Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A challenge for December

Can you believe December showed up on our calendars yesterday morning??  There are so many happenings that occur in this month and before we know it we will be staring at the word January on our calendars.

I don't know about you, but I don't want this month to fly by. I don't want to get too caught up in the busyness.  I want to enjoy every moment and soak in my Savior's birth story.  I want to share His love with others and live with purpose.  What is the season if we don't love on people?

This month I challenge you {and me} to send actual handwritten cards to people. 


The cards imprinted with family pictures and a written statement are so much fun to receive.  I love hanging them in our home and taking in all of the precious people I am so fortunate to know. 

But what if we handwrote some cards and surprised people with them?  Don't you just love opening the mailbox and finding an actual handwritten card??  I know I do!  I actually save them and if they aren't too personal, I hang them on the message board in my office.

We could write cards telling people how loved they are.  We could send a card of encouragement or one of laughter.

So...are you in??  Let's send snail mail blessings and make someone's day!



  1. I am in, Girlfriend! For the last several years I've used labels for the address and basically just signed our name. Back in October I found a really good sale on Christmas cards with a message completely focused on the birth of Jesus...and then sometime in November the Lord gave me the idea to do just as you have mentioned here...handwriting cards...personal messages to each person receiving a card...a little heart treasure. I'll start today and do a few each day!

  2. I totally love this idea! I am going to break out my pen and paper and get started later this week. THinking of printing pictures to send, and including a handwritten note with each one that is individualized to each person I send it to...

  3. We still give away the handwritten cards to the people in our church congregation. I love pouring through all the cards to find the right one for the year and the girls love hand delivery them at church. I also love the picture cards to watch everyone's family grow. I think Christmas cards are my favorite part of the season and each year it feels more and more people stop participating...not us :)

  4. LOVE this!! I always send out hand addressed and signed cards, but this year I will also try to include a little handwritten personal message as well!


  5. Count me in too! What a lovely idea. Blessings to you.

  6. I have been the guilty one of sending photo cards out instead of handwritten cards. Mostly, I don't have the best handwriting, and it is just a lot of work for me to hand write them. But I am thinking of doing it this year and just including a picture of our family with the cards. I have actually cut down on the number of cards I send out in recent years to just close family and friends or those we don't get to see very often. My list has really gotten shorter from losing so many family in the last few years...grandparents, my mom, etc. I have added some of my dear and precious blog friends who really have become some of my most favorite people to my list, and I would love to add you if you don't mind. :-)


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