Ornament #30 – Nativity {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

30 Days Christmas OrnamentsOrnament #30 – NativityNativity ornament

I love Christmas.  I love the decorating, the lights, obviously the ornaments ;-), the movies, the music, the holiday cheer, the gift giving and receiving and most of the food.  Mostly, though, I love that it’s the time when we celebrate Jesus’ birth.  When I directed the children’s program at our church, the kids performed a Christmas musical every year.  They always did a beautiful job of telling the Nativity story in a humorous and touching way and it was always a reminder to me of why we celebrate Christmas.  It was a story that we all know really well, but never tire of hearing.

I found a children’s Bible a few years ago that has become my favorite to give young kids mostly because of how it sums up Luke 1-2.  The Jesus Storybook Bible is a paraphrased and beautifully illustrated Bible perfect for kids 4-8, but it works for everyone.  I have one on my shelf.

Luke 1-2
“He’s Here!

Nativity ornamentEverything was ready.  The moment God had been waiting for was here at last!  God was coming to help his people, just as he promised in the beginning.
But how would he come?  What would he be like?  What would he do?
Mountains would have bowed down.  Seas would have roared.  Trees would have clapped their hands.  But the earth held its breath.  As silent as snow falling, he came in.  And when no one was looking, in the darkness, he came.”The Jesus Storybook Bible

So Ornament #30 had to be a Nativity Ornament.  As I’ve said, I love all things Christmas, but none of it means anything to me without the Nativity.

I followed this tutorial and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the nativity silhouette.  I opted to use wood cutout ornaments instead of the suggested paper mache and it worked out beautifully.


Question of the Day:  What has been your favorite ornament over the past 30 days?

Grace

 

 

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1)  Leave a comment on each day’s post by answering my “Question of the Day”.  The “Question of the Day” will be right above my closing.
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2)  Over the course of this blog series, you can enter a maximum of 30 times.

Tomorrow, December 1, 2014, I will have a random drawing for one (1) lucky winner.  I will contact the winner for their mailing details and will mail to anywhere in the world.

Links to {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}
Ornament #1
Ornament #2
Ornament #3
Ornament #4
Ornament #5
Ornament #6
Ornament #7
Ornament #8
Ornament #9
Ornament #10
Ornament #11
Ornament #12
Ornament #13
Ornament #14
Ornament #15
Ornament #16
Ornament #17
Ornament #18
Ornament #19
Ornament #20
Ornament #21
Ornament #22
Ornament #23
Ornament #24
Ornament #25
Ornament #26
Ornament #27
Ornament #28
Ornament #29

Mindy Shepherd Border Collie

 

 

You guys did it! You made it to the end of the 30 Days of Christmas Ornaments.  Well Done!  Now maybe mom can start decorating our tree.

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8 Responses to Ornament #30 – Nativity {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

  1. Alan says:

    The dog bone ornament…

  2. Michelle says:

    That’s a tough question… I have to go with the ribbon tree… or maybe the paper roll snow flake because I rly want to make both of those. I’m gonna go with the snow flake! Final answer.

  3. Debra L says:

    This is my favorite as it is what Christmas is all about. I also think this is very beautiful! Great job!

  4. MaryJane Lawson says:

    #30 I collect Nativity Scenes.

  5. Neil says:

    The sweater one.

  6. Cathy Powell says:

    It’s a tie, the dog house and the nativity

  7. Pam Robertson says:

    This one and the dog house

  8. Kathy Ryan says:

    Vintage Snowflake – was special to make these with my mom after seeing yours. They turned out very pretty and she feels good that she has a present to give her friends and relatives. (We made 30, but she wants to make more for the caregivers!) Thanks for sharing all your ornament ideas. I looked forward to seeing each of them and thinking about how to answer your questions. Very fun activity. Thank you!

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