Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Buon Natale via Italia

Buon Natale friends and family!!!! It's Christmas Eve and we are just getting home from seeing the local churches and how they decorate for Christmas. We were thinking about going to a Midnight Mass, but we are all getting older and more tired. I don't know how these people do it. I don't know if we were allowed to take pictures inside the churches but we did. There are Nativity scenes set up through out churches. We went to three of the local churches, one here in Aviano, one in Marsure, and the "Chrome Dome" on the mountain. The church in Aviano had the most Nativities so we got more pictures. The church in Marsure had mainly Nativities that we made by children at the local elementary school. The "Chrome Dome" was packed with a Catholic Mass so we decided not to venture in. I don't understand one thing aobut the Nativity scenes though...why are all the Baby Jesus' covered up? The picture on the far left is by far my favorite nativity because is has several moving pieces. You can't see it in the picture but it is amazing!! The 'village' is put together piece by piece. We saw them last year and wanted to buy one because they are so unique to Italy...I've NEVER seen them any where else. But once we saw the price of them (3000 to 10000 Euro) we decided not too. Maybe one day we will be able to build our own. We have found a place that sells the pieces seperately so that you can build your own. The last picture is our own humble Nativity that we put up every year.
This year isn't much because we miss being with our family. We want all to know how much we love them and miss them. We have made new friends since we have moved here and consider them family. We love you all!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS from the HOLLOWAY family. Christmas Card Lips 2 Hugs And Kisses Sign I Love You

1 comment:

The Christensen Family said...

That sounds very interesting to visit differnt types of churches and see all the nativity sets. I am sure it was fun.