Merry Christmas! Well, almost. It’s been Christmas crazy over here in the First Look office as we gather gifts for you, our partners. (More on that next week – hint, hint.) We are so excited about celebrating Jesus’ birthday! And, this year it’s on Sunday! What? You did know that right? Please tell me you knew that.
As you prepare for December, you will see that we often call for you to have the Little People(R) Nativity. Isn’t it the best?
I mean. Look at that cutie pie playing with baby Jesus.
However, we realize that not all church budgets are equipped to purchase the number of Little People Nativity Sets that you would like to have. So, we’re giving you a Christmas present a little early.
We’re giving you the files so that you can MAKE YOUR OWN NATIVITY sets! That’s right! If you go to the December download page on the matrix, you will now find a bar that says CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Click that, and you’ll find a PDF entitled “DIY Manger Scene.” That’s it! Download that, print it, and you will have these wonderful pictures so that you can make your own Nativity Set.
If you want to make the one from wooden blocks, you will need to go to your hardware store and purchase some untreated 2x4s. You’ll want them cut into theses lengths. (Yes, they’ll do that for you at the store.):