Gift Guide: Dayspring

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BOGO Mugs
Gift Sets Sale
Buy 2, Get 1 Free Calendars and Planners
– And lots more that you will have to check out for yourself
– $20 off any $60 purchase plus free shipping coupon for my readers! Use code SHINEHISLIGHT at checkout. Offer will expire December 31st.

My Favorite Dayspring Items!

My favorite sales of the year are from Dayspring! They are the best places to get quality gifts that have a whole lot of meaning. I love the little touches of Bible verses on mugs or plates, and they also have plenty of fair trade items to purchase.

I am STILL shocked when I opened my last order…I think it was from the Black Friday sale, and I bought a bunch of journals and mugs as gifts. Ignore this if you think you will be receiving a journal or mug from me sometime soon. :p

These are bigger than regular sized journals, and I want to keep each one for myself.
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And I am mad at myself for not ordering more of the jewelry to give as gifts. I’m not a good gift-giver…it’s way down there as a love language. I don’t care to receive gifts, except if you are the rare person who knows exactly what to get me, and there’s only like 2 or 3 of those people in the world, and I’m not fond of giving gifts…I would seriously give you practical stuff like wrapping paper or blank thank you cards…which I think Dayspring has! 🙂
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There are many other items I have purchased over the years that we just love having in our home. I can’t find pics right now, but trust me on this.

Here’s a basket of goodies I gave out as an inRL meetup gift…I really like those pocket notebooks:
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This is what our house looks like for Christmas time: joyceandnorm.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/hope-begins-here-fabric-wreath

This is another item we love in our home: joyceandnorm.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/review-and-giveaway-bless-this-home-wall-art

And this is some great stuff too: joyceandnorm.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/review-and-giveaway-dayspring-back-to-school-supplies-and-u-neeks

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1000 Gifts {February}

When I posted about the journals that I got for our family to count our blessings, a few people asked how we are doing that.

dayspring journalsIf you have read One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, you know “Ann encourages you to make each day a holy experience, and to live life being alive to the blessings, the gifts, and the moments that God gives and invites you to embrace.” Ann has a Joy Dare on our site which gives prompts for 3 gifts a day, resulting in 1000 gifts by the end of the year.

We are just keeping it simple, and doing what the girls have been doing for the past 2 years. At the end of each night, we talk about our favorite part of the day, and what was a blessing to us that day. Sometimes it’s things, like Rainbow Loom, a DVD we watched, or chicken salad. Sometimes it’s people, like our friends, our family, or those we have blessed. And other times it’s special moments, like riding our bikes together, performing on stage, or celebrating a birthday.

Below is a peek into our journals. We date and write one blessing for each day. When 2015 starts, we will turn to the first page again, and under 1/1/14, we will write 1/1/15 and add our new blessings, and we can also remember our blessings from exactly a year ago.



(In case you can’t read ours, I wrote, “Other adults in my kids’ lives who value who they are” and Norm wrote, “Playtime with the kids.”)

Besides journaling, writing cards has always helped me gain an attitude of gratitude. It is not something that I have much time for these days, but would love to get back into the habit of doing. Dayspring is having a few specials that you ought to take advantage of if you want to write cards to say thanks or happy day! 🙂

The card sets are Buy 2 Get 1 Free right now. There is a cute Peanuts set, which comes with sticker sheets too!!! And you guess it, I love stickers too!! And since Norm’s “groom” “I Do” mug broke, my “bride” “I Do” mug is starting to get a bit lonely. These Mr. and Mrs. mugs will be a great replacement.
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Do you like to journal? Write cards? What kind of mug do you have? Do you have any favorite Dayspring products? We would love to hear from you!

1000 Gifts {January}

If you know me, you know I LOVE LOVE LOVE journaling! I don’t do it as much anymore, but I can’t pass by the journal section at Ross without taking a look at what they have! So what did the get my family for Christmas? Journals, of course!

dayspring journalsIf you have read One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, you know “Ann encourages you to make each day a holy experience, and to live life being alive to the blessings, the gifts, and the moments that God gives and invites you to embrace.” Melody and Emily have been tracking their gifts for 2 years now. I attempted it last year, and did not succeed. I had tried to write it out on the printable pages and I tried typing it out in my email and blogging, but it just didn’t work out. The girls also have a love for journals, so I figured that they can graduate from writing their gifts out on binder paper to some lovely journals. I found the perfect ones for each of us on Dayspring!!

I wanted to share this, so that we (Norm and I, because the girls have it down already) will stay accountable to tracking our gifts, the blessings of the daily things of life. And I also wanted to let you know that if you want to grow your attitude of gratitude, Dayspring is having a 30% off sale on their journals!! There are a lot to choose from, but these are the ones we have. Aren’t they great? Make sure to click on the link to see the pages too.

The Noble Man - Christian Journal Jill Kelly - A Place to Remember - Christian Journal
Everything Beautiful - Christian Journal Faith Floral - Christian Journal

Make sure to check out some of the other wonderful things they have on sale for their After Christmas sale (up to 75% off cards, gifts, and decor!).

Our favorite Dayspring Christmas decor are on sale too:
Redeemed Christmas - Hope Begins Here - Fabric Wreath Redeemed Christmas - The Heart of Jesus - Advent Tabletop Devotional

Are you tracking 1000 gifts this year? How do you teach your kids to have an attitude of gratitude? Do you have any favorite Dayspring products? We would love to hear from you!