Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Have A Mary Christmas
So I'm looking at my not-yet-decorated tree and thinking about how to make this simplification deal work in our household. I think I still need to decorate the tree, but what things and activities can I reduce or delete to make more room in my heart?
I'm thinking about Christmas cards and realizing that many of the people I used to exchange cards with are now in constant touch with me on Facebook. So why spend the postage to send a redundant greeting?
Card cost aside, the price of postage alone would be more than what it would cost to go online and "Build A Box" for a needy child on the Operation Christmas Child website.
It just takes a few minutes and the minimal cost of $35,00 to send a gift-filled shoebox that can change the life of a child and maybe even a whole family. Not sending cards will save me a lot of time and it will save about 75 Christmas letters or cards from going into a landfill. I can concentrate instead on sending a few hand-written notes to people who need encouragement.
You can click here to find out how you can Build A Box for Operation Christmas Child,. Maybe taking that step will help you have a Mary Christmas, too.
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 5:04 PM