The Nativity

Gran Fran's brother, Uncle (yes he has a name, but we just call him Uncle, okay?) painted these ornaments over 40 years ago. They've been featured on the tree all that time. I helped Gran Fran decorate her tree this year for the first time in almost 20 years. It was great to see these guys in person again. The wood is a soft balsa-wood type that's so light it seems too fragile to have held up over this many years.

I especially love how Uncle painted Mary and Jesus. It's so sweet.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas. Celebrate the old-time traditions, create some new ones and enjoy yourselves with friends and family.