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