Wednesday, December 08, 2010
I have a couple nativity sets though neither is particularly full of sentimental value to me. I can't remember where I got the first one but it's the teeniest, tiniest, bite-sized nativity you've ever seen, with baby Jesus being about the size of a pea--a split pea that is.
The other I got at Walmart for about $9.95 because I figured I really ought to have a nativity set and as I didn't really like any of the sets I saw in the stores, one was as good as another so I went for cheapest. Ten years later it's still not fancy or pretty but it's what we've got.
Now maybe if I'd seen one of these (and had plenty of money) it would be a different story.
This faux-origami porcelain nativity from Gumps is really quite the thing, isn't it?
If you have small children and want to have the pieces last until the next year you may want this wooden block nativity. While it's not fancy I kind of like the simplicity. The nativity story dice also listed on the site is quite a nice idea.
Then there is this wooden triptych nativity.
And a stone nativity carved in Kenya.
I particularly like this wooden nesting set
and this Peruvian clay set with it's modern-yet-traditional look.