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It is Christmas Eve. We have finished enjoying food and sharing gifts with my side of our family, and tomorrow we will do the same with my husband’s family. But tonight I want to share one last Christmas Traditions post with you. I have saved the porch for last.
The porch was actually the first room I started decorating for Christmas this year, but it is the last I am writing about because the Nativity seems so fitting for this night.
This night – the night when God sent his Son to live among us. I like to put the nativity out on the porch because it is my small way of following the Christmas story with a symbolic “no room in the Inn.”
Today I purchased a few more pieces of the set … a shepherd, a camel, and more stable animals.
They seem to be perfect for the table on the porch.
The rest of the porch continues with red for Christmas like most of the house has.
There are boxes wrapped simply in kraft paper and tied with red ribbon atop the storage cabinet.
Another little stable animal has wandered away to the end table by the sofa.
And yes, there is a Christmas tree on the back porch, too.
It is trimmed in red berry balls, pinecones, a red berry garland, and a vine garland.
The basket over the desk is full of cuttings from one of the holly trees in the backyard.
And that is all for you on this very foggy Christmas Eve. (Rudolph is badly needed.)
Before I say goodnight, I want to thank you for the gift of your company through all my posts this Christmas season. It has been such a joy to share them with you and to read all your wonderful comments and emails. I pray that your Christmas Day is full of joy, merriment, and awe of the true gift of the season…God’s love.