Back to School (Cheerfully Given style)

It's that time again - the new school year looms!

The start of a school year can be a nerve wracking time whether you're a student heading off to uni, a mama watching your little one enter secondary school, or a pupil beginning a new class.

New beginnings are hard and exciting. What a comfort we have, as Christians, to know that God is not only there with us in the beginnings, but He has already mapped out the future.

We can step boldly into our beginnings because we know we have a God who is with us and in control.

Our stationary and organisation supplies can be a great way to keep reminding ourselves of that and we've pulled together a few favourites from our Cheerfully Given sellers. Here are some pretty, inspirational, and useful products to help you power into 2019-20.

Things To Do Papercut Notepad | Kiwi Tree Designs | £6.50

Keeping on top of assignments or even day-to-day life is made a lot easier with this gorgeous Bible verse notepad. A fab piece of Scripture stationary, featuring Proverbs 16:3 (always a great reminder!), it looks pretty on your desk and gives you the satisfaction of ticking things off vs. forgetting them!

Limited Edition Postcard Pack | Cheerfully Given | £3.00

These fun postcards are fantastically versatile. Great for decorating desk space or slipping into prayer journals and notebooks - they'd even make lovely page markers in your Christian planner!

SHE Pencil Set | GingerTwentyTwo | £7.50

Pencils...you can never have enough of them in your school bag or on your desk! These pink Christian pencils are stamped (in white foil, we point out) with inspiring words. Perfect for keeping yourself for note taking or giving to a friend who needs a gift of encouragement.

Shine Like Stars Organic Zip Pouch | Grizzli Bear | £15.00

Who said pencil cases had to be boring? This eco-friendly organic cotton Scripture bag has been lovingly designed to remind you of the amazing words in Philippians 2, making a unique Christian pencil case or bag to transport post-its and other classroom necessaries!

Personalised to Do List Notepad | Bow and Arrow UK | £7.00

It doesn't get any better than personalised stationary...unless, of course, it also includes the chance to be super organised. That's exactly what these Scripture notepads do. The words 'with God all things are possible' adorn this useful pad and make a great new student gift or way for you to stay on top of things yourself.

Be Joyful in Hope Notebook | Doodling Faith | £10.00

Someone once said: "It is possible to have too many notebooks".

That person was clearly delusional.

You can never have too many notebooks, certainly not when it comes to taking notes during classes and planning assignments! There's no reason you can't do it in style though with this spiral bound Bible verse notebook. Easy to write in and with the motivating words of Romans 12:12 on the front, it's a great one to slip into your rucksack.

Love Over Fear Tote Bag | Hullo Creative | £8.50

Bags: a vital necessity for trudging school hallways, doing the school run to drop kids off, or running between university classes. These metallic screen printed tote bags look great and have an inspirational message on the side making them ideal for the job. Oh, and they're 100% cotton!

You can also get one featuring the words: Be the light.

Rainbow Notes | Ooh I Like That Design | £5.95

Fun, colourful, useful - we love these rainbow notepads from Ooh I Like That Design! Great for jotting notes down (whether that's on the kitchen side of a busy mum or on the desk of a revising student) with a quirky rainbow to make you smile.

Chic Undated Weekly Planner | Hello Day Planner | £38.00

This Christian planner is the perfect new student gift. Undated, so you can start it in September, and full of helpful extras, this planner will help you stay on top of assignments and even your menu plans during the busy school year.