Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Pillowcases

A good friend of mine and I have started a bell choir with a group of kids who live in a mobile home park in our city. Most of the kids are from broken homes. 

We just wanted to share the love of Jesus with them, and God gave us the idea to start a bell choir. 
The kids love it. And we enjoy teaching them and getting to know them.

The bells are the small colored variety which are easy to play. 
Learning new songs can be pretty easy which makes it all the more fun for the kids.

With Christmas just around the corner, our church is sponsoring a dinner for residents in the mobile park. The bell choir is providing the music. The kids are thrilled.

We wanted to give all the kids gifts, but we wanted to maximize the usefulness of the gift. 
So instead of the typical wrapping paper that gets thrown in the trash, we are putting their gifts in homemade pillowcases. 
To make it extra fun and special, we made them with Christmas fabric. 

In two days I had 24 pillowcases made. 
Aren't they cute?

I think I would have loved a Christmas pillowase as a kid.

Inside the cases we are putting a book, a stuffed animal, and a toy.
I am anxious to see the looks on their faces when they see their gifts.

To make the pillowcases, I followed this fun tube method found here:  

Have a blessed, joy-filled Christmas season spreading the love of Jesus!
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