We went to a greenhouse nearby and bought the supplies.Had to go to the back of the building and pick out a bundle of greens and have it weighed. There on the floor, next to the counter, was the very thing that Joe and I had just talked about in the car. A cross, made out of greens...just perfect for the Nativity.We went next door and bought chicken wire. We paid for everything and then went on to a favorite restaurant for breakfast. Then on to the Church to start our project.
Joe stapled chicken wire to the roof and I stuffed the greens into the holes. It went really quickly and was simple to do. Standing back and taking a look...it was just what I had envisioned. Then Joe hung the cross behind the figures. Then we used the leftover greens to make a "bed" for the figures to stand on.
We think that the Nativity needs a star on top. That may come yet. We'll look for one, while we're out shopping. It was cold yesterday, but we didn't notice it. We were busy making our Church beautiful for Christmas. Tomorrow is a Holy Day of obligation. The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary...when people come to Church tomorrow night the Nativity will be beautiful.
We were tired, when we got home, but it was a good tired. We watched the David Foster, Andrea Bocelli Christmas special on PBS later last night. If you get a chance to see it...do. It was so beautiful...wonderful Christmas music with a pretty setting. I sat on the couch and finished the Christmas cards. All in all...it was a perfect day and we did something very "Christmassy."