Martin & Zelda Capehart Genealogy Website
A stocking for their 4 grandchildren who lived near them hung on their dining room fireplace mantel.  A ceramic church, snowman couple, a ceramic tree and angels adorned the mantel.
"Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."  Matthew 1:22-23

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."  Isaiah 9:6
Martin & Zelda Capehart Genealogy Website
Martin & Zelda moved to their rural home near Springtown, AR in March of 1994.  The pictures on this page are typical of how they observed Christmas during the years before Martin's death.  Martin's last Christmas with his family was December of 2009.  He passed away on March 31, 2010. 
Standing in front of their living room fireplace
An angel adorned the top
of their Christmas tree.
A stocking for each of their 11 great grandchildren hung on their living room fireplace.  A figurine of Mary, Joseph & baby Jesus are on the left, a ceramic tree is in the middle and a toy store is on the right on fireplace mantel.
Christmas lights -- 2004
Christmas lights reflected in spring fed channel in front of their house.
"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign unto you ; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."  Luke 2:9-12
"And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.  And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.  Luke 2:15 & 16

"..there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him....And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh."  Matthew 3:2c, 3, & 11

"And, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where they young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy."  Matthew 2:9b - 10

Background by Zelda: Christmas lights our place 2003.
~ The Angel Announced Christ's Birth ~
~ Shepherds Came With Haste to See the Baby Jesus ~
~ Wisemen Came From The East To Worship Him ~
~ A Star In The East Went Before Them  ~
~ The Prophet Isaiah Foretold Christ's Birth ~
This nativity scene made by Zelda's sister, sat in their dining room window. Their son, Joel, created the star that appears above it every Christmas eve, a family tradition that continues.
The figurine on their living room fireplace mantel.
This angel given to them by Zelda's sister sat on their buffet hutch.
This stable was made by Martin's father and sat on their buffet hutch.
This nativity scene was made by Zelda's sister and sat on their living room stereo.
~~ The Shepherd Made Known Abroad What They Had Seen & Heard ~~

"And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds."  Luke 2:17 & 18

"Go, tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and everywhere; Go, tell it on the mountain That Jesus Christ is born." 
This church, snowman and snowwoman were made by Zelda's sister and sat on their dining room fireplace mantel.
Creations by Zelda
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