Monday, December 7, 2009

Thought For December

This is an old Nativity which belonged to my precious Mother-in-law, "Miz Pearl" and I love to display it each year. As you can see the baby Jesus is missing and being Catholic we believe in keeping the babe out of the manger until Christmas Eve; symbolic of and as a reminder that during Advent and the days leading up to Christmas is a time for joyful preparation and eager anticipation for when He will return.

"When Christ entered our world, he didn't come to brighten our Decembers, but to transform our lives."~Rich Miller

Have a Wonderful week everyone and Be Safe! Mizmollye


  1. I won a beautiful nativity scene when I was working and It is beautiful. Being Catholic I had always left the infant out til Christmas Eve. This beautiful set had the baby molded into the manager, so I lay a white cloth over it til Christmas Eve. I still use the one that I can take the infant out of also. Nice story. I love your graffics.

  2. Good Morning Sweetie...
    Everthing looks so festive over here. I am loving these colors. They are just beautiful.

    My husband is Catholic, and he too, believes in leaving the Baby Jesus out until Christmas Eve. I have learned a lot about the Catholic faith in the almost 35 years we have been married.

    Thank you for sharing this morning sweetie. I so love it when you do. Have a wonderful blessed Monday. Stop by soon. I so love it when you do.

    Country hugs...Sherry

  3. I did not know that about the Catholic Navtivity! Thanks for sharing your treasured Nativity. Come on over and see Poncho Navidad...he's one of my Santas from the International Santa Collection! Feliz Navidad, MizMolly!

  4. Lovely post and great reminder of the "Reason for the Season". I'm not Catholic, but I think I am going to adopt your idea of leaving baby Jesus our of our Nativity until Christmas morning. I really like that idea! Thanks for sharing. Have a great and not-too-hectic week


  5. Lovely nativity. I have never heard of that.... keeping baby Jesus out til the day. Nice idea. Blessings!

  6. Beautiful nativity scene. I am glad that you have and continue to treasure your set.

  7. Lovely Nativity Miz M. I love all the things that go with celebrating an old fashioned Christmas and nativities are definitely one of my favorite things. I just noticed you posted about my giveaway on your blog. Thanks a bunch Miz M :)

  8. Hello Mollye, :-)

    The nativity scene. I remember displaying them when I was younger but never really thought of not displaying the baby just before CHristmas Eve. And yes, advent. Sometimes we tend to forget of what Christmas was really about and get caught up with the frenzy as to how the world perceive it. It's nice to know that you also post something for everybody to be reminded of what truly Christmas is and not get sidetracked.

    Oh it's nice to have all the traditions and practices. :-) But one has to be mindful too of what Christmas means. I think it is the most wonderful gift we received.

    I had fun reading your pink post too with the accompanying pictures. :-) It made me smile.


  9. Hi, Mollye... that's so special that you have your MIL's creche. I like to bring all the characters to the creche as they arrived. I also wait to bring the wisemen because I leave my decorations up till after the first of January. I'm Episcopalian, and we do things in a similar manner to Catholics.


    Sheila :-)


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