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let the christmas decorating begin {dayspring giveaway}

I know, I know. It is a little late to be just beginning my Christmas decorating. We usually get our tree right after Thanksgiving, but it just didn’t happen this year. The day we were going to go was so cold and so windy…so we stayed home instead. We finally got our tree and got it all set up and then we went to Colorado. So it sat undecorated for awhile. Now the lights and ornaments are on and our house is beginning to feel Christmas-y. I forgot how much I love that.
Last year I read Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noel Piper. It gave me a whole new perspective on traditions. I remembered Piper saying something about how we decorate our houses for Christmas, so I pulled that book out again this year to refresh my memory. Here is what she says…
How will our home look if our celebration is a picture of anticipation and waiting for God’s plan to be completed, a picture of our joy in the salvation he has begun for us? What visible things will fill our house as we celebrate what God has done through Jesus?
I had never thought about being intentional even with my Christmas decorations. It got me thinking about my Christmas decorating in a new way. I want to make sure that there are things around my house that point to the whole reason we even celebrate…Jesus!
I added these Nativity Hurricanes from DaySpring to my Christmas collection this year.
  They are really pretty and I love how they tell the story of Christ’s birth. Levi even likes to show me where baby Jesus is!
 I also picked up this Carved Wooden Serving Tray. I think I am actually going to give it as a gift, but I just had to pull it out of the box and take a peek. 
 Simple joy, unending hope, wonderful grace, authentic peace, unfathomable love…are the words carved around the edge of the tray.
 Levi even got in on the DaySpring goodness. Remember how I told you I was looking for some Christmas books to add to our collection? Well, I found two on the DaySpring site and thought we would give them a try.
The Greatest Shepherd of All and Christmas Angels are both great board books to use as we teach our kids what Christmas is really all about. The Greatest Shepherd of All tells the story of three mischievous sheep that follow the shepherds’ trail looking for Jesus. Christmas Angels tells the story of the angels that appeared to Mary, Joseph and the shepherds surrounding the birth of Jesus. The Greatest Shepherd of All was a little too long and the pictures are pretty small to keep Levi’s attention…but it would be a great book for older kids. Christmas Angels was perfect for my {almost} two year old!
Would you like to add some of these items to your house for Christmas?
DaySpring is offering one of my readers a
 $50.00 gift certificate to use in their online store!
Giveaway Details:

$50 to DaySpring

ONE winner chosen at random

One entry per person

Giveaway ends Tuesday, December 13th at 9pm (CST)

To enter visit DaySpring… 
then come back to this post and leave a comment
telling me what you would buy with your gift certificate.

Really Woolly - The Greatest Shepherd of All Christmas Angels - Children

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  • Miss Jordan - i would absolutely buy those nativity hurricanes! In fact I may just buy them anyway 🙂 but I’d also like to add some Christmas story books to our collection for my (almost) two-year-old!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberley - i love the nativity hurricanes!! so very pretty!! christmas childrens’ books are great too!!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs.BigTime - I love the quote on your tray – I’m going to bookmark it for use later!

    I’d love the $50, I’d use it towards the Willow Tree nativity set I’ve been wanting for years. Maybe this will be the year! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • anne - The nativity hurricanes are beautiful and I’ve also been looking for a good table runner – love theirs!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - I would love to get one of the Nativities!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - i love everything on the site! the nativity hurricanes are amazing, but i think i like the serving tray even more. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • elizabeth - i would like the Take Hope to Heart Necklace. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • libbe - well, it would be hard to chose. I would love a necklace with a cross. I have never had one. ThanksReplyCancel

  • saras - I collect nativities and would love the huricanes to add to my collection! 🙂 sssowers@hotmail.comReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I would use it to go toward the hurricane nativity candles! I love them!!
    -Erin SeargeantReplyCancel

  • Sandie - This took my breath away:
    I Prayed for This Child – Chocolate Wall Art
    My son and daughter-in-law went through four years of infertility before God gave them their precious daughter. I will definitely be getting this for them for Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • The Perfect Trio - i LOVE the “bless this food- gallery wrapped canvas”!! i would get that!ReplyCancel

  • joshandamy - I would get some home decor…maybe a canvas? I would have a hard time choosing!ReplyCancel

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  • Kasey - I love Dayspring and would buy the By Grace Alone Necklace for our daycare provider.ReplyCancel

  • The Sieberts - i would love that tray!ReplyCancel

  • cljk0799 - Wow, this would be a difficult decision! Such beautiful things.ReplyCancel

  • jj black - I would definitely buy the Nativity hurricanes…love love love reading your blog 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Angie, Jon, Ty, Wyatt & Levi - I would love the Nativity Hurricanes…with 3 boys (6,3&1)in the house it is difficult at times to remember the real reason of Christmas, so those would be a great thing to see every night to remind us of “Jesus’ Birthday” and hopefully share a lesson or two when talking about what they stand for.ReplyCancel

  • Macie - The Nativity Hurricanes are absolutely gorgeous!! I also love all of the “Jesus is the gift” and Thomas Kinkade things. Beautiful stuff!

    Might have to order the Nativity Hurricanes anyway 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christy - After your first post abotu DaySpring, I bought the nativity hurricane candle holders. I just put them up and they are gorgeous! I love them so much. If I won the gift card, I would buy my son some Christ-centered Christmas books. I’ve been thinking about buying some and haven’t made the trip to do so yet.ReplyCancel

  • Katelyn - I love the Perfect Love Pendant with Leather necklace.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel E. - I’d buy some of those kids’ Christmas books to read to the 3 kids I nanny for. We have lots of Christmas decorations & I’m done with my Christmas gift shopping, but they need more books about the true meaning of Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • t - i think i would get the “Be Strong and Courageous” canvas to put in my kid’s room. 🙂 -tessReplyCancel

  • Jay & Janelle - I really would love the nativity hurricanes. In fact, I may just have to go and buy them now!ReplyCancel

  • Rach - Nativity Hurricanes!! Never seen those before.ReplyCancel

  • A - i love those nativity hurricane candle holders- wow!ReplyCancel

  • angie c - TOTALLY the nativity hurricanes!!! AWESOMEReplyCancel

  • Carmen - I have to chose one thing??? 🙂 I love Dayspring products! I have been looking at the Christmas books, the serving tray….hmmm…so many good options! I also have some of the “Life” dishes and would love more! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - I’ve always wanted a Christian perpetual calendar and I am a HUGE candle fan so the Nativity candles are at the top of my list too! tonidreist@yahoo.comReplyCancel

  • Miller Family - I really like the nativity hurricanes and will probably get them anyways…especially with the great 30% discount! That’s awesome! This site has a lot of great items…I also like the love came down star tea light holder. Thanks for the great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • 65 Roses for Marcia - I love the nativity hurricanes!ReplyCancel

  • Alena - I would love to get The Christmas Angels book for our son!!ReplyCancel

  • Jaclyn - I am loving this site! I have my eye on the Ever Grateful dishes and the Wonderful Grace tray. So beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - I love the Nativity hurricanes and I know my 19 month old daughter would love some books.ReplyCancel

  • katherine - I discovered the hurricane nativity set last year but I have yet to purchase them. They’re my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • linda - i would have a hard time choosing–everything is amazing!! something in home decor or maybe some books for my children…

    thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - My walls could use some inspirational art, so I think I would get some wooden plaques or a canvas. Thanks for a great give-away!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - They have great stuff. I was looking around, and it would be a hard choice. I might go with the message blocks.ReplyCancel

  • Paige - Great giveaway! I’d get the advent calendar and the Holy Family Nativity.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs.Gabriel - As a new mom, I’d love the books to add to our collection!ReplyCancel

  • thedeinesfamily - I love the nativity hurricane trio! I also love the Piper book you referenced. : )


  • Kelli and Mark - I sent my husband some links a couple weeks ago of things I want from Dayspring! I love the Nativity Hurricane Candle Holder Trio as well and would love a set!ReplyCancel

  • The Baum Family - I love the Nativity Hurricanes!! I would definitely choose those!ReplyCancel

  • Jenae - I LOVE the Nativity Hurricanes!ReplyCancel

  • Bridgette - My Daughter’s name is Hope so I would probably get the Hope Gallery wrapped canvas or the children’s nativity for her for next year. Thanks for this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • The Oyervides' - I would love to buy those nativity hurricanes!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - Love the “Love Came Down” wooden tray! The nativities are awesome too! Thanks Jess! Merry Christmas to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - I think I would either get the “Fruit of the Spirit” framed print or the “God is Good” framed print. Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I definitely want the nativity candles like yours!!! and the books too!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - I love the hurricanes and the tray! I would use the tray everyday I think!ReplyCancel

  • JulieA - It would be so fun to add to our collection of childrens’ books for my boys… especially Christmas books!ReplyCancel

  • Tania - I would love to have the Nativity Hurricane Candle.ReplyCancel

  • Amy @ dwell in the season - I love those Nativity Hurricanes, they definitely fall into the category of decorating for Christmas with meaning!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - Nativity Hurricanes are stunning. I love the Really Wolly Childrens bible to give as gifts for others and my own children!ReplyCancel

  • Southern Girl - I would buy Christmas tree ornaments! I’ve been trying to replace a lot of our unsentimental ornaments over time, and those are so beautiful. Would make a great addition!ReplyCancel

  • Liesel - I love the Lord bless this house wall art. I think I might have to get some of the Christmas books too though, we only have a few!ReplyCancel

  • Allison - There are so many great products to choose from, but I would definitely include a box of Christian Christmas cards. Who knew it would be so difficult to find CHRISTmas cards?ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - I love the Nativity Hurricane Candle Holder Trio. I have seen them before but never really paid much attention until I saw them in your cute house.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - Without a doubt, the Nativity Hurricanes. They are so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Tania - I love Dayspring! I too would probably order the Nativity Hurricanes. There are so many nice things it’d be hard to choose.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Probably something from the new “Love Came Down” collection (I especially love the “Wonders of His love ornament”, but maybe the new hurricane candles you just got! Those are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I would buy the Nativity Hurricanes…LOVE them!ReplyCancel

  • Our Family of Three - i looove the Jesus is the gift metal tabletop decor. but there is so much more, too!ReplyCancel

  • Isabel - I love your giveaways! I would definitely buy the nativity hurricanes! I’ve been eying them since I first saw them on your blog!

    Thank you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Erica - i have wanted the nativity hurricane candle holder forever! i just love it!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - Defintely the nativity hurricane’s and the books, as well!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy - I would love to put the ‘Outdoor Nativity-wood carved’ nativity scene in my yard to tell of the wonderful news of our Saviors’ birth.ReplyCancel

  • ~Rachel - I would get the children’s nativity set! My kids love hearing the story of Jesus’ birth and looking at my lovely, but very breakable nativity. This one would be great for them!ReplyCancel

  • tami - Definitely would choose the Nativity Hurricanes! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy - I love the chocolate wall art collection! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Matt and Nicole - I ordered the nativity hurricanes this year too, and I love them! Isn’t it so busy with two little ones at home? Life at our house is crazy at times with the new baby and a toddler, but it’s been fun and special too! Merrry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I would probably choose the Inspirational Message BlocksReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I love their wooden silverware caddy… love their dishes and aprons too 😉ReplyCancel

  • anislandlife - I love the nativity hurricanes! I have ordered from them before and am always happyReplyCancel

  • Crystal - Definitely those Nativity Hurricanes! They’re beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I love the hurricanes too… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Stegent - I would get the nativity hurricanes…those are awesome! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mommy to Two - I am in love with the nativity candles!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I’m in the same boat with you about decorating for Christmas! I keep telling my kids we’ll get the tree up one of these days!! Speaking of children, I would definitely purchase the Children’s Nativity Set. The one I have now has to stay up and out of reach of my kids since it’s porcelain, so I would love one that they could interact with.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I would get the nativity hurricanes.

    hewella1 at gmail dot comReplyCancel

  • Andy and Jenni - Your tree looks great! We’d love to add the nativity hurricanes to our own decor, or to give them as a gift to a number of family members. The board books sound like something that’d be well-loved at our house, too…ReplyCancel

  • Travis,Stephanie, Olivia & Alex - i just love the nativity hurricanes, they are beautiful !!
    I am really looking forward to reading the book you mentioned by Noel Piper 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kim C - Loving your blog…My 3 little nieces lost their young father to cancer 2 years ago on Christmas Day. I would love to buy them the “Christ Is Born – 11 Piece Children’s Nativity Set” as a special reminder that Christmas will always hold a special meaning, even though Christmas Day will always be painful for them.ReplyCancel

  • amanda - I love the Christmas Carol tree and the felt advent calendar.ReplyCancel

  • Allison - I love those nativity hurricanes! I would buy those.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Ann - LOVE the hurricanes.ReplyCancel

  • gmarie - I would love to buy the Christmas Angels book and the Willow Tree Nativity Set :)! God Bless YouReplyCancel

  • Trisha Larson - I actually went on last month and bought a bunch of stuff but if I won, this time I would get the nativity candles for ME!


  • Cecilia - I really like the Nativity hurricanes. I saw them a year ago and have admired them ever since! There is a beautiful tea light star on their website as well. Plenty of things to choose from!ReplyCancel

  • Megg - I’d get those nativity hurricanes! I wanted them last year, but extra Christmas decorations just aren’t in the budget.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - I would use it on the Nativity Hurricanes! I have had my eye on them for so long!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - I would absolutely love the nativity hurricanes! I see a lot of others liking them, too. Wise choice, everyone! 🙂 I love those serving dishes as well.ReplyCancel

  • Leslies57 - I would Love to buy the Nativity Huricane trio set!!! and also a few of the recordble Christmas books for my 27 month old grandson… he would love them!!!ReplyCancel

  • The Greens - I think the Children’s Nativity so my kids could have one of their own to play with!ReplyCancel

  • Kimmy B - Thanks for the give away. I would purchase the Christmas books for the little tikes in our family. They’d love them!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - So many lovely things to choose from, but I would like wall art from Dayspring “let your light shine” caught my eye for inspiration for the year 2012. Also, a book, I would choose a book for inspiration for the new year.
    Merlin (can’t get google to cooperate…)ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - I would love the Word of God serving tray!ReplyCancel

  • Karie - The nativity hurricanes are gorgeous…I would definitely get those!ReplyCancel

  • Kayte - I love the Christmas Carol tree and I’d like to add some Christmas books to our kids’ collection too! Love Dayspring! Thanks for the giveaway Jess and Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • ABBY - home decor of some kind…i love so much of it, it’d be hard to choose! serving trays, pillows and definitely the nativity sets are all my favs!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I would buy some children’s book for my little girl! She would love them!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - Last year I added The Greatest Shepard of All to our books, but I was a little disappointed that it is too long for my almost two year old, as well. It’s great for my 4 year old though. I would love to add Christmas Angels to our collection for her. And the tray is amazing….love the words that are carved in it!ReplyCancel

  • Chris - I would love to have the Nativity Hurricanes to add to my Nativity collection. They remind me of the true reason for Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - Levi looks so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Hinkle - I love the nativity hurricanes and have been eying them for awhile! I also love the children’s books and hope to add some to our collection for Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - I have looked at the Nativity hurricanes over and over… I just received an order from Dayspring this week and LOVE everything! 🙂 I had never been there before reading your blog and feel so blessed to now have a “go-to” site for gifts (and maybe a few things for myself..:) )ReplyCancel

  • Lori - I love the nativity hurricanes! And I also love those inspirational blocks and the “love the Lord your God” wall vinyl! Threre are so many things I would love to have!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa B - I had never heard of Dayspring before you showed some of the amazing products on your blog. I love those hurricanes, and I’m not normally a candle person at all.ReplyCancel

  • Kendra Lee - I’ve had my eye on the Inspirational Message Blocks for quite a while. It would be just the perfect thing to use the $50 on!

    Thank you for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Happiness Is... - I would get more books – one can never have too many children’s books! In particular, I’d love to get Thatcher one of the kids’ Bibles.ReplyCancel

  • Steve, Amanda, Kyle , Owen, and Madilyn - Ooohh, there are lots of things I would love to get from Dayspring, but if I would go with what I need, I would start with a new planner for 2012 and devotional.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - the nativity hurricane lights…love them!ReplyCancel

  • Gail - Since we got the tray for someone else for Christmas, I would love to have one in our home, too. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - The nativity hurricanes…I’ve been eye them for a while!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - definitely an advent calendar…the felt one they have is super cute! i’d put the rest towards some kind of home decor, maybe the wall tiles. love dayspring!ReplyCancel

  • Rose - I like the entire collection of canvas art.

  • Nicole - Wow, I love those Nativity candles, I would definitely get those! They are so neat!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I love all of the canvas wall art. You always have the best giveaways.

  • Candy - I would love the Nativity Hurricanes Candle HOlders! I also like the Cross serving tray!.

  • Stacy - I am craving those nativity hurricaces sooo pretty!ReplyCancel

  • megan - with a new baby in the house i would probably get her a bibleReplyCancel

  • Mandy - the nativity hurricanes!!
    or the “you are loved” wall art!
    merry christmas! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Holli Taylor - the nativity hurricanes have to be my fav too!ReplyCancel

  • angelaamcmahan - I love the serving tray. It’s beautiful and inspirational. If I won it, I would give it as a gift to my mother who recently retired after many years. She is learning to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.ReplyCancel

  • Allen Family - I would buy the nativity hurricanes. lizzyallen123@gmail(dot)comReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Thanks for the giveaway! I love the abundant life dishes that you’ve featured before (I asked for them for Christmas!) I would definitely spend the gift card on them!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - I love your choices! I would definitely get the nativity hurricanes, and probably a few books, too. I didn’t realize they had Willow Tree items. Thanks for the heads up that DaySpring is more than just greeting cards! 🙂ReplyCancel



  • Kristi - I would love to have some of the calendars and devotional books to keep Christ as the center of my new year.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie - The nativity hurricanes are my choice. They are awesome and I would add them to my nativity collection!ReplyCancel

  • salli - I love the tray and the nativity hurricanes! I can’t decide which one I like more. :o)ReplyCancel

  • dmeryan - So many beautiful things to choose from! I would pick the By Grace Alone necklace…ReplyCancel

  • SECPumpkin - Definitely the Nativity Hurricane Trio! Love your perspective and decorating. Both always leave me smiling. : )ReplyCancel

  • kcernick - love the Children’s Nativity set! thanks for the opportunity 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Hodges Photography - I would buy a bible for my husband and the Children’s Nativity scene:)ReplyCancel

  • melissa wong - I love the nativity hurricanes you have. The little Christmas books you have sound wonderful too. My little toddler would love some new books too!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth b. - I would buy the Nativity Hurricanes and also the childrens Nativity set. My soon to be 1 year old daughter needs a nativity set of her very own.ReplyCancel

  • Yolanda - I love the nativity hurricane candles and the Thomas Kinkade print. I always wanted one!
    I love your house decorations, so calming and speak about the importance of X-Mas in subtle ways.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen@ Joy in the Journey - I would buy the nativity hurricanes and some books for my little boy!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah - I might buy the Be Strong chocolate wall art. Or the nativity hurricanes. Or one of the table runners. I looked around the website for a while, and there are several items I like. Hmmm…ReplyCancel

  • Ryan and Erin - I love all their Christmas items so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Tressa S - I love this! I would buy Christmas books for my 21 month old book worm, Ive been wanting religious books for her. These are perfect! And I love the nativity hurricanes too!
    Tressa SReplyCancel

  • Marisol Avendano Avila - I have the nativity hurricanes on my list and would love those books too! Lots to chose from 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Country Roads - Lovin’ EVERYTHING under the children’s books. Now that I’m a Grandma I want to surround my grandchild with the best of books!!ReplyCancel

  • jamie - I love children’s books!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy M. Harris - i love everything on their site but the “happy camper” canvas just screams my name! and story’s! for her room. thanks for the neat giveaway. xoxoxReplyCancel

  • Nicole Y. - I’ve been eyeing the nativity candles for forever now. I would LOVE to have those in my home! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ben and Christen - I love the nativity hurricanes!!! That is definitely what I would buy!! I also saw a few personalized pictures that I liked…very cute stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Alison - I would get the Ever Grateful Pitcher and Cake Stands. They’re so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Gale - I love the Nativity hurricanes, but as a Grammy, I would probably get the books for my sweet grandbabies!!! Thank you!!


  • EKelly - I would get another set of the nativity hurricanes for a friend. I finally got them for myself this year and love them! I also love the Joy plates.ReplyCancel

  • Brandy Nance - I would buy a Christian journal for my daughter & the Courageous movie for my husband/family!! carrythecross11@yahoo.comReplyCancel

  • Christie - I would love to use the gift certificate to buy one of the Jones Design Company canvases. I was hoping to buy them when they were on sale last month, but I missed the boat!ReplyCancel

  • sl - I love dayspring! I love the naviity hurricanes!!ReplyCancel

  • The Newby Clan - Love the books and hurricanes!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - Oh I would have to buy those hurricanes. They are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Leatha - I really like the nativity hurricanes. My mother-in-law always buys candles and this would be a nice gift for her.ReplyCancel

  • Ellis - I would love to add some Christmas books to my 18 month old’s library! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I really love the nativity hurricanes.ReplyCancel

  • Tarra - without a doubt the Nativity hurricanes…they are precious.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I would love to win this giveaway! I would definitely spend it on books for my almost 2 year old! I love reading about Levi on your blog because he is about the same age as Caroline!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I have been eyeing the Nativity Hurricanes for weeks now! Love them! Thanks 🙂 TiffanyReplyCancel

  • Denise - I am thinking about ordering the Nativity trio.ReplyCancel

  • mommyof2sons - I love the nativity hurricanes!!ReplyCancel

  • CB_Wilson - If I won, I would LOVE those Nativity hurricanes. But, I’d also like a few of the devotional books (Holly Gerth: God’s Heart for You: Embracing Your True Worth as a Woman, Beth Moore: Looking Up When Life is Looking Down) and to be a little more organized, I’d like the Pink Premium Weekly Planner and the Everyday Blessings 2012 Postcard Desktop CalendarReplyCancel

  • Marsha - So much to choose from, but I’m pretty certain that I would use it towards the Nativity Hurricane Candles.

    Thank you and Merry Christmas to the Macs!ReplyCancel

  • SamD - Ohh my goodness, what a great giveaway. There are many items on the site that I would buy and love. I’m actually odering the books now. What a great deal! Thanks so much!

    Samantha D.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - There are several beautiful nativities that I would probably choose from. Hard to pick!ReplyCancel

  • Cline Family - I love the nativity hurricanes. I know my mom would love to have them, so as much as I’d like my own, I’d probably give them to her.ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - I love the idea of making sure that our Christmas decorations have a purpose, especially now that we have a son! Anyway, I would have to get the nativity hurricanes! But I also love the children’s nativity set!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Hef - I would buy some books. I’d like to start a tradition of a book advent calendar type activity with my little ones. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Auntie EM - Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas. I love to write in my journal. It shows me where I’ve been and were I hope to go into the future. So….I think I would buy a journal.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - I already bought the Christmas hurricanes. They are beautiful! I would buy the book Christmas Angels for my 16 month old, and probably some greeting cards to restock my supply!


  • Anonymous - I love the coffee mugs. I also really like the nativity hurricanes and the tray.


  • Jennifer - I love the nativity hurricanes. I would buy those and cards with the gift card!ReplyCancel

  • Hope - i would get the love came down wooden tray!!


  • Kristy - I love the nativity hurricanes but would also like to get an actual nativity set!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - I adore the “greater joy” oilcloth tote. This is so cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • the zipfs - i’m loving the nativity hurricanes…would be great to add to my nativity collection! BUT, to be honest, I would most likely buy something more practical like the always lovely and enjoyable birthday/occasion cards or for someone’s Christmas present!
    Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I love dayspring. I’d get the…

    Wood Carved Wall Hanging – Ichthys (Ichthus, Icthus)
    and some jewelry!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - I love the collection of kids advent activity books and advent calendar. My 3 year old is finally understanding about Jesus and the Holy Family and I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I love the wooden tray you posted in the picture. You are so creative. I love Day Spring. Thanks for a chance to win. Dawn

  • Michelle - I’ve been wanting to get some Christmas books for my daughter, too, so this would be great!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Cute stuff! I would get an advent calendar. Thanks for hosting!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Mink - I would get children’s books for my nieces and nephews.ReplyCancel

  • maryanne helms - I would order the hurricanes, and the carved tray!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I would buy those books for my boys too! I would also get the wooden caddy. Love!


  • seaschell - Love your Fisher Price Nativity under the tree! I just bought one for my daughter… she’s too little now (4 months) but next year she’ll have fun playing with it!ReplyCancel

  • meg duerksen - the nativity trio.

  • Gayle - Ooooh, I would buy the baby books and myself the nativity hurricanes.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Great giveaway! I think I too would order the Nativity Hurricanes/Candles, they are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - I would buy the John 3:16 Heart Globe. I have loved it for a while now.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Bahr - I would LOVE those nativity hurricanes!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie and Kevin Zonnefeld - I also love your nativity hurricanes…so that or the advent tabletop holder and star candle.


  • Susan - So many things to decide from, but I think I would pick something for our new baby, Lord willing. And I do like the Really Woolly Christmas book, but I love kids books.ReplyCancel

  • Jules - I really love the kids books, but also love the wooden serving tray. It’s all so meaningful and cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Tina - I received the nativity hurricanes from a friend last Christmas and LOVE them! I would use the gift certificate toward books for my children to help them learn more about Jesus and God’s love for them!ReplyCancel

  • Mommy to 3 blessings! - The nativity hurricanes are a winner. I would love to put those out each year. Merry Christmas to ALL!ReplyCancel

  • Don, Aimee, Kaitlyn and Kysen - I would most definately buy my daughter an Advent Calendar! She has been begging for one and I ALWAYS think of it half way through December when it is too late! The ones on this site are AWESOME….my 9 year old would love these!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - I would buy the ever grateful tableware.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Hill - I love the Gods Christmas Promise recordable story book. And I also like the nativity hurricans are wonderful. I think it will be hard to pick.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - I love the quote from Noel Piper and the continued reminder to be intentional in decorating.

    Love the nesting boxes, giving platter, tray and mug from the “Love Came Down” collection and the “in quietness & trust pillow” and joy and peace candle votives.ReplyCancel

  • Lanie - I would get the nativity hurricanes! CuteReplyCancel

  • Marie - I’d buy the nativity hurricanes too! I almost bought them with the other items, but just didn’t want to shell out the money just yet. Thanks Jess! Also, the picture of the two guys in their Halloween costumes is being repinned like crazy on pinterest! A friend from church had it on one of her boards. What a small world it is…ReplyCancel

  • Marie - I’d buy the nativity hurricanes too! I almost bought them with the other items, but just didn’t want to shell out the money just yet. Thanks Jess! Also, the picture of the two guys in their Halloween costumes is being repinned like crazy on pinterest! A friend from church had it on one of her boards. What a small world it is…ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Those nativity hurricanes are at the top of my list!ReplyCancel

  • asimplemath - The serving tray is so sweet! I’d get that for sure…ReplyCancel

  • Melliedew - I would get the cupcake journal!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Some of those serving dishes are amazingly beautiful! That’s what I’d go for!

    Kate H.

  • Stacey - thank you for introducing me to dayspring! 2 weeks ago i bought 4 hurricane sets for christmas gifts, and next i would buy the willow tree nativity set for myself! thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - I think I would buy the Come Let Us Adore Him Nativity Set since we don’t have one in our home. I’ve always wanted to have one on display at Christmas time!ReplyCancel

  • JazzerMomma - I love the reversible charm necklaces and the nativity hurrican candles and YOUR BLOG!!


  • Jennifer - Ohh Ahh the tray, love it! youre sweet boys are so adorable!
    jennifer sReplyCancel

  • MMM - I love the nativity hurricanes too! How beautiful! That is most definitely what I would buy if I had a $50 gift certificate to Dayspring!
    Thanks for the opportunity:)ReplyCancel

  • Christa - I would get some books for my son and me. And either a serving plate or wall plaque. I just bought my aunt a card organizer from there.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - I love the nativity hurricanes!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - I would definitely get the nativity hurricanes! I showed them to my husband and kids, and they all loved them as well. They are such a great way to keep the true meaning of Christmas at the top of all our lists this time of year.ReplyCancel

  • Brian and Ashley - Hi Jess! Thanks for the great giveaway! I went to the site to look at the books and they were already on sale- so with the discount they ended up being less than $10 before shipping! Thanks for the recommendation!

    If I won, I would love the hurricanes or the child friendly nativity!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I would have a hard time choosing! I love the nativity hurricanes, but there are also several wall canvas pieces that I like too! And I really like the silverware holder. I could shop all day from dayspring!

    -Marcie (marcie_anne99)ReplyCancel

  • The Branches - I love the names of Jesus latte mugReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I LOVE those nativity hurricanes and plan on buying them for my mom and sister!

  • Joy of the Day - I love so many of their products and really want the “Seek First” framed picture that is on backorder 🙁ReplyCancel

  • NickandKatieAdams - Love your built ins. Are they converted Ikea expedits? I’d love some infoReplyCancel

  • Melissa and Shawn - I too need some art for our walls and what better art than to bring in art that glorifies the Lord?ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - The tray is beautiful! Thanks for sharing these bargains!ReplyCancel

  • L ~ S - That “Love came down” adventa calendar is lovely. I might buy it even if I don’t win it 😛ReplyCancel

  • Martha - Love the navity hurricanes and also would like the wall decor that says “I’m wonderfully made” for my daughter’s room.ReplyCancel

  • Erin Z - I really like the Nativity Hurricanes!


  • Watch Calder Grow! - I love those nativity hurricanes! Great choice!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I would enjoy the “Happy Birthday, Jesus” activity book. I want my kids to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday…not only the presents.
    I also like the Thomas Kinkade ornaments for my in-laws as a gift. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Moira - I would buy the beautiful Carved Wooden Serving Tray. I think it is absolutely beautiful. I love the message and everything about it. I would give this to a wonderful woman for Christmas – it reminds me of her – beautiful on the inside and out – just like the tray.ReplyCancel

  • Bailey - I love the Bless this Home 3 tile set, but I do love those nativity hurricanes!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - I love the carved wooden tray that you bought!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene R. - Ok, so I went over to Dayspring and started doing some Christmas shopping! I would buy the Love Came Down platter (2), one for me and one for my good friend. Thanks for doing the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Utecht Family - I really like the “Everyday Joy – Polka Dot Set” and would probably get some cards from that set. I love your decorations this year Jess!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I love the Nativity Hurricane Candle Holder Trio. I’ve been eyeing them since last Christmas and just need to make the purchase. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • J & M - I would definitely get some new christmas books as well.ReplyCancel

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  • Jamy - I love the nativity hurricanes, but also love everything in the “Jesus Is The Gift” collectionReplyCancel

  • Kayla - I LOVE Dayspring and would purchase anything from their LIFE Collection.ReplyCancel

  • R - I would love to have pretty much one of everything, but on a more realistic note- I am absolutely in love with the nativity hurrcianes. They would be the perfect addition to my home. Thanks so much for the opportunity, hoping to winReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Oh, so many lovely things! It would be a toss up between the nativity hurricanes or that beautiful tray!
    Katie T.ReplyCancel

  • runningforcupcakes - I LOVE the nativity hurricanes! I also really love the children’s nativity set and Christmas book selections! What a great giveaway! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I could use more children’s Christmas books, maybe a devotional…

  • Carrie - I loved the canvases and picked up one when they were on sale. Now I wish I had gotten more.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - I bought a canvas print when they were on sale and wish I would have gotten more.ReplyCancel

  • Gina - Are you kidding me? I would definitely buy the candles you got (and I perused the whole website, though I still have my eye on the bird picture for my little one’s room). Jess, you are such an inspiration for this first-time mom-to-be: as a mom, as a creative person, and most importantly, as a Christian. Thank you! I feel blessed to have found your blog right around the time I found out I am pregnant!ReplyCancel

  • Nanny Shelby - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Nativity Hurricanes!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jody - I would put it towards the Willow Tree Nativity figures of Mary, Joseph & Jesus. I have wanted that for years and years, but I can’t afford to spend that much on one piece right now.ReplyCancel

  • Gi Verones - i love the Wonderful Grace – Carved Wooden Serving TrayReplyCancel

  • Michelle Butler - Oh! Only 5 more minutes and the giveaway is over. I better get to it… I love the children’s books on Dayspring’s site. So often we get caught up in everything besides the real meaning of Christmas. I want my kids to know Jesus’ story instead of being focused so much on Santa.

    Those nativity hurricane lamps are beautiful too. -MB 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - I’ve been eyeing their framed canvas prints – got the “Overflow” one for my mom for Christmas and would love one for my own house!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly McG - I slowly got rid of the decorations that were not meaningful to the birth of Christ years ago. Over the past 10 or so years I started collecting special nativity sets. The hurricanes would look gorgeous with my collection! If I won the GC, I would purchase the nativity hurricane set.ReplyCancel

  • Lil Mar & Co - Hello! Would you mind telling me where you got the white bookcase/cubbies? LOVE them.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Swartzentruber - Hi, Jess! I have been reading your blog for a long time now, but I’ve never left a comment. I just love you perspective on life and mothering, and your beautiful heart shows through every word you type. Thanks for sharing your faith so opening and your struggles so honestly.

    I get really excited when I see “peeks” of your home in some of your pictures (like this one with the bookcases in the background). I think you have such amazing style (Levi’s room is beyond precious), and it would be so lovely if you posted a little home tour one of these days. Just an idea. 🙂 Pretty please? 😉

    Blessings to you and your sweet family,