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Contest: What’s Your Six-Word Holiday Story?

December 6, 2011

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Can you sum up what the holidays mean to you in just six words?

In celebration of this festive time, we were inspired by Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir project: tell a simple story in six words, no more, no less. The NY Times’ Well Blog has followed suit with contests for six-word love stories and six-word motherhood stories. Often funny and almost always touching, six-word stories capture the finer and more poignant details of life.

The question: In exactly six words, what do the holidays mean to you?

The contest: Post your story in the comments section of this post. Every day for the next 12 weekdays, we’ll choose a winning story and post it on the wall of our Facebook page. If you win, email us at to claim your prize.*

michael pollan food rulesThe prize: An Integrative Nutrition eco-bag and the newest edition of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. With colorful illustrations by artist Maira Kalman, this book includes a new introduction and additional rules submitted by Pollan’s readers that offer sensible wisdom on food and eating. 

To help get your juices flowing, here are some ideas:

Presents are nice; hugs are better.
Milk and cookies? Santa needs veggies.

My favorite tradition – lighting Chanukah candles.
Nothing beats Mom’s fresh pumpkin pie.
Christmas meal plan B: Chinese food.

* All winning stories will be reposted on the blog on December 22, 2011.
Emails to claim prizes will be accepted until January 4, 2012.

We can’t wait to read your six-word stories!