This year we chose not to do Christmas cards. But I’ve already decided that next year I’m going to go back to doing Christmas cards.
One of my reasons for not doing them was because I always felt guilty throwing them away after Christmas had come and gone. But one of my readers (Brooke) left a comment on this post, saying that her family kept their old Christmas cards in a basket by their kitchen table and chose one family to pray for each day. What an amazing idea!
So last night I gathered all of our cards and put them in a pile close to our kitchen table. And we began the tradition of praying for one of the families at dinner. Sure, we could do this without the card in our hands, but it serves as a tangible reminder of the amazing friends and family God has blessed us with. And, of course, this was an excellent way for both of the boys to have a picture of the people they were praying for!
Thank you, Brooke, for your wonderful idea!