Innkeepers Key with Printable

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This year my kiddo will be gifting these Innkeeper Keys to a few of the people that work at his school. A simple skeleton key ornament which represents the Innkeepers key. The Innkeeper in Luke 2 in the Bible that told Mary and Joseph that there was no room for them in the inn.

This idea came entirely from Amy at The Idea Room where she posted this last year. I simply created a small card for the key which you can print and use if you like.

"Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus." Neal A. Maxwell

The skeleton keys are from a local hardware store. We tied a small ribbon for a hanger. Then punched two small holes in the card on either side of the key and tied the key on with another ribbon. Our printable card below includes the poem below and the quote above by Neal A. Maxwell. Both of which were found on the Idea Room blog. Thanks Amy!

A Prayer For December:
Dearest God,
Please never let me
Crowd my life
Full to the brim.
So like the keeper of Bethlehem’s Inn,
I find I have no room for Him.
Instead, let my heart’s door
Be ever open,
Ready to welcome
The newborn King.
Let me offer the best I have
To Him
Who gives me everything.
--author unknown

To print click on cards below to enlarge, click on them again to enlarge even more. Right click on them and save to your computer. Open on your computer and print as a full page. You should get 4 cards on one sheet of paper.

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  1. Cathy! I love the printable card you made! It is so professional looking. That is one thing I am not very good at! I still have a couple of the keys left and think I just may print out your cards and give some away again this year! Thanks so much! And thanks for the kind words and the link! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  2. This is so cute, I am going to forward it to a few friends who have kids in Christian schools, what a great gift!


  3. saw this on Someday Crafts and I'm pretty sure this is going to be one of my gifts to our family next year!!! thanks so much for the idea :D

  4. Love this! I will be giving some of these, thanks for sharing!

  5. Great gift! You did a great job!I had not seen that at Amy's, thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas!

  6. Wonderful idea! I am going to make a couple quick gifts for the neighbors, as a combo Christmas card/small gift. Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing yours.

  7. I have never seen this before, what a wonderful idea.
    Thanks for sharing at Holly Bloggy.

  8. How clever! What a great idea and what a great Christmas gift.

  9. I really like this. Thank you for sharing.

  10. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  11. thank you so much for designing this card - I don't have that talent and I appreciate you sharing yours. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  12. I'm having trouble downloading the 4 to a sheet printable. Any suggestions?

  13. Thank you so much! This will make a perfect gift for the ladies I teach in my Bible Study class and Sunday School class, as well as share with my neighbors! Thank you so much for sharing!

  14. Thank you, so much appreciated. I am adding these to our treat bags for Christmas at our Church! Merry Christmas & God Bless