This is the 31st anniversary of the Brainerd Dispatch’s Stories of Christmas.

Each year, we get wonderful stories — some humorous and lighthearted, others are thoughtful, touching remembrances. Tell us your story, fiction or nonfiction.

There will be three categories: kids category, for ages up to 12; juniors, ages 13-17; and adults, 18 and older. Prizes will be awarded.

Stories should be 300 words or less.

Email the story to delynn.howard@brainerddispatch.com or mail to DeLynn Howard, Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN, 56401, or drop it off at the Dispatch, 506 James St., Brainerd.

All entries must include a name, address, phone number and age.

Entries without this information will not be considered.

Deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 11.

Winners will be published in the Dec. 22 edition of the Dispatch.