A Mexican Nativity
While visiting Cozumel, Mexico I saw some lovely Christmas decorations
If you notice the streetlight, you will see behind it a large decoration designed to be lit at night with stars and such in red and green neon. These were placed all down the street but we didn't stay after dark so we didn't see them lit up. I bet they were beautiful.
Then, when I turned this corner to the left ...
I spotted this beautiful, nearly life size, nativity!
I asked the people, guarding the nativity where is the baby Jesus? They explained that it is Jesus is on the left, as a grown man and Mary is on the right. Did I notice the halos? A very unusual nativity.
To the right of the crib were the rest of the figures and a large Christmas tree.
Joseph is in the background and two more kings and a donkey kneeling in front is all cast in the same as the Jesus and Mary figures. Flat, wooden replicas of lambs and shepherds and a donkey are added.
The special star against the night sky was beautiful.
Surprisingly, in this city I did not see another nativity on display.
One store did have a table of them. Each one very unique and artsy. Oh the regret of not snapping a photo.
These are mine at home:
This Italian set was a gift from my husband many years ago. It was "lost" for so many years and only found when we moved. It was in a small box in the far corner of our attic.
This set was a gift
from my sister, Patty, years ago.
It means so much to me since she painted them.
A thrifted nativity that I liked
Simple, yet says it all.