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Crystal is passionate about cultivating a community where faith, fitness, and friendship come together. Author of “Creative Basics: 30 Days to Awesome Social Media Art,” Crystal is a writer, speaker, host of the Write 31 Days challenge, and coach who shares encouragement at her blog, crystalstine.me. Connect with her on...

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  1. What a great idea. I like the idea of basing Christmas gift off of celebrating what you already have. I personally like writing letters.

    I sit down and think of why the person is meaningful to me. I think of an instance where they went out of their way to help me. I think of how our relationship has grown over the years. I add some inside jokes.

    And I’m all set!

    I like the ornaments. Great gifts to consider in advance of the Holiday season 🙂

  2. What a great idea. I like the idea of basing Christmas gift off of celebrating what you already have. I personally like writing letters.

    I sit down and think of why the person is meaningful to me. I think of an instance where they went out of their way to help me. I think of how our relationship has grown over the years. I add some inside jokes.

    And I’m all set!

    I like the ornaments. Great gifts to consider in advance of the Holiday season 🙂

  3. I’m weary of posts that end in an advertisement to buy something. We need to be reading the Bible and not books about reading the Bible. JHMO

  4. I read Ann’s book last year and enjoyed it! The ornaments are lovely – if I had them I would probably give them to my daughter for her tree as she builds on legacy and family traditions for her own family!

  5. Are the ornaments available & for sale? This year our group is giving a homeless shelter ornaments for their tree.
    These would be a great addition to any tree or to tie on to a gift.
    Articles written by so many different writers are such a blessing & help me learn to apply Biblical principles in my life.
    Thank you!

  6. Are the ornaments available & for sale? This year our group is giving a homeless shelter ornaments for their tree.
    These would be a great addition to any tree or to tie on to a gift.
    Articles written by so many different writers are such a blessing & help me learn to apply Biblical principles in my life.
    Thank you!

  7. This is beautiful as always Crystal! I love the new ornaments as well, i wish I could afford them this year but hopefully they will be around for a long time and can be put into the budget for next year! I absolutely love how each one focuses on the coming of the Christ-Child being present and being THE PRESENT that our hearts and trees should hold.

  8. I love the idea of basing gifts on the WHO & WHY of Christmas. I would love to give them to a homeless shelter or Ronald McDonald House to use on their trees to bless others and make it known WHY we celebrate Christmas!