Thinking back over my life, there are traditions, ornaments and decorations that stand out to me over the years. This nativity is one that my mom has been putting out as long as I can remember...and it was always one of my favorite decorations. When I was young I remember getting eye to eye with the characters inside and imagining all sorts of things. I visualized the first Christmas (yes, I used this little decoration to visual the birth of Christ) and every year I would get in the holiday spirit whenever my mom would take it out. She still displays this nativity in the bay window of her dining room and it has become the centerpiece of ALL decorations in that side of the house. Yes, I am getting contemplative lately... but its a good contemplation.