If you’re like me one of the best parts of Christmas is giving and receiving Christmas cards. Every day during December I look forward to checking the mailbox because it is the only time of year that I know instead of finding a stack of bills I will be greeted with the smiling faces of family and friends I love!
I put all my photo Christmas cards on our fridge, but every December I feel horrible when I clear the fridge to make way for the new batch of Christmas cards and have to throw away all those precious Christmas cards, Save the Dates and Birth Announcements I have collected over the past year.
A few years ago a wonderful family shared with me a brilliant idea! Thanks to James and Cat for letting me share this idea on the blog today. James and Cat are the parents to two precious toddlers and they invented this idea to help their kids learn how to pray for their friends and family. It is also a great way to remember who to pray for in your personal time with the Lord. Cat is also a gifted seamstress, you can check out her creative talent and wonderful gift ideas at Joyful Threads
The great thing is this project will take you 10 minutes and you probably already have all the supplies you need!
– Hole punch
– Twine, String, Ribbon (this is what I used), or * Swingline 1 Inch Loose Leaf Rings, 5 Count, (S7071764) (recommend especially if children will be using)
– Christmas cards, birth announcements, save the dates and any picture of a family member or friend you want to remember to keep in prayer throughout the year.
– Optional: Post it notes, or * Post-it Flags Value Pack, Assorted Colors, 280 Page Flags and 48 Arrows of 0.5 Inch per Pack (683-VAD1)
Step 1: Hole punch each of the pictures and cards in the upper left hand corner.
Step 2: Use string, ribbon or Loose Leaf Ring to connect each card to your prayer wheel.
Step 3: Tie double knot and make a bow to secure. Or close your loose leaf ring.
Optional: If you would like to divide your prayer wheel into days of the week or weeks of the month (as I did here) use sticky flags to section off your prayer wheel. James and Cat (my friends with the original idea) recommend letting your kids pick a person to pray for everyday. Then after they have prayed text the person and let them know they have been prayed for! Wow, how encouraging would it be to get that text???!!!
Do you have a favorite way to display your Christmas cards, birth announcements and Save the Dates? Any other ideas how to remember to pray for friends and family throughout the year? I would love to hear your ideas!
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