Christmas Nativity Scene Display
Christmas is here! Some have had the presents bought, wrapped, and placed under the tree for weeks. Others are still waiting on that final package to be delivered. Some of you have had your decorations up since before Thanksgiving. Others are maybe just getting things finished up this week. As much as the tree and trimmings are a seasonal staple, my family’s Christmas Nativity Scene Display is just as important.
Last week, I attended a special play that the children of our church put on. They dressed as our favorite biblical characters and acted out the night of Jesus’s birth. Their wonderful display had me thinking about how important it was to refocus this hectic season back to the reason it is here.
Yes, Christmas is important for spending time with family and friends.
Yes, showing love through gifts and food is a way to share your holidays with the special people in your life.
But the real reason for the season, is celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Throughout the years, my family has collected nativity scenes. Almost every room in our home has this festive reminder for our holidays.
They all have their own unique stories.
This one was a gift from my dad to mom the Christmas after they were married. Dad even made the stable!
Some displays are smaller.
This one fits among our Christmas village.
And others are large.
With every shepard, wise man, donkey, camel, and sheep possible.
One thing you may have noticed in all my pictures, is a key missing piece.
Our family tradition is to not add Jesus into the nativity displays until we get home from Christmas Eve church service.
Then the final pieces are brought out of their “hiding place”. (Usually the bottom of our china cabinet). And placed in their appropriate scenes.
This simple act, always has a way of bringing Christmas into perspective and filling the days with special holiday magic.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!