My Nativity Collection:
The first is the largest in size,
and only had the three figures in the set;
I found the angel in an antique shop,
which matches the muted colors
of Mary and Joseph perfectly.
This set is the smaller of the three sets I have, but
the only piece that it did not have was an angel.
I came across this light weight plastic
angel ornament playing a harp at the dollar store.
The size fits perfectly in relation to the other figures,
but is not a "stand up," so I hot glued it to the stable.
The colors are a bit brighter but are
finished with a more flat, satin coating.
The Shepherd Boy is one of my favorite pieces.
This set is my very favorite.
The colors are bright and finished in a
high gloss shiny coating.
This set had the angel, plus this
Baby Jesus is not cast into the manger;
it can be removed. Some people
do not put their Baby Jesus in the manger
until Christmas Eve night.
The Kings, camel and donkey are more intricate in detail.
Again, the Shepherd Boy has a sweet look on his face.
This very small and simple one-piece set was our very first,
bought our first married Christmas in 1981.
Most all of the "grass" is gone and it has
gathered a bit of dust, but it is special
and the meaning is still the same,
Jesus is the Reason for the Season.