Friday, August 14, 2015

How to give gifts in a social media world

Thank you Prayer Packages for sending free products! All opinions are my own.

Because technology.

I kind of feel like gifts are becoming a thing of the past.
I sure hope they aren't...I have a wedding coming up.

But anyway, this isn't about me. Unless of course you insist, in which case I do love gifts and I need a new phone. But I mean

Everyday is someone's birthday. Literally. Probably. I'm sure. You get on Facebook and you get a little red notification, "Hey it's so-and-so's birthday!"


Now you are faced with two options:

1. Comment on their page. Add some kind words.
2. Post a picture of you together. Add kind words.

(It is mandatory that you look better than them in the picture!)

say cheese sucka!

With so many convenient options, sometimes I forget the importance of giving an actual gift. Like picking out something thoughtful, meaningful and even valuable.

The good thing is, social media and the world wide web also make it much easier to contact someone and ask for their address. I remember a few years back, a friend sent me a message on Facebook:

"Hey Holly, how are you? Could you send me your address, I'm trying to bring snail mail back!"

And just like that, she found an old friend from high school and got what she needed.

Come to think of it- I never did get that letter.

it's all good tho, no pain no gain, am I right?

There are a lot of neat ways to send gifts these days, but I want to talk about one in particular. I am a firm believer that the best gift you can ever give is the gift of prayer. And when you add a physical gift to that prayer...umm can you say best gift ever?

Everything on earth will surely fade away, but prayer is a conversation with our eternal Father. Prayer is so important to God that He is waiting for you to cry out to Him so that He can answer. Not because He doesn't already know your thoughts but because He wants you to engage Him and grow in your relationship with Him (Isaiah 30 18:19.)

So, prayer is good.
Gifts are good.

That's why when I received my Prayer Package in the mail, I was ecstatic!

It came in this cute purple box with envelopes and fancy packaging. First things first, I read the "please read" card that gave me a heads up on what to expect inside. It said there would be a message written in the "I Am" voice of God. Mine read-

"There's a big world out there ready to be conquered. I Am here to support you as you dream big and turn limitations into opportunities."

Honestly, that was my favorite part of the whole package. But there was certainly more.

There was a bracelet.

A Target gift card! (How did they even?)

coke not included

And even a cute little token in a cute little bag.

My favorite thing about Prayer Packages is you can let someone know you are praying for them. My second favorite thing is you get to choose the gift inside the package. You can personalize it for the occasion and the individual.

If you are interested in sending someone a prayer package, the sweet founders are giving my readers $10 off! Just use the code FREE10 in checkout.

How do you send gifts in a social media world? Also- let me know what you think about Prayer Packages!

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