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Dec 4, 2009

CLOSED:101 simple and thoughtful ways to 'Give this Christmas away' (Festive R&G)

Christmas should be more than just receiving presents....it should be more about the blessing in giving. God gave us His Only Son thereby showing us that we really should give. Make this Christmas different...not as materialistic as the others.

Need a little help?...Pick up Matthew West's book to get 101 ideas on how you can 'Give this Christmas Away'. This little hardbound book is filled with some great tips that you can turn into mini family projects with the kids and Hubby/Wifey. Some of my favorite suggestions from Matthew include
  • Buying a cup of coffee for a stranger
  • Volunteering at a homeless shelter AFTER Christmas
  • Help those who help others and
  • Set an extra plate at dinner time.
  • Throw a birthday party......for Jesus. (Bring the focus back to Jesus being the Reason for the Season!)
Each suggestion is followed by a small description of how you give Christmas away by following that idea. At the end of each page, a related verse from the Bible is printed to encourage you that yes...it's in the Word of God too!

The book makes quick reading and by putting into practice even some of what you read, you just may be starting some special new family Christmas traditions that will go a long way into molding not just you but also every member in your family.

101 simple and thoughtful ways to 'Give this Christmas away' was only released last month and was inspired by the new Mathew West song from Veggie Tales' Saint Nicholas. It retails for 9.99 US$. (Check the links on the left hand side of the page to find an online retailer or a store near you, from which you can buy this book.)


* I have reviewed this book as a member of Tyndale's Blog Network *


Win it:


One reader will have the opportunity to win Mathew West's 101 simple and thoughtful ways to 'Give this Christmas away'

(I'm closing this contest early-on December 12th 2009, so that the winner can receive the book before Christmas)


Here's how you can win it:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Leave a comment letting me know one way you suggest we can 'give Christmas' away.

Additional entries:

- 2. Subscribe to my blog (remember you need to activate the subscription if you subscribe via email) or Follow my blog & leave a comment stating that you subscribe or follow.

- 3. Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)

- 4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway and add the hashtag #ebmr at the end. (You can tweet daily. Each daily tweet counts as an additional entry)

- 5. Add the link to this giveaway on a Mr Linky on a blog giveaway site, forum, carnival. (leave a comment with the link)

-6. Snag my Blog button and leave a comment with the link.

-7. Snag the Festive Giveaways button and leave a comment with the link.

This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years and above.

1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on December 12 2009 at 10 pm Central time, so enter before that. The winner's name will be posted thereafter. Please note if any winner does not get back to me 48 hours after his/her name has been posted, I will pick a new winner.


** EBMR Disclaimer: Tyndale Blog Network sent me this book for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

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21 Comments:

At December 4, 2009 at 7:48 AM , Blogger shopannies said...

we often help out at clothing closets where we can share what we have and then share the story of christmas that is one thing that I love to do

 
At December 4, 2009 at 7:49 AM , Blogger shopannies said...

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At December 4, 2009 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Thena said...

I subscribe to your blog.

 
At December 4, 2009 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Thena said...

I've decided to pick up a few extra non-perishable items each week when I buy groceries. Then I'm going to leave them on my neighbor's porch.

 
At December 4, 2009 at 11:16 AM , Blogger SavannahsSmiles said...

My suggestion-make homemade pumpkin bread and give it to your mailman.

 
At December 4, 2009 at 11:57 AM , Blogger auntrene said...

Our family used to adopt a family to provide Christmas thru Family Services. But they don't do that anymore.
I usually purchase for children off the Angel Tree at our local store.
Also a great way is to give either time, or used towels and cloths to your local Humane Society or Animal Shelter. You can also provide, cat litter, cleaning supplies, or pet food and snacks. Great way to give away.
itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

 
At December 4, 2009 at 11:58 AM , Blogger auntrene said...

I have your button on my blog
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At December 4, 2009 at 11:58 AM , Blogger auntrene said...

I subscribe via email
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At December 4, 2009 at 3:50 PM , Blogger Linda K said...

email subscriber

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At December 4, 2009 at 3:50 PM , Blogger Linda K said...

Donate to the community pantry

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At December 4, 2009 at 8:53 PM , Blogger wmmahaney said...

Go to a nursing home and visit those who get very few visitors or play the piano for them.
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

 
At December 4, 2009 at 8:55 PM , Blogger wmmahaney said...

I follow in Google Friend Connect.
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At December 5, 2009 at 7:48 AM , Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

stopping by to wish you a Happy Sharfest Saturday!! great post!I think something to spread the true meaning of Christmas and give Christmas Away would be, to bake cookies for a neighbor that you know lives alone.Find a homeless shelter and volunteer to serve a meal!Most of all show love to everyone you come in contact with.You never know what they are going thru! Stop by

 
At December 5, 2009 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

I am now following!!Very nice blog!!!I am enjoying your posts!

 
At December 5, 2009 at 8:26 AM , Blogger Shell said...

Our tradition(kind of goes along with what was mentioned) is that our dessert on Christmas day is always a birthday cake for Jesus- and the kids sing him Happy Birthday!

I'm following you now!

 
At December 5, 2009 at 6:10 PM , Blogger Terri said...

We can "give Christmas away" by remembering our elderly neighbors who live alone. Whether it is shoveling snow in front of their home, bringing a homemade pie, asking if there is any errand you can do or task they may need help with, I find it is so rewarding.
vinter@warwick.net

 
At December 5, 2009 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Terri said...

email subscriber & follower via google friends
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At December 9, 2009 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Bombtastic Belle said...

We're sharing Christmas this year by us making the 9+ trip to see family - that's our gift since we haven't seen them in over a year.
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At December 9, 2009 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Bombtastic Belle said...

Follower
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At December 9, 2009 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Renee said...

Leave an extra special large tip for your waiter around the holidays!

 
At December 9, 2009 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Renee said...

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