The Nativity Scene
My family is Catholic, and our Christmas has always included prayers, thanks, and Christmas Eve masses. One of the traditions my family has is setting up the nativity scene in my grandparent’s front yard.
Every year, my cousin, brother, and I spend a day setting up our grandparents’ manger and nativity scene. Joseph, Mary, Three Wise Men, and a shepard fill the little manger we build. We wait to include baby Jesus until Christmas Eve. We have dinner that night; and when it is real late, everybody goes out and sets Baby Jesus in his bed to signify his birth and to celebrate Christmas day.
My family’s never really had a lot Christmas traditions, or traditions in general, but this is something that has always held a special place in my heart.