Missed yesterday so 2 pics today!
This is our nativity set. Made by my lovely friend who is an artist and sculptor. It was actually made as a maquette for a larger version which was for our then village church (which incidentally is still used today and spends all year under the altar, only to be revealed at Christmas!)
She gave it to my daughter (her Goddaughter) years ago and so it comes out every year. I love it because it is so simple, just the natural colour of the clay and yet so expressive. I love Joseph's expression, looking rather weary! perhaps he is wondering what lies ahead...
I also love the little shepherd boy, pointing at the baby in the crib.
It's so easy to get caught up in all the hype, presents, entertaining and pressures of Christmas, so it's good to have this as a daily reminder of why we are doing it all!