I am a girl who LOVES traditions.
And in our family we have many- especially at Christmas time.
One of my favorite involves our nativity scene.
As we decorate for Christmas I put out the entire nativity scene-
except for baby Jesus.
We leave His manger empty- until Christmas morning.
Until that time we work to create a soft bed for him.
To do so, each day we try to do kind deeds for others-
above and beyond the normal.
For each of those kind deeds we do,
we get to place one piece of straw in the manger for baby Jesus.
This tradition is a great way to remind us to think of others
as better than ourselves during this super busy
and sometimes hectic holiday season.