Monday, December 19, 2011

The Sweetest Gift

Tomorrow afternoon is our 3rd grade class Christmas party. Since we're in a Christian school, we're privileged to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. I wanted to put a little something together that would be fun and meaningful for the kids. Here's what I've been up to this evening . . .




May these sweets help you celebrate Jesus, the very sweetest gift of all...
  • A candy-cane, shaped like a shepherd’s staff, to remind you that Jesus came to be your Good Shepherd (John 10:11). 
  • A gold-wrapped Rolo, shaped like a crown, to remind you that Jesus is the King of Kings (Revelation 19:16).
  • Smarties, to remind you that Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6).
  • A Dove, a symbol for peace, to remind you that Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
  • A Starlight mint, to remind you that Jesus is the Light of the World (John 8:12).
  • A Milky Way, to remind you that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6).
  • A Life Saver, to remind you that Jesus came to be your Savior (Luke 2:11).
  • A Hershey Hug, to remind you that Jesus loves you (John 3:16).
  • An Almond Joy, to remind you that Jesus is the source of joy (John 15:11).
Wishing you a Christmas filled with His sweetness!

126 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! What a creative idea! I'm a little jealous of your 3rd graders... ;)

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  2. Thanks for sharing this! What a great gift for anyone....neighbors, Sunday School class, friends,etc.

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  3. Wow! What a wonderful way to share the celebration and true meaning of Christmas!!! I teach 6th Grade Sunday school and plan to do this for my students. Just wanted thank you and let you know that your gift will definitely make a difference to many! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with all of His love and many blessings!!!

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  4. This is a great idea. Thank you for sharing this.

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  5. Fantastic! I pinned it. thank you

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  6. Saw the link on Pinterest. Love the idea.

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  7. Just saw this on Pinterest. What a wonderful idea!

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  8. We are doing a Happy Birthday Jesus party the Sunday before Christmas. This will be PERFECT for the kids to assemble and take home. Thank you!

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  9. Love this. And will be using it at my preschool. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. Just saw this on Pinterest. Thank you so much. I found the candy for the stocking! :)

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  11. I just found this on Pinterest! Our homeschool Co-op will be making about 130 of these to take to a nursing home next month. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I love the font of the list of candies shown in the picture. Could you share which font you used? Thank you!

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  12. Could you possibly share a printable of your poem?

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  13. This is a wonderful idea thank you so much.

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  14. I would love to have a printable of the poem too!!

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  15. Can you tell me what font you used?
    LOVE this idea, Thanks for sharing!

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    1. did you find the font? I love the font!!

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  16. Was the poem posted? What size paper is that? Thanks! Great idea!

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    1. I would like a copy of the poem. Thanks!

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    3. This is just precious. I'd love a copy of the poem. elissa.mumm@gmail.com Thank you.

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  18. My 3-4th graders at our church kids club are getting these next week! Thank you so much for the wonderful idea!

    May I PLEASE have a copy of the poem?

    melindatodd@melindatodd.com

    Blessings,
    Mel
    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

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  19. I just saw this and would like to make for our church youth group. Could you send the poem and the front? Thanks Evelyn Phillips embaker48@yahoo.com

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  20. Yes, I would also love a copy of the poem please. LOVE this! My email is stephanieparken@gmail.com. THANK YOU and thank you for sharing!

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  21. I love this, would you mind sending me the poem as well?? pennylane26(a)gmail(dot)com Thank you!! Merry Christmas!!

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  22. Yes, I would also love a copy of the poem please. LOVE this! My email is stephanieparken@gmail.com. THANK YOU and thank you for sharing!

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  23. Would you send me a copy of the poem please? janawright22@gmail.com Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

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  24. Would you send me a copy of the poem? goofyaj@gmail.com Thank you!

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  25. I too would love to have a copy of the poem. Love the font.
    Email to jhaskell@cozadtel.net.
    Thank you so much!
    Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

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  26. I would love a copy of the poem please! ginger.goforth@gmail.com
    Thanks so much!
    Merry Christmas!

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  27. I would be thrilled if you'd email me a copy of the poem! I'm planning to make these gift bags for my kiddos in the preschool program at church and your gorgeous printable would be much appreciated!

    Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas holiday!
    Kayla
    kayla@tristro.com

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  28. I would love a copy of this poem my email is rosalieisshort@aol.com

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  30. Would you please send me a copy of poem. My e-mail is shugar2b@gmail.com thank -you

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  31. Very cute!!! I would also love a copy of the poem if you could send it please! My e-mail is slh425@aol.com.

    Thanks! Have a great Christmas! :)

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  32. Hello:) can I get a copy of the poem too please? Thank you for your help, my e-mail is wehbeycrew@yahoo.com
    Merry Christmas!

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  33. Love this! Thank you so much for sharing. I first saw it on Pinterest and had to hop over here to check out your blog. I will be making these for attendees at our before Christmas service - Dec 23. Thanks again!

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  34. LOVE this, can I have a copy. academybenton@yahoo.com

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  35. May I get a copy please?

    danielandshannonboyer@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  36. This is great! Could I get a copy? lauren.jackson143@gmail.com

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  37. I would also love a copy! kdesir_78@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  38. I would like to request a copy as well. Please send to shamecar@gmail.com. Thanks

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  39. If you are emailing it out, I would really love a copy too. I'm at a2011momof2@yahoo.com

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  40. What a beautiful way to spread the true meaning of Christmas, thank your for sharing. I would like to request a copy so that I might share with family and friends. cathycolston@gmail.com Thank you and have a Merry Christmas.

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  41. I'd love a copy, too! purviscl@gmail.com Thanks for posting this - awesome way to help the kids get to know more about their Lord!!

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  42. Can I please have a copy of the poem as well? Loved this! Can't wait to give mine to the kids!

    Kaydehays@gmail.com

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  43. Could I have a copy of the poem as well. I want to use this in my Sunday School class!

    cabrerafam5@yahoo.com

    Thanks!!

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  44. I would love to have a copy too!

    amycraft82@yahoo.com

    Thanks

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  45. May I have a copy of the poem as well?

    shaunnaostler1711@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  46. Adorable :) May I have a copy of the peom? Thank you for sharing.

    ddsully777@yahoo.com

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  47. I would love a copy of this poem to give to my Seminary class if you have a file for it.

    glovermama@aol.com

    Thanks!!!

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  48. If you don't mind can you please send me poem also. We are having a party for our girls class and this is so much more meaningful then a lil gift. My email address is simms.tre@gmail.com. Thank you so much

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  49. I would also love a copy of the poem. We're having crafts at the 'Christmas at the Farm' event in Marlborough, MA and I would love to have a craft that focuses more on the reason for the season. Thank you ever so much!

    kathyonebay@yahoo.com

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  50. I'd love the printable as well! I'm making these for my daughter's preschool Christmas party. Thanks so much for sharing this adorable idea! Kbapplegate@gmail.com

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  51. Could I please get a copy as well, doing these for my daughters school. mistyst24@hotmail.com

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  52. Thank you! We will share these with my daughter's ballet classmates. I think we will try to make the candy sleigh with this candy list. Merry Christmas!

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  53. What a cute idea! So creative and a great way to teach the true meaning of Christmas!

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  54. This is a beautiful way to share Christ this Christmas, thank your for sharing. I would like a copy so that my kids and I can can work on this together, this is great way for them to share Christ with friends at school. texasscent@gmail.com Thank you for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!!

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  55. Love this idea. May I please have a copy of your poem to share with my students (beas12003@yahoo.com)? Thank you so much for this wonderful idea!

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  56. May I also have a copy of your poem? mrsmonyer@gmail.com Thank you

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  57. May I get a copy, Please???? This is awesome!
    shellyr7@gmail.com

    Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  58. If you are emailing this out, could I get a copy? I would love to share as a gift for my 9 year old primary class. aimeebrand@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  59. I absolutely adore this and would like to use for my daughter's Christmas party...really, it is actually good to use any time of the year as a witnessing tool. Could you please email me the file with the poem? Thank you so much! joyellewills@gmail.com

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  60. Can I also have a copy? Stacy2390@gmail.com Thanks so much!

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  62. If you are emailing the document or .pdf, I'd love to have a copy for my kiddos, thanks! angcpamba@hotmail.com

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  63. Thank you for this post! Such a great idea. Would love to use it in my sunday school class. Could you email me a copy of the poem? Thank you and Merry Christmas!! jacquiewyatt@msn.com

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  64. This is awesome! I just bought all the candy and supplies and printed out the words this morning! :) Thanks for a GREAT Idea!

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  65. So I am a year late. . . at least from the original blog post, - but found you through Pinterest, and would LOVE to have the file with the words as you showed in your pictures - if its not too much trouble. . . I will be using these as class gifts for my son's school. Thank you so much! My email is lostinthecedars@yahoo.com. God bless you and your family this holiday season!

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  66. I love this idea and I'm planning to do this for the kids at church. Can you tell me the font you used or send me a PDF file of the text allymom02@yahoo.com. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

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  67. I would love to have a printable of the poem! If you don't mind...You can e-mail it to me at ltrikowski@comcast.net...Thank you so much! God Bless You!

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  68. If its not too much trouble, I'd love a copy of your poem as well. Quailene@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  69. The font is amazing with this poem. I'd love to get my girls working on some of the for Christmas. Could you send me the printable poem and let me know what the font is? My email is: Neil.ed@verizon.net

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  72. could you please send me a copy. Reba59599@aol.com

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  73. I would love a copy as well for my Sunday School classes. Thank you!
    fourrs60@msn.com

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  74. Not sure if you are sending these out, but I would live a copy as well... if you have time. I have 3 boys in Christian school, teach Sunday school & Awana, so we'll see how many I can whip up! :) It is so adorable! Thanks for sharing it!!

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  75. I would love to have a copy of this poem! You did an awesome job! Thank you for sharing!
    afaulkn51@hotmail.com

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  76. I would love a copy of this for my niece and nephew. Thank you for sharing! My email is rachel.sluis@gmail.com

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  77. I would love a copy of this poem! Thank you for sharing. My email is mirameph@live.com

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  78. I would love a copy of the poem! Thank you for sharing. My email is
    jmp412@gmail.com.

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  79. I too would love a copy. Thank you. janja2040@msn.com

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  80. Please send me a copy. Thank you for your time. mrstinaevans@gmail.com

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  81. Will you please send me a printable version please? jquidam@gmail.com

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  82. Thank you so much for sharing this incredible way to help remember the reason we celebrate Christmas. I would love a printable copy of your poem! thank you! tragartho@msn.com

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  83. I would love to make these for our kids at church. Will you please send me a copy of the poem? Thank you so much!!
    sherry0221@gmail.com

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  84. may I have a copy of the poem also? my email is lamb003@yahoo.com

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  85. I would love a copy of this poem for use in a Children's message on Dec. 22. Please email me psafrit@carolina.rr.com.
    Thanks, it is precious!!!!

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  86. I would LOVE a copy of the poem. underwood@ecstigers.com Thank you!

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  87. I would love a copy of the poem as well, to share with my sunday School class. Tnwalkhrse@aol.com

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  88. I would love to do this for my preschool class at Christmas and would love a copy.

    Thank you!

    aldolan5@gmail.com

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  89. I would love a copy of the poem as well. Thanks
    dianeduitsman@gmail.com

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  90. I would love a copy of the poem to use for our church's Christmas party for the kids. Thanks

    charlas2000@hotmail.com

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  91. I would love to have a copy! This is beautiful!!!
    Thanks!

    mikeandjulie12@hotmail.com

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  92. I am a Christian preschool director and I would love to have a copy of this for us to make for our children....this is really great!! Thanks
    randilaney4906@gmail.com

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  93. Will you please send me a copy as well at sssjagg@yahoo.com. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much for your time

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  94. Please send me a copy of this poem at spwomack@bellsouth.net. Thanking you in advance!

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  95. Just wondering if everyone is getting a copy to know whether to keep looking for it in my email?

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  96. Thank you so much for sharing! Would you mind sending me a copy, as well?! Thanks in advance! dawnfox@insightbb.com

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  97. My goodness, I bet you're busy sending copies to all those people...I'm just going to retype it myself. :) Thanks so much for sharing--I'll be giving these out to the 13-year-olds I teach in Sunday School, and I'm so glad to have found something more meaningful than just a treat.

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  98. Precious and so meaningful! Please send me a copy of the printout.

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  99. Could I please have a copy of the poem also 7blessed@live.com ,Thanks!

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  100. Could I have a copy of the poem, please! I want to use it for my grandchild's Sunday School classes. My email is trevasalkill@yahoo.com

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  101. could I get a copy of this as well please? FCShurleyk5@gmail.com - thank you! I've been trying to recreate this and having no success with limited skills :)

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  102. Would love a copy as well...khollandsworth1@gmail.com. Thank you for sharing!

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  103. i would also like one, kenzi.wicks@yahoo.com

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  104. I would love a copy also please. candlemarez03@hotmail.com thank you!!

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  105. can I get a copy gonna use this for my preschool class gtkldavis2000@yahoo.com

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  106. I would love a copy of the printable if you have it available. ooms_sarah@yahoo.com Thanks!!!

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  107. If there's any chance you are sending out the printable, I would love a copy!
    czerwinskit@catholicweb.com

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  108. I would love a copy of this too for my afterschool kids. Blessings to you! dcrites37@gmail.com

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  109. This is Amazing. I will be sharing this with my family this year! Thanks for sharing. I would also like a copy. laporschafaison@gmail.com

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  110. Beautiful project, will you send copy of poem to ramonadingle@yahoo.com

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  111. If it's not a problem, would you please send a copy of your poem. I'd like to use this as a Children's Church story. Thank you! AuntBev9@aol.com

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  112. Would you please email me a copy of your poem. My email address is mhun69@gmail. com Thank you !

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  113. Can i also get a copy of this poem as well @ rtmamaov6@gmail.com

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  114. I would love a copy if you could email to ahamrickrn@gmail.com . I would really appreciate it! Merry Christmas :)

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  115. THANK YOU for this wonderful idea! Purchased all the treats and am now putting the bags together for our Sunday School kids! Would it be possible to get a copy of the poem? deb.deckerand4gems@hotmail.com

    THANKS again...and Merry Christmas!

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  116. What a darling gift! For more treats/gifts that each coordinate with a Name of Jesus, check out my post "Christ-Centered Advent Gifts". I have 24 Free Printable scriptures. You can find it here: http://fhelessons.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/names-of-christ-advent-gifts/

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  117. I was wondering what font you used. tbakkrase@sbcglobal.net

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