1. PRAY THROUGH ALL OF THEM, IN A YEAR
I tried this one year and I have to be honest I failed. Don’t let my busyness or lack of discipline discourage from something awesome. The days that I emailed or texted my friends with “how can I pray for you – I just pulled your Christmas card randomly out of my prayer stack” were AMAZING days. I am telling you. EVERY TIME. every time… That family needed prayer in a big way that week. God is no dummy. He orders our steps. He knows how to intersect one family in Florida with another in Michigan. He wants us to know he’s in it – the small and the big. This can be a great way to honor your friends and be specific with prayer. However, I found it hard to keep up with and not feel guilty.
2. PRAY and PICK AT RANDOM
This year, I know my limits so I am still going to pull at random and just can’t be in touch with everyone. I am confident prayer works and is needed no matter how often and how it’s done. So, I’ll pull a few when I can and pray for that family. Use a ring, a bow, a box. Anything!
3. READING FLASHCARDS
4. PHONE CONTACT PHOTO
I saw this on Facebook this morning by Judi and LOVED this idea. Take a photo of the card and save as your contact photo for that family. So fun. I love seeing people’s face pop up when they call or text.
5. KEEP ON FILE
I love inserting a family’s Christmas card in a frame when they visit. It makes them feel appreciated and noticed. I also love inserting a card in my bible when a certain friend is going through a really tough season. Seeing their faces brings them to my heart more often.