Friday, November 21, 2008

TCB- Christmas Verse Books



Over the next week or so I'll be putting up several specific ideas that I'm going to try and pursue during this Christmas season. I have LOVED hearing all of the ideas that have been shared already, and hopefully if we keep sharing them, everyone will find something that they feel is just right for them. So here it goes! The first idea is a Christmas verse book--an idea that I'm borrowing from my sister, who came up with the concept several years ago. Her goal was to create something that would be a practical encouragement to anyone who was going through a difficult time, and the verse book has been perfect for exactly that!

This is how you make the booK:

Create a word document with your favorite verses, changing the fonts from verse to verse to make it fun and interesting. Come up with 18 verses. Cut coordinating scrapbook paper (12x12 sheets) into 4x3 cards and then use double-sided tape to attach Bible verses onto each card. Next, hole punch one corner, and insert a metal ring through each hole to create the book! And there you have it, a beautiful, pocket-sized verse book that can be taken just about everywhere.

Now for my Christmas twist. I created a page with 18 verses, all chosen specifically for the season. Not each verse has something about Christmas, but each one deals with the hope and joy we have because of Jesus. My goal is to try and give one verse book out each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas, whether it be someone I meet at gymnastics, a cashier at the grocery, or someone who I already know. I am hoping that through these books, God will speak to someone, encouraging them through His word that He loves them and cares about them, no matter what they are going through.

If you would like me to send you the pdf of the verses I have used, just leave a comment with an email address and I will get it to you! Here is a picture of a few of the verses so that you can visualize what the finished product looks like.
**I have received several requests for the verses with no email addresses. If you haven't gotten them, that's why!**

55 comments:

kellyw said...

I think you have come up with an excellent idea. I would like the verses so that I can also create 24 books to pass out during the season. I have been a follower of your blog for several months but have never commented. Thank you for your encouragement during some difficult times. May God continue to bless your family!
p.s. - I loved the "green token"

karen said...

can I also get a copy. Thank you so much and what a wonderful idea and gift to others.
karen
lavancha628@aol.com

Stephanie Cecil said...

Thanks for such encouraging ideas. I would love to have these verses! I am a mom of three, ages 2, 4, and 6 and follow your blog. Thanks again.
stephcecil@alltel.net

Jenny Thomas said...

What a neat idea! Can you send me a copy of the verses? JenThomas21@gmail.com

Tonia said...

I am always looking for good ideas and this one fits!! I would love a copy of the verses.
toniajudd@gmail.com
I too love the litte night time comment from your princess :) Oh my gosh, I laughed so hard. She is a hoot!!

Take care!

The Sanchez Family said...

I would love a copy!

Melissa
sgtsgirl@bellsouth.net

KingsLittleBlessings said...

What an awesome idea! I'd love a copy! We try every year to make it more about Jesus than the materialism going on in the stores.
Marlina

king7742@comcast.net

The Hurst Family said...

Great idea. I would love the verses. I think this would be a great addition to our Christmas season.
jessieannhurst@gmail.com

Abby said...

This is such a neat idea! I would love a copy too! Thanks!

Abby
abbyneinast@gmail.com

Candace said...

Great idea! I'd love a copy of the verses you chose!

Laurin said...

Angie, I want a copy definitely! What a beautiful idea...laurin@aboeving.com

cookfam said...

Great idea! I'd love a copy!
dccook@bellsouth.net
Thanks!!

April said...

I think that is a great idea! I could echo the words of the comment right before me, "read your blog, haven't commented, love the green token story, SO appreciate you sharing with all of us!" Will you share your verses with me too? I love the idea and hope to put together some books. Thanks! Praying God will use all of us through this project!

Anonymous said...

Angie, please send me the verses. Thanks so much for this wonderful idea.

Also, do you follow the blog Our Journey of Love? I've been following it for a while and this week my heart breaks for the family. Please keep them in your prayers.

Linda
lz7780@cox.net

Megan said...

Oops. I posted this on the wrong post originally...

I would love to get the PDF. I was just working on some backgrounds with my stamping to use for verse cards. I'd love to see what you came up with. My email is: meganomesh at yahoo dot com

My friend and I are going to do a lot of baking with her kids and take it door to door to raise money for Samaritan's purse.

Amanda Edge said...

what a great idea!!! i would love a copy as well! apanda52@hotmail.com

Noah's Mommy said...

Great idea. I would love a copy of the verses. rdj421@yahoo.com

Foshie Family said...

I love this idea. Can I have a copy?
Kari
karifoshie@knology.net

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

Angie, I would love a copy of your verses please.. I probably won't actually get books made but I bet it would be an encouragement to my family.. (we emailed after your "Blessed be Your Name" post.)

Thanks.
seansmuhma@aol.com

Stacey said...

would love a copy too if it isn't too much trouble. thanks so much for the great ideas and for the encouragement. stacey

huddlestons3@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Me too, please!

palhinha@rogers.com


Nilia

Emily said...

I love this idea and would love to have your pdf. I hope you're doing great!

Emily Duncan
emilymduncan@msn.com

TN Lizzie said...

May I have a copy of your verses?
Thank you for turning my focus on gifts that I can give freely!

tn_lizzie2000@yahoo.com

Sheena said...

Hi Angie, I have been following your blog for over a year now and God has used Poppy's story to draw me closer to Him. I think it is wonderful how God can use the internet for His purpose - that someone here in Australia can be touched by what God is doing in your life way "over there"!
Thanks for the Taking Christmas Back button - I have added it to my blog. I only recently started my own blog so I was pretty excited to be able to do something like that.
If it isn't too late, I would like the verses you used in your Christmas Verse Book. We have older children so I will be involving them in creating the little books. They have already come up with some neat ideas of how to put Christ back into Christmas.
Thanks for allowing God to use you in this way!
Sheena

Sheena said...

Oops, it's Sheena again! Sorry, I forgot my email address. It is:
sheenams@bigpond.net.au
Thanks again!

KimN said...

I too think that is a great idea and would love to know what verses you have chosen....
Kim@cagedata.com

Shannon said...

I just wanted to let you know I've spent the last hour reading your blog, watching Poppy's video, and crying my eyes out. Your family's story and testimony is amazing and I've been very touched by what I've read and seen. I will definitely be following you.

Laura said...

What a great idea! I would love a copy. joshua.tree@comcast.net

I have been reading your blog and never commented...you are a gift to so many!

Valerie said...

Hello! I would love to get a copy as well! It'd be a great thing to be able to hand out while Christmas caroling this year!

God Bless!

~Valerie

valeriereinhard@gmail.com

Barr Family said...

What a wonderful idea. I have followed your blog for quite some time, and have prayed often for your family. Thanks for the wonderful idea. If you get a chance, I would love an email of the verses. Thank you!
lynnb705@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Love it! You are such an encouragement! I can't wait to receive the verses.

kre1982@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Please send me a copy you the bible verses. Thank you so much!
lnisbett2000@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

I would love these. It is an excellent idea.
If you can please send us a copy!!
Thanks,
Melissa Bachman

thebachmans4@yahoo.com

The Cleggs said...

What a wonderful idea! I would love a copy of the verses...cleggm@bellsouth.net!

babyrangel said...

Love your idea! I found your blog from a post a homeschool mom made on a forum that I'm a part of. Here's another idea if you'd like to share it with your readers. It's called the 12 days of Christmas. We've done it the last few years and it's a great way to bless a neighbor. They don't know who's doing it until you bring cookies to share the last night. I have verses etc. all typed up and I can send them to you, but I couldn't find an email contact on your blog. Please email me and I'll send that to you if you're interested.

Angie
babyrangel@yahoo.com

Kim McGee said...

What a great idea...for the entire year! I would really appreciate a copy of the .pdf. Thank you so much for being willing to share!

kim.mcgee@hotmail.com

In Definition said...

angie,

great idea!!!

lrdawkins@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is great. Can I have a copy of the verses you are using.
jcraines96@bellsouth.net.
Love your blog. Very inspiring.
~Courtney

Ms. Elaine said...

I would love to get your verses. This idea is great!
sewilliams1018@comcast.net. Thanks in advance

Pat's Tuesday said...

Angie,

I would love a copy of the verses. I teach our oldest toddler class on Sunday mornings and I would love to make the books up and then have the children decorate the front for their parents. It has been a while since I commented but got to your blog from Yvette's.

prodgers@bellsouth.net

lelesgirl1962 said...

I would appreciate a copy too: lelesgirl1962@aol.com

Thanks Angie!

Lisa

julieT said...

I would love a copy...thanks so much for the wonderful idea. What a blessing this can be for so many that need it!
Julie
julie@julieturner.com

Amie said...

What a great idea. I love the TCB idea. What a wonderful way to keep the focus on the true reason for the season. I'd love to see your verses that you've chosen. My email is amiebarnes@gmail.com

RubySlipperzz said...

I LOVE this idea! Please send the verses to rubyslipperzz@yahoo.com

Thanks!
katie

RubySlipperzz said...

I LOVE this idea! Please send the verses to rubyslipperzz@yahoo.com

Thanks!
katie

Shannon said...

I would love a copy too.
Mrshaynes24@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I would love the verses. I have also been coming up with Take Christmas Back ideas. Have you seen the cute "Little People" Nativity at Toys-R-Us? It might be an interesting addition to the project. I know they have it at toysrus.com
desmondangela@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy! What a fantastic idea. The story of the green token has made me laugh over and over! My email: mabrysmith@bellsouth.net

The Brannan's said...

I would love a copy of the verses! What a great idea! marybethbrannan@aol.com

Thanks!

connie said...

Angie, as a recipient of one of your verse books, I can say it was a sweet encouragement while Mallorie was hospitalized after her surgery this year, and also a reminder that you were thinking of us and praying for us. The size made it easy to keep accessible, and the verses were so helpful to meditate on during times when I would take my eyes off God and forget to rest in His control of the situation.

connie said...

Oh, and could I have a copy of your Christmas verse list? Thanks!
love, connie

Sharon said...

Yet another request for the PDF of the verses -- if you're not absolutely swamped with requests? Thanks so much.

Sharon0503@AOL.com

Anonymous said...

Angie - is it too late to get a copy of the verses you chose? What a fantastic idea! I have followed your blog for the past year, but never commented. I'll take this opportunity to say thank you for sharing so openly. We will probably never "know" each other, but God used your words to encourage me many times. We were going through a trial at the same time and a friend sent us your blog (our first child was diagnosed with multiple heart defects when I was 20 weeks pregnant; one long year later, he's a healthy boy). May God continue to bless your precious family! bjspeer@mac.com

Finding Joy in Him said...

This is a wonderful idea... I just found your blog by googling "Christmas Verse Book". Can I also have a copy of your pdf I'd love to make verse books for my niece and nephews.

Jenny

findingjoyinhim@gmail.com

Jessica Kenney said...

I would love a copy!
jonjesskenney@yahoo.com