12 Days of Christmas (2017) – Day 12

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OK, let’s get started with our twelfth day’s guest, Wynter Pitts!

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Giving Good Gifts

I don’t know about you, but I am so happy for the internet. I know it is not a new thing anymore, but around this time of year I develop a brand-new appreciation for it.

I mean seriously. I am literally sitting in my onesie, wearing fluffy red socks and sipping on a hot cup of coffee while being the best mom ever! I am Christmas shopping, of course. I’m checking off lists, asking my friends for opinions and comparing prices… while sitting on my couch!

For an introvert like myself, this is lovely!

However, If I am not careful… this does present a bit of a problem.

Besides the potential of overspending because shopping carts don’t seem as full on a screen, I have to be careful not to mindlessly order things that no one needs, even if they have requested them.

Yes, my girls create their lists but at 13, 11 and 8 (twins) they don’t always have the best judgement. They often times want gifts that add zero value to their lives. The responsibility falls on my husband and I to carefully and wisely select the items that will enter our girls’ world. Obviously, this holds true after Christmas, as well.

My prayer this Christmas and beyond is that I prayerfully and wisely consider the impact of each gift and influence that I allow into each of my daughters’ lives. I want them to have fun and I want them to enjoy, but even more than that I want each present to present a future that keeps first things first. After all, isn’t that how God treats us?

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11

May our hearts be set on creating a Christ-centered atmosphere for our children where gift-giving is greater than gift-receiving as we celebrate and receive the greatest gift of all.

Day Twelve Giveaway

For the 12 Days of Christmas series, I am giving away my You’re God’s Girl Coloring BookYou’re God’s Girl Devotional for Tween Girls, and my book co-authored with my husband Jonathan, She is Yours: Trusting God as You Raise the Girl He Gave You.

 10th Annual #12DaysofChristmas Giveaways (2017) at karenehman.com.

Wynter Pitts is the founder of For Girls Like You, a resource ministry for tween girls and their parents. She is the author of several books, including You’re God’s Girl Devotional and She is Yours: Trusting God As You Raise The Girl He Gave You.

Wynter and her husband Jonathan are raising four daughters (ages 7-13) in Dallas, Texas.  One fun fact, Wynter’s oldest daughter, Alena, starred in the hit film War Room (2015) and together they co-authored the series, Lena in The Spotlight!

Follow Wynter on Facebook, Instagram or her blog!

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  • Wow! You really got me thinking, “will the gifts I’ve selected really be beneficial?” Then as I thought back on it all, I realized I actually DID think them, through! Thank you for the reminder to really evaluate and reflect on the gifts I buy.

  • Thank you, Wynter! (I so love your name, by the way!) I have been having this conversation with my 12-year old after her list was made. Discussing the value of particular things, considering their meanings, costs and overall value to her life. As a mom, I’m excited to buy things that will make my girls happy, but not everything they think they want is best for them. Thanks for reaffirming! Your girls are blessed to have such a smart mama!

  • Thank you for reminding us to think twice before shopping and have control. I loved the movie War room. You have a wonderful family, I have a 5 year old daughter who loves to draw and color. Your books would be a great gift for her and a blessing for me.