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.