from the Billy Graham Library

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 9

December 15, 2020

For 12 days, we will be posting Christmas giveaways in anticipation of the day Jesus Christ was born. Our hope is that these gifts will encourage followers of the blog to focus on the real meaning of Christmas. Today’s giveaway is a gift for children.

  • Fluffy chicken plush animal
  • “You Are Mine” by Max Lucado
  • “The Christmas Star from Afar” Scripture cards

Giveaway Rules:

To enter to receive the “Day 9” giveaway, share in the comments below the best “simple” gift you’ve ever received. The winner will be chosen randomly from comments received at before Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Odds of winning depend on the number of comments received. Void where prohibited. U.S. only.

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  1. Brandi Hall

    The best simple gift I’ve ever received is the first Christmas spent as a mother. My husband had secretly made a card with my baby and walked into our room with her holding the card. Best experience ever especially for the first time!

    • Ana Carlescu

      The best simple gift I ‘ve ever received were Oranges . Every year my father came home with a bag with oranges for Christmas Eve . I never had Christmas presents ,just the bag with oranges and was the best gift from my dad ! Nowadays , my kids receive way to many gifts .

  2. The best simple gift I have received was a glass hand ring holder that my first grade son bought at the school Christmas fair. It has always been special to me, and when I look at it I remember him as a little boy and how pleased he was when he gave it to me.

  3. One of our family traditions when my children were growing up was to draw names as a family and make a gift to exchange Christmas night. The best “simple” gifts I’ve ever received would be the ones hand made by each of my children through the years.

  4. Lisabeth Lipp

    One year when my daughter was about 6 or 7 she had the idea to give everyone in the family framed photographs but she was not sure how to print the actual photos. So she bought frames and drew a picture of the thing she wanted to photo of. She then gave the framed drawings as her present. She knew I loved the dog so for me she drew a picture of the dog. I loved that gift.

  5. The best simple gift I received is the many drawings/paintings my sister would make for me growing up. She enjoys being creative, like myself. Whether it’s a hand drawn piece or a page from a coloring book, she always gives with her heart.

  6. The best simplest gift was a handmade ornament my kids gave me on Christmas. It means so much because they worked on it and put alot of love and thought into it. Thats something you treasure.

  7. Simply the gift of time, second chances. Often we miss opportunities and say “oh if only I…” Learning, being cognizant, we learn to be in the moment, for it is fleeting. I am thankful the Lord gives us time to learn, time to grow, time together.

  8. Tiffany Jones

    My husband and I were married, and I gained a Bonus daughter. She was 6 years old, when we blended. One of the first gifts she ever gave me, was a necklace that she made out of plastic, beaded flowers. She was so excited to give that to me. I wore it proudly, as she gave me the blessing of becoming a Mom. She got married last year, and I wore that necklace to her rehearsal. It will always be a priceless treasure.

  9. Gabrielle S

    The best “simple” gifts I have ever received have always been those passed down from generations or have a lot of thought put into them. My future mother-in-law once gave me an antique Jadeite (green milk glass from early 20th century) bowl that belonged to her grandmother.

  10. Brittany Lesmeister

    The best simple gift I have received was a book from my Papa. It tells you the about the true meaning of Christmas is giving and not receiving. And giving doesn’t always have to mean the best presents you can buy.
    It’s love and helping others in times of need and giving with joy in your heart . I’ll never forget the lessons that has taught me not just at Christmas time but all year round !

  11. The best simple gift that I have ever been given was a baby doll when I was just a child, Her name was Candy. I actually wanted a Suzy Smart. My parents were always late shoppers and the Suzy Smart dolls were all sold out. I got Suzy the following year. I still have Candy! I would grab the doll every time there was a lightning storm…she gave me comfort. I slept with her. I just carried that doll every where. She was my FAVORITE doll ever!!!

  12. Gloria J REED

    The Christmas I was 14 years old, my brother, Paul Allen, gave me a kodak instamatic camera he won for signing up the most new subscribers for his paper route. He won many prizes that year and gave them all away as Christmas gifts for our family. I will never forget it.

  13. Some may think it is simple but the year our three children had photos made was still one of my favorite memories and gift! We had no idea and we got photos, a photo magnet and calendar! I cherish those photos to this day!