Nativity sets are one of those Christmas decorations that can be passed down through the generations. There are several different types of Christmas nativity scenes, each with different characters and animals as well as different looks like old-world European nativity sets, contemporary nativity sets, etc. We’ve put together a few of our favorite nativity Christmas decorations to help you build a Christmas nativity scene that you and your family can love year after year.
If you already have a Christmas nativity scene that has been passed down to you from a family member, you can always add to it by placing some additional nativity scene decor.
Christmas nativity crafts are such wonderful activities to do with kids. Your kids can learn about the meaning of Christmas. Plus, they get to paint. Some materials you need to create this Christmas Nativity Scene include paint, a clothespin, hot glue, and planter dishes.
Just as many families take treasured decorations—wreaths, ornaments, and nativity scenes—out of storage each holiday season, Slate reaches into its archives to share some of our favorite old pieces. Last year, L.V. Anderson explained the origins of the Christmas nativity scene. The original article is below.