Last week I mentioned I’d be offering Christmas Ornaments for sale. If you’re interested in purchasing an ornament and haven’t subscribed to my newsletter yet, please do that now. Newsletter subscribers will have the first opportunity to order and orders will be limited! (Not to mention newsletter subscribers get a cool little ebook that will help you take better images of your children on Christmas morning…)
Today I wanted to talk a little about the heart behind this Christmas Ornament project. I don’t know about you, but in the midst of all the presents and the hurried chaos of this season, I struggle to put Jesus right at the center of it. This little baby who humbled himself to come as a man. Born of a woman and laid in a feeding trough so that by His sacrifice we might be able to come before a holy God and live loved by Him eternally.
So last year my husband and I started a new tradition. We threw a birthday party for Jesus. Our little girls invited their friends and we encouraged them to clean out their unwanted toys to donate to a local ministry. We also encouraged this little army of 2-5 year olds to dig through couch cushions and under furniture looking for loose change or to bring a part of their own allowances/birthday money. With that money, we sat down and ordered a playground for children living in poverty. This year we’ll have more little friends come and I’m excited to learn what they will pool their money and pick this year.
20% of the profit from each ornament will be spent at this little Christmas party where the kiddos will order a birthday present for Jesus from the Compassion Catalog.
Oh, and by the way, these ornaments really do have heart. See? I look forward to introducing all the shapes on Wednesday!