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There is just something so magical about the holiday season. Everyone’s excitement and energy as they prepare their homes with beautiful decor, a tree covered in twinkling lights and colorful ornaments, preparations for family gatherings and get-togethers, and the hustle and bustle of choosing the perfect gift for your friends and family. The energy is just simply contagious around the holidays, am I right? But of all those things, what gets you the most? For me, it’s family. It’s having all of my family around me; swapping stories, laughter, hugs and quality time.
But not everyone has all their family in one place, unfortunately. Some families are spread across the country and they don’t have the ability to get home for the holidays. Which is why the Publix Coca-Cola® “Home for the Holidays” Sweepstakes really piqued my interest… An opportunity for 2 round trip tickets anywhere in the continental US to travel home for the holidays OR bring family members to travel to you for the holidays, well isn’t that just amazing? Most of my family lives here in Florida, but we have family scattered around in New York and California as well, particularly my little brother who moved to New York City a few years ago for work. It’s definitely been a huge adjustment not having him home for every family get together, especially the big holidays! Flights and travel in general always skyrocket around the holidays and it makes it almost impossible for him to get back home to Florida to be with us. I just can’t imagine him not making it home for the holidays this year!
My little brother and I were so close growing up and the holidays were always so much more fun because of him. Even as adults today, we’ve continued our little traditions. We are a Greek and Italian family so food is always a big aspect of our celebrations. Giant turkey, ham, lasagna, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, buttery soft rolls, and a giant salad with all of the yummy greens… And how about a mocktail? One of our holiday favorites for adults and the kiddos is a Cranberry & Coca-Cola mocktail served in a frosty mug straight from the freezer with some cranberry garnish on the side. You can’t get a recipe easier than this either!
CRANBERRY COCA-COLA MOCKTAIL!
+ 3-4 Cranberries
+ Frosty Mug (or glass of choice)
+ Add 2 or 3 ice cubes
+ Drop your cranberries into the mug
+ Fill with delicious, cold Coca-Cola
+ Stir briefly
+ Garnish with cranberry
Pretty simple, right? And all of your ingredients needed can be picked up at your local Publix (use this store locator to find the location nearest you) Whereas other stores seem to sell out of your last-minute items you need to finish your preparations, that never happens at Publix – quite the opposite, they always have what I need! That’s why they’re my favorite!
Having my brother home for the holidays, gathered around our tree opening presents together and sitting alongside each other in the dining room would just make this holiday season perfect and I for one am pretty thankful for Publix & Coca-Cola for creating an opportunity for me to fly my brother home for the holidays. And you all have that same opportunity as well!
This holiday season, visit Publix for the text code to enter for a chance to win airfare for two to travel home for the holidays. The sweepstakes ends on 12/30 and the grand prize is round trip airfare for two, anywhere in the continental United States! All you have to do is click here to enter! Good luck!