Around The World Nativities 2022 – Day Twenty-Eight

by Merry Stahel   This Nativity is from Italy, and is the one that started my collection. In 1978, my beloved mother-in-law, Alma, bought it for us as a Christmas present for our first Christmas together. When the girls were little, they were fascinated by the...

Around The World Nativities 2022- Day Twenty-Seven

by Merry Stahel This Nativity was bought in Mexico by my daughter during her travels through the country. Since camels are not native to Mexico, the creator used a different animal that is well-known throughout the region – Llamas. And the shepherds are girls,...

Around The World Nativities 2022 – Day Twenty-Six

By Merry Stahel This tealight candle Nativity was made by my daughter, Jennifer, when she took a pottery class in junior high school. She was upset that the clay slumped during firing. She made it for me as a gift and planned to throw it out and start over…but I...

Around The World Nativities 2022 – Day Twenty-Five

By Merry Stahel   My husband bought this beautiful Gothic music box Nativity for me a few years back. It plays Oh, Holy Night (my favorite Christmas carol). The song is Oh, Holy Night sung by the a cappella group, Home Free...

Around The World Nativities 2022 – Day Twenty-Four

By Merry Stahel Here's the church, here's the steeple…this little Nativity is  about 3 inches high.  The church lifts off and the Holy Family is depicted underneath. Part of the stand was broken in a move, and later by our dog, Ember, but I...

Pinecones and Hollyberries by Clare Revell

Today we welcome Clare Revell, whose latest story, Pinecones and Hollyberries is part of the 2022 Christmas Extravaganza. Welcome, Clare. How did you come up with your title? I was flicking through my files and realised I didn’t have a book starting with a...

Around The World Nativities 2022 – Day Twenty-Three

By Merry Stahel This is a gourd Nativity from Ecuador. It is dried and then the craftsman does light carvings on the sides. The figures are carved and then wrapped in woven fabric. My daughter got it for me on one of her visits to that country.  The song is Joy...

Around The World Nativities 2022 – Day Twenty-Two

By Merry Stahel This Nativity is from Ecuador. It is carved from the tegua nut, and then sealed. The stable is made from the bark of the same tree. My daughter bought it for me when she was visiting Latin America. It stays out all year in the guest room. The song: It...

Around The World Nativities 2022 – Day Twenty One

By Merry Stahel   This little stone carved Nativity is from the Huamangan region of Peru. It is only about 1 inch tall. The characters are carved separately and glued into the stable. The song is Go Tell It On The Mountain sung by Chief Musician Casey Campbell...

Around The World Nativities 2022- Day Twenty

by Merry Stahel   This Nativity is by a famous artist in her home country, Anne Beate, from Denmark. My daughter picked this one up in her world travels. The song is What Child Is This sung by Sissel Kyrkjebo from Norway (I tried to find a Christmas song from...

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