I have become an inadvertent collector of nativities. It started innocently enough with a collection I had on purpose- Precious Moments. My parents gave me the Precious Moments Nativity before I was even married! I love the innocence of their faces. I have the wise men too, but right now I don't have any room to display them.
For a long time that was the only nativity I had, but Slowly I found myself being drawn to other representations of the Holy Family. This one I found at a craft store. I love the lines of this piece, and the simplicity of the figure.
This was my second Nativity. I found it on clearance at a Mikasa outlet when I lived in California. I really love how Mary is completely enamored with the baby Jesus.
I recieved this one for Christmas from my parents a couple years ago. Again, the figures are simple and clean, but the power of the message speaks volumes to me- so graceful!
This set is a hand-me down from my mom. She moved into a much smaller home and simply didn't have the room to display all the decorations she had. I was delighted to add another nativity to my now legitimate collection! This one is on the small end table because my almost two year old has long arms and curosity to spare- and these figures are plastic. I'm hoping they'll hold up.
I also have the fisher price nativity for the kids in the family room. My littlest one loves to carry around the baby Jesus. I'm hoping we don't lose him this year!
I'm glad Char over at Crap I've Made decided to host a nativity linky party- this has been fun to document these special treasures of mine!