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Gift Idea: Framed Chalkboard

One of my sisters got me this cute frame a while back. It’s actually a tray filled in with chalkboard paint and put in a stand. Isn’t it cute?

I’ve used it a couple of different ways. At first, I used it to announce the dinner menu. Along with a possible price if we were eating that meal in a restaurant. Because you know what? My time and effort are worth something.

For example, I might write on it something like, “Tortilla Soup $9.95”. What do you think, is that a fair price?

Anyway, it always gave my husband a chuckle.

The tray transitioned from announcing dinner (and the worthiness of my time and effort) to a key verse or phrase when I was having a hard time having a consistent Bible study time. What can I say, caring for a toddler and baby will do that to you. I’d also become convicted of just doing another Bible study and not really taking it in. Focusing on a key thought or verse and really letting it sink into my marrow seemed a better use of my focus.

Since Michael has started preschool, I’ve started using the tray for the verse that his preschool teachers are focusing on that week. I keep the tray next to the sink so that I will hopefully remember to say the verse to Michael every once in a while. He’s only three and still working on his verbal skills, so he’s not really able to repeat it back to me, but I’m hoping that will have changed by the end of the school year.

This is one of those gifts that I use every day, so I thought it would be worthwhile to pass along the idea. You can find similar items on Etsy, or just make one yourself!

How would you use this chalkboard tray?

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