The two types of nativity ornaments in the collection are defined in the post, "What the Collection Includes,": a. creche ornaments -These are small nativity scenes meant to be hung on a tree as ornaments. Example:
b. creche figure ornaments - These are individual figures meant to be put on a tree as ornaments.Example:
The two nativity trees I have set up each uses one type of nativity ornament as defined above. The first one I’ll call "Bethlehem Vignettes" – creche ornaments (depicting aspects of the nativity story)
As mentioned above, this tree was presented in the post for Nov. 20, 2008:
This particular tree is 6 ½ feet tall. I have left it in its box in the garage since I could not get it to stand straight after the first year I used it. It kept leaning and leaning. So now I must find another 6-foot tree so the creche figure ornaments can be displayed securely.
Finally, an 18" miniature tree holds miniature nativity ornaments. It was presented in the Nov. 13, 2008 post.
The theme of the nativity is wonderful when a family desires to focus on the true and most meaningful reason for the Christmas season.
If you would like a nativity theme tree for Christmas 2009, now is the time to start collecting your ornaments. Some sources are given here.
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