Wednesday, December 2, 2009

12 Days of Giving-Day Two-Cards!

Life with Bubba, Chicky and Nika
Today I started sending out my Christmas cards and while I've never considered this as giving, I guess it is. This year I wanted to make them a little more custom and personal so I added bows and some card stock and signed each one with all of our names-I usually get them printed. I have to say I may have to go back to getting them printed-my hand about fell off after signing "Merry Christmas" Love, Mike, Adrienne, Ainsley, Harper and Bennett on almost 100 cards! I also picked these cards because of the verse inside:
"For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves: it is the Gift of God." Ephesians 2:8
and then it says:
May this beautiful season open your eyes to His wonderful gifts.

God has given us so much and especially this year with a special little package: Bennett!

I realize after the holidays the cards probably go in the trash but I know how much I love getting cards and seeing everyone's families, new babies, dogs, cats or just a nice saying. Yes it can be stressful with getting the picture (if you choose to put a picture on it) and getting them all signed and all that but hopefully ours will bring a little smile to the faces of our friends and family, letting them know we care and we want to wish them a very Merry Christmas!

So maybe this season can open your eyes to the wonderful gifts you've been given and open your eyes on how you can give back;)

*Remember, this is not to brag about things I've done! I'm feeling like it looks that way but it's to share how just little things can be giving and maybe to remind you "hey, I can do that too". It's not all about money either!! One blogger said that she was going to limit her time checking emails to spend more time with her kids-just spending more time with your own kids is giving back to them!


  1. I keep getting the chills reading all of your guys' posts! LOL! Love it and again, you are so right! I really hope people don't think this is about bragging ... it doesn't take anything material to give. :)

  2. I think you're fine to post the RR pictures. When I asked to be a Prayer Warrior, they sent me the info on the child I was designated for and said not to publicly publish anything due to some weird laws. I've actually been meaning to email them and get clarification as to blogs. They have them posted, so I don't see the difference...

  3. Beautiful post. I know what you mean, I tend to hand-write something in each card, or at least personally sign it. The effort is worth it b/c I really appreciate receiving something that took a little more effort than stuffing and a stamp. I'm sure this will be an especially meaningful Christmas for you having Bennett here to bless you all.

  4. FYI - I got an email back from RR about posting these kiddos: That is the official policy and is important for all our families to know. However, there are ways to protect a child's privacy and still advocate for them. If you could say "Eastern Europe" instead of Ukraine, that would be great. Since he is listed publicly on the RR site and also on the Angel tree, you can use that info. Posting his picture is fine, as long as his country is not on there.
    So you're good :)

  5. We save up all our cards and use them for arts and crafts. My daughter has always loved to do this. We give homemade Christmas cards to the special people in our lives such as grandparents, aunts and uncles etc.


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