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



33 comments:

  1. You have many beautiful nativity sets and I love them all!!! hugs...cleo

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  2. One incredible moment and then he was among us. Merry Christmas. Lori

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  3. What a beautiful collection of nativity sets.
    Have a Blessed Christmas.
    Barb

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  4. Beautiful Nativity sets. Yes, Jesus is the reason for the season. I post a collage of my Nativity/manger ornaments on Facebook, then was busy and totally forgot I never did the blog post. So am posting my on Christmas Day. Without Christ there would be no Christmas! Christmas and Easter. How Great Thou Art! Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas.

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  5. Merry Christmas blessings to you and yours, Shelia!

    Smiles & Hugs,
    Carol

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  6. Love, love the nativity scenes, what a beautiful collection to have and enjoy every year. Merry Christmas from our home to yours...Lu

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  7. Beautiful nativity sets Sheila! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas:@)

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  8. You have such a beautiful collection of nativity sets. I am pretty sure that my mom has one just like your favorite.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  9. Shelia,
    Thank you for this precious reminder of the Reason for the Season with all your lovely nativities. We have Traditions that we keep each year to prepare for Christmas. Celebrating on Christmas Eve by attending Candlelight services. Our family chooses to enter during the daylight and depart in the dark...taking the light of Christ birth into our own little corner of the world. When our boys were little, "Mr. Ed" and I took turns reading The Christmas Story from the Bible. As time passed, each child read the story to all of us as their reading skills allowed! Have a blessed Christmas, dearest one!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  10. Sheila,
    Love your beautiful nativity sets!! Gorgeous!!
    I mentioned your blog in my Thanks and Tweeks post for featuring my bowl of cookie cutters!!

    Thanks again!!

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!

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  11. Blessed and Merriest Christmas to you and yours, Shelia.
    xoxo bj

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  12. Wow... !! All your nativity sets are adorable... !! Love the cute little angel with the horn !!

    Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas !!

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  13. Shelia, may you and yours have a very blessed Christmas!

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  14. all so Beautiful.. I could sit and look for hours.

    Merry Christmas Sweet Sheila.
    thank you for visiting me through the year with your smiling face and kind comments..Means a lot to me.

    Sonny

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  15. What beautiful nativity sets, Shelia! Love that Italian one!

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  16. Yes, we do need to take the time and remember why we are celebrating Christmas. It is not all the commercialism that is thrown at us.

    May you and yours have a very blessed Christmas!

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  17. You definitely have some beautiful nativity sets! Love them all!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    ~Linnea

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  18. Merry Christmas to you and yours, sweet Sheila! Sally

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  19. Merry, Merry Christmas, Shelia!
    Brenda

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  20. Your nativity sets are beautiful, and so is this post! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! I appreciate the visits your have made to my blog this year. Debbie

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  21. HI Sheila, I love all your Nativity sets, the Fontanini one is gorgeous. I have always admired them. We have a Nativity under the tree and our Hummel nativity on the credenza in the living room. I hope you saw it. Wishing you a truly BLESSED Christmas. XO, Pinky

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  22. Hi Sheila! I have enjoyed getting to know you and your sweet family this past year. You are a true dear to this blogging community and your kind sweet words are always inspiring and meant a lot to me. I love your nativity sets they are beautiful.

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  23. So many beautiful nativity sets, but I was especially drawn to the one by Fontanini, it's lovely and elegant. Merry Christmas and God bless.

    Leslie

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  24. Your nativity set are all lovely!

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful post at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

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  25. Beautiful Post and Beautiful collection of Nativities! And I absolutely LOVE that song! One of my favorites!

    Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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  26. I adore all your nativities! What treasures you have. I wish everyone would remember "The Reason for the Season"!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  27. Beautiful, Shelia! Wishing a very merry Christmas and the happiest of holiday seasons to you and yours!...hugs...Debbie

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  28. You have a beautiful collection, Shelia!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  29. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, Chloe Dawn and your family!
    Your collection is beautiful!-------- Shannon

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  30. Merry Christmas Shelia...
    Your post is lovely and yes we need to keep in mind the true meaning of Christmas..
    Your nativity scenes are lovely...thank you for the tour.
    Have a wonderful Christmas..enjoy..
    Judi
    xo

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  31. Shelia, all of them are beautiful and each so special in its own way. laurie

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  32. I loved seeing your nativity sets. My husband told me the other day that I have 14. Each one reminds me of the "reason."

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