Friday, December 23, 2016

Catholic Culture: Family Manger Scene

It makes a great wedding gift.  Every Catholic household is to have a nice set.  This one is from Japan, circa 1960s. 

My parents purchased this the year they were married.  I have the fondest childhood memories playing with it!  Here it is.  Still here!  Blessed be the name of the Lord.  He is merciful and we wonder at His designs.  

A child's wonder.  The magic of Christmas.  Is there a more appealing story to a child!  It involves a new baby, a mama, angels, a star, a cold night, kings, shepherds, lambs and a herd of animals.  The story warms the heart.

Continue this tradition in an age when all traditions are being despoiled!  And allow your kids to play with it.  Let them be eager to set it up and arrange the figures.  Allow the imagination to carry the story as that cold winter night comes alive.   

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