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12 Days of Christmas Kindness – Day One

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Welcome to those who have clicked your way over after reading my Proverbs 31 Ministries devotion Why Chipped Crock Pots are Holy.  To read the devotion, click here, but be sure to come back for our 12 Days of Christmas Kindness kick-off!
12 Days of Christmas Kindness with Karen Ehman

Welcome to my 9th annual 12 Days of Christmas giveaways. In keeping with the theme of my new book Listen, Love, Repeat: Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World this year we are making the series 12 Days of Christmas Kindness, giving simple and doable ideas for reaching out to others during the Christmas season. {Each day’s posts are linked at the bottom of this post.}

There will be a fun giveaway each day {valued at $25 or more} and then an overall grand prize {or two!} valued at $100 or more! Here is how it works:

*Each day, December 5th through 16th, join us here on my blog. There will be an idea given for scattering kindness at the holidays.

*Each day will also feature a friend of mine—a blogger, author, speaker—who will be giving away a fabulous prize. {You are gonna love these generous ladies and you will really love their giveaways!!} Maybe you recognize a familiar face?

Join Karen_Ehman and friends to Listen Love Repeat for 12 Days of Christmas Kindness + Giveaways!

*Our goal is to get ya’ll spreading some Christmas kindness by doing the simple ideas and also–if you can–posting about it on social media using the hashtags #12DaysOfChristmasKindness and #ListenLoveRepeat. It can be a simple thought–or even better, a pic of you {and your people, if you’d like} doing the idea given for scattering kindness.

*To be entered in the 12 daily giveaways, leave a quick comment on the post each day here on the blog. You can comment on all 12 days up until midnight Pacific time, Sunday, December 18. Each day’s posts are linked at the bottom of this post. One daily winner will be chosen from each day’s comments and all winners will be  announced on Monday, December 19. **U.S. Addresses only please.**

*The GRAND PRIZE winner {and a runner up or two} will be chosen by me–and my ministry team. We’ll be snooping around on social media by searching the hashtags to see who is really getting into the spirit by spreading the CHRISTmas kindness for 12 days. We will pick a grand prize winner and perhaps a few runners up. All winners will be announced Monday, December 19th.

Join the 12 Days of Christmas Kindness at karenehman.com.

Ok…here we go! For our first day, let’s start with our families. The idea? Stick it to ‘em!

Leave sticky notes of encouragement for your family members, along with a favorite treat, somewhere they are sure to discover them—their pillow, car dashboard, desk, backpack, bathroom mirror, etc… Tell them you love them. Write out one aspect of their personality you love or a character quality you admire in them such as, “I love how you are such a loyal friend” or “Your generosity inspires me!”

Ready? Grab a pen, sticky note, and a little treat and scatter a little kindness on your family!

Now for the GIVEAWAYS!

The prize for Day One is a copy of my newest book Listen, Love, Repeat: Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World. It is all about listening between the lines for who might need a healthy dose of encouragement and then doing something special to show them God’s love. I’m also including a set of these ADORABALE notecards from a new friend’s Etsy shop. I met Danielle from The Little Things when I picked up a few of her cards at local indoor farmer’s market. Aren’t they just the cutest?

Day One Giveaway at Karen Ehman's 12 Days of Christmas Kindness. Enter to win a copy of her newest book, Listen Love Repeat plus a set of beautiful notecards by The Little Things.

iusa_400x400-38863208_38okDanielle is graciously giving away this set of 5 cards today AND offering any of you who’d like to order some of her things a 10% discount in her shop. Her Christmas cards, and state cards—of course Michigan is my fave—are the ones I am grabbing. Simply visit her shop and use the code “LISTENLOVEREPEAT” at check out!

Now, for the GRAND PRIZE! It includes a 6-quart programmable slow cooker, a cookbook from my friend Katie from The Dashing Dish, a Listen, Love, Repeat bundle that includes the book, 6 week Bible study DVD and two study guides to do the study with a friend, and a $50 Amazon gift card to buy any kitchen gadgets you need!

Enter to win the grand prize during Karen Ehman's 12 Days of Christmas Kindness.

Are you ready! Let’s go!

  1. Leave a comment here with your thoughts on today’s idea for scattering kindness.
  2. Go scatter kindness with your family members.
  3. Post on social media using the hashtags #12DaysOfChristmasKindness and #ListenLoveRepeat. You can just post a simple thought. Or, you can save and then share one of the images here above in the post—the one with all the guests of the series or today’s Christmas kindness idea. Or, even better, post a picture of you doing the idea given for scattering kindness. Just be sure to use the hashtags #12DaysOfChristmasKindness and #ListenLoveRepeat And, if you could link to this post when you share, that would be FAB!
  4. All winners (daily and grand prize) will be announced Monday, December 19th**U.S. Addresses only please.**

Now, let’s go scatter some Christmas kindness and be sure to join us for:

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Day Five

Day Six

Day Seven 

Day Eight 

Day Nine

Day Ten

Day Eleven

Day Twelve



Follow Karen Ehman's 12 Days of Christmas Kindness inspired by her new book, Listen Love Repeat.



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  1. You have the kindest heart, Karen and I’ve enjoyed being apart of Listen Love Repeat. scattering kindness is all about the small daily gestures and can be as simple as a smile or buying a cup of coffee.

    I’ve featured your book in a couple blog posts and contributed to he $5 dash (so much fun!)

    Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

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