Here you'll learn how I create nativity scene
figures using river rocks and stones as well as other facts about nativity sets.
How "He is my Rock" Nativity Sets Are
First, I search for suitable rocks
that are proportionate to each other and stand upright. Then, as each color of acrylic paint is added, the rock begins to
develop a personality and eventually becomes the Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus nativity scene figures. Robe,
skin, and hair color vary to give each nativity set a unique, one-of-a-kind look. One to two coats of sealant
is applied to protect the colors and extend the life of the painted rock nativity
See how unique nativity
sets hand painted on rocks are made.
Nativity Scene Facts
A nativity scene or crèche (also known as a manger scene, or crib) is
a depiction of the birth of Jesus as described in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. While the term "nativity scene"
typically includes two dimensional depictions in film, painting, printmaking, and other media, in the history of
art and culture, as well as in popular use, the term refers to static, three dimensional, artistic, commercial or
folk art dioramas, or pantomimes called "living nativity scenes" in which real humans and animals participate.
Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother Mary, and Joseph. Other characters from
the nativity story such as shepherds, the Magi, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn (or cave)
intended to accommodate farm animals. A donkey and an ox are typically depicted in the scene, as well as camels
belonging to the Magi.
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The Unique History of Home Nativity Sets
The first nativity scene was believed to
have been created by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1223. It was a pantomime, using live actors, and its purpose was to
inspire worship in Christ. Soon after, many communities had staged their own pantomimes, and this later evolved to
become nativity sets, composed of static models that use materials such as wax or ivory, dressed in rich clothes,
and often set against beautiful landscapes.
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Nativity Sets Teach the True Christmas
traditional way to honor the origins of Christmas is the display of the Nativity scene. A standard Nativity set
includes the Holy Family with the infant Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Other nativity pieces such as shepherds, the Magi,
angels and animals are also commonly included in Nativity sets. The Nativity scene, also called a Nativity creche,
dates back to the time of St. Francis of Assisi.
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Setting up Nativity and Manger
Sets is the most cherished moments of Christmas. In fact there are many ways to set up a Nativity scene. Different
parts of the world have their own ways of putting up the Nativity Scene. The choice is completely ours and we tend
to follow our traditions. The only significant difference between a Nativity and a Manger Set is the inclusion of
the stable - Manger. A Nativity Set may or may not have the stable, but a Manger always have the stable as part of
the set. Adding the stable brings in much more relevance and depth to the Nativity Scenes.
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Nativity Figurines - Heralds
of Peace Throughout the Earth
We may not even be
consciously aware of them, The Nativity Figurines, sets that are part of nearly all Christmas decorations. Outdoors in particular, our attention
may be fixed on the lights or the Santas or the animal
figures. Indoors there is the tree and the presents
and the food or other festivities. Yet the nativities are there and we are almost subliminally reminded of what they mean to us-the reason for all the rest. The
Event. The Babe is there, sleeping blissfully as the
mother, in robe and hood, watches over Him. The
father, too, bearded and sandal-clad. Perhaps the shepherds who came next to the scene, and the three wise men with the camels that brought them from
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How to Arrange a Nativity Scene
video illustrates how to arrange your nativity scene figures. (Please allow a few seconds for the video to