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Do people still send out a Christmas card every year?
Like in the mail?
Well, we do!
Now, I’m not saying that I always get them out in the timeliest manner, but I think I have gotten one sent out every year since we’ve had kids. (I think!) Ok…back when my babies were little (hello, Irish twins!) I may have sent out “Happy New Year” cards. Hah!
My sister-in-law is so good—I think she gets her Christmas cards mailed out on the day after Thanksgiving. It’s only when I receive her card that I remember I better order mine!
Because I like to keep things simple, I typically order our cards through an online photo site like Snapfish or Shutterfly. I like that I can include a photo or photos of my family along with a brief message.
I love to receive these same kinds of cards, too—show me all the pictures of the cute kids, new babies, growing families, and beloved pets—those are my favorites!
My Christmas card goes out to many different people—both believers and non-believers, so I like to include an encouraging bit of scripture in the message area of my card.
God’s Word has a way of reaching people at just the right time. When He has a message to deliver, he’ll use any means possible—even a simple Christmas card.
In an effort to be more prepared this year, I scoured my journals, notes, and Google to find some of my favorite pieces of scripture to include in my yearly Christmas card.
15 Powerful Verses for your Christmas Card
1. Matthew 2:10 (NLT)
“When they saw the star, they were filled with joy!”
2. Luke 2:10 (NIV)
“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”
3. Luke 2:11 (NLT)
“The Savior–yes, the Messiah, the Lord–has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!”
4. Luke 2:12 (NIV)
“This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
5. Luke 2:13-14 (NLT)
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.'”
6. James 1:17 (NIV)
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
7. Romans 15:13 (NLT)
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
8. Philippians 2:9-11 (NLT)
“Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”
9. Galatians 4:6 (NLT)
“And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.”
10. Psalm 27:1 (NIV)
“The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?”
11. 1 John 5:11 (NLT)
“And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”
12. John 1:14 (NIV)
“So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.”
13. Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
14. Romans 6:23 (NLT)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
15. Romans 12:10 (NIV)
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
Do you send out a Christmas card every year? What greeting or scripture do you add? Leave me a comment and let me know!