My wall looks very bare. In past years Christmas cards lined the hallway wall, representing best wishes from family and friends
As a child I watched as my mother proudly displayed each card after reading it. Many were filled with pictures and long notes of the year gone by. As I set up my own home and started my family, I followed in her footsteps.
Ah, but alas, the world of technology has taken over. Combine the technology of facebook and the rising cost of postage, the past few years cards have become scarce. Today, only a few cards are displayed.
Don’t get me wrong, I like facebook and the world that technology has opened up. That technology has paid the bills in my home for many years.
With nearly 200 people who ‘like’ the "Knit and Crochet Bible Study" on facebook and over 900 on twitter, I certainly cannot use the United States Postal Service to send each of you a card. – hmmm. 1150 people times 44 cents each…..add the 2, carry the 7, double the 9….. that’s $484.00!!
So I thought about a gift. If cards are nearly $500 I certainly can’t send all of you a gift. BUT… what if….. I have been telling you about the yarn my father-in-law has sent me. I’ve heard from some who say they are jealous and would love to receive boxes like that. One person even said she’d rather have a skein of yarn than a birthday card! This got me to thinking. I am going to put together a gift package of yarn and I don’t know what else. I’ll find some other accessories for the package. How do you get it?
To qualify for the drawing to receive this package, leave a comment below. One per person with this exception. If you make a comment on the Knit and Crochet facebook page, then leave a comment here linking to the facebook comment. Now you have 2 entries. Want a third one? Tweet that you like Knit and Crochet Bible Study [email protected] – then leave a comment here with a link to the tweet ( @KnitnBibleStudy and the hashtag #kcbspresent must be included in the tweet). There you have it, 3 chances. All entries must be in by midnight December 24. I will use random dot org to choose a winner on Christmas day. I will send the winner an email and post it on facebook and twitter.
Now on to your Christmas Card. So what could I do that would be a special Christmas greeting to all with a story of what is happening in my life? In comes Jon Acuff. I follow Jon’s blog "Stuff Christians Like". He is a funny writer. He is now working with Dave Ramsey. Jon just released his book "Gazells, Baby Steps and 7 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me About Debt". He offered to write a Christmas card if his book was pre-ordered. So, I did. (I have since received the book and laughed all the way through it, realizing how true this thoughts were.)
So here is my Christmas card letter, as written by Jon Acuff. Merry Christmas to all. And to all, some good yarn.
Dear friends & family,
My name is Jon Acuff and recently on my blog I offered to write Christmas cards for people. I am happy to say that TerryAnn took me up on the offer. Why? Well, she’s probably really busy. For one thing, she’s on the edge of her 10 year wedding anniversary. For another she has found a creative way to incorporate crafting into the study of the Bible. That’s no easy feat. Be honest, did you ever read the book of Joel and think, "I could see finding a creative way to use these verses in a craft application?" Probably not, and neither did I. But TerryAnn is creative that way and so is her husband. He’s a Trekie and Scrabble enthusiast. Thus far he has not found the tie between the Old Testament and Star Trek, but if someone can it will be him.
Thanks Jon. Wishing all of you a very blessed and merry Christmas.