So, I just need to show you the nativity set that I bought this year. Ive been looking for one I like for a long time. I needed one that was just right. Ive seen so many that though I liked them, they just were not for me. And this year especially I felt the need to have one, because while we play Santa for Christmas, I really want my grandpies to know what Christmas is all about. And I needed to show that in my home some how and it needed to be special and have grammies touch on it.
so, I decided that while Santa is still part of Christmas that even Santa needed to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. So I brought Santa to the manger with their messages that Jesus is the reason! I made the silly banner "Behold, for unto you is born a savior" and have two of the Santa's holding it up over the manger.
And then I have another Santa kneeling before baby Jesus with a sign.. "oh Holy night"
And then another with his "believe" sign These are all Santa's that I made years ago. I haven't made one in a long time. I do have one that I started several years ago and need to finish someday...
So anyways.. this is what I did with my manger scene. I was afraid that there would be people that would be offended by it.. but then I thought well, its not in their house and I think the message its sending it good. Even Santa celebrates our savior!
So the nativity scene, I was talking to a dear friend on face book (whom Ive never met in person) about his huge nativity collection and was saying that I needed to find one. then on a whim I thought to check craigslist, popped over to it, typed in nativity sets and this was the first one to pop up.. for 25.00! I emailed the guy, he called me back immediately, we found out he was just in Greece, only about 50 minutes from us and my hubby was going that way at that time. So he went and picked it up and I had it here only a couple hours later!
Isn't it lovely, isn't it perfect? Its a fontanini set from Italy and its quite old. I LOVE it. and my friend who collects them said I shouldn't have been able to touch that set for less then 100.00. pretty good deal then for 25.00. but I don't care about the cost.. only that I absolutely love it.
OK.. just thought Id share that.
soo with that, have a lovely day my friends!