A beautiful Nativity Set

We are not a Christian family. The story about the birth of Jesus is however part of Christmas for our family. At my son’s Waldorf school they are hearing the story and learning songs that celebrate this aspect of Christmas. We have a number of books about the story and we read them.

And now we have the most amazingly beautiful nativity set. Beautifully handcrafted by my close friend Andj. Needle felted with warmly vibrant wool roving. I don’t quite know how to express how grateful I am to receive this beautiful gift. It gives me great joy.

The children are tempted to play, and I have said they can tell the story using the set soon. But I want them to understand the beauty of the nativity and to hold it in reverence.

I am thankful for the tradition of storytelling in Waldorf schools, where children experience a story through the warmth of the words of the story teller and the use of magical props to capture their imagination with beauty. I am grateful that this leads to the children following in this story telling tradition themselves. So I will await their call that the story will soon be told.


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  • Reply Waldorf (inspired) Moms December 15, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    So beautiful…Yes, what a special gift! Happy Holidays! Lori

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts January 16, 2015 at 12:15 am

      You too Lori 🙂

  • Reply Janet Maddox December 15, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    The nativity set is so attractive with it’s color and the size of the figures. Have a great Christmas.

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts January 16, 2015 at 12:16 am

      Thank you Janet, we feel very lucky – happy 2015 to you!

  • Reply Zena December 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Your friend is so talented. We are not religious either in fact my husband is Atheist however I grew up in a Catholic School but we still have a beautiful children’s bible for our children. The birth of Christ is an important story and especially at Christmas when some children are led to believe it’s all about just getting presents.

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts January 16, 2015 at 12:16 am

      Yes, I like to shift the focus in our home from just receiving gifts too.

  • Reply Carrie December 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Such a beautiful set!! I love it!!

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts January 16, 2015 at 12:17 am

      Thanks Carrie – we are super lucky aren’t we 🙂

  • Reply Jayne Marti December 30, 2014 at 3:26 am

    That is a beautiful Nativity. So lovely for you to receive such a heartfelt gift.

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts January 16, 2015 at 12:17 am

      We do feel blessed, have a wonderful 2015 Jayne 🙂

  • Reply Bek @ just for daisy December 9, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Your nativity is absolutely beautiful! 🙂 I’m so pleased to see that you (and others who’ve commented) are still bringing this amazing event in history to your celebrations… the greatest gift of all is the perfect inspiration for a Christmas season of giving, family, love and amazing memories! 🙂 Your Christmas traditions are beautiful!

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  • Reply Kim Marino September 20, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Can I purchase this for my children?

    • Reply Kelly September 22, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      Hi Kim, a friend made this set for me. It’s lovely isn’t it.

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