Friday, December 16, 2011

Question to the Universe: Christmas Gifts?

Hello Friends...
It's Pay Day so it's an extra fantastic 
BUT there are 9 days until Christmas...
Do not press the panic button because everything will turn out find 9 mornings from now.
It will still be Jesus' birthday (Christmas) if the kiddies, hubbies, mamas, daddies, 
aunties, uncles and secret santas get their gifts or not!


Speaking of giving gifts in 9 days...
ever wonder where the idea for Christmas gift giving originated from?
Well according to the Nativity Story, the wise men brought three gifts to honor Jesus, 
which had prophetic meaning:  

1. Gold--a gift for a king
2. Incense--a gift for a priest
3. Myrrh--a burial onintment for one who would die

Christmas gifts were meant to remind people of the offerings to Jesus 
and God's gift of Christ to the world.  

According to some research, in the 4th century, St. Nicholas, a bishop, 
had a repuation for his generosity and kindness, especially toward children.  
St. Nicholas has evolved into the magical Santa Claus today!  

It's been so fun researching all these traditions.  
Go here for more history on Christmas gift giving including why we hand stockings by the fire place.
I am hopeful that most or all of what i read is true!

 But now onto my Question to the Universe:

1. What time is it where you are?
2. Are you finished your Christmas shopping?
3. What's on your Christmas wish list this year?

My Answers:
1. 11:19pm (on 12/14/11--i scheduled this post)
2. No, I still have a few items to buy
3. Gym outfits and new running shoes (geesh when did i become so grown up?!)

Now it's your turn to answer the three questions...Happy Fridays Friends!

(p.s: im also giving the gift of guest post today @ MsBabyPlan about godparenting and the awesome here to visit! your kindness overwhelms me).


Adrienne said...

1. 5:38am
2. Pretty much!
3. Not a single thing! LOL

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

1. 6:50 AM
2. I have 3 more gift cards to buy
3. gift cards

Natalie said...

1. 6:55 AM
2. 2 gifts left to purchase

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

its 8:22 Am
I still have a few gifts left to buy! Including a birthday present for my dad!
And I asked for a Michael Kors watch!

Legally Chocolat said...

1. It's 9:06 am
2. I still have gifts to get but I plan to shop next wed after work
3. I'd love some jewelry and a brief case or attaché for court

Diedra B said...

1. 10:25 AM
2. Shopping is done. Anything other gifts will be cold hard cash!
3. just to enjoy the season in good health with my loved ones. . . so many people have not made it this far

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

It's 10:29 on Dec 16th.

We finished our shopping.

On my list? NOTHING. We aren't even exchanging gifts this year. God has blessed us with everything we need! :)

Katie said...

1. 9:37 am
2. Almost almost! Just some finishing touches on my grandparents. Then all the wrapping....
3. To finally shake this cold! And an Erin Condren planner and some fun new gadgets for the kitchen.

Heather said...

1) 11:17 a.m.
2) Yes!
3) Traveling to see family & friends

Happy Friday!

Nicole said...

1) 10:17 a.m.
2) I have 1 gift card left to buy for my sister, but the rest is done!
3) North Face gloves, new boots and a new jacket.

Galaxia said...

Interesting post!

I've been doing research on Christmas, too, and understand that Jesus was definitely not born on December 25th, for one thing. And the wise men didn't give gifts to Him until a year or two after His birth! : )

It is fun to give gifts, though!

1. It's 12:33pm
2. Yup, all done!
3. Mainly beauty products : )

Elle Sees said...

Hurry! My Stylemint giveaway for 5 shirts ends today!

Jen Umm said...

1. 19.10
2. nope!
3. too much stuff which i cant afford!

this is incred, love the photos
Great post, thanks for sharing!

if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
let me know!

A Single Mothers Journey said...

1. 2:33 pm
2. I'm finished!
3. Nothing at all!

Carlie said...

1-3:20 PM
2-Yes! I finished this week!
3-I want a rosegold pretty!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I've always been completely fascinated with the history of Christmas traditions, so thank you for refreshing a little for me!

My answers:

1. 10:38 AM
2. Done except my mom
3. Nothing. I don't need gifts. I just like to give them.

Happy Friday!

Fashion Pad said...

1. 9:03pm
2. Nope...still have 2 items left..then it's cash/gift card city, lol.
3. Nothing on my Christmas wishlist....but I do keep a revolving wishlist because I just love fashion and shopping period :-)

Mrs. Tuna said...

1. 7:55 PM
2. Pfft...done, don't be silly
3. How about an actual job.

YUMMommy said...

I wish I was done shopping. I'm buying back up gifts since some of my online gifts may be delayed. Sucks! But I love to give and see my family's face light up with excitement.

Megan said...

It's 10:36 pm and I am definitely NOT done buying Christmas gifts. I basically haven't even started. Haha.

Anonymous said...

Not really. lol I usually go into panic mode on the 23th.
My wishlist is for some new doors to open in 2012. ;)

LV said...

9:57 am
Gift Cards

Nellie said...

1"39 pm on a lazy saturday
one more for the bestie, but at least I finally figured out what to get her!
An xbox kinect...which happened to be my xmas gift to hubby (LOL)

Dr. Reginia said...

1. 1:55 PM
2. I rarely buy gifts so that's a YES
3. A new job

Rocker Chic said...

It's 1:09 pm
No I haven't done my Christmas shopping :( Mrs. P I am such a huge slacker lol
On my wish list is a pair of Toms

Bravoe Runway said...

It is 6:56 pm, Saturday December 17. I am done with my christmas shopping. I would like a smooth career transition for xmas. said...

11:17 pm 12/17/11
Just need to get the kids' pjs
an iphone

Monique said...

good luck finishing up your shopping. i'm almost done...just a few more.

Marilyn said...

Absolutely NOT
A Cricut : ))

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...


toi said...

some left to do, I don't want much anything will do- I want hubby to wait for the sale to buy my gift (i want a nice jacket for less cost and some new outifts)

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