Friday, January 9, 2009

Nativity Ornament Trees

Earlier, in this post I introduced one of two nativity trees. Today I’ll share a second nativity tree.

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:

Here are closeups of the various nativity ornaments.

The second tree might be called "Figures of Bethlehem" – figure ornaments (people and animals of the nativity story)

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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  1. All of them are beautiful! You should try to get it featured on HGTV at Christmas!

  2. You KNOW that I love this post! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a beautiful and meaningful way to decorate a tree..I love it!

  4. What lovely trees and such special ornaments

  5. Carrie,

    It's unbelievable how many "nativity-related" lovelies you have!!! I enjoy looking at all of them.

  6. I love your collection and I know I'm never disappointed when I see what you've shared. Thanks again for a great post!

  7. Carrie, these are wonderful. Thanks for sharing, and there's a little award for you over at my blog!



  8. Just beautiful. You have the most wonderful collection of Nativities. Thanks for sharing.

  9. These are such sweet trees! And what a great way to display the reason for Christmas and the wonderful story of Christ's birth!

    Thanks so much for showing us these beautiful trees with a message:)

    Linda C

  10. Once, someone wrote how they had a nativity only tree. I did an inventory and realized that very few of my ornaments reflected my love for the Savior. Since then I have added one a year (trying not to get TOO crazy), I must say they are my favorite! How smart to have different trees with different themes:) I could just sit and stare at these all day:)

  11. Hello Carla,
    Great to hear from you again. You know I really wish to encourage other bloggers who love the Savior to bring more of Him into their Christmas decorating and festivities. I hope that my sharing my nativity collection will give others ideas of how to do this.