Because It’s All About Jesus

Christmas, that is.  I wanted to make something for us to be reminded of what Christmas is truly all about.  I’ll be the first to admit it is difficult sometimes to not get caught up with all of the presents, pretty lights, baking, ribbon, parties, photo shoots, Christmas trees, garland…you get the idea I’m sure. :)  And yes, I love all of those things.  LOVE.  I do all of the above because it’s such a glorious occasion, and because I’m a wee bit obsessed with decorating.  But, put all that aside for a moment, because this is what I really want to do…

I want to remember to give Him praise during this season and every season.  And I put this on our entry table so there is no getting around it and we will ALWAYS see it.  :)  People that come through our door and our kids will be reminded.  And maybe even someone who isn’t a believer that comes to our home, I hope it stops them and makes them go “hmmm.”  But in a good way. :)

Don’t worry, I won’t get all preachy on you.  But I am not ashamed either. Some of you may even be a little mad at God right now, unhappy with your circumstances, or just plain struggling.  But He deserves our praise, even in the midst of all of the storms.

Ok, ok, so wanna know how I made it? :)  To see another lovely Christmas banner, check out Shanty 2Chic’s Joy to the World banner. Love it!

I bought some of this lovely cardstock at Hobby Lobby for $5.

It’s very sparkly and glittery, and the best part is that it is NOT messy.  I don’t do well with glitter everywhere.

Then I used my handy dandy Silhouette machine and cut out my letters on white cardstock.  Me and the Silhouette are becoming great friends.  It’s pretty addictive.

Then popped out my letters and glued them with modge podge to my glittery square paper.

Used my pinking shears around all of the edges for a little more detail…

Then just used a hole punch to make two holes at the top, and strung with ribbon. Those poinsettias I used are from the Dollar Store.

And if you have an inquiring mind like me, I just used those mini command hooks to attach the ribbon to the mirrors.  Those things are wonderful!

And voila!

So join in with me and let’s praise Him, because He is worthy.

Amen.

Sharing this post at My Romantic Home, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Under the Table and Dreaming, Thrifty Decor Chick, Centsational Girl’s Holiday Craft Party and The Shabby Nest

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Comments

  1. Thank you for a wonderful post. Joyful Christmas to you and your family!

  2. I absolutely love this. :) And it IS all about Jesus! Thank you for this post. :)

  3. Brought me to tears! LOVE IT!

  4. Thank you for this post! How refreshing to see a blog post that “gets it” this season. Your banner is beautiful & so is your heart behind it.

  5. A beautiful reminder..thank you!

  6. What a beautiful reminder of the true “reason for the season!” I really really appreciate this post :) Thank you, Emily!

  7. I love your banner! When my girls were little I made a birthday cake and we sang Happy Birthday to Jesus. After all, Christmas IS the celebration of his birth, so why not? I love your banner against the mirror-it looks great there!

  8. Thanks for the good reminder. Its easy to lose focus this time of year.

  9. This is wonderful and so beautiful as well! This is the message for the season. I am now planning a trip to Hobby Lobby! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you!

  10. Alleluiah–God with us!
    Thank you for posting this meaningful banner…..
    Christmas love and joy to you!

  11. Fantastic post! And beautifully displayed =)

  12. WONDERFUL post! I LOVE that you are celebrating the Christ in Christmas. It is so easy to “forget” Him during this busy holiday season. *sigh*
    I love your banner! I can’t wait to get my Silhouette, so I can make one too, lol. :-)
    *Praising our Great Savior!*
    debbi

  13. I love it Emily. What a great reminder too. I can TOTALLY identify with you. Many years back at one of David and my first apartments. I covered our front door so that it looked like a gift wrapped present. I made a HUGE tag on it that said “Happy Birthday Jesus” I did it for the same reasons. One day a neighbor I had never met came to tell me that her 6 year old daughter had drawn a Christmas picture at school. It was of my door. The neighbor wanted to thank me because she too had gotten lost in all the holiday craziness. But because of my door and her daughters drawing she took time to sit down and tell her daughter the TRUE Christmas story. It’s really true what they say, “even if it touches ONE life it was worth it”

    BTW David isn’t here to proof my grammar so my apologies!! I know your a grammar hound! :)

  14. THAT is one beautiful banner!
    AMEN!!

    T.bird

  15. Amen indeed!!!

  16. Yep, it’s all about HIM. Beautiful, sis!

  17. I’m so happy to see your post today. Jesus is ABSOLUTELY the reason for the season. Do you have any of these beautiful banners for sale? Some of us unlucky gals without a Silhouette would love to have one!

  18. AMEN!

  19. :o)

  20. Love it! We Love to Praise Him! And I agree with you in every season and especially during this season : )

  21. Amen to that, and so cute too! I think I have been too caught up in the decorating and presents lately and completely off track, but you made me think about it, which I appreciate!

  22. Amen! He is worthy.

  23. I love your banner Emily and your post. We love to Praise Him at this house too. Thank you for your lovely (and darn cute) message! :)

  24. AWESOME! He’s reason for the season : ) It’s hard to remember that sometimes, but that banner is a fabulous reminder!

    Paula

  25. Love this! And a great reminder of what Christmas is all about!!

  26. I love that idea Emily! We all need to be reminded of the true meaning of the season, and what a great way to express that!

  27. I like it! So simple yet elegant, love the rich colors too. I agree too, as a believer of Him, I have observed that the real essence of celebrating the season seemed pointless because His not the center. I do hope everyone realizes this. Enjoy the season with love and peace!

  28. Beautiful!

  29. Thank you! I woke up in such a blah this morning!!! You got me re-focused! I needed that! I haven’t gotten stuck on other christmas things, but my heart needed to be moved…. towards Jesus! Never be ashamed and know that it encourages other people too! Bless you!
    I heart Jesus :)

  30. This is fantastic! It’s beautiful, fun and expresses my sentiments exactly, all in one. Thanks for sharing!

  31. It’s all about Jesus! Amen!

  32. This is so pretty! What a great deal on the card stock too. I just wish I had a silhouette machine. Sure makes it all so easy :)

  33. Love it!! So true, it is all about HIM!

  34. Amen!! You are so right about how easy it is to get caught up in the season. Love how it turned out, only slightly bummed I can’t copy! :( lol..since I didn’t win!

  35. That turned out so great! I love it!!

    Hey, I just realized that I didn’t have you on my friends and inspiration page, I am terrible at keeping that updated. I just wanted to let you know that I updated it :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    xoxo
    Jen

  36. Praise Him! Thank you for this lovely post. I know what piece of decor I should be working on next!

    I am hoping you will link this post to our Xmas Carnival here – >http://www.thekeybunch.com/2010/12/december-carnival-christmas-decor-and.html

    This is the most meaningful xmas post I have come across this season, and I would love for more people to see it!

    Sharon

  37. Amen! Love this project and thanks for the reminder of what it’s all about!

  38. I love the banner! I don’t have a sillouette machine yet but i am going to do it the old fashioned way.

  39. Simple and perfectly said!

  40. What a great project… I have been trying to find ways to make sure my kids know what the season is really about, but in a fun way. I think I will have to do something like this for our “Happy Birthday Jesus” party.

  41. Love your post! Amen to all you said.

  42. What a lovely message.

  43. So glad I stumbled upon your blog! Wish I had this idea at CHRISTmas time! But thankfully, I get to look forward to this years and I will certainly be using this awesome idea! Because…Jesus is the reason for the season…

  44. Its Always about Jesus…I love this!!!!

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