Woolly wise men prompt display idea

Last updated 11:19 07/11/2012
Nicky and Margaret Woodhill
Emma Dangerfield
Setting the scene: Nicky, left, and Margaret Woodill are looking for other nativity scenes around the district for a pre-Christmas display

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'Tis (almost) the season to be jolly, and with that in mind, Nicky Woodill and her mother, Margaret, are getting into the spirit with an airing of their yuletide decorations.

And there is not much that says Christmas more than the nativity scene itself. So the pair decided it might be nice to find out if anyone was interested in sharing their own nativity scenes for a day or so.

It all started when Margaret's older daughter, Jenny, sent a beautifully colourful knitted set, complete with wise men, manger and even a few sheep. She lives in Perth and had as a consequence had a lot of time on her hands with which to knit, crossing the Nullarbor Plain.

"She sent that one to mum for Christmas, and then we wondered how many people had something similar," says Nicky. "Just a select few see it when it's in your home, so we thought it might be a fun idea to have a display, to start Christmas off."

The idea is to set up a display at St Peter's Anglican Church at the beginning of December for a weekend, before people set them up in their own houses.

If you have a nativity scene which you would like more people to be able to enjoy for a weekend, contact Margaret or Nicky, on 319 5480.

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- Kaikoura Star

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