Without purposely doing so, it has become a little tradition of ours to go to a Live Nativity every year as part of our Christmas outings. I love live nativities and the re-enactment of the little town of Bethlehem and the night Jesus was born. It is quite endearing to see the surroundings transformed into the town of Bethlehem and people dressed up in period clothing as merchants, beggars, villagers, etc. Of course, at the time of Jesus's birth, the great census was taking place. So we as visitors all get to play the part of distant travelers who have arrived into the City of David to be "counted" for the census.
This little girl, who was part of the live nativity, looked very much the part of a local village child. It is as if she stepped right out of a Pre-Raphaelite painting.
Merry 18th Day of Christmas to You!
Sealed with a Kiss, Kirsten