I am in charge of our church/community Live Nativity each year. I absolutely love doing it. It really starts my Christmas season off right. We have about 3500 people come to enjoy the outside Nativity and then go inside our building next to the beautiful temple to listen to local musical performers and see a crèche festival with over 200 small nativities. The crowning jewel is a larger than life sized sculpture of the Holy Family that was sculpted by a famous local artist, Justin Fairbanks.Each year I have three different casts, one for each night. Here are two of our Mary and Joseph’s from this year. The bottom picture is of my son and his beautiful wife:)
I asked a few talented ladies to hep me sew costumes. Here is a picture of a few of our shepherds and our wise men.I made the angel costumes. Those sleeves were tricky, especially since I didn’t have a pattern. I like how they turned out though. Each costume is kind of a one size fits all. When they dance, the sleeves really flow and look elegant.
It has been a SWEET Christmas season for me already. It all started with going to Israel back in October. What a great year!! My life is truly blessed:)! I recognize the Hand of God so near me every day.