Author Archives: Outdoor Nativity Store

  • What is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?

    For many Americans, the Labor Day holiday marks the last hurrah of summer before we get into our fall routines of school and work. As we make our plans to get the most out of the three-day weekend, we may not stop to think about what the holiday really means. The first Monday of each

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  • Flagpole with American flag in front of church

    Oh, Say Can You See: The story of our national anthem

    Its familiar opening chords bring us to our feet at the start of sporting events throughout the country. During the Olympics, we watch our nation’s top athletes proudly stand on podiums as it is being played in crowded arenas. We’ve heard its notoriously difficult notes sung – sometimes successfully and sometimes not – by celebrities,

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  • National Christmas Center in Pennsylvania displays historical nativity sets year around

    Where to See Nativity Sets Year-Around in America

    It is easy to get into the Christmas spirit in December when carols are playing everywhere you go, and the stores are filled with holiday displays. But what if you want to keep the feeling of Christmas all year long? You’re in luck. There are some museums, churches and retailers in America that offer nativity

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  • Best Creche Exhibitions to Visit This Christmas

    We all often hear the question, “What is the true meaning of Christmas?” One of the simplest and best ways to contemplate the holiday is by viewing a creche display. It is difficult not to be moved by the humble and yet extraordinary circumstances of the night Jesus was born. Artists have represented the Holy

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  • Outdoor Nativity Store Sheep Get ‘Flocked’

    Can you imagine looking out your window first thing in the morning to find that your front yard was covered with more than 30 sheep? That’s the surprise that greeted many congregation members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Evans City, Pennsylvania last spring and summer.  The sheep, which were from the Outdoor Nativity Store

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  • Idaho nativity set collector Richard Nourse

    1,800 and counting: Meet the Idaho Man Who Fills His Home with Nativity Sets All Year Long

    Richard Nourse admits he has always enjoyed collecting things, but over the past six years, he has gotten serious about the hobby. He estimates he has about 1,800 nativity sets – a unique and personal collection comprised mostly of thrift store finds. Nourse, who celebrates his 90th birthday in October, says he got interested in nativity

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