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Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway!

12.1.2014 • 21 Comments

Happy happy December y’all!! I am so excited to finally share the VMP Christmas Gift Guide today. I wanted to focus this gift list on products that helped us focus on purpose and intention. That might be creating a legacy in your family, changing your health or other goals. I’ve got 17 gifts that I am loving!! Go grab your Christmas list worksheet! Here they are:

christmasguideFOR THE FAMILY

1. Custom Family Crest from Juliet Grace Designs ($175) – I love this new take on an old world tradition. As we mold our own family unit, it’s so exciting to il_570xN.546705980_ex7ime to pass down something like this. Work with Juliet to incorporate elements that are meaningful to your family. (This is on my personal Christmas list this year! 🙂

2. Family Photo Books ($17+) – Tangible photos are priceless and so rare these days. Create an album or order prints to share with loved ones. We made both sets of parents one last year of Vivi’s birth and newborn session.

3. Board games, like Wits & Wagers ($15) – A gift that brings everyone around the table chatting and cutting up for an evening instead of in front of the TV? Definitely a must!

4. Gift card for a family photo session – We did this two years back for both sets of parents. Part of the present can be coordinating the family, it’s half the battle. ; )

5. Custom artwork by Chad Schoonmaker – Before creating a custom piece, Chad talks with the family works with families and hears their story to create a custom painting for their family. I love the idea of a meaningful piece of art that has a story.

6. Naptime Diaries Family Verses Set ($55) – I LOVE the idea of getting this gift for your own family. It reminds me of the verse “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established.” – Proverbs 24:3. How neat to have truth surrounding your home!


FTBK-BLACK-RED-001-27. Fit Book ($22) – For yourself or that accountability partner when it comes to working out. I love the idea of buying these with a friend and going through together! They also have a fitbook for pregnancy too!

8. Bread & Wine by Shauna Neiquist ($10) – I am currently reading this book and not wanting it to ever end. This book is good for any gal on your list!!

9. Essential Oils – For your crunchy friend who collects oils instead of trinkets. Find a unique blend that they have never heard of. I love finding new oils and new purposes!!

10. Grocery List Notepad ($18) – Whether their goals are financial or health related, going into your grocery store armed with a list of foods and your meals planned for the week is going to make a difference. I love these from Megan Wright Designs because they have the menu on the same sheet! I often forget what my meals are and inevitably forget something basic.


11. VMP Prayer Journal ($15) – Y’all know I had to include this of course!! I have had so many comments this year as people place big orders saying they received our journal as a gift for Christmas last year and it was their favorite gift to receive. Now that we have men’s and kid’s as well, you check off anyone on your list! 😉

12. Dreamers & Doers Book ($15) – I’m planning to blog a big post soon all about this project that I am incredibly honored to be a part of this book that The Well Studio has put together! A book with prayers for 31 days for your favorite dreamer, doer or entrepreneur. Sign up for our mailing list at the link above to be notified when they go on sale! It’s planned for December 10!

13. The Day Designer ($49+) – This planner isn’t just a planner but has a fun goal setting section in the front to get your ready for the year. I have the spotty dot Day Designer for 2015 that I can’t wait to start using!

14. Powersheets ($35) – I have shared about these from the Lara Casey Shop before here. I have been using these goal setting worksheets for over a year. They have helped so much to stay focused. This gift is perfect for that friend who has a million ideas or big projects ahead but no idea how to focus their vision.

15. Live Life Beautifully Journal ($20) – My sweet friend Gretchen has created a great little journal that is broken down into weeks to help us stay focused and intentional.

16. Give Me Jesus Journal ($25) – Also from Gretchen, perfect for quiet times! I have the pink one and use each morning during my Bible reading, journaling and prayer time.

17. Cottage Hill Magazine ($12) – Y’all this magazine is gorgeous, both the pictures and the words. I read the first half in one sitting (rare these days with Vivi!) and felt more inspired to love my husband and make a life and legacy I could be proud of. I don’t know many magazines with that sort of affect so this is definitely on my list of gifts for newlyweds or couples who have been married for decades.


We have printables all over the blog all designed to help you live your best life. How cute would it be to print out a bunch and put them in a cute binder (like one of these from Russell & Hazel)?

Or for a pregnant friend, print out our Scriptures for labor and delivery.


Ok so here’s the exciting thing! We will choose one winner to win a ton of these that I’ve picked, totalling over $500! Here’s a list:

+ Custom 20X20 canvas by Chad Schoonmaker ($250)
Custom Family Crest from Juliet Grace Designs ($50)
Naptime Diaries Family Verses Set ($55)
Fit Book ($22)
+ 2 6-month VMP Prayer Journals ($30)
+ Dreamers & Doers Book ($15)
The Day Designer & Day Designer Mini! ($108)
Powersheets ($35)
Live Life Beautifully Journal ($20)
+ Cottage Hill Magazine ($12)


1. Repost the image below and tag me (@valmariepaper)!

2. Get extra entries by following our wonderful sponsors on Instagram. You will get one additional entry for each sponsor you follow!

3. Enter below all your “entries” through the widget below!

The giveaway will end Thursday at midnight (CST) and I’ll announce the winner on Instagram on Friday!!

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Still can’t believe I won!! Thank you Val and to all the amazing vendors who were a part of this giveaway…I am so excited!

Alright, installed a repost app and got all of my entries in with 34 minutes to spare! It would be so exciting to win this giveaway! Thanks for making it possible!

Such a lovely giveaway—they say you are a sum of the top people you chose to associate with and if this is any indication no wonder you are so lovely. What a delightful thing this would be to win but how fun to find such wonderful people.

I’m not sure if all my entries for follows are entered but I am following some of the sponsors. This is an amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed

Thank you sooo much for this chance and giveaway!! I really hope to win!! Excited and hopeful!! 🙂

Posted and private. Following all the sponsors, too. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Thanks for this opportunity & all the great ideas for Christmas gifts. Blessings to you and everyone involved in this generous giveaway.

This giveaway is completely amazing that I’m actually in awe of it! It’s like a life transformation/organization giveaway; the best kinds of giveaways are purposeful I think!

Just entered as many times as I could! This giveaway just makes my heart so happy! This is literally all the items on my Christmas list!

Oh my goodness this giveaway just makes my heart so happy!! This is literally all the items on my Christmas list this year! All the products seem so wonderful and the people behind them seem even more amazing! Now I’m just hoping I’ll win!!! 🙂

Hello Val,
You @ mentioned me (cgraciec) in an Instagram post this morning about my entry. I have a screenshot of the record of my entries via the Rafflecopter widget on this post. Let me know if I need to send it to you, or how you can confirm my entries. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

Ahh! Absolutely obsessed with everything in this giveaway! Already followed most of them! You better believe I entered every single way I could! I never repost giveaways but this was definitely an exception – WAY too perfect to pass up!! Can’t wait two more days to find out!!

I agree with Sarah!! What an amazing giveaway! So many meaningful, intentional & lovely gifts! I love every single item on your list!! Also, just have to say that I really loved your heart in what you shared on your Instagram post from early today about the meaning behind what we do. Such a beautiful reminder for this time of year when things can quickly spiral out of focus!

Just entered as many times as I could! I don’t think there’s been a giveaway that I’ve wanted to win so badly!

I’m not sure how to show I follow all the sponsors, but I do follow them! My name is @chelseaverhage. Thanks for such a fabulous giveaway!!