- Frankincense was a perfume used in Jewish worship and, as a gift, it showed that people would worship Jesus.
- Gold was associated with Kings and Christians believe that Jesus is the King of Kings.
- Myrrh was a perfume that was put on dead bodies to make them smell nice and, as a gift, it showed that Jesus would suffer and die.
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Social Media Pressure At Christmas Time
Its that time again when all you see on your Facebook news feeds & Twitter just how many presents other kids are going to get, or more like let the competitions begin!
We all love Christmas and spending money on our children but how many is enough.
Looking back at Christmas history -
Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ observed most commonly on December 25th as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nationsis celebrated culturally by a large number of non-Christian people,and is an integral part of the holiday season.
One of the main reasons we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at Christmas, is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the Wise Men: Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh.
But nowadays it seems to be a growing trend of how many presents can I fit under my tree or how tall can I get the pile!
As a mum of two children at the ages of 3 & 5 plus been in the social media lime light been a blogger you do get to see lots of pictures from other families.
I'm not rich at all but I do love to treat me kids in the festive season and why not, but its not a popularity contest to see if you can beat each other on how many presents your kids can get.
Yes, I have to admit in the past I have done so but I am wiser now and just so thankful that I have two amazing children in my live.
In the photo above, it shows a mountain of presents, she may have a few nieces and nephews or perhaps all the whole family arriving on Christmas day. The fact is, we don't know. I suppose, if you are going to post a picture on social media you must be prepaid for someone to disagree with you, we are all entitled to have an opinion after all.
Now, I remember when I was a girl, I pretty much got what I wanted. I think its safe to say my parents spoiled me during Christmas as they could afford it. Now, if you ask my Husband about his experiences of Christmas as a child, he didn't always get what he wanted as his parents were on a tight budget. None the less, he has fond memories of Christmas time regardless on what was under the tree. I think what I'm trying to say, is we all want to give our Children what we didn't have, but remember to give then what we did receive. A loving safe home surrounded my family.
How many gifts do your children get each at Christmas time?
I hop you all have a happy and healthy Christmas, don't let others get you down and respect each others views even though you might not agrees with them and move on as life to way too short.
All the best Precious Little Worlds.
Picture credit to Emma Tapping
Posted by Hannah Wood