Send us your holiday stories

December 6, 2012 

Gervais Street is filled with elves, dancers, marching bands, police, firemen, beauty queens, beautiful cars and floats Saturday morning as the Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade rings in the holiday season in Columbia on Dec. 1, 2012. How many faces in the crowd do you recognize?


We'd like to celebrate quiet, soul-satisfying moments that come once a year during the holidays: reading a favorite Christmas book from childhood, attending a church service for a small congregation, gathering friends for a potluck, cutting a tree or gathering mistletoe.

Readers willing to share simple celebrations of the Christmas season can email Dawn Hinshaw at or call (803) 771-8641.

Thank you, and Merry Christmas.

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service