HolidayHeritage @myheritage_espanol @myheritage_official A post shared by Cristian Sanz Sánchez (@cristiansanzsanchez24) on Nov 28, 2019 at 8:09am PST 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! Tags: Christmas, family, Holiday Heritage Challenge, holiday season
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.