Christmas Craft: Scripture Promises Mason Jar

craft-collageWhat do you give the person who has everything? Here’s one idea for adding a personal touch to your Christmas gifts. The best part is you can make it yourself!

Earlier this year, a friend gave me a gift that has meant so much to me. It was a purple mason jar, adorned simply with a ribbon, and inside were 100 paper slips, each personalized with a Scripture promise and my name.

I kept the jar on my desk by my laptop, and each morning, I would pull out a slip. Scripture is full of promises that offer hope and reminders that God has a perfect plan for our lives.

As the holidays approached, I thought of my readers and, if it were possible, what I would give you. Sure, we all like gift cards and goodies, but if I could give you one thing, I’d want it to be meaningful and last long after the Christmas decorations are down.

So I contacted my friend and asked if I could borrow her idea. Turns out, she shared this idea from Proverbs 31 Ministries. Their website provides a downloadable file with all the Scripture promises, which can be personalized with a friend’s name. (If you have trouble copying/pasting the verses from the PDF into Word, contact me through this site or message me on Facebook, and I’ll email you the verses in a Word document.)

I encourage you to make one for yourself and your friends. Yes, the gift is simple, but it may become the most treasured one you give this Christmas.

Click over to kristenhogrefe.com where this post appears in full. There, you’ll also find a Scripture Promises craft card you can share with your friends and my personal tips for making this beautiful gift your family and friends will treasure.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

Kristen

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Merry Christmas!

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Photo credit: Miss Kristen

I so much appreciate those of you who read, follow and participate here at ThinkTrueThoughts.com. I hope this blog has been an encouragement to you this year and a challenge to think truthfully.

To say thanks and to give you a little light reading over the Christmas holiday, I’d like to share with you a short cozy mystery I’ve written and published on my author website.

To view the story, please click here or on the image below.

Capp for Haleigh

I imagine you sitting in comfy chair by the soft glow of your Christmas tree with a cup of coffee or tea. You scroll through the story and try to solve it along with Beatrice, whose day job at Clancy Coffee, Ice Cream and Bakery is not without its share of mystery and unique personalities.

Wherever you are this Christmas, thank God for the blessings He has given you. If you took part in the November thankfulness challenge, you should have quite the list! Review it, and remember how good our God is.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas! Be sure to check back on Monday for the third and final post about God’s Indescribable Gift.

~ Miss Kristen