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If you're a Christian, then you know that the nativity scene holds a special significance, particularly during the holiday season. After all, in the Christian tradition, Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, and putting a nativity set in your home can act as a reminder for what the holiday season is all about. And in addition to serving as a beautiful piece of Christmas decor, nativity sets are a great way to teach little ones the story of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus in a way that they can understand — and hopefully, won’t be able to break.
Your nativity scene doesn't have to be limited to a tiny set of figurines that you display in your window, either. There are plenty of larger scenes that can serve as outdoor lawn decorations, or ones that use unique materials like banana fibers, glass, metal or olive wood. At the end of the day, there's no wrong way to depict the nativity scene over the holidays, and there are tons of gorgeous (and affordable) ways to do so. Whether you're looking for a decorative piece that's traditional or modern, these uniquely beautiful nativity sets will make sure you always remember the reason for the season.
Corinne Sullivan is an Editor at Cosmopolitan, where she covers a variety of beats, including lifestyle, entertainment, relationships, shopping, and more. She can tell you everything you need to know about the love lives of A-listers, the coziest bedsheets, and the sex toys actually worth your $$$. She is also the author of the 2018 novel Indecent. Follow her on Instagram for cute pics of her pup and bébé.
As the Associate Digital Editor for Woman’s Day, Kristen covers almost everything under the lifestyle umbrella, including holidays, food, and home. In her kitchen, you’ll probably find absurd amounts of rice, Twizzlers and oat milk. She also has over 50 playlists on Spotify, including a specific one for Drake’s best hits (read: all of them).
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