Johnny and I went shopping a few weeks ago to The Christmas Palace, a store containing everything Christmas. I posted about this earlier for a Pink Saturday. We just KNEW that we'd find what we "needed" inside this store.
We were looking for an outdoor nativity scene, as the one we've been using wore out; it actually broke apart last year. This beautiful set is quite elaborate, but it's for indoor use. It is enclosed in a glass display case that's had quite a few noses pressed against it--that's why it's a bit blurry.
Here's an outdoor nativity set, but it's only a little over 2 feet tall. That's too small for my taste.
This one was the correct size, but the faces look kind of spooky to me.
Here is the PERFECT set! We didn't buy it though, because it cost almost $700.00. Johnny said, "NO!"
We left empty-handed and discouraged. However, a couple of days before Thanksgiving, we went to good old Walmart and found our solution. It's 4 feet high and cost $40.00. It even lights up at night! Johnny put it in our front yard, and here it it:
Now, the hunt for Christmas is over.
PS Thank you to the people who gave me suggestions on yesterday's post. Birdwoman really left a good bit of helpful information, and I'm in debt to her.