Monday, November 30, 2009

Giving Christmas Away This Year

Inspired by the new book 101 Simple & Thoughtful Ways to Give This Christmas Away by Matthew West and the new Veggie Tales movie Saint Nicholas we have decided we're going to give Christmas away this year. The book lists 101 ideas to give to others over the Christmas holidays. While I dont know if we'll be able to do all 101 things there are plenty of them we can do. We'll start with the simple goal of 25 things. There are 25 days until Christmas so 25 ways of giving seem pretty doable.
I'll update this blog everyday with the ways we've given the Christmas spirit away that day.
Why is it important that we do this you ask? Well, because we have a Savior, the reason we celebrate Christmas this time every year, who gave His all for us.
We are so bombarded this time of year with the 'I want!' attitude that it is so easy to lose sight of what this season is really about. We have a God who gave His son to us over 2000 years ago. We have a Son who gave His life so that we can live forever with Him. With such love given to us, should we not give it away also?
So, we have our family mission for the Christmas season, 2009. Pull up a chair, grab your favorite cup of coffee and join us as we give this Christmas away! Hopefully, we'll inspire you to give Christmas away this year too!
Check back tomorrow as I kick off this blog with a giveaway!

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