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Our Nativity Set

I’ve been trying to take a few pictures of our decorations and tree, and some of my favorite ornaments and things, to post here. I wanted to make a separate entry about our nativity set, since it has such special meaning for us.

Here it is, it’s not very big, but we love it:
Our Nativity Set

This nativity has a very special meaning for us – my husband’s mother brought it back for us from Bethlehem. She went on a tour of the Holy Land, which has always been her lifelong dream, several years ago. Thankfully, it was before 9/11 because I don’t think any of us would let her go now. 🙂 She loved it, and brought back several nativities, including this one for us. It is all hand made, out of olive wood, and the designer even wrote Bethlehem on the side of the stable roof:
Bethlehem inscribed

We love nativities, and love what they represent. I would love to have this one by Willow Tree/Demdaco, but I don’t think I would ever want to spend that kind of money on it. 🙂 I would also like to get a larger ceramic one, with some color, but I simply don’t have room to display anything else! I do love my little nativity though, and put it out every year.

Merry Christmas!

  1. Debi Said,

    I love nativities too and actually started collecting them until I realized I really don’t have room for them. I have a few in storage right now. One was made in Bangladesh and my parents had it brought back for me. That one has special meaning for me. Someday I hope I have a place to display it (no room now).

  2. mamichelle Said,

    Stacy, that is BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Have a great day!

  3. Stacy Said,

    I love that! So elegant and heart-warming.

    I have my mini-Precious Moments nativity out and I’m loving it! I also have a Thomas Kinade nativity that Jeff’s grandparents bought us for several years. I love it, but I don’t have a big enough display space to put it this year. It’s huge!

  4. rach Said,

    That’s a beautiful nativity set. I like wood carvings because it requires dedication and good skills to create one.

    We have two small nativity sets at home given to us by my parents. We’ve grown fond of both sets.

  5. Gail Said,

    Nice! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen this, have I?
    I really like mine too…..love the one in your link! You and I will both have to get one when we find it on sale! So be on the lookout.

  6. Southern Girl Said,

    Ooo, that is so beautiful! We love nativity sets at our house, too — there are five or six of them scattered around during the Christmas season.

  7. Cam Said,

    What a gorgeous nativity! Olive wood is so beautiful. I can imagine how special it is to you.

  8. Claire Said,

    This is so neat! I love it!

  9. Laura Said,

    That is so awesome!! I really really want the Willow Tree one, too. I haven’t found a pretty one that I like. So right now I am settling for the Veggietales one. 😉

  10. Barb Said,

    It’s beautiful, Stace. It really is gorgeous and I can’t believe you have a nativity from Bethlehem. I DO have the Willow Tree nativity, the entire set. It was a gift from my husband two years ago and I love it so much, I leave it on display in my living room year round. I could never ever pack it away. I know how lucky I am to have it. But you’re awfully lucky to have this one. It’s very special.

    (I just left this comment on your bath time post. Sigh. So I copied and brought it back over here where I meant to put it in the first place. I should just go take a nap.)

  11. Susie Said,

    That is a very special souvenir, indeed!

    Like Stacy (vadersmom), I have a mini Precious Moments nativity set, which is sweet to me because my hubby got it for me a few years ago.

    Merry Christmas! 😀

  12. Dawn Said,

    that is an amazing Nativity set. i love the story behind it & where it came from. that is truly a treasure.

  13. Angie Said,

    Oh, I love the nativity set – how many people can say they have one from bethleham! Thanks for sharing it with us. Sounds like you had a great Christmas and wishing you a very happy new year!

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