It's almost February...is anyone else wondering what to do with all those beautiful Christmas cards you received from all the people you love? I proudly display mine every year around the cabinets in my kitchen. I just love seeing all my family and friends every day - even if it is in the form of a photo. I could keep them up all year but my husband would not agree and it does seem kind of cluttered. I never know what to do with them and feel bad throwing them away.
So...I have a plan that kills two birds with one stone. I have really been wanting to find a way to pray for my family and friends. The thought of praying for everyone I know everyday is very overwhelming. So I made a stand up/pop up book of all those Christmas pictures (kind of like a desk calendar) that I can display on the island of my kitchen or on my dining room table. Each day we will pray as a family for the family that is flipped to on that day. Each day we turn it over to the next family. I have also included anyone that had a special life event that we went to that we would haver received a picture/program for (funeral, wedding, baby announcement). I won't always know their exact prayer needs, but if I do, I will write them on the back of the card or where there is a space to write. Otherwise, we will just say a prayer for that family and know that God will take care of the rest. My plan is to also incorporate the missionaries that are a part of our church. If we got a card from you, know that you will at the very least be prayed for by our family a few times a year. If you have prayer requests that you would like to share, please pass them along to me and I will put them on your card.
Here is where I display my cards every year.