The Ancestors were keen on Cribs. A special birth was re-created in a new setting every Christmas, and the decoration box here is littered with scratched and dented remnants of those scenes. It was kind of them to leave us with all this stuff.
It is easy to make a crib if you have a few basic things, feel free to improvise and add in your favourite items.
There has to be some kind of farm animal. Luckily we took up felting this year so we have a cow.
The felting was fun, I made this excellent Octopus. It is fine to add creatures of your choice. The Octopus is the keeper of the star. The star was a present from a friend who gave it to me for luck when I got sick a few years ago.
You must have royalty. Preferably three of them. If you only have two, add in three of something else.
Ideally, include a village scene and Father Christmas. If you have too many Santas make them wait round the back until it is time to come out.
Pop in something about God hovering over the village.
And women to watch over things, because they are best for that kind of job.
The actual crib must have a manger and something needs to sleep in that manger.
When everything is in place you can sit back and enjoy.