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Choosing the Perfect Inspirational Gifts to Express Your Feelings

Angel Garden Stone

Angel Garden Stone

There are plenty of opportunities to give gifts to the people who are special in our lives. Choosing just the right gift comes easily to some people – for others, it feels a bit more of a challenge. However, giving inspirational gifts to those you care about can make the job of choosing a gift so much simpler. Inspirational gifts express your feelings in ways that suit any occasion or no occasion at all.

Gifts for the Outdoor Lover
If you have a gardener in your life, there are lots of gifts that speak to their earthly as well as their heavenly passion. Maybe they’d enjoy a statue of St Francis to stand amongst the flowers. Garden stones asking God’s blessing on home and visitors are often welcome gifts for those who dig in the soil. Decorative garden bells add visual whimsy and a pleasant sound to any outdoor space. The words and themes of such gifts say that God is worshipped in the world He has made.

Gifts for Inside the Home
For those who prefer to be indoors, there are more inspirational gifts from which to choose. Three dimensional tabletop plaques have become very popular. These plaques look great resting on a mantle, on a bookshelf, or a dresser. Messages are short and to the point such as PRAY or LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Wall art inspires with words. Plaques for the wall carry such messages as Do Small Things with Great Love, the words of Mother Teresa. Other times plaques beautifully present the words of the Bible itself. As For Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord from the book of Joshua is a well-loved verse used to adorn many Christian homes.

Collectibles
Other inspirational gifts include sun-catchers, decorative throw pillows, coffee mugs and more. Figurines like the Willow Tree angel collection or the Jim Shore collection make ideal special occasion gifts and often become collectibles. Whether you are looking for a back-to-school present for your child’s teacher, a birthday gift or something just to say “I’m glad we’re friends” inspirational gifts make it easy to find the right gift for the right person.

Gifts for the Reader
Devotional books, missionary biographies and books on Christian living also make terrific gifts for the people you love. Paired with a scripture-decorated bookmark, books can provide hours of contemplation and several opportunities for meaningful discussion over a warm cup of cappuccino.

The Printery House is an online Christian store filled with inspirational gifts like these and many more. Browse through our online catalogue and find gifts to match the important people and events in your life. They express your feelings like almost nothing else can.

Inspirational Gifts for an Easter Basket That Share the Message of Easter

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Each Moment Is a New Beginning

While it’s true that children never tire of chocolate and sweet confections why not make this year’s Easter basket a bit more meaningful? There are any number of inspirational gifts parents can tuck inside the brightly colored Easter grass to reinforce the true message of the holiday. And children aren’t the only ones you can bless with an Easter basket, adults also will be blessed by a basket full of special Easter gifts. Here is a list of gifts that you can give to share the message of Easter to get you started.

Jewelry
Little girls will enjoy finding a new cross necklace or bracelet in theirbasket. It might be fun to put her jewelry in a plastic Easter egg – sort of a prize in a prize. Boys might enjoy pocket prayer medallions. Dad, too, might like receiving a more masculine stainless cross necklace. The cross and the empty tomb are at the center of our Easter
celebration
and our faith. We wear these symbols in honor of our Lord.

Lent/Easter books
Religious books make terrific inspirational gifts. Choose from children’s bibles, activity books for Lent or Easter (use the Lent books next season) or children’s bible story books depending upon the ages of your children. These books will help your child remember that Easter morning is about more than chocolate bunnies. And they will be the vehicle for many blessed hours together sharing God’s true words.

Religious artwork
So much of Easter focuses on children and the joyful hunt for eggs on Sunday morning. But the truth is that Easter is a celebration we share with one another as believers. Isn’t there someone special in your life with which you’ve shared spiritual things? An older Christian who has guided you with godly counsel or a younger believer whom you’ve had the privilege to encourage in the faith? Make this Easter special for them with the gift of religious artwork. Reproductions of icons, stained glass depictions of the Last Supper or a Resurrection Triptych all make terrific inspirational gifts this Easter season.

Bookmark
For those special ones who live far away, consider tucking a religious bookmark inside an Easter card. Look for bookmarks with uplifting messages like No problem is too big for God or Each moment is a new beginning. There also lovely bookmarks bearing the words of scripture itself. Your loved one will be delighted to be remembered and will feel that way every time they open the pages of a book!

At The Printery House you’ll find religious books and jewelry, faith-encouraging artwork and a wide array of bookmarks and Easter greeting cards. We want to help you find the inspirational gifts that will help you share the real meaning of Easter this year.

Shop Online For Inspirational Gifts for Christmas

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All Things Work Together For Good

Consumers aren’t afraid to shop online for their Christmas needs. In fact, a recent consumer report says that around 25 percent of consumers find shopping online more convenient than getting out and fighting the crowds in the stores.

eCustomerService Index said in its report that of the 2,000 consumers surveyed, a quarter of them preferred surfing the web for deals. Just more than 40 percent said they don’t like waiting in line, getting little to no help from the understaffed stores and dealing with overcrowded stores and that they’d rather shop online.

Not surprisingly, around 96 percent said they’d do some of their Christmas shopping online, and around 50 percent said they’d do at least half of their shopping online and the other half at stores.

Consumers are no longer hovering over their desktops to shop – about 65 percent said they would use their mobile devices to shop. Just a few years ago, online shopping through mobile devices accounted for .4 percent of sales. This holiday season retailers expect to see about 35 percent of all online purchases being bought through mobile devices.

Retailers know that they need to be where consumers are going, so they’re reacting by beefing up their online services in an effort to attract more consumers and to give them a better online shopping experience.

Did you know that online shopping in its earliest incarnation involved pizza? As early as 1995, Pizza Hut gave their customers an online option in ordering a pie. But 1995 was also the year that eBay and Amazon.com got their start. Nobody could have predicted then what these online companies would become today.

Online stores are open 24 hours a day and offer the ease of convenience that consumers are looking to attain. Another advantage to shopping online is that many online stores offer a tab where customers can add a review of the product. Shoppers get a detailed account of why the product is exceptional or why it should be avoided. Experts write some reviews while actual consumers write others.

Inspirational gifts like those offered by The Printery House, offering Christian greeting cards and gifts, are also available online. Mugs, ornaments and hand-crafted Christmas cards as well as many other items are available to consumers quickly and easily through the company’s website. If you’re looking for inspirational gifts produced by people that are truly inspired, consider The Printery House, which is staffed by monks and artist employees at Conception Abbey, a Benedictine monastery located in rural Northwest Missouri.

One of the new products being introduced by The Printery House this holiday season includes a “Thanking God at Christmas” deep dish pie plate, which has a prayerful message at the bottom of the dish. Other new products are here just in time for your online Christmas shopping. Take a few minutes to shop in the comfort of your own home.

Find Inspirational Gifts For Christmas Early and Enjoy the Season With Less Stress

 

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God’s Smallest Wonders Mug

It is hard to believe that we are almost through October. Halloween is almost here and then comes the holiday season. If you look around you may even see the Christmas displays already up at many of your favorite stores.

Christmas is a meaningful and precious holiday (a holy day) and it deserves to be celebrated without nerves being on edge and credit cards worn from overuse. As with so many areas of life, a little planning on the front end can mean a far better outcome on the back end. So here are some suggestions for reducing the seasonal stress of holiday shopping.

1. Make a Christmas budget. Budgets help ensure that you don’t spend more than you have. They mean that you know how to avoid January overspend depression. It isn’t a bad idea to have an idea of how much you would like to spend overall and on each person.

2. Make a gift list. Christmas lists are not only for who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Write down everyone to whom you would like to give a gift. This list should include everyone from the mailman to Grandma Betty. Some gifts may cost very little (home baked bread or pies for the teacher or mailman). Others may need a bigger allowance. This is where assigning a dollar amount to each person can be helpful.

3. Make a savings account. It can be a formal Christmas account at the bank or it can be a glass jar at the back of a kitchen cabinet with your secret unspent grocery money and change. Ideally, this is a year-long endeavor.

4. Make a page for keeping track. If you think of a great idea for Uncle Bob – write it down. If you buy a gift for someone – write that down too. Keep track of how much you spend on every purchase.

5. Make a plan. If you want to keep Christ at the center of your Christmas celebration, have a plan for doing that. Inspirational gifts are one way to keep the focus on Christ. If you don’t have a plan to keep things centered, it is way too easy to get swept away by the whirlwind.

6. Make an online shopping date. Looking online for presents and inspirational gifts is a great way to lower the stress quotient this Christmas. Online shopping means no parking hassles, no crowds to deal with and no tired feet. Many online stores offer free shipping so there is really no reason not to enjoy the convenience. And if you shop early there is a great selection – no Black Friday ‘out of stock’ issues.

Don’t let your Christmas season turn into a runaway freight train. Start now and it you can get a lot done before the press of Christmas activities begin to fill every slot on the calendar. If you’re looking for a place to find inspirational gifts – check out The Printery House, an online gift store run by the monks of Conception Abbey. Then when Christmas is here enjoy the time you have celebrating the birth of Christ.