Friday, December 26, 2008

A Holiday Tradition




For nearly 10 years now on Christmas day or Christmas eve I have kept a tradition with my family, what is this tradition I speak of? Well we sculpt the manger scene! Each member of the family gets a little bag of clay with a piece of paper in. The paper has a person or animal from the manger scene written on it. We get 15 to 20 minuets to sculpt our clay, when we are done we read the Christmas story. As each persons figure is read or referred to we place it in the manger.








It is a lot of fun and a great way to incorporate the true reason for the season :)

6 comments:

<3`e said...

OH! It is so cute! And a very nice tradition!
I love the lamb most of all!

Richard Andrew: said...

I love this idea. Very heart-felt and contains a meaningful purpose of Christmas

Angela said...

Thats awesome! Which is yours?!?

Messiah's Muggles said...

What a fun, engaging tradition!
Hey, just wanted to let you know that we posted a blog about your blog (how roundabout), so if you want to check it out, here you go:
http://messiahsmuggles.blogspot.com/2008/12/frak-brotha-holla.html

Kel said...

That is a really cool creative and unique way to celebrate Christmas! I'm going to try that with my kids next year!

Kenfield said...

Do you guys keep all the figures from the past years?