Tuesday, December 4, 2012

12 Days Nativity

I originally posted this idea, but since have changed a lot! This is the story:

My mother-in-law introduced me to doing the 12 Days of Christmas a completely new way. Purchase a nativity with 12 pieces or one in which you can add to (like a crèche or a star). Every night for 12 nights place a piece in a basket outside the door, or you can give them all together with instructions to open one a night. We found these chocolate molds and we make chocolate nativities. It's a lot cheaper than buying a big nativity each year and we can do more than one family. Other ideas may be doing ornaments with each of the pieces.

If you want to give baby Jesus on Christmas day, start on Dec. 14. If you want to give baby Jesus on Christmas eve, start on Dec. 13.

Here are the pictures to give with each piece. Each has a little poem with it. There are more than 12 here, so pick the ones that match your nativity. I would love to hear how you are using these! Right-click on each picture to save to your computer. Click on the 4Shared link to download from there.
Credit: "Believe" kit by Summertime Designs. Elements by me!

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13 comments:

  1. This is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Very lovely and such a great idea. One suggestion though, myrrh is misspelled.

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  3. I'm so excited to do this. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  4. I have been planning on doing this for a few weeks now. Imagine my surprise to find new handouts to use. Thank you! So very cute.

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  5. Frankincense is misspelled, I believe.

    But, oh, how I love this!

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  6. How many bags of Wilton candy melts are needed to make the entire set?

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  7. I have the same question as above! I haven't made chocolate molds before, any tips, and how much chocolate for an entire set? Thank you for the amazing idea!

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  8. I usually plan on two bags per set. That way, if I mess up, it isn't a big deal. Just melt the chocolates and pour into the molds. Tap a few times to let the chocolate settle so there are no air bubbles. It's okay if the chocolate overlaps the mold. When cool (I like to cool in the refrigerator) just break the excess chocolate away. I'm not an expert chocolate maker, but it is fairly easy.

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

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  10. Thank You!!! Doing this year with my sons.

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  11. This is one of the most well done versions I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. We Have a young family in our ward whos dad has stage 4 liver Cancer. I have been looking for something to do as a Ward to make this Christmas special for them. I am compassionate service coordinator. This is a good idea. Thank you. Wendi

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  13. What a wonderful idea!! Thank you for sharing!

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