Merry Christmas all, I can't believe I am posting on Christmas, but here I am sharing our Christmas Eve.
Here is our table set with wood plates and goblets, as well as a couple of pottery pitchers.
We have been having a Bethlehem dinner on Christmas Eve for more than 30 years ... Its hard to believe I know. We 'pretend' that we are having dinner at the Inn, dressed as characters of the nativity story. We eat foods we read about in the Bible; olives, grapes, nuts, cheese, crusty bread, fatted calf and grape juice (which we refer to has 'new' wine.) We tear our bread and dip it in olive oil, we eat our meat and cheese with our fingers. We eat by candle light.
I once told my kids that since they were all grown up, we were going to quit having Bethlehem dinner. They disagreed, and here we are still doing it, even though my baby is now 22.
Meet the three wise people from the east.
To the left is a lone shepard boy.
Here is a lovely shepherdess talking to Joseph. We always conclude the evening by reading the story of the nativity as found in Luke.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Eve, and that you are now having a wonderful Christmas Day.