Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem1 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all [a]the inhabited earth. 2 [b]This was the first census taken while [c]Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5 in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. 6 While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a [d]manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
I hope you have had a great beginning to your Advent season, and December. My favorite time of the year! Here is my antique Christmas postcard number 4.
This is a divided back, embossed postcard that was postmarked on Dec. 23, 1909 at New York, NY going to Buffalo, New York. I love the snowy cottage vignette.
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I found a great recipe today in a link from a newsletter from Bigelow Tea for Sparkling Constant Comment Tea Punch.