Thursday, December 23, 2010

Church window decorations

Our country church needed to replace the candle holders they put in the windows at church at Christmas time. Someone had the idea that a different family at church (we have a small church family) could bring a nativity set from home and decorate the window. Then they wouldn't need to spend money to replace the candles. It was a great idea and it turned out really neat. I thought I would post photos here. I think they will continue this new tradition because it turned out so well.

The window Ewe did. The ornaments are from the Holy Land. The fake greenery was marked way down after Thanksgiving.

We have many talented woodworkers in our congregation.

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Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Oooh, fun. I actually have a couple of those! :-)

Sue said...

That is just LOVELY! We have slanted windowsills in our sanctuary, so that would not work, but it would sure be nice to include at least one nativity in the sanctuary. I have a growing collection of nativities, and very little space to display them at home. My church has a large display case (formerly the "trophy case") just outside our multipurpose room. For the past 3 or 4 years, I ave been filling it with nativities every year. Our preschool children and adult members alike have enjoyed it very much. I stop to look at it ever time I'm in the building. Your members have some wonderful sets. Thanks for sharing!

Joelle said...

What a fun tradition to start! Our church has no windows in the sanctuary, so that wouldn't work for our church :)

I have 2 olive wood ornaments from Israel also! Although I didn't buy mine when we were there. I had someone buy them for me during the Winterim trip 2 years later. Sadly, one of those ornaments broke this year :( Oh, well. Maybe Matt and I will take a trip there someday!