Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Reason for the Season

Hello, Dear Ones! I just want you all to know how much I have enjoyed visiting your Christmas homes, seeing your decorations, drooling over your most delicious looking foods, wanting to copy cat your crafts,  and reading about your Christmas family traditions.

But let us not forget the Reason we celebrate Christmas ~

 The birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!


 I have a few Nativity sets and I love to set them up in my living room.
Some are expensive and some are not but the theme is the same ~ 
the celebration of our Savior's birth.


 This is a very sweet one. All the pieces are little boxes. 
I do believe the Joy of Christmas is inside each one.


 Sweet little Jesus boy, lying in a manger. 
Sweet little Holy Child...


This one I purchased over 20 years ago for my mother.
When she downsized to a retirement home, she gave it back to me.
I love it.


This is truly my favorite Nativity. 
It is an Italian set by Fontanini that I've had for many many years.


Just a beautiful Nativity of a glorious celebration.


This one plays music. 


And this little angel is joining in with her horn.


"And it came to pass in those days..."

Dear Ones, I want to wish you all the most blessed Christmas ever 
with your family and friends. 
God bless you all.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

How Many Kings

Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe after all we’ve projected
A child in a manger
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliness hero, wrapped in his mothers shawl
Just a child
Is this who we’ve waited for?
Cause how many kings, stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many Gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Bringing our gifts for the newborn savior
All that we have whether costly or meek
Because we believe
Gold for his honor and frankincense for his pleasure
And myrrh for the cross he’ll suffer
Do you believe, is this who we’ve waited for?
It’s who we’ve waited for
How many kings, stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many Gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Only one did that for me
All for me
All for you
All for me
All for you
~ sung by Downhere