Welcome back, and thanks for joining me today for my 5th consectutive daily post…will I make it to Christmas Eve? Time will tell.
If you have missed my previous christmas posts this week, and want to catch up, here are the links. I hope you have time to check some of them out.
On the First Day of December…a Christmas Nativity
On the Second Day of December….a Christmas Cushion
On the Third Day of December….a Christmas Market
On the Forth Day of December…a Christmas Mantlepiece
So. back to today’s post. Today I have another nativity to share. This one my parents brought back from a Christmas Market in Vienna. We always called it a Christingle, but last year a German visitor called it a Christmas Pyramid.
It is carved from wood, and although it may not be obvious in the photo, Jesus, Mary and Joseph are on the top tier, and the wise men, shepherds and sheep are underneath.
As we have not yet reached the first Advent Sunday, we have not lit it yet this year, so these photos are from last year. We have a tradition in our family that each Sunday of Advent we light a candle, and watch it turn as we sing a Christmas carol. As the kids get older we allow them, with careful supervision, to take turns lighting the candles. The heat of the candles causes the propellers to turn, and we love to see the shadows on the walls, with only the light of the Christmas Tree.
It is also another way in which we try to keep the birth of Jesus at the centre of Christmas in our home. This is much more important than the way we set the table, which cranberry sauce we serve with the turkey, and who has the prettiest tree. Although I am sharing my Christmas decor this month, please don’t focus purely on the trappings of Christmas, but the reason we are celebrating…the birth of Jesus.
This digital scrapbooking layout records this family tradition, with photos of the Christmas 2006.
Last year my son called this the Jesus Helicopter!
In other family news tonight is my middle daughter’s birthday party. She will be 9, and we have planned to take her and 3 friends bowling, then back home for birthday cake and a DVD.
I made this layout for her birthday using Weeds & Wildflowers Christmas kit Jolly Holly, which as you can see does not limit itself to purely Christmas layouts.
That’s me up to date. Tomorrow there will be another Christmas themed post, and I plan to attend a Christmas Craft market at St Georges Market in Belfast. Watch this space!
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