Christmas cards are one of my favorite parts of the season, and I enjoy working on them early and taking my time. I love to add handwritten notes when I have something to say and often include a picture of the family or the kiddos. These were a few of the 100 attempts for last year's card:
I like to send the cards out the last day of November, so that ours is one of the first to greet our friends with good cheer. In other words, I like to kick off the party!
As much as I enjoy choosing the cards for friends and family and signing our names and greeting, there is one part each year that's a bit solemn: when I have a name to cross off the list. Then my Christmas card time becomes a time of prayer for family that is still here and grieving.
And maybe that's why I most love Christmas: it is a reminder that while joy and sorrow mingle together here, there is a Someday when we can put aside our sorrows forever. Because the Word became Flesh -- and changed everything.
"Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people . . ." (Luke 2:10).
"No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and His servants will serve Him. They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever" (Revelation 22:4-5).
Soli Deo Gloria!! Let's start celebrating!
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