Violet's Godmother (who grew up in the cutest Catholic family ever) has a great tradition for kids to add Baby Jesus to the manger scene! Every year when they returned from the vigil mass on Christmas Eve, they would have a Baby Jesus Hunt! It's just like and Easter egg hunt, only you're looking for Baby Jesus. Doesn't that sound like a great Christmas tradition?! :-)
Hide all the Baby Jesus' from your creche sets before you leave for Christmas mass. When you return from mass, have your kids search until they retrieve every Baby Jesus for all of your nativity sets. Make sure that each child has at least one. (If you're at all obsessed with nativity sets like me, that should be no problem).
I am in love with this new Christmas decoration- it's my favorite of all! We have His empty manger patiently awaiting Christ front and center in front of the (fake) fireplace.
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