Thursday, December 24, 2009

Nativities by Nichelle #2

Here's another nativity my daughter made for me one year. I love this one. I am amazed she could take something as simple as a rock from the yard and turn it into something so special for me. I have nativities by Jim Shore, Fontanini, Jeff Fleming, and others. However, my favorites are the ones with the most meaning to me, like this one Nichelle painted on a rock. It gives a whole new meaning to the Charlie Brown expression, "I got a rock."

The word nativity means birth, especially the place, conditions, or circumstances of being born. St. Francis of Assisi is believed to be the first person to set up a nativity scene. Well, besides the first one, of course. There had been paintings and drawings, but it was in 1223 when St. Francis set up a nativity using people and live animals in Greccio, near Assisi.

Anyway, whether you celebrate Christmas in a religious way, or not at all, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and rest of the year.


  1. Wow,she did a very nice job. I think I would display that all year round!


  2. She did a great job...I can see why this would be a favorite...Merry Christmas! Hugs...

  3. Nice. I did not know that about St. Francis, one of my favorite saints. Another reason to love him!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours Rena.

  4. Nichelle is so creative and talented. I'm so glad she's home. Merry Christmas, Rena!

  5. Nichelle is SO talented Rena! Just lovely.

  6. Rock? I can't believe this beauty from rock! How if she find a mountain????? Wawwww... wonderfulll... I so amazed! Nice job!