Let me share with you a Nativity set that my middle daughter Hilary designed and made last year. While it's not finished, it brought me to tears because she draws things from scratch! She has two little boys and they helped her glue some of the pieces together. I think it would be a fabulous pattern set. She is a designer by trade (graphic design from Carnegie Mellon). But you have to have it INSIDE to get this sort of stuff to come out, right?
|Here are all the parts (yes, there are 3 sets for maybe future gifts)|
- Sheep in the field
- Shepherds to take care of the sheep
- Wise men (who actually came about 2 years later)
- Presents (gold, myrrh, and frankincense)
- THE star
- Manger (cow trough)
- Baby Jesus
Here are some up close. Yes, you can see the glue!
|Gifts, mangers, 3 Baby Jesus?! and 3 Marys|
|Yes, there were a host of angels singing in the heavens|
And here's how they all line up on the big night.
|Nativity Scene in felt|