Every year we set out our wooden nativity. Next to it we put a little baggie of hay, or if we are missing our bag of hay, we put out a bag or bowl of small pieces of soft yarn. During the month of December, whenever we do an act of service to someone we add a piece of hay or yarn to the baby Jesus’ bed…in hopes that on Christmas Day, He will have a soft spot to lay on His birthday from the good deeds we have done. It is a favorite tradition that we have had for many years.
This year we added another tradition, for we will continue this one for years to come. We made a paper Christmas tree and put it up on the door. Grace made a bunch of blank paper ornaments. We all had the opportunity to write on the ornaments things about the Savior. I loved reading what everyone wrote. It is one of my most favorite decorations this year! Keep on reading below to see up close some of the ornaments.
**The one you may need a little translating is the green ornament on the top row. The little girl I watch, Ashlynn, wrote that one. It reads, “Jesus helps everyone whenever sad” I love every single ornament on the tree and this will be a yearly tradition!! Thanks Gracie for making this happen!!