Hospitality

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Do you have the gift of hospitality? I am learning and have amazing mentors. On Saturday, I attended my friend Annette’s annual Christmas get together. Her house decorations are impeccable as well as her hosting skills. We had a delicious brunch and delightful conversation. Our friend Pamela brought cardstock and taught us how to make cute gift boxes.

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On Sunday, I attended my friend Joyce’s annual girl’s get together. She has welcomed into her warm home for several years. It is always a treat to see everyone and catch up on life. The food was delish and our friend Georgina brought an adorable candy cane pin for us to make.

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After attending two lovely gatherings, I learn to:

  • Send out invitations with date, time, and location (with map)
  • Communicate type of gathering i.e. casual, formal, semi-formal, etc.
  • Discuss menu and recommend guests bring side dishes
  • Explain gift exchange expectations i.e. white elephant, secret Santa,  one for everyone, and max amount to spend
  • Communicate hours of party
  • Put out hordeurs for guests to munch
  • Check in with each guest to ensure they have a drink, something to eat, are comfortable, etc.
  • Optional: Prepare a craft to make
  • Create a warm and welcome atmosphere

Overall, my weekend was filled with quality time with family/ friends, good food/fun and great fellowship. Who could ask for more?

Offer hospitality to one another

without grumbling. – 1 Peter 4:9

How is your Christmas season going?

Blessings, Rebecca

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