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Grace your mantel with the Holy Family in refined, reverent style!

Featuring a standing Joseph, a kneeling Mary and baby Jesus in a crib of straw, this nativity is anything but novel. The craftsmen at Waterford present a timeless and sophisticated way to showcase a traditional holiday scene with the glint and glimmer of stunning crystal so each figurine shines bright like the Star of Bethlehem. Make this set the shining star of your holiday decor!

Figurine Details

  • Material: Crystal
  • Dimensions:
  • Baby Jesus: 2-1/4”L x 1-1/2”W x 1”H
  • Mary: 2-1/4”L x 1-1/2”W x 4-1/2”H
  • Joseph: 1-3/4”W x 6-1/4”H
  • Care: Wipe clean with a soft cloth
  • Country of Origin: Slovenia

The History of the Nativity Scene

The first nativity display is credited to St. Francis of Assisi in 1223 based on his biography, "The Life of St. Francis of Assisi" by St. Bonaventure, written decades after St. Francis' death. Whether it was true or not, the nativity scene's popularity took off. Over the next few centuries, nativity scenes spread throughout Europe. Later scenes began to incorporate dioramas and a larger cast of figures, including animals, shepherds and the three wise men.