Monday, 4 December 2017

Christmas Cards - Coffee & Conversation

What do you think about Christmas Cards?



Well I love Christmas Cards, but I hate having to find them because every year it seems that there are fewer to pick from.

You are probably amazed because you know that so many shops will stock them and of course so many places online too.

However there just is not a good choice anymore.

I am not a great shopper - I am better online than physically traipsing through the stores but even online I do not enjoy looking for Christmas Cards.

You see I am very particular about the Christmas Cards I send.

I want my cards to express the true meaning of Christmas and spread the Gospel.

I want the cards I send to be a blessing to people and not bore them so they have to look attractive as well as have a true Christmas message.

This is the card I am sending this year.

I do not want ones which say

  • Happy Holidays
  • Season's Greetings
  • Merry Xmas
  • Really long soppy rhymes

I also do not want ones which show pictures of

  • Cottages in the snow
  • Wild Landscapes
  • People Skating
  • Untrue Nativity Scenes

At one stage I thought I should just make my own cards like I did some birthday and anniversary cards but there are just so many Christmas cards to be ready for the one time that I knew I could not keep that up, so I didn't even start  -  it would have ended up a chore for me.

So what do I like?

Ones that turn our attention in some way towards the true reason for Christmas.

Click   Here    Here  &  Here  to see a few of my favourite Christmas Cards from the last few years


  1. Thanks for your post, I love you heart to share the Christmas story when so many have lost the meaning of the real nativity. it is refreshing to see someone who is passionate abut sharing the wonder of Christmas with others. Bless you xx

  2. This is true even in cards people try to get away from the meaning of Christmas so not to offend anyone. I am glad you stick to your principles

  3. I so appreciate you pointing to Christ and the true meaning of Christmas! Honestly, I haven't sent cards in years, but if I did, that's what I would look for too.

  4. I like sending Christmas cards, but as I get older I tend to send them less. I keep thinking that I'll go on someplace like Vista Print and make my own {I made some previously, thank-you cards} but haven't done it yet! Pinning your card to my Faith board for you.
    Happy Christmastime to you and your family, Sandra,
    Barb :)

  5. Your Christmas Card for this year is beautiful!! :)

  6. What a lovely card - each is a gift and a blessing to the recipient, perfect!
    I agree that finding just the right card to send is difficult, there just are not that many options that fit what I'd like to say and fit my budget as well.
    I do enjoy receiving cards, no matter what sentiment it shares because it means the sender was thinking of me!
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Love your Christmas card picks! I love to use them as a reason to send out current family photos - a documentation of us over the years for friends and family I do not get to see as frequently.

  8. I love your card and I also love cards that tell the reason for the season. I write Christmas letters and send them via email and include gospel verses. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I like the card you chose for this year, Sandra. I used to think the 'xmas' was a bad thing, but I did some research and discovered some fascinating information. I posted it on my blog in a post titled "Why I Don't Get My Panties In A Bunch Over "Xmas""

    Thanks for sharing on Grace and Truth.

  10. I'm afraid I don't send that many these days, but I'm picky about the ones I do send. I have the same requirements as you do and have just as much trouble finding them. Hope you have a wonderful, blessed Christmas.