Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Moving Manger

I've already shared how, in our family, we emphasize "Christ-Is-More" at Christmas and I've shared about our "Spiritual Christmas Gifts" that we give our kids each year...

So now I wanted to mention our Moving Manger Scene!

I realize this isn't a new idea for some people, but it's one way we enjoy Christmas and keep our focus on Christ!

When we are putting up our Christmas decorations, we start out with an empty manger.

Then as Christmas day approaches we move Mary and Joseph closer and eventually we start moving the wise men too.

Finally on Christmas Eve, Mary and Joseph end up in the stable awaiting their sweet little Baby Jesus.

Christmas morning the kids get to search for the baby Jesus figurine and add him to the manger scene!

The kids love seeing Christmas, literally, getting closer through the moving manger.  And it causes us all to dwell on the reality of the traveling that everyone did and all the sacrifices that were made!

This post linked to Works For Me Wednesday!


Kate said...

That is such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing!

Gwen Toliver said...

I must be behind, because I've not heard of this idea before. Sounds like a great way to make the truths of Christmas more real!

I am blessed! said...

What a great idea, Grace! I love it!


Christina said...

love it!

Harter said...

I wanted to let you know that I just passed the Stylish Blogger award onto you. I hope you and your family enjoyed your Christmas and are doing well.

Mommy E. said...

Hi Grace, I was just stopping in to say hello...I know your taking time away and I just wanted to see how that is going?! I hope your pregnancy is going great, I know your excited and really busy(: I wish you all the best with this new one coming and hope to see a new post soon! Blessings...

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