home for the holy days

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I’m joining Richella today for her Home for the Holy Days. It’s about keeping the focus on Christ amidst the hustle and bustle of the season. (and there has been much hustlin and bustlin around here, so it’s good to reflect on the true reason for the season.
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Here are some reminders in our home: a  simple nativity from my mom when we were first married.december 2011 058 1

My kids love the play nativity sets!November 2011 003 1
Our favorite Baby Jesus is from a vintage set made by Avon and Precious Moments like this one on Ebay. Is it the sweetest thing you’ve ever seen? Baby Jesus comes out of the manger and I try to guard him with my life! We also love the Little People nativity set and the Charlie Brown Peanuts set.december 2011 063
Front entryway table
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This is the famous Walmart statue my mom found a few years ago at Walmart for $20! She bought them out and gave them to us all as gifts..everyone thinks it’s one of those expensive ones…can’t remember the name?
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Our favorite tradition that keeps us focused on the reason for the season is our countdown to Christmas with books (but can I just tell you we are 5 days behind with that??)
You can see some other wonderful ideas over at Richella’s~
Happy Monday!


  1. Lladaro or something Iike that :)

  2. That Walmart statue is gorgeous! Looks like a Lladro.  I have a Lladro nativit

  3. Jessicabrank1/8/14, 8:08 AM

    I was just going comment on how your statue looks just like a Lladro!! Looks awesome, and I love your focus on putting Jesus in Christmas!! He is the reason for the season!!

    Merry christmas!


  4. Beautiful!  It does look like Lladró.

    I love crechès and seemed to have collected them them over the years too!

  5. I have the same "expensive" Walmart statue and I LOVE it!  I'm so glad I snatched it up a few years ago when they had them.  It's one of my favorite Christmas decorations I have.

  6. I love this! I was just talking with my husband last night about how we can incorporate more traditions in our home to keep the 'reason for the season' as the focal point. Thanks for sharing and have a very merry Christmas!


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