Do you have the Christmas spirit? I do! We have been decorating our home – inside and out! This year, we are welcoming all the little campers in the neighborhood. Hope they are having fun, like I am!
We also have some outdoor decor.
Now, just in case you’re thinking I’ve forgotten what Christmas is all about, we do have this:
Okay, I know. Just messin’ with ya. I haven’t forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. How about this decoration?
This wooden nativity set was carved by my dad and was a surprise gift for me. One day, he said I have something I want to show you. So, we went downstairs, and he gave it to me! I was really surprised. It was so beautiful. I loved it then, and now it is one of my most treasured possessions.
He carved it in 1984. He modeled it after a ceramic set my parents put out every Christmas for as long as I can remember. My mom still has some of the pieces from that original set.
The stable was made by my mom’s father, who knows how many years ago. This is the stable my parents used for their display. I don’t usually ask for things, but in a moment of courage, a few years ago, I asked my mom if I could have the stable. I’m glad I did.
I like how the donkey’s ears are staggered. (See above picture.) You can see my dad’s sense of humor in the camel’s eyes. The angel’s halo is made from a washer, but all the rest is carved by him. The angel’s book says, “NOEL.” And each piece is signed and dated by my dad. Just like a real masterpiece.
Now, I did see an interesting picture on Facebook. It was of a camper with the door open. When you looked in, you could see…. the Holy Family! That’s a bridge too far – even for me. Well. I think it is. Probably. Maybe. Well, not this year, at least. Uh, could I think about that?
Yikes! What I meant to say was …
Merry Christmas to everybody!