Christmas Traditions

Every year my kids unwrap the Manger Scene and get it all set up. They put the three wise men on the far side of the house. Then they move them a little bit closer to the manger every day. Today is the day before Christmas Eve and the three wise men are nearing the end of the mantel over the fireplace.

Notice that the one in the middle doesn’t quite match. When Claire was a baby, she broke him and we had to find a replacement. We got lucky and found some at the dollar store. They were selling them individually so we were able to buy just the one we needed and he was only missing in action for a day or two.

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11 Responses to Christmas Traditions

  1. Christmas says:

    In Italy people prepare for dinner dish of eels cod or oysters. Also they traditionally eat consecrated goose at Christmas.By the way, in Finland and other Scandinavian countries, the traditional Christmas decoration is a straw chandelier – Himmel (himmeli), which translated means, carport under heaven. It hung over the table as a symbol of a rich harvest in the New Year. Do not remove it until the summer.

  2. Darcy says:

    I'm sure they will, even if they have to replace a wise man or two along the way! It's a dangerous journey.

  3. It is a wonderful tradition…I hope they carry it down to their children.

  4. anthrogrrl says:

    I love this tradition! It sounds like so much fun!

  5. Darcy says:

    Thank you!I'm not sure where this tradition came from. We didn't do it when I was a kid, but they do enjoy it.

  6. What a wonderful family tradition! I never heard of doing this before, I love it!
    You photos are great! I like that you played around with the focus on each photo with the one of the wise men being focused in the front and the one on the manger being focused in the back of the photo. Nice work.

  7. Darcy says:

    Thank you, and the same back at ya.

  8. LBeeeze says:

    Hope the wise men and you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

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