Are you looking for some ideas for little gifts for Christmas? Maybe you would like to do something small for coworkers, neighbors, or other acquaintances. You don’t want to spend too much money, but you do want to let people know that you are thinking about them. You also want to bring attention to the most important (and most often forgotten) part of the Christmas season: the birth of Christ. Here are five ideas for Christmas evangelism, gifts that glorify Jesus. You can download the printed portion free for personalization, or you can use them as a springboard for your own creative ideas. These are just one more way to insert Jesus into the minds of people who may never think of Him otherwise. And you never know. You just may open a conversation about the reason Jesus was born.
Note: These are all ideas I have personally used for coworkers, support staff, and the cleaning crew at my workplace. I wrote the poems, and the pictures were all free for sharing. When you click the link, you will be asked to make a copy of the Google Doc. Once your new “copy” is created, you are ready to personalize.
1. Jesus Is the Reason for the Season: Attach to Individual Packs of Goldfish
If you want to spend just a few cents per person, try printing these on colored paper and attaching to individual bags of Goldfish cheese crackers or Swedish fish gummy candies. The message is simple and direct — and one that is often overlooked among the ribbons and wrapping of the season. At the bottom of this one, you can type your name or delete that part and sign it.
Set 4 to a page for easy printing: Jesus Is the Reason for the Season.
2. Christmas Star: Attach to Little Debbie Star Crunch Snacks
Little Debbie snacks are popular and also inexpensive. The message is a reminder of exactly where the gift giving started: with the Wise Men’s first presents to Christ Child (and of course, God’s gift of His Son to mankind). God’s Word will not return void. Sign the bottom for a personal touch.
Set 4 to a page for easy printing: Christmas Star Crunch.
3. The Light of the World: Attach to a Candle
Want to spend a bit more? Try attaching this little poem to a candle. Print in color or in black and white. When I used these a couple of years ago, I bought dollar store candles for support staff and then nicer jar candles for the ladies on my team at work.
Set 4 to a page for easy printing: Light of the World
4. Gift Bags: Collect Items in Any Container
This one is good for team members (particularly female ones). I used this one for my team last year. It was fun picking out just the colors and flavors I thought each person would like, and it can be as cheap or as expensive as you want. The mention of fear was intentional as it can open a conversation about the peace and hope we have in a world that is filled with fear. Write a message or just sign your name at the bottom.
Set 2 to a page: Gift Bags.
5. “I Will Come”: Attach Dove Promises
This year, a message I did not create originally but only shared publicly to my timeline got an amazing amount of attention. At last count I was over 70 comments, 600 likes, and 15,000 shares. The message was resonating strongly, so I asked God to help me come up with a way to make it work for a gift. I printed these professionally on card stock, slipped them into self-sealing cello bags I got from Amazon, and put Dove Promises on the back. These ended up being more expensive than I hoped (about $1.75 each). You can experiment with different ways to do it and even attach larger or smaller amounts of chocolate if you would like. (I put the original message at the bottom. I don’t know who created it, but I know God gets the glory!)
Set 2 to a page: “I Will Come.”
Mark 16:15 says that we are all to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Engaging coworkers and acquaintances in conversations about Jesus isn’t always easy, but Christmas offers a unique opportunity. Most people celebrate the holiday — at least the tree and present part — so it’s the perfect “excuse” to make Jesus the topic of of the day. Pray for God to soften hearts and open conversations and see what God will do.
Enjoy articles about evangelism? Try 70 Ways to Spread the Gospel with Food. Or, try 3 Comforting Truths About Our Witness for Christ or 3 Reasons We Can’t Stop Trying to Save the Lost. Please subscribe to my blog via email on the upper right corner and check out my YouTube channel where I read my blogs out loud and have a playlist of Hymns from my church.