We also put out our nativity scene, minus a few characters (baby Jesus and the wise men). In all the excitement Joseph lost his staff but a little glue did the trick. As the weeks go by we’ll move Joseph and Mary closer to the manger. Baby Jesus will appear on Christmas day and the wise men won’t come until after Christmas, after which they will journey to the manger and arrive on the Feast of the Epiphany which is celebrated on January 6th.
I took out our Christmas books and borrowed a few more from the library. If you are looking for Advent and Christmas book inspirations check out Jessica’s link up over at Shower of Roses. There are so many beautiful books out there. I’ll share of few of my favorites soon.