The joy of the Nativity -- Part 8

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[December 05, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

Nativity sets do not have to cost a lot of money to have great value. For many of the folks at St. John United Church of Christ, the Nativity sets they placed on display earlier this month are items they cherish because they have a special meaning in their own family.

For example, many of the notes accompanying the sets talked about the set belonging to a parent or other relative and how it has now been passed on to the current owner. 

Pictures by Nila Smith

"This Nativity scene is the one that my siblings and I grew up with as children" -- Kathy Hardy

"Nativity scene purchased from S & S Kresge many years ago when I was a child." -- Karen Birnbaum


"This Nativity set I inherited from my great-aunt Nellie. ...

... It is made of brass." -- Kathy Hardy

Plastic canvas set owned by Sandy Wilmert and made by her mother, Louise Baumhardt

Owned by Marty Ahrends, set from Mexico and formerly in the collection of Marty Hargett.


"This belonged to my grandma Bidner. I used to take it apart and put it together when I was little. Somehow it survived!" -- Verdeen Ingram

"Orry Ingram's Nativity set when he was little and might break stuff." -- Verdeen Ingram


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