The giving manger

Looking for another way to keep the focus on Christ this Christmas? How about starting the sweet tradition of a Giving Manger? For each act of service a family member performs, he or she adds a piece of straw to baby Jesus’s manger. I remember doing this growing up and we loved laying him in a soft bed on Christmas Eve! You can make your own or find the story and cute manger with a tiny baby Jesus for $35.99. We are looking forward to starting this tradition this year…it would also make a great gift to another family! You can order your own (or two!) at

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