Traditions by boatpainter


One tradition we have in our house is to not put the baby Jesus in the manger until Christmas Eve. This has caused some problems a few years as I typically have to hide it so Grace won't find it and put it in the manger early. Consequently, a few years I hid it "too well" and I had quite a time finding it Christmas Eve. I need a database just to find stuff I misplace. Or better yet, maybe I should just wear my camera around my neck at all times and take a picture of where I put everything.
Lovely photo - we have exactly the same tradition! Baby Jesus is only put out on Christmas Eve.
December 10th, 2012  
I love that tradition but don't have a nativity scene where the baby Jesus is separate.
December 10th, 2012  
@lynnb I actually had to pry my Jesus out of the manger ater I bought it as he was glued in!
December 10th, 2012  
I sometimes buy gifts and hide them so well I forget I bought them. Nice tradition!
December 10th, 2012  
I want a manger scene. I grew up with a tradition like yours where Jesus did not enter the picture til MN on Christmas eve. I have not found a manger that allows for for that and I like and can afford.
December 10th, 2012  
Ok, glad to know we weren't the only family with a 'hide baby Jesus' tradition. My sister and I would try to find him and move him on each other, which made Christmas morning confusing for our parents too. Maybe it's a Wisconsin thing ... ?
December 11th, 2012  
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