Over the years, I’ve collected nativity sets from around the world. Now that we are in a new house with more space, I actually have room to display the collection. Since I haven’t gotten the sets out in years, I sadly have forgotten where a number came from. I’m hoping that my mom and mother-in-law are going to remember more than I do.
I shared one picture on our facebook page yesterday, but then I decided to share all of them here instead.
(Ruthie helped with the photography. I have one more nativity set still at a relative’s house, but I hope to get it up in the next few days. It’s the Willow Tree Nativity Set, and my most “normal” one.)
One of my aunts served at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya for many years. Three of my nativity sets come from there.
This one is probably my favorite. We think it is made out of banana leaves.
Also from Kenya is this one. It is made from some type of husk.
The third one from Kenya always makes my family laugh. They are just very funny faces.
Another aunt lived in Haiti for many years. This one with a coconut hut (and machete) is probably my second favorite.
We also have purchased a number of nativity sets from Ten Thousand Villages over the years.
I think these are both from Israel:
This one is from Vietnam
with some cute wise men.
We also have a nativity set from Peru.
Here is one that I don’t remember it’s location (or where we got it – I don’t think it was from Ten Thousand Villages based on the newspaper wrapping I had.)
Last (but certainly not least) is a nativity set my mom made when I was a child. Considering that my family had a huge house fire when I was a teen, this is one of my only possessions from when I was young. We have it set up on the floor for any children to play with.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my collection. We definitely had fun setting them all up!
Do you have any international nativity sets? If so, what countries do you have?