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I missed a day, so I’m doing “day4” and “day 5” of the Nativity Parade. Since these are my final 2 for this year, I’ve picked out a couple of my favorites. I won’t be doing The Nativity Around the House tomorrow since it’ll be Christmas day. I hope that you enjoy my nativities!!
First up is a special nativity. I’ve had this one for 21 years!! We got it our first year in Germany. This is just a cute little set that I’m totally attached to. Yes, there’s only 1 wiseman….and maybe that’s part of what makes it unique. So here is the little German nativity….
The next nativity is a definite favorite of mine. I’m one of those that fully believes that Jesus IS the Reason for the Season. However, I also believe in Santa. I don’t think that there is anything wrong with that jolly man with the white beard and red suit. There’s nothing wrong with receiving presents from a man that rides in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. That just one of the fun parts of Christmas. After all, Jesus received 3 very special gifts on the day he was born….and Santa delivers 3 very special gifts to our house. Therefore, this nativity is the perfect balance of both!! This is called “Kneeling Santa” and it is Santa kneeling next to the baby Jesus in the manger with a few of the stable animals. So here is my “Kneeling Santa” and the most beautiful balance of both Christmas worlds….
I hope that you’ve enjoyed my final 2 nativities for this year. I have so many more that I could have done, but that just leaves next year for me to do this again!! If you’ve enjoyed my nativities, just like reading my blog, or even downloading my printables, I hope that you’d consider voting for my blog by clicking the button in the right hand column under “Rate My Blog”.
I took yesterday off from displaying my nativities, but I’m back today!! The nativity that I’m sharing today is….
This particular one has deep rich colors. I don’t always think that photos do justice to certain items!! HAHA Anyway, it has a bronzing effect….or maybe it’s more goldish. I’m not sure why it looks so white-washed, other than maybe the flash. The part that caught my attention most about this nativity is that a tea light candle fits in the back and sets the whole thing gently aglow. Here it is in candlelight….
So that’s my nativity of the day, so to speak. I’m sure I’ll be back tomorrow with another one from my collection. I told you when I started this that I had enough to do one a day….each day….until Christmas!! That’s no joke, and I could do it again next year and NOT repeat!! HAHA
I have something fun to share with you today, along with nativity that I’m displaying for 2010 Nativity Parade. This is a fun “modern” nativity that was shared with me today and I just had to re-share it. It brought an instant smile to my face…..and as you all know, I’m not fond of cell phones!! Sit back and watch the “modern” nativity…..
Now for one of my nativities that’s on display in my house this year. This is actually one that is newly acquired…..today!! My 3 goddaughters came over today and I printed this out and they each colored and decorated their own. I didn’t leave my daughter out though (of course), she was right by their side!!
So, my nativity for today is…..
Miss K and I really worked on this together today. It’s mainly her project though, and I think she did a great job. Her medium of choice today was colored pencils. I added glitter to the 3 gifts, Mary, baby Jesus, the stars, and backdrop. The backdrop didn’t quite turn out the way I expected, but I think it’s because the glue was too old and thick. Once I changed to a new bottle for the rest of the project, it worked fine.
My 3 goddaughters are here today and also did this nativity craft project. I had all 3 of them at the table coloring, cutting and gluing!! It took most of the day, but they had a good time and their nativities turned out great. You can see their slide show here. They’ll be taking them home when they leave and hopefully mom will treasure them as much as I did my time with them and having some crafty holiday fun!!
As for the nativity craft itself, I got it off a web site. You can also get a “Make Your Own Nativity Scene” to do with your kids or holiday guests. I highly recommend printing it on cardstock. I did kiddo’s on cardstock and the 3 girls on paper. Theirs turned out well, but K’s is much firmer and balanced. Also, before you glue the pieces together, pre-form the pieces. Then, use a paint brush to brush the glue on and get it tacky, after which you can glue them together.
One final picture of our finished nativity scene….