One of the nicest Christmas gifts I ever received was a stained glass Nativity set. My husband commissioned a stained glass artist, Jan Murphy, to make it for me. As strains of “The Little Drummer Boy,” float through our home, I remove my treasure from its special box and welcome the coming holiday. Jan, wherever you are, we still have your beautiful creation, all pieces intact, and whenever we decorate for Christmas, it is a part of our tradition.
“Long time ago in Bethlehem,” sings Harry Belafonte and another of my favorite Christmas songs begins. His voice weaves the story of “Mary’s Boy Child” from long ago. Whatever your faith or beliefs, have a wonderful holiday season.