Christmas in August with Family Christian + Giveaway!

August 17, 2016 Baltimore, MD, USA

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People are always taken aback when they hear I begin my Christmas shopping in September. The shock and/or horror usually fades to pity when I share why: 4 family birthdays fall between November–January.

That's a lot of gifts! Starting early allows me to pace myself and budget reasonably.


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So many inspirational items!


This year, we're vacationing mid-September, so for the sake of our budget, I'm starting even earlier by taking advantage of some amazing summer sales, particularly the one at Family Christian Stores: BOGO pretty much everything for the entire month of August! Books, music, movies, gifts...all buy one, get one half off!

Since my sister always has lots of Christian albums on her wish list, I knew I had to take advantage. Her birthday is the first of the four, and now it's all taken care of (I can't share my haul since that would spoil the surprise but wow—I got an amazing deal and one birthday completely taken care of before Labor Day!). Just a few clicks on the website and her gifts are en route to me as we speak.

Admittedly, it was hard not to shop for myself. I browsed the whole site before deciding on which albums to buy my sister and some items were pretty hard to resist. Pretty decor pieces and the ever-popular adult coloring books are just a few fun gifts in their inventory. Christian merchandise has certainly come a long way since my childhood.


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I LOVE all things Nautical. It was hard to not snag all these goodies for myself!
Being the generous company that they are, Family Christian Stores is giving one reader $25 to shop with...and shopping with them is super easy! The hardest part is choosing what you want most! Enter below to win:


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29 comments

  1. Aww no spoilers? ;-)
    I actually just bought a bunch of gifts for birthdays and Christmas too! Charles texted me a picture of packages on the door step saying" Don't drink and Prime!

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    1. Silly husband. There is no other way to Prime.

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  2. Hey Bekah! I LOVE Family Christian bookstore...and I get a discount too...can't beat it! Hey, I'm not surprised at all with your early Christmas shopping. My mom (before she passed away) had most of her shopping done before August ended! But (I) on the other hand, get the thrill of waiting until Christmas Eve, yep, you heard correct...Christmas Eve, to shop! IKR, LOL! Thanks for the giveaway, going to enter now!

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  3. I might get the Nautical Tote Bag - Stripe Design.

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  4. I'd love to get the Be still and know boat art!

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  5. I would love to get some Bible journaling supplies!

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  6. Love, love, love Family Christian! I would pick either some new fiction or a gift for my niece. She would love the journalling supplies.

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  7. I'd love to get "Present over Perfect". My sister just told me about this book and it sounds terrific!

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  8. I think I would buy the new Dee Henderson book "Traces of Guilt"! I love Dee Henderson! I would probably also buy a devotional but I'm not sure which one yet...

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  9. I would probably get my kids a Superbook DVD, or veggie tales.

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  10. I would love to get my son some kids bible story books!

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  11. I'd love to buy one of Mother Teresa's books

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  12. I would like to buy adventures in odyssey cds

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  13. Adventures in Odyssey are on our wishlist!

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  14. I would purchase Veggie Tales movies for my kiddos

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  15. I'd purchase one of their necklaces.

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  16. I would purchase The Adventure Bible for my children!

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  17. I would love a tote or would buy birthday cards.

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  18. I would love to buy the NLT The One Year Bible: Creative Expressions.

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  19. I'd buy one of my kiddos the Inspirational Coloring Books

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