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!**