Give the Gift of No Dishes this Christmas. Grab the free printable tag!

Know anyone who would love the gift of a night off from doing the dishes?

Everyone! Right?

I love the gift of no dishes because:

1. It’s a great way to reach out to your neighbors and build relationships going into the New Year.

2. So many people, myself included, have dietary restrictions and can’t or shouldn’t eat the Christmas goodies you might be making.

3. It’s a practical and useful gift. Who wouldn’t love to redeem the time it takes to clear the table and wash the dishes?!

4. Delivering the paper products in a gift bag provides the perfect place for an invitation to your church Christmas events and activities.

5. It’s not expensive. You can find cute Christmas paper products at the dollar store, Wal-Mart, and big packs at Sam’s Club. You don’t have to include the whole package – just enough for the number of family members if you wish. If you’re a planner like me, if you shop the after-Christmas sales you can score some great deals on Christmas plates and napkins to use to bless your neighbors again next year!

I’ve created two sets of cute cards you can attach to your “gift of no dishes.”

The cards say:

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a night without doing dishes,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year!

Give them anonymously, if you wish, or sign your name somewhere on the card.

Click the link below to open the free PDFs:

Christmas Dishes Tags Blue

Christmas Dishes Tags Red

The Gift of No Dishes is perfect for:

  1. Your child’s teacher
  2. Small group leaders
  3. Bible study leader
  4. Members of your women’s ministry team
  5. Co-workers
  6. Neighbors
  7. Church staff members
  8. Mailman
  9. Members of your small group or Bible study
  10. Homebound members of your church
  11. Food pantry (to bless those who will visit during the holiday season)
  12. Your hairdresser, dentist, doctor, or anyone you’ll visit this Christmas season

Embrace the opportunity to be a blessing and provide a night off from the dishes for the people God places on your heart. Merry Christmas!

This post was inspired by Kristen Duke. You can check out her post here.



You may also want to read:
10 Ways to Bless Your Women’s Ministry Team this Christmas
Encouragement Idea: Blessing Bags


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