Deck the Halls

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If you’re fortunate enough to visit a large city this time of year, it’s a treat to take in the Christmas decorations. New York, of course, is well-known for pulling out all the stops. The huge, lighted stars at the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle…the tree at Rockefeller Center…the beautiful display at Radio City…these … Continued

It’s Christmas Time in the City

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I was in Boston Sunday night at Faneuil Hall to check out the largest Christmas tree in New England. At 85-feet tall, this beautiful Norwegian Spruce touches the sky just as easily as some of the tall buildings surrounding it! By comparison, the tree at Rockefeller Plaza in New York this year is 74-feet in height. The rivalry between … Continued

Small Business Saturday

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Tomorrow (11/26) is Small Business Saturday. Will you support The Chrisitan Gift by mentioning us to a friend? You’re also invited to join our Facebook community if you haven’t already. Thanks for stopping by our blog, our store – and our Facebook page. We appreciate you!!

Happy Thanksgiving

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In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!    

New Inspirational Fine Art – ‘Praise God’

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Praise God, from whom all blessings flow… This new piece – along with a few others – will be in the store this week (just in time for Christmas gift giving)! Want to see more? View the entire collection – and remember you can own an original piece of inspirational religious fine art for just … Continued

The Last, Beatiful Colors of Autumn

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We have two ornamental crab trees in our yard; both stunning spring bloomers, one’s flowers are white while the other’s are magenta. When autumn comes, they quietly drop their leaves without a lot of fanfare while the maples (and a few of the oaks, too) strut their stuff and take center stage. This year, though, something … Continued

Treasure Trove of Old Family Photos

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My dear dad died just about a year ago. He joined my mom in heaven; she passed away in 1994. With both of our folks now gone, as I’ve been able to get back to my home state, my sister and I have been sorting through Dad’s personal things – which includes my parents’ family … Continued

3 Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

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If you’re like many people, you’re starting to formulate your Christmas gift list. Or if you’re super organized, you may have already begun shopping. (My mother used to shop throughout the year; she’d keep her eyes peeled for bargains, pick things up as appropriate, and stash them in the attic for safekeeping until Christmas. It … Continued

Fire Up the Oven…Let’s Bake Some Bread!

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While home in Chicago visiting family recently, I sampled some tasty pumpkin bread from my sister’s kitchen. I brought the recipe back with me. If you enjoy baking, give this one a try! Pumpkin Bread 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder 2 tsps. ground ginger 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp. salt … Continued

Flip the Switch!

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Power was restored here last night, so we’re back to 100% operational. Getting ready to add some new items to the store in time for your Christmas shopping! Stay tuned…