Day 12 and 13: friends and their camels
I love adding to the nativity. Especially beyond the standard characters. The first additions typically are a sheep, a shepherd and a king (solitary) to remind you of those parts of the birth narrative. However, the good nativities will add all three kings. This advent nativity goes one step further–adding their camels.
I would like to think its a reminder than more than one came to honor the king. Three kings came–leaving no room for doubt as three witnessed the baby and followed the star. Little subtleties, great wonder and mystery.