Whatever your hand finds to do,
do it with your might.
do it with your might.
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A team of women from our church, myself included, just held our 3rd annual Ladies Christmas Paper-craft Day. We had a wonderful time helping women to kick start the Christmas season by using their hands to make handmade cards, tags, and ornaments. Here's a sample of what some of these crafty ladies made.
|Lisa does a great job teaching at the beginner table|
|Once the ladies got going, there was no stopping them|
It was a day to come together and inspire one another with ideas. We also had good food for nourishment to keep persevering. A beginners table for those new to the craft, and oodles of supplies to design to their heart's content.
We were blessed to have missionary
Beth R. and her mom join us for the day.
|Dolly decides to observe Jennie for a bit|
|My daughter Bethany at the stamping center|
|loads of supplies were available|
|good food and drinks to stay nourished & hydrated|
It was a wonderful day and those who attended left with a blessing and a stack of handmade goodies to give to friends and loved ones. Think handmade this Christmas season. A gift doesn't have to cost a lot to have value. In fact, the most precious gifts I've received have been handmade. My sisters are busy at their sewing machines - one making quilts, the other making stuffed dogs for her grandchildren.
My husband remembers his grandmother crocheting all year long the edgings for pillowcases. She would hand sew them on to crisp white pillowcases and present family and friends with a fresh new set each Christmas. She also hand sewed aprons for the ladies. He looked forward to her homemade corn balls, which I have not been able to duplicate.
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give,
not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7
What types of things are you making this Christmas season to give as gifts. What skills do you have?
What resources do you already have that you could use without buying more?
Think outside the box - I'm sure you have something you're good at.
Perhaps offer a gift certificate for your services.
computer servicesyard work
a cooked meal
If you have other ideas for the readers here, please share them in the comment section. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed week.
This post is linked to: Fellowship Fridays
What Joy is Mine, Hearts for Home Thursday, Encourage One Another,
Word Art Wednesday, Clever Chicks Blog Hop,