My Favorite Collection

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Tis the season! 

It's our first Christmas in our new house and while we are still not fully unpacked (I look forward to the day I can park in the garage again) we finally have completed decorating our home for Christmas. Because...priorities.

I don't "collect" a lot of things in general but most of my collections somehow revolve around Christmas decorations, ha, go figure. One of my most favorite things I collect is nativities. I love them for many reasons but the first is that I love the simple reminders placed around my home of the Christmas story and what Christmas is truly all about. The second reason I love collecting nativities is because it brings back special memories of Christmases past. I grew up with a nativity that stayed on our mantel during the Christmas season and my brother and I played with that little nativity daily for the first 10+ years of our life the entire month of December. Every year I would look forward in anticipation to my mom pulling it out of the basement and setting it up so we could resume play. I truly wanted the same for my kids which is where the story of this collection began. I think I am now up to 10 or more.  Today I thought I would give you a photo tour of my nativities throughout my home. 

My favorite is the homemade nativity my father in law gave me for Christmas a few years ago. As I mentioned above I grew up with a nativity on our mantel when we were kids and my brother and I played our little hearts out with that nativity and I wanted the same for my kids so my sweet father in law built me my own gorgeous nativity and my mother in law found vintage gorgeous nativity figures (hard plastic so they don't break) that my kids can play with...my kids love playing with it as much as I used to with my set growing up!  Below is a photo.



I also purchased a few years back (prior to having the set my FOL built) the Fisher Price nativity. My daughter who is now almost 10 months LOVES playing with this set. It is her most played with toy.  


Here are some of the other sets throughout my home including two mini sets, a set made of wood, a set made of ceramic, and more:








What is that one thing you collect and holds a special meaning to you? Do you have any Christmas decorations you collect? Please share below in the comments. 

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