Archive for July, 2013

Best Nativity Scene Greeting Cards

Every year as Christmas nears people around the world send greeting cards to friends and loved ones.  As the culture becomes more and more secularized its is becoming somewhat difficult to find quality greeting cards featuring the reason for the season, Jesus Christ.  So we thought we’d remove some of the searching for you and […]

Christmas Wonderland – Frankenmuth Michigan

If you like Christmas and you are ever in the state of Michigan you need to take a trip to Frankenmuth, MI and visit Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.  Bronner’s has over 500 styles of Nativity scenes available from over 59 nations.  They have one of the largest collections of Fontanini figurines available in 5, 7.5, & […]

Fontanini Company & Fontanini Nativity Sets

The Fontanini Company has been in business for well over one hundred years. This family based business was first established in 1908 by Emanuele Fontanini. He lived in an Italian village within Tuscanny, Italy known as Bagni di Lucca. Italian culture is closely linked to the Christian holidays and Christmas is highly regarded by many […]

The Nativity And The Santon Tradition In Provence, France

Anyone who has visited Provence in southeast France in December and January cannot have failed to notice the wonderful nativity scenes on display throughout the region and the incredible variety of the detailed, hand painted figures. The tradition of santon making (santon means little saint) began in 1789 when the churches were closed after the […]

10 Famous Nativity Scene Paintings

Artwork has found for its medium an interesting concept: the Nativity Scene. A Nativity Scene, which is basically a picture of Christ being born of humble beginnings, has been made now for literally centuries from Italian, Dutch, Spanish, and German artists. These artists have all added their own contributions to this wonderful story of the […]

Three Kings, Three Gifts: Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh

Most people in this culture are familiar with the story of the Nativity Scene; the Virgin Mary and her husband Joseph were staying in a manger when the Baby Jesus was born. Three Kings followed the bright star of Bethlehem all the way to the manger to find the new baby, and worship him and […]