Do you have the decorations up yet?

Our tree is down from the loft but is yet to be done, and between dashing here and there, I think our decorations may be done in phases this year. The first thing we DID do though was set out was our nativity set. Usually I let the children put the figures in, just satisfied that they all fit and that a war hasn’t broken out over who puts what where! However, this year we have decided to add the figures gradually throughout Advent, finishing on Christmas Day with the addition of baby Jesus. Having a nativity in the home is something Pope Francis urges us all to do and next Sunday (3rd Advent) we are asking that you bring along your baby Jesus figure to Mass for a blessing on Bambinelli Sunday; an Italian tradition where figures are blessed then taken home to be wrapped. Then on Christmas morning, Jesus is the first gift we receive!