JOLLY DAY 11: THE REASON

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Let’s face it. As commercial as Christmas has become, it’s easy to lose sight of the real Reason for the Season. Along those lines I thought it’d be nice to share some fun ideas for keeping Christ in Christmas by incorporating nativities into your holiday decor.

While tabletop and bookcase nativities abound, why not look for other ways to display your nativity this year. Better yet create your own with some of these clever ideas.

Why not display elements of your nativity under glass domes or cloches? If you have a full nativity with shepherds, wise men and such… use multiple cloches of differing sizes.

cloche

Or better yet, for large scale nativity characters, look for unique opportunities to nestle them into your decor. I love this idea for using rustic crates and lights to create and illuminate this clever side table.

crates

If space is an issue, cutouts provide several options for displaying your nativity. If you can draw, great! If not, download images from the internet. Trace the images onto black vinyl from your local craft store, then apply the vinyl to glass jars or vases.

vinyl cut outs

Or print the images from your computer and frame them together in matching frames:

frames

Or finally… trace the silhouetted images onto wooden blocks. Attach a hook. And line them along your mantel to create a uniquely different nativity scene.

nativity stocking holders

So, if your family celebrates in the Christian tradition, keep Christ in Christmas by incorporating images of His birth into your holiday decor. And, it goes without saying, these same ideas would work great with icons from Hanukkah or Kwanzaa celebrations as well.

Regardless of your tradition, have a wonderful holiday from Decor Designs, Inc.

(All pics are courtesy of Pinterest.com)

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