Friday, December 11, 2009

little Santa and the nativity

Today we went over to my mom and dad's house to try for Christmas card photos again. My parents' tree is right next to a big bay window, and I thought I might be able to get some good natural lighting. The timing wasn't right and the sun was too high, so there wasn't good lighting by the tree. Fortunately, little Santa found plenty of things to play with.

Santa's little stinker 1

Santa's little stinker 2

My Great Grandmother made this nativity for my family when I was really little. I remember playing a lot with it. The hands and faces of the people are made of felt, and we stretched out a lot of the hands by having the people carry around baby Jesus. The camel's legs don't want to stand up very well, the palm tree's can't hold the weight of the leaves, the shepherds have lost their crooks, and the pipe cleaners of the star are bent out of shape, but this nativity wouldn't be quite so special if we hadn't played so much with it. Grandma is surely looking down upon us from heaven, and I'll bet she's tickled that little hands with cookie crumbs have a hold of baby Jesus.

nativity 1

nativity 2


  1. What a cute little Santa you have! And how neat to still have that nativity, and I'm with you - I'd bet she is absolutely looking down upon you with a great big smile radiating from ear to ear!

  2. What a sweet story. There isn't a better nativity scene than the one great grandma made for you.

    ...and what a sweet little Santa outfit.


  3. Your little sweetie in that outfit is just tooo cute!! Love it! What a very special nativity set - I am sure its creator is very happy to see it loved by your little angel :-)


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