Jennifer Moore is the Senior Product Manager for DaySpring Cards and led the development for the new Love Came Down Collection from DaySpring. She’s sharing with us the inspiration behind the new line.
Jennifer has been with DaySpring almost 8 years and has been married to Chris for 11 years (they’ve known each other since they were 9!). Jennifer and Chris have an amazingly adorable two year old daughter named Isabelle Cherie (also known as Bella). They love to travel and are involved in their local church working with the youth ministry and leading a home fellowship group.
In the chaos of this busy season, it’s so very easy for us to forget what an amazing miracle took place over 2000 years ago. I know, we hear daily “don’t forget the reason for the season” and all work very hard to be intentional about remembering why we celebrate, but do we ever really step back and just be AMAZED by what it is we’re actually celebrating in the midst of all the doing–shopping, baking, wrapping, and decorating?
Think about it. LOVE came down in the form of a sweet, helpless baby. LOVE. That word seems to be getting a lot of buzz these days, as it should. But what I’m talking about is a physical manifestation of the greatest love of all time.
Our Creator–the Alpha and Omega, the One who is omnipresent–humbled himself to human form and came as a tiny baby into simple surroundings. On that night in a stable LOVE truly came down from above to grant us grace and peace that passes all understanding.
This crazy, amazing, wonderful gift of love is what inspired our team to develop DaySpring’s latest Christmas line. As we spent time praying together and brainstorming ideas for what is our most important product development season, the idea that what we celebrate at Christmas is really what we celebrate throughout the year kept coming up over and over.
Gifts like grace, peace and love only BEGAN in that stable when Jesus was born. This isn’t an event– it’s a process.
We are currently living the story. And it truly is a story of love. We are told specifically to love.
We got so excited about the idea of developing a Christmas line that could carry over into Valentine’s Day and beyond. As we began talking about what this would look like, the level of excitement increased with each idea. Hospitality, giving, fellowship and loving on friends and family, yes, this is what Christmas is all about, but, think about it, it’s what CHRIST is all about!
This is what we’re called to do each day! Once we knew we had the right theme, we had to decide what that looked like tangibly. This is always the toughest part of what we do each day—how do we translate an exciting, amazing message (God’s love) into products that will communicate that story. We started by focusing on hospitality. We wanted items that could be both functional and yet elegant. Something that you would want to keep for years to come and would be a continual reminder of God’s love and His amazing gift of Jesus.
And this was how Love Came Down was created. Finding the right message that spoke to our hearts and then working to create products that communicated that message on quality products. My favorite items in the line are the Desktop Advent Calendar and coordinating Felt Advent Countdown. Using these two items together, my family can talk about Christ’s love each day and my 2 year old daughter can move the heart from pocket to pocket signifying the anticipation we have for baby Jesus’ arrival. Hopefully you will find your favorite pieces in this collection, too.
This Christmas season, I pray that you will experience the most amazing LOVE—Jesus Christ. My amazing family, my team of talented coworkers, and you friends here at DaySpring wish you a very Merry Christmas and a year full of LOVE.Leave a Comment