Thursday, December 1, 2016

Baby Jesus Kindness Christmas Tradition

I am a girl who so LOVES traditions!  
And in our family we have many- especially at Christmas time. 
One of my absolute favorite traditions that we did for many 
years while Madison was growing up involved our nativity scene. 

As we decorated for Christmas I put out the entire nativity scene-
 except for baby Jesus. 

We left His manger empty- until Christmas morning. 
Until that time we had WORK to create a soft bed for him. 

How did we make a soft bed for him? 
Each day we tried to do as many kind deeds for others- 
above and beyond the normal. 

For each of those kind deeds we did, 
we got to place one piece of straw in the manger for baby Jesus.  
It was such a great reminder to all of us (Tony & I included)
to stop and truly think of others during the busy holiday season. 

Each night at dinner we would share our kind acts and get straw 
to add to the manger for baby Jesus. Our goal was to have a super soft, cozy bed
 for him by Christmas morning- built by our kindness to others.