Christmas is a special time of year for a kid. I remember as a little girl, I would carefully make my list and write a neat letter to send to Santa. I always helped mom decorate cookies, usually ending up a mess of flour and frosting. I loved, and still do love, everything about Christmas -- the white snow, the cheerful music, the decorations and the anticipation of Christmas morning. Certain I had heard Santa and his reindeer on the roof the night before, I would race to the Christmas tree to see what the jolly old man had brought our family.
Certainly, we all have our favorite Christmas memories from our childhood, and I always hope I can hold onto that youthful Christmas spirit, even with bills to pay and chores to do having long replaced my days of watching Disney movies and playing with Barbies.
I love the latest photography contest sponsored by Farm Boy. In the spirit of Christmas, it’s aptly called, “Santa’s Little Ranch Helpers,” and it features the little cowboys and cowgirls who make ranch life so special.
View the entire gallery here.
Now, it’s time to reveal the finalists in this contest and leave it up to you to vote for your favorites. The two who receive the most votes will receive $100 Farm Boy gift certificates, and three voters will go home with Farm Boy hats.
In no particular order, here are our finalists: Darcy Sexson, Connie Mitchell, Erik Fones, Amanda Gillett, Louis Tremblay, Trish Feiring, Coco Moanikeala, Lacee Sims, Ryan Winkle, Elizabeth Jaeger, Nicole Hinrichs, Miranda Reiman, Hayley Carraway Moss, Lakyn Lind and Kevin Fenton. Congratulations!
To vote, simply leave the number of your favorite photograph in the comments section of the finalists’ gallery. Voting will be open until noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12. View the finalists and vote here.