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Make Someone’s Day, Week, Month: Send Them a Christian Greeting Card

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Be With You

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Be With You

Think about what you collected out of your mailbox during the past week. If it was mostly coupon specials, bulk mail advertisements and bills then your mailbox is like most today. Not many people send or receive handwritten cards and letters anymore. That’s too bad. Because if you’re honest, you’ll admit that getting a personal note in the mail brightens your day. So here’s the challenge to you: Make someone’s day and send them a handwritten note or letter.

It doesn’t matter whether you write your note in pencil or pen – whatever is most comfortable for you. Pen tends to have a more dignified appearance, but your recipient won’t be wondering about your stylus choice. What does matter is that you are writing words rather than typing them or sending abbreviated messages that say writing out an entire word was just too much trouble.

Send your letter on attractive paper or have fun picking out an appropriate Christian greeting card. If you do choose a card, you’ll still want to compose a few lines to make it truly personal. Your recipient wants to hear from you, not just the writer at the card company.

Composing a meaningful letter isn’t hard, though as the practice wanes people may feel self-conscious about it. Here are some basics:

  1. Open with an appropriate greeting. Dear _______, works in most cases, but Hello or , Greetings _____,  or even Surprise! are all fine. You just need a conversation opener.
  2. Next, let the person know why you are writing. You were thinking of them. You were praying for them. You have been wondering how they are doing. You want to thank them. You want to encourage them…this only needs to be a single line.
  3. The body of your letter can be as long or short as you like. One or two lines or a few paragraphs depending upon what you have to say. The key is to be specific. A Christian greeting card is designed to be useful in multiple situations, but your words should be completely individualized.
  4. Close with a simple Love___, Gratefully yours, So glad we’re friends, or other suitable words and your name.
  5. The last part of sending a personal letter is addressing the envelope and affixing a stamp. Once you start making it a habit to write cards and letters you may find that choosing stamps can be half the fun. Seasonal stamps, stamps with historical significance, stamps with celebrity faces, birds, flowers, states – there are so many to choose from and you can have fun matching stamps to the personal likes of your recipient.

Receiving a handwritten note in the mail is like receiving a surprise gift. Everyone feels a tiny surge of happiness when they find a letter in the mailbox. And opening it to get to the contents can be as fun as opening a gift from a loved one. So decide to make someone’s day…or week…or month… and send them a personal note. If you are looking for stationery, check out The Printery House where you’ll be sure to find the perfect paper or Christian greeting card to brighten someone’s day.

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Online Christian Stores Offer Gifts the Bride and Groom Will Treasure

 

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“Bless This Home” Wall Plaque

If you are fortunate enough to have the pleasure of attending a summer wedding this year, be thankful.

The weather is usually the least of a wedding guest’s worries, of course. Coming up with a gift that really means something to the couple is much tougher than choosing wedding attire that will work whether the sun is blazing or the breeze is blowing. Many modern blogs on the subject assume that newlyweds will be wowed by luxury items, large cash envelopes, or one-of-a-kind giftings. But for the sincere Christian couple, online Christian stores offer presents that appeal to their faith, are distinctive and are cost-friendly as well.

If the new couple will have a yard, no matter how small, it can be a nice idea to give them something for their outdoor space. You can find handsome garden stones and statuary with simple words like “Bless This House” that never go out of fashion. Catholic couples might enjoy a St Francis bird bath. St Francis was an amazing 12th century Christian who was so enraptured by the gospel that he shared it with everyone – supposedly even small animals and birds!

Newly-married couples will be setting up house together and what better expression of your support than the gift of a doorknocker? Especially one that bears the famous words of Joshua 24:15 As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Great verses like these can also be purchased as wall art for inside the home. If you prefer the
subtler approach, online Christian stores typically stock a wide array of attractive resin plaques that rest on easels with faith-encouraging messages like Preach the Gospel at all times; use words if necessary.

Most Christian couples would be grateful to receive gifts that help them celebrate important holidays like Christmas too. Nativity sets make unique and treasured gifts for the bride and groom. You can find crèches in all sorts of sizes and styles, some large enough for a mantle or placing under the tree, others ideal for gracing the center of a dining table.

One last suggestion is to order some personalized stationary for the couple. They will have a lot of thank you notes to mail out and, let’s face it, there is a certain charm about seeing your names linked together and officially printed on your own stationary.

Many of these gift ideas and plenty of others can be found at The Printery House. You might take a few minutes and check them out our products to find something the bride and groom will love. Oh, and in terms of the weather, you might consider dressing
for hot weather but bringing along a pretty shawl or sweater, just in case. Men, you’re on your own.

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Top Ten Christian Products to Give and Get

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Christ Is The Head of This Household

As more families look to simplify their clutter and their lives, it’s more important than ever to send a gift with thoughtful meaning to help someone share their faith – or simply to encourage them. Gifts and cards with true meaning can find a place in your home, and that of friends and family.

The rise in interest toward creating a space that’s full of meaning, and less full of excess, is fueled in part by Jen Hatmaker’s smash hit book “7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess,” published by Alive Communications. The book reminds readers that all of our resources have the potential to possess us, instead of remaining our possessions, if we aren’t careful.

Here are some Christian products that will remind the recipients to hold on to gratitude and faith:

1. Wall plaque: Choose an uplifting message or a blessing on a decorative Christian wall plaque. It’s a message of faith that can be used in any room or even a garden. It’ll stay when other items get transferred out.

2. Hand-created Christian cards: Everyone appreciates having just the right card to send, and you can tuck in some stamps for a useful, faith-filled gift.

3. Bible: A study bible or devotional bible is always a keeper and can be shared at the right moment with someone else.

4. Devotional: A simple devotional makes a great choice among top ten Christian gifts because it invites the reader to a few quiet moments of prayer and reflection.

5. Jewelry: Necklaces and bracelets with Christian charms are more popular than ever to help share a message of hope and remind wearers what really matters.

6. Calendar: A calendar for the kitchen, filled with scripture, will be appreciated daily.

7. Stationary: Have you ever had your own set of custom stationary? There’s always something special about getting it out to write a note or letter.

8. Door knocker: Remind yourself, and your guests, that Christ rules this home with a unique Christian door knocker.

9. Prayer cards: Send a beautiful set as a gift. They can be shared for years to come as a source of encouragement, and used as simple decorations or even bookmarks.

10. Decorative cross: From wooden to bronze or brightly-colored designs, nothing grounds a person more in the things that truly matter like a beautiful decorative cross for the wall.

If you’re looking for the top ten Christian products to give and get, keep in mind the best gifts have a story behind them – and invite the recipient to create their own story. You can “send something you believe in” with a gift or card from The Printery House.

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Religious Gifts for Women

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Tree of Life Wall Cross

What do women want when it comes to religious gifts? Many are looking for something that’s unique, personal and also helps them share their faith.

Religious gifts for women can be interesting, memorable and fun. A book of devotions may sit on a shelf, and she may love the bible she’s already using and the notes she’s written herself in it, so it may be time to think outside the box. Instead, think of a decorative and inspiring wall plaque.

Maybe a candle set with a hint of scripture … or even a set of homemade soaps that smell terrific. All of these are options to help a woman celebrate a birthday, religious service anniversary, a wedding shower or as a “just because” gift that lets her know you value her faith and the way she lives it.

Another great idea for religious gifts for women is a wall cross or decorative cross, which have quickly come back into trends all across Christian and Catholic gift stores. New designs include the “Tree of Life” Wall Cross, the Dove of Peace Wall Cross or crosses with a new look of the ancient Celtic cross image. Each of these looks amazing in a home or office and convey in an artistic way that she’s a woman of faith.

If she likes to garden, consider a wall plaque that can be placed indoors or outdoors. Messages with inspiring words have become incredibly popular in flower beds along sidewalks, decks or gardens. This is something she can share and talk about when friends and family visit.

Is she a woman of faith who likes to send notes and letters? Stationary and note cards make great religious gifts for women. Simple designs with a cross or message of faith can suit so many occasions, and she will love having a great set of quality note cards and stationary handy.

Christmas in July: Everyone loves the Christmas and Advent season, so surprise her with a gift she’ll be thrilled to set out at the holidays. Candles and candle holders make a great choice. This is especially fun to give as a wedding shower gift for the couple to enjoy during the first Christmas together.

Who doesn’t love jewelry? A little bit of bling inspired with a faith message is an ideal gift. Try a three-piece bracelet set with a cross charm or a new take on a cross necklace. She’ll think of you each time she wears it.

One additional idea – try giving her a magazine subscription, such as Today’s Christian Woman or others that are inspiring to read and will be something she can look forward to getting. This can be a great complement and a surprise to accompany a candle or wall plaque.

Find great religious gifts for women at The Printery House, now in its 60th year of creating beautiful greeting cards and offering unique gifts to share your faith. Many cards are made with the help of monks who live at the adjoining Conception Abbey, so you’re sending more than just a card with your gift.

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