Christmas is Coming–I’m having fun gathering presents for all my peeps!

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As each year rolls around to summer, I begin my hunt for suitable presents for my friends and loved ones to tell show just a tiny gesture of how I appreciate and love them–and for something that fits their personality and preferences. Our family considers that a part of our Christmas tradition is letting our closest friends and family how thankful we are for them–this is our friend affirming time.

And so we make giving love and appreciation to those we love a gesture. I love small gifts the best because we focus on a stocking full of surprises for our sweet ones in our home.  My girls always get some sort of jewelry in their stockings.

Dayspring is one place I know I can find meaningful, Christ-centered ideas and just order from my home!

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This year, a friend gave me the book Jesus Calling and often I read it once a day to be encouraged by the heart of God’s heart and love. I found this journal of hers and am pondering getting it for Joy as the girls also ask for a journal each year.

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I have scripture and sayings and photos all over my house. Love messages on the walls that I think/hope go into the kids’ minds and hearts.

 

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Also, of course, I love to give gifts to my kids that speak to them of the messages I am telling them on a daily basis. And I found these on sale!

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This countdown calendar is adorable.  It can be used for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter to bring an element of fun and joy to the anticipation of these holidays.

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Every child loves to hear a parent’s voice reading a special story.  This recordable storybook enables a parent to record his/her voice which the child can then listen to over and over and over.

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Do you have any letters on your walls yet?  This is a popular and simple way to decorate a wall or mantle.

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This set of letters spells out “Redeemed,” a reminder we each need every day!

Do you need an inexpensive gift?  This mug has a heartfelt message and would be a lovely, yet thrifty gift.

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Just a few of the little treasures I am considering for my special peeps this year. I have enjoyed having a place to order that actually has some of the messages I love!

What special gifts and traditions do you turn to this time of year?  What do your grown children tell you were their most special holiday memories?

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  1. says

    I love little gifts that overflow from the stockings as well. Thanks for the ideas. When budgets don’t allow me to get all the gifts I would like for friends, when I see something they would enjoy I say a prayer for that friend and I let her know why I enjoy her so much. I don’t always do this because it’s kind of awkward saying, “hey, I found this awesome reminder of you but I didn’t get it!!!” :) but I do try to offer words to encourage and build into my friends on a weekly basis. I’m rambling…love you, Jennie Nelson!

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