Thursday, January 31, 2013

What to do with your Christmas cards

It's no surprise to anyone that creating, preparing and sending out Christmas cards is a lot of work!

I love receiving them.  I love displaying them in our home.  And... I really do love sending them.  I make it a priority each year.

However, the time comes at the end of the holiday season to take them down.  Deep down in my heart, I KNOW that each family spent a lot of their resources {time and money!} getting a card to our family.  We are blessed to have so many people out there who love us and include us in their lives.  So... I spent a lot of time staring at the wall - as the time approached to take them down - thinking of something creative to do with all these beautiful cards.

Here's what I came up with:

:: I cut off words that I liked {with my fancy scissors} and plan to use parts of each card for gift tags in the future.

:: I hole punched each picture and placed them on a metal ring.  The ring of pictures sits on our dining room table.

:: We are praying for a family or 2 each night at supper and sharing stories about our sweet friends and family.

We mail out about 100 cards.  I thought to myself, "If each of those families prayed for us - how cool would that be?"  What a blessing that would be to our family?!

If you didn't send us a Christmas card, but you'd like us to pray for your family or if you have a specific prayer request for you family - send me a message!  

I'd love to add your family to our ring.

I am so excited to bless our our friends and family in this way!  :)

1 comment:

  1. We put Christmas photos on rings and pray for families as that!


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