The Unexpected Back to School Gift

The Unexpected Back to School Gift

A timeless symbol of the Christmas story can bring warmth and inspiration to the start of a new school year.

As summer vacation draws to a close, it's time for the excitement of back to school season. As students and teachers prepare for a new academic year, thoughts of back to school gifts often come to mind - particularly for students heading off to college.

You might be thinking: "Isn't a nativity set meant for the Christmas season?" While that's certainly true, gifting a nativity scene for back-to-school actually makes a lot of sense! 

While backpacks and gadgets are wonderful ideas, I want to introduce you to a unique and meaningful back to school gift that might not have crossed your mind - a nativity scene!

Encourage Reflection and Gratitude:

Starting a new academic year can be both exciting and stressful. A nativity set serves as a beautiful reminder of the importance of reflection and gratitude. As you look upon the serene and uplifting scene of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, it's an opportunity to appreciate the blessings and challenges that have shaped you and to be thankful for the upcoming learning journey.

Cultivate a Sense of Peace and Tranquility:

School life can get overwhelming at times with assignments, exams, and extracurricular activities. A nativity set can serve as a calming presence in your living space or dorm room, providing a sanctuary of peace amid the hustle and bustle of the academic year.

Embrace Diversity and Cultural Understanding:

Nativity sets come in various styles and designs, each representing diverse Christian cultures and traditions around the world. By gifting a nativity set, you encourage open-mindedness and foster cultural understanding.

Inspire Hope and Faith:

The nativity scene symbolizes hope and faith - two qualities that greatly support us all through our life's journey. Whenever your student feels uncertain or face challenges, reflecting upon the nativity can remind him or her to have faith during challenging times and believe in a brighter future.

Strengthen Family Bonds:

Heading back to school often means leaving the comforts of home behind. A nativity scene can act as a small piece of home that your student can take to university college, keeping your family's love and support close to their heart.

Start New Traditions:

Gifting a nativity set for back-to-school can also spark the creation of a new tradition. Each year, your student can place the nativity set in a prominent spot during their academic journey, bringing a touch of familiarity and warmth to every new school year. And of course we love the tradition of gifting a nativity piece for special occasions to help build a student's nativity tradition.

In conclusion, a nativity set is so much more than a Christmas decoration - it's a beautiful symbol of hope, faith, reflection, and gratitude. As students embark on their back-to-school adventures, let this timeless gift remind them of the values and lessons that will guide them to success. If you're pondering a thoughtful back-to-school gift, consider surprising your loved ones or yourself with a nativity set that will be cherished for years to come. Happy learning and embracing the beauty of tradition! 

Aug 5th 2023 Cynthia Snyder

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