Christmas at Deyo House

HOLLY NOTE: It isn't about the decorations, the presents or even about a very special Christmas dinner. It IS about honoring the birth of Christ and putting first those who mean most to us.

This is my favorite Christmas decoration. I gave it to my mom nearly 30 years ago when we first moved her to Colorado. It was a 'Welcome to your new home' gift. The manger is crafted of unpolished, unsanded wood, measuring about 2 feet wide and a foot tall. Stan installed the light over baby Jesus. This nativity is rustic, with wood-carved figures, rough-hewn and beautiful. They are not polished as many Italian artisans beautifully carve, but in our minds' eye, it is more representative of what Mary and Joseph would have encountered.