December 20, 2009

Our Christmas ‘Activities!

This Nativity party is near and dear to my heart.  After all, the birth of our precious Savior is the reason that we celebrate.
My oldest daughter, Alex, called them “Activity Scenes” when she was young.  So, of course, that is what we call them today!
Here are a few of our ‘Activity’ Scenes:

This Nativity is one that I made.  It is really special to me.

A tiny cloche and Nativity.

This hand painted ornament is hanging on the ceiling fan chain on our screened porch. 

This nativity and crèche is the first one that Al and I purchased after we were married.
It’s the ‘Activity that Alex would beg us to get out every Christmas.
It looks a lot like Fontanini, but it isn’t.

In the Courtyard, the Wise Men and Christ Child by candle light.

Join me for the Nativity Set Carnival. 



  1. Father, help us to be still enough to hear what the shepherds heard---the Good News that you have come to save us from our sins. Help us to feel the urgency that the shepherds felt to share the angels' message with others who do not know or understand---SALVATION IS TO ALL PEOPLE, in the Name of Jesus Christ, our Savior! Amen...The Fourth Sister

  2. Rhonda you have certainly collected some very beautiful nativities,or should I say activities! Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs with us today.

    I hope that you and your family have a very Happy Christmas and best wishes also for a wonderful 2010.

    Blessings, Natasha.

  3. Rhonda I love the nativity set you made! I would love to make a similar set for us to enjoy with our grandchildren. Would you consider a post with some instructions or a bit of explanation? I could probably wing it except for the ceramic hands and faces.

  4. Hello Dearheart...

    Ohhh...what beautiful Nativities that you have!!! Loved the little nativity under glass, my friend...and the nativity that looks like a Fontanini...soooo very beautiful! The figurines are beautifully made and I love the rich colors!!! But Rhonda, my very favorite nativity is the one that you made!!! Ohhh's magnificent!!! Mary and Joseph's clothing is really beautiful!!! Maybe some day you can share with us how you made this is one of the prettiest that I've seen!!! Thank you so much for sharing these fabulous nativities with us...what a joy!!!

    Well my friend, I'm not sure if I'll get back by before Christmas or not...wanted to send you and your family my very best wishes and blessings for the best Christmas ever!!!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  5. So beautiful! I especially love the first one with all the material clothing, just gorgeous! Your sets are full of majesty, I love that rather than the super silly ones in the stores sometimes. Thanx for sharing!

  6. I love that they are called "Activities" in your home :)

    Thanks for sharing them, they are so precious

  7. I love all your "Activities"! Especially the one you made. It is truly beautiful. I can certainly see why it is so precious to you.

  8. I love all of your sets! The baby Jesus in the first set looks like a real baby. So beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Merry Christmas!

  9. The 'activity' set you made is just wonderful Rhonda. It bring our attention back to the real reason for the season.
    I'm following you rdaughter's blog, she has the same creative gene as her mother.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

  10. Thank you for sharing your nativity sets. They are beautiful!!!

  11. Hello sweet friend!!! I want to thank you for your kind words and are a treasure!!!

    Your Nativity sets are beautiful...I love the one you made...soooo you!!! I love having them around our house too...reminding us of the real reason we celebrate!!!

    I am off to check out all of your posts I have missed!!!

    Chat with you soon!!!

  12. Very pretty. I especially like the one you made with the cloth clothes.
    Mama Bear

  13. Oh the first one is just precious. Happy Christmas.


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