Silent Night

My husband made this nativity scene in his wood shop from a pattern many years ago.    My photography doesn’t do it justice, but for our family, displaying this in our front yard throughout the holiday season makes Christmas so much more special.


At night, it’s so dark and peaceful at the end of our street, and the simple figures make a beautiful impact.    It just wouldn’t be Christmas without it.   From our family to yours, we wish you some silent, peaceful contemplative moments in the middle of the holiday rush.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2016 to all!     Peace.

63 thoughts on “Silent Night

  1. Okay…we have already established that you and I must be sisters, but could it be that our husbands are brothers? My husband made to wooden deer for our front yard (to go with the nativity my Dad made) and loves to do woodworking in his spare time. He made glider rockers for our deck this year. 🙂 Beautiful scene.

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  2. I have been looking forward to seeing your hubby’s nativity display, and it was worth the wait! It is the perfect depiction of Silent Night yet speaks volumes! Peace, love, and hugs to you. Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Charlie, and the same to you and the two P’s! 😀 I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I wish the photo could come close to the actual experience of seeing this from the street at night. I had to stand pretty close to get some of the detail in the figures in the photo, but it’s best appreciated at a distance. ❤

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  3. That’s so beautiful! Woodshop…like in 7th grade mandatory Woodshop for a quarter? I was lucky I got out of that class with my fingers still in place, and making a couple of okay things that are long gone now.
    What a lovely treasure he created for your family, and quite wonderful that the neighbors get to share its beauty and message too.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Laura!

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  4. Lovely Laura! It is so nice to see a nativity. Unfortunately you don’t see them too often anymore. Thank you for sharing your special one here. I am sure it is bringing people a lot of joy. Merry Christmas, and best wishes for a happy healthy new year. ~Rita

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  5. Laura it is very special, it brings memories of my dad purchasing a wonky recycled nativity scene and repainting it. which went up every year. We use to look forward to it and as we aged it became very special in all its wonkiness. I loved the fact my father took the time to make our xmas special, even though he did not have much money. Thanks for bringing back special memories. This will stay in your family for always.

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  6. How beautiful!!! I love every tiny bit in this post, the picture, your words, the wonderful work of your hubby, and your sweet, cosy looking house in the background of it! I hope you had wonderful Christmas holidays! ❤️

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