Monday, December 19, 2011


One of my favorite childhood memories of Christmas was setting up the nativity every year.  We had one with lots of pieces: shepherds, wise men, lots of animals, and a stable that my dad made (I think) probably before I was born.  I loved arranging the figures in the stable.

Until this year, the only nativity we had was a little one my mom gave us when we lived in our trailer in Alabama.

It's so cute, but I'd been thinking that we needed something a little larger, and maybe something with more pieces.

My Aunt Sue and Uncle David (Big D) came over for dinner last week and brought us a wonderful, wonderful Christmas gift!  A new nativity set!

I'd had my eye on this nativity from Willow Tree and Aunt Sue read my mind.  I love it! 

The little sheep are so cute.

And the donkey with his floppy looking ears:

And this is my favorite part:

In so many nativity scenes, the baby Jesus is shown in the manger, but in this scene, Mary is holding him.  I love that!  You mamas out there know Mary probably spent a great deal of time in those first few days just holding, feeding and loving on her little baby.  It just makes this nativity all the more sweet to me.

Do you have a special nativity scene in your house? 


mommy raker said...

My mom gave me this exact Nativity this year for Christmas. I begged her for it at Thanksgiving and it is on our mantle now! I love that Mary is holding baby Jesus as well :) Merry Christmas friends!

Christy Riner said...

I also got this nativity set a couple of years ago as a gift - from my new sister-in-law (how awesome is she!) I love it! FYI...if you want more of the pieces to add to your set (wise men, star background, etc.) check out the after Christmas sales! I went to Cracker Barrel in Shelbyville one year and got a few extra pieces super cheap. Not sure if they are selling them this year, but it's worth a try!

Sue Shaw said...

Awww! This blog makes me happy!

Melissa and TJ Bean said...

So so sweet! We have one nativity set as an ornament. Boo! I so need to get one that Aiden can have years from now... one of my favorite ornaments that now I just set out is a Santa bowing to Baby Jesus. It's so sweet. :) Happy Christmas and such a great gift idea!! :)