It’s already the wee hours of Boxing Day here in Poland (is that the day boxes were born in a barn? I KID. Goodness, you must think I have a take on everything), but I still wanted to wish you a very warm and happy Christmas !

Food for thought: It’s only natural that we celebrate the birth of an individual only if his/her story of life and death were worth remembering. So for Christians it may be encouraging to read the Easter message on Christmas to remind ourselves of why the birth of Christ. And perhaps for those unsure of the faith, it might be worth investigating the life & death (and resurrection) of Jesus before entirely dismissing the birth story as a fantasy or an exaggerated tale.

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  1. merry christmas shini! i always will love your blog . have a great holiday!

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  2. Great post, you always seem to have such a way with explaining things, Christmas included. Happy Jesus birthday, Shini, and thank you for reminding me about the WHOLE story, not just the beginning…

    ~F

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  3. Happy Holidays Shini!!

    Love from Seoul,
    Nostalgic Senses

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  4. Merry Christmas dude.
    xxx

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  5. Merry Christmas Shini!! :D
    It’s boxing day at the moment in Australia too… hahaha :)

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  6. You are such a sweetheart and an old soul. Enjoy the holidays, and I hope your Christmas was fabulous!

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  7. Merry Christmas.

    I love your diplomatic subtlty. Hope you have ben rocking out on the boxing day sales

    Bright Green Laces

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  8. merry christmas!!!!!!!

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  9. Merry Christmas! I don’t know what you mean by dismissing the birth story though – do you mean that Jesus wasn’t actually born on Christmas? (Not trying to be rude or disrespectful, just trying to understand! :) )

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    Nah absolutely, I can explain, sorry if it was vague! I meant that many seem to dismiss the birth story as some fantasy or an exaggerated tale for the birth of this man called Jesus, but they don’t bother checking up the historicity and the reason for the birth (evident in his life and most importantly, death & resurrection). Jesus’ birth was also prophesied in the bible for centuries and all arrows in the Old Testament point towards it, so it’s a little funny that we (especially for some Christians) are dismissing it to replace it with meanings such as good tidings, presents and family. Sure, they originate from the celebration of the occasion but now they’ve become the main purpose.

    One fun fact: Jesus was actually born sometime closer to February! ;)
    Merry Christmas! x

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    @Shini, TOTALLY understand what you mean now. The holiday is celebrated for a reason – i.e. Jesus’ birth (even though it happened some time around February) – and those celebrating it should keep that in mind, rather than focus on other aspects such as presents and decorating trees and eating sugar cookies. Is that closer to what you meant? If so, I agree with you! :D

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  10. Merry Christmas! :)

    http://sweetraspberryjam.blogspot.com/
    XOXO

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  11. Beautifully said, SP.

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  12. Ana

    Merry Christmas Shini!
    Lovely message. Sure you have enjoyed this holidays celebrating Christ´s birth. In the end, he´s not just a simple historical character, HE IS our SAVIOR! and we tend to forget it between holidays, parties and shopping (at least I). And in Spain our “holiday-gifts-period” hasn´t ended yet, because we also exchange presents the 6th of january, like the three kings from orient visited Jesus. It´s a funny way to celebrate Epiphany, as everybody celebrates becoming Jesus for the gift thing… and not for the death thing… :)
    Lovely music too. I will be very pleased if you can tell me the name song and its interpreter? Thanks on advance.

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    Ooh really? I didn’t know that, so interesting to hear how other countries celebrate Christmas. You’re so right about celebrating the birth but ignoring the death, it’s because of the saving death that the birth is remembered!
    The song is by Keith & Kristyn Getty, called What Grace is Mine!

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    @Shini, Thx! For the song thing and your message in a fashion blog. Because sometimes this materialistic world makes us believe “we are what we have”.
    I do like your blog for your style and professionalism, and the ideas I can pick to combine and create from what I already have. But now I do like you as the person behind the blog. Enjoy your Christmas!

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  13. blessed christmas to you and family, Shini. i teared listening to the first track.

    i heard this song for the first time at church last night. it’s really the reason Jesus came for us that’s mind blowing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpHiAmL8-b0&feature=player_embedded

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    Such a beautiful song, thanks so much for sharing it

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  14. merry christmas dear, hope you have an amazing holiday season

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  15. Have a great holidays and merry christmas :))

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  16. hope you have great time during christmas!!!

    xoxo
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  17. such a pleasure to hear from you shini…

    merry christmas!
    i hope you are spending a wonderful time with your family…

    by the way i really wanted to write you beforehand, but somehow time management is a difficult thing around this time of the year. anyway, i’m planning to write a mail the size of a book one of these days :)

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    Let’s do children’s book emails, bitesize chunks, I’m having problems with time management too! Hope you got home safe and spending warm time with your family finishing up the year xx

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  19. The resurrection is the most important thing. People don’t remember about it and that’s so sad…
    Thank you for this post :*

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  20. what an amazing photo. wow.
    hope you had a wonderful celebration.
    couldn’t agree more with you darling. and i hope people are extra nice to each other, and help each other out.. take care
    x

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  21. Thanks for including the second paragraph. To echo those above, the meaning of Christmas is too easily forgotten.

    Gorgeous shot btw ;-)

    xx

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  22. happy holidays! The holiday is a little trumped up but I love any excuse to hang out with my family.

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  23. though i’m not religious myself, i admire the clarity of your faith – you seem to have your priorities straight, for lack of a better term.

    for me, i’ve realized that my christmases so far have been overrun by commercialism – being away from my family this year it became clear that they are what make christmas special for me, and that present and such are superflous. in the future i want to spend my christmases focusing on love, not money. :)

    happy holidays again shini, and i hope your new year is filled with blessings! ♥

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  24. Merry Christmas Shini!

    Thank you so much for sharing the song and I hope you had a great holiday! I love the few days between Christmas and New Years because it allows me to gather my thoughts and think about what has happened this past year and what is to come. I hope you have a blessed 2011.

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  25. Merry Christmas Shini! It’s good to know that there are still people out there who believes in the real meaning of Christmas. God bless you :)

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  26. Merry Christmas, Shini. Thank you for your friendship this year. xx

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  27. Happy holidays, thank you for your wishes; many blessings too. take care

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  28. I always love your ways of design, the toning and the fonts… have a very happy new year yourself, full of wonderful experiences and blogging! ;)

    And you are right about the food for thought.

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  29. gorgeous image of you
    I hope you have had a good festive season.
    xoxo
    Marian

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  30. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, my new friend! I cannot wait to get to know you even more this year. You are so inspiring—keep it up :) Wishing you many blessings, also, for the coming year. xx

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  31. Bravo!!!!! Bravo!!!!

    Bless you Shini

    He is the hope of glory!

    Will

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  32. so elegant ,i like the fashion one

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  33. I miraculously found your blog today and am “in love” with it. Could be because you have an effortless style which resembles mine, your love for Jesus and lastly my new found obsession with most things Korean esp. K-dramas and Jang Geun Suk!

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  34. The song is breathtaking by the way !

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