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Merry Christmas (2016)!

Hey there! Long wait is over and Christmas is here 😀 How is your day going?

It’s awe-inspiring to think that 2,000+ years ago our God was born as a baby into the world. It can be hard to wrap my mind around that.

As you go about your day today, which I’m sure is filled with gift exchanges, time with family, and delicious food, remember why we celebrate this day. Yes, it is about giving and spending time with family, but most of all it is the birth of our Savior. This is why we are able to have so much hope. God switched places with us and took our mistakes and the wrong things we have done (sin) so we could live forever with him. Isn’t that incredible? Take a moment to thank him for that.

I wish you all a merry Christmas!

-Rebekah

 

 

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Thanks, Mom.

Hey mom! I would like to give you a shout-out. You mean the world to me and I hope you know that. Have a super birthday today. I just wanted you to know that I appreciate you and you mean the world to me.

I know I can always go to you with any problem I’m facing. I trust you. Thank you for being a safe place to go to in times of trouble.

Thank you for modeling for me a healthy marriage, spiritual life and family. I can look up to you and see Christ in you.

Thank you for setting boundaries for me. Sometimes I don’t understand why I’m not allowed to do certain things, but looking back on some situations I realize why you set those rules. I trust that you have my best interest in mind. Thank you for taking time to care about my well-being.

Yes, you are amazing, but you aren’t perfect. Thank you for teaching me how to humbly apologize when you are in the wrong and show me to go to God with my faults. You point me to someone who will never let me down and loves me more then you ever could, my heavenly father.

Thank you for helping me when I made the decision to follow Christ and make him the Lord of my life!

Thank you for loving me and taking care of me. I love you so much! I hope this year is another wonderful year!

Love your daughter,

Rebekah

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Christmas Gift Guide 2016

 YAYAYAY! I’m so excited for this post. First Christmas post!  I’ve been watching tons and tons of videos all over YouTube about Christmas wish lists and gift guides and I’m ready to make my own. I want to also include Allison’s post about Creative Christmas gifts in this post because it is an awesome list for specific ideas of what you could ask for or give. Check it out here!

I hope this helps you have ideas for what to ask for yourself or give to other people. This isn’t my wish list, it is more of a compilation of what you can ask for and give to others. I split this into who it is for. I also did gifts for others that I felt were in my cost range. You may have more or less to spend, this was just what I had.

Ok, you ready to go read?? Begin!

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Teen girls:

First off, non-materialistic gift  you can ask for.

  • A special class (make-up, photography, baking)
  • Tickets to a sports events, concerts, or amusement parks.
  •   A nice dinner out, spa day, shopping spree, vacation.
  • Sponsor a child.
  • Subscriptions. You could ask for someone to pay a subscription to Spotify, a magazine company, a subscription box such as ipsy.
  • You could ask for someone to pay a years worth of pic monkey, buy you final Cut Pro, or a WordPress domain.

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  • Gift cards. Many people think that gift cards feel impersonal but any girl I know would really appreciate a gift card, especially to a store they like. If you don’t know what to get, go for a Visa gift card.

Electronics

  • A camera (especially a DLSR)
  • Camera accessories such as a lens, case, HD Card, studio lights, a microphone, or tripod.
  • Phone, tablet, or laptop
  • a case for your phone or laptop

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  • The cases that battery power your phone.
  • Nice ear buds or head phones.

  Instax printers look really cool. You can use them to print our pictures from your phone but they look like Polaroids.

  • a projector
  • chargers or speakers for your devices
  • Go Pro or drone

Beauty/Clothes

  • PJs or Slippers. Everyone loves to cuddle up during the winter in PJs and slippers.
  • Fuzzy socks.
  • Sweaters.
  • Bomber jackets (I want a pale pink one :D).
  • Boots.
  • Sneakers.
  • Converse.
  • Accessories like scarves, belts, and socks.
  • Jewelry. I’ve recently started getting a lot more into jewelry. Rings, necklace, bracelets, and earrings can add a lot to an outfit.

{via} Make-up. Holidays are a great time to ask for more high-end (and pricey) make-up products or to ask for a few simple products to try out. There are lots of holiday sets that are perfect to buy for a girl in your life!

  • Make-up brushes
  • Purses, bags, purses.
  • Face masks.
  • Lush products.
  • Hair tools (straightener, curling iron).
  • Hair accessories (bobby pins, hair ties, hair spray, hair mask, etc.)

Miscellaneous

  • Planner, planner supplies, journal.
  • Furniture, home decor (faerie lights, pillows, jewelry holder)
  • Candles or other Bath and Body works stuff.
  • Christmas ornaments.
  • Candy.
  • Art supplies (mediums, sketch pad, duck tape).
  • Books.

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  • Devotional

Mom:

  • Any kind of pampering products. Moms do so much for us, they don’t always have the supplies or time to relax. Any Lush or Bath and Body Works products they will probably like.
  • If you have more money you could buy them a night out to eat, spa package, or tickets to the movies.
  • Cozy blanket or slippers.
  • Jewelry. Mom’s love jewelry. It would be extra special if it were something that was mother and daughter, so it was also sentimental.
  • Perfume, if you can afford it this is a great option.
  • Sentimental gifts.

Dad:

  • You could also get his favorite snack or bake him his favorite treat.
  • A gift card to his favorite coffee shop.
  • A book you think he would read and enjoy.
  • A coffee mug or other gift personalized with pictures of you and your family.

Siblings:

  • Toys (my brothers LOVE Legos).
  • CANDY. No matter how old your sibling is they will like candy, I guarantee it. You can get candy pretty cheap anywhere.
  • Something they always use that’s yours. If your sibling is always stealing a charger because they don’t have one, just buy them one for Christmas. This works well because you know they will use it, and it solves your problem with them taking your stuff.
  • Ask them what they want (I know it’s obvious, but if there is something you can afford that they want, that is a good option.)
  • If you hear them talking about something, you could them surprise them and get it for them. They may be really surprised that you were paying attention to what they have been talking about.

Grandparents:

Most grandparents appreciate sentimental things that remind them of you and your siblings.

  • Scrapbooks/photo books are good ideas for them (this is good for anyone, honestly!)
  • Anything that is personalized to have pictures of you and your siblings on it (blankets, mugs, mouse pads, Christmas ornaments, etc.)
  • Sentimental things such as letters, A-Z reasons of why you love them, etc.

If you want to make someone a personalized gift that is from Shutterfly or a similar store, be on the look out. I use Shutterfly and I get lots of coupons from them. Some are from the company and others you can get when you shop at your grocery store or another retail store. Then you only have to pay for shipping. Lots of times they give away free items.

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Gift guides are my favorite posts/videos to read and watch (and also make!). I hope you got some ideas from this post!

What do you want for Christmas? Leave a comment below. See ya soon!

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