I had a talk with Brooklyn this weekend, asking her why we celebrate Christmas and she quickly responded it was Jesus’s birthday! When I asked her why we give gifts, she said…”Because I’m good and I like lots of presents!” I was rolling on the floor at this point – the things that kid says! HA! So I shared with her the entire story of the birth of Jesus, she listened here and there but caught right on when I told her he received gifts.
My brother happened to come over and spend a little time with me and he was saying he wasn’t buying gifts for his siblings this year. Wait…what? No gifts? He said at our age what do we really need? I had to remind him why we give gifts also, even if it’s a tin of brownies or a pair of fluffy socks!
Why We Give At Christmas
Shortly after Jesus was born, a small group of men traveled hundreds of miles to pay Him homage and give Him gifts. When they finally discovered Him, the Bible says, “they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11).
Although we can’t be certain, over the centuries the example of those “wise men” (as we usually call them) probably contributed to our modern custom of giving gifts at Christmas. Unfortunately, we’ve almost forgotten the meaning of those original gifts. They were given to honor Jesus—but all too often today, our gift-giving has become self-centered and materialistic, or even burdensome. Let us all see it instead as an opportunity to express love and respect for others. In honor of Jesus!
In the busyness of this season, remember that we show love and appreciation to our friends and families for all they do for us. Something we may take for granted during the year, we can say “thank you and I love you” with something small and meaningful.
Let’s Get To The Top 10!
These have been quite the superstars for the past few months! I’ve said that this brand has become one of my all-time favorites and I have ordered more! They are that good! Outfit Details // Moto Jacket // Blouse // Jeans // Booties
I purchased one of these for Raegan for one of her Christmas presents. These are inexpensive and girls of all ages from 12 to 25 (or older) will love this! I would love it lol!
I have had my Rimini boots for well over a year and love them! In fact, I am asked constantly where I got these from when I do wear them. They are a boot that stands out with jeans. Super cute! See them here.
I wore these in a Try-On here, and boy did you girls like these jeans! I usually am wearing skinny or tighter jeans, but these were super popular! See them here. Outfit Details // Jacket // Flannel Shirt // Jeans // Booties (similar) // Transport Bag
One of my favorite products and is essential to combat split ends! Read the post for all-day volume here!
This is a big item on the blog and I style my denim jacket with almost everything. You girls really liked it with a few of the Skirt Outfits, Styling A Skirt 11 Ways, read it here. Outfit Details // Jacket // Buffalo Plaid Scarf // Plaid Scarf // Cheetah/Leopard Scarf // Ribbed 3/4 Sleeve Sweater // Skirt // Cognac Boots // Black Boots // Beige Boots
Was your favorite in the Top 10?
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Barry is working today, so Brooklyn and I are heading to church together – I’m kind of pumped about our girls’ day all alone lol! What are you ladies doing??
Have a blessed day!
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