Back in late December, we made some mini blessing bags to keep in our car and hand out as we saw someone in need. We made several bags and they are now gone. Anytime we saw someone holding a sign, we would roll down our window and hand out a bag. My kids love being part of such a simple way to show compassion. One man said with a huge smile on his face, “YES!!! I needed a new pair of socks!”
As it turns out, the sandwich size blessing bags seem to work better than the gallon-size. They can easily be stuffed into pockets and aren’t cumbersome for the individuals we gave them to. Although we can’t fit a lot into the bags, the few things we do include seem to be greatly appreciated by everyone who receives them.
-A new pair of socks
-Peanut Butter Crackers
-$5 to buy a meal
I have decided that we will make six blessing bags every month and try to include some type of thematic printable. Making six at a time works out well because packages of socks often come in 3’s or 6’s and packages of chapstick come in 3’s. This month’s printable is a simple heart with the words of John 3:16. You can download your printable hearts here.