About 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem, Mary gave birth to the Christ child. She wrapped the newborn in a white cloth and lay him to sleep in a manger filled with hay. A bright star appeared in the sky, leading shepherds and magi to the place where he lay. They bestowed gifts upon Jesus and worshipped him. A Savior had been born.
If you’re a Christian, you know this blessed story holds a special significance, particularly during the holiday season. The Nativity scene, in all its beautiful glory, has become a hallmark of holiday celebrations. It reminds many of the importance of the very first Christmas – a story filled with radiant inspiration, hope and the promise of God’s love fulfilled.
Displaying a Nativity set in one’s home can serve as the perfect reminder of what the holiday season is all about. In addition to serving as a gorgeous piece of Christmas decor, Nativity sets can be a wonderful way to teach little ones the story of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. And it’s certainly a joyful experience adding each individual piece of the Nativity to form the complete story, something family and friends can admire all season long.
At the end of the day, the perfect Nativity can be different for everyone depending on personal taste. The Gift Advisors at The Bradford Exchange have hand-picked some of our favorite Nativity collections both traditional and modern. Best of all, they are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas if ordered by 12/21/22. Please enjoy our picks for the Top 7 Nativity Sets to Display This Christmas:
The True Meaning of Christmas Tabletop Centerpiece
Celebrate the reason for the season with the help of everyone’s favorite jolly gift-giver, Santa Claus! This narrative centerpiece lets you hear the Christmas Story in a classic recording from the beloved Painter of Light™, Thomas Kinkade. It beautifully depicts the Nativity story and the arrival of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, along with a stunning recreation of Thomas Kinkade’s famed “Victorian Christmas II” hanging above a fireplace behind Santa and illuminating for an artistic finishing touch.
Thomas Kinkade Nativity Tree: Glory to The Newborn King Tree
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a tree! And this one is truly unique in that it brings the Nativity story to life with more than 40 sculpted characters, including the Holy Family, heavenly angels, shepherds and more, all inspired by the art of Thomas Kinkade. A feast for the eyes, this masterpiece Nativity tree also plays the melody of “Silent Night” and the crèche and crystal-clear star topper illuminate at the touch of a button.
Thomas Kinkade Lights of the Season Candle Set
Ever imagine the first Nativity depicted in the form of flameless candles? These flickering wonders not only contribute to a warm inviting atmosphere with their built-in illumination, but they also intricately depict handcrafted and hand-painted Nativity scenes within the miniature glitter globes. A gentle shake sends a flurry of glitter floating inside the globes at the base, making this a truly memorable holiday treasure!
The Jeweled Nativity Figurine Set
The story of the very First Christmas shines like never before in this beautiful holiday set. Each of the Peter Carl Fabergé-inspired Nativity figurines sparkles with multitudes of hand-set genuine crystals and gold- and silver-tone accents. The classic jewel-tone colors are created using specially formulated, hand-applied glazes to capture the luster of fine porcelain.
Precious Moments® Heavenly Blessings Figurine
Precious Moments® fans are sure to adore this blessed figurine depicting the Holy Family sheltered within the wings of angels. It is exquisitely handcrafted and meticulously hand-painted in the soft, memorable hues that make Precious Moments figurines so unique, giving your keepsake a fine porcelain look. What a lovely way to fill your home with the endless joys of Christmas!
Silent Night Nativity Set
The timeless beauty of traditional Polish stoneware inspires this first-ever set. Graced with the lavish peacock feather-inspired patterns and vibrant colors that make Polish stoneware pottery so highly valued, this heirloom-quality set of Nativity figurines comes together to create a unique celebration of faith. The set includes Mary and Baby Jesus, Joseph and the Three Kings, each individually handcrafted and hand-painted by highly skilled artisans.
Thomas Kinkade O Little Town Of Bethlehem Nativity Sculpture
An exquisite showcase of light and storytelling, this Nativity sculpture is inspired by an original Thomas Kinkade painting. The story of Christ’s birth and the journey of the Three Kings comes to life with 14 figures and 9 buildings that are faithful to the architectural style of Bethlehem from over 2,000 years ago. The Creche and buildings all warmly illuminate from within, and you can also hear a classic recording of Thomas Kinkade narrating the Nativity story.
We hope you feel particularly blessed to have found our list of favorite Nativity sets. Did you see one you can imagine displaying in your home this holiday season? We also trust today’s post has added a bit of heavenly inspiration to your holiday décor inspiration.Top 7 Nativity Sets to Display This Christmas by The Bradford Exchange