Matthew 2 recounts the story of the Wise Men on their journey to follow the star and visit Jesus. Their travels led them to Jesus’ feet, where they presented him with three very special gifts. As Matthew 2:11 says, “And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.”1
Like the Wise Men, we also celebrate Jesus’ birth by giving gifts to each other. Of course, the greatest gift of Christmas is the one Jesus Himself gave us by coming to earth to live, die and be resurrected for our sins. But we honor Him when we share with others the blessings He’s given to us. This can take the form of a physical present or can even be the gift of time to loved ones.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift this Christmas, check out my shop page for beautiful handmade clay Nativity scenes. Each Nativity is hand-crafted with love and is available in several skin tones. I also have ornaments for sale to hang on your Christmas tree.
But that’s not all! As mentioned in an earlier post, I’m now offering a DIY (Do It Yourself) Baby Jesus Christmas Ornament Kit for sale. This ornament kit is only $7.95 and you can buy it right here on my website or at the Fall Artisan Festival at University United Methodist Church this Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
These DIY ornament kits are perfect for sharing the Christmas story with your children or grandchildren. As you work with the children to form the clay pieces, tell them about how Jesus came from heaven to earth to save us from our sins. Then, place the swaddled “baby” on the clay straw and manger and explain how Jesus is the King, but He chose to live a humble life and was placed in a manger (where animals feed from) after he was born. Taking the time to create a special ornament together will mean so much to them…and will be something for them to treasure later when they hang it on their tree each year.
I hope you enjoy these kits and take a few moments to look around my site! Check out my video below to see how to make the ornament after purchasing it.
Source: (1) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+2&version=ESV