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Holiday Gift Guide ~ Give the Gift of Christ's Love This Holiday Season From Dayspring {Review & Giveaway}

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This post will be a bit different from my other Holiday Gift Guide posts, but I think it will still be a blessing to you.  :) 

My memories of Christmas are wonderful. Growing up, my five siblings and I were taught by our parents that the reason we celebrate Christmas is because it is Jesus' birthday. Now, I do not believe that Jesus was born in December but I am glad that the world takes time to recognize that He was indeed born and was born to die. Because of our belief in Christ we were never taught that Santa Claus lived in the north pole, had little elves running around making gifts, flew a sleigh around the world on Christmas Eve delivering gifts and was the reason we received gifts on Christmas morning. Our parents made sure that we understand that Santa Claus was not real and was not a part of our celebrations.
On Christmas morning, we would wake up and sleepily gather in the living room. Some of us (me!) would bring our pillow from bed and snuggle under a fluffy blanket on the couch, waiting for the rest of the family to make their appearances. Once everyone was gathered, dad would get his Bible and sit down with us. We would read the Christmas story that is found in Luke chapter 2 and then we would talk about it. After reading, we would go around the room and each person would say a prayer. We would pray for those who were not fortunate enough to be able to afford gifts and would also pray for the missionaries who were serving God in other places in the world. Doing this truly made us appreciate what we were about to receive and helped us to be more thankful than we ever had been before.
Well, I am now a mother and am looking for ways to teach my children about Christmas and why we celebrate. I have recently received a lovely soup tureen and cup set from Dayspring and have been able to really use this set to help my daughter understand Christmas better. She loves having parties and so we often will just sit down (just the two of us) and have a little party together.
This set is called Love Came Down ~ No Greater Love ~ Soup Tureen & Bowls Set and it is gorgeous. As you can see, there is beautiful writing and scrolling, decorative artwork on these pieces. Each bowl reads "Perfect Love. Jesus". I can't think of a better way to describe Christmas...LOVE. God sent His only son to die...for us. That, my friends, is true love.
The soup tureen is very elegant...it comes with a matching ladle and lid, perfect for serving up soup or any other foods that would require serving in a large dish...mashed potatoes, applesauce, vegetables, or even salad!
Another really nice touch to the bowls is that inside of each bowl is an inscription that reads, "Love Came Down". After finishing the yummy goodness that has been served, each guest is reminded of the true reason for Christmas. I love this!!
So, this Christmas, I am looking forward to helping my children learn more about the true reason of the season. I am also looking forward to using this gorgeous set to teach and give them small reminders of what it truly means when we say "For unto us a child is born...".
Also, Dayspring sent me a beautiful Advent Tabletop Calendar that you can also use to help your family better appreciate the Christmas season. During the month of November, you can purchase this calendar for just $5.99! :)
If you would also like to share the joy and true meaning of Christmas with your loved ones, you can enter to win this same gorgeous "Love Came Down" Soup Tureen and Bowl Set that I received! Here are your entry options into this fantastic giveaway...
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post.I did receive  free products from Dayspring for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Dayspring website and email. Prize is being provided and shipped by the sponsor.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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43 comments

  1. I can't think of a time in particular, because we try to do that every christmas :)

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  2. We show love by adopting a family at Christmas. We also do it with strong religious and family traditions.
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  3. We always make homemade, healthy granola and superfood trailmix bags and give them to family and friends. :)

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  4. we are starting to pray much more than usual before Christmas time as a family and as a couple, we also "adopt" our old neighbours for Christmas feast

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  5. My children always do the Angel tree and give to Toys for Tots

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  6. we give toys to the homeless shelter for the kids there every year

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  7. We make sure the holiday is celebrated with CHRIST in mind first!! After all, he is the reason for the season!!

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  8. Share the love of Christ with my kids each Christmas and with other children by donating toys to local charities.

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  9. The one that has brought the most laughs is when I was growing up there was a preacher living across the street. They didn't have much, so we made up boxes of used toys and such for the kids. I had a pair of barely worn jelly shoes and didn't know which girl they would fit so I put one in both of the girls' boxes. We all still laugh about that over 20 years later.

    jenndiggy at gmail dot com

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  10. reflect on what christmas is all about - don't let the material things dictate your christmas
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  11. We try to help when and wherever we can.

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  12. One of the high points for our family is making our donations to Toys for Tots

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  13. well I hope I won't be disqualified for celebrating chanukah because I love all people but thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. I like to pick a few kids from the giving tree each year and started letting my kids pick as well.

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  15. We keep Him the Center at all times. We participate in clothes drives & whatnot to help those in need.
    lterek1027@gmail.com

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  16. We fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

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  17. We volunteer as a family every year for Christmas to help others in need, and my kids actually look forward to it!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  18. We have picked a family in need to do a secret santa a couple of times in the past years. My kids love helping picking out gifts for each family member and they really love dropping off the wrapped packages on the doorstep, ringing the doorbell and running!

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  19. This year a friend of mine is feeling pretty low. Both of her parents have died in the past 6 months. I'm doing a countdown to Christmas with 12 different gifts. Each one comes with Bible verses and something uplifting. I'm spacing them out through the month. While they are just little things, she knows that I'm thinking about her and praying for her.

    Entered under Jill L

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  20. I was very much able to share the love of Christmas last year when I was at Church and was able to give gifts to the family that helped save me two years ago. I haven't had much in a few years and then was blessed and able to share.

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  21. I was able to let my dad go to heaven during christmas because I loved him.

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  22. we sponser a family through our sunday school class and my family performs in our christmas program every year
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    rochelle johnson

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  23. I got a chance to work in the soup kitchen where the homeless stay and got a chance to provide some nice warm food and brought extra jackets I didnt need anymore.

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  24. My family buys many Christ based Christmas books to donate every year.

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  25. When my friend called today I prayed with her. It isn't Christmas yet, but her dad is dying this season. Their family needs all the love of God and people this year. Hallelujah he got saved a few weeks ago and is ready for home!

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  26. My boys are both under 6, but we always go through their toys and clothes a few weeks before Christmas and they pick out items to donate that are in excellent condition, then we go to the store and buy items to donate. This year we will be doing the Jail Ministry in our hometown where we will deliver presents to the children of inmates that include Bibles for them. Thank you and have a very Merry Christmas!
    candicesweeps at yahoo dot com

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  27. last year i saved up all the extra money i could which is not easy because i am a single parent and on ssi but I bought some small gifts for this little girl who i know has a pretty hard life. I wrapped them up and dropped them off at her door and I waited by the side of the home and heard how happy she was and it was awesome.

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  28. I participate in the angel giving tree with my family each Christmas and try to spread the word of his love. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy holidays!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

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  29. every year we pack several shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  30. We try to do that year round, leading by example. Around the holidays we may step it up a bit by each choosing a family from the angel trees or wherever, and making sure to donate extra to the shelters and pantries.

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  31. We have a cookie exchange every year at my Aunt Eleanor's house, and every year we have a prayer group and read from the bible, as well as sing old fashioned Christmas hymns, and pass around stories of our favorite Christmas time.

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  32. We try to make goodie bags for all of the neighbors and husband's coworkers for Christmas.

    Ladcraig at hotmail dot com

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  33. We take our neighbor to church because she can no longer drive herself.

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  34. I volunteered at a homeless shelter during the Christmas season so I could spend time with the less fortunate & try to boost their spirits

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  35. We also show love by adopting a family for Christmas. It teaches my kids to care for others and that giving is better than receiving.
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  36. We attend Christmas mass on Christmas Eve. It's very heart warming.

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  37. one year we had a friend who lost her baby around Christmas, we helped her take care of the other kids and her husband to get through the hard times

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  38. we always volunteer to help with the homeless and the familys that just having a hard time, every year is the year we spread the word of christ after all he is the reason for the season

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  39. We share with special needs individuals during the season by volunteering and giving gifts.

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  40. Buying gifts for a family that didn't have much and we helped them out on and off.

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  41. Not on Christmas but on Thanksgiving we brought a homeless man some blankets and a plate of food.

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  42. Every year anytime I can God always puts it on my heart to give and feed others.

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