Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Writing a Christmas Blessing

Give the Gift of Words
By Debbie Roome

How do you feel when someone pays you a genuine compliment? Warm and fuzzy inside? Excited and happy? Like you’re floating around for the rest of the day? Positive words can transform the way we view ourselves and make us feel better about life. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful Christmas gift to give a friend or family member?

How can I Write a Blessing
There are several ways we can bless a loved one with our written words. Here are some ideas:
· Write an account of something meaningful she has achieved
· Write a paragraph of two on how you perceive God’s peace, joy etc in his actions and lifestyle
· Fictionalize an event in her life and write it into a story she will recognize
· Ask his friends and family members to write a few lines about what he means to them

How to Present the Blessing
Again, there are different ways we can do this:
· Print the words onto special card or paper and frame them
· Make the story into a booklet with a cover and photos of the person and what they have achieved
· Make a scrapbook and include comments from friends on each page
· Find a blank card with a meaningful image on front and glue the words inside

A Gift that will last Forever
The power of words should never be underestimated. I have a box full of uplifting cards and letters I’ve received over the years. Even though some were written ages ago, they still have the power to encourage me and spur me on to greater things.

A written Christmas blessing is a wonderful gift to give and will normally be treasured for years – long after the chocolates are eaten, the socks are worn out and the jewellery tarnished. Why not start working on your blessing now? Ask God for inspiration and wisdom ... and have some creative fun!

Debbie Roome works as a freelance writer from her home in New Zealand. Visit her at Debbie Roome or read some of her work at Suite 101 , Take Root and Write and Faithwriters.


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2 comments:

Deborah said...

Great ideas! Thanks for posting them.

Carla Gade said...

Debbie, this is a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing. It's getting me thinking.