Nativity Scenes and Figures from the Manger and their Christmas Tradition
Putting the Nativity Scene up is simply a part of Christmas time for many people! Either there's a little barn with the baby Jesus stood in your own home or the spectacle is a firm tradition particularly at the parents' home and awakes lovely childhood memories. Assembled under the Christmas tree, the individual figures of the nativity scene depict the Advent and the Epiphany in beautiful imagery. In some families, Nativity Scenes are already up as early as the beginning of December, others put them up on Christmas itself. However you celebrate and keep the tradition going one thing is for sure: Nativity scenes are as unique as their owners!
The word manger comes from the Latin stems from the verb 'to chew, eat' normally referring to animals. In modern English its meaning has come to embody the trough, from which farm animals eat. It represents the manger in which the Virgin Mary laid her new-born child after she and Josef were unable to find any room in the inns in Bethlehem, according to the Gospel. The description of Jesus' birthplace being a manger only comes to light in the New Testament.
The putting up of Nativity Scenes has its routes in early Christianity, whereby the baby Jesus was typically shown with the oxen and donkeys. The Virgin Mary was only included in the Nativity Scene in the Middle Ages and Joseph was included even later.
Nativity Scenes from the LOGO Online-Shop
Telling the Christmas story with the aid of the Nativity Scene is particularly great for children and imparts immaterial values of the Christmas festival which in these turbulent times come to light all but too sparsely.
In our range you'll find wooden puzzle games for children which portray the the images of the barn with the baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary, the Three Wise Men and angels. The pieces are crafted in high quality and decorated with small handles so that children from as young as 2 years old can also practice with them in an ideal way. The story of Christmas can be particularly nicely told with these puzzles.
As a gift for children for Christmas, our towels with a Nativity Scene motif are also wonderfully suited. This original gift also doesn't immediately show its true character when it's given but rather must first be laid in warm water before the children can see how it unfolds to reveal the Nativity Scene.