Thinking Out Loud

August 19, 2016

An Alternative to Sending a Card

Filed under: Christianity — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 7:13 am

Book Presentation Page

We recently spent some time with someone who shared with us her desire to place good reading into the hands of friends, family and acquaintances. She looks for an opportunity — some life event or occasion — and then instead of sending a card, keeps a number of books on hand in which she then inscribes something in the front.

As we conversed, it occurred to me that with some greeting cards running as high as $5.99 US, and some trade-size books having list prices as low as $11.99 US; you’re already half-way there when you’ve bought a card, so why not give something more substantial and probably more lasting? 

This is great stewardship and it will be kept a lot longer, especially if the book was well-chosen, for a special occasion, from a close relative (as in the graphic below) or a combination of two or three of these factors.

books instead of greeting cards

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