And that means we need to pull out our much loved Christmas decorations and find places in our winter home to display them. We have quite a few nativity sets. One is carved out of olive wood, another is a puzzle. When the pieces are taken out of their frame they can be arranged with Mary, Joseph, the wise men, a shepherd and animals surrounding the baby Jesus.
Other sets are made of wood, glass, or pottery and one I shaped out of clay.
We also have a large collection of Santas. The red plastic Santa on green skis I received as a child. Five wooden ones John carved. Two are antiques we found.
We have a small tree--just right for our small house.
John carved a larger nativity scene we display in front of our home.
Soon we need to go find some good Christmas light displays somewhere in the area.
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, full of the joy of celebrating our Savior's birth, and a happy and healthy new year.