Saturday, November 28, 2009

Our New German Nativity

The Christmas Markets have begun here in Deutschland & this weekend we went to our first one of the year. For two days in November, the small village of Dudeldorf has it's own little Christmas market. This particular market is known for it's beautiful handcrafted nativity scenes. There is a man there that makes the most beautiful sets by hand all year long & then sells them at the Dudeldorf Christmas Market each year. This was our 3rd time attending & we knew it was our last, so we knew we had to buy one. Trek & I absolutely fell in love with this guy. He looks like an old inn & stable & is painted so beautifully that you feel like you're really looking at the scene of Jesus' birth. And then the figurines are painted in similar colors & coated in gold paint. Together, they are just gorgeous! I'm SO glad we finally bought one! He is HUGE, but to me, there's nothing more important at Christmas time than remembering our Savior's birth; so I'm glad he can be a centerpiece in our home at Christmastime.

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