Blogmas Day 24: The Giving Manger

Hey guys! Last week I talked about some traditions my family has, but for Blogmas day twenty-four, there’s one I want to talk about that’s really cool! It’s actually something your family can do, too! From the title of this post, you can see that this tradition is called The Giving Manger.

Some time ago, my Nana sent us all a gift. It was a little wooden manger with a baby Jesus figurine to put in it. It also came with a book that told a story about how exactly we were to use this gift. The box came with some straws of hay, and every time you do something kind to another person, you put a piece of hay in the manger. When Christmas morning comes, there’s supposed to be enough hay to keep baby Jesus comfy.

Doing things like taking over for a siblings’ chore, doing something special for them, etc. are things that would allow you to put a piece of hay into the manger. It’s a wonderful tradition, and my younger brothers are always excited for it! We work together during December to make sure all of the pieces of hay go into the manger, and that creates a habit that will ensure we’re doing nice things for people all year!

If you’re curious about this, you can buy the set here! Let me know in the comments if you’ve done this before, or if you’re thinking about getting it!

As always, God bless y’all and have a wonderful Christmas Eve!

2 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 24: The Giving Manger

  1. Nana

    Kaitlyn, it makes my heart happy to hear you all are continuing this tradition each year, which was my hope when I sent the “Giving Manger”! I love you so much and I’m very proud of the young lady you’ve become! Merry Christmas 💝

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