The crib scene doesn’t need to come out with the decorations and nor does it need to be orthodox! You could do something imaginative with your crib scene – see if you can out-do these examples – and send us a photo. If that’s not your cup of tea, think of a way to use the crib scene over the course of Advent (and maybe beyond). We know people who have set up the empty stable at the start of December and gradually moved Mary and Joseph, shepherds & wise men around their living room as they journey towards the crib. When the various characters arrive on at the appropriate time you might want to light a candle, raise a glass, share food or a short reflection.