When you think about Christmas presents, what do you put on your list? More or less, I’m betting that there are more things to buy in there compared to things that you’re willing to make. Another question, are Christmas cards included in your gifts list?
When I was a little girl, my favorite gifts to give were coffee mugs and picture frames. They were all I could afford back then. But still, for me, it was mandatory to give a Christmas card together with the present. I took time looking for cards with meaningful messages…you know, cards you don’t have to write on except the “dear” and “sincerely” part.
But over the years, when I received Christmas cards without personal messages, I started to dislike receiving them for some reason. And then I realized, “So this is what it feels to receive a card without anything written on it.” Ever since, I made it a point to write my own short letter whenever I hand out my Christmas cards.
Why am I sharing this with you today? It’s because I know that there are a lot of people out there who have undermined the power of giving Christmas cards. The truth is, when a card is made personal and meaningful, it’s going to bridge a loving connection between the giver and the recipient.
You know the other thing I really love about Christmas cards? It’s when my Christian relatives put in a bible verse that I can completely relate to. I’m sure it’s no coincidence because it happens every single time. I believe it is God working and letting me know that He knows what I’m going through.