If you haven’t see my post telling the world that we won’t do Elf on a Shelf, here’s the 7 reasons why we don’t do it. I know, mean mom! ;)
But I decided to do a little play on that idea and put my Nativity set on a shelf this year. I brought in a clipboard (see our Christmas clipboards here) with a little bit of black and gold Sharpie action (inspired by this beautiful artwork by Lindsay Letters). The angel is hanging on a nail in the wall.
Normally I’ll put our set down where the kids can play with it, but this year we have Adam. And I’m sorry future Adam who may be reading this, but you are crazy. But it’s okay, little boys should be crazy. So I embraced it, put it up high, and brought out the Little People set for them to play with instead. Wise men, you can thank me for saving your heads.
Here are some other up high places you can put your set:
-on a shelf
-on top of an entertainment center
-on top of the fridge
-on a bookshelf
-on top of a hutch
or just put your set on the floor.
Unless you have a super expensive precious hand-me-down, there’s nothing that hot glue can’t fix. And if it is broken beyond repair? Buy one after Christmas on clearance. :) I found this one four years ago at Goodwill for 25 cents a piece thanks to an after Christmas 75% off sale.
Here’s that shot of our tree I shared already, lighting up the set.
Where do you display your Nativity set?