Bloggers For Christmas

It's officially Christmastime!
My sweet buddy over at Lashes and Beard has come up with a fabulous idea and I'm so excited to be a small part of it. Each Friday, now through Christmas, we're going to be linking up here....so join in the fun.

See how Claudia came up with this fabulousness:

The other day, I saw a post on Facebook from a popular blogger... and to be honest, my heart sank a little when I read it. She asked her readers if she should use "Christmas" or "Holidays" in the title of a series she's writing, because she thought it might be weird/offensive to say "Christmas." Seeing this made me do some heart-checking of my own.

I realized that the "fear of man" is rampant in the blogging world, and so often we can be tempted to sacrifice voicing our Christian faith out of fear that we will lose readers, decrease our traffic, or that we'll receive hurtful and negative comments. After reading Isaiah 51:7, and having a particularly difficult time finding Christmas cards that actually say "Christmas" on them... anywhere... I felt emboldened. I want to share my faith this Christmas season with one simple act: saying "Christmas" instead of the vague alternatives, like "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings." I want to shine some light.

And I'd like to invite you all to join in - every week through December!

"Bloggers for Christmas" is a weekly link-up for y'all to share anything Christmas-related. Whether it's a new Christmas dish you're preparing, a favorite Christmas memory, or a deep look at Christ's love for us during this time celebrating his birth - whatever it is - share it! We just ask that you join us in upholding the "reason for the season" by being a Blogger for Christmas.

Bloggers for Christmas
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So let's get this party started! 

Luckily, the Rules are Simple:

1. Follow your Hosts via GFC.

2. Add the "Bloggers for Christmas" badge to your sidebar or post - you can get the code from the grab box above.

3. Link up using your main blog URL -or- the URL to a specific Christmas-related blog post.

4. Spread the Christmas cheer and visit some other links! Follow on GFC/Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Etc. and feel free to leave encouraging comments!

Thanks for linking up with us, and be sure to come back next week! Bloggers for Christmas link-ups will be held every Friday through December.


  1. I love this idea! New follower.

    Jill @ And Life Goes On

  2. New follower, thanks for hosting =)

  3. So glad you're a part of this, lady! :) Merry Christmas!

  4. New follower!
    Drop by if you get the chance!

    Kindra @ Trying To Be Who I Am
    Trying To Be Who I Am

  5. New Follower... Linking up! Love to get to know you! Love your profile pic... so fun!

  6. Lauren! I am hosting bloggers for christmas with you and I wasn't even following you yet! I just thought you should know that I am now your newest follower :)