Portraying a nativity scene is a beautiful way to celebrate your Christmas in a traditional manner. The scene will represent the story of Christ’s birth. This is meant to remind people of the origins of the religion and all the virtues of the religion. Christmas is an occasion to meet and have fun with the family and the friends, but it is also a time to look back to our heritage and tradition and remembering all that the tradition stands for. A nativity scene can be as large and small as you want it to be. Many people adorn tables and corners of a room with Christmas nativity decorations, while others will prefer to put up a large outdoor nativity set.
Nativity set will portray the moment of the birth of Jesus. As such, a set will have a burn or a cave with a crib in which baby Jesus will be placed. Smaller sets will only contain the characters of Mother Mary, Joseph, Jesus and a few animals. However, you can also create larger sets with a host of other characters. For example, you can add the characters of Magi, and angels to the set. A nativity set can also be decorated in many different ways. If you are using plastic figurines, you can light the figurines from inside.
One can also use clay figurines, or glass, or stone figurines, according to one’s choice. Many of these figurines can be bought at Christmas decoration stores. You can buy the figurines from there and then decorate the rest of the nativity set according to your preference. You can build the other decorations at home, or you can match the figurines with other decorations that can also be separately bought at the Christmas stores. At the same time, one can also purchase whole nativity sets from these sets, such as the ones at www.stpatricksguild.com/browse.cfm/nativity-sets/2,2480.html.
At recent times, inflatable decorations have become popular for outdoor decorations. Apart from nativity scene, you can also adorn your lawn with other Christmas decorations and themes, such as the figures of Santa Claus and the reindeers, and others. The advantage with inflatable figures is their ease of use. One can simply use an electric pump to inflate the decorations and the whole set can be prepared in no time. There is also no risk of children getting injured when playing around the decorations. Moreover, once the celebrations are over, you can deflate the figures and store them easily for future use.
The history of using a nativity scene during Christmas celebration goes back a long time. It was first used in the 13th century by St. Francis of Assisi. The tradition has been developed in different ways from that time and the modern day nativity portrayal is a continuation of that tradition. One can also use large pictures depicting the nativity scene and use it as part of his Christmas decorations. These pictures can be put up on some part of the garden area or on the outer wall of the house.