Hi there sweet friends! It’s that time of year, honestly one of my most favorite time of year. This year I am especially trying to stop and enjoy each day of this advent season. It is so important to me that during the Christmas season I don’t get caught up in giving gifts just to check things off a t0-do list but rather to give with intention and with meaning. I remember a Christmas a couple years ago where I randomly picked up some gifts at Target shortly before Christmas Eve and the truth is those gifts had zero meaning, and I am sure were quickly forgotten (nothing against target, believe me I love that place!!) that was not a fun feeling and since then I have really gone out of my way to give gifts that will be cherished and maybe even make a difference! Now you already know how much I am loving the latest Illustrated Faith – Bible Journaling releases so I wanted to share some of the other gems I am loving from DaySpring!

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Walk in the Light/Abide in Him – Reversible Charm

I have a handful of people (ok maybe more than that) that are bible journalers, book readers, planner girls etc on my gift list so I am always looking for a little special something to get these friends. When I saw this adorable charm (REVERSIBLE TOO!?) I could just see it hanging off the edge of my bible, and it brought a huge smile to my face!!! I love how simple it is but the message is impactful!

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  Share – Giving Platter

There is something you should know right now, I am a sucker for white ceramics with stamped words on them, seriously how beautiful is this?! I love the MEANING behind this and what it encourages! Stack cookies, cupcakes, candies, and more on this delightful Giving Platter and gift to a neighbor to say ‘hello’, to a friend to celebrate Fall, or to family ‘just because.’  This platter may show up another time because “its journey never ends”, and what fun to fill it with goodies once more, for blessing neighbors, family, or friends, again!

Tag message:
This plate has no real owner
Its journey never ends
It travels on a spontaneous path
To neighbors…family…friends.
It carries love from home to home
With treats for all to share
Just a little pick me up
Hello, thinking of you, I care!
Please enjoy what’s on this plate,
Then fill it up once more
And pass it on to someone new
That’s what the Giving Plate is for!

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Lysa TerKeurst – Univited

I don’t know about you but I have some major bookworms in my life so when I saw this book by Lysa Terkeurst come out a couple of those people were set on my heart! I know it seems like an odd gift to give at Christmas a book about feeling left out or lonely but the truth is no one should feel like that ever but especially at Christmas so I knew I was on the right track!

In Uninvited, Lysa TerKeurst shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection.  She leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection’s ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God.  Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken—a love that does not reject or uninvite.

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Everlasting Light – Gold Star Garland

Sometimes in all this thinking about other people I find something for myself that is a must have. I am a sucker for garlands of any time, but add stars and gold? Yes please!!!! It’s important to me to create a cozy loving home that reflects this season this time of year and I love adding simple touches like these beautiful stars!! 

Highlight your Christmas tree, decorate a door, or drape a window with this fun, metallic gold star garland!  A fun enrichment to the Everlasting Light collection and a great reminder to shine your light!

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ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, Leather

There are a couple people that have been on my heart that have been wanting to jump into bible journaling but are unsure where to start or just need that little nudge. A bible is SUCH a beautiful gift to give someone, and this beautiful bible is sure to warm any Christmas morning!

This leather ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, with ruled lines in the 2-inch wide margins, allows you to capture notes, prayers, and personal reflections.  Generous space for art journaling biblical truths you have learned, too!  A meaningful gift and lasting keepsake for friends and loved ones on any occasion!

Now is the PERFECT time to pick up a bible as they are on sale through 12/14 check out the huge bible sale here – this includes bibles of all different price points!

That is just a couple gifts that we are excited about this season and most of all love the heart and meaning behind them! There are some AMAZING sales happening on DaySpring right now so you are going to want to head on over and check those out for sure (pssst including $15 kits!!!! )!! For those items not on sale please use code SHANNA25 to take 25% off your order + free domestic shipping!!!

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Thank you so much for joining me today, and remember to give with great intention this Christmas season my sweet friends! xox Shanna Noel

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