Amish Holiday Tip, People over Presents
It SOUNDS simple enough, but it’s kind of hard to put into practice. Amish definitely place the Christmas emphasis on PEOPLE and not PRESENTS. Gifts are minimal–usually hand-made or something useful. And the house isn’t FULL of presents. Each person might receive 2 or 3 things, from the entire family.
Changes come slowly, but give yourself and your family a little grace this year. Talk to each other about simplifying. And remember, that it’s the PEOPLE in our lives that matter, not the PRESENT we open on December 25th.
Now for this week’s contest.
This week’s winner will receive:
- An autographed copies of A Simple Amish Christmas (or other book of your choice).
- Bill Coleman Amish calendar
- crocheted scarf and hat (this is from very bulky yarn).
Leave a comment below with your email and you are entered!
As always, you have the opportunity to enter the contest more than once by sharing the information from this blog with your friends, posting a link on facebook, or submitting an online review of one of my books. Be sure to leave me a 2nd comment stating what you did. (Only 2 entries per person).
The contest deadline is Tuesday evening 7:00 p.m. (CST), December 4th.
p.s. — You can order copies of my books directly from my website now. I’m still giving away a free calendar with each purchase.