Lindsey, from Love to the Moon, asked me to join in on her 12 days of Christmas posts and I was happy and excited to do so!
She told me that she would love me to post about anything to do with Christmas! I thought I would share on my blog, too!
I, too, LOVE the holidays. I really love everything about it. The only thing I don't like that it does seem to pass quickly, I suppose like every other aspect of time!
For the past three Christmases, I have technically either been pregnant or have had relatively new babies. I've not purchases many new Christmas items, although I've really been wanting a Nativity scene. I see so many pretty ones and....
I remember ours, as a child, so well. My mom still uses it.
I thought I would get a nice one, but then I thought, I want Knox & Sloane to be able to interact with it, learn from it and for it to be more hands-on. So, last year, although they were still quite little, I ordered two that both had reviews as being kid friendly! That's the nice part about the social media world, you can find great items from other's experience.
Jesus is the reason for the season and I really want Knox & Sloane to know that. I want them to understand what Christmas means and why we celebrate it. I want them to know it's the spirit of giving, so we give to others and one another because we were given this life. So, while they are still a bit young this year, they know what "give baby Jesus" a kiss means and it melts my heart. I know they won't be able to understand it all yet, but it's a great time to start teaching.
This one sits up on a table, but where they can see it. Next year, I'll probably move it down lower, maybe fireplace hearth. It's plush with mostly felt material.
This year, on the hearth, I have a smaller one....
I thought it would be a good place for us to sit at their level to play with it...
Jesus IS the reason for the season!!