Holy Family Accented with Gold Leaf from the Bethlehem Collection
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This beautiful Holy Family set one piece is finished in soft pastel colors accented with gold leaf.
Shipped in a gift box, batteries not included.
Christian nativity scenes, also called a crib or creche depict Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, a Mule and on Ox to accompany them. The scene sometimes includes the Magi ( or Three Wise Men), Shepherds, Angels and the Star of Bethlehem.
The tradition of nativity making dates back to St. Francis of Assisi and his invention of three dimensional nativity scenes. It is said that in mid December 1223, he prepared a straw filled manger completed with the Holy Family and Animals.
St. Francis of Assisi celebrated Christmas Eve Mass in the presence of the Nativity scene. After many claims of miraculous healings followed this depiction of the birth of Jesus, the Christmas nativity scene story spread.
From then on the tradition of the nativity scene continuous.