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Monday, November 29, 2010

~~~Jesus is the Gift~~~

I love everything about Dayspring!!! 
I came across the most beautiful....inspirational....
....CHRIST-mas cards....
....at....believe it or not....Wal-Mart....and they were from Dayspring!!!  
I also get e-mails from them....and here's one that I received recently telling us how we can 
"Share the Heart of Jesus is The Gift" 
this Christmas!!! 

1. Give the Gift of Encouragement
Instead of writing letters to Santa, have children
write letters to someone who needs encouragement this Christmas. For example, soldiers, nursing home residents, or hospital patients.

2. Give the Gift of Hope
Adopt a needy family in your church or community. Bless them with Christmas presents or a special dinner.

3. Give the Gift of Joy
Find simple ways to bring a smile to someone’s face during the Christmas season. For example, pay for the car behind you at a drive-through.

4. Give the Gift of Kindness
Offer your time or energy to someone in need. 
Hang lights for an elderly neighbor or wrap presents for an overwhelmed new mom.

5. Give the Gift of Words
Speak words of affirmation and affection to your friends and family. Take time to write a special note in your Christmas cards.

6. Give the Gift of Faith
Read the Christmas story with your family. 
Talk about what Christ’s birth means for your lives today.

7. Give the Gift of Peace
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season, set aside one “silent night” to be at home. Light a fire, curl up with a cup of hot chocolate, and take a few moments to rest.

8. Give the Gift of Hospitality
Invite someone to your home who may not have
family close by or host an open house for your neighbors.

9. Give the Gift of Time
Help nursing home residents write Christmas letters, offer to baby-sit so busy parents can go on a date, or spend a few hours at a shelter.

10. Give the Gift of Love
Whatever you do, ask God to help you reflect His heart and share the love that inspired Him to send us the very best gift of all.

www.JesusistheGift.com

 God loved. 
God gave. 
God made a difference. 
We can too.

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In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

3 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful post Deb! I just love it!

    I addressed Christmas cards that I had gotten from etsy shops and I printed Christmas postcards for the balance of what I needed. Of course they are about CHRISTmas.

    Have a blessed day!

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  2. Love your Christmas theme of your blog and thanks for sharing these creative gift giving ideas. Blessings to you.

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  3. Hi,
    I enjoyed reading your suggestions for gift giving, especially for children writing letters of encouragement to shut-ins instead of letters to Santa.
    I also write a blog and have posted a to BE list instead of a to DO list. If you have a moment, perhaps you'd like to read it. Not to Do But to Be

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