This year I decided to start a gift tradition of giving letters to people that convey my heart for them, what they mean to me, what I love and appreciate about them, what I see God doing in their lives, and any words or prayers I have for them. “Words of affirmation” is a love language for a lot of people, and my hope was that these letters would truly touch people’s hearts. (The tongue of a disciple can sustain the weary with just a word)
I loved writing them – they gave me an opportunity to reflect on my relationships with each of those people and express my heart for them (words come from the overflow of our heart). I hope that next year I’ll be able to write even more of them.
I also have a vision/dream of these letters one day being compiled into an amazing book: “The Christmas Letters” (maybe after I pass away). How cool would that be?