Friday, November 21, 2008
The Heartwood Creek Nativity Wall Cross was created by artist Jim Shore. The caption reads "A Child is Born." It is made from stone resin giving it a hand carved look. It's one of our personal favorites
Heartwood Creek Nativity Wall Cross by Jim Shore
Our Friends at Wikipedia have the answer:
"A nativity scene may be used to describe any depiction of the Nativity of Jesus in art, but in the sense covered here, also called a crib or manger in the UK and crèche in France (meaning "crib" or "manger" in French), it means a three-dimensional commercial or folk art depiction of the birth or birthplace of Jesus, either sculpted or using two-dimensional (cut-out) figures arranged in a three-dimensional setting.
Christian nativity scenes, in two dimensions (drawings, paintings, icons, etc.) or three (sculpture or other three-dimensional crafts), usually show Jesus in a manger, Joseph and Mary in a barn, stable or cave intended to accommodate farm animals."Wikipedia: Nativity Scene
Giving your Children their very own Nativity Scene is a great way to introduce them to the miracle of Christmas. This Nativity Scene is produced by Playmobil. It can be found in most local departments stores. (We bought this one at Target.)
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The Nativity Scene is the most important Christmas Decoration. By displaying your own Nativity Scene you represent Christian Family Values to your friends, family, co-workers and to your neighbors. You send a message about the Christmas Season and what it really means to YOU.
Thank You For Reading,