2nd Day of Christmas

Today marks the first Sunday in Advent, so I thought today's post would be fitting.

#2 The Nativity Scene

For as long as I can remember, one of my favorite Christmas decorations has always been the nativity scene that my mother made in 1978 when she was pregnant with my oldest brother. She spent the entire summer with my great-grandmother, painting, sculpting and hand-crafting the scene one piece at a time. the manger was always placed on top of our TV in the den, and it's amazing to say that every piece has survived 34 years without being knocked over, broken or shattered.  I think my brothers and I all loved it so much that we didn't dare touch any of it.

So, last week we were shopping... rummaging through the Ross shelves and my husband picked up this box and said, "Look how beautiful this is!"  After having flashbacks to my childhood, I just knew it had to come home with us.  Last night we unpacked the box and cleared off a shelf just for the scene - it's just beautiful and reminds me so much of my childhood!

1 comment:

  1. Looks great, Trace! And thanks for sharing that special story about your mama:)