Oh how we have enjoyed reading through the posts linked up here! All of your words are just so wonderful– your traditions, decor, how you celebrate this Season (or how you choose not to!).. we love it all!
Congratulations to our $50 Coupon Code winner:: Kristen from The Riches of His Love! We love this excerpt from her post, on being the light of the world:
God calls us to be a light in this dark world.
The only way we can do that is by having His light within us in the first place. My prayer for each of us as we have entered the Advent season is that our hearts and minds will be filled with His peace and presence.
We can be light, we are called to be a light and because of Christ we are!
-Kristen, The Riches of His Love
Congratulations, Kristen! We’ll be emailing you soon with a coupon code!
There are so many things we love about Christmas– one of which is sneaking into your home to see your Christmas Decor and learning how you celebrate our Savior during the busyness of the season. This month, we’d love for you to link up a post about a DaySpring Christmas item in your home here on (in)courage Marketplace! We want to see photos of your favorite item(s) and hear what the message on the product means to you during this season!
We love to hear about the product in your home– but we also love to hear how you celebrate Jesus during the Christmas Season. What are your favorite traditions? What resources do you use? We’d also love to see pictures of your Christmas decor!
We’ll read through the link-ups as they come in, and choose our favorite to feature on (in)courage later in the month. And for every 10 link ups, we’ll choose 1 winner to receive a $50 shopping spree to DaySpring! Those are pretty good odds, don’t you think?
Already blogged about a DaySpring Christmas item? That’s fabulous! Just link up a post (recent or not!) about that item and we’ll be back to announce winners Wednesday, December 18th.
Looking forward to peeking inside your home this Christmas Season!
-The (in)courage team
My favorite part of the holiday season and all the Christmas decorating is our annual tradition of getting the Christmas Tree. We gather our favorite family and friends, early in the morning and with the wafting remnants of baking Monkey Bread, pastry wrapped kielbasa and hot chocolate we leave the house and head up the mountain, rain or shine. Our ‘promise land’ is a sea of evergreens like you’ve never seen before. The smell is amazing and the view is incredible. There are 3 levels to climb (if you are adventurous) where the perfect tree is waiting, “pick me, pick me”. Once we’ve all cut down and hauled our trees to the beds of the waiting trucks, we all pull out our morning goodies to share. Once spread out on the back of a station wagon, now on the new picnic tables, there are the favorites that must attend year after year as well as the newcomers-something a little different from last year. Its a time of great fellowship, shared love and the perfect way to start out our holiday season, creating this year’s memories and even getting a photo for this year’s Christmas card! Perfect. I love it.
This isn’t very fair to those of us who don’t yet have any Dayspring Christmas items…
I have my favorite Christmas decorations (some lovely hand made ones) and I love some of the Dayspring ones too, I just don’t have any.
And I hate how petty that sounds. 🙁
I don’t have any DaySpring Christmas items yet either… but I just saw that the ornament I really want is on sale so I am going to snatch it up. I would buy from them everyday if I could. =)
We always have a Bible reading on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or both. We get together with my family of origin on the Eve for Chinese food and fun. Only the kids get presents at this point.
We like to put as many in the car as we can, crank up the Christmas music (we take turns on the channels) and go look at Christmas lights. Last year we ended it with a late night drive through snack! and it was actually on Christmas last year. We tried to brighten up the folks who had to work but they were in great spirits themselves.
Marina @ Marina's Kitchen Table says
Oh goodness… there’s so many favorite things… but I’d have to say – right now I’m LOVING the “Love Came Down” Lanterns!! I’ve got 2 of each of the styles… set up on my mailbox, the entry steps to our landing, and on the porch! I get many compliments on them, and know that I’ll use them for years!!