5 Things to Put in a Christmas Card This Year –

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I don’t know about you, but I have completely slacked off in sending Christmas cards over the last several years. As stamp prices have increased, and life has continued to speed ahead, I’ve resorted to a few “Merry Christmas” emails and texts.

But this year is different.

This year, this 2020 stuck-at-home year, I’m rethinking the whole Christmas card idea with a new-and-improved purpose – the purpose of sharing the Gospel.

Sometimes, it’s easier to share the Gospel through the written word. Without interruption or distraction, we can pen the words of the Scriptures and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those we love.

If you’re rethinking your Christmas card tradition and would like to send something meaningful through the mail, here are 10 things you can include in a card this year.

1. Scripture Ornaments

This simple, wooden manger-scene ornament says it all. 

“Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace,” are written in the shape of the nativity.

For a word lover like me, this is just the type of ornament I’m drawn to!

Here is a beautiful set of cards that has built-in ornaments. I especially like the simple message of “God’s hope.”

2. Faith Recipes

Include your grandma’s famous gingerbread recipe AND a “recipe” for salvation. What a meaningful way to share a family favorite and the Good News!

  • One cup of repentance
  • One mustard seed of faith
  • A heap of belief in Jesus Christ as Lord
  • Mix together and take with you as you continue to walk with God!

3. Gift Cards with a Purpose

Send a gift card with extra purpose this year, such as a Bible Bookstore gift card with encouragement to purchase a new gift book, Bible, or devotional.

4. Scripture Bookmarks

Create bookmarks for every member of your family. From painted popsicle sticks with Bible verses to more elaborate artwork on canvas paper, bookmarks are a wonderful addition to Christmas cards. Here’s a simple idea from Hey Creative Sister!

If you’re not into crafts, consider these sharable Scripture cards. I received a few of these from one of you recently (you know who you are) and it made my day!

5. A Letter Sharing Your Testimony

Your personal testimony matters. And chances are, you haven’t fully shared it with those you love most. Why not write or type out your testimony of faith and include it in your Christmas card this year? What an amazing gift for such a time as this!

Whether you decide to send Christmas cards or not, I encourage you to pray about sharing the Gospel this Christmas. Here is a FREE guide I put together to help you do just that! And, here’s the companion devotional to go with it.

Merriest Christmas Ever!


P.S. Are you struggling this Christmas? Please know you aren’t alone! Here are a couple of posts to encourage you and help you through a tough holiday season:

This post, or a variation of this post, was written and published by author Jennifer Waddle from a place where discouragement doesn’t win!

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