Christmas Card Prayer Pins

Every year we receive the most gorgeous Christmas cards and every year it pains me to take them down (or I don’t and they gradually grow forgotten on the side of the fridge, receiving only fleeting recognition).

This year, I wanted to intentionally cherish and look at lovely photos of our family and friends throughout the year. So, we made Prayer Pins!

prayer pins

  • I cut off the names, holiday greetings, and excess paper (I had to give myself a pep talk, such destruction is not the norm for me)
  • Clipped the pictures into a clothespin
  • Labeled the clothespins with each family’s name
  • Put them in a basket on the table!

Tada! Now what?

Every morning at breakfast, we pick out a few families, talk about who they are and how we know them (which is great for the boys to understand different relationships, talk about different locations/state, etc.), decide what to pray about, and pray together! Then, we turn those cards over and put I them in the back of the basket so we’re sure to get through everyone before starting over.

prayer pins 2

prayer pins 1

This way they won’t end up in a file folder with me longing for some beautiful, creative way to display them. Instead, we get to look at them daily and think of all these people we love. Plus, if you send us a picture, you know there’s always someone praying for you!

~ Becca

What do you do with Christmas cards? Do you keep or throw, file or display?

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7 Responses to Christmas Card Prayer Pins
  1. Emily
    January 27, 2014 | 5:05 pm

    We didn’t send any Christmas cards. I am going to send you a framed photo so you can just display it on your kitchen table since I’m pretty sure we can use all the prayers we can get! Hahaha. Seriously though, that is a really cute idea.

    • Becca V
      January 27, 2014 | 5:29 pm

      Emily, what a riot. I’ll make a little Flan-Fam prayer alter – haha! Don’t worry, I’m supplementing photos I have for more family and friends :)

      • Emily
        January 30, 2014 | 6:14 pm

        Well, you have until the 15th to get it all set up. I’m going to check up on you then. In case you are looking for decoration inspiration my favorite color is purple, the boys would appreciate camo and we like natural elements like wood and metal. ;)

  2. Melissa
    January 27, 2014 | 5:11 pm

    What a beautiful idea!! Thanks for sharing.

    • Becca V
      January 27, 2014 | 5:30 pm

      Thanks, Melissa! The boys have really enjoyed it so far (Cal especially loves picking from the basket, not so much patient for the praying :)

  3. Sandy Sadowski
    January 29, 2014 | 11:20 pm

    What a wonderful idea!!

    • Becca V
      January 30, 2014 | 3:50 am

      Thank you :)