You give but little when you give of your possessions; it is when you give of yourself that you truly give
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it
William Arthur Ward
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; it makes no noise at all, but soflty gives itself away
The secret of life is not to have everything you want, but to want everything you have.
Neale Donald Walsch, Author
I am not here to perfect the world, but to express my love for it.
John Robbins, Author
You find true joy and happiness in life when you give and give and go on giving and never count the cost.
Eileen Caddy, Author
May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through
The Tithing Tree Money Box
Money box template, for you to print out and make - set printer to 120% for full size A4.
This Christmas you may decide to:
|Sister: Aw you're not giving
presents this year. Cool, I won't either.
You: I actually am giving presents - I'm giving them to where I see there's the highest need. Maybe instead of giving me a present, you could tithe to something you believe in.
Husband: Sounds great sweetie, but what about
Presenting your present when there is no present to present.
Christmas day can still be a time of feasting and abundance with only the gift itself being different. It is a joyful and fulfilling experience to sit together on Christmas day and to take turns speaking about your chosen beneficiary. This helps everyone to understand the positive impact created by each tithe.
A card is also a simple way of sharing your tithe.
This Christmas I have chosen not to buy presents. Instead I have used the money I normally spend on presents to buy 2 cows for an Indian family. Together, in the spirit of Christmas, we have enriched the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.
Consider attaching a small token to your card;
Packet of seeds
IOU breakfast in bed
The ecards allow you to email an image and a message to your family and friends. You may wish to let them know who you are tithing to this year, or perhaps you want to introduce them to the concept for next year.
The artists have kindly given The Tithing Tree permission to use these images.