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I love looking for new nativity scenes during the Christmas Season. I have a small collection of nativities, including a special on from Ecuador and a handmade one from Maddy which are treasures, that I put out each year. So, this blog post is one of my favorites to write during the Christmas season because I get to spend time "researching" what nativities are out there that I havent seen. (By researching, I may mean shopping for my own collection.)
I am going to start this year's collection of my favorite finds with one figurine that is not a nativity, but it does remind me of the Savior and I love it so much that I had to add it to today's collection. It is called "White Woodland Santa with Baby Jesus." It is so sweet. When my children were little, I would tell them that Santa would never have begun bringing gifts if it hadn't been for Jesus' birth. Now that they are all adults and have outgrown Santa, they believe in Jesus more than ever so, this figure really spoke to me when I saw it and I want it! It is a Jim Shore piece.
I am a big fan of Jim Shore's work, so it is no wonder that I included a couple more of his pieces. Here are two nativity ornaments that I love.
I also enjoy nativities that keep you gazing at them because they are so intricate or detailed.
I always like to make sure that there is a nativity set that my grandchildren are allowed to touch and play with. What better way for them to learn the true story of the birth of Jesus Christ? This year, I am looking at this set by Melissa and Doug! Melissa and Doug products are always good quality. This set looks sturdy and durable. There is a simple to assemble stable and 11 wooden figures. I know my grandchildren would love it!
. This year I am again participating in #LIghtTheWorld. It is a way of "transforming Christmas into a season of service." If you participate, you can receive a text each day reminding you of small acts of service that you can perform each day until Christmas. Today I just finished Day 4. I have been able to do each act of service so far and my heart is full of love for my Savior and for my fellowman today! If you would like to take part,just click this link and find out what you can do and how easy it is. It will change you and you will feel joy!
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!