Has anyone else seen the Mulberry Christmas advert for 2015? If not, you can watch it here
. What you will see is a modern retelling of the Nativity Story with one
key difference. The baby, Jesus, has been replaced by a handbag!
Now, I wish I had enough money to be able to afford a Mulberry bag. Nonetheless, even I wouldn’t get a handbag confused with the birth of the Son of God. Don’t worry, though, I’m not going to moan about the commercialisation of Christmas. Instead I’m going to challenge it…
My challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to join in with #CCInstaNativity this year. Each day of Advent I will be posting a photo linked to a different part of the Nativity Story. From angels and mothers through to presents and places, I will be exploring and interpreting this well-known story through photos. And I want you all to join in.
So What Is The Challenge?
Starting on the first Sunday of Advent- 29 November this year- I will be posting a picture or photo linked to a part of the Nativity story. From the well-known Little Donkey carrying Mary through to the lesser-known Simeon and Anna, this is all about getting to grips with the birth of Christ. Each day will have a tiny bit of the story with it as we explore more about what the Bible says actually happened.
If you want to join me, your challenge is to take that day’s Nativity section and let it inspire you. Then, share a picture of how you have been inspired. From pictures of taped up mouths through to singing carols (can you guess how they link to the Nativity?), anything goes so long as you link it back to the day’s Nativity-theme.
So What Are The Rules?
Are there any rules for this challenge? Only a few so here we go…
- Be as creative as you can be with how you interpret and represent the theme, and scripture, of the day…
- …But you must stick to the theme for the day.
- Share your photo on social media, whichever one is your preferred choice. (I will be using Instagram but the choice is yours.)
- Let me see it. On Instagram and Twitter, tag me (@katy_couture). On Facebook, share it on my page.
- Most importantly, don’t forget to hashtag the photo with #CCInstaNativity.
I’m looking forward to getting to know the Nativity again this year. Will you join me?
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