Growing in God’s Garden


Make these summertime gifts for parents of your toddlers and babies as a way to encourage parents to share their faith with their children.

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Take a photo of each child in your nursery, and then create personalized seed packets, with how-to-grow instructions.

You’ll need one medium-size, flat coin envelope (available at discount and office supply stores) for each child. Trim each photo and glue it to the lower two-thirds of a coin envelope. Write the child’s name across the top of each envelope where the name of a plant would usually appear.

On the back of the envelopes add labels that say: “Care Instructions: Needs lot of sunshine, hugs, and love, ‘for they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age; they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green’ (Psalm 92:13).”

Kristy Coughlin Los Angeles, California

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