Friday, January 18, 2013

52 weeks of Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards
When all the Christmas decorations are packed away it can be a little sad.  You know, the post-Christmas blues? We go from non-stop celebration to nothing and getting back to normal.  Y’all know I love Christmas, and I am one of those crazy people that can listen to Christmas music year-round; I just love it. 

As you know I didn’t put up Christmas decorations this year because of our move right before Christmas, so this picture is from a previous Christmas.  However I still have all of the lovely Christmas cards y’all sent us this year (just not displayed as pretty).  One way that I keep the sweet spirit of Christmas alive throughout the year is through our Christmas cards.

I don’t throw them in the trash. 

I don’t pack them away for the next year. 

Instead I pick one card a week and pray for that family.  We pray for marriages to deepen, increased health, available and disciplined finances, safety and protection, children, blessings in the workplace, patience, compassion, giving spirits, and that they would be the Light to others during their storms throughout the year.  So friends, if you sent us a Christmas card this year, please know that we will be praying for you for at least one full week this year.  (Sidebar, please don’t think prayer is bought with a Christmas card.  This is just a way for us to focus our prayers on others.  We still pray for y’all even without a Christmas card).

If you’ve got Christmas cards laying around the house and you don’t know what to do with them, I encourage you to use them during your prayer time.  By letting your children pick the card to pray for each week, this is also a great way to help engage and encourage an active prayer life.

Have a great weekend friends!!

10 comments:

Meg O. said...

What an amazing idea. That is so, so sweet. You've inspired me :)

The Heights Life! said...

I love this idea and I love you!!! You are so sweet and caring!!! I always save my cards from every occasion and will need to start doing this!! Miss you!!!!

Beth said...

Wow, that's awesome! You guys are awesome! And thank you in advance!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

This is such an awesome family tradition! Is this something one of you grew up with, or did you think it up on your own? That's true community right there!

Joy said...

Darby Hawley... I'm in love with this idea!!! (And yes, I was secretly searching the picture wondering where in the world our card was, because I KNOW I sent y'all one!) HA! But back to the idea... yes, this is great. We still have ours out... and i think I'll start doing with and adding it to my prayer journal.

Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

I absolutely love this idea. You are just the sweetest! Thanks for such an inspiring idea :)

Chris said...

Hi Darby, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Rachael SparkFire said...

this is just a wonderful idea! you are too sweet

sherri lynn said...

Darby, this is an amazing idea!!!

Kristen Danielle said...

You are too sweet!!!!!!! I love this idea.

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