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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Nativity Set

My daughter Laura made a nativity set for her family this year.  I think it's so sweet and I wanted to share it with you.

She made it with 25 pieces, so every day in December another piece gets put out, and on the 25th, baby Jesus is put in the manger.


 This picture was taken on the 6th, so there are 6 pieces out; the stable, Mary and Joseph, an angel, a donkey and a sheep.
Each piece is made from a wood peg, or a wooden ball with the features painted on.

She took out the other pieces so I could share them with you.


The angel




 more sheep



 there are even some chickens!



The wise men.  Can you see the camels behind them?
I forgot to get a pic of the shepherds...


a few more animals; a goat, a donkey, and a watusi cow!  And baby Jesus is in the manger.

Isn't it sweet?  I love how she painted everything, I love that a new piece comes every night and I love that it's kid friendly.

19 comments:

Joyful said...

What a cute and clever idea.

Judy said...

Oh WoW!! Your daughter did a beautiful job, she is very talented. I love all the pieces especially the sheep :)

Deb said...

I love that! I am now wondering if she painted already made pieces or if she did all the design, cutting and painting. That is one of the coolest nativities I have seen. What an awesome gift from your daughter!

Connie said...

It is adorable and I love the fact that you add to it each day and Jesus on Christmas. I can see building it each year becoming a wonderful family tradition and a nice way to tell children the amazing story of our Lord's birth.

Laurel Wood said...

How adorable. She did a wonderful job. Merry Christmas to you all!

Senorayjose said...

This is awesome! Your daughter is really talented- I could never paint something as cute as this :)

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Love this nativity scene. It is different but perfect in telling the story. Your daughter did a great job painting each piece.

Brenda said...

This is totally gorgeous!!!! How brilliant.

Changes in the wind said...

What a wonderful tradition to put one piece out at a time and they are so cute.

Linda said...

Oh wowowowowowow….love this Mari. Your daughter did a great job, smiles

Terri D said...

Beautiful and a wonderful family keepsake! It will be a great tradition for them!

Dianna said...

Oh my, Mari, what a treasure Laura has made. She is such a wonderful mommy...the way she sews for the girls and does so many things that a lot of moms (even Christian moms) these days don't make the effort. You and Bob have raised both your girls to be wonderful caring adults.

Michelle said...

This is precious :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Beautifully painted. I love the idea of adding a new feature every day, it really makes you think about the true meaning of Christmas.

Sylvia said...

This is so beautiful. How creative to put one out every day during Advent. Love that idea.

Anita said...

I have the same feeling as Joe. Your daughter doing this puts the focus on where it should be. :)

Sandi said...

How cool! I have never seen one like this. I like it!

Jenny the Pirate said...

The artistic gene runs deep and wide in your family! I love this. So precious. xoxo

Kim said...

I don't know how I missed this but it's absolutely darling!! I am in love with her set.