I have several nativities that I display at Christmas time. This one was given to us anonymously by a friend during a time we were struggling financially. It's a beautiful "Willow Tree" rendition with carvings of Mary, shepherds and animals.
This beautiful ceramic nativity is very special to me. My Grandma Hansen had this in her curio cabinet all year round. I always admired it and I was fortunate enough to inherit it.
This darling wooden nativity was a gift from my dear friend, Noreta, who passed away 11 years ago. Many of my Christmas decorations were lovingly made by her. I have many emotions when I open my Christmas boxes and rediscover the treasures of the season!
This sweet Precious Moments nativity was given to me by my daughter, Candice.
This is my Christmas stocking. My daughter, Jeanette, made all our stockings several years ago. I was happy that mine had the Holy Family.
I "made" this nativity. My friend, Rhonda, from Nampa, Idaho sat down with me and helped with this craft. Any of you who know me, know I'm all thumbs and very uncreative. But this was a fun project, especially with Rhonda. I like the crazed look in the donkey's eyes! I guess that's how you get when you've traveled such a long distance carrying a heavy load.
This nativity is lots of fun for the grandkids. They make the pieces talk, move, ride, eat, hold the baby Jesus; and I don't worry about them breaking any of it. It's important for them to know the story of the first Christmas and to share it through play and imagination.
If you want to make a nativity set that is really kid friendly, check out Camille's blog or Tauna's blog!