…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Monday, December 13, 2010

FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN - (Christmas Decorating – Part 2)

Remembering or re-creating the Nativity is one of the ways that we celebrate Christmas.   Christmas Nativity Scenes are a replica of the birth site of Jesus and are an essential part of the Christmas celebration all around the world.  Christmas nativity crèches originated in Europe. Many of the Christmas crèches made today are modeled after elaborate German crèches dating back to the seventeenth century. Also the Italian presepio, which used small carved nativity scene figures in the eighteenth century are used as models today.  In America the nativity scenes are known as a creche, a word meaning “manger“ or “crib“ in French.  The creche usually depicts the entire Christmas scene: the manger, angel, star, shepherds, kings, and of course the Holy Family. 
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For unto us a Child is born,
      Unto us a Son is given;
      And the government will be upon His shoulder.
      And His name will be called
      Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
      Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    Isaiah 9:6

Christmas Blessings,


cottageprims said...

Oh Sue~ The lighted nativity is beautiful.I remember we had one like that when I was a child.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Beautiful Post & love the displays!
thanks for sharing

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Beautiful message Sue, thank you for sharing. Love all your nativity sets. I keep my small 3 piece set out year around as a constant reminder. It is featured in my "Love Is The Thread That binds" post.
Prim Blessings

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

Oh wow Sue! Look at all those wonderful Nativities! Beautiful!

Carmen and the Primcats

PrimWyoGirl said...

Love all your nativity sets Sue! I have one my mother made in ceramics that is glazed white with an old rustic manger. I was just thinking last night of a good spot to put it. Thanks for sharing all of yours!

bettyj said...

Sue I truly enjoyed your Nativities. I love them too. Your primitive one is so neat. Hopefully more and more we will reflect on that blessed night as Christmas joys fill our hearts.

Carol said...

I love the nativity scene and don't have one, but want to get one. It is a true part of Christmas. Thanks for sharing yours Sue:)
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

A Primitive Homestead said...

Wonderful photos! It would not be Christmas without a nativity scene. I keep mine out all year round. Merry Christmas & Blessings

mrssmith07 said... have some really nice nativity sets!!
They each have their own personalities!! So cute and you display them oh so well!!