Believe it or not, Christmas is fast approaching!
This week we have Thanksgiving and then Christmas is only a month away.
It's almost time to start getting the holiday decorations out and planning what you're going to be doing this Christmas season!
Did you know that you can send out Christmas text alerts?
Here are 5 different types of Christmas text alerts you can send!
Check out my original 10 ways to use text alerts for Christmas.
Send Advent Bible verses
You can use text alerts to send out Bible verses for each day of Advent leading up to the holiday.
Plan a canned food drive
Christmas is a perfect time to get your church group, office, or community together for a canned food drive to help the less fortunate. Text alerts can help you organize this kind of event by sending texts letting people know details, reminders, and updates.
Organize an event to give gifts to the impoverished
Our church would get its congregants engaged in the Christmas spirit by letting us select a less fortunate child in the community to purchase a gift for. Another church I attended encouraged us to engage in Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child event in which we would pack a small box of gifts to send to impoverished children overseas for Christmas. You can use text alerts to organize a similar event and send reminders to people to purchase the gifts.
Coordinate a White Elephant Gift Exchange event with your community or loved ones
White Elephant events are always a hit around Christmas. Why not coordinate one yourself? You could get extended family, neighbors, or friends together for a time of fun and laughter. Here are the rules of White Elephant in case you aren't aware.
Remind people of the reason for the season
“[F]or today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11, NASB). It is always good to be reminded of the reason Jesus Christ came to Earth as God in the flesh—to pay the penalty for our sins in His death and to rise from the dead in victory! “[I]f you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9 NASB).
Christmas is a time to connect with people, to be involved in their lives. It's a time for friends, for family, and above all, it's a reminder of the greatest Gift of all.
Blessings to you as this holiday season begins!