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Possibly one of my favorite posts to research is this one, where I find awesome Nativities for those of you who love to collect them and add them to your Christmas display. I can't possible compete with some of the people I know who have literally thousands of beautiful, cute and memorable nativities. I have a few and I know that it is impractical for me to get many more and have to store them somewhere. But, I sure do love to look at them and admire the beauty of the way the beautiful story of the birth of the Savior is depicted by many artists.
Let's start with this beautiful one from Peru. It is so simple, sweet and humble. This one reminds me of one that I have, gifted to me by my daughter and SIL from Ecuador. I love it!
Since my son was a missionary in Africa, I found a couple of Nativities from that continent. I didn't find a set specifically from the Ivory Coast where he served, but the styles I'm seeing in these still remind me of the things he brought home from there.
This first one is from Uganda. I love the brightly colored fabrics!
This next one is from Machakos, East Africa and is made from banana fiber. If you look closely, you will see how intricate the work is on it.
Finding a Nativity carved from olive wood isn't very unusual, but this set is particularly beautiful. I love the natural element of the cave, which will be different for each piece, making each set unique. But, be aware that each piece of the set is priced individually!
Finally, besides Nativities, I also love Advent calendars. I posted about those this year already! So, If I have a chance to combine an Advent Calendar with a Nativity, that is real Christmas Joy! That is why I fell in love with this Nativity Advent set when I saw it!
Those are my 2023 favorites this year! I hope you see one that speaks to you.
I'm super excited about our upcoming women's group activity at church in December! We are having everyone bring their favorite Nativity so that we can have a display of them for everyone to see and admire. I think I've decided which one I will bring, or maybe two, and I can't wait to see what everyone one else shares!
Past Nativity Posts:
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!