I am knitting prayer shawls for 3 out-of-town friends in need of a hug...I am almost done with the 2nd one and would like to get them in the mail. Should I take them to church and ask the rector to bless them before I send them?
Also, the people I am sending them to are christian, but don't necessarily attend church on a regular basis. Do I send a note saying this is a prayer shawl that has been blessed and hope it will bring you healing? Or do I just say - thought you could use a hug today?