I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a few weeks now, but kept forgetting. Darn you, mommy-brain! I’m going ahead and doing it now, just in case any of you have been slacking in the Christmas Clean-up department (like I was until about a week ago!) and still have the cards people sent you.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you our Bag of Blessings!
Inside that bag are all of the photo cards (or photos that were inside regular cards) we received at Christmas this year. The bag, while rather plain looking right now, will likely get an upgrade at some point this year. See, the bag sits on our dining room table and I’m thinking it’s only a matter of time before a cup of milk or water gets spilled and the liquid rushes toward the bag. (Nick is so clumsy with his cup! Ha!)
Ok, so why the cards, in the bag, on the table…
Each day, at one of the meals (usually dinner) the Kid of the Day closes his eyes, reaches into the bag, and pulls a card out at random. We then discuss who the people on the card are, and how we (or more often, how I) know them. Then the Kid of the Day does something really sweet, adorable and touching…
He prays for the people on the Â card.
Most of the prayers have gone like this “Dear God. Thank Â you for ____, ____, ____, ____ and ____. Please bless them and keep them healthy this year. Amen.”
Short and sweet! The boys are learning to think of other people, and get a kick out of drawing a card out and seeing who it is. The plan is to keep this up for the entire year, so if you sent us a photo card, know that you’ll be prayed for at least a few times this year!
This is such a great idea!!
That is such a great idea
What a beautiful idea! Thank you for sharing! And I *might* just happen to still have our Christmas cards…um…still sitting in the crystal bowl on the kitchen counter. (I do have a reason for that…I still haven’t finished SENDING my Christmas cards…HA!)
Fantastic in SO many ways ! You and Nick never cease to amaze me.
Thank you because I know we will be blessed by your prayers (or at least Ally, Dan and Jo will!!) Such a great idea – what a wonderful way to teach your kids. You are in our prayers too. We love you soooooo much!
OK that is so cool! It’s better than just hanging them on the fridge 🙂
What a great idea! I need to remember to do this next year.
That is such a sweet and awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!
This is such a wonderful idea! It gives meaning to those pictures of people the children may have not met.