Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Nativity

We received this paper mache nativity in the mail yesterday, and I tell you, a riot almost broke out among my children. It's that good! I am always looking for religious items that are approachable to children, and this definitely fits the bill (for gifts we don't make at home, I really love Ten Thousand Villages... they are fair trade and have beautiful religious items).

They're colorful and whimsical, and the children really love them (and after an afternoon of practice have even learned to share the pieces). There's something about the characters from the Christmas story that truly capture a child's imagination. Where is the baby Jesus? Why, he won't come out until Christmas morning (do you do that too?). Just a little illustration of what all this waiting is about.

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