Thursday, December 22, 2022

Review of Nativity Scenes

Nativity Scene within a Cross

 Nativity sets and scenes are a wonderful part of my Christmas decorating.  They point us to the true meaning of Christmas.  I think they are a wonderful item to pass down to future generations.  In my house I have several nativity sets: one from my grandparents, one that my mother made and another that my daughter purchased on a trip to Bethlehem.  I also have a nativity scene within a cross that I believe is a wonderful reminder of the purpose of Christmas. It shows the Jesus is the reason for the celebration. That cross is depicted in the beginning photo of this article.

Nativity Cross on Amazon

I found a nativity cross similar to mine on Amazon.  I think it would be a great gift for grandchildren.

Nativity Sets Passed Down to Me

My Grandparents Nativity Set


The photo above depicts the nativity set that was my grandparents.  They would have it under their tree each Christmas. When they passed away it was given to me, the oldest grandchild. 
Mom's Nativity Set
This is a nativity set that my mother made in ceramics class.  She displayed it in her house each year and when she died, I got it.  It now is on my fireplace mantle each Christmas.  It is very special to me since Mom made it.

Right above my fireplace mantle is a window with a shelf, on it I display angel figurines that have been given to me over the years.  I think they make a good addition to the nativity display with the angels all above the manager scene.  


My Bethlehem Nativity Scene

When my daughter was 10 years old my parents took her on a trip to the Holy Land.  When they were in Bethlehem, she bought us a nativity scene. It is very special to us and we display it each year.  


Nativity Sets on Amazon

If you are looking for a special gift for a grandchild or godchild or a special person in your life, you may want to consider a nativity set.  Here are a couple I found on Amazon that I thought would make great gifts.

The set above was made in Bethlehem from Olive wood.  It is a modestly priced set that is still very nice.  There are many other sets from Bethlehem that are listed on Amazon in a variety of sizes and price ranges.




The set above is a beautiful traditional set that comes with a stable and 10 figurines.  It is just one of the many to choose from on Amazon.

May you and your Family have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!



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6 comments:

  1. Nativity Scenes are always a special part of Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing yours, Mary Beth, and love the stories behind how you acquired each set. That makes them even more special. Christmas blessings to you and yours.

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  2. Beautiful Mary Beth! Each one of your sets is lovely and so special for so many reasons. I love our Christmas Nativity set as well. So many memories have been made within this time of year and many more still to be made. Merry Christmas to you and your whole family!

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  3. Mary Beth, what a beautiful and meaningful collection of nativity sets you have acquired over the years! It’s easy to see why you cherish each of them.

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  4. There is nothing more beautiful, or more appropriate, than a nativity scene. It is especially important to display during Christmas so we don't get so wrapped up in gifts and celebrating that we forget the birth of our precious Savior. As you said, it is the real reason for the season. Your Nativity scenes are are beautiful, just as the memories associated with each set. Merry Christmas, Mary Beth! May you and your family be blessed during the holiday season and in 2023!

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  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and very special nativity scenes. I can see that you treasure them along with the memories and what a wonderful thing to be able to pass down the generations. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Happy Christmas!

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  6. What a beautiful collection of nativity sets. I love that yours have been given to you or passed down to you by special family members. Merry Christmas Mary Beth!

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