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Christmas Creche

The images in this gallery show my annual Christmas creche using the Fontanini Nativity figures and accessories made by Roman, Inc. of Italy. All photos were taken with an Olympus C4040 Zoom digital camera.

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Front view of the scene, Christmas Season 2002.
Front view of the scene, Christmas Season 2002.
Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus
Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus
The Magi, sheep, and shepherds
The Magi, sheep, and shepherds
The Magi
The Magi
Kids singing behind the manger
Kids singing behind the manger
A shepherd kneels behind the manger
A shepherd kneels behind the manger
Some farm animals
Some farm animals
St. Franics of Assisi, who created the first creche in 13th century Italy
St. Franics of Assisi, who created the first creche in 13th century Italy
The Bethlehem Star
The Bethlehem Star
Standing Angel (added 2001; Christmas gift from a special friend) with one of the cats.
Standing Angel (added 2001; Christmas gift from a special friend) with one of the cats.
The Gloria Angel
The Gloria Angel
Crossing a bridge to the stable (olive tree and bridge added this year)
Crossing a bridge to the stable (olive tree and bridge added this year)
A mom brings her kids to the see the baby Jesus.
A mom brings her kids to the see the baby Jesus.
The Drummer Boy
The Drummer Boy
The Magis' camel (added in '01) and one of the sheep warm themselves by the fireplace
The Magis' camel (added in '01) and one of the sheep warm themselves by the fireplace
Close-up of the fireplace
Close-up of the fireplace
A shepherd (added this year) looks up at the angels.
A shepherd (added this year) looks up at the angels.
One of the shepherds (added in '01) plays his flute for the family and their guests
One of the shepherds (added in '01) plays his flute for the family and their guests
Shepherd Girl
Shepherd Girl
Girl with geese
Girl with geese
Doves in the Palm Trees (doves added this year; a gift from one of my sisters)
Doves in the Palm Trees (doves added this year; a gift from one of my sisters)
A dog (added in '01) visits the scene
A dog (added in '01) visits the scene
A Christmas Sailboat and Tree (actually, not part of the creche but new this year)
A Christmas Sailboat and Tree (actually, not part of the creche but new this year)