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Mary on the mantle is a Christian elf on the shelf. The idea is that we prepare our hearts to receive Jesus in the manger by loving others.

Each day Mary is moved around your house as she prepares for her new baby. Mary is busy "nesting" and doing simple, ordinary tasks. When the children find her in the morning, Mary delivers a small act of kindness that they can perform that day. The note can be tucked into the tiny tote bag that comes with the Mary doll linked in our shop.

You can read more about this idea on the Be a Heart blog linked below.

You can also buy the Mary doll through the Children's section in our Shop.

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