This nativity creche is lit by inserting a bulb on your Christmas tree through a hole in the bottom panel, highlighting the three-dimensional construction of the balsam wood scene.
Christmas is only 141 days away! (That’s 21 Saturdays, if you’re counting.) We can tell it’s getting closer here at Christmas Place – all sorts of lovely new Christmas decorations are arriving daily – it’s our favorite time of summer. Today, a sampling of the many [nativities and Holy Family pieces] available – you’ll find one to compliment almost every decor theme and style.
Olive wood from Israel is used in the construction of this popular collection of hand-crafted creches and ornaments from Bethlehem. This is one of the largest olive wood scenes; they are also available in smaller sizes, and as ornaments to hang on your tree.
Our talented floral design team has used a large Holy Family trio as the centerpiece of this grand arrangement.
One of our newest collections is crafted in Italy. This magnificent, bejeweled set features rich fabrics, detailed accessories and ornamentation, and delicately-painted figures. The two angels flanking the grouping are each sold separately. While the Bible story tells us that only the shepherds visited the baby Jesus in his manger, it is hard to resist depictions that include the three Wise Men, who arrived up to two years after the birth.
A more simple, natural style is found in this carved-looking collection of 12 pieces, the largest of which is 18 inches tall.
Celebrating their 40th year in business, Department 56 has just introduced an exclusive anniversary set, The Inn at Bethlehem. The four pieces will be the highlight of any collector’s display. We’ve displayed ours with [these palm trees], sold separately. The other side of the building is equally rich in detail, including the front entrance to the inn.
We also offer a large selection of Holy Family groups, such as this Foundations Holy Family figurine, standing 12 inches tall and delicately hand-painted and subtly adorned with crystals.
If your holidays are spent near the beach – or just wishing you were near a beach – consider this figurine – the Holy Family with a driftwood sensibility, highlighted by nautical ropes and sea creatures.
Neither a nativity scene nor a holy family, this show-stopping piece nevertheless highlights the theme of the season, peace among all creatures on earth. The stone and resin figure stands almost 16 inches tall.
The peace we love in the store comes early in the morning, when the sun streams through our stained glass window, lighting up the collectibles gallery in a rainbow of colors!
Where available, clicking on the photo above will take you to the specific item on our website; I’ve also linked to our Nativity group and the palm tree accessory. Items not directly linked (such as the floral arrangement) may be ordered by calling the store at 1-800-445-3396, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Janet @ The Incredible Christmas Place
P.S. We would love to see a picture of your favorite family nativity – share it on our [Facebook page].