The word nativity comes from the Latin word nativus which means "arisen by birth". Nativities are art, models, carving or even live demonstrations depicting the night of Jesus' birth. Nativity Sets feature the infant Jesus in a manger with Mary and Joseph. Other characters from the nativity story such as shepherds and sheep, a donkey and ox, the angels and sometimes the three wise men also appear in many Nativity Sets.
The very first nativity scene was created in 1223 by Saint Francis of Assisi, in an effort to promote the true meaning of Christmas and worship of Jesus Christ. His idea caught on, and soon a new Christmas tradition was born. Saint Francis was inspired by a trip to the Holy Land where he had been shown Jesus' traditional birthplace.
Many tourists visit the Holy Land to see Christs' birthplace and don't miss the opportunity to buy a Nativity Set from the holy land, often made from Olive Wood crafted in Bethlehem. Unfortunately, not all of us can visit the Holy Land but now you can buy your very own high quality Nativity Set straight from the holy land from the comfort of your own home and at a very valuable price.
Shopping Jerusalem is glad to present a wide range of nativity sets fit for every budget and taste. Buy a complete nativity set or create a custom set with the manger and figurines of your choice. We also offer a variety of nativity accessories including animals and palm trees.
Our nativity sets also make a wonderful gift idea, sure to be cherished for many years. Consider buying a nativity set for children to help acquaint them with the miracle of Jesus' birth or surprise a newlywed couple with a meaningful nativity set. Nativity scenes have become a fixture of the Christmas season though our beautiful Nativity sets are sure to find a special place in your home to be displayed throughout the whole year.
Make sure to check out our beautiful collection of Nativity Sets and other Christian Home Décor to add a spiritual touch to your home!