I was most excited to set up the olive wood nativity scene that I got from Jerusalem. It had a place of honor right in the foyer.
|This is when I bought the nativity set in Jerusalem, from Omar's shop 9/2011.|
|(I had a really hard time getting a good picture!)|
|A few decorations-- namely our wreath, Christmas Tree, Nativity, and Advent Calendar|
The wreath was actually from our wedding, but I just added some festive ribbon to give it a holiday flair (reduce, reuse, recycle, right?). The advent calendar was a bit of an experiment. I saw a cool idea on Pinterest (of course...) about a paper-bag advent calendar, and it was super cute, so I naturally had to try it for myself. I used some leftover favor bags also from our wedding and numbered them 1-25. Then, I put a scripture in each bag to read on that day. The scriptures went through the story of Christ's birth and life from both the Bible and Book of Mormon. I then clipped the bags onto my string board with mini clothespins. It was cute, but I think it can be improved upon next year. Maybe I'll even put treats in the bags! I'm already excited...