For those of us who love (or should I say "wish" to) get a jump on Christmas and stay ahead of the hectic season rush, here's a fun way to get a little Christmas Shopping done in July - without setting foot out the door.  And ALL of our Christmas Gifts are on SALE!

My original Blessing, "The Christmas Gift!," is an enchanting story about how the Angels celebrated God's first Christmas Gift to us... his little baby Son, Jesus.  The Angels celebrated His birth by tossing up confetti, which kept turning into snow.  Every time they told someone about Jesus, a snowflake would form.  It started slowly with a Shepherd and 3 Kings, but soon the Earth was covered and all Heaven began to sing. How precious would it be to start a new tradition of reading "The Christmas Gift!" each year.  It will keep the true meaning of Christmas in your heart, and perhaps every time you see those magical first snowflakes of the season, you'll be reminded of God's love for you and the first Christmas Gift...  His Son!

I feature my Christmas Blessing in a couple of ways: My 8x10 Custom-matted ready-to-frame Blessing; the 5x7 Blessings already in my hand-applied Goldleaf and Silverleaf frames; and my popular Pocket Blessing with Snowflake Charms.  Last but not least, there are still a few of my hand-painted paper mache star Angel Christmas Ornaments left. They come in a rich purple organza gift bag and feature a quote from "The Christmas Gift!" on one side, and the Angel that my daughter, Bonnie, drew at age 10 on the other... a little sparkle and lots of love went into making these, just for friends like you.

It may be the middle of July, but it's M-E-R-R-Y   C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S in our hearts, here at The Purple Wishing Gate!